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January 9, 2013 2:51:05 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($151.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 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)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($164.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($378.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Orange) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 760W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.00 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($143.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Full (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech G510 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Cooler Master SGM-4000-KLLN1-GP Wired Laser Mouse ($37.34 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1831.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-09 11:49 EST-0500)

Seriously considering changing the OS. already got the ram, case, psu, and monitor. (sweet deal shopping) i want to get the msi graphics card from newegg because it comes with 2 $50 dollar games. any other thoughts?

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January 14, 2013 9:36:53 PM

what are you using your pc for?
why not get a 680 gpu if you're already getting such a pricy pc?

and if it's just for gaming, save some money and get i5-3570k it'll do great for games as well
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January 15, 2013 12:17:19 AM

i was gonna get the i5 but then the i7 dropped down to 220 and i picked it up.
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January 15, 2013 12:17:21 AM

and it is a gaming rig.
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January 15, 2013 12:39:11 AM

The 680 is only roughly 5% better than the 670, that doesn't justify the price premium.
OP made the right choice by going with the latter.

I suggest changing the SSD though. The 840 has received mixed to negative reviews, I won't recommend going for the risk.

Consider any of the non-SandForce drives such as the Vertex 4, Crucial M4, 840 Pro, and Plextor M5P/M5S.
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January 15, 2013 12:49:51 AM

Which is the most reliable? i picked the 840 because it had a great price/gb rating. what about an intel or samsung 830? what about an Agility 4? more thoughts?
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January 15, 2013 12:54:17 AM

omin_of_deat said:
i was gonna get the i5 but then the i7 dropped down to 220 and i picked it up.



Wow thats a great price. Mostly everything looks good. Obviously the ssd may be an iasue (brought by another member). I would just buy the 680 if already spending that much but mehh... I actually bought a gigabyte 7970 oc lolz for 400$ on sale
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January 15, 2013 1:38:40 AM

how about:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($151.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($212.95 @ Mac Connection)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($378.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Orange) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 760W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.00 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Full (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech G510 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Cooler Master SGM-4000-KLLN1-GP Wired Laser Mouse ($37.34 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1893.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-14 22:38 EST-0500)
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January 15, 2013 2:01:39 AM

You have ram with tall heatsinks which could block the cooler, i rather switch the ram for a low profile kit one, i suggest the samsung ram from newegg, it's really low profile, has low voltage, good overclock potential, it's 39.99$ on newegg : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also if you want a modular psu, that one is overkill(this one already is, but it's cheaper) : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Get a better monitor like an asus ips one : http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-VS239H-P-23-Inch-Full-HD-Mon...
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January 15, 2013 2:09:57 AM

what is the difference with ips?
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January 21, 2013 11:29:27 AM

Oh, good catch. :lol: 
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January 21, 2013 2:56:15 PM

Best answer selected by omin_of_deat.
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