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August 3, 2012 5:16:18 PM

Hello,
So im looking at building a computer on my own, its my first time and i just need some experience users inputs in my components. Please tell me what you think.

CPU- Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 3570K----------- $200

Case- Corsair Graphite Series 600T Mid Tower-- $165**
Black with mesh only side panel--------- $150
Black with solid side panel------------- $145
Prefer with window side panel, but the side
panel with mesh and window cost $30 from corsair.
OR....
NZXT Phantom 410 Gunmetal Steel--------- $100
or Blacksteel with Orange Trim looks nice too

Heatsink- Cooler Master 212 evo--------------- $30
Corsair H100 Liquid Cooling--------- $100

RAM- Corsair Vengence 1600Mhz 8Gb (2x4Gb)----- $50
G.SKILL Ripjaws X 1600Mhz 8Gb (2x4Gb)---- $45
Or 1866Mhz with mobo combo

CDD- Asus, Samsung or Sony 24xDVD-RW---------- $20

Motherboard- ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77-------------- $240**
But i can settle with this but only if its really cheap:
ASUS P8Z77-V Pro---------$200

SSD- Samsung 830 series 128GB----------------- $100**
Curcial M4 128GB------------------------- $110
Can be reserved for future upgrade. =]

HDD- 1TB Western Digital Carviar Black-------- $100

GPU- Intel Nvidia GTX 660 Ti------------------ $300 not out yet
EVGA SuperClocked or ASUS DirectCU II Top

PSU- OCZ ZT Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze--------- $105 Full Mod Free DVD Burner!!
Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold Series 800W $160 Full Mod**
SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W------------------ $160 Full Mod**
Cooler Master Silent Pro M850W Bronze---- $130 Semi Mod
Corsair TX850M 80 Plus Bronze------------ $125 Semi Mod
Anything with 80 plus certified Bronze up, and modular would be nice
I really like SeaSonic X series, and Cooler Master Silence Pro.
Need at minimum output 12v 30 Amp

Monitor- Lots sells out for monitor just some ideas:
ASUS VE248H 24" LED light LCD monitor w/Speakers 2ms--- $180
At minimum 1080p and faster than 5ms respond time.
HP 2311 gt 23" Monitor 3D (Someday Maybe??)------------ $260

Fan- 2-4 120mm silent fans. good airflow, around 20 dbA or less.
Cooler Master, noctua, corsair, cougar what ever is the quitest
and good airflow fans are cheap should be around $10, but hard to
find good ones. Noctua supposed to have the more quiet ones but
they are expensive around $25 per
COOLER MASTER R4 SickleFlow 120mm Case Fan $6-$8

Estimated Total $1470

All Prices Based off of Newegg.com and small few Amazon.com

** = top picks for me.

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August 3, 2012 5:31:52 PM

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Case- Corsair Graphite Series 600T Mid Tower-- $165**
Black with mesh only side panel--------- $150
Black with solid side panel------------- $145
Prefer with window side panel, but the side
panel with mesh and window cost $30 from corsair.
OR....
NZXT Phantom 410 Gunmetal Steel--------- $100
or Blacksteel with Orange Trim looks nice too


The Phantom 410 is a great case for the price, no reason to pay that much money for anything else.

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Fan- 2-4 120mm silent fans. good airflow, around 20 dbA or less.
Cooler Master, noctua, corsair, cougar what ever is the quitest
and good airflow fans are cheap should be around $10, but hard to
find good ones. Noctua supposed to have the more quiet ones but
they are expensive around $25 per
COOLER MASTER R4 SickleFlow 120mm Case Fan $6-$8


These will be useless until you get your build up and running. Read this before you spend tons of money on fans: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cooling-airflow-hea...

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Motherboard- ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77-------------- $240**
But i can settle with this but only if its really cheap:
ASUS P8Z77-V Pro---------$200


No reason to pay over $200 for a motherboard when you can get a $150 one that covers all your needs.

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PSU- OCZ ZT Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze--------- $105 Full Mod Free DVD Burner!!
Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold Series 800W $160 Full Mod**
SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W------------------ $160 Full Mod**
Cooler Master Silent Pro M850W Bronze---- $130 Semi Mod
Corsair TX850M 80 Plus Bronze------------ $125 Semi Mod
Anything with 80 plus certified Bronze up, and modular would be nice
I really like SeaSonic X series, and Cooler Master Silence Pro.
Need at minimum output 12v 30 Amp


Cooler Master is horrendously unreliable when it comes to power supplies. Most OCZ PSUs are hit or miss. The Seasonic X would be the best choice.

