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October 8, 2012 3:36:17 AM

A while back I made a post about suggestions for a good, solid pc. I did some heavy research on multiple things, and came up with this. Here is the link.

-http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jkI9

I have a few questions. One, I am fairly sure on the 7870 for a video card. What brand would you recommend? I want something that will last. I heard the gigabyte has good cooling, but is there any other one that is for reliable?

And also, I don't want a ssd and 500 gb of storage is enough for me. Thanks in advance!

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October 8, 2012 3:46:28 AM

-Get the Hyper 212 EVO
-Get the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Mother Board
-Get the Asus Radeon 7870
-Low Profile RAM memory
-Cheaper Optical Drive
-Better PSU, modular
-Use the thermal paste that comes with CPU COOLER
-Static Band is not a must, but if you want get it

Here you go, http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jFKh
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October 8, 2012 3:51:36 AM

loresr97 said:
-Get the Hyper 212 EVO
-Get the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Mother Board
-Get the Asus Radeon 7870
-Low Profile RAM memory
-Cheaper Optical Drive
-Better PSU, modular
-Use the thermal paste that comes with CPU COOLER
-Static Band is not a must, but if you want get it

Here you go, http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jFKh


I don't want asrock because I heard they are as good quality as other motherboards. I'll look into the asus graphics card. I'm fairly sure the cpu cooler I want doesn't have thermal paste that comes with it. I chose that ram because I'm going to overclock it. I know, I know, but i don't want a modular psu. I the area I live in I get lot's of static.
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October 8, 2012 3:58:18 AM

CheesyHotDogPuff said:
I don't want asrock because I heard they are as good quality as other motherboards. I'll look into the asus graphics card. I'm fairly sure the cpu cooler I want doesn't have thermal paste that comes with it. I chose that ram because I'm going to overclock it. I know, I know, but i don't want a modular psu. I the area I live in I get lot's of static.


Asrock is good mobo, but it's your decision.
The CPU Cooler does bring its own paste.
Why overclock ram? 1600 is enough. Try overclocking CPU.
Modular PSU are better, less extra wires on the case. Less stress.
If you build on wooden surface, without wearing any socks, and with feet on nonstatic surface nothing will happen
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October 8, 2012 4:54:43 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jG67
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jG67/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jG67/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($432.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair C70 Arctic White (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1279.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

if it is to overpriced then switch out the case for something cheaper will suggest NZXT 210 white. this build allows you to add another card into the system and ud3h is a full featured board for a good price

EDIT:
looked into your build. if it is a gaming build buying a higher end motherboard won't really do much(especially compared to the ud3h) you would rather get a stronger GPU.

the Ram has tall heatsinks i would go for low profile ones like the ones i posted(of course they come in different colors)

the CM 212 evo does come with thermal paste and buying an aftermarket paste isnt really going to do much

it seems that you needed a keyboard, mouse, and monitor(didnt see that earlier) and i will change my build 2 the following'

also you can save $100 and just torrent Win7
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October 8, 2012 5:06:31 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jG9X
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jG9X/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jG9X/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($432.86 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.44 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1301.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

if you would want to upgrade this computer then you would want to get a 750W PSU instead of a 500W

i would suggest an HX750(can go a cheaper one but i like modular supplies better)

also switch the case for this

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005869IUY/?tag=pcpapi-20

the case i put in the build got mixed up with the old NZXT 210, this one up above is a more updated version of the 210
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October 8, 2012 4:24:54 PM

loresr97 said:
Asrock is good mobo, but it's your decision.
The CPU Cooler does bring its own paste.
Why overclock ram? 1600 is enough. Try overclocking CPU.
Modular PSU are better, less extra wires on the case. Less stress.
If you build on wooden surface, without wearing any socks, and with feet on nonstatic surface nothing will happen

