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September 15, 2012 2:28:49 AM

I took your advice from my first post and revised my build appropriately

1000$ is what I'm wanting to spend

Building for gaming (battlefield 3) and some video editing

I'm looking for any advice I can get on making this rig better for equal or less money
I'm really want this rig to be very cool because I have run into overheating with the first rig I built

Case: Rosewill Thor V2

HD: western digital 500GB


PSU: PC power and cooling silencer 500W modular

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x4 8GB

Motherboard: Biostar Z77 hifi

CPU: Intel Core I5 3570K Ivy

CPU cooling: Xigmatek dark knight 2

thank you in advance for any advice :)  also I don't need a monitor or an OP or anything that I can just re use from first build
lastly I really would like help with the MOBO

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September 15, 2012 2:36:07 AM

Biostar isnt the best in terms of motherboards. Asrock/Asus/Gigabyte are the reliable brands out there.

You want a 7850 video card, one from Sapphire or brands like that. :) 

Also, you can get a cheaper cooler. The CoolerMaster Hyper212 EVO only costs $30 and it performs very well. :) 
September 15, 2012 2:39:46 AM


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.65 @ 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 ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($295.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($66.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1011.54
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September 15, 2012 2:45:22 AM

The WD Blue is a solid hard drive it's just a bit slow. If you purchase an SSD first, and later on get that WD 500 Blue you won't have to re-install your O/S (Windows).

Just add a case to this build. This build allows you to add another one of those cards later on in SLI. There isn't any reviews on that Asrock board yet for the fact it was just released on the market less than a week ago. $86.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair CX 750 Watts 80PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply CP-9020015-NA $154.98 save: $8.00 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL $519.98 save: $20.00 - $10.00 Mail In Rebates
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
MSI N660 Ti PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $32.42 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2 $19.99
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM $89.95 + $0.00 shipping
SanDisk 128 GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SDSSDP-128G- G25)

Total: $903.42 *not including shipping & rebates $326.98 save: $13.00 - $15.00 Mail In Rebates
Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
MSI R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case - CC-9011011-WW $65.52 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX $90.90 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack <----- another look at that Corsair Carbide 400R <----- another look at that Corsair Carbide 300R <----- another look at that Asrock board along with a link to the latest bios
September 27, 2012 2:37:05 AM

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