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July 29, 2012 5:16:05 PM

Any last minute changes I need to make? I don't really want water cooling atm because I've heard of all the problems and it's a little. For cases, I only want Corsair cases and I guess the 600T White is the best I could find... Thanks!


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($83.74 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.68 @ Amazon)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($102.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Hard Drive: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($239.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($22.49 @ Amazon)
Total: $1491.85
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-29 13:15 EDT-0400)
July 29, 2012 5:25:26 PM

Yes, I'm torn between the 600T and the 650d... The 650d is so clean and classy but, the 600T is so sexy! Aha, thanks for your opinion, I'll look into it.
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July 29, 2012 6:29:32 PM

Consider the Phanteks and Silver Arrow Coolers which finish ahead of the Noc..... Phanteks has better thermal performance, better aesthetics and has a 5 versus 1 year warranty.

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/phanteks_ph_tc14pe...

Dump the tall, toothy heat sinks .... only cooling function is "looking cool" and they most likely won't fit under the cooler. These low voltage models will run cooler

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

The Samsung 830 and Mushkin Chronos Deluxe are both Tier 1 SSD's..... the Mushkin however has premium long life toshiba toggle flash and is $60 cheaper.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-benchmark-revie...
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4328/mushkin_chronos_d...
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To sum it all up with a bow on top, [with the chronos deluxe] you get amazing performance, extremely long service life and a hassle free low price point on a drive that literally has very little competition in the marketplace.


$180 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd take the 500R (white) over the 600T ...saves another $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you are going to be overclocking the GFX cards and CPU and looking for the highest OC's possible, I'd want a bit more headroom and voltage stability and therefore get the HX850.

If you are only going to moderately OC, then I'd get the TX750 or XFX Core Edition which is cheaper but gets the same jonnyguru 9.5 performance rating.

GFX card.... only difference is that the latter has specially binned chips

For $10 more .... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
For $20 more .... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670...

http://www.guru3d.com/article/evga-geforce-gtx-670-sc-r...
EVGA SC Boost Clock is 1046 outta the box....stable at 1200 Mhz
EVGA SC gets 3DMark Score of 8691 outta the box and 9443 OC'd
Idle temp is 29C / load temp is 78C
Noise is 37 dBA Idle / 43 dBA under load

http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-geforce-gtx-670-dire...
Asus TOP Boost Clock is 1137 outta the box .... stable at 1280 Mhz
Asus gets 3DMark Score of 9340 outta the box and 9839 OC'd
Idle temp is 30C / load temp is 72C
Noise is 37 dBA Idle / 38 dBA under load

That makes the Asus 7% faster outta the box than the EVGA SC, 6C cooler and almost 1/4 as loud under load (every 3 dBA is a doubling of sound level). The FTW is slightly faster than the SC, leaving the Asus model w/ just a 5% performance advantage
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August 7, 2012 8:05:27 PM

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