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January 4, 2013 6:05:58 PM

I want to use an Obsidian Series 550R case for my new build. Here is the build:

Graphics: MSI GTX560 Ti Twin Frozr.

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Motherboard

CPU: i5 3570k.

Heatsink/Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler

SSD: (Need help on this one, would prefer a rather cheap 120/128GB SSD)

Harddrive: Western Digital Green 2TB SATA3 6GB/s 64MB (OEM) * I have no idea about this, because I've never seen a Green labeled one, but it's 2TB for the price of 1TB. Please tell me if I should get this. *

PSU: SeaSonic 550W 80+ Gold Fully Modular Power Supply.

DVD: Anything really, as long as it's cheap.

Tell me if I should add or change some thing. This is a under 1000 build, so let's keep it that way.

*Note: I would get a 660, but I already have that 560 Ti, so I am going to use it.

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January 4, 2013 6:19:24 PM

i would look at something like this. i wasn't sure if you meant 500R or 550D. the intel 180GB for $130 is a good price. you could also save some money on a 128GB. you wont notice a difference between sata3 ssd's unless you benchmark them.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.68 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 550D ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $845.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 15:17 EST-0500)
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January 4, 2013 6:25:25 PM

jonjonjon said:
i would look at something like this. i wasn't sure if you meant 500R or 550D. the intel 180GB for $130 is a good price. you could also save some money on a 128GB. you wont notice a difference between sata3 ssd's unless you benchmark them.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.68 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 550D ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $845.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 15:17 EST-0500)


Alright I like the setup you gave me, but I live in Canada and I already have 8GB DDR3 1600 Corsair Vengeance Ram. And would all of those parts work together?
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January 4, 2013 6:31:55 PM

jonjonjon said:
i would look at something like this. i wasn't sure if you meant 500R or 550D. the intel 180GB for $130 is a good price. you could also save some money on a 128GB. you wont notice a difference between sata3 ssd's unless you benchmark them.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.68 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 550D ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $845.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 15:17 EST-0500)


Also I sound like a pirate when I say this, but is there a cheap bastard way to get Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit without spending the extra $100?
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January 4, 2013 6:40:26 PM

the intel 330 180GB is more in canada. you could replace it with the sandisk extreme 120GB for $90.



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($217.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.82 @ DirectCanada)
Case: Corsair 550D ATX Mid Tower Case ($159.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $837.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 15:39 EST-0500)
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January 4, 2013 6:41:46 PM

SHORYUKEN said:
Also I sound like a pirate when I say this, but is there a cheap bastard way to get Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit without spending the extra $100?


I would google that question if I were you besides that i agree with the above build its well rounded but i would bump up the PSU to add another 560 Ti down the road
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January 4, 2013 6:44:25 PM

Emelth said:
I would google that question if I were you besides that i agree with the above build its well rounded but i would bump up the PSU to add another 560 Ti down the road


Yeah but I'm going to for a while until the price goes down under $150 and buy that.
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January 4, 2013 6:45:29 PM

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January 4, 2013 6:48:08 PM

yea my friend bought a asus 560ti for $230 18 months ago. the exact same model is still $230 on newegg. pretty ridiculous. by the time the 560ti drops in price you will most likely be better off buying a new single card.
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January 4, 2013 6:56:53 PM

jonjonjon said:
yea my friend bought a asus 560ti for $230 18 months ago. the exact same model is still $230 on newegg. pretty ridiculous. by the time the 560ti drops in price you will most likely be better off buying a new single card.


Yeah I don't know why it's still that much. Is there something special about it or something?
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January 4, 2013 7:02:03 PM

jonjonjon said:
nope nothing special. they did add a 20 MIR how nice. and you get DUKE NUKEM FOREVER. worst game ever.

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


lol I didn't even get Duke Nukem, not that I would want that crap. I guess it was because it was MSI and it was 2 GB or something.
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