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November 14, 2012 2:26:08 AM

Hey folks, So i'm almost done with my build, I have everything up and running so far but i'm basically doing tweaks and modifications as I go, so I was wanting to see what you guys think of it so I can do returns/exchanges as needed while im still inside the 14/30 day window to do so. I'll use Newegg to link all of the parts... I bought everything at Fry's but willing to order online or head over to MC as well- anyway
Case- HAF 912 $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-119-...
Mobo- MSI Z77A-G45 $149.99 ($25 Mail in)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU- i5 3570K $169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Storage- Western Digital 500GB HD $69.99 (maybe could do better?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU- Antec 650 watt PSU $49 (picked it up on sale tonight)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU- Reused out of my old computer, 560TI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory- 8GB corsair DDR3 1600mhz $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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So thats what I have so far, soon enough I will be getting a SSD (probably samsung) and a new video card (no idea on that yet). I'm pretty satisfied with the build so far, I'm a little iffy on the case bc I think I might want something with more airflow on the side panel bc the one I have only has a spot for one 120/140MM for the video card.
Any input from you guys would be great though!
Cheers

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November 14, 2012 2:31:40 AM

All of your prices are way off. That mobo is $110, and the i5 is $230. Also, cards to look at would be a second 560ti or a 7950.
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November 14, 2012 2:33:59 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:
All of your prices are way off. That mobo is $110, and the i5 is $230. Also, cards to look at would be a second 560ti or a 7950.

Hello fellow patron of Toms Hardware!
My prices are not "way off" as I'm sitting here looking at my receipt for my items- The mobo comes out to $125 after my MIR and the CPU I picked up on sale.
Thank you for your reply and advice about the video card!
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November 14, 2012 2:34:57 AM

Oh, ok, say that next time, I was kinda confused lol.
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November 14, 2012 2:38:33 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:
Oh, ok, say that next time, I was kinda confused lol.

No worries!
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November 14, 2012 2:41:57 AM

It looks really good to me. Where did you find that 3570k?
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November 14, 2012 2:46:32 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:
It looks really good to me. Where did you find that 3570k?

Price matched at Fry's from a Microcenter sale... was really lucky. lol
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November 14, 2012 2:56:09 AM

Did you check if the processor is a returned or refurbished unit? Fry's has a habit of reselling them, but apparently they are labeled but one can still miss it.

Also, if you bought it from Microcenter, they have a walk-in deal for a CPU+motherboard combo that gives you a $50 discount on the motherboard.(Usually ASRock z77 Extreme4).

While I don't usually recommend Seagate, this particular 1TB one is hard to pass out on since the discounted price is basically a steal.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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November 14, 2012 2:58:46 AM

excella1221 said:
Did you check if the processor is a returned or refurbished unit? Fry's has a habit of reselling them, but apparently they are labeled but one can still miss it.

Also, if you bought it from Microcenter, they have a walk-in deal for a CPU+motherboard combo that gives you a $50 discount on the motherboard.(Usually ASRock z77 Extreme4).

While I don't usually recommend Seagate, this particular 1TB one is hard to pass out on since the discounted price is basically a steal.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hey! I saw the link to the seagate earlier through an email newegg sent me and I might actually grab it and the processor was brand new, I know the guy that was working in the cage at Fry's and he made sure to give me a new one. :) 
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November 14, 2012 7:14:33 AM

Quick bump before bed
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November 14, 2012 2:48:28 PM

Last bump. Anyone have anymore suggestions/opinions?
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November 14, 2012 9:41:53 PM

Everything looks good to me. Though you might want a more powerful video card on 1080p resolution.
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November 15, 2012 12:03:41 AM

excella1221 said:
Everything looks good to me. Though you might want a more powerful video card on 1080p resolution.

He already has the 560ti and is going to get a new one at some point. But I agree, my 560ti is starting to have problems at 1080p
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November 15, 2012 9:50:15 PM

Thanks for all of the input folks... right now im trying to decide what to do about gfx
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November 15, 2012 9:59:53 PM

If you're going to buy a new one, I suggest selling the current one now while some people still think it's worth buying. :lol: 
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November 15, 2012 10:14:46 PM

excella1221 said:
If you're going to buy a new one, I suggest selling the current one now while some people still think it's worth buying. :lol: 

Excella's right. I am trying to sell mine currently. In a few months there will be almost no demand for it, as it will be a 2 year old card, or Dinosaur in computer terms.
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