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September 20, 2012 5:05:12 AM


I would like to ask the hobbyist and pro's their opinion on my current wish list build because i'm building for the first time and would most likely build what others recommend..so far my parts are

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core BX80637I53570K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) CML16GX3M4A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply : CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm leaving the cooling and graphics cards to your recommendations..If possible i would like to stay up to the current parts available but without having to buy like rampage extreme or some other extreme version of a part.

My budget is within $1600-$2000..but cheaper is good

I would also like to know if the parts i picked were compatible with each other and if certain parts were overkill when paired with the other parts..any advice would be very much apprecaited..thank you
September 20, 2012 5:18:13 AM

Your parts are all compatible i recommend you one of these for cpu cooler CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


CPU Cooler:Thermaltake CLP0564 Frio Dual 120mm Universal CPU Cooler - LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA775, LGA2011, AM3, AM2+, AM2. "Received The Overclockers Tech Gold Award"
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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September 20, 2012 5:21:40 AM

also your psu is overkill unless you plan on running three cards a 750W would be fine
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September 20, 2012 5:27:49 AM

For coolers I like the V6 or V8, if you want you could go to Corsair H80 or H100 but that is budget dependent on the future 1+ on the graphics card suggestion though that is a very good card and should OC like a champ.
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September 20, 2012 8:03:26 AM

thankx so much for the great recommendations and quick replies...thanks to these..this wish list might actually be come true sooner than i thought...was waiting until that Black Friday by end of november thing..
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thanks so much bigcyco1 and rishiswaz...
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1 more question though..this might be out of topic but what is the best cpu thermal compound/paste out right now that a newbie like me can use on a build?
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September 20, 2012 2:27:57 PM

Another and probably last question is what is the best monitor out now for gaming...preferably 1 that has the following

1920 x 1080 or 1920 x 1200
ips
led backlit
built in speakers
60 hz or 120 hz..preferably 120

i see the dell u2412m a lot but what are some that are better if not better bang for the buck...thanks again for your replies
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September 20, 2012 10:56:13 PM

- i was wondering since bigcyco1 recommended the gtx 670 if you guys could recommend another build stemming from the gtx 670 if not a dual/sli gtx 670 and a monitor to go with it that will utilize the full power of a single gtx 670 as well as a dual/sli gtx670

- this other build is to see if i can lower the budget needed since i noticed the motherboard i picked might a little overkill for what i'm intending it for..which is gaming..maybe..maybe a little overclock..some water cooling (closed loop) but no custom loop systems like from frozencpu...

- i mostly play fps games and want to know if trying to go 120 hz will get in the way of achieving more fps from the graphics cards..if 120hz is not possible should i just go with a bigger monitor instead?

- trying to see if i can save on the other components and buy a 2nd gtx 670 or spend it on a nice monitor since i have to buy a new one as well.

..thanks again for your replies guys...it's very much appreciated
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September 21, 2012 1:10:18 AM

In my experience, call me crazy but between 60 and 120 I have not noticed a difference. The only thing I really know for sure 120 would be good for is 3D and if you do not plan to use that then I am not all too sure.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... that seems to be a solid choice however I have to tell you as the quality of the monitor goes up the chance of built in speakers goes down.
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September 21, 2012 2:20:18 AM

This XFX psu down below is manufactured by Seasonic as are all XFX psu's. Windows 7 is combo'd with the motherboard. Just add a case to this build.


http://www.amazon.com/XFX-PRO750W-Semi-Modular-80Plus-S... $111.71 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping | Price after rebate: $101.71
XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80Plus 750 Watt Power Supply (Silver)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $279.98 save: $10.00 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $379.98 save: $18.00 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Cooler Master TPC 812 RR-T812-24PK-R1 120mm Sleeve with Dual Vertical Vapor Chamber TPC 812 CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $55.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model 997015

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD-RW-Serial-Internal-DR... $23.49 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Cache-Desktop-Dri... $85.61 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Western Digital 1 TB WD Blue SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive

http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC2... $199.90 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC256B/WW

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $409.99 - $400.00 after $10.00 rebate
MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Total: $1,446.65 *not including shipping & rebates


http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Ed... <----- review of that MSI GTX 670 w/benchmarks

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme6/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios update

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-g... <----- review of that board w/benchmarks

http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=265... <----- review of that CM cpu h/s @ Frosty Tech

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm <----- that same CM cpu h/s on Frosty Tech's Top 5 list
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September 21, 2012 2:45:05 AM

rishiswaz said:
In my experience, call me crazy but between 60 and 120 I have not noticed a difference. The only thing I really know for sure 120 would be good for is 3D and if you do not plan to use that then I am not all too sure.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... that seems to be a solid choice however I have to tell you as the quality of the monitor goes up the chance of built in speakers goes down.




wow rishi..thanks again..very helpful and knowledgeable there..i'll keep that in mind..you've been very helpful
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September 21, 2012 3:47:58 AM

unike said:
wow rishi..thanks again..very helpful and knowledgeable there..i'll keep that in mind..you've been very helpful


No problem, what else is this section for besides helping people? (Ignoring trolls and fanboys).

EDIT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2IF9ZPwgDM found a good video about it too where Linus from Linus tech tips/NCIX tech tips was wrong a few times about 60hz vs 120hz and his job is to look for the differences in computer hardware for performance levels

EDIT #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWEpIwNDeCA&feature=relm... is another blind test for 120 vs 60 except with an average gamer not some pro or hardware tester
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September 22, 2012 4:02:19 AM

thankx again rishi...those were good intuitive videos....i'm probably just gonna go with some cheaper models so i can do a possible 3 monitor setup in the near future..as long as its 1920x1080 with minimum 60hz

..and still thinking if i should switch to the asus maximus V formula or that MSI MPower board...will see how things play out for a month...

..thankx again guys for all your help...will post 1 last time right before i do the final build on a separate thread
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October 2, 2012 3:06:46 AM

..Thanks soo much to experts/hobbyist/pro's and other spilunkers of this forum/community..if it wasn't for you guys..i wouldn't have done this daunting first time build..just got done building the tower about 2 hours ago and spent the past 2 hours staring and admiring it...

..i still pretty stuck with the asus maximus v formula motherboard but everything else was from you recommendation...specially the cpu cooler...that noctua nh-d14 is HUUUUUGGGEEE!!!!...first time i saw it..i thought it was the wrong cooler thinking it wouldn't fit with the other components...yet they all fell into place with room to spare...

...and man-o-man this cooler master haf xm mid-tower is no joke...it's heavy as hell and did i mention...HUUUUUGGGEEEE!!!!...but ooo so nice for air cooling...has comes with big fans to complement the noctua..

....i was relieved when i turned it on for the first time and saw it "POST"..pphheewww....now all i'm waiting for is the OS, new monitor and optical drive...which is suppose to arrive in a few days....

thanks again guys...prolly won't be posting for a while but will always drop by to keep up with whats new and whats in...
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October 4, 2012 4:15:37 AM

Congrats on the first build ! :) 
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