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December 3, 2012 5:34:19 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qL1U
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qL1U/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qL1U/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU Cooler ($69.70 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Gaming 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: BenQ GW2450 24.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1534.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-03 14:31 EST-0500)

So, thats the PC, i get the MoBo, SSD and CPU in a bundle.
And, PCPartPicker tells that that MoBo wouldnt fit Fractal define R4... does it?

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December 3, 2012 5:38:42 PM

I do not think the Maximus V Formula is worth it, especially with no air cooler. Do you want to overclock?

I would also go with a different power supply. The one you picked is good, yet its a tad expensive for the price. You can go with an Antec Earthwatts 650 or a Corsair TX650 which should be about the same price, but better.

As for the SSD, I would go with the Samsung 830 over the Intel 330.
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December 3, 2012 5:41:26 PM

That motherboard is way too expensive for that build, Intel SSDs are not my favorite, and stay away from the Corsair GS Series.

I'd go with something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($152.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($131.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($366.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1375.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-03 14:41 EST-0500)

The difference will allow you to get whatever monitor you want.
December 3, 2012 5:45:10 PM

The 7970 outperforms the 670 is basically all games, and they are at the same price point, so why not go with that?
December 3, 2012 5:53:15 PM

zared619 said:
The 7970 outperforms the 670 is basically all games, and they are at the same price point, so why not go with that?


Otherwise it would put the build way over budget. Normally I would agree but you got to remember we're not the ones paying for the rig. :lol: 
December 3, 2012 7:18:02 PM

Yeah, the MoBo is cause i get it with the ssd and CPU in a bundle, it has same price than: asrock extreme4 + same CPU(3570k) + ocz vertex 120gb.
So why not. And about the size of it.. I found this picture, there R4 and e-atx seems to be in peace.. But well..
December 3, 2012 7:22:33 PM

Mmatuu said:
Yeah, the MoBo is cause i get it with the ssd and CPU in a bundle, it has same price than: asrock extreme4 + same CPU(3570k) + ocz vertex 120gb.
So why not. And about the size of it.. I found this picture, there R4 and e-atx seems to be in peace.. But well..


I still think expensive motherboards like that really aren't worth it. That's one area where you're paying too much for something that you'll wind up replacing in two years anyways. Especially for an end of the line CPU like Ivy Bridge.
December 3, 2012 7:39:57 PM

True, but as you said earlier, we aren't paying for the components. :D 
December 3, 2012 7:51:39 PM

zared619 said:
True, but as you said earlier, we aren't paying for the components. :D 


True. :lol: 
December 3, 2012 8:25:44 PM

g-unit1111 said:
True. :lol: 

I guess that'll be me :lol: 
December 3, 2012 8:32:27 PM

g-unit1111 said:
True. :lol: 

December 3, 2012 8:36:59 PM

How about GA-Z77X-UD3H ? It has also a nice xmas price tag:) 
^^and sorry i messed that quote thing, and cant delete it^^
December 3, 2012 8:39:03 PM

Very nice board and a much better choice. I would go for that.
December 3, 2012 8:42:18 PM

Mmatuu said:
How about GA-Z77X-UD3H ? It has also a nice xmas price tag:) 
^^and sorry i messed that quote thing, and cant delete it^^


I have that same board and it's good.
December 3, 2012 8:43:16 PM

g-unit1111 said:
I have that same board and it's good.

What do you think is better GA-Z77X-UD3H or the Extreme4?
December 3, 2012 8:46:34 PM

The Gigabyte. Gigabyte in general is of a little better quality, not saying Asrock is bad, just not quite the best.
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