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October 1, 2012 5:07:38 PM

Hello, I'm seeking information on a 800$ build, someone is selling these around here, already build, all new, guaranteed and was wondering if the build is any good. I've looked on pcpartpicker and it's listed as 800$ (canada) and they are selling these 850$ here all tax in, no shipping too.

Here's the parts:

Gigabyte Z77 D3H Intel 1155 motherboard
Intel i5 3570K Sandy Bridge unlocked CPU
Zalman CNPS5X CPU cooler
Sapphire HD6850 256-bit 1GB GDDR5 video card
8GB Kingston HyperX 1600mhz memory
Western Digital Black 1 Terrabyte SATA III 7200rpm hard drive OR
120GB SSD (Sandisk Extreme, OCZ Vertex, Crucial M4, etc.) OR (+$110 for both)
LiteOn DVD writer
Zalman Z11 gaming PC case
Antec 450 watt 80 plus bronze power supply

Thank you very much.

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October 1, 2012 5:29:45 PM
October 1, 2012 11:08:48 PM

I looked on pcpartpicker and the pieces come up to 800$ and it doesnt include shipping nor windows 7 wich is included at 850$ in my first post with taxes and everything included. Only thing that bothers me is the video card but i could always upgrade that later? The 6850 can play most games on high with that kind of setup no?
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October 1, 2012 11:20:33 PM

yeah but a 6850 looks dumb on a i5 3570k. it will only play on high settings while mine can easily hit ultra or max for not that much more

and also, where do you live in canada. ncix is having 5 bucks deal for shipping
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October 1, 2012 11:36:05 PM

both of these builds are awful. a 6850..? thats bad you have wasted money somewhere
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October 1, 2012 11:42:15 PM

Assuming you're not overclocking, check out my $650 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module14669582...
Switch the 7850 for the 7870 (+$58 before rebates $38 after)
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD5693&v...
Total: $698 before rebates, $678 after.

You get the i5 3450 which although you can't overclock is a more than compatent CPU. Honestly, with the stock performance of current i5's there isn't a huge point to overclock other than the benchmarks. But I wouldn't recommend running a daily computer on overclocked voltages.

As for the GPU, way better than the 6850, light years ahead. You may not get the SSD but honestly at your budget, a GPU is more important than an SSD. The 6850 is outdated for current games. Period. I had a 5850 I should know, it equates to the 6850.

7870 vs 6850
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=539
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October 1, 2012 11:46:56 PM

^ Fail, a link to no build lols.
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October 1, 2012 11:53:00 PM

TheBigTroll said:
use the permalink provided not the URL on the top of your browser.

yeah, i messed it up lol
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October 1, 2012 11:56:27 PM

its medium

-no need for a black 500gb hard drive. i can get a 1tb with that much cash
-cheaper 650w units out there that are seasonic OEM
-if he is not to crossfire or SLI, 550w makes more sense
-the viper 3 is the same ram but in red and is 2 bucks cheaper
-much cheaper 7850s out there. i can get a 7870 for that price'
-better cases for that amount of money
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October 2, 2012 12:00:14 AM

true on the HDD
i like the psu b/c it is modular
i had a 620w bc in case he sli/crossfire
i choose the intel style because it matches mobo
the 7850 is the power edition, so it can compare to a stock 7870 at that price
i like the case, thats my only excuse :) 
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October 2, 2012 12:01:41 AM

a paint job isnt worth 2 bucks. everyone knows that

im comparing the 7850 to my xfx double dissipation 7870.
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October 2, 2012 12:03:35 AM

its only 2 bucks though.
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October 2, 2012 12:06:48 AM

i can buy a good sized bag of chips for my battlestation
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October 2, 2012 12:07:08 AM

and its like you will ever see your ram that much
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October 2, 2012 12:09:37 AM

with a window you can and nice a bag of chips
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October 2, 2012 12:13:36 AM

I would have to say that with a better/bigger motherboard OP will have the option TO CF/SLI in the future at 8x/8x, having that option is better than not having it at all when it's less of a hassle now. Also either way OP needs OS so both your build would be too much for the OPs budget.

