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December 14, 2012 12:57:50 AM

Case : COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper Full tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU : Intel Core i7-3770k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU : debating between amd 7950 , nvidia 660ti, or 670
SAPPHIRE 100352-2L Radeon HD 7950 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EVGA 02G-P4-3677-KR GeForce GTX 670 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS GTX660 TI : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO : ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU : CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Storage : Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Agility 4 128GB SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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December 14, 2012 1:21:15 AM

ok they are all compatible , but i have some questions to ask

- what is the usage of this pc ?
- about the gpu's the gtx 670 is best choice.
- overkill psu , unless if you gonna sli !
- the agility 4 is not the best choice out there ( samsung 830 , vertex 4 ) will destroy it.
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December 14, 2012 1:24:16 AM

I wouldn't get the Sabertooth. They just put a fancy piece of metal on it to sell it for more money.

I would go for the 7950.

Do you plan to SLI/ Crossfire in the future?

Also, is this for gaming?
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December 14, 2012 1:37:39 AM

mrdowntownkiller said:
ok they are all compatible , but i have some questions to ask

- what is the usage of this pc ?
- about the gpu's the gtx 670 is best choice.
- overkill psu , unless if you gonna sli !
- the agility 4 is not the best choice out there ( samsung 830 , vertex 4 ) will destroy it.


Deemo13 said:
I wouldn't get the Sabertooth. They just put a fancy piece of metal on it to sell it for more money.

I would go for the 7950.

Do you plan to SLI/ Crossfire in the future?

Also, is this for gaming?


This computer will mainly be for gaming and streaming content from my pc. I do hope and plan on doing sli/crossfire depending on what happens on the future. I have all the fan slots filled with 120mm fans besides the top which is with 200mm.

-Deemo13 - besides the sabertooth what mobo would you recommend?

-mrdowntownkiller - are reference cards worth the buy now a days with all the other manufacturers out there?
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December 14, 2012 2:20:06 AM

Deemo13 said:
I would get a GPU from a manufacturer that has good cooling solutions.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This would be a good buy for your build.


this was actually the initial mobo that I was going to get but I was hessitant with all the issues with DOA and other issues
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December 14, 2012 2:25:54 AM

The only reason you hear of so many cases of DOA is that the only people that review things are people that have something to say about them.

Most of those are DOA cases.

But the majority of people who buy this thing and have no problems do not generally leave reviews.
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December 14, 2012 2:41:01 AM

i think this is a good build for your needs.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1162.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-13 23:40 EST-0500)
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December 14, 2012 2:56:43 AM

I forgot to mention I already do have the case psu and cpu cooler from a friend who didnt need it for his 2nd build.
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December 14, 2012 3:19:30 AM

ok have a look at the other parts.
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December 14, 2012 3:38:11 AM

mrdowntownkiller said:
ok have a look at the other parts.


I am really interested in the mobo and the gpu. I do have some questions regarding fans and how to configure them as well as fan controllers so that I can have control of them
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December 14, 2012 12:28:10 PM

mrdowntownkiller said:
ask ?


I'm looking for at least a fan controller with 4 channels and am wondering which fans should be the intake an exhaust fan
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December 14, 2012 12:56:11 PM

ok the two infront fans are intake and same for the 2 at the side , 1 rear exhaust fan also the top will be an exhaust fan , and if you are installing a fan at the bottom it will be intake fan. do you get it ?
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December 14, 2012 4:42:35 PM

Yup. I get it. Is there a way to control how fast the fans rotate if try are plugged into the motherboard? Or would I need a fan controller for the other 4 fans?
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December 14, 2012 4:45:27 PM

Best answer selected by Stevenk92.
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December 14, 2012 5:17:27 PM

it depends , if the fan is locked at a certain rpm you cant change it's speed , if the fans have 2 or 3 speeds you can toggle between them.
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December 14, 2012 6:41:40 PM

The 4 fans that came with the case is going to be connected to the cases fan controller. The 4 fans I bought are pwm fans 2 on bottom and 2 on the side
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