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July 28, 2012 4:36:26 PM

My first build mainly for gaming does it look good? Anything you guys would change??? And I dont know what case to pick any suggestions would help

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dg2X
a b 4 Gaming
July 28, 2012 4:38:21 PM

Since you grabbed a "K" series CPU I would advise getting a CPU cooler Hyper 212+ or the EVO are great options if you dont plan to OC hardcore. Also do you plan to SLI down the line or not/ If you wish to bump up the PSU if you have some funds still aviliable
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July 28, 2012 4:43:41 PM

Looks great!I would suggest a aftermarket cpu cooler take your pick CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- case how about one of these Case:COOLER MASTER HAF XM RC-922XM-KKN1 Black Mesh, Plastic, Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Case:Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 28, 2012 4:47:41 PM

What if I don't plan on OC my cpu? Would I still need a after market cooler?
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a b 4 Gaming
July 28, 2012 4:52:26 PM

No then your good carry on with your new build :D 
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July 28, 2012 4:59:03 PM

bigcyco1 said:
no but if you don't plan to OC your CPU no point in getting that CPU


What CPU would I get then??? Im going with a i7 so if later on more games use HT I wont need to upgrade
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July 28, 2012 5:09:14 PM

darkcam17 said:
Meh its only 20 dollars I would rather stay with mine just to let it like last longer cause I don't plan on buying another one soon
then your good to go nice build btw ;)  here some other case recommendations full towers or did you want mid tower ?

Case:Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, come with Four Fans - 1 x Front Red LED 230mm Fan, 1 x Top 230mm Fan, 1 x Side 230mm Fan, 1 x Rear 140mm Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Unbeatable Gaming Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:Thermaltake Chaser MK-I (VN300M1W2N) Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED fan, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 230mm top fan, and 1x 230mm side fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper (SGC-5000-KKN1) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:NZXT SWITCH 810 Matte Black CA-SW810-M1 Steel / Plastic ATX HYBIRD Full Tower Gaming Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Black Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:Antec DF-85 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 28, 2012 5:13:08 PM

bigcyco1 said:
then your good to go nice build btw ;)  here some other case recommendations full towers or did you want mid tower ?

Case:Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, come with Four Fans - 1 x Front Red LED 230mm Fan, 1 x Top 230mm Fan, 1 x Side 230mm Fan, 1 x Rear 140mm Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Unbeatable Gaming Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:Thermaltake Chaser MK-I (VN300M1W2N) Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED fan, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 230mm top fan, and 1x 230mm side fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper (SGC-5000-KKN1) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:NZXT SWITCH 810 Matte Black CA-SW810-M1 Steel / Plastic ATX HYBIRD Full Tower Gaming Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Black Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:Antec DF-85 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




This is going to sound dumb but whats the difference with the mid tower and the full tower cases?

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a b 4 Gaming
July 28, 2012 5:16:04 PM

darkcam17 said:
This is going to sound dumb but whats the difference with the mid tower and the full tower cases?
Doesn't sound dumb and it's a pretty simple answer Full tower are bigger. A full tower case is the largest and is able to hold the greatest number of components, but has the largest footprint. Full sized cases are designed for gamers/enthusiasts or other high-end computer professionals who want peak performance and cooling from their machines. Most users, including some gamers, will not need the extra space this class of case provides.The mid tower case's qualities are a compromise between the extremes, and it delivers adequate housing capacity for most computer systems. This median size is the standard because it provides decent expandability without the goliath footprint of full-sized PC cases. Users desiring a computer with room for expansion in the future, but currently do not need the cutting edge performance are well-served by mid-sized cases.

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a b 4 Gaming
July 28, 2012 5:18:40 PM

I am a fan of Corsair cases check them out, im looking to get the 400R for my next build
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July 28, 2012 5:30:32 PM

Case:Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Case:Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Case:Corsair Graphite Series 600T CC600TM Mid-Tower Gaming Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1 Black SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional ) Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper SGC-6000-KXN1-GP Black Steel, ABS Plastic, Mesh bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b 4 Gaming
July 28, 2012 7:25:29 PM

The 3570k is not going to last any longer than the 3450 if you're not OCing it.
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a c 205 4 Gaming
July 28, 2012 7:38:07 PM

3770k isn't going to get you anything over the 3570k in gaming (saves $110) plus there's a additional $15 off w/ promo code BTS504, ends 8/2 .... saves another $35

CPU Cooler - I'd use a $50 cooler with your budget

CM Hyper 612 PWM or Scythe Mugen 3 will give ya 5-7C over the hyper 212.

