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September 9, 2012 4:08:23 AM

Hi guys,

I just wanted to run through a final check of my build before I pull the trigger and purchase. The goal is to have all my items ordered by Sept 15th, before amazon start taxing CA residents. :) 

I want to keep my build under $1200. I won't be overclocking or crossfiring. I will primarily be using my computer for gaming, running VMs, coding, general use.

Restriction: I can't change my CPU.

Let me know what you think! Thanks! :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($75.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($96.49 @ B&H)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($247.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1137.28
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-09 00:09 EDT-0400)
September 9, 2012 4:46:13 AM

Is the place you live in Cali hot in the summer? Are you peculiar to noise?
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September 9, 2012 5:02:37 AM

strife_ff7 said:
Looks good but you don't need the cpu cooler the stock will be fine and I'd get this ram g.skill ares http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Awesome :) 
Why the ares? How does it compare to the ripjaws?

azeem40 said:
Is the place you live in Cali hot in the summer? Are you peculiar to noise?

It can get hot in the summer -- around the 90's 100's F.
I would prefer a silent PC.
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September 9, 2012 5:03:18 AM

If so, then keep the cooler.
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September 9, 2012 5:49:07 AM

Yeah are those ARES 8gb rams any good? Free is good yes, but compared to corsair vengeance and gskill ripjaws x series?
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September 9, 2012 6:01:00 AM

They are the same.
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September 9, 2012 6:07:26 AM

The ARES is just as good. Save the $2.
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September 9, 2012 6:36:02 AM

happypotato said:
Hi guys,

I just wanted to run through a final check of my build before I pull the trigger and purchase. The goal is to have all my items ordered by Sept 15th, before amazon start taxing CA residents. :) 



Hey CA buddy,

Lucky you can pull this off before 9/15...I get my check end of Sept...so I guess I'd have to pay taxes, damn.

But your build is pretty awesome, only difference is for me, I'd go with a gtx670 and a i3570k cpu. Good luck!
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September 10, 2012 4:19:33 AM

Best answer selected by happypotato.
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