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What do you think of this new 1200$ system ?

Hello guys,

PC use : Gaming ONLY
Time : these days
Monitor : I have a 19inch one , ok with it for now ...
Hard Drive: I have good one , might buy an SSD but not now ...
OS : no
Overclocking : I will never overclock anything
Website : AMAZON first , then newegg or others
Location : KY,USA
Preferences : INTEL only , NVIDIA only , I like Gigabyte boards and graphics.

I have this list :

Case : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811233112

PSU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139016

MB : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128545

CPU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501

RAM : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

Graphics : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423

DVD : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151257

For the above parts , is it a good build ? especially the motherboard graphics and ram ?? any altenatives (for better performance , price is not a priority) ?

Thanks
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  1. looks kick ass!I would add a aftermarket cpu cooler and change the ram to low profile
    CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186#top
  2. Wait you never overclock then why buy that board and cpu ?
  3. if it's for gaming get the i5 3570k...and invest the hundred bucks in a good cooler and you'll get more value for your bucks...hyperthreading is useless in games and that's the only difference between the 3570k and the 3770k
  4. considering you will "never" overclock anything and the sole purpose of the build is for gaming, that's a large waste of money there.

    the motherboard and ram isn't going to largely contribute to gaming performance, so you can cheap out on the board, especially if you're not OCing.

    an i7 will perform slightly better in a few games over an i5, and i mean very slightly, all while costing $80-100 less.

    but if you're ready to pay for a PC that you can still achieve for much less, far be it from me to say not to get it.

    if you're extremely serious about money not being a problem, and you're looking for more performance gains, there's Sandy Bridge-E, preferably the i7-3820.
  5. i just saw that he doesn't plan to overclock...just get the i5 3570, no K
  6. Also if your not planing to run 2x 670 in sli 750W PSU is not needed nVidia itself recommend 500W for a single 670.
    http://www.nvidia.in/object/geforce-gtx-670-in.html#pdpContent=2
  7. Thanks for all the replies ...

    One questions : why you always use "LOW" profile memory ? what's wrong with the long profile ? apart from it takes more space ... I would think it gives better heat dissipation !!

    Like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

    Thanks
  8. get a seasonic psu they are half the price and twice the performance
  9. mahanddeem said:
    Thanks for all the replies ...

    One questions : why you always use "LOW" profile memory ? what's wrong with the long profile ? apart from it takes more space ... I would think it gives better heat dissipation !!

    Like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

    Thanks
    No it doesn't cool better it's a marketing gimmick people buy into because they think it looks cool which i agree it does but it's not compatible with alot of aftermarket cpu coolers some it will work with but only two slots if you try to use all four won't fit here is a example http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/6743/kzeqvl.jpg

    Uploaded with ImageShack.us That is G.Skill Ripjaws X, about the largest RAM that will fit with the NH-D14. the high-profile vengeance RAM will not fit with the NH-D14 and many other after market cpu coolers are less compatible with ram with big heatsinks
  10. What if I will use the stock CPU cooler ?
  11. mahanddeem said:
    Thanks for all the replies ...

    One questions : why you always use "LOW" profile memory ? what's wrong with the long profile ? apart from it takes more space ... I would think it gives better heat dissipation !!

    Like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

    Thanks


    as bigcyco1 said; memory cooling's a marketing gimmick for the most part. sure they could heat up and getting one with a heatspreader kinda helps, but that's only in the rare extreme cases at most, when you OC them such as in enthusiast OCing. they're not a necessity for normal use like gaming. only other reason to get ones with heat spreaders is that it looks pretty, and ram is pretty cheap, so nothing to lose for a few extra "bling" points, considering that they don't get in the way of your CPU heatsink or other internal parts.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139659

    this is what i got in my non-OCing gaming build, file server and HTPC/nettop. it's ugly, it's dull, and it's kind of a pain to push it down into a slot, yes. but it works, it's dirt cheap, temps never rise to anything worrisome, and it's highly compatible with a large majority of, if not all, motherboards.

    EDIT:

    mahanddeem said:
    What if I will use the stock CPU cooler ?


    stock cooler's fine seeing as you're not OCing. if you want it to look good and you're willing to spend a few dollars more, no harm in getting a high-profile ram.
  12. mahanddeem said:
    What if I will use the stock CPU cooler ?
    You can't overclock on the stock cooler well you can but be aware your cpu will not last very long stock coolers can not keep your cpu cool enough for even mild overclocking i would suggest if you are that crazy about the cool looking ram you buy this for your cpu cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209049 that way you don't have to worry about the ram you choose being a issue ;)
  13. bigcyco1 said:
    You can't overclock on the stock cooler well you can but be aware your cpu will not last very long stock coolers can not keep your cpu cool enough for even mild overclocking i would suggest if you are that crazy about the cool looking ram you buy this for your cpu cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209049 that way you don't have to worry about the ram you choose being a issue ;)



    Well I'm not going to overclock (as stated in my op) ...
  14. mahanddeem said:
    Well I'm not going to overclock (as stated in my op) ...
    :heink: oh o.k. i assumed you were since you have a unlocked cpu it doesn't make sense to me why you would buy a unlocked cpu if you have no intentions on oc but it doesn't matter your build do as you please enjoy! :)
  15. bigcyco1 said:
    :heink: oh o.k. i assumed you were since you have a unlocked cpu it doesn't make sense to me why you would buy a unlocked cpu if you have no intentions on oc but it doesn't matter your build do as you please enjoy! :)

    What the alternative to 3770k(with the same performance as stock) but locked ? I'm not gonna overclock...
  16. mahanddeem said:
    What the alternative to 3770k(with the same performance as stock) but locked ? I'm not gonna overclock...
    3770 just take away the k and that's the locked version should be $20 cheaper :) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116502
  17. bigcyco1 said:
    3770 just take away the k and that's the locked version should be $20 cheaper :)


    3770S is all what I can find and it's slower...it's not the same performance..
  18. Best answer
    mahanddeem said:
    3770S is all what I can find and it's slower...it's not the same performance..
    Well this is for non overclocking http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116502 if you prefer to buy a unlocked cpu that is your right it's just not recommended around here because it doesn't make any sense to guys who build allot of computers that's all.
  19. Best answer selected by mahanddeem.
  20. bigcyco1 said:
    Well this is for non overclocking http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116502 if you prefer to buy a unlocked cpu that is your right it's just not recommended around here because it doesn't make any sense to guys who build allot of computers that's all.

    Thanks alot man...you're right, I thought that the 3770k not just unlocked but faster as stock from other closely priced ivy bridge CPU's (of course as stock from the box speeds)..but it locks like the 3770 without the k it's very close to 3770k both stock maybe only 100mhz faster for Tue k one...Any ideas ?
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