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August 31, 2012 7:38:46 PM

After about a month of research, I believe I've built a perfect computer for myself. I need your help to verify that it's good and compatible. I'm also a first time builder so any suggestions towards that is appreciated!

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Intel 520 Series Cherryville 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($101.93 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VW246H 24.0" Monitor ($183.95 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.75 @ Amazon)
Total: $1698.53

Thanks,
Feriscool. :D 

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August 31, 2012 8:21:42 PM

1. Swap the SSD out for a Samsung 830.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. Don't get a reference design GTX 670. Get one of these:
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
All three are awesome - you can't go wrong with any of them.

Other than that - very, very good.
What will you be using the computer for?
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August 31, 2012 8:27:02 PM

nafoni said:
1. Swap the SSD out for a Samsung 830.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. Don't get a reference design GTX 670. Get one of these:
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
All three are awesome - you can't go wrong with any of them.

Other than that - very, very good.
What will you be using the computer for?


Yeah, that's something I've been wondering. Why are there so many companies that sell the same GPU's, and they all look different?
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August 31, 2012 8:35:52 PM

The EVGA version of the GTX 670 uses the reference design - the design that nvidia themselves created for reference purposes for their card (nvidia makes the GPU, not the actual card).

Many companies offer non-reference cooling solutions, like Gigabyte, ASUS and MSI (with their Power Edition) does for the GTX 670.

Since the reference design for the GTX 670 is not nearly as good as one of the non-reference designs, you really want one of them. It's priced the same as well.

With a non-reference GTX 670 the card will make less noise, be cooler -> overclock better, sometimes it's also pre-overclocked when you get it, and it's just overall better.

I have the EVGA 670 myself, and I am convinced there are better options out there.
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August 31, 2012 11:48:36 PM

Thanks for helping. :) 

Anyone else with feedback?
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August 31, 2012 11:51:47 PM

Give me a sec, lemme try !
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August 31, 2012 11:58:43 PM

if it's for gaming and other general works then 3570k>3770k.
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September 1, 2012 12:02:17 AM

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VW246H 24.0" Monitor ($183.95 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.89 @ Amazon)
Total: $1708.72
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-31 20:01 EDT-0400)

I messed around a bit and got you a bigger SSD !
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September 1, 2012 12:03:31 AM

hellfire24 said:
if it's for gaming and other general works then 3570k>3770k.

i agree. Gaming won't need a 3770k
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September 1, 2012 12:40:19 AM

Alright, I've taken everything into consideration and have ordered the parts off NewEgg! Wish me luck, I'm nervous. :p 
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September 1, 2012 12:45:15 AM

don't worry,it's gonna be great.if you any problems,post on toms :) 
good luck ;) 
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September 1, 2012 1:02:09 AM

Just a reminder, choose a best answer.

Its been good helping you ! :D 
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September 1, 2012 1:03:04 AM

Best answer selected by Feriscool.
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September 1, 2012 2:55:08 AM

I'm not sure if you were planning on getting DDR3 1333 but I would definitely get DDR3 1600. The price should be close to the same, but better performance.
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