Honestly, I'd sacrifice OCing for a better GPU any day, especially when the i5 3450 performs so close anyways.
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October 2, 2012 3:05:47 PM

Those builds dont have an os though so im busting... thats the thing with the original build, graphic card sucks but i get an os wich is worth 100$ all alone...
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October 2, 2012 6:19:34 PM

Just ordered a few items from ncix, read the thread and decided to go a different way, here's what I ordered today, everything was on special:

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 16MB Cache 7200RPM 3.5IN SATA Internal Hard Drive OEM
was 54.99$ instead of 74.99$. Saved 20$

Antec One Mid-Tower Gaming ATX Case Black 3X5.25 5X3.5 2X2.5 Front USB3.0 Top Rear 120MM Fans No PSU
was 39.99 instead of 59.99$ Saved 20$

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance Blue 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit
was 34.99 instead of 45$. Saved 10$

Samsung SH-224BB 24X SATA DVD Writer Black
was 14.99 instead of 26$. Saved 10$

I'll look for other deals meanwhile, still have the motherboard, cpu, graphic card and power supply to go...
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October 2, 2012 6:22:39 PM

The Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W power supply is 59.99 instead of 79.99 on newegg.ca, worth it?
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October 2, 2012 7:45:40 PM

I was looking at a 3550/ASRock H77M combo as suggested but the asrock h77m in canada is 109.99$ instead of 69.99 in the U.S. Any other motherboard suggestions using pcpartpicker canada for a i5 3550? I decided I wont overclock and buy a HD 7870 instead as suggested also.
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October 2, 2012 11:54:59 PM

aznshinobi said:
Wait did you not check out my build guide for $700? it'd work out well.

But yeah, go with this
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

The i5 3450 is fine.

Don't go with any of the Rosewill except the Green, Capstone, Fotress or Hive series PSUs in my personal opinion the listed are the most reliable of their PSUs.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Yes I did check your build, the Asrock B75M-GL is b.o. on ncix when i placed my order and couldnt find the antec one illusion case on pcpartpicker so I went with antec one case. Your build is what convinced me to go for a 3450 and not overclocking and getting a better video card instead :) 
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October 2, 2012 11:57:15 PM

ncix had a great deal last week where a i5 3450 and a msi z77-g45 motherboard was selling for 269.99. guess you would have to wait for wendsday night
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October 3, 2012 12:06:33 AM

Wedsneday night is the new specials?
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October 3, 2012 12:12:37 AM

yeah. they offically start at 11 but you can always press f5 at around 9 to see the new banner showing the sale
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October 3, 2012 1:07:53 AM

malakhov said:
Yes I did check your build, the Asrock B75M-GL is b.o. on ncix when i placed my order and couldnt find the antec one illusion case on pcpartpicker so I went with antec one case. Your build is what convinced me to go for a 3450 and not overclocking and getting a better video card instead :) 


Haha glad it helped and B.O? Not sure what that means. The Antec One Illusion is currently out of stock but the Antec One is a solid case.
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October 3, 2012 12:06:23 PM

Found the ASRock B75M-GL in stock at canada computer for 59.99 and a 10$ mir. One thing that worries me is this that I've read in a review before buying it:

"Cons: no 20 pin entry for USB 3.0 front panels, be weary of this when you're building.

if your case has USB 3.0 in the front, this won't work

unless you buy an internal adaptor (which I cant find) or a PCI card that has a 20 pin attaches to it"

My antec one case has usb 3.0 in front, that means it won't work?
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October 3, 2012 12:08:06 PM

actually, why not ask the people over at the ncix forums. there are many awesome people there to help you out. not to mention there are usually store representatives that reply
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October 3, 2012 12:10:22 PM

aznshinobi said:
Haha glad it helped and B.O? Not sure what that means. The Antec One Illusion is currently out of stock but the Antec One is a solid case.

Sorry hehe, meant out of stock but said back ordered instead.

