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FINAL Build - $1200 Budget - UPDATED Buying in Minutes - INPUT PLEASE

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October 19, 2012 7:33:06 AM

My budget: $1200 (cant go over by a penny)

I do NOT need: Optical drives, OS, Monitor, Mouse

I plan to OC this build, unsure of how much (maybe 4.2-4.5GHZ). Not UPGRADING gpu (Possibly will OC GPU).

Any suggestions, anything I'm missing, anything not compatible?

Rate my build please.

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Here is my build:
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Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
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COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x ...
Item #: N82E16811119160
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


$159.99
1

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148840
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant


$109.99
$89.99
1

HIS H785F2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814161406
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
-$15.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


$209.99
$194.99
1

Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-550 550W Continuous @ 50°C, 80 PLUS GOLD Certified, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V ...
Item #: N82E16817182068
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant


$99.99
$69.99
1

Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard
Item #: N82E16823109191
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant


$59.99
$49.99
1

ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131819
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


$209.99
1

Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGD38G1600ELK
Item #: N82E16820220558
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$39.99 Saving


$39.99
$0.00
1

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Item #: N82E16819116504
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy


$229.99
1

Newegg Promotional Gift Card - $15.00
Item #: N82E168GC000001
Your Promotional Gift Card will be emailed 4 days after invoice.
1

Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Item #: N82E16835608018
Return Policy: Computer Cables and Accessories Extended Return Policy


$89.99
1

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820148442
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$50.00 Instant


$149.99
$99.99
Subtotal: $1,194.91 (Shipping included) as free shipping.
a b B Homebuilt system
October 19, 2012 7:59:32 AM

Still haven't decided? It looks fine to me.
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a c 87 B Homebuilt system
October 19, 2012 10:31:38 AM

Is that a challenge to build one for $1200.01?

Looks good, given you say you won't upgrade the GPU. It's still a pretty good card.
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October 19, 2012 4:52:32 PM

Deemo13 said:
Still haven't decided? It looks fine to me.


No... I've never built one before. And it's idk it's just so incredibly fun to choose the parts and all. This is it though. I really like this build.
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 19, 2012 4:54:55 PM

Better PSU:
Rosewill Capstone-550M ($85 @ Newegg)
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-caps...
It is better because it has independent voltage regulation (vs group regulation on the M12II Bronze series), higher efficiency (80 Plus Gold vs Bronze) and it is quieter on load.
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 19, 2012 6:06:27 PM

sktittles said:
No... I've never built one before. And it's idk it's just so incredibly fun to choose the parts and all. This is it though. I really like this build.


Lol its alright. Your build will be solid however you build it. You have the key components down.
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October 19, 2012 6:17:52 PM

Silvune said:
Better PSU:
Rosewill Capstone-550M ($85 @ Newegg)
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-caps...
It is better because it has independent voltage regulation (vs group regulation on the M12II Bronze series), higher efficiency (80 Plus Gold vs Bronze) and it is quieter on load.


Wouldn't a 550W PSU die quicker in this build, run hotter, and potentially be dangerous? Just because it doesnt leave much room and it will probably use the full 550W?
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 19, 2012 6:21:33 PM

sktittles said:
Wouldn't a 550W PSU die quicker in this build, run hotter, and potentially be dangerous? Just because it doesnt leave much room and it will probably use the full 550W?


It wouldn't "die quicker" per-say. 550W should be more than enough for this computer. The 7850 only requires 1 6-pin. It does not use that muh power.
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October 19, 2012 6:27:27 PM

Deemo13 said:
It wouldn't "die quicker" per-say. 550W should be more than enough for this computer. The 7850 only requires 1 6-pin. It does not use that muh power.


Theres one other thing i've been wondering. Which of these Mobo's is an all around better mobo, which one is better for OC'ing, and which one is best feature wise?

1. Asrock Z77 Extreme4
2. Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
3. ASUS P8Z77 LK 1155 LGA

???

From what i've gathered Asrock is best for OC'ing, Gigabyte would be an all round, and Asus would be better feature wise, but not as good for OC'ing. Is that right?
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 19, 2012 6:35:11 PM

I prefer the ASRock Extreme4, mainly because of the color palette matches with more things. They are all about the same really, just different pricing.
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October 19, 2012 7:32:56 PM

Your statement that you will not updgrade the GPU really made me want to convince you that you could go for a cheaper case (like the HAF922 for 99$ which is a great case still) and a cheaper cpu cooler (like the hyper212 evo which is still a great fan and is only 35$) to free up a little budget to upgrade to a 7950 (which is ~100$ more), but I will resist the temptation to try to change your mind...


edit: Oops
All joking aside, I personally would go for the better GPU as I said above, but the 7850 is a good card and will run games quite well.
Also you seem to have excluded shipping in your budget (or baked it into the numbers).
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a c 87 B Homebuilt system
October 20, 2012 1:14:37 AM

The Extreme4 comes with 8GB free RAM at Newegg currently. I'd get that and a better GPU.

