New Build please check it over for me! :D

Hey guys I just wanted you guys to check over this new build before I buy all the parts. Thanks in advance :)

CPU: i5-3570k
MOBO: GIGABYTE Z77-UD5H
PSU: OCZ MODXSTREAM 600w
RAM: 2x4GB 1600 G SKILL SNIPER RAM
HDD: 2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200 RPM
GPU: HD 6870 SAPPHIRE

I will be over clocking so keep that in mind :D thanks guys!
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  1. What's the budget and primary use for this build?
  2. Get a 212 EVO to overclock
  3. It's mostly for gaming and the budget is $900-1000 everything included..
  4. It's mostly for gaming and the budget is $900-1000 everything included..
  5. Yes I was planning too! :D
  6. Spend a bit more on the PSU get a 650w or 700w. Remember that capacitor aging lowers wattage output.

    Recommend: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171037

    great psu, low noise, and FLAT power cables
  7. And the ud3 is a better gigabyte board. The 6870 looks off. Get this http://newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500196
  8. Yes well I really like the UD5H Davis's if has more SATA ports and is more future proof (; I also got it for $139.99 and I got the i5-3570k for $189.99 also is the power supply reall that bad because I read se great reviews and I've also used about 5 different PSU calculators and they say I need 508w to run my set up... Im trying to save the most I can...
  9. Whats your PSU price range?
  10. Well that ocz one is at 79.99 so around there
  11. allanitomwesh said:
    And the ud3 is a better gigabyte board. The 6870 looks off. Get this http://newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500196


    For $1K you can do way better than that 560TI. I actually suggested a system like this in an earlier thread:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($379.98 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1033.91
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-13 00:08 EDT-0400)
  12. Ok well guys I already got the MOBO and CPU sorry for the confusion and budget for the rest of the build is $650-700
  13. Change the psu to a corsair equivalent like Gamer Series for peace of mind but it'll work.
    Still think you should change the card unless you already have it too.
  14. The GS series will give you no peace of mind as that is a low quality Corsair PSU series. The ModXStream is a better PSU than the GS series anyway.
  15. Nope I don't have the card. Here basically I'm getting the HDD do $97.99 so I don't really want to change that out and I was looking and the 650D it's $149.99 but that's all that I really don't want to change. I like the PSU is there something wrong with the brand? I've heard good stuff from OCZ
  16. g-unit1111 said:
    For $1K you can do way better than that 560TI. I actually suggested a system like this in an earlier thread:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($379.98 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1033.91
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-13 00:08 EDT-0400)

    I was working with around the price of a 6870
    nice build...7950 in there!
  17. OCZ have a tendency to mislead on efficiency. That model says 80+, probably on idle. Not to mention that quality control is poor. Have had to send back a psu 3 TIMES to get a working one. They also have a poor rebate system.
  18. azeem40 said:
    The GS series will give you no peace of mind as that is a low quality Corsair PSU series. The ModXStream is a better PSU than the GS series anyway.

    It's a budget line sure but they work well. More Watt couldn't hurt.
  19. www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/936/

    Read the Load Tests page.
    At 480W (80% load), 83.5% was the lowest efficiency rating it got, which is very good for a unit with just 80+ Certification.
  20. azeem40 said:
    www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/936/

    Read the Load Tests page.
    At 480W (80% load), 83.5% was the lowest efficiency rating it got, which is very good for a unit with just 80+ Certification.

    I guess it's more solid then. Had a bad experience with a corexstream.
  21. The conclusion page also says the unit's cabling is limited in length and number. Not to mention that the voltage regulation is a bit loose. I guess that's not bad if those don't bother you.
  22. Alright so as stands

    Gigabyte z77 UD5H :139.99
    i5-3570k: 189.99
    Corsair 650d: 149.99
    Seagate barracuda: 97.99
    G skill sniper 8gb (2x4gb) 1600: 49.99
    Asus DVD: 24.99
    Windows 7: 104.99 (I know it's more expensive but it's my only option)
    OCZ modxstream 600w: 79.99
  23. Get Crucial Ballistix sport 2x4GB 1600. It's cheaper. Get the Lite-On 24X DVD Burner for $17.
  24. So now I basically need the best graphics card for $180
  25. That would be the 560ti I linked.
  26. Well I'm bumping up my budget now I have $250 to spend on a GPU :D what's the best for that price point?
  27. I think I'm going to with this EVGA refurbished GTX 560 ti 2GB? Any ideas about buying refurbished from newegg?
  28. Get a radeon 7870 http://m.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150604
    Way,way more powerful,and new.
  29. Yeah the thing is that that's quite abit out of my price zone... Max $225
  30. It'll work,but 2 fans are better than 1.
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