Rate my PC Build :D!! (Part 2)

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nsof
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nsof/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nsof/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.56 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Raidmax 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $713.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-12 14:31 EST-0500)


"Compatibility Notes According to Pcpartpicker
ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports."


Do I need a sound card? Any compatibility issues? Any other suggestions? I'll probably be buying these parts around black friday, cyber monday, or christmas and hope to get some deals on them. I don't expect to go any higher in price for this build. Its primary use will be for gaming.


Thanks,
-Victor
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  1. you'll need a sound card only if you have a big surround system or an expensive headset...but i would get a 7870 because its the best for the budget for 1080..thats my opinion only...
  2. You have one gigantic flaw in your build. Raidmax PSU's are garbage. They are really hit and miss, they are cheaply put together, and they won't last at all. Additionally, there is a pretty good chance you could fry your system. Go with something like a Corsair CX 500v2.
    Additionally, I would swap out your Ripjaws RAM for ARES RAM.
    You could get away with that RAM, but do NOT get that PSU. You could ruin a other wise very good system.
    I also agree that the 7870 would be better, but if you don't have the cash, just overclock it to 7870 levels.
  3. Alright, lets get some more comments in by other people and what they think.
  4. There is nothing wrong with the ram. I agree with that the psu sucks, also you need to live near a microcenter to get the processor.

    Also this is a cheaper dvd burner (today only)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    otherwise a dvd burner from micro center would allow you to avoid shipping
  5. RAM with high heatfins, such as the Ripjaws series can interfere with aftermarket coolers. The RAM itself is just fine, but the heatfins are rather high.
  6. I like it except Raidmax.
  7. what power supply shud i get?
  8. Z75? wow. cx
  9. buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuump
  10. bump
  11. any other opinions? D:
  12. Stop bumping m'kay.
  13. then no one will see it mkkkkkkkayyyyyyyyyyy
  14. No raidmax PSU. I think I have already helped you. A 430W Corsair CX series PSU is plenty. And cheaper than that too. No reason to get more power. You cannot crossfire on that motherboard.
  15. Yeah. Good build except the Raidmax PSU.
    You can even pick up a good Antec PSU for less than the Raidmax right now, so that is good news.

    Otherwise it looks good. :)
  16. vmartelle said:


    No, I would recommend a 500W, 430 seems a bit low...it *should* but for the future...
  17. That 430w has high amperage on the 12v rail so it should be fine. I'm just partial to the Antec vp-450 because I have one.
  18. What one should I get >_<
  19. I see a way you could get way better gaming performance. Overclocking a cpu is overrated with a few changes you could get a way better frame rate. If you live near a microcenter get a i5 3450 for $140 http://www.microcenter.com/product/388579/Core_i5_3450_31GHz_LGA_1155_Processor
    Get this mobo asrock b75m $62 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157335
    Then you would be able to get a hd 7950 $286 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

    If you don't live near a microcenter get a i5 3470 for about $190 and get a hd 7870 for about $230
  20. maybee :P

    any other ideas?
  21. My two cents:

    -z77 mobo
    -Antec or Seasonic PSU
    -Go with a 7870 or 7950
  22. eddie jr said:
    My two cents:

    -z77 mobo
    -Antec or Seasonic PSU
    -Go with a 7870 or 7950

    A z75 is just as good for a lower end build, and its cheaper.
    I agree with your other two points if the OP has the money for it.
  23. I don't plan to go any higher :|
  24. If you stick with my original suggestions, you should have an awesome system.
  25. zared619 said:
    If you stick with my original suggestions, you should have an awesome system.


    So you would take an i5 3570k and hd 7850 overclocked over an i5 3450 and hd 7950. I wouldn't even take an i5 3570k and hd 7870 over an i5 3450 and hd 7950.
  26. First off I'm going to state the obvious; you can't overclock a 3450, which has its obvious advantages. Secondly, if the OP has the money to buy a 7950, the i5 and the 3570k with a 7870 would be better than the 3450 and a 7950. The 7870 can easily overclock to the 7950 level, then on top of that you can overclock the CPU to get better overall performance.
    If he can afford the 3450 with a 7950, then he can easily afford a 3570 with a 7870, which is probably his best bet.
  27. I's suggest a HD 7870 as with most other people, I'd also suggest a Cosair PSE like this one:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020 Also give a little extra power if you want to upgrade in future
  28. so whats the verdict lol
  29. zared619 said:
    First off I'm going to state the obvious; you can't overclock a 3450, which has its obvious advantages. Secondly, if the OP has the money to buy a 7950, the i5 and the 3570k with a 7870 would be better than the 3450 and a 7950. The 7870 can easily overclock to the 7950 level, then on top of that you can overclock the CPU to get better overall performance.
    If he can afford the 3450 with a 7950, then he can easily afford a 3570 with a 7870, which is probably his best bet.


    I'd like to see the benchmarks where an i5 3570k oc'ed w/ 7870 beats an i5 3450 w/ 7950 maybe I'm wrong but I thought gaming performance was way more gpu dependent than cpu. I know some games are cpu intensive but it's not like the i5 3450 is weak. Also yes you can oc a 7870 but you can do the same to a 7950.
  30. Gaming is fairly GPU dependent, you are right. However, when you get to high-end cards, the CPU will start to bottleneck. You don't want to run into a CPU bottleneck. Im fairly certain that the 3470 won't bottleneck a 7950 in most current games, but the 3570 is more future-ready than the 3470. Additionally, it is always easier to upgrade the GPU.
    To sum everything up, the 3470 with a 7950 will probably just barely beat the 3570 and the 7870 when both are oce'd. However, the 3570 and the 7870 is the better decision for the long run.
    Sorry I couldn't find any benchmarks that support this because of its specificity.
  31. I still think the 7950 is best. Overclocking the CPU is quite irrelevant in modern games.
  32. 7950 are pretty expensive though.
  33. not really. I suggest a 7870, it can max out BF3 anyway and OC to a 7950's level. :p
  34. I know, but I'm not planning on spending anymore.
  35. :|
  36. @vmartelle
    If you give me your budget, I can put a complete build together for you.
  37. @vmartelle
    If you you give me your budget, I can put a complete build together for you and hopefully that will answer some of your questions.
  38. $700 gaming system
  39. Sorry about the double post earlier. With that kind of cash, you can forget about the 7950. This is about as good as you are gonna get. I recommend jumping on this now before you lose the rebates. It is about $800, but there is over $70 in rebates, so it brings the price alot closer to your $700 price mark.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nKQg
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nKQg/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nKQg/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.29 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.56 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.98 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Antec DF-35 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $681.78
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-14 19:45 EST-0500)

    Note: The CPU is priced at microcenter. If you have one near you, then go there, if not it is $216 on NCIX, which brings up the price accordingly.
  40. vmartelle said:
    I know, but I'm not planning on spending anymore.

    sent you a PM.
  41. Thanks for the message and builds, but I really don't want to spend anymore.
  42. hmmm
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