1500 Intel build

I have been looking at build a new pc from daily gaming and some personal work uses. I would like to keep it around 1500 but can be pushed to 2000 if need be. Any help would be great.

-Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

-ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157296

-Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

-EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787

-SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147163

-Seagate SV35.5 ST1000VX000 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148912

-CORSAIR HX Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

-CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233147

-Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

-LITE-ON 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA H/H Internal BD Writer with Nero Essential IHBS312-98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106381

-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=N82E16835103099


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  1. - Case - your choice is fine
    - drive - 240/256GB SSD (Samsung 830, Crucial m4, Mushkin Enhanced Chronos deluxe - whoever is cheaper) plus a 500GB Caviar Blue or Green (if you need more storage than the SSD provides)
    - GPU - nVidia 670 GTX
    - PSU - fine
    - ram - 2x4GB (16 is completely unnecessary for your stated purposes)
    - OS - does your personal business require ultimate? if not, Home Premium is the way to go
    - mobo - do you want to SLI/CF? how far are you trying to overclock? Z77 either way
    - CPU - i5-3570K unless you business apps respond well to hyperthreading (if so, i7-3770K
  2. No reason to get a Velociraptor HD or Windows 7 Ultimate. You can drop both of those and save quite a bit of money. I think I would scrap that whole build and go with something like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($188.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHES112-29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1432.39
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-03 13:01 EDT-0400)
  3. I wont have to OC much i was thinking 10%
    I dont have the need for SLI or CF
    As for storage i dont need much storage i dont need much space, Is the SSD faster/better that the VelociRaptor?
  4. LeadGift_97 said:
    I wont have to OC much i was thinking 10%
    I dont have the need for SLI or CF
    As for storage i dont need much storage i dont need much space, Is the SSD faster/better that the VelociRaptor?


    You can OC to 4.0 without changing any settings other than the multiplier. Good idea to go with a z77 board, prefferably Asrock z77 Extreme4.

    SSD is ungodly fast compared to anything but other ssd's. Get a 1TB HDD for storing files, 120GB SSD for installs. both should be cheaper than a velociraptor.
  5. LeadGift_97 said:
    I wont have to OC much i was thinking 10%
    I dont have the need for SLI or CF
    As for storage i dont need much storage i dont need much space, Is the SSD faster/better that the VelociRaptor?


    Yesterday Tom's posted a thorough review of the Velociraptors - they're fast but don't even remotely compare to SSDs: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/velociraptor-1tb-hdd-ssd,3250.html
  6. I'm in the middle of a new build myself and originally planned mechanical HD over SSD, but I don't need much storage space either and SSD seems like the way to go. They seem better in every way besides price/GB.

    -Insanely faster - read reviews describing cold boot to Win 7 64bit in under 20 sec
    -Not Mechanical - less prone to damage/failure and virtually silent
    -Cool - Produce very little heat

    It is without a doubt the better technology, but that comes at a price right now. My reasoning was since I don't need the stroage size, it would be my best option.

    I was wary since it is a relatively recent technology, but if you check reviews and get a popular model you should be fine. The two that were suggested to me were the Crucial M4 and the Samsung 830. I think I'm going with the 128GB 830 for $99 on Newegg, it seems very reliable.

    One additional thing to keep in mind is you may need a 2.5" to 3.5" conversion kit to mount it in your drive bays. The $99 model on newegg is just the drive, the desktop kit I thought was only $20 more yesterday, but now it looks like an additional $40.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147163 Just the drive for $99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147134 Drive and conversion kit for $138
  7. Quote:

    I was wary since it is a relatively recent technology, but if you check reviews and get a popular model you should be fine. The two that were suggested to me were the Crucial M4 and the Samsung 830. I think I'm going with the 128GB 830 for $99 on Newegg, it seems very reliable.


    I just bought one of those drives this week - it is *AMAZING*. I would not hesitate to buy another one.
  8. build has been updated. thinks its good to order? im at about 1500 with current
  9. Still recommend u save the $100 and get the 3570k unless u need hyper threading.
  10. i did change it to the 3570k thx
  11. I have been thinking about water cooling?
    Is it worth water cooling if i do not plan to do a high OC?
    How safe is it?
    If so what are some good water cooling systems?
  12. My personal opinion is no for low to moderate OC. A $35 Hyper212 Evo will get you 4.2-4.4GHz (roughly 25% OC). Most thing's I've read is you need an H100 with push/pull to get much higher.
  13. Ok that sounds good to me... thank you
  14. Hope this will handle the new CS that is coming out
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