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November 23, 2012 7:20:46 PM

Ok, last sanity check before I buy my first build. Anyone got any comments or suggestions?



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($103.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1247.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-23 16:19 EST-0500)

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November 23, 2012 7:53:33 PM

I'd recommend getting the i5-3570k and use the money you saved from doing that to get a better graphics card.
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November 23, 2012 8:00:23 PM

Whats your usage of it? Good build.
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November 23, 2012 8:01:53 PM

Keep the i7 but what is your budget? If your overclocking your Hyper Evo 212+ is toast.
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November 23, 2012 8:32:57 PM

redeemer said:
Keep the i7 but what is your budget? If your overclocking your Hyper Evo 212+ is toast.


Very good to know. Thanks! I've never overclocked anything before but am thinking of doing it just because I want learn how. Any suggestions for a better cooler?

I want to stay around $1200-$1300 . Cheaper the better, but I don't want to sacrifice performance that much.
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November 23, 2012 8:34:27 PM

butremor said:
Whats your usage of it? Good build.


Big uses will be software development and virtualization. Not much of a gamer.
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November 23, 2012 8:59:38 PM

xanex said:
Big uses will be software development and virtualization. Not much of a gamer.

Then nothing to change good build.
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November 23, 2012 10:55:02 PM

If I just go with the 3770 (not the K-series), do you think I'll need to buy a separate cooler?
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November 23, 2012 11:32:03 PM

you cant overclock non-k. but if you can live in the stock clocks. that would be great as well. aftermarket cooler is not needed if not overclocking. :) 
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November 23, 2012 11:45:08 PM

What do you guys think of the Seagate 2 TB drive? It's hard to resist the price, but anyone know of the quality? Reviews have been mixed so far from what I've read.
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November 24, 2012 7:33:34 AM

Yeah, i advise WD instead of Seagate, but often getting response back that people had experinece with seagate and everything is ok. I guess it's a matter of taste what you choose. Just hope that HDD is from a good batch. But with that budget you just spend 10$more and can go for WD black
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