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November 19, 2012 8:29:39 PM

Important: I do not have the most stable internet connection, if this thread seems incomplete, it probably is. Please allow me to update my thread if it is unfinished before replying, and remember to ask any questions you feel are important.

Aspiration: To build a quiet, yet effective gaming computer in the name of SCIENCE!

Purchase date: For Christmas, so mid-December (I will be part checking if anything happens)

Budget: around 2000$ I would like it to be less if you can.

System Usage: Gaming, Gaming, Gaming, porn, Gaming, Gaming, and Gaming (lol jk)

Are you buying a monitor: Yup

OS: yes, Windows 7

Preferred Site: Newegg, kill 12 birds with one stone, when buying from one site.

Location: My location Michigan

Part Type: other than Intel, I could care more, but chose not to.

Overclocking: I have the cooler

SLI or Crossfire: You will see :) 

Monitor resolution: listed

Additional Comments: To repeat myself a cool, and quiet computer is my top priority!

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Case
COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Motherboard
ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


CPU
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


RAM
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


GPU
EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


PSU (better?)
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RS800-80GAD3-US 800W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Storage
SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Hard Drive
Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Monitor (better?)
Dell UltraSharp U2412M Black 24" 8ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD IPS Panel Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Cooler
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Other Parts
Windows 7,ASUS DRW-24b1ST,LOGITECH MK120 Black usb wired slime desktop

Are these parts compatible (probably, unless I messed up big, somehow?)?
Do you know any better parts, or cheaper parts?
Do you recommend any different parts, because one of these parts are "bad"?
Am I missing any Information? (I feel like I'm missing something?) :??: 

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November 19, 2012 8:43:45 PM

Well there are few things I can suggest. 1 you said you want quiet, that GPU is definitely not quiet. Reference cooler GPU's tend to get really loud, like a jet engine when under some load. Also the only benefit that Motherboard gives is the wireless which is definitely NOT recommended for gaming. If you absolutely need it then thats different otherwise you can find other motherboards that offer better or equal performance and reliability. The monitor I'd suggest so you can utilize future upgrades is a BenQ 120Hz monitor. I'm whipping you up a build suggestion let me know if I miss anything. You said you already have the CPU Cooler so I omitted that. :

- HERE is what I suggest
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($86.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 550D ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($398.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1833.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-19 17:44 EST-0500)
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November 19, 2012 8:56:02 PM

Change the motherboard out to a Gigabyte UD3H which is perfect for moderate overclock and stability and it'll save you an additional $30 to apply somewhere else in the build. The system I'm suggesting allows you to have great FPS now, and if you choose to add an additional card your monitor wont be the bottleneck because it'll have a refresh rate that will allow for 100+FPS.
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November 19, 2012 8:59:09 PM

Going off of the monitor upgrade, IPS panels are great for design, because of their color accuracy, but not so great for gaming because of a long response time. You want a monitor that has a 5ms / 2msGTG (they mean the same thing) response time.
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November 19, 2012 9:02:24 PM

I say buy the parts list you posted originally. Nothing is wrong with that graphics card. Yes in history the blower style fan's in cards were lowd. but your wrong about that 670 FTW being loud.The new coolers are really quiet. Graphics cards arent loud in general unless you take the fan speed and max it out
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November 19, 2012 9:08:27 PM

if you say so.. I can definitely tell the difference in loudness. and the blowers are definitely louder compared to the Gigabyte Windforce GTX 670OC. Also by moving $$ around from the MB, The Case and other things the OP can build a more powerful machine now. Heck did you even see the HDD he chose? I mean seriously you want this person to just throw money at what ever when things can be cheaper and just as good?
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November 19, 2012 10:27:33 PM

Apropo said:
if you say so.. I can definitely tell the difference in loudness. and the blowers are definitely louder compared to the Gigabyte Windforce GTX 670OC. Also by moving $$ around from the MB, The Case and other things the OP can build a more powerful machine now. Heck did you even see the HDD he chose? I mean seriously you want this person to just throw money at what ever when things can be cheaper and just as good?

Like I said, yes its gonna be loud if you jack the fans up to 100% vs 2 dual fans running at 30-40%.. of course its gonna be loud. How else do think a fan running at 4000 RPM's will sound
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November 20, 2012 2:30:56 AM

Apropo said:
if you say so.. I can definitely tell the difference in loudness. and the blowers are definitely louder compared to the Gigabyte Windforce GTX 670OC. Also by moving $$ around from the MB, The Case and other things the OP can build a more powerful machine now. Heck did you even see the HDD he chose? I mean seriously you want this person to just throw money at what ever when things can be cheaper and just as good?


