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Building New PC For first time, need you advice.

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December 4, 2012 3:37:10 AM

I am buidling my first desktop. I have already bought all the parts during black friday. I just want your advice if they are good and compatible with each other.

Here is List

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz - $229.99 Microcenter
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 - $199.99 Microcenter
CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMD16GX3M2A1866C9 $134.99 - Newegg
COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 - Free - Frys
CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 - $129.99 - Newegg
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM - $89.99 - Newegg

I am thinking of getting AMD 7970 GHz edition soon. Though Which brand should I get? I definetly need advice on that.
I am also going to OC in the feature so I am going to get aftermarket cooler in feature. I was thinking about Corsair H50 or something. If you think there are better cooler please do let me know. I want cooler which are really quiet and get job done. I am going to use default cooler that came with CPU.

I will also be adding SSD.I am leaning toward Samsung 840 Pro 256GB. I will get this once i get good deal. I am in no rush. My priority is GPU first. If you have advice for different SSD please let me know. I do need SSD to be atleast 256GB or higher.

So This is my build. Please advice me for any changes that i need to make to maximize perfomance. I have bought everything that i have listed here other than GPU,SSD and cooler.

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December 4, 2012 3:41:31 AM

Very nice build and sapphire is the top reseller of amd. So i recommend sapphire. Ssd i would go woth ocz vertex 4 their new vector or the samsung 830 cpu cooler i recoomend air cooling and the noctua d14
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December 4, 2012 4:01:32 AM

hbeduryan818 said:
Very nice build and sapphire is the top reseller of amd. So i recommend sapphire. Ssd i would go woth ocz vertex 4 their new vector or the samsung 830 cpu cooler i recoomend air cooling and the noctua d14


Thanks For Recommendation. I am looking for cooler which is very reliable, keeps temp down and very quiet. I will do more research on noctua d14. Samething goes for gpu. I want card that is great coolers and keeps noise down. I have heard good things about MSI Twinforzer. I think that is what it's called lol. Not so sure. Rep at Microcenter recommanded that to me. What are you suggestion on that?

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December 4, 2012 5:04:40 AM

MSI's Twin Frozr's will definitely be the coolest GPU you can buy for a decent price without water cooling

Also, the H50, H55, H60, H70 are all beaten by a $30 Cooler Master cooler.. FrostyTech has CPU Cooler benchmarks and the definite best bang for the buck is the $30 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Cooler Benchmark
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December 4, 2012 5:23:40 AM

fazi13 said:
MSI's Twin Frozr's will definitely be the coolest GPU you can buy for a decent price without water cooling

Also, the H50, H55, H60, H70 are all beaten by a $30 Cooler Master cooler.. FrostyTech has CPU Cooler benchmarks and the definite best bang for the buck is the $30 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Cooler Benchmark


Thanks for your inul fazi. I was at MSI website and I see that they dont have 7970 with twin frozr. Only 7950 and 7870. And How is their Warranty? Is it just typical one year or 3 to 5 yrs of warranty. I think only company i know who offers great warranty is xfx. Warranty is one of important aspect for me.

As For Cooler Reason for going with corsair was that they do perform above average and look great at same time. I was gonna go with Cooler master that you suggested but I just dont like the looks. But then again perfomance that matters most. So I will think about it.

Do you have any suggestion for others parts that i have bought?

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December 4, 2012 5:31:55 AM

also, I'm not a big AMD fan so I wasn't aware that there was no Frozr 7970 ):
but my brother recently bought the Frozr 7950 and MSI has a 3 year warranty.
I believe all 7970s will have a 3 year warranty or more since its a high end GPU!
though you'll void the warranty if you overclock ):

but 7970's range from $400-$600 so I'd look for one in your price range and compare the benchmarks for temperatures and FPS on games that you play.

the case is a bit on the cheap side but it was free so that's fine

the RAM might have been a bit overkill though.. $135!!

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