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

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Rate my build

Total: 47 votes (16 blank votes)

  • Perfect
  • 0 %
  • Pretty good, very minor tweaks
  • 25 %
  • Good, minor tweaks
  • 40 %
  • OK
  • 22 %
  • eh, pretty bad.
  • 10 %
  • Terrible
  • 7 %
  • Other
  • 0 %
November 12, 2012 5:34:00 PM

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
:bounce: 

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November 12, 2012 5:40:30 PM

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...
November 12, 2012 5:46:47 PM

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.
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November 12, 2012 5:49:46 PM

Alright, lets get some more comments in by other people and what they think.
November 12, 2012 6:02:38 PM

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=N82E168...

otherwise a dvd burner from micro center would allow you to avoid shipping
November 12, 2012 8:34:07 PM

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.
November 12, 2012 8:49:24 PM

I like it except Raidmax.
November 12, 2012 10:13:38 PM

what power supply shud i get?
November 12, 2012 10:46:13 PM

Z75? wow. cx
November 13, 2012 8:13:20 AM

buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuump
November 13, 2012 9:48:16 AM

bump
November 13, 2012 11:24:47 AM

any other opinions? D:
November 13, 2012 11:41:05 AM

Stop bumping m'kay.
November 13, 2012 12:29:02 PM

then no one will see it mkkkkkkkayyyyyyyyyyy
November 13, 2012 1:38:22 PM

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.
November 13, 2012 2:38:18 PM

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. :) 
November 13, 2012 3:40:50 PM

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.
November 13, 2012 3:57:06 PM

What one should I get >_<
November 13, 2012 4:06:21 PM

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_...
Get this mobo asrock b75m $62 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Then you would be able to get a hd 7950 $286 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you don't live near a microcenter get a i5 3470 for about $190 and get a hd 7870 for about $230
November 13, 2012 4:55:55 PM

maybee :p 

any other ideas?
November 13, 2012 5:06:01 PM

My two cents:

-z77 mobo
-Antec or Seasonic PSU
-Go with a 7870 or 7950
November 13, 2012 6:15:32 PM

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.
November 13, 2012 10:20:26 PM

I don't plan to go any higher :|
November 13, 2012 11:49:44 PM

If you stick with my original suggestions, you should have an awesome system.
November 14, 2012 12:04:18 AM

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.
November 14, 2012 12:11:45 AM

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.
November 14, 2012 1:14:45 AM

so whats the verdict lol
November 14, 2012 1:26:59 AM

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.
November 14, 2012 1:44:00 AM

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.
November 14, 2012 8:42:15 AM

I still think the 7950 is best. Overclocking the CPU is quite irrelevant in modern games.
November 14, 2012 9:17:44 AM

7950 are pretty expensive though.
November 14, 2012 9:55:57 AM

not really. I suggest a 7870, it can max out BF3 anyway and OC to a 7950's level. :p 
November 14, 2012 10:21:57 AM

I know, but I'm not planning on spending anymore.
November 14, 2012 9:11:33 PM

@vmartelle
If you give me your budget, I can put a complete build together for you.
November 14, 2012 9:16:04 PM

@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.
November 14, 2012 10:39:27 PM

$700 gaming system
November 14, 2012 10:46:50 PM

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.
November 15, 2012 2:18:37 AM

vmartelle said:
I know, but I'm not planning on spending anymore.

sent you a PM.
November 15, 2012 11:23:06 AM

Thanks for the message and builds, but I really don't want to spend anymore.
November 16, 2012 7:28:59 AM

hmmm
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