Well this build, it's going to have to last me for a long time.
Not just the usual 2 year computer then it's outdated, I mean like... 5 years!
Next thing, yes I do need the wireless, no not for "gaming?".
I listed a 180$ case, designed to keep the inside of my computer cooler.
It has air ducts and fan slots everywhere! The GPU should stay stable enough,
therefore it's fan should not have to run at 100%?
For the HDD, I know someone who recently broke thier hard drive, so...
I don't think that's too expensive for a 2TB reliable Hard Drive?
I just don't want to lose my files, but that's a high improbability though, I guess.
Also I prefer not to have a 3D monitor, uggh 3D.
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November 20, 2012 2:33:43 AM

Rockdpm said:
I say buy the parts list you posted originally. Nothing is wrong with that graphics card. Yes in history the blower style fan's in cards were lowd. but your wrong about that 670 FTW being loud.The new coolers are really quiet. Graphics cards arent loud in general unless you take the fan speed and max it out



You think?
Do you think the HDD is too expensive?
What about the Monitor, the one area I am probably lost in the dark with?
Do you have any better suggestions, because it seems queer to me to have everything
correct on the first try?
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November 20, 2012 2:52:31 AM

Well the HDD is priced fine. I mean unless you get the 2TB Red (NAS-Network attached storage) SATA drive. the WD Caviar black is still a decent deal. ah the monitor... You want IPS? well I have a AOC IPS and the response time is 5MS vs your 8ms response time. for gaming.. i don't recommend You want atleast a 5ms response time for gaming
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November 20, 2012 3:20:14 AM

Don_Tonb3rry said:
You think?
Do you think the HDD is too expensive?
What about the Monitor, the one area I am probably lost in the dark with?
Do you have any better suggestions, because it seems queer to me to have everything
correct on the first try?



lmao like he offered any reasonable suggestions...
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November 20, 2012 3:21:01 AM

Silent Case and better choice for MB:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($100.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.71 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 550D ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($389.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1724.62
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-20 00:21 EST-0500)
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November 20, 2012 3:30:26 AM

My opinion, but you should get windows 8 instead, recently I upgraded my gaming computer, and I feel that there are definitely some advantages.
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November 20, 2012 12:49:51 PM

Apropo said:
lmao like he offered any reasonable suggestions...

with that kind of attitude, you won't make it here.....
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November 20, 2012 1:27:02 PM

Don_Tonb3rry said:
Well this build, it's going to have to last me for a long time.
Not just the usual 2 year computer then it's outdated, I mean like... 5 years!
Next thing, yes I do need the wireless, no not for "gaming?".
I listed a 180$ case, designed to keep the inside of my computer cooler.
It has air ducts and fan slots everywhere! The GPU should stay stable enough,
therefore it's fan should not have to run at 100%?
For the HDD, I know someone who recently broke thier hard drive, so...
I don't think that's too expensive for a 2TB reliable Hard Drive?
I just don't want to lose my files, but that's a high improbability though, I guess.
Also I prefer not to have a 3D monitor, uggh 3D.



well lets go down the list:
I'll actually try to help with some thoughts on parts, current, and future performance.
If you need the wireless then great go with the MB you chose or something like the Gigabyte UP5 Which can be cheaper priced but offer great performance and stability.
The silent part you mentioned made me suggest the case I did, but if silence isn't really that important then sure that case would work fine, though some cheaper cases offer comparable air flow.
Also the Monitor isn't per say a "3D monitor" its a gaming 120Hz monitor. With a build such as this your computers FPS would be limited by the refresh rate of your monitor, if your system can produce 75-90FPS but your monitor only has a 60Hz refresh rate you will be limited to that 60fps. The system I suggested allows you to not only utilize great FPS now but add a second card for SLI and still not be limited by your monitor. Which for making a system last 5+ years this monitor will out last probably your next computer build let alone this one. Also the PSU would transition into your next build as well.
The HDD isn't a bad one, just a little high priced imo.
My idea for building a system that I want to last a long time is buy the big expensive parts at the beginning: Monitor, Motherboard, GPU, CPU, Powersupply.
The other items such as RAM and HDD / SSD 's can be increased easily and cheaper then keep buying upgrades in the other parts. If and when you notice you need more space, add it later which most of the time is cheaper. The big ticket items wont need to be replaced as frequently. If that makes any sense? O.o hope it helped.
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November 20, 2012 1:33:16 PM

Honestly and clearly i know what I'm talking about just check my badges.... But other than the monitor, the original parts listed asked is just fine. I dont understand why you want to change up brands. The ud3 is no better than the p8z77-v pro. Other than one is Asus and the other is gigabyte. I also dont know why computers are so0 loud. Of course they will be loud if you go on YouTube and watch a guy with 20 delta fans in his case. But that's because delta equal high airflow. I dont have deltas in my case and only sickeflows and sounds nothing like a twister...
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November 20, 2012 1:55:34 PM

well either motherboards are good whether he go giga or sus there should be no problem at all
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November 20, 2012 4:49:06 PM

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November 20, 2012 8:32:10 PM

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