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November 19, 2012 10:46:06 PM

So I am looking at a new build in the next few weeks and any advice or suggestions would be great. 

This pc is primarily for gaming but I use it for everything and extra head room and future upgradability is something I want. I realize this is very similar to other builds however making this thing quiet is a priority to me and any advice in that regarded would be welcome.

Future possible upgrades: sli graphics, sound card, 3 hdd in raid and whatever I can think of...

Intel Core i7 3770K                                    $335.00

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Overclocked.         $559.00

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3                    $95.00

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H Motherboard.                      $255.00

Silverstone  Strider Plus 750W ST75F-P.                     $145.00

Corsair Force Series 3 240GB SSD.                             $205.00

Corsair Graphite 600TM Mesh Window Case.              $179.00

Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64bit OEM.                           $149.00

Corsair Hydro Series H100 CPU Cooler.                      $145.00


                                                                Total:     $2067.00

 All prices are from www.pccasegear.com/index.php and seem to be reasonable. 

Advice or suggestions would be great and I thank you for your time.
    
November 19, 2012 10:49:38 PM

If it is for gaming the i7 is over kill get a i5 3750k
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November 19, 2012 10:52:26 PM

So I hear... but it's only $100 extra and I don't want to regret that somewhere down the line when I want to do some video editing or something. Thanks
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November 19, 2012 10:55:37 PM

You are WAY overpaying for that motherboard, if you want get the UP5 TH which should be around the same price point but has 2 thunderbolt ports (future-proofing)
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November 19, 2012 10:59:23 PM

Sounds good i will hunt around for a better price. Dont know if i will ever use TH but I guest it's good to have just in case. Cheers
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November 19, 2012 11:06:30 PM

Just had a look and I can't find a better price in the UD5H and the UP5-TH is going for AU$300. So would it really be worth it?
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November 19, 2012 11:34:44 PM

So other than that the build looks good?
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November 19, 2012 11:43:58 PM

Oh sorry, didn't realize it was AU. In that case, keep the UD5H, you probably will never need thunderbolt anyway. Get i5 3570k, it'll get you the same performance in-game as the i7, only difference is that i7 has hyper threading, which is only useful for video and photo editing. You only need 8gb of memory for gaming. Get a better PSU, that's one thing you don't want to cheap out on. I would recommend a corsair PSU. You don't need a 680, a 670 will give you 95% of the performance for a lot less, or better yet just get a 7970. Other than that, everything looks good.
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November 19, 2012 11:53:47 PM

Sounds like good advice and all things I have considered. Some parts may be a bit over the top but in the past I have gone for cheaper options and regretted it later. If I go the i5 I can get the corsair psu I have had my eye on but I'm not sure about the ram 8g it is enough for the gaming but other than that I would like to be able to multitask without ever having to worry. Would I be able to upgrade the 8g to 16g in the future if I wanted? I have herd there are benefits to getting it all at once.
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November 20, 2012 12:01:40 AM

Will the Noctua NH-D14 Run quieter than the H100? and I like the price tag on the ASRock Z77 Extreme6 but will it OC as good as the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H? Thanks
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November 20, 2012 12:03:59 AM

Thanks
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November 20, 2012 12:10:03 AM
November 20, 2012 12:33:04 AM

So the updated list is looking like this. Saves me a bit of money which is good more for other bits and pieces..

 Intel Core i5 3570K.                                                              $233.00

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Overclocked.          $559.00    
   
Corsair AX750 Gold Power Supply.                                   $215.00

Corsair Graphite 600TM Mesh Window Case.              $179.00

Microsoft Windows 8 64bit OEM.                                     $99.00   

Noctua  NH-D14 CPU Cooler.                                                $84.00

ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Motherboard.                             $165.00    

 Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3.                      $46.00

Samsung 830 Series 256GB SSD Retail Box.            $205.00


                                                                                Total: AU$1785.00

Went with the 750W PSU so I can do Sli and whatever later on without having to worry. Thanks For all your help
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November 20, 2012 1:14:59 AM

Great thanks very much
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November 20, 2012 11:09:26 AM

750W isn't enough to SLI 680s anyway, if you really want to SLI get 850W.
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November 20, 2012 2:32:39 PM

Not for a 680 or 7970. Those require just under 750, but getting 750 doesn't give you and headroom then.
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