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2 builds.One for me the other one for my little brother.i3 and i5.Help

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August 16, 2012 11:19:39 PM

My original plan was to buy i7 2600k,HD7990 etc and build really good working station but then i though about my brother that is still playing on my 8 years old pc and i decided to cut on my pc and build one for him aswell.

So first ill start with my build.Ill use it for 3DS Max,PhotoShop,Sketchbook pro,etc and also i will use it for gaming.
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CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing

Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155

Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Storage Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $104.64

Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card

Power Supply Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

Keyboard Logitech G110 Wired Standard Keyboard
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The 2nd one is for my little bro.He is 10 and i wanna give him a present :3.This one will be used only for gaming.

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CPU Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor

Motherboard Intel DH67BLB3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card

Power Supply Antec 550W ATX12V Power Supply
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I have 2 Cooler Master 431,i will use them.Also im not buying from newegg because im ordering from NJ and newegg puts tax on this state.What can i fix on this builds and anyway i can cut on the price abit.Also after the release of 660ti i dont know if i should get it or just wait few weeks and hope the 7870 price goes down.Thanks alot guys.

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August 16, 2012 11:39:48 PM

That is the very nice gift for your brother.

For your PC the PSU is over kill, a 600W PSU is more then enough because it only need minimum 450W. Here is review 660ti: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-ti-...

Yes, the price always is going down. I think if you can wait you should get it for lower.

Good build.
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August 16, 2012 11:43:19 PM

Can i cut the price somehow , also i plan to OC the video and the CPU is 600w gonna be enough ?
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August 17, 2012 12:00:45 AM

If you are close to the micro center, you can get the good deal even you pay the tax because you buy the 3570k +MB that will save you extra $50.

Yes 600w will be enough.
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August 17, 2012 12:01:48 AM

diree said:
Can i cut the price somehow , also i plan to OC the video and the CPU is 600w gonna be enough ?


Not much, but here are a few ideas.
A 7870 needs a 500w psu, as does the 6850. A quality 500w psu with two 6 pin pci-e connectors will do the job.

For gaming, the graphics card is more important than the cpu.
You could cut back to a 2500K without any performance hit, and your bro could use a G860 .
ASROCK makes relatively cheap M-ATX motherboards.
You will want a Z77 based one for the"K" which will be a bit less
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
, and bro can use any one at all.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 17, 2012 12:16:01 AM

I can`t use newegg because tax :[
Overclocked 3570k with overclocked GPU with 500w ?
Is that really posible .
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August 17, 2012 1:39:17 AM
August 17, 2012 1:48:33 AM

diree said:
I can`t use newegg because tax :[
Overclocked 3570k with overclocked GPU with 500w ?
Is that really posible .


Of course, you can buy anywhere, I only use newegg because it is a handy way to show the product.
Most other e-tailers are comparably priced and are reliable.

On the psu, the brand makes a big difference. This PC P&C Silencer MK III 500W unit sells for $60 after a $20 rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It delivers 38a on the 12v rails, and that is enough to power either of the two graphics cards you mentioned. Overclocking does not increase the load significantly.

Compare it to a cheap diablotek 500w psu, for example, which sells for $24 and delivers half the amps:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you stick with quality name brands like Seasonic, Corsair, PC P&C, XFX, and Antec, you will have no problems.
That said, a psu only draws the wattage it needs, so feel free to overprovision a bit.

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