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September 15, 2012 9:32:00 PM

Hello everyone!
I have opened this thread with the intent to seek advice on the system I have built for myself. I intended to build a very good gaming system with the intention of later adding an SLI, a system that would allow me to run any game on highest settings at a 1900x1200 resolution with 60+ fps. During the building of this pc I my intentions were on getting some of the best parts whilst preserving a decent performance/price ratio, with a tendency to go for pricier only to make sure the quality of the product is superior. The things that I am interested in are:
1. Is this system compatible and would it all fit together nicely?
2. Any recommendations for replacing a part, whilst preserving a decent performance/price ratio.

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Corsair Performance Pro Series CSSD-P256GBP-BK 2.5" 256GB SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Source: COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAD3-US 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced Edition USB 3.0 ATX Case - Black/White
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Coolermaster-Advanced-Black-Whi...

Edit: forgot the RAM :) 

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

September 15, 2012 9:47:19 PM

Storm00 said:
Hello everyone!
I have opened this thread with the intent to seek advice on the system I have built for myself. I intended to build a very good gaming system with the intention of later adding an SLI, a system that would allow me to run any game on highest settings at a 1900x1200 resolution with 60+ fps. During the building of this pc I my intentions were on getting some of the best parts whilst preserving a decent performance/price ratio, with a tendency to go for pricier only to make sure the quality of the product is superior. The things that I am interested in are:
1. Is this system compatible and would it all fit together nicely?
2. Any recommendations for replacing a part, whilst preserving a decent performance/price ratio.

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Corsair Performance Pro Series CSSD-P256GBP-BK 2.5" 256GB SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Source: COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAD3-US 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced Edition USB 3.0 ATX Case - Black/White
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Coolermaster-Advanced-Black-Whi...

Edit: forgot the RAM :) 

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This board has everything the Asus Pro does but runs a bit cheaper.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $179.99
ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


Also I would look at a Corsair or XFX 750w psu and not a Cooler Master, down size on the RAM to 8GB (2x4GB) and add an after market cpu h/s...something like the Cooler Master EVO which can be had a for a decent price @ amazon.
September 15, 2012 9:54:09 PM

What is your budget?
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September 15, 2012 9:57:02 PM

Aproximately 1800$
September 15, 2012 10:01:04 PM

Here you go:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($364.50 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower New 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1398.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-15 18:00 EDT-0400)
September 15, 2012 10:19:49 PM

azeem40 said:
Here you go:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($364.50 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower New 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1398.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-15 18:00 EDT-0400)


What I did forget to say was I am hoping the rig will keep me running the games for the next 3 years, high graphic demanding ones I mean, such as the next Crysys, at 60 fps, will this rig do it?
I did hear gigabyte's do not do well in SLI and that EVGA FTW would be better suited in this case.
I do not mind paying extra for extra quality products.
September 15, 2012 10:29:43 PM

Yes.

Get the MSI Power Edition 670 instead.
September 15, 2012 11:12:49 PM

azeem40 said:
Yes.

Get the MSI Power Edition 670 instead.

Tyvm for all the advice but the local pc shop where i would like to purchase the system does not have the memory or any of the 2 storage products you recommended, would please suggest some alternatives to these ?
EDIT: the power supply as well I cannot find
September 15, 2012 11:26:36 PM

I highly discourage buying anywhere that doesn't have good customer service or prices.
September 15, 2012 11:32:48 PM

azeem40 said:
I highly discourage buying anywhere that doesn't have good customer service or prices.


I understand and there is no need to worry as my friend is working at the company and it is quite reputable, I am thinking they may not import these specific items :) 
I prefer to buy the items locally because shiping times are down, shipping prices are down, fast service in case it is needed

EDIT: would you please recommend a good optic unit as well, a blue ray writer i mean? I have forgotten I have no idea what to purchase in this case, thank you again
September 16, 2012 12:00:13 AM

azeem40 said:
I highly discourage buying anywhere that doesn't have good customer service or prices.


Also I am not from the UK, but from Eastern Europe and many sites do not deliver here so its whole lot less complicated to buy locally, instead the company seems to not import G.skill, but they do many other such as Corsair, Kingston etc., the same goes for the HDD and SSD and power supply companies
September 16, 2012 12:02:20 AM

Why did you link newegg links then? You didn't even tell us your country.
September 16, 2012 12:10:03 AM

azeem40 said:
Why did you link newegg links then? You didn't even tell us your country.


From Romania, I did not mention it as I did not see the importance of it because I was interested in getting advice building my PC, however I used newegg (and amazon) in order to specify the products I was looking for and keep the pages in the english language, I can link you the website from which I intend to make the purchase www.mediadot.ro but I have no idea how this is more useful seeing as the currency is in local format and that it does not have an english option (might just use google translate though) =))
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