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August 16, 2012 6:38:34 PM

Ill also run some CAD and video editing (not too much though) prolly wont do any hardcore OC seeing as I'd prefer to have a quiet comp (hence the water cooler).

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($104.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($199.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($128.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($198.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 550D ATX Mid Tower Case ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($69.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1640.87
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-16 14:38 EDT-0400)

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August 16, 2012 6:41:00 PM

Good build, but the Noctua D14 is better than the H80.
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August 16, 2012 7:06:11 PM

was just wondering, how would the GV-R797TO-3GD compare to the 670?? its cheaper by 15 dollars if that makes a difference at all...
kinda leaning on the 7970 though. all opinions would be appreciated
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August 16, 2012 7:54:04 PM

What about...

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.98 @ PC Mall)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.98 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($419.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 550D ATX Mid Tower Case ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.08 @ Amazon)
Total: $1386.83
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-16 15:50 EDT-0400)

Some comments:
-You could get the Gigabyte version of the GTX 670 and save 20$. The ASUS and Gigabyte versions are the best 670 models.
-You said you probably won't be doing any hardcore OCs. I don't understand why Noctua D14 and water cooling is even mentioned. The Hyper 212 will manage 4,2GHz without any problems at all, and it's very quiet.
-Are you sure you need a 256GB SSD? There is no need to install games on a SSD imo.
-The board you picked is expensive. Go for something like this Extreme4. Excellent board for the price.
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August 22, 2012 11:56:57 PM

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