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1000$ PC, need help on storage, and what can i get for less $

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January 3, 2013 6:43:51 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vCOn

I need help with my storage, it HAS to be HDD. Also, could someone help me out with maybe a cheaper motherboard, it has to have 5.1 audio though, and a cheaper case, i feel like im overspending on the case (i REALLY want good airflow because of my GPU that im going to OC).

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January 3, 2013 7:42:36 AM

Let me suggest:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($82.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1000.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-03 04:44 EST-0500)

Comments:
- Case you chose is ok, price/performance ratio is very good.
- CM Hyper 212 EVO for OCed CPU cooling. If you are not going to OC, go with cheaper H77 motherboard and non-K cpu.
- I don't know how this MSI board performs in terms of OC. It's cheap, but has plenty of features.
- Samsung memory runs 1600MHz CL 11 at 1.35V, but it can be oc-ed to 1866 9-9-9-24. These are remarkable modules.
- HDD - 1.5TB from newest barracuda series. It has some serious performance.
- Switched Sapphire to Vapor-X model, more OC potential. You may consider GTX670 for lower power consumption and similar (slighlty better) performance. Few more bucks needed, though. Gigabyte WF3 GTX670 is $369. Not bad.
- No need for 750W supply. I chose Seasonic 620, but XFX650 or Corsair TX650 are both good way to go, and all sell for about $80
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January 3, 2013 8:56:42 AM

MSI Z77A-G45 isn't good, other manufacturers have better solution. Their GD55 however is what I consider the best sub $150 motherboard. I know it's more expensive, I'm just throwing it out there.

In your build, the tx750 is overkill. Drop to a tx550/650.

And I would rather get a corsair 400R or something than Cooler Master HAF. I know most people like them, but I only think the HAF XM as acceptable.
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January 3, 2013 7:41:13 PM

Bejusek said:
Let me suggest:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($82.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1000.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-03 04:44 EST-0500)

Comments:
- Case you chose is ok, price/performance ratio is very good.
- CM Hyper 212 EVO for OCed CPU cooling. If you are not going to OC, go with cheaper H77 motherboard and non-K cpu.
- I don't know how this MSI board performs in terms of OC. It's cheap, but has plenty of features.
- Samsung memory runs 1600MHz CL 11 at 1.35V, but it can be oc-ed to 1866 9-9-9-24. These are remarkable modules.
- HDD - 1.5TB from newest barracuda series. It has some serious performance.
- Switched Sapphire to Vapor-X model, more OC potential. You may consider GTX670 for lower power consumption and similar (slighlty better) performance. Few more bucks needed, though. Gigabyte WF3 GTX670 is $369. Not bad.
- No need for 750W supply. I chose Seasonic 620, but XFX650 or Corsair TX650 are both good way to go, and all sell for about $80


Yeah i did change the Video Card to the Vapor-X before this thread (it also looks quite awesome compared to the other sapphire 7950 :)  ) i just forgot to type it in. Also i am on SUPER strict budget at 1000$ so no splurging on the 670(imo i like the 7950 better because more OverClocking potential and more shaders so it should be better in optimized games due to about 25% more shaders).

Also im probably changing the case to the Rosewill Redbone, a LOT cheaper and still real nice airflow
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