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Final Check on $1200 Gaming Build

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September 29, 2012 3:27:32 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iPcT

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iSxO

Updated list ^ Anyone see anything wrong with this one? Upped the wattage.

As stated, do a final check for me, and let me know if any of these parts put red flags up. I'm open to suggestions on everything but the video card. I'm firm on the Gigabyte 670.
September 29, 2012 3:35:03 AM

Oh, and I will be gaming at 2048x1152, do you think adding another 670 in the future would require me to upgrade the 620W PSU? If so, suggest me a stronger one.
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September 29, 2012 3:44:17 AM

I'd get 750w for 2x 670's. Also, drop the sound card.
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September 29, 2012 3:51:11 AM

Looks good to me. Just get a 750W Antec/Corsair TX/Seasonic.
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September 29, 2012 4:52:04 AM

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.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $38.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-ATX12V-CrossFire-Certifie... $75.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair CX Series CX750 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80PLUS BRONZE Certified Power Supply CP-9020015-NA

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 FREE SHIPPING
SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-WINDFORCE-PCI-Express-Gr... $399.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping | Price after rebate: $379.99
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

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Three-Hundred-Two-Gaming/dp... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Antec Three Hundred Two Gaming Case, Black
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September 29, 2012 5:06:31 AM

I'd upgarde to Corsair 500R case.\the 300 is a bit small and while decent cooling for a single OC'd GFX card, I don't put 2 in those boxes.

I'd use a 750 watter (Corsair TX or XFX Core Ed) of not doing any serious OC'ing....If going tot he max on the CPU and twin OC'd non-reference 670's, Id want Corsair HX or Seasonic X series, 850 watter.

With IB, the 212 is a bit light, it's big brother the 612 will get ya 5-7C more cooling on IB.

For the 670, the one to get is the Asus DCII

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670...

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September 29, 2012 5:14:42 AM

Consider Newegg, Amazon, or a Cooler Master Elite 431 (using right now and keeps my cards nice and cool with three added fans). 750+ watts, Corsair is a good brand. Keep the motherboard and processor, even if someone tells you different. It's a great bang for your buck. Even I'm using it. Aside from that, I think it's good. For the gaming keyboard, check out Razer and Logitech, they're stuff is pretty good. Been using Logitech keyboards for years and Razer seems to have a good build quailty that I can see.

But again, I like it a lot. No, I love it. And if your happy with it, then get it. But PSU is a bit weak for SLI mode in my opinion. You might go up to 800+ even. Best of luck to you though. ^_^
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September 29, 2012 8:04:29 PM

Bump for the updated list in the first post.
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September 29, 2012 8:36:52 PM

i8myhippo said:
Bump for the updated list in the first post.

Drop the sound card. Chances are you won't even think about getting one after trying out the onboard sound first. Save the money.


Better psu down below imo. Unlike that Corsair HX you have in that link that's manufactured by CWT, this one down below is manufactured by Seasonic.

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)


The only difference between the extreme4 and the extreme3 is the number of SATA 6/b ports. Unless you plan on using more than two hard drives save your money and pick up the extreme3. There aren't a lot of reviews on the extreme3 for the fact it's only been out on the shelves now for less than two weeks.

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.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme3/ <------ another look at that board

http://www.asrock.com/mb/index.asp?s=1155 <----- compare the extreme3 with the more expensive extreme4. Always do your homework first before buying.


http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-120mm-RR-212E... $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)


OCZ has one of the worst if not thee worst reputations as a company in general. The only reason you keep seeing OCZ Vertex on here all the time is becuase this board is full of sheep who seem to forget how OCZ has put the screws to their customers in the past including their gaint dud SSD's aka OCZ 3's. People on here have a bad habit of buying into the Kool-Aid. This SSD down below utilizes SF Toggle NAND and it's not only solid, it saves you $20.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 FREE SHIPPING
SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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September 29, 2012 8:53:32 PM

Thanks Why_Me.

Dropped Sound card, switched out the SSD. I have deals on the cooler already from newegg. The PSU I'm getting has a $40 deal today. It costs the same, but is gold rating.

Singnificantly reduced price ($80). Thanks!
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September 29, 2012 8:54:03 PM

Also, changed from extreme 4 to extreme 3, using the newegg combo.
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