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July 23, 2012 4:34:51 AM

I have decided to build a new PC since my old Q6600 gaming build is starting to show its age.I am going to wait for the 660 Ti before I buy a new GPU, so I'll be rocking my 470 for the time being.I just wanted some expert opinions on what I have so far.Any input is appreciated, thanks.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cNw6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cNw6/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cNw6/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.98 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($239.00 @ B&H)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($164.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1041.93
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-23 00:34 EDT-0400)

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July 23, 2012 4:50:14 AM

For gaming, get an i5-3570k. Games don't benefit from hyper-threading.
The HAF X is not needed unless you go for a custom water loop. It's younger brother, the HAF XM is more than enough.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cNFM
July 23, 2012 5:03:59 AM

azeem40 said:
For gaming, get an i5-3570k. Games don't benefit from hyper-threading.
The HAF X is not needed unless you go for a custom water loop. It's younger brother, the HAF XM is more than enough.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cNFM

Really?, so it wouldn't be worth the money at all getting the 3770k?What's the airflow on the XM compared to the X, I have a warm house and I need the best airflow I can get.
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July 23, 2012 5:13:04 AM

It is basically the same. And yes, not worth it at all.
July 23, 2012 5:22:46 AM

Go for i5, Hyper EVO cooler, Extreme4 mobo. Use saved money for a 670, there's no such thing as 670 Ti.
July 23, 2012 5:27:42 AM

He meant the 660ti.
July 23, 2012 6:58:06 AM

FinneousPJ said:
Go for i5, Hyper EVO cooler, Extreme4 mobo. Use saved money for a 670, there's no such thing as 670 Ti.

azeem40 said:
He meant the 660ti.

Yeah, I meant 660 Ti, sorry.Is the Hyper Evo better than the D14?
July 23, 2012 9:29:32 AM

No, but a lot cheaper.
July 23, 2012 5:36:00 PM

Ok, Ill go for the 3570K.I'll still get D14, I need the lowest possible temps outside liquid cooling.Why not the Extreme 6, is the 4 better?
July 23, 2012 5:37:29 PM

4 is better price/performance. All the 6 has is a few more SATA ports.
July 23, 2012 5:49:09 PM

I just looked up the 4 on newegg, why is the 4 measured at 12x8.6 ?Will this be a problem?
July 23, 2012 5:51:59 PM

No.
July 25, 2012 11:56:17 PM

Ok, I updated my build.Is there anything I should change?I want to keep the D14 and the Haf X because of the heat in my house.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/d0O6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/d0O6/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/d0O6/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($247.00 @ B&H)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($164.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHBS112-04 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) ($130.20 @ Amazon)
Total: $1054.14
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-25 19:52 EDT-0400)
July 26, 2012 8:17:11 AM

One thing: Full Towers aren't needed unless you WC.
July 26, 2012 4:30:52 PM

azeem40 said:
One thing: Full Towers aren't needed unless you WC.

I need the better airflow, the XM also doesn't have a side fan.
August 1, 2012 3:47:03 AM

Now I'm in another pickle.I made a mistake and looked at more cases.I am now trying to pick between the Haf X, the Raven RV03 and the Antec Dark Fleet DF-85.Which is the best for airflow, and which has the best features?
August 1, 2012 6:46:51 AM

kokujin said:
I need the better airflow, the XM also doesn't have a side fan.

Misconception. Bigger cases don't provide more airflow. It is the fans that do. Get the 500R then.
August 1, 2012 8:27:56 AM

Yes, but the case has good fans, which is why the airflow is good.
August 1, 2012 9:41:44 AM

Looking at that list again, the DF-85 has some of the lowest temperatures on both CPU and GPU.Are there any strong cons against it?
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