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October 6, 2012 4:30:46 AM

Hello Everyone,

Here is my latest update on the system that want to build with an ease in my mind for the next years to come.

Please take a look and let me know what you think.

ps. Dont comment about my case because I don't care - That is the one I am getting :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($83.74 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($193.75 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($519.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHBS112-04 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($60.39 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) ($127.72 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech 920-000914 Wired Slim Keyboard ($68.28 @ B&H)
Mouse: Logitech Wireless Mouse M525 Wireless Optical Mouse ($19.99 @ CompUSA)
Other: Rosewill RCW-566 50ft. /Network Cable Cat 6 Black ($7.99)
Other: JVC HAFX1X Headphone Xtreme-Xplosivs ($17.99)
Other: Rosewill RTK-002 Anti-Static Wrist Strap ($4.99)
Total: $2014.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

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October 6, 2012 4:38:41 AM

looks amazing to me, what are you using it for?
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October 6, 2012 5:27:45 AM

For that price, I don't think you could get any better.
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October 6, 2012 5:36:42 AM

The motherboard is a gimmick, it's essentially the ASUS P8Z77-V PRO and the ASRock z77 Extreme6. Both have actually more features.

The GTX 680 is a very overpriced card. It performs really close to the GTX670 and is outperformed a bit by the 7970 GHz Edition.

Make sure that RAM is low profile. If this is for gaming, 8gb is plenty you don't need 16.
Getting only 2 modules is preferable.

Everything else looks great. Solid build.
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October 6, 2012 6:09:42 AM

^+1

Though the EVGA 670 is not recommended since it has a reference-design cooler.

The Sapphire Vapor-X 6gb is only ever useful on a 6-monitor setup. :p 
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October 6, 2012 3:26:15 PM

Thank you everyone for your responses.

I'll use that system on a single monitor (SAMSUNG SYNCMASTER SMS23A550H)

It will serve a purpose of a silent gaming pc with not much interest of pushing too hard on overclocking.

I am intending to buy another card later on when the price goes down, but is not a necessary right now.

In regards of the video card, I am looking on the best single monitor, to be very fast and as quiet as possible without exceeding and <$600

About the motherboard, I am totally clueless and try to go by reading reviews. Somehow, everyone seems to like the one i picked.

Once again, thank you all.
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October 6, 2012 3:30:23 PM

If you're reading Newegg reviews, of course most of them would like it. They bought it.
I already pointed out stuff about the motherboard.

There's nothing really much I can say more that I haven't said in my first post, if you bothered reading it.

If there are any questions, feel free to ask them.
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October 6, 2012 3:57:22 PM

excella1221 said:
If you're reading Newegg reviews, of course most of them would like it. They bought it.
I already pointed out stuff about the motherboard.

There's nothing really much I can say more that I haven't said in my first post, if you bothered reading it.

If there are any questions, feel free to ask them.


Excella1221 Obviously I read your post and thank you for that. The additional information was to provide more info for clarification of my intended build.
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October 6, 2012 9:53:37 PM

Also, is it possible someone to tell me what is wrong with the : Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard?

I am tired hearing everyone bashing that board without giving me any reason why. If is that bad, why does it hold high sale scores on Newegg and Amazon?
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October 6, 2012 9:59:54 PM

DionTheGreek said:
Also, is it possible someone to tell me what is wrong with the : Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard?

I am tired hearing everyone bashing that board without giving me any reason why. If is that bad, why does it hold high sale scores on Newegg and Amazon?



because its purchased based on looks and not on performance. it goes back to my statement saying that it performs basically the same as 170$ boards

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|13-131-820^13-131-820-TS%2C13-131-819^13-131-819-TS%2C13-131-821^13-131-821-TS%2C13-131-848^13-131-848-TS

for example, look at the asus boards ranging in prices. note that they are moderately similar in what they have, but the middle 2 actually have wifi and the sabertooth doesn't. Then you have to question where that cost that should have went to wifi has gone, which in the end points you to the direction of aesthetics. The "armor" on the sabertooth adds no performance. if it gets dusty, it wouldnt matter as much as the only thing dust would affect performance heavy is anything connected to the motherboard, the gpus is unprotected and the cpu is covered by the heatsink that is on it.
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October 6, 2012 10:42:36 PM

Thank you guys for your responses.

So, what board do you reccomend to use on that $2000 build that will be stable and provide me the best features?

Range around $200-250 is ok.

In addition, what board comes with the best gui? I am interested to learn more about them.

Gigabyte? Asus? AsRock?
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October 7, 2012 3:03:57 AM

You don't need to spend that much.
ASUS P8Z77-V PRO or ASRock z77 Extreme 6 can serve you well, essentially the Sabertooth, and both are relatively cheaper.
Click here to see comparison. Then choose between the two on which features you'll more likely need.
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October 8, 2012 5:23:28 AM

Best answer selected by DionTheGreek.
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