TheBigTroll said:
yeah. they offically start at 11 but you can always press f5 at around 9 to see the new banner showing the sale

Thank you I'll wait until tonight.
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October 4, 2012 2:38:29 AM

Just looked and found this new deal:

NCIX Bundle Deal Intel Core i5 3470 Dual Core CPU & MSI Z77A-G41 HDMI CrossFireX USB3.0 Motherboard
244.99$ instead of 334.99$

Is this better than a B75M-GL at 59.99$ and a i5 3570 at 219.99$ total = 279.98$?

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October 4, 2012 2:51:28 AM

Just found the MSI Z77A-G41 at 63$ instead of 116$ at newegg.ca

So for this build, am I better to get an MSI Z77A-G41 or B75M-GL for about the same price?
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October 4, 2012 3:58:08 AM

Get the Z77A-G41. The i5 3450 is what you want. Not sure why they listed the i5 3470 as a dual core. All i5's are quad-core. For desktops at least.
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October 4, 2012 10:38:22 AM

i dont see why not to getting a i5 3470 when they are the same price here.

id suggest getting the z77-g41+ i5 3470 package
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October 4, 2012 1:05:48 PM

Thank you.
I was wondering if the package was worth it until last night, this deal on the msi z77a-g41 makes me wonder if I could get the 3570k and overclock instead since it's a z77 chipset..

245$ for i5 3470 and msi z77a-g41
or
278$ for i5 3570k and msi z77a-g41

Makes me wonder, what do you guys think?


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October 4, 2012 1:10:23 PM

the k chip is not going to be useful to you if you are not overclocking
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October 4, 2012 6:46:31 PM

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 54.99$
Samsung SH-224BB 24X SATA DVD Writer 14.99$
Antec One Mid-Tower Gaming ATX Case 39.99$
Corsair Vengeance Blue 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 34.99$
Intel Core i5 3470 &
MSI Z77A-G41 244.99$

Sitting at 448.43$ with taxes and shipping this far if I order the msi and i5 3470 wich I'm still debating. I know it's good value wise but I'm wondering if it's better to put a little bit more in the cpu/mobo with a 212 evo cooler now and wait for black friday for a video card or just get the i53470 and msi combo now and wait for black friday for a video card or get everything now.

I can live without a video card until black friday, that's not a problem. I ask your advice once again, you guys have been very helpful thus far.

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October 4, 2012 8:12:59 PM

So this is it, I'm done, this is the build I've went with. I just found a store here selling the i5 3570 here 190$ CAD wich is the same price of the ie 3450 and i5 3470 for me online (194$) so this was a no brainer.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

With shipping and taxes I'm at 530$ wich means I have more than enough for windows 7 and a HD 7870 ghz card, wich is way better than the computer I was planning to buy starting this thread, thank you all very much.

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October 5, 2012 12:43:39 AM

Looks solid! No problem and the build turned out very good!
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October 6, 2012 12:04:06 AM

TheBigTroll said:
we dont have black friday in canada. only boxing day in ontario.

there is cheaper ram that i found. here you go
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=74756&vpn=PVI38G...

I usually go to the u.s for the black friday weekend so that was an option :) 

Thanks for the RAM but it was too late, already ordered the vengeance at 34$ but thanks though, very nice of you.
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October 6, 2012 12:04:34 AM

aznshinobi said:
Looks solid! No problem and the build turned out very good!

Yes, thank you, now I'm debating weither or not I will build it myself.
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October 6, 2012 12:56:40 AM

Build it yourself! It's always a nice experience!
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October 13, 2012 7:09:39 PM

Best answer selected by Malakhov.
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October 21, 2012 12:39:46 AM

This morning I got a gigabyte 7850 oc 2gb from ncix for 109$ after rebate. My build ended like this:

i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core
ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB
Antec One ATX Mid Tower
Rosewill 530W ATX12V / EPS12V
Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer
Asus VS228H-P 21.5" monitor

for 796$ after taxes and shipping and I have 35$ worth or rebates coming back my way, thanks again!

And I built it myself, was a great experience :) 
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