I'd use 2 x 8GB if ya need 16GB....I don't think ya do

I use lotta these for 2 x 4GB .... like the low 1.35 voltage

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For 16 GB, Im using these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You spent all that money on an SLI MoBo and then ya got a PSU that can only handle one GFX Card

Get a 750 (for moderate OC's) or 850 watter (for high CPU and GPU OC's).... you 650 watt choice is $90

Corsair TX750 $73.50 after 15% off promo and $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair TX850 $94.75 after 15% off promo and $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair HX850 $103.25 after 15% off promo and $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair HX850 $138.75 after 15% off promo and $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd move up to tier 1 (yours is in Tier 3) and the 240 GB Chronos Deluxe for the ridiculously low price of $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-benchmark-revie...

Consider a BR reader $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Very hard to grab, (try midnite) but on the GFX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-geforce-gtx-670-dire...

And Id also recommend the Corsair 500R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 28, 2012 10:17:00 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
3770k isn't going to get you anything over the 3570k in gaming (saves $110) plus there's a additional $15 off w/ promo code BTS504, ends 8/2 .... saves another $35

CPU Cooler - I'd use a $50 cooler with your budget

CM Hyper 612 PWM or Scythe Mugen 3 will give ya 5-7C over the hyper 212.

I'd use 2 x 8GB if ya need 16GB....I don't think ya do

I use lotta these for 2 x 4GB .... like the low 1.35 voltage

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For 16 GB, Im using these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You spent all that money on an SLI MoBo and then ya got a PSU that can only handle one GFX Card

Get a 750 (for moderate OC's) or 850 watter (for high CPU and GPU OC's).... you 650 watt choice is $90

Corsair TX750 $73.50 after 15% off promo and $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair TX850 $94.75 after 15% off promo and $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair HX850 $103.25 after 15% off promo and $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair HX850 $138.75 after 15% off promo and $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd move up to tier 1 (yours is in Tier 3) and the 240 GB Chronos Deluxe for the ridiculously low price of $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-benchmark-revie...

Consider a BR reader $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Very hard to grab, (try midnite) but on the GFX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-geforce-gtx-670-dire...

And Id also recommend the Corsair 500R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




Well I don't want to be overclocking on my fist build anyways so I wont be going for a 800+ w power supply but maybe the 750 w one and three questions
1. What is the difference about the GFX you put in and the one I chose
2. Any advantages with the mushkin 2x8 over the 4x4 corsair vengeance
3. And what are the advantages of the tier 1 SSD you suggested compared to mine
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a b 4 Gaming
July 28, 2012 10:54:21 PM

The DC2T has better cooling.
More slots open for future expansion.
Faster and better bang for buck.
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July 29, 2012 1:06:16 AM

Anyone got answers for the other questions???
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a b 4 Gaming
July 29, 2012 1:37:55 AM

what questions ?If you mean the ones you had for JackNaylorPE azeem40 just answered them plus JackNaylorPE left links for proof about whatever he was recommending first question http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-geforce-gtx-670-dire...
second question well JackNaylorPE would be better fit answering that i don't see any reason to change it other than what azeem40 mentioned More slots open for future expansion.But i don't think you would ever need more than 16gb but i could be wrong but other than that there wouldn't be any benefit changing it that i am aware of third question better bang for buck. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-benchmark-revie...
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July 29, 2012 1:57:09 AM

bigcyco1 said:
what questions ?If you mean the ones you had for JackNaylorPE azeem40 just answered them plus JackNaylorPE left links for proof about whatever he was recommending first question http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-geforce-gtx-670-dire...
second question well JackNaylorPE would be better fit answering that i don't see any reason to change it other than what azeem40 mentioned More slots open for future expansion.But i don't think you would ever need more than 16gb but i could be wrong but other than that there wouldn't be any benefit changing it that i am aware of third question better bang for buck. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-benchmark-revie...


Oh just saw what azeem wrote woops! and yeah so I pretty much got my whole build figured out might make one final post asking about compatibility
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a b 4 Gaming
July 29, 2012 2:27:53 AM

darkcam17 said:
Oh just saw what azeem wrote woops! and yeah so I pretty much got my whole build figured out might make one final post asking about compatibility
Sounds good :) 
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