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New desktop CPU, i5-3570k, GTX670, 128 GB SSD, Budget 800-1200

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September 19, 2012 6:33:21 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: October probably. Just thought I should get this out of the way.

Budget Range: 800-1200 

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming generally, everything else plays second fiddle. Home surfing, videos

Are you buying a monitor: No 

Parts to Upgrade: Everything. I've got a 2TB HDD that I'll be reusing for media storage.

Do you need to buy OS: No 

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any

Location: Singapore, not in the US

Parts preference:  i5-3570k, GTX670, 128 GB SSD

Overclocking: Maybe, never tried my hand at it before

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, if it gives me more value compared to buying one Graphics card

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Would like case to have a window. Preferably low noise levels and low temperature. 

Why Are You Upgrading: building a new PC
September 19, 2012 7:56:06 AM

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-80PLUS-Certified-Modular-... $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

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Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

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Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE 22X SATA DVDRW Internal Drive (Black), Bulk without Software

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-2-5-Inch-Solid-SDSSDP-128... $89.95 + $0.00 shipping
SanDisk 128 GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SDSSDP-128G- G25)

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GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 670 WINDFORCE 2X OC Edition 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 3.0 2x DVI/HDMI/DP SLI Ready Graphics Card GV-N670WF2-2GD

Total: $966.79 *not including shipping & rebates


http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?cat=CPU&Model=Z77... <----- another look at that board

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <----- another look at that card

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September 19, 2012 12:09:50 PM
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September 21, 2012 4:18:43 AM

What do you guys think about this?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/i4Ql

Would like to change the cooler to something less ugly.

Is 16GB of RAM neccesary?

Do I really need an 80Plus Gold Certified PSU?

Any other neat looking cases with side windows that I could consider? I was deciding between this and the cooler master storm enforcer.

Thanks for the help. :) 

Have a 4 year old CD drive, 1 2TB Hitachi 7200 RPM drive, and 1 500GB HDD that I'll be salvaging off the old computer.
September 21, 2012 11:12:09 AM

1:no problem with the d14. like you can see it that much
2: first of all, 1.65v ram is bad for intel systems. and second you dont need that much ram
3:you dont. the one i recommended is more than enough
4:the samsung drive in my opinion is more trusted than the vertex 4. either one is ok
5: the msi power edition is a overall better gtx670 than the windforce. the cooler is about the same but the msi has overvolting support that no other card. lets you have a little more headroom in overclocking
6:you can check this case out

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...(Computer%20Cases%20-%20ATX%20Form)-_-Fractal%20Design-_-11352025&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=

there is a grey version
September 28, 2012 4:53:39 PM

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