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September 7, 2012 1:40:47 AM

this is my final attempt to build this. i have researched for like 3 days now and this is what i came up with. i will be using this for gaming like wow diablo 3 cod and more. video and photo editing. and more.

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/xMb

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Component Selection Owner Rating Price (w/Shipping+Promos)
CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core
$215.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155
$181.31 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
$39.99 @ Newegg
Storage OCZ Solid 3 120GB 2.5" SSD
$79.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB
$205.98 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower
$78.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Kingwin 750W ATX / BTX
$49.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer
$16.98 @ Outlet PC
Total: $869.22



- about the hdd idk if i really need it that high for gaming? my friend said look for a 10k rpm
- the case i saw and i liked looked like lots of cooling upgrades i can do.
- the power supply im not sure about please let me know on that and also the ram.
any suggestions i would be happy listening to .

now there are a few things special sales going on a few sites. so that final price will be cut down to like 800..

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September 7, 2012 1:51:58 AM

The 10k rpm hard drive is bogus. Either get a 7200rpm and save a TON of money, or get an SSD for the same price which will be much faster. SSD > any HDD.

The case is fine.

The power supply is bad. Don't buy a diablotek PSU, they have been known to break/explode. Get a good Corsair or other major brand.

Get a different graphics card as well. For $200 you could get a Radeon 7850, much better than the 560 Ti. The 560 Ti is a generation-old card, while the 7850 is newer and faster/better for the same price.

The memory is fine.

Also, you're going to want an aftermarket cooler for that 3570k. Get a Hyper 212 for like $30-35 bucks. It will keep it cool and allow you to overclock it if you want (why else would you get a 'k' series chip?).

Really though, out of all of that advice, take most heed on the fact that 10k rpm hard drives are ridiculous and the Radeon 7850 will be a much better option than a 560 Ti.

Good luck!
September 7, 2012 1:52:18 AM

Look here about the hard drive:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5729/western-digital-velo...

Quote: "The biggest problem for the new VR today is the same issue we had two years ago: SSDs are much faster, and are quickly becoming more affordable. As a primary drive I wouldn't recommend the VelociRaptor simply because you can get a better overall experience with an SSD. We have a number of very reliable, reasonably affordable (128GB), high-performing SSD options to choose from. Intel's lineup, Samsung's SSD 830 and Crucial's m4 all come to mind."
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September 7, 2012 1:54:08 AM

A 150GB HDD for $120, regardless of RPM, is highway robbery. Get a 1TB for less.
September 7, 2012 2:01:45 AM

Awesome thank you a lot on that. Ill look at that card tomorow. What brands good for that kind of card?
September 7, 2012 2:04:18 AM

ASUS
MSI
Gigabyte
XFX
Sapphire
September 8, 2012 8:45:03 PM

i updated the build. anything else? only thing i worried is the psu still. suggestions would be nice
September 8, 2012 9:04:31 PM

I would go with a Corsair PSU. Their more popular/proven. Get an AX750 or a TX750 depending on if you want to have fully-modular or not.
September 8, 2012 9:40:18 PM

What you mean fully modular??? And ax750?
September 8, 2012 11:35:46 PM

You can't remove the power connectors.
September 8, 2012 11:37:44 PM

Fully modular means that the PSU comes as just the PSU with connectors, so you can choose which power wires you want to plug in or leave out. Having a non-modular PSU leaves you with a "squid" essentially, where EVERY conceivable wire, even the ones you don't want to use, will be stuck attached to the PSU. So even though you may not need them, they will be cluttering up your case anyways.

The AX750 is Corsair's fully-modular 750W PSU.
September 11, 2012 9:27:52 PM

thank you all.
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