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November 6, 2012 4:58:10 AM

Hey, this is going to be my first build ever and before buying all the components I wanted to check to see what you guys think. Here's what I picked out:

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007RIFKUS/ref=ox_sc_a...

Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZ0E1K/ref=ox_sc_a...

Cooler Master V8 - CPU Cooler with 8 Heat Pipes and Mirror-Finished Base (RR-UV8-XBU1-GP)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001KUV2KQ/ref=ox_sc_a...

EVGA GeForce GTX670 FTW 2048MB GDDR5
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0083Y6MV6/ref=ox_sc_a...

Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CRSM4I/ref=ox_sc_a...

Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 750 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze (TX750M)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005E98FVS/ref=ox_sc_a...

SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0077CR60Q/ref=ox_sc_a...

Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036Q7MV0/ref=ox_sc_a...

Asus Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-Ray Drive
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004SUO068/ref=ox_sc_a...

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Q0PT3I/ref=ox_sc_a...

Corsair Graphite Series Steel Silver 600T Mid-Towe Computer Case
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008O0ZKLM/ref=ox_sc_a...


Just some things I was wondering, will the cooler conflict with the memory? Should I go with the low profile to be safe? Also do all of these components get along well? I'm not exactly after the very most performance I can get for x amount of dollars, but I do want this to be able to handle pretty much any game no problem. I mostly picked these components because I think they would look awesome together.



Approximate Purchase Date: Today, Tomorrow, Now.

Budget Range: Around $1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly Gaming, (BF3, Skyrim, DayZ etc.) web surfing, watching blu-rays.

Are you buying a monitor: Not right now.



Parts to Upgrade: Everything

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon

Location: USA

Parts Preferences: The brands I've picked out

Overclocking: Yes, in the future

SLI or Crossfire: Not for a while

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Switching from console gaming to PC. Also I've been without a real computer for too long.

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November 6, 2012 5:16:24 AM

The corsair case isnt that good IMO . Not worth that much anyway

and the EVGA card has a refernce cooler. Others make much better cooling solutions . Gigabyte windforce would be my choice
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November 6, 2012 1:21:48 PM

Outlander_04 said:
The corsair case isnt that good IMO . Not worth that much anyway

and the EVGA card has a refernce cooler. Others make much better cooling solutions . Gigabyte windforce would be my choice


I do think corsair cases are a bit overpriced but I like the look of the 600t and it seems like it would make the build go a lot smoother.
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November 6, 2012 4:15:05 PM

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I do think corsair cases are a bit overpriced but I like the look of the 600t and it seems like it would make the build go a lot smoother.


Corsair cases are amazing, I'm thinking of getting a 500R for my work PC since it can be had for less than $100 now. And then reusing the HAF 912 I have elsewhere.

The Sabertooth is overrated and overpriced. You don't need all the features and the "thermal armor" traps more heat than it prevents. Go with a Gigabyte UD4 TH instead - you get Thunderbolt support and it's a better board, IMO.

If you're spending that kind of money on a CPU fan, don't get a V8 - get a Noctua D14 instead.
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November 11, 2012 2:04:23 AM

Turned out pretty nice, took around 8 hours to build because I had to keep looking stuff up. Probably going to replace the white led fans with green in the future.


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