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August 19, 2012 10:56:18 PM

Hello can you guys go over the parts and see if every thing looks compatible and if i didnt overkill some thing i am over budget so maybe downgrade something ?

ASUS Intel Z77 ATX DDR3 2400 LGA 1155 Motherboard P8Z77-V

EVGA GeForce GTX670 FTW 2048MB GDDR5 256bit, Dual Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, 4-Way SLI Ready Graphics Card Graphics Cards 02G-P4-2678-KR

Thermaltake Armor Revo Full Tower Case USB 3.0 Cases VO200M1W2N

Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

OCZ Technology 128GB Vertex 4 Series SATA 6.0 GB/s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) With Industry's Highest 120K IOPS And 5-Year Warranty - VTX4-25SAT3-128G

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Corsair Professional Series Gold 750-Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified High-Performance Power Supply - CMPSU-750AX

Western Digital 1 TB WD Blue SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive

Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K

Corsair Hydro Series H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

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August 19, 2012 11:16:42 PM

What's the budget and primary use? If it's gaming I'd definitely switch out that case - Thermaltake is very hit or miss. Ditch the H80 - those aren't the most reliable coolers when a strong air fan from Noctua or Cooler Master will give you the same results. Get low profile RAM as well, and Windows 7 Pro isn't needed for a gaming system.
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August 19, 2012 11:25:07 PM

yes its a gaming pc but i wont be doing to much gaming budget is 1300-1500 max , can you help me pick a good memory and cooler, what do you mean it a hit or miss ?
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August 19, 2012 11:32:20 PM

pow203k said:
yes its a gaming pc but i wont be doing to much gaming budget is 1300-1500 max , can you help me pick a good memory and cooler, what do you mean it a hit or miss ?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

you can never go wrong with this cooler pretty much the best/most reliable

I would recommend a coolermaster case
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August 19, 2012 11:46:21 PM

i wont be doing no SLi and thanks at least i will save some money on a cooler now
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August 20, 2012 2:56:10 AM

pow203k said:
yes its a gaming pc but i wont be doing to much gaming budget is 1300-1500 max , can you help me pick a good memory and cooler, what do you mean it a hit or miss ?


Some things that Thermaltake make are good, but some just flat out aren't. Where I work we quit buying their cases because they're so cheaply made.

Try a build like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($118.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($407.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On DS-8A8SH DVD/CD Writer ($30.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1474.86
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-19 22:58 EDT-0400)
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August 20, 2012 3:01:03 AM

Change PSU to XFX 550W.
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August 20, 2012 3:04:45 AM

azeem40 said:
Change PSU to XFX 550W.

Yea, for a single card setup a strong 550 watt PSU will cover it just fine, even if you overclock the hell out of that CPU and vid card.
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August 20, 2012 3:58:24 AM

i just ordered my parts i didn't notice the last reply's this is what i ordered i know i should of got a different cpu cooler but i really like that one and i couldn't find any small memory that was compatible with the mother board that was 4*4 so i got these and i want over budget so it means i be working more hours :)  i still went for the same case looking at the reviews i like it to much to change it i hope i wont regret it. i hope i will max out bf3 with this. thanks for your help guys

Western Digital 1 TB WD Blue SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive

EVGA GeForce GTX670 FTW 2048MB GDDR5 256bit, Dual Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, 4-Way SLI Ready Graphics Card Graphics Cards 02G-P4-2678-KR

Corsair Cooling Hydro-Series All-in-One High-Performance Liquid CPU Cooler CWCH60

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

Arctic Silver 3.5g High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Cooling Compound AS5-3.5G

Corsair Professional Series Gold 750-Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified High-Performance Power Supply - CMPSU-750AX

SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC128B/WW

Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K

Kingston Technology HyperX 16 GB Kit (4x4 GB Modules) 16 Quad Channel Kit 1600 (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX

Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 AMD CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI Dual LAN Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77X-UD5H

Thermaltake Armor Revo Full Tower Case USB 3.0 Cases VO200M1W2N
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August 20, 2012 4:52:31 AM

pow203k said:
i just ordered my parts i didn't notice the last reply's this is what i ordered i know i should of got a different cpu cooler but i really like that one and i couldn't find any small memory that was compatible with the mother board that was 4*4 so i got these and i want over budget so it means i be working more hours :)  i still went for the same case looking at the reviews i like it to much to change it i hope i wont regret it. i hope i will max out bf3 with this. thanks for your help guys

Western Digital 1 TB WD Blue SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive

EVGA GeForce GTX670 FTW 2048MB GDDR5 256bit, Dual Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, 4-Way SLI Ready Graphics Card Graphics Cards 02G-P4-2678-KR

Corsair Cooling Hydro-Series All-in-One High-Performance Liquid CPU Cooler CWCH60

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

Arctic Silver 3.5g High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Cooling Compound AS5-3.5G

Corsair Professional Series Gold 750-Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified High-Performance Power Supply - CMPSU-750AX

SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC128B/WW

Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K

Kingston Technology HyperX 16 GB Kit (4x4 GB Modules) 16 Quad Channel Kit 1600 (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX

Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 AMD CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI Dual LAN Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77X-UD5H

Thermaltake Armor Revo Full Tower Case USB 3.0 Cases VO200M1W2N


You wasted your money with the thermal compound - the H60 includes its' own pre-applied. And I personally would not have bought an H60 - I would have bought a Noctua NH-U9B or something similar. But otherwise pretty good choices for the most part.
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