Would like advice on this build

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=N82E16824236059 (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!


For those who would rather not click,

Intel Core i5-3570K

CPU Cooler
Corsair H80

ASRock Z77 Extreme4

Corsair 8GB

Video Card
EVGA GeForce GTX 670

Cooler Master Storm Enforcer

Do you see any bottlenecks? Concerns? Suggestions? Bring em on! I'd really appreciate it :)
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  1. 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
  2. OK, I'll update the post with my existing psu, and we'll see.

    How do the other parts look?
  3. 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 :

  4. 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 :


    Can you explain a bit about why you would avoid watercooling in favor of air?
  5. 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.
  6. nice build. will you over clock you CPU?
  7. 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=N82E16813157330 ?

    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? :)
  8. If you dont miss the two sata ports and the two usb 3.0 ports, the oc capability is the same as the extreme4 then grab the deal.
    That antec psu will not do for a 670 gtx.
    I recommend buying a new psu 80 plus, from a decent brand within 550w to 650w

  9. Fair enough.

    How about this?


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

    Ignore the pricing.

    What do you think?

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

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

    ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

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

    Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

    Video Card
    EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card

    Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case

    Power Supply
    Corsair Builder 600W ATX12V Power Supply
  10. no HHD?
  11. I have a 500GB one and another 10k RPM 74GB so I'm good :)
  12. Today only. 750w Seasonic 80plus Gold full modular. 100$ off. GET IT NOW!

    I did :p

  13. 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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