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November 20, 2012 11:11:01 PM

Hi all,

New to the forums but a long time rig builder. Last one I bought and built was in '09 and have been frankenstiening it ever since. I feel like it's time to upgrade!

I've spent the last several hours doing research and hopefully I'm in the ballpark!

A few things to start. I want this for gaming. Mostly MMOs (GW2 and future). I also word process, web browse, and do some mild coding in Python.

This is my main monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (ASUS VH236H 23 Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black)

I currently have a 10k RPM HDD I got back in 09 and a 500gb HDD for storage so I'm pretty sure I need a new Hard Drive (Suggestions?)

Also, I should be able to salvage my PSU from my existing system, but I'll have to check the wattage when I get home. Pretty sure it's 750 or so. Otherwise I was thinking maybe this (Raidmax Hybrid 730W ATX12V/ EPS12V Power Supply RX-730SS)

Finally, here is my system!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oxYp

For those who would rather not click,


CPU
Intel Core i5-3570K

CPU Cooler
Corsair H80

Motherboard
ASRock Z77 Extreme4

Memory
Corsair 8GB

Video Card
EVGA GeForce GTX 670

Case
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer

Do you see any bottlenecks? Concerns? Suggestions? Bring em on! I'd really appreciate it :) 

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a b B Homebuilt system
November 21, 2012 12:08:11 AM

Raidmax Hybrid 730W ATX12V/ EPS12V Power Supply RX-730SS is a really bad psu, i dont think i'd risk it with a 670 gtx
November 21, 2012 12:10:37 AM

OK, I'll update the post with my existing psu, and we'll see.

How do the other parts look?
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 21, 2012 12:20:04 AM

Good, except the cooler, i'd switch for a hyper 212.
Some changes, i recommend you buying a new psu from a decent brand...here is a link with psu, cooler and ram :

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oyNk
November 21, 2012 12:23:02 AM

djangoringo said:
Good, except the cooler, i'd switch for a hyper 212.
Some changes, i recommend you buying a new psu from a decent brand...here is a link with psu, cooler and ram :

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oyNk


Can you explain a bit about why you would avoid watercooling in favor of air?
a b B Homebuilt system
November 21, 2012 12:32:18 AM

Because you get better performance, less heat and less troubles in the future for a cheap price the air coolers are still better than the close loop watercooling.
November 21, 2012 12:52:07 AM

nice build. will you over clock you CPU?
November 21, 2012 1:05:05 AM

resin34 said:
nice build. will you over clock you CPU?


Not sure at this point. I usually dont, but who knows in the future?

Why do you ask?

Also, would you guys suggest the extreme 4, or the extreme 3 (given that there is a deal right now for the extreme 3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ?

As I understand it, the extreme 3 comes with 2 less USB 3.0 ports and a few less OC features. Is it something I should consider or is the extreme 4 the way to go?

Also, as for my existing PSU, it's the Antec TruePower 2.0 TP2-550 EPS12V 550W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Suppose I need a new one eh? :) 
November 21, 2012 1:51:46 AM

Fair enough.

How about this?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ozEX

Added a 128GB SSD for my OS, the 600w psu you recommended, swapped the mobo.

Ignore the pricing.

What do you think?

CPU
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Motherboard
ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Memory
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory


Storage
Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk


Video Card
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card

Case
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply
Corsair Builder 600W ATX12V Power Supply
November 21, 2012 9:47:17 AM

no HHD?
November 21, 2012 6:07:26 PM

I have a 500GB one and another 10k RPM 74GB so I'm good :) 
November 21, 2012 7:07:22 PM

I agree, thats a good deal. But you know how "just adding one more bit" or upgrading this and that just a bit ends up driving the price beyond your budget.

I feel like Black Friday / Cyber Monday will bring some good deals, and if not, I'm OK with the 600W I'm planning to buy, but great find! Post it in the Hot Deals section!
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