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Help me finish my gaming rig build :)

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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  1. Your build shoould do a few changes.
  2. Best answer
    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)
  3. ^ +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 :)
  4. AMD Radeon said:
    ^ +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 :)


    http://pcpartpicker.com/au/part/ocz-internal-hard-drive-vtx425sat3256g
    http://pcpartpicker.com/au/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd2002faex

    No win7 home though
  5. 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 :)
  6. ^ 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
  7. 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?
  8. 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_info&cPath=193_1309&products_id=21322

    Better performance.
  9. any recommendations/advantages for a higher end MoBo?
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. Best answer selected by neshma.
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