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Can someone look at my $1500 gaming/htpc and provide feedback

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August 8, 2012 11:28:38 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this month

Budget Range: (e.g.: 1200-1500) After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming, HTPC, surfing web)

Are you buying a monitor: No using HDTV





Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (newegg.com, amazon.com)

Location: Ponchatoula,Louisiana - we need to know where these parts are being assembled and whether there are good store-only deals available

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire:No

Your Monitor Resolution: (1920x1080)

Additional Comments: i would like the pc to be able to max out graphics on most games and stay at 60fps at 1080p, also would like the video card to be able to play bluray 3d and out put HD audio

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Want a new computer for everything
Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts. Please do not post only links.

1 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 ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16811147053
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant $149.99
$119.99

1 Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard
Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16822148844
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
Recover Your Data(expand for options)
-$30.00 Instant $179.99
$149.99

1 EVGA 04G-P4-2673-KR GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit
GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16814130785
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
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-$25.00 Instant $484.99
$459.99

1 Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE
Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16817182133
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$30.00 Instant $119.99
$89.99

1 Logitech K800 Black USB RF Wireless Slim Illuminated Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16823126194
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$10.00 Instant $99.99
$89.99

1 Logitech G700 Black 13 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB RF Wireless Laser Gaming Mouse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16826104377
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$17.00 Instant $99.99
$82.99

1 G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
(PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBSR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16820231534
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$89.99

1 COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact
120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16835103099
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$34.99

1 LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache
SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner,3D Play Back (WH14NS40) - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16827136250
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$10.00 Instant $79.99
$69.99

1 Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive
(SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16820148442
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant $149.99
$119.99

1 Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop
Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Item #: N82E16819116504
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
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ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Item #: N82E16813157296
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$13.00 Combo $339.98
$326.98


Subtotal: $1,634.88

Shipping: $21.27

Grand Total: $1,656.15

Please give as much feedback as possible especially if there is something better for cheaper or the same price as what I have thank you!
August 8, 2012 11:37:19 PM

There's a couple of things I would suggest:

1. The Thor is a *MONSTER* case and you don't need it for a regular ATX system, it's major overkill. You could drop that to a Corsair 500R and save some money there: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you were building your system around a huge motherboard like the EVGA Z77 FTW or the Asus Rampage IV Extreme, then I would say get the Thor, otherwise it's not needed.

2. I am in the minority here, but I personally would never spend $160 on peripherals - that's a huge waste of money to me, you could put that elsewhere.

3. You'll most likely never use the full 3TB capacity of the drive you chose, you could drop that to a 2TB. You can always add more drives as your storage needs increase.

Otherwise pretty much everything else looks good.
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August 8, 2012 11:40:02 PM

g-unit1111 said:
There's a couple of things I would suggest:

1. The Thor is a *MONSTER* case and you don't need it for a regular ATX system, it's major overkill. You could drop that to a Corsair 500R and save some money there: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you were building your system around a huge motherboard like the EVGA Z77 FTW or the Asus Rampage IV Extreme, then I would say get the Thor, otherwise it's not needed.

2. I am in the minority here, but I personally would never spend $160 on peripherals - that's a huge waste of money to me, you could put that elsewhere.

3. You'll most likely never use the full 3TB capacity of the drive you chose, you could drop that to a 2TB. You can always add more drives as your storage needs increase.

Otherwise pretty much everything else looks good.


I do need the 3TB I have already filled up Two 1.5 TB with my movie rips and I have only done half of my collection so I need more room.
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August 8, 2012 11:41:57 PM

johnhowell08 said:
I do need the 3TB I have already filled up Two 1.5 TB with my movie rips and I have only done half of my collection so I need more room.


Well in that case yeah I'd say 3TB is needed. You can always reuse your existing HDs provided they have a SATA interface.
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August 8, 2012 11:42:38 PM

yeah you can reuse your hard drives
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August 8, 2012 11:43:34 PM

very high end rig but i stuffed it down to a matx size case. just be careful with the fan clips that the cooler has since it might touch the back of the video card which you dont want to do. you can the clips in electric tape if you find out that it touches the back of the video card

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eaiY.

the rig is also very quiet
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August 8, 2012 11:49:25 PM

TheBigTroll said:
yeah you can reuse your hard drives


My harddrives that I have right now are external. Also why a matx case when my board i Have listed is an atx
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August 9, 2012 2:11:57 AM

you said you dont need SLI in the future and that you are doing so HTPC so why not make it matx and a quiet rig
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August 9, 2012 3:00:21 AM

TheBigTroll said:
you said you dont need SLI in the future and that you are doing so HTPC so why not make it matx and a quiet rig


Oh I have decided on doing sli in the future. Sorry
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