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December 24, 2012 2:21:12 PM

I posted another build on here: (http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...)

I have since made a few changes and wanted to get your opinions:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($231.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Inwin Dragon Rider ATX Full Tower Case ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($71.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer Abyssus Mirror Special Edition Wired Optical Mouse ($33.98 @ B&H)
Total: $1229.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-24 11:21 EST-0500)
December 24, 2012 2:28:36 PM

perfect build buddy :) 

are you sure about PNY ram? i have no experience with that brand? corsair and gskill ram are more popular
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December 24, 2012 2:43:15 PM

I would reduce the amount for your case and SSD to try and put towards a better GPU

Switch out your RAM to DDR3 1600 mhz @ 1.5V
December 24, 2012 2:50:29 PM

appreciate the feedback. Thanks oondun I was thinking of upgrading the PSU in light of future upgrades. I like the PSUs you linked. As far as RAM Im not sure about PNY. I think Ill go with corsair just to play it safe.

oondun any reason you want the GPU changed? The one you listed is a brand I am unfamiliar with and has limited reviews on newegg
December 24, 2012 2:55:04 PM

Emelth I really like that case. Im the type of person who thinks way too much about which case to buy ha and that one I really do like. I chose the SSD because everywhere I've looked people say its worth the money. So Im gonna start off with the SSD and buy a 1TB HDD later. Any suggestions on the GPU? I really know very little about them
December 24, 2012 3:12:27 PM

I would go with a 660 Ti its better than the 7870
December 24, 2012 3:37:00 PM

Few revisions feel free to comment

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Inwin GRone (Gray) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Acer V193WEJb 19.0" Monitor ($91.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer Abyssus Mirror Special Edition Wired Optical Mouse ($33.98 @ B&H)
Total: $1256.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-24 12:36 EST-0500)
December 24, 2012 3:57:43 PM

now thats nice... awesome build buddy :) 
December 24, 2012 4:23:08 PM

Last Revisions I promise ha. This MSI GPU is on the top of the charts on tomshardware. exchanged out the HDD for a larger one with a larger cache. Swapped out the mobo for the ASUS purely for aesthetics and I know I cant go wrong with ASUS. Keeping the case because even though that cooler master is a great case, I like the In Win and I want a window.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.00 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($292.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Inwin GRone (Gray) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Acer V193WEJb 19.0" Monitor ($91.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer Abyssus Mirror Special Edition Wired Optical Mouse ($33.98 @ B&H)
Total: $1228.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-24 13:17 EST-0500)
December 24, 2012 5:03:44 PM

Why did you gave up the after market CPU cooler?
December 24, 2012 5:08:14 PM

+1^ your going to need it for overclocking that 3570k.
December 24, 2012 6:57:05 PM

Because it saves me some money and I know I won't be overclocking any time soon
December 25, 2012 1:22:01 AM

Alright also do you to SLI in the future? If not drop the PSU down and put it towards a better Monitor and if I were you I would get the CPU cooler even if you dont plan to OC right away you will be saving time, and less chance of damaging something while trying to install the CPU cooler down the road
December 26, 2012 11:26:54 AM

I dont plan to SLI any time soon. I had the PSU as low as a 550 but I found a 750 for roughly the same price and its by Corsair so I figured Id just play it safe and prepare for any future upgrades. I do know 750 is overkill but for the price I couldnt resist. Its like getting a 2TB HDD for $100 or getting a 10TB HDD for $105. Do i need the extra 8TB? no but if its a quality brand obviously Im gonna get the extra 8TB for $5 haha
December 26, 2012 11:33:56 AM

Also from what Ive seen, it seems theres not a lot of quality PSUs (>500W) that you can get for less than $65, which is how much that 750 costs. I just cant justify paying the same or more for less when the 750 is Corsair and has good reviews. Any advice on Drives though? I really want the SSD. I was contemplating going with just the SSD and getting a 1TB HDD later for a Bday or Christmas. Think its a good idea to do that and then put more toward my monitor? I really want a 23" and I think theres an ASUS for like $150
December 26, 2012 12:06:23 PM

It was a good move going with the 750W PSU, considering its price -- it is also a good idea to go with a SSD, and a 23" monitor.

As you are thinking about to drop the HDD, if I understood correctly, then it is advised to get at least a good capacity SSD.

Crucial M4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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