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Compatibility Check on $1000 Dollar Build

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December 17, 2012 10:35:22 PM

Hello, I need some help again with some compatibility questions. Here is the list of parts I'm thinking about getting http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sOMQ

I am leaning toward Ironside computers to assemble the parts except the graphics card which I already have. I could go for another company though if there's a better option. Also the sound card will be different but I assume that isn't a big deal. Another question is if anyone has used iron side around here? Their a pretty small company and I'm a little worried!

Main Questions:

Are these parts compatible? - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sOMQ

Is Ironside Computers legit?

Thanks in advance,

Picison

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a b U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 10:54:38 PM

I don't know I've never heard of Ironside.

That looks like an OK build - the power supply is complete junk, I would advise not purchasing that particular brand. Hitachi HDs have a really high fail rate, and the sound card isn't needed. No reason to purchase a 2500K anymore, get the 3570K.

Here's a better build for <=$1K:


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 ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1132.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-17 19:54 EST-0500)

If you need to keep it around $1K drop the SSD.
December 17, 2012 11:08:09 PM

g-unit1111 said:
I don't know I've never heard of Ironside.

That looks like an OK build - the power supply is complete junk, I would advise not purchasing that particular brand. Hitachi HDs have a really high fail rate, and the sound card isn't needed. No reason to purchase a 2500K anymore, get the 3570K.

Here's a better build for <=$1K:


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 ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1132.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-17 19:54 EST-0500)

If you need to keep it around $1K drop the SSD.


I saw your hard drive has 32mb cache, and the Seagate Barracuda has 64mb cache for 20$ less. Is the bigger the cache the better? Also I found a cheaper SSD, is this build better? because I saved 70$

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sZ4B
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sZ4B/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sZ4B/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1065.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-17 20:07 EST-0500)
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December 17, 2012 11:31:49 PM

g-unit1111 said:
I don't know I've never heard of Ironside.

That looks like an OK build - the power supply is complete junk, I would advise not purchasing that particular brand. Hitachi HDs have a really high fail rate, and the sound card isn't needed. No reason to purchase a 2500K anymore, get the 3570K.

Here's a better build for <=$1K:


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 ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1132.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-17 19:54 EST-0500)

If you need to keep it around $1K drop the SSD.

Ok you seem to know a lot, I changed around the build a bit. I'm still not sure what to do for the motherboard though and I only have a few choices,
Asrock h77 pro4-m
Asrock H61M-VS
AsrockZ75 pro 3
Gigabyte GA-B75m-d3V
Asus p8z77-V LX

Revised build, http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sZ4x
a b U Graphics card
December 18, 2012 12:23:51 AM

Quote:
I saw your hard drive has 32mb cache, and the Seagate Barracuda has 64mb cache for 20$ less. Is the bigger the cache the better? Also I found a cheaper SSD, is this build better? because I saved 70$


Probably won't make too much of a difference but it definitely doesn't hurt.

Quote:
Ok you seem to know a lot, I changed around the build a bit. I'm still not sure what to do for the motherboard though and I only have a few choices,
Asrock h77 pro4-m
Asrock H61M-VS
AsrockZ75 pro 3
Gigabyte GA-B75m-d3V
Asus p8z77-V LX


For a 3570K, none of the above. H61, H77, and B75 all prohibit access to the multiplier (which defeats the purpose of the 3570K). Z75 is decent, Z77 is the best but that Asus board is a very low end model. Get this instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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