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December 23, 2012 10:25:49 AM

Hi guys,
So with lots of help here ive made some great progress on my "silent beast" build.

My requirements are power, silence, longevity and i dont think im going to overclock it. No liquid cooling as well, I cant be bothered worrying about it :p 

Anyway heres what ive got:

CPU i7 3770 (for gaming and my other interests im going for the i7) $295

GPU - Asus 2g GTX680OC GTX680 DC20 2GDS $559

After Market Fan (Help with picking a really quiet one would be great!)
Choices so far:
1. Noctua CPU Cooler NH-U9B-SE2 $58
2. I was suggested the Hyper 212 EVO but both places im looking dont seem to stock it :( 

PSU - (Again with quietness would love a hand! Also is 600W enough??)
Choices so far:
1. Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Cont. Power ATX12V v2.3
2. Coolermaster M800W Modular Silent Pro GOLD $179
3. Aerocool STrike X 800W 80+ Silver True Power Supply $149

RAM (Not sure if the clock speed is the only consideration, recommendations?)
Choices so far:
1. Corsair 16GB (2x8GB) 1600MHz CL9 Vengeance CMZ16GX3 $105
2. G Skill 32GB 1866MHz Ares (Doesnt sound like 32gig is worth spending more cash on) $189

Case:
1. Fractal DEsign R4 Titan (sounds like this one is better with the sound proofing and im likely to go with) $149
2. Antec P280 Black Super Mid Tower (I actually prefer the outside design on the Antec slightly) $135

Motherboard (My biggest issue with picking, im really interesting in peoples thoughts here!)
1. Gigabyte GA-X79S-UP5-WIFI Motherboard Socket 2011 $359
2. Asus P8Z77-V-Premium Motherboard $495
3. Asus Sabretooth X79 LGA2011

SSD - likely a samsung 256gb $285
HD 2GB Barracuda

If anyone has some thoughts, specially on motherboards, PSUs and coolers id really appreciate the input! Trying to keep the build to around $2500 Checking my prices with:

CPL: http://www.cplonline.com.au/pricelist-wm/pricelist.html
Centrecom: http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/ccpricelist.php

Current approx pricing:

CPU 295
GPU 559
RAM 105
Cooler 58
PSU 179
MoBo 350-500
Case 150
SSD 285
HHD 99

Total 2230 (Assuming a $500 Mobo)

Any thoughts? Would love your input thanks guys :) 

Nesh

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December 23, 2012 10:39:31 AM

Your build shoould do a few changes.
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December 23, 2012 10:47:46 AM

Like this:
Left the case out, as it is your personal choice
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.00 @ Scorptec)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.70 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($429.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($112.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($19.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($139.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1479.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-23 23:47 EST+1100)
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December 23, 2012 10:56:01 AM

^ +1 with him

i thought the OP has budget for improvement :
1TB or 2TB hdd
240 or 256 ssd
and lower win 7 to home premium :) 
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December 24, 2012 2:18:03 AM

The OP?

also why that suggestion of motherboard?

Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

say as opposed to the ones I posted?

cheers guys :) 
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December 24, 2012 2:26:32 AM

^ you posted X79 mobo which was different socket from 3770
you need lga 1155 for i7 :)  btw be casreful you pick unlocked cpu. if you dont mean to pick this, you should pick 3770K <--- with K which has overclocking potential
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December 24, 2012 9:21:00 AM

I'm not really planning on overclocking so i7 3770 should be right I'm thinking. Any suggestions for a "price is no object" best motherboard? Also same for CPU coolers?
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December 24, 2012 9:25:05 AM

butremor said:
Like this:
Left the case out, as it is your personal choice
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.00 @ Scorptec)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.70 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($429.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($112.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($19.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($139.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1479.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-23 23:47 EST+1100)


This is fine but drop the 670 for a 7970 would be my recommendation.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Better performance.
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December 25, 2012 5:22:07 AM

any recommendations/advantages for a higher end MoBo?
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December 25, 2012 5:37:38 AM

neshma said:
any recommendations/advantages for a higher end MoBo?


Unless you are using anymore then 2 video cards, then there is no advantages for a high end motherboard, and I would not recommend it. 150 is HARDCAP for a z77 board, and 250 is HARDCAP for z79. Any board over these caps are overpriced and possess no advantages. UNLESS you are using more then 2 video cards.
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December 25, 2012 8:48:33 AM

Hey guys im looking at these MoBos at the moments. any reccomendations for/against any of these or is it "which ever, they will all do" and just look at how many USB3/eSATA ports are on them? :p 

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H
GA-Z77X-UP4 TH
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard review

thanks guys!

Nesh
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January 1, 2013 7:25:06 AM

Best answer selected by neshma.
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