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December 31, 2012 9:44:21 PM

What do you guys think of this build?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/v9Z0

My budget is 1100$, don't want to go over that. Plus I think I will go with only one company to buy components from instead of multiple.

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December 31, 2012 9:56:31 PM

You can upgrade your hard drive to the seagate barracuda 2tb which is a steal. If you want some more performance add a SSD.
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December 31, 2012 9:57:26 PM

shadow1551 said:
What do you guys think of this build?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/v9Z0

My budget is 1100$, don't want to go over that. Plus I think I will go with only one company to buy components from instead of multiple.

better of a PSU for less ( even that 650 watt i picked is more than enough!) and an ivy cpu:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vdnH


cheers.
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December 31, 2012 10:13:37 PM

Oh nice, thank you sir. ^ How is the GPU for gaming performance? I plan to play Dota2 a lot, Guild Wars 2, Starcrat II, Diablo III. And future games.
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December 31, 2012 11:02:01 PM

no need to get a sandy bridge cpu. get ivy 3570k. imo this is would be a lot better. has a 660ti the 660 you had has a reference blower and they can be loud. added a 1TB hdd and a 128GB ssd. a $1100 computer without an ssd is doing yourself a disservice. watch the video below to see why you want a ssd. $60 on a non mechanical keyboard is a lot. but i wont even try suggesting a keyboard/mouse since they are so subjective.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/solid-state-drive-w...


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ 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 ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 90GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($239.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.48 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech G110 Wired Standard Keyboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse ($56.02 @ Amazon)
Total: $1087.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-31 20:01 EST-0500)
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December 31, 2012 11:05:11 PM

shadow1551 said:
Oh nice, thank you sir. ^ How is the GPU for gaming performance? I plan to play Dota2 a lot, Guild Wars 2, Starcrat II, Diablo III. And future games.

right now the gtx 660 is "the bottom edge" at playing games with max settings; for $210 that cannot be beat.

for the games you listed (w/o googling for benchmarks ATM) i am sure you won't have any problems with it. i am a bit of a fan of this site when wanting to compare my hardware with games i am interested at playing:
http://www.game-debate.com/
it may not be the most accurate in terms of FPS but it will give you an indication of what would be "playable" settings for you.

i am as sure as possible w/o having a crystal ball you'll be fine for the next several months . . . maybe a year depending what game and settings you want.
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December 31, 2012 11:08:04 PM

jonjonjon said:
no need to get a sandy bridge cpu. get ivy 3570k. imo this is would be a lot better. has a 660ti the 660 you had has a reference blower and they can be loud. added a 1TB hdd and a 128GB ssd. a $1100 computer without an ssd is doing yourself a disservice. watch the video below to see why you want a ssd. $60 on a non mechanical keyboard is a lot. but i wont even try suggesting a keyboard/mouse since they are so subjective.

nice job and shame on me for overlooking a few things . . .
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January 1, 2013 10:48:58 AM

I suggest dropping the expensive keyboard and mouse. $100 could buy you a SSD/faster card and i do think that you will get a better gaming experience out of a SSD/faster card then out of a better mouse/keyboard.
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January 1, 2013 6:20:37 PM

I forgot to add that I am going for a color scheme, All black and white. So I really don't want to stray from that. If you guys could list a few different cards that would be awesome. I switched out the 2500k for 3570k, keeping the same CM Storm Stryker. I had the HAF X 942, which I loved, along with the Corsair Vengance C70 and hated it.

NOTE: I had just sold my 3 month old system and profited 200$. i5-2500k Asrock Extreme 4, ASUS GeForce GTX 560 DirectCU II Fermi OC, HAF X 942 Case.
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January 1, 2013 6:53:13 PM

color scheme is nice and everything but i don't get spending more money just for the color. unless you have some ridiculous $3000+ budget and money is no object. get the best parts for the price/performance. in all reality how often will you actually look in the case window?
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January 1, 2013 7:25:21 PM

Every day my friend, every day. Lol joking, but I have an OCD problem. So its important to me. Any other suggestions on graphics card? I can go more expensive on the card, that is OK. I had just realized I have new hdds never used at home....Lol
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January 1, 2013 7:51:51 PM

does the card have to have white on it? like the evag cards? if so you dont have much of a choice. now that im looking at colors of your first build the case is the only thing that's white. everything else is black/brown and will just all blend. the extreme4 is an ugly brown color not black.

http://www.evga.com/products/images/gallery/04G-P4-2673...
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January 1, 2013 7:54:15 PM

Its just a dark and light scheme to be honest, I know I had the extreme 4 in my last case, it was a decent color. The only problem I had with the MSI cards was that it had the streak of blue.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vkZU
Took our key board and mouse, I could use my old microsoft ones for the time being. Removed the HDD considering I have 2 brand new 1TB 7200rpm. Added SSD.
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January 1, 2013 8:01:42 PM

shadow1551 said:
Its just a dark and light scheme to be honest, I know I had the extreme 4 in my last case, it was a decent color. The only problem I had with the MSI cards was that it had the streak of blue.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vkZU
Took our key board and mouse, I could use my old microsoft ones for the time being. Removed the HDD considering I have 2 brand new 1TB 7200rpm. Added SSD.


This is a decent build. I would go for that.
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January 1, 2013 8:36:37 PM

^Added that, but I am still uncertain about the GFX. I want to spend the money on a good one. I went with the GTX 560 from Asus last time and I really liked the graphics, they were sweet. jonjonjon, you were saying the 660 I have listed is loud.
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January 1, 2013 8:58:17 PM

Isn't the referenz better because they dont allow the hot air to free flow into the case?
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January 1, 2013 9:02:09 PM

yes and no. it blows the hot air out of the back of the case but they are usually really loud. if you have a good case with decent air flow the aftermarket coolers will usually be quieter and keep the gpu cooler.
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Anonymous
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January 1, 2013 9:47:06 PM

shadow1551 said:
The only problem I had with the MSI cards was that it had the streak of blue.


something wrong with using a black sharpie to cover that?
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January 1, 2013 9:56:40 PM

Anonymous said:
something wrong with using a black sharpie to cover that?


When spending over $1000 I would prefer to stay away from ghetto fixes Lol.
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Anonymous
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January 1, 2013 10:43:03 PM

shadow1551 said:
When spending over $1000 I would prefer to stay away from ghetto fixes Lol.

i prefer "economical modifications"
:lol: 
but you got me there . . fair enough.
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January 1, 2013 11:09:39 PM

Anyone got suggestions for my GFX cards?
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January 2, 2013 12:12:09 AM

i would just get blue RAM and have a white, black, blue build!
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January 2, 2013 12:16:23 AM

Lol well, if its not to much trouble could you post a couple EVGA, ASUS, ECT brands that are GTX 660ti or 660, 670.
I dont want to get screwed lol.
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