There's very little difference feature wise. Brand recognition is the main difference.
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October 20, 2012 2:53:47 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
The Extreme4 comes with 8GB free RAM at Newegg currently. I'd get that and a better GPU.

There's very little difference feature wise. Brand recognition is the main difference.


All my parts are free shipping (well free 3 day shipping) :) 

Well the thing is I've been looking at the HAF 922, and I plan to do some decent oc'ing and eventually get to 5.0ghz hopefully so the cooler is necessary in this (I think atleast...)

Will the CM Hyper 212 evo be able to cool well enough at lets say 4.5ghz OC? I don't want heat to damage my CPU at all. Plus I might wanna try to push past that in the future. Plus the Noctua cooler from what I understand will help to cool other components as well?

Is the Asrock the same feature wise as the one I have chosen?
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October 20, 2012 3:19:02 AM

Here's my last build buying it in minutes:
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Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
1

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x ...
Item #: N82E16811119160
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


$159.99
1

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148840
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant


$109.99
$89.99
1

HIS H785F2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814161406
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
-$15.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


$209.99
$194.99
1

Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-550 550W Continuous @ 50°C, 80 PLUS GOLD Certified, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V ...
Item #: N82E16817182068
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant


$99.99
$69.99
1

Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard
Item #: N82E16823109191
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant


$59.99
$49.99
1

ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131819
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


$209.99
1

Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGD38G1600ELK
Item #: N82E16820220558
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$39.99 Saving


$39.99
$0.00
1

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Item #: N82E16819116504
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy


$229.99
1

Newegg Promotional Gift Card - $15.00
Item #: N82E168GC000001
Your Promotional Gift Card will be emailed 4 days after invoice.
1

Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Item #: N82E16835608018
Return Policy: Computer Cables and Accessories Extended Return Policy


$89.99
1

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820148442
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$50.00 Instant


$149.99
$99.99
Subtotal: $1,194.91
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a c 87 B Homebuilt system
October 20, 2012 3:51:34 AM

The V Pro is a bit overpriced, though if you want to, get it.

Get the Vertex 4. Same price but faster.

I still think you should get a 7870, though the 7850 is still a good card.
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a c 105 B Homebuilt system
October 20, 2012 3:57:33 AM

Would swap to a better recognized brand like Sapphire or Gigabyte on the 7850. HIS are decent, but they are better.

Agree with the Vertex4 suggestion.

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October 20, 2012 3:59:31 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
The V Pro is a bit overpriced, though if you want to, get it.

Get the Vertex 4. Same price but faster.

I still think you should get a 7870, though the 7850 is still a good card.


I'm trying to decide on a cheaper cooler can you assist me? I've been considering a Hyper 212 Plus, however will it handle a 4.5ghz OC on the cpu I have choosen? I was looking for a 50-60 dollar cooler that will do what i'm asking? Any advice?

Also how does the HAF 922 compare to the 932?
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a c 87 B Homebuilt system
October 20, 2012 4:04:44 AM

None of your points referred to anything I said :) 

The Hyper 212 EVO comes with a better fan than the 212+. I'm not sure exactly how far you could get on either.

Not sure about the cases. Both are a bit overkill.

Why are you dead set on the 7850?
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October 20, 2012 4:08:41 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
None of your points referred to anything I said :) 

The Hyper 212 EVO comes with a better fan than the 212+. I'm not sure exactly how far you could get on either.

Not sure about the cases. Both are a bit overkill.

Why are you dead set on the 7850?


I wont be doing much gaming... Maybe some WoW, Diablo 3. Thats it though.

As for the vortex I just took ur advice and swapped.
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a c 105 B Homebuilt system
October 20, 2012 4:09:22 AM

212 EVO over the 212+. Baseplate has wider direct-contact heat pipes, so better transfer of heat to the heat-sink.
Not sure on how far you will be able to push it, but I suspect 4.5Ghz is possible if you can live with higher temps. Supports 4.2Ghz quite easily.

You go from a full tower to a mid-tower (cant support E-ATX boards), lose some fan mounts and external 5.25" drive bays. Same amount of internal HDD bays.
I think you lose support for a triple radiator at the top, but not sure.
You actually get inbuilt USB3 support with the 922, while on the 932 you have to use the included bracket.

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a c 87 B Homebuilt system
October 20, 2012 4:09:58 AM

Vertex not Vortex. Make sure it's the vertex4 not the 3.
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