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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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  1. You can upgrade your hard drive to the seagate barracuda 2tb which is a steal. If you want some more performance add a SSD.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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-work-tests,3064-12.html


    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)
  5. 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.
  6. 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 . . .
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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
  11. 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-KR_XL_6.jpg
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. looks good but for the same price you can get the 128GB SanDisk Extreme. it uses toggle nand which is better then the intel nand in the hyperx.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sandisk-internal-hard-drive-sdssdp128gg25
  15. ^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.
  16. yea reference blowers can be loud. watch the video below for the 670 reference blower. my friend has a asus 560ti and 660ti and they are both dead silent at max fan speed. nothing like a reference card.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-test-review,3217-14.html
  17. Isn't the referenz better because they dont allow the hot air to free flow into the case?
  18. 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.
  19. Well the CM Storm Stryker is supposed to be air flow efficient.

    How about these cards

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp43664kr

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp42678kr
  20. 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?
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Anyone got suggestions for my GFX cards?
  24. i would just get blue RAM and have a white, black, blue build!
  25. 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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