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September 28, 2012 1:30:47 AM


Hi, I was hoping to get some advice on my selected parts for my new gaming build. I was hoping to use it for some pretty serious gaming and thought this would be the best choice for me. I've set my budget at around $1500 not including the OS. Also, I will be looking to overclock the CPU to around 4.5GHz.


Corsair Vengance C70 Military Green Midtower Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Asus Maximu V Formula Z77 Motherboard-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


EVGA Superclocked GTX 660ti-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Cooler Master Silent Pro 850w Bronze-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Intel Core I5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Corsair Vengance 16GB memory 1600-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 64MB Cache SATA Gen 3-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ASUS 24x DVD Buner-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Corsair H100 Closed Loop Liquid Coller-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...





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a b 4 Gaming
September 28, 2012 1:40:52 AM

bad. you can do way better

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iqka

-either go full out with watercooling or get a good heatsink
-the formula is not needed
-16gb of ram is not needed
-evga superclocked is just a reference design (which suck compared to mine). mine has much better cooling and is a gtx670
-the c70 has bad airflow apparantly
-you dont need the extra watts

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a b 4 Gaming
September 28, 2012 4:11:34 AM

TheBigTroll said:
bad. you can do way better

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iqka

-either go full out with watercooling or get a good heatsink
-the formula is not needed
-16gb of ram is not needed
-evga superclocked is just a reference design (which suck compared to mine). mine has much better cooling and is a gtx670
-the c70 has bad airflow apparantly
-you dont need the extra watts

OCZ SSD's are not reliable at all.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus's 670 tends to overclock better.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There are much better cases for $100 or even less.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b 4 Gaming
September 28, 2012 5:07:43 AM

zared619 said:
OCZ SSD's are not reliable at all.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus's 670 tends to overclock better.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There are much better cases for $100 or even less.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



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The MSI GTX 670 Power Edition graphics card is based on the MSI Power Edition architecture: Afterburner's Triple Overvoltage allows the GPU, Memory and PLL(Aux) voltages to be adjusted . The Enhanced PWM design provides 25% more current than the reference design to ensure high stability during overclocking.


Twin Frozr IV: 20°C Cooler and 11.7dB Quieter than Reference Board
The MSI GTX 670 Power Edition is equipped with MSI's latest Twin Frozr IV Thermal Design. MSI's exclusive Dust Removal technology automatically reverses the fans at startup to prevent dust build-up dust and optimize the cooling module's ability to dissipate heat.


Patented Propeller Blade technology provides 20% more air flow over conventional fans and increases the effective cooling area. When combined with dual 8 cm temperature-controlled fans, SuperPipe technology, and a nickel-plated copper base, temperatures are effectively reduced by up to 20°C and noise by 11.7dB!


MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition uses the famous Twin Frozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and comes with a large clock speed boost out of the box, making its default clock speed even higher than GTX 680 stock clocks. MSI is asking a $30 price premium for their card, which doesn't look unreasonable, given the improved cooling and higher clocks.When you consider the free game and current rebate i think it's the best buy right now.I ordered two myself today.MSI GTX 670 PE = Silent + Better Overclocking.


http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_gtx_67... (MSI 670 PE Overclocking)


http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r... (670 PE OC)

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a b 4 Gaming
September 28, 2012 5:42:31 AM

Nedyahiske17 said:
Hi, I was hoping to get some advice on my selected parts for my new gaming build. I was hoping to use it for some pretty serious gaming and thought this would be the best choice for me. I've set my budget at around $1500 not including the OS. Also, I will be looking to overclock the CPU to around 4.5GHz.


Corsair Vengance C70 Military Green Midtower Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Asus Maximu V Formula Z77 Motherboard-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


EVGA Superclocked GTX 660ti-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Cooler Master Silent Pro 850w Bronze-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Intel Core I5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Corsair Vengance 16GB memory 1600-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 64MB Cache SATA Gen 3-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ASUS 24x DVD Buner-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Corsair H100 Closed Loop Liquid Coller-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


You have too much money wrapped up into the motherboard, RAM, cpu cooler and over kill psu and you left yourself light on your video card and SSD. The sweet spot in regards to over clocking Ivy Bridge and gains in gaming is 4.2Ghz and that's without adding any voltage. Anything past that is for bragging rights only and to get higher than that you have to sink a crap load of money into a cpu h/s like that H100 you have up there. Also 8GB of RAM is over kill for a gaming build but it's a cheap way of future proofing and in 5+ years from now if and when games ever require a crap load of memory you can always add another 8GB of RAM for a total of 16GB. 750w is what you want psu wise for two of those cards are even two GTX 670's and with your budget you should have no less than a GTX 670 and a 240GB - 256GB SSD. So let's try this. That build down below allows you to add another one of those cards later on in SLI. It includes a Samsung 256GB SSD and MSI GTX 670.


http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Military-Mid-To... $139.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Vengeance Series C70 High Airflow Military Green Mid-Tower Case CC-9011018-WW

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... $336.98 save: $13.00
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

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=ox_sc_a... $27.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $38.99 FREE SHIPPING
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SH-222BB-BEBE-Internal-So... $16.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE 22X SATA DVDRW Internal Drive (Black), Bulk without Software

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0077CR66A/ref=s9_hps_... $195.77 & 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.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Cache-Desktop-Dri... $81.94 & 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/MSI-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-N670-... $409.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping| Price after rebate: $399.99
MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 OC 2GB GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card N670 PE 2GD5/OC

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $90.38 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Total: $1,450.73 *not including shipping & rebates


http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_in_-2_p_4_16?rh=... <----- side fans for that case, and your going to want them or at least one for now and another if and when you decide to add a second card in SLI.


http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Ed... <----- Review of that MSI GTX 670 w/benchmarks
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a b 4 Gaming
September 28, 2012 12:35:21 PM

zared619 said:
OCZ SSD's are not reliable at all.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus's 670 tends to overclock better.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There are much better cases for $100 or even less.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


the ocz vertex 4 is based off of marvel hardware. so you are techincally saying the m4 is not reliable?

asus being better? :pfff: 
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a b 4 Gaming
September 28, 2012 12:40:43 PM

TheBigTroll said:
if the seasonic is on sale, get that instead of the xfx xxx even though they are both made by seasonic
Yep the PSU will only end up costing him $110 that's a steal!
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a b 4 Gaming
September 28, 2012 1:07:48 PM

I stand corrected on the asus being better, which is fine, I love MSI gpu's. Thanks for the benchmarks.

As for the vertex 4, I was unaware that they got smart and decided to use a different controller. I was basing my statement on previous OCZ drives. My information was dated. Again, I stand corrected.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 28, 2012 1:52:15 PM

their older drives were crap (vertex 3 and agility 3).
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