The ram has to be manually overclocked for it to go to 1600. I still think it would be a good idea to have a static band.
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October 8, 2012 4:28:11 PM

boulbox said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jG67
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jG67/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jG67/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($432.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair C70 Arctic White (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1279.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

if it is to overpriced then switch out the case for something cheaper will suggest NZXT 210 white. this build allows you to add another card into the system and ud3h is a full featured board for a good price

EDIT:
looked into your build. if it is a gaming build buying a higher end motherboard won't really do much(especially compared to the ud3h) you would rather get a stronger GPU.

the Ram has tall heatsinks i would go for low profile ones like the ones i posted(of course they come in different colors)

the CM 212 evo does come with thermal paste and buying an aftermarket paste isnt really going to do much

it seems that you needed a keyboard, mouse, and monitor(didnt see that earlier) and i will change my build 2 the following'

also you can save $100 and just torrent Win7

Hell no I don't want to torrent Win7. And I plan to overclock my video card. Okay, I'll drop the thermal paste. And i want the tall ram because it is more cool (As in cold and looks better.)
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October 8, 2012 5:37:43 PM

The only possible problem with the taller ram is interference with the CPU cooler. If you're certain that won't be an issue, then no harm.
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October 10, 2012 3:25:22 AM

loresr97 said:
Asrock is good mobo, but it's your decision.
The CPU Cooler does bring its own paste.
Why overclock ram? 1600 is enough. Try overclocking CPU.
Modular PSU are better, less extra wires on the case. Less stress.
If you build on wooden surface, without wearing any socks, and with feet on nonstatic surface nothing will happen

I wnat the thermal paste because i heard it better thermal paste can decrease temps up to 10 degrees celsius.
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October 10, 2012 3:36:24 AM

CheesyHotDogPuff said:
I wnat the thermal paste because i heard it better thermal paste can decrease temps up to 10 degrees celsius.


10 degrees celsius, wow, can I know exactly which thermal paste? Sounds like magic to me.
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October 10, 2012 11:12:51 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Mid-Tower-Compute... $74.71 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series Black 300R Mid-Tower Computer Case (CC-9011014-WW)

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CORSAIR CX Series CX750 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

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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/Cooler-Master-Hyper-120mm-RR-212E... $30.99 & 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 $5 off w/ promo code EMCJNNA225, ends 10/10
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/Gigabyte-PCI-Express-Displayport-... $229.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 OC 2GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 3.0 DVI-I/DVI-D/HDMI/Displayport SLI Ready Graphics Card GV-N660OC-2GD
Core Clock: 1033MHz (Base) 1098MHz (Boost) - Memory Clock: 6008MHz
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October 11, 2012 10:48:36 PM

CheesyHotDogPuff said:
Any aftermarket thermal paste. Such as this - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - This specific thermal paste is of better quality, too.

I know it's good quality, but you realize how much 10 celsius is right? I don't think aftermarket pastes give a real difference in temperature.
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October 11, 2012 11:36:09 PM

CheesyHotDogPuff said:
Any aftermarket thermal paste. Such as this - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - This specific thermal paste is of better quality, too.

1)All CM coolers come with a small tube of MX-4 thermal compound which is as good as it gets. So don't purchase a tube of thermal compound if you plan on purchasing a CM cpu h/s.

2) That RAM with the tall cake cutter heat spreaders like that Corsair you have in your build does nothing more than impede the cpu heat sink. Unless you plan on using that RAM as a hair comb, ditch it for RAM with low profile heat spreaders.

3) The CM EVO that's been posted on this thread more than once has been posted because it has a better mounting system, adjustable fans, and it's all around a better cooler than the older CM 212.

4) You sunk a crap load of $$$ into that board that's meant for people who plan on running a RAID set up and need the extra SATA 6/b ports. Unless you plan on running more than a single mechanical hard drive then look for a cheaper board that supports dual vid cards

5) You went light on your psu. Look at a 750w psu so you have some headroom for over clocking, etc....

6) Cases are a personal preference but the Antec 900 has horrible cable management. It has pretty blue lights but that's about it. The Corsair 400R and Cooler Master 922 come in at the same price yet provide better working room.

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