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December 23, 2012 12:06:29 AM

I've posted my build in here 3 weeeks or 1 month ago i think, but now that I've researched more seems I'm having a tough decision on what components to use, previous I've post, I like phantom 820 case, so I'm gonna buy this one, because of prebuilt LED's, a very large case, but now , seems it's not applicable i have in mind and phantom 820 cost's high and therefore I'm gonna change some of the components.



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What I'm gonna do on this build is for gaming (my first time). To be able to play high- ultra settings games.

My budgey maybe somewhere between 1.5k-2k USD. I'm from Philippines and I'll be ordering my parts from our local store here, the owner also told me that I'll let him know my specs and hell try to get it. I really don't plan on overclocking because I've heard it can reduce the life span of your CPU/GPU and the power cost consumption, maybe I'll get a factory overclocked GPU. For now, I really don't have plan on SLI/Crossfire, because of the monthly power bill it consumes, maybe in the future I'll try SLi/Crossfire but for now, 1 gpu is enough for me. Also, for my components, I purely depend on air cooling. That's why I think phantom 820 was a bad choose for me, but the case is cool though

I won't upgrade on my components, as long as it can handles in high or ultra settings with a good Frame rate, if it's gets to medium settings and can't handle newer games, then that's the time I'll be upgrading. I would like to play MMORPG games , like guildwars 2, dragon nest , those massive pvp . I play games like BF3, , total war shogun 2, etc. Simulation games like sims 3 and the upcoming sim city games


My main components:

CPU: i5 3570k

Maybe I'll this one since Im not really overclocking my CPU: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

GPU: tought time on this EVGA FTW 670, ASUS DC II gtx 670 TOp? (what's difference on top and non top edition?) or maybe a GTX 680? if budget fits. but if gtx 680 give a less boost well I might stay with gtc 670 factory OC'ed. Or does the AMD 7970/7950 are power hungry?

Mobo: selecting on this, maximus v-gene, sabertooth z77, asrock extreme4 ( or a z77 motherboard that are not costly but performs great, because in the future , maybe the socket won't be 1155 anymore. )

Case: choosing on this one:

CM Stryker, CM HAF XM or the Silverstoon RV03 (RV03 bottom intake fan is really effective?) ( or any case that is effective in air cooling, mid tower case or full tower that is not too costly)


PSU: based on my main components is 650w is enough or should I get a 750w? I'll be adding some fans if the case allows me and maybe some LED lights. . What's a good brand PSU? a corsair HX modular series or the Seasonic X- series? any recommendations?

RAM: corsair (2x4gb) or g. skill (2x4gb)


I'll be buying my components maybe this end of december 2012 or 2nd week on january 2013. I know there's a gtx 700 series coming or the amd 8000 series GPU, but if I wait for that, I won't be getting for myself, technology is fast improving

the other or the rest for my budget will goes to SSD 128gb, 1tb HDD and I'll be getting a samsung 23" 1080p LED monitor also. For now, I'm not going to get a gaming mouse or keyboard or a gaming head set, although I'm jealous of it and has cool looks, but cost high and in the end, in gaming, skill that matters, just as long your mouse are fnctioning and your keyboard/ headset works Ii'll be getting an ordianry headset or speakers (that you can still hear an audio from your game). Mostly of my budget will be focus on the top components.
December 23, 2012 12:45:20 AM

ok just to clear it up a cpu can last upwards of 10 years(on a 8 year old pentium 4 as i'm typing)overclocking can reduce it yes but that is just major overclocks like 5Ghz and 1.4V on the VCore and even then with proper cooling it may reduce the life time by a year also why only air cooling a H100 is better than a hyper 212 and it doesn't take that much effort to install it
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tI1u this build will still be able to handle high-ultra settings 5 years down the road
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December 23, 2012 6:18:15 AM

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GPU: tought time on this EVGA FTW 670, ASUS DC II gtx 670 TOp? (what's difference on top and non top edition?) or maybe a GTX 680? if budget fits. but if gtx 680 give a less boost well I might stay with gtc 670 factory OC'ed. Or does the AMD 7970/7950 are power hungry?

Mobo: selecting on this, maximus v-gene, sabertooth z77, asrock extreme4 ( or a z77 motherboard that are not costly but performs great, because in the future , maybe the socket won't be 1155 anymore. )


GPU - I'd go with either the EVGA or the Gigabyte Windforce over the Asus. None of the current generation of GPUs are considered power hungry - they actually use 1/2 the power that previous generations did. And the next generation will use less power than this one.

For motherboard - the micro ATX GENE-Z isn't worth purchasing for a large case. The Sabertooth sucks, and the Asrock is a good board but for your budget I'd go with the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD4 with Thunderbolt support.

