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Quick build finalization. Ordering in the next hour or so!

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September 4, 2012 9:19:12 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Next hour or so...

Budget Range: Around $1,000.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, DJing, Graphic Design, Music Production, Light video editing (IE. Fraps videos to add text and music)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes



Parts to Upgrade: Building mainly the entire system. I'm reusing a 500GB Sata hard drive, my MBox audio interface, Shure SM57 Studio mic, and samson studio headphones for audio, and just recently got a DVD-R at best buy that Im reusing.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com. (Using PCPartPicker, so all the stores on it too)

Location: Louisville, KY, USA

Parts Preferences: Intel i5

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the near future

Your Monitor Resolution: 1440 x 900. Upgrading it obviously. Will it slow me down alot to keep the 1440 x 900 as a dual monitor strictly for having web pages open during a game? (IE. Wowhead, etc.)

Additional Comments: I just really need to know if the following build works. IF there is anything I should change, AND if there is anything else i need to buy with it (Additional fans, thermal lube for processor, etc.)

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My old HP died, and its time to upgrade from the Athlon X2 duel core anyway.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($58.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($299.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($158.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1081.40
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-04 05:20 EDT-0400)

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September 4, 2012 9:28:23 AM

Other than that ADATA SSD, everything looks fine to me. Get a 120 GB Scandisk Extreme or 128 GB Samsung 830 or 128 GB OCZ Vertex 4, all of which are better choices than that ADATA.
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September 4, 2012 9:40:12 AM

Psilocybin said:
With the above build, will I need additional case fans, thermal lube for processor, or anything else?

See I was leary about the ADATA too, but people seemed to give it good reviews lol.

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


Do you have to pay tax at Amazon? Amazon seems to have it cheaper than newegg.

Check these out:
http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Technology-2-5-Inch-Industrys...

or

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme-Gb-s2-5-Inch-Soli...

Note the Scandisk extreme 120 GB is out of stock on Amazon atm and is being sold by 3rd party. Would you be able to get the 240GB version for 169 bucks which is sold by Amazon? If not, get the OCZ vertex 4, its one of the fastest drive atm with the latest firmware.

Regarding thermal paste, you dont need to buy it since it will come with the Hyper 212. And for case fans, the case you are buying also come with preinstalled fans so I don't think you will need any extra really.
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September 4, 2012 9:46:28 AM

You'll need a couple of fans with that chasis. It only comes with top 2 fans and 2 front fans. Get one at the back and maybe one for the side.
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September 4, 2012 9:56:44 AM

I do not have the pro amazon acount or what not. But do you think the Scandisk extreme 240 is my best bet? If so, I can scrape together a little extra and go with it.
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September 4, 2012 11:24:26 AM

Ok. Upgraded the list now. Anything else I should possibly change, or re-work before the order? Don't wanna run into problems once I get it :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($58.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.98 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($299.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($158.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1181.39
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-04 07:20 EDT-0400)
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September 6, 2012 5:28:59 PM

Best answer selected by Psilocybin.
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