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Hey TH! New build I need a final "go ahead" on!

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September 11, 2012 2:33:00 AM

Hey TH! You guys seem awesomely helpful! I am building my second computer soon and just need a final opinion on my build here. My budget is 1250 and i have constructed a build I think will work well. Let me know what you think!

Processor: i7 2600k
GPU: Evga Geforce GTX 480 1.5gb
RAM: Pareema 16gb 1333 2x8
Cooling: Hyper 212 Evo
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912
Power Supply: Seasonic 620W ATX12V/EPS12V
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5"
Mobo: ASrock z68 extreme3 gen3 ats lga1155
Optical drive: random $20 one


Thanks so much for helping me! Really appreciate your wise opinions.

UPDATED BUILD: http://i.imgur.com/o25h0.png
Total is $1274.00 including tax.
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September 11, 2012 5:52:41 AM

Looks good.
which geforce is that? I'm assuming gtx580? Get a 660ti instead.
I'd suggest ivy bridge if you can. Otherwise it's solid.
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September 11, 2012 11:59:01 AM

How did i accidently not list it.

Anyways It is a gtx 480. can i get a better one for the same price or just a little bit more? Thanks!
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September 11, 2012 12:25:59 PM

Gtx 660ti or radeon 7870/7950 and for abit less the radeon 7850. They all perform better than or equal to a gtx 480,without it's obscene power requirements (one six pin and one eight pin connector on the psu)
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September 11, 2012 2:25:35 PM

uuh.... for 1250 you can build something MUCH better, here you go:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($56.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1237.88
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September 11, 2012 2:29:25 PM

in Canada mind you, prices are a fair bit different.
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September 11, 2012 2:33:58 PM

idroid said:
uuh.... for 1250 you can build something MUCH better, here you go:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($56.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1237.88


I agree with the above; the OPs build was good but a bit of a mish-mash of older components. For the budget he has, he could get a much better, more modern build.

A couple of points:

I reckon a higher wattage PSU than the above should be used...for a GPU and a CPU which could potentially both be overclocked, you want some headroom.

That motherboard is not SLI-capable, so if the OP is thinking of a multi-GPU setup further down the road, he'd be better served with a 7950 or 7970 as the motherboard can Crossfire...also, if so, see previus point about a PSU and make sure that the wattage is capable of running multi-GPUs, or you'll end up needing to upgrade that later, too!
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September 11, 2012 2:37:37 PM

thanks a lot guys, i suppose my build was a bit out dated! i will definitely keep in mind what you have said!
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September 11, 2012 2:37:37 PM

It was still a reasonable build, just a bit odd for a new build if you bought it today...you've got the grasp of it. Happy to help, it's what we're here for. :) 
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September 11, 2012 2:52:13 PM

It all looks good, but why the 3570k over the 2600k? What are the benefits?
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September 11, 2012 4:30:13 PM

The 3570K is ivy bridge which is newer than sandy bridge (more features) and uses less power to do the same as the 2600K.
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September 11, 2012 5:00:33 PM

Also, I was including tax in my budget, so I cant affoard the SSD :( .
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September 11, 2012 5:08:38 PM

allanitomwesh said:
The 3570K is ivy bridge which is newer than sandy bridge (more features) and uses less power to do the same as the 2600K.


Okay thanks a lot. Definitely going with it.

Also, updated the OP with a link to this build: http://i.imgur.com/o25h0.png
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September 11, 2012 5:41:48 PM

Very nice update there.
Make sure the xfx card has two fans.
There's no need not to have sli,the MSI Z77MA G45 will give you that.
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September 11, 2012 7:37:02 PM

allanitomwesh said:
Very nice update there.
Make sure the xfx card has two fans.
There's no need not to have sli,the MSI Z77MA G45 will give you that.

Got it, thanks!
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