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December 21, 2012 3:19:53 AM

I will build my computer shortly and i have most of my parts selected but i want to be sure that i chose good parts according to my budget. Let's say that i have a 1200$ budget before taxes (prices shown here are from my informatic store where i buy my parts.

Main computer :

Motherboard : Asus P8Z77-V LX - 135$
Processor : Intel Core i5 3570k - 217$
RAM : G.SKILL RIPJAWS 1600MHZ DDR3 8GB KIT CL9 - 39$
Power supply : Corsair CX600 - 79$
Video card : MSi GeForce GTX 670 - 399$
SSD : A-Data Premier Pro SP900 SATA3 128GB - 109$
HDD : 1TB Seagate - 20$
Case : Nzxt Phantom 410 Black or White - 125$
CPU Cooler : Antec Kuhler H20 620 - 70
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TOTAL : 1193$

I'll get a hard drive from a friend and he sell it for 20$.


First i want to know if the parts chosen are good for a 1200$ build ?

And 2, i want to know what should i put more money on if i have more money ? Let's say 500$ more. What should i get more ? I want a futureproof pc with a great graphic card, sli and xfire possibility, enough power to make run some cold cathodes in the case etc ... Thanks for your advices :p 

This is the site where i take my parts : http://www.microbytes.com

If you could choose pieces from there instead of newegg or amazon, that would be f*cking awesome :D D

Forgot to mention that it will be a gaming pc

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December 21, 2012 3:57:26 AM

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First i want to know if the parts chosen are good for a 1200$ build ?


For starters I'd ditch the Antec Kuhler - closed water blocks are pretty pointless when strong air fans will give you the exact same results. That SSD is OK, and I'd get a stronger power supply. The Corsair CX600 works great on some builds but others - especially one using a 3570K and a 7870 - would require something with a stronger voltage output.

I'd try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer
Total: $1220.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-21 00:57 EST-0500)

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December 21, 2012 4:45:17 AM

This is pretty much the only store in my area (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) and others stores like bestbuy or futureshop don't have that kind of hardware

I'm only 15 so i can't really have a credit card but as soon as i can i'll get one to buy from newegg

Also, if i put together a 1500$ build, would you still consider using air even at +4.5Ghz overclock ? If i take a 1500$ build, i would use a 3770k instead of a 3570k for video editing, photoshop and stuff like that and i would be really pissed off not being able to go 4Ghz because of a air cooler

That's why i went on watercooling at the beginning, because i love ocing and i couldnt achieve those badass overclock with a simple 212 evo

I don't why, and it's not a "bad" thing, but if i ask for advices or things like that, people always build a comp for me, why ? my motherboard choice is over and i will not change it, case either ..... anyway

Oh yeah and for the information, no the taxes are not included in the price .... i guess it's to pay the "shipping"
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December 21, 2012 5:20:34 AM

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Also, if i put together a 1500$ build, would you still consider using air even at +4.5Ghz overclock ? If i take a 1500$ build, i would use a 3770k instead of a 3570k for video editing, photoshop and stuff like that and i would be really pissed off not being able to go 4Ghz because of a air cooler


Any solid air fan like a Noctua U9B will achieve a solid overclock at 4.2 - 4.4GHz. The closed liquid coolers will give you the exact same results - so you're paying more for no gain essentially.

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I don't why, and it's not a "bad" thing, but if i ask for advices or things like that, people always build a comp for me, why ? my motherboard choice is over and i will not change it, case either ..... anyway


The Asrock and the Asus are essentially the same - they're both pretty solid boards.
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December 31, 2012 1:36:06 AM

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