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New PC build (~2.000 Dollar build / ~11.000DKK )

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October 14, 2012 3:46:06 PM

Hello everyone, I'm about to build/buy a new PC, and this is what I've got in mind...



Approximate Purchase Date: During the next two weeks.

Budget Range: ~2.000 USD (which is basically equivalent to the Danish currency of 11.000DKK).

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, and the occasional internet surfing.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, expecting to aquire a 24", LED, 1920x1080, DVI+HDMI screen around Christmas.

Location: Denmark

Overclocking: Yes, to some extent. Just some moderate OCing.

Why Are You Upgrading: My current desktop is ~5 years old. It's NOISY and lacking in all aspects by now.



New comp specs:


Case: NZXT Phantom Big Tower Black. Fans: 2 x 120mm Side, 1 x 200mm Top, 1 x 120mm Back.

PSU: Corsair TX V2 750W PSU ATX 12V V2.3, 80 Plus Bronze, Standard. 4x 6+2-pin PCIe, 8x SATA, 140mm.

Processor: Intel® Core i5-3570K Processor Socket-LGA1155, Quad Core, 3.4Ghz, 6MB.

CPU Cooling: Corsair H60 Hydro Series CPU Cooler.

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H, Socket-1155, ATX, Z77, DDR3, 1xG3+1xG2-PCIe-x16, CFX, mSATA, VGA, DVI, HDMI, UEFI.

RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz 8GB CL9 Kit w/ 2x 4GB XMS3 modules.

GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB PhysX CUDA PCI-Express 3.0, "Power Edition" w/ Twin Frozr 4.

SSD: Samsung SSD 830 Series 128GB 2.5", OEM SATA 6Gb/s (SATA3.0), 520MB/320MB/s read/write, Basic Kit, MZ-7PC128B/WW.

HDD: Seagate Barracuda® 1TB SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3.0), 64MB Cache, 7200RPM, 3.5".

Disc drive: Sony Optiarc DVD±RW Writer, AD-5280S SATA, DVD±R: 24x, DVD+RW: 8x, DVD-RW: 6x, Bulk, BLACK.

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Bonus: Borderlands 2 (Voucher)


Alright, that concludes my new PC build. Let me know what you all think :) 
October 14, 2012 5:53:13 PM

Drop the H60, the performance isn't worth the price. A decent air cooler like the Noctua NH-D14 and Thermalright Silver Arrow can do a much better job.

Change brand on the 670. I'll let the link below explain.
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/MSI-GTX-660-670-overvolti...

Get the Low Profile version of the Vengeance RAM so you'll have an easier time installing the coolers. There is no performance loss whatsoever.

I don't really like Seagates, they have a history of a mass failure.. I would suggest you get the Caviar Black from Western Digital. Much more reliable, and it has a 5-year warranty compared to Seagate's 3.

Everything else is good to go!
If you have an questions, feel free to ask.
October 14, 2012 7:11:32 PM

Even a Hyper 212+ or an Enermax ETS-40 will do the job for cooling. I'm sure you can find a cheaper DVD drive from a lesser known bramd. You might want to consider a 240/256GB SSD if you want to store your applications/games on the SSd too.
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