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PSU: based on my main components is 650w is enough or should I get a 750w? I'll be adding some fans if the case allows me and maybe some LED lights. . What's a good brand PSU? a corsair HX modular series or the Seasonic X- series? any recommendations?


Both are excellent. I'd personally favor the Seasonic but the Corsair HX isn't too shabby either.

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I'll be buying my components maybe this end of december 2012 or 2nd week on january 2013. I know there's a gtx 700 series coming or the amd 8000 series GPU, but if I wait for that, I won't be getting for myself, technology is fast improving


I'm guessing probably not until late next summer but it will only be a minor improvement over what's out now - not a huge, significant change in architecture like the current generation is.
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December 23, 2012 7:58:08 AM

devilofdeaths said:
ok just to clear it up a cpu can last upwards of 10 years(on a 8 year old pentium 4 as i'm typing)overclocking can reduce it yes but that is just major overclocks like 5Ghz and 1.4V on the VCore and even then with proper cooling it may reduce the life time by a year also why only air cooling a H100 is better than a hyper 212 and it doesn't take that much effort to install it
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tI1u this build will still be able to handle high-ultra settings 5 years down the road



Hey thanks, I'm looking in this part. so you've tried Silverstone RV03? does it's bottom cooling and the 90 degrees palcement for the motherboard is effective?
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December 23, 2012 8:06:06 AM

g-unit1111 said:
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GPU: tought time on this EVGA FTW 670, ASUS DC II gtx 670 TOp? (what's difference on top and non top edition?) or maybe a GTX 680? if budget fits. but if gtx 680 give a less boost well I might stay with gtc 670 factory OC'ed. Or does the AMD 7970/7950 are power hungry?

Mobo: selecting on this, maximus v-gene, sabertooth z77, asrock extreme4 ( or a z77 motherboard that are not costly but performs great, because in the future , maybe the socket won't be 1155 anymore. )


GPU - I'd go with either the EVGA or the Gigabyte Windforce over the Asus. None of the current generation of GPUs are considered power hungry - they actually use 1/2 the power that previous generations did. And the next generation will use less power than this one.

For motherboard - the micro ATX GENE-Z isn't worth purchasing for a large case. The Sabertooth sucks, and the Asrock is a good board but for your budget I'd go with the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD4 with Thunderbolt support.

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PSU: based on my main components is 650w is enough or should I get a 750w? I'll be adding some fans if the case allows me and maybe some LED lights. . What's a good brand PSU? a corsair HX modular series or the Seasonic X- series? any recommendations?


Both are excellent. I'd personally favor the Seasonic but the Corsair HX isn't too shabby either.

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I'll be buying my components maybe this end of december 2012 or 2nd week on january 2013. I know there's a gtx 700 series coming or the amd 8000 series GPU, but if I wait for that, I won't be getting for myself, technology is fast improving


I'm guessing probably not until late next summer but it will only be a minor improvement over what's out now - not a huge, significant change in architecture like the current generation is.




Thanks g-unit, so from my components 650w is enough right? although i have that budget, parts are expensive when in philippines like if the price in newegg or amazon is 100USD, when it comes to philippines , the price of that part will become 130-150 USD. :(  . Now I know i wont buy sabertooth anymore :)  . I've heared , people say 1 intake and 1 exhaust is enough?, even with that parts listed. Do you ahve expereince in using GTX 670 or the AMD 7970/7950, which of them are power hungry? gtx or amd?
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December 23, 2012 10:14:34 PM

hedgehogpie said:
Hey thanks, I'm looking in this part. so you've tried Silverstone RV03? does it's bottom cooling and the 90 degrees palcement for the motherboard is effective?

i think that the bottom cooling is an excellent idea and another reason i added it was because i also added a H100i and that fits perfectly in that case
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December 24, 2012 12:07:46 AM

devilofdeaths said:
i think that the bottom cooling is an excellent idea and another reason i added it was because i also added a H100i and that fits perfectly in that case



Ok. Thanks. :) 
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December 27, 2012 5:49:51 PM

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December 27, 2012 5:55:12 PM

hedgehogpie said:
Thanks g-unit, so from my components 650w is enough right? although i have that budget, parts are expensive when in philippines like if the price in newegg or amazon is 100USD, when it comes to philippines , the price of that part will become 130-150 USD. :(  . Now I know i wont buy sabertooth anymore :)  . I've heared , people say 1 intake and 1 exhaust is enough?, even with that parts listed. Do you ahve expereince in using GTX 670 or the AMD 7970/7950, which of them are power hungry? gtx or amd?


Oh no 650W is plenty for a single card configuration. If you're thinking about adding a second later on for SLI / Crossfire then you're looking at 750W minimum.

That fan configuration will work well in the beginning. I'd heavily suggest reading this article: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cooling-airflow-hea...
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