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October 10, 2012 4:34:55 PM

Hello I need some new input on a new computer. I will use it for gaming (1080 resolution), some advanced excel and some database tasks. I am Norwegian and the biggest PC component site here is komplett.no also kelkoo.no is like a price search engine which can be used if komplett doesn't have some parts or they are cheaper elsewere, I also included link to all the part categories under so you can hopefully navigate the site easily. My budget is roughly 12.000 kr (including monitor) which I think is roughly equally to 1000-1400$ (for pc parts), but I can spend over that if some parts make a big difference etc.

So the first thing I need some help with is if this pack is worth it. The parts included cost 6.433 bought seperately and the pack cost 5.795 which is a nice discount.
It contains:
CPU: Intel® LGA1155 Core i5-3570K
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LX, Socket-1155, ATX, Z77, DDR3, 1xG3+1xG2-PCIe-x16, CFX, VGA, DVI, HDMI, UEFI
Ram: Corsair XMS3 1600MHz 16GB Vengeance CL9
GPU: Gainward GeForce GTX670 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E

I'm no expert and I just picked some parts that I have heard is good in some reviews so feel free to change anything, also will the CPU cooler fit with this RAM and motherboard?


CPU: Intel® LGA1155 Core i5-3570K

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-C14 CPU Kjøler - 735

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LX

RAM: Corsair XMS3 1600MHz 16GB Vengeance CL9

Normal Hard Drive: Western Digital® Desktop Green 2TB - 719

SSD: Samsung SSD 830 Series 256GB 2.5" with kit - 1.699kr

Video Card: Gainward GeForce GTX670 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus Midi Tower - 745kr

Power Supply: Corsair TX V2 650W PSU - 835kr

Optical Drive: Lite-On DVD±RW Writer IHAS124-19 - 195kr

Monitor: BenQ 24" LED GL2450HM - 1.195 kr

Operating System: Don't need

Total: 11.773

I also noticed they had a Gainward GeForce GTX 680 2GB PhysX CUDA on sale for 3.599 which seem pretty cheap, but then I have to remove the pack.

Thanks for helping

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October 10, 2012 4:49:36 PM

The build looks very nice.
I would not change a thing.

At 1080P a GTX670 is very good.
If replacing the pack costs you anything more(net) to get a GTX680, it is probably not worth it.
There is very little advantage to the GTX680 @1080P compared to the GTX670.
October 10, 2012 4:56:14 PM

if I were you I would go with that package. It's a good system plus the discount.
October 10, 2012 6:22:51 PM

I'd personally use this as your RAM over the XMS: http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=744179

I'm also not entirely sure a HAF 912 will accommodate a Noctua D14 - you might want to use the NH-U9B instead: http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=572572

I'm not too familiar with Gainward cards - I think they use a reference cooler, try the Gigabyte instead: http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=751040

Otherwise I think everything else looks good, I say go for it.
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