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November 24, 2012 12:38:24 AM

Hey guys, it's that time of the year again.

I need to upgrade my current build of 4 years to something faster and quieter.
My ideal budget is $800 (taxes, s&h incl.)
I am looking for the following:

1) A quiet system
2) Quad core CPU
3) 8GB of RAM


This is what I found http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

This will be the 1st time I attempt at assembling a liquid cooled PC. Any ideas? Am I headed in the right track? :sweat: 
November 24, 2012 1:04:06 AM

anything that is not custom watercooling is crap

the power supply is also crap

one more thing is how quiet do you want it to be? i can throw a little more cash and make it even quieter. up to you

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/p87S

-take out OS and optical if you dont need it.
-take out the SSD if you need to save money.

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November 24, 2012 1:17:05 AM

TheBigTroll said:
anything that is not custom watercooling is crap

the power supply is also crap

one more thing is how quiet do you want it to be? i can throw a little more cash and make it even quieter. up to you

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/p87S

-take out OS and optical if you dont need it.
-take out the SSD if you need to save money.


-Just out of curiosity why would I need a SSD?
-With the parts that are listed on your link, would my system be quieter/cooler than if it included liquid cooling?
-Can I include liquid cooling with the parts that you picked out for me? (The mobo is the same)
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November 24, 2012 1:23:30 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($195.90 @ Amazon Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.91 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($14.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($260.50 @ DirectCanada)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($43.99 @ Computer Valley)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Memory Express)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $860.24
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-23 22:23 EST-0500)

Canadian Build.
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November 24, 2012 2:57:20 AM

PRML said:
-Just out of curiosity why would I need a SSD?
-With the parts that are listed on your link, would my system be quieter/cooler than if it included liquid cooling?
-Can I include liquid cooling with the parts that you picked out for me? (The mobo is the same)


SSDs make your system wayyyy faster than it would ever be just on a hard drive

-no. it would get louder due to crappy stock fans

-yes but i wouldnt use cheapo watercooling. the h60 performs worse than a hyper 212 from what i hear

best way to get silence is to get a noctua heatsink. i can suggest one if you want to spend the money for it. its 60 bucks but the included fans alone cost 40
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