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Heatsink- Cooler Master 212 evo--------------- $30
Corsair H100 Liquid Cooling--------- $100


Plastic closed blocks like the H100 are the low end of liquid cooling. They're no better than a strong air fan like the Noctua D14. If you're basing your system off store reviews, that's never a good idea - most of those are completely baseless about 95% of the time.

Try 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 F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($136.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1252.39
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-03 13:31 EDT-0400)
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August 3, 2012 7:10:27 PM

The ZT series of OCZ PSUs are quiet and reliable. For $105 and fully modular, it is worth it.
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August 3, 2012 7:14:31 PM

azeem40 said:
The ZT series of OCZ PSUs are quiet and reliable. For $105 and fully modular, it is worth it.


That's why I said they're hit or miss. OCZ makes some really good ones (like the PC PAC Silencer series) and the ZT series and they make the ModXStream which are not so good. Although you could say that about every PSU manufacturer.

The ZT looks good from this review: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
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August 3, 2012 7:17:15 PM

Instead of the sabertooth go with the Asrock z77 Extreme4 for $100 less. Should see Toms hardware approved by it.

Hands down Hyper 212 Evo, they both do the same thing with the same results. Except when the Evo breaks you wont have your system covered in water.

GSkill is good.

PSU- OCZ ZT Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze looks good. I love my OCZ 600w.

HP monitors are pretty sharp, so are the Dell LED monitors. Best bet here is to go to best buy and look at them to see which one you would like best.
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August 4, 2012 6:35:15 AM

Thanks for helping me out. everything is great, i made some small changes and narrowed the list down a little bit more. but the price didnt really drope all that much i guess, mostly cause i didnt change the mobo. But idk do you think the SABERTOOTH would not be worth is at all, cause i only really picked it cause it looks sweet and there are a bunch of little cool funtions on the board plus 5 years warrenty. but other than that there was no other reasons.
How does this look now??

CPU- Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 3570K----------- $200

Case-NZXT Phantom 410 Gunmetal Steel--------- $100
or Blacksteel with Orange Trim looks nice too

Heatsink- Cooler Master 212 evo--------------- $30

RAM- Corsair Vengence 1600Mhz 8Gb (2x4Gb)----- $50
G.SKILL Ripjaws X 1600Mhz 8Gb (2x4Gb)---- $45
Or 1866Mhz with mobo combo

CDD- Asus, Samsung, Lite On or Sony 24xDVD-RW- $20

Motherboard- ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77-------------- $240**
ASUS P8Z77-V Pro---------$200

SSD- Samsung 830 series 128GB----------------- $100**
Curcial M4 128GB------------------------- $110
Can be reserved for future upgrade. =]

HDD- Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB -------------- $75
1TB Western Digital Carviar Black-------- $100

GPU- Intel Nvidia GTX 660 Ti------------------ $300+ not out yet
EVGA SuperClocked or ASUS DirectCU II Top

PSU- OCZ ZT Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze--------- $105 Full Mod Free DVD Burner!!
SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W------------------ $160 Full Mod**
Corsair TX850M 80 Plus Bronze------------ $125 Semi Mod

Monitor- Lots sells out for monitor just some ideas:
ASUS VE248H 24" LED light LCD monitor w/Speakers 2ms--- $180

Estimated Total $1380
All Prices Based off of Newegg.com and small few Amazon.com

** = top picks for me.
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August 4, 2012 6:37:48 AM

DarkOutlaw said:
Instead of the sabertooth go with the Asrock z77 Extreme4 for $100 less. Should see Toms hardware approved by it.

Hands down Hyper 212 Evo, they both do the same thing with the same results. Except when the Evo breaks you wont have your system covered in water.

GSkill is good.

PSU- OCZ ZT Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze looks good. I love my OCZ 600w.

HP monitors are pretty sharp, so are the Dell LED monitors. Best bet here is to go to best buy and look at them to see which one you would like best.



I only really picked the ASUS monitor cause it was on sale on newegg lol, just there for a refference for about how much some monitors are. i was hoping to find something 50-80 dollars cheaper, if you have any ideas. 20" or bigger would be best. THanks.
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August 8, 2012 4:34:24 PM

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