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Need feedback for high end htpc and gaming computer

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August 10, 2012 5:58:23 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, ncix.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: YES

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 Need a good htpc case because I also plan on doing some series gaming someday and will need room for 2 gtx 670 in sli

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 LIAN LI Black Aluminum PC-C32B USB3.0 ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1 Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard
Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822148844
Item #: N82E16822148844
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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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/Prod [...] 6814130785
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/Prod [...] 6817182133
Item #: N82E16817182133
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$30.00 Instant $119.99
$89.99

1 Logitech K800 Black USB RF Wireless Slim Illuminated Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6823126194
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/Prod [...] 6826104377
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/Prod [...] 6820231534
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/Prod [...] 6835103099
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/Prod [...] 6827136250
Item #: N82E16827136250
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$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/Prod [...] 6820148442
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/Comb [...] bo.1030161
Item #: N82E16813157296
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$13.00 Combo $339.98
$326.98




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!
Also I would like the BEST HTPC case that is good with airflow and looks good.
August 10, 2012 6:36:27 PM

That looks like a pretty good build to me, but I'm not sure/dont think that the Lian Li will be big enough to hold all those components. And I certainly wouldn't overclock in that case. If you want to use the components you have right now, I would suggest at least a full tower.

I have the 670 Superclocked 4GB and while it's a fantastic GPU, it is way overkill for a single monitor setup. Not to mention that it is a very big card and averages around 70 degrees when gaming. All that heat in a case that small is not a good thing.

Finally, if you are gunna be gaming with this PC, you are probably gunna want a better keyboard than the one you have. I would suggest anything Cooler Master (Quickfire Pro, Quickfire Rapid, Trigger). They have all price ranges available. If you really want to spend the best for the best, I would suggest a Max Nighthawk X9. By far the best keyboard I have ever used.
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August 10, 2012 8:38:31 PM

Build looks good, but you're definitely going to need a different case. With the case you have selected, the right cooling fan limits your graphic card length to less than 8 inches (the GTX 670 you selected is 9.5 inches).

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