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July 25, 2012 2:19:28 AM

Hi im very new to building PCs so i'm wondering if this build is worth the money and if all the parts are compatible? All of these are on newegg, there is no PC shop where I live besides Staples.
Case- Coolermaster Storm Scout 89.99$
Motherboard- MSI Z77A-G45 LGA 1155 132.99$
CPU- Intel I5 3570k 3.4ghz 234.99$
CPU cooler- Coolermaster Hyper 212 evo 31.49$
RAM- G skills ripjaw X series 8gb 46.49$
GPU- EVGA O2G-P4-2670-KR GTX 670 399.99$
Hard Drive- Seagate Barracuda 1tb 7200rpm 109.99$
Optical drive- LG DVD burner black sata model OEM 18.49$
PSU- Corsair TX650 V2 650W 99.99$
OS- Windows 7 home premium 64bit OEM 109.99$
Keyboard and mouse- Logitech wireless combo MK260 29.99$

All of this costs 1304.39$ I have a 1500 dollar budget, including taxes and shipping it costs 1502.90$. Is it a good build and is there any advice for building this computer and if I should upgrade what should I upgrade?
Thanks for all the advice
-Neo

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July 25, 2012 2:27:45 AM

shipping is around 15 dollars or so with this build. my build performs a bit better and is more upgradable in the future. i highly recommend this site since they pretty much provide the best prices for everything

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cWQD
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July 25, 2012 2:34:41 AM

Hmm I might consider using that,but are my parts compatible?
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July 25, 2012 2:35:57 AM

yes but mine is better
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July 25, 2012 2:52:00 AM

Thanks nafoni, I'm in Canada so the prices might be different
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July 25, 2012 3:05:06 AM

Technically, you should buy a full retail Windows instead of OEM.
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July 25, 2012 3:17:17 AM

Umm if I can I want to stick to amazon and newegg, thanks for the considerate advice though I appreciate it. If I use nafoni's build I might be able to buy a sound card.
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July 25, 2012 7:16:18 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($168.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.49 @ Newegg Canada)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: XFX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($134.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($18.49 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1052.90
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-25 03:15 EDT-0400)

The above is the exact same build as Troll's, but I changed it to be bought from newegg canada.

Note: The only thing that you will have to buy from another website is the GPU GTX 670 DC2T, from Canada Computers.
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July 25, 2012 11:20:47 AM

you will save about 50 dollars if you buy from other stores though
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July 25, 2012 1:37:57 PM

If you want to buy everything from Newegg Canada, this is what I would do:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.49 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($168.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.49 @ Newegg Canada)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($114.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($18.49 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1429.39
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-25 09:38 EDT-0400)

Why it differs from azeem40's list:
CPU cooler: The Hyper 212 EVO is cheaper than the Hyper 212 Plus on Newegg, in addition to being newer and better.
HDD: The Samsung Spinpoint F3 is just as good as the Seagate Barracuda, and costs 20$ less on Newegg.
Video card: The Gigabyte GTX 670 is available on Newegg and won Tom's Hardware's review of all GTX 670 cards. You could also get the Asus non-top GTX 670. Both great cards. Your pick.
PSU: TX750W V2 is cheaper, just not modular. Just hide the cables you won't use in your case. Great PSU for the price.

Feel free to argue :) 
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July 25, 2012 2:21:24 PM

actually, the seagate drive is faster than most other drives on the market since it is the newest and has the higher platter density technology

the gigabyte card won the review since it was cheaper and did about as good as asus. the problem with gigabyte is that RMA service sucks and warranty starts right after manufacturing

to be honest, there are a lot of cables that the tx750w v2 has that you will never use. the case has alot of room but its not nearly enough to hide all of them
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July 25, 2012 5:07:48 PM

Which card should I get the evga one is 20$ cheaper, or should I get the Asus one? Do I really need the extra 100 watts? Should I get the asrock board, or the gigabyte board?
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July 25, 2012 5:53:09 PM

id get a asus card. dude why not shop at ncix?
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July 25, 2012 5:57:05 PM

The ASrock extreme4 is cheaper. Get that.

You will need a 750W PSU if you're thinking about putting a second 670 in that rig. Otherwise, 650W is fine.

Get the ASUS card if you can afford it. If not, the gigabyte one.
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July 25, 2012 6:01:55 PM

The reason BigTroll didn't recommend the ASRock was cuz he read somewhere that it cheaps out on capacitors or something.

BigTroll: NCIX doesn't have as many items you listed for sale. I tried setting to all NCIX and a lot of the items were missing.
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July 25, 2012 6:02:46 PM

in canada, the asrock extreme4 is pretty expensive before rebates or a free gift card. we pay 13% tax and 40 dollars gift card is not good as buying a board that is 150 dollars
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July 25, 2012 6:04:49 PM

azeem40 said:
The reason BigTroll didn't recommend the ASRock was cuz he read somewhere that it cheaps out on capacitors or something.

BigTroll: NCIX doesn't have as many items you listed for sale. I tried setting to all NCIX and a lot of the items were missing.


actually, ncix has about pretty much every item you need for a system. just that most of them are kinda hidden confusing buyers. it doesnt have rosewell and many of the lower end brands.
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July 25, 2012 6:08:14 PM

I know it has a big selection, but your items aren't all listed under NCIX.
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July 25, 2012 7:17:53 PM

yeah, ncix doesnt have ares ram. you can get a product request and they are pretty fast to recieve


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July 25, 2012 8:11:12 PM

On the nvidia website it says the GTx 670 needs 550 watts, and the card itself only uses 170 watts so do I actually need a 750 watt psu
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July 25, 2012 8:14:17 PM

you will need 750w if you plan to do SLI in the future. otherwise a 550w psu is more than enough. you can technically run one 670 off of a 450w psu but you will have to make sure that your components dont draw too much power
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