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August 28, 2012 2:14:26 PM

Just wanted to get some other opinions on a Gameing rig i put together and plan to purchase by the end of the year. I know that stuff will either change or go up/down in price so im not to concernd about that. I plan on sli'ing the gpu after i build it so im wondering is the psu strong enough to handle what i got currently and a added gpu later ? Please leave any suggestions on stuff i should add or switch as all my pc's were prebuilt dell's and i have allways been unsatisfied with getting what i paid for lol.


Thanks in advance

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fQ9I

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fQ9I
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fQ9I/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fQ9I/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card ($133.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($95.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($74.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit) ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1120.74
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-28 10:14 EDT-0400)

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August 28, 2012 2:25:51 PM

Try to get at least 750W PSU if you plan to SLI later on.
That PSU should handle the GTX 560 without problem.
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August 28, 2012 2:31:26 PM

I actually posted my old build i meant to post this one

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fRqh
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fRqh/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fRqh/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card ($133.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 ATX Full Tower Case ($174.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($95.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($74.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit) ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1244.72
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-28 10:30 EDT-0400)

i also want to make sure that this is a viable and compatable build that can last for some time with upgrades when needed, i would hate to by and build this only to have it obselete a yr or so later

not sure why the new psu isnt showing up but this is what i plan to purchase
SeaSonic M12II 750 SS-750AM 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power ...
Model #:SS-750AM
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August 28, 2012 2:36:27 PM

Nice build. I have one very similar. Food for thought:

1. I'd get an Intel 330, 180 GB. I have one, love it. Easier to manage my top 2-3 games. HDD for everything else. 180 GB just makes things easier.
2. I'd opt for the HD 7850 / 7870 instead of 2 GPU's. Again, just easier. Link below is GPU benchmark and cost data.
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
3. You should be able to get Win 7 for around $100
4. Microcenter has the best MOBO & CPU bundles. I got my ASRock & 3570k for just under $300. Have to go to the physical store to buy, but worth the trip if you have one nearby or drive by one ...

Enjoy !!
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August 30, 2012 4:53:27 PM

Ok after spending the last week or close to it and doing changes every hour lol seriously i think this is going to be my final first build unless i see some good advice on what i should change. Bear in mind i am going with the nzxt case for the looks value to show it off i think its one of the best cases ive seen with good amount of fans and a side window. Im also just going with the WD 500 gig atm cuz i can upgrade to a intel ssd later on, and im only going with the corsair psu even though its more than id like to pay cuz i plan on sli on the gtx 670 and the psu is modular which i want one of those. So if anyone knows of a psu that can handel 2 gtx670(later on) for a better price and is known for quality than please let me knw lol. when it comes to parts ive never built so im mainly going on the fact that i hear intel is the bomb and reviews ive read.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g4v9
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g4v9/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g4v9/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black/Orange) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DVDE818A7T/BLK/B/GEN CD Reader, DVD Writer ($25.97 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1210.88
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-30 12:53 EDT-0400)
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August 30, 2012 6:12:32 PM

Well done. Solid reasoning. Let us know how it goes / any lessons learned.

OBTW: Amazon has some great deals and rebates ...
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September 9, 2012 7:24:17 PM

Best answer selected by Technoob420.
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