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My current build, please rate/have improvement ideas.

hey I'm going to be building a pc and I'd like to know what you guys think about and I'd like to hear any improvements :)
specs:
MOBO: asus sabertooth z77
CPU: intel i5-3570k
GPU: asus gtx 660 ti top
PSU: corsair gx-750W
RAM: corsair vengeance blue 1600 Mhz
HDD: hitachi 7K1000.C 500GB
ODD: LG dvr dl 22x
case: zalman z11 plus
upgrades I'll do: of course overclocking the cpu, I'll be using a mugen 3 dual fan for that, and someday when needed I'll SLI my gtx 660 ti
thanks :)
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  1. Dump the Sabertooth for a cheaper board and put more money into your GPU, it is an over-priced and under-featured board, you pay a lot for the not-entirely useful thermal armor and aesthetics, and to properly cool it you have to use some potentially noisy 30mm fans.
  2. okay fine, what do you suggest?
  3. whats ur budget and do u require mouser.keyboard.windows.monitor?
  4. Best answer
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 plus a 670GTX (or 7970 if you find one about the same price).
  5. iceclock said:
    whats ur budget and do u require mouser.keyboard.windows.monitor?

    budget is €1000,- no monitor, mouse, windows or keyboard
  6. and whats ur country of origin?
  7. iceclock said:
    and whats ur country of origin?

    Holland/The Netherlands
  8. okay updated it a bit, and I'm quite (if that's how you spell it?) a bit below my budget so I could upgrade something :) specs now:
    MOBO: Asrock Z77 Extreme4
    CPU: 3570K
    GPU: GTX 670 FTW
    PSU: GX-750W
    RAM: Vengeance BLUE,1600-8GB
    HDD: 7K1000.C 500GB
    ODD: DVR DL 22X, SATA
    case: Z11 PLUS
  9. (I'm on €937,65 right now)
  10. Hooray for the (long before my time) homeland!

    That's a nice build. I normally recommend low profile RAM to make sure there's no clearance problem with the CPU cooler, but if you're just running 2 sticks it's fine.
  11. J_E_D_70 said:
    Hooray for the (long before my time) homeland!

    That's a nice build. I normally recommend low profile RAM to make sure there's no clearance problem with the CPU cooler, but if you're just running 2 sticks it's fine.

    call me dumb: but what do you mean with your first sentence, do you refer to the fact that Holland was the owner of a part of the USA a long, long time ago?
    and second: just after I posted my previous post I updated my ram to vengeance 2133 LP ram, 8 gigs of it :)
    btw: will this powersupply be enough for a 3570k @ 4.2 Ghz + dual SLI evga gtx 670's?
  12. heres my revised super rig for u

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/y5B9
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/y5B9/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/y5B9/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (€212.89 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    CPU Cooler: Thermaltake CLP0564 101.6 CFM CPU Cooler (€52.03 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Motherboard: EVGA 120-SB-E682-KR Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (€113.27 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€47.43 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€87.89 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (€300.43 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Case: Enermax ECA3170-BL ATX Mid Tower Case (€53.44 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (€89.98 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive (€25.98 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Total: €983.34
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-17 19:40 CET+0100)

    made with stability, overclocking in mind, a decent videocard from evga , 5 years warranty. quality 850watt ps, a good cooler for overclocking. a fast 2tb hard-drive, and a good motherboard and ram. :)

    ur all set now.
  13. iceclock said:
    heres my revised super rig for u

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/y5B9
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/y5B9/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/y5B9/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (€212.89 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    CPU Cooler: Thermaltake CLP0564 101.6 CFM CPU Cooler (€52.03 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Motherboard: EVGA 120-SB-E682-KR Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (€113.27 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€47.43 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€87.89 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (€300.43 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Case: Enermax ECA3170-BL ATX Mid Tower Case (€53.44 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (€89.98 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive (€25.98 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Total: €983.34
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-17 19:40 CET+0100)

    thanks for the effort but what I have right now I like better (because of the GPU, mobo, ram and case) and is cheaper too at €959,65 :)
    but like I said: Thanks for the effort :D
  14. no problem, anytime bro :)
  15. iceclock said:
    no problem, anytime bro :)

    cool, could you then also answer my unanswered question: is my current PSU (corsair GX-750W) good enough for a 4.2 Ghz overclock on my cpu + 2 way SLI with the EVGA 670 FTW's?
  16. corsair doesnt make gx, are u meaning corsair hx-750?
  17. My family is from Holland way, way back :) I got to visit Amsterdam for a couple of days back in '95.

    If you figure your GPUs are <200 watts each, ~100 for the CPU OC, and 50 for random other parts, you're only at 550W. Plenty of headroom.

    Noticed from a picture that GPU has a "blower" type cooler. Mine has that and it's way too loud if you care about such things. Might have a look at a Gigabyte Windforce model or other multi-fan setup.
  18. iceclock said:
    corsair doesnt make gx, are u meaning corsair hx-750?

    I mean this one: http://www.dynabyte.nl/cooler-master-gx-750watt.html
  19. J_E_D_70 said:
    My family is from Holland way, way back :) I got to visit Amsterdam for a couple of days back in '95.

    If you figure your GPUs are <200 watts each, ~100 for the CPU OC, and 50 for random other parts, you're only at 550W. Plenty of headroom.

    Noticed from a picture that GPU has a "blower" type cooler. Mine has that and it's way too loud if you care about such things. Might have a look at a Gigabyte Windforce model or other multi-fan setup.

    okay cool! and I'll take a look at them :)
  20. the powersupply gx750 is of poor quality, i wouldnt recommand sticking with it.
  21. iceclock said:
    the powersupply gx750 is of poor quality, i wouldnt recommand sticking with it.

    okay, thanks
  22. also the sabertooth wont give u more performance than the one i chose, the graphic card is the same, and ram isnt any better, also i chose a quality ps :)
  23. iceclock said:
    the powersupply gx750 is of poor quality, i wouldnt recommand sticking with it.

    how about the Corsair CX 750WATT or a OCZ ModXStream Pro 700WATT?
  24. iceclock said:
    also the sabertooth wont give u more performance than the one i chose, the graphic card is the same, and ram isnt any better, also i chose a quality ps :)

    I didn't pick the sabertooth, the graphics card better (at least for as far as I know a gtx 660ti is less good than the EVGA 670 FTW that I had) and the ram is just a little bit faster, what I like because of futureproofing ;)
  25. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/y6KZ
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/y6KZ/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/y6KZ/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (€212.89 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    CPU Cooler: Thermaltake CLP0564 101.6 CFM CPU Cooler (€52.03 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Motherboard: EVGA 120-SB-E682-KR Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (€113.27 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€47.43 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€87.89 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (€285.95 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Case: Enermax ECA3170-BL ATX Mid Tower Case (€53.44 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (€89.98 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive (€25.98 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Total: €968.86
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-17 22:01 CET+0100)


    7950 faster than the gtx 670 when overclocked, can equalize a gtx 680 and surpass it at times.

    and faster ram wont change any real world performance, tighter ram settings will make more of a difference.
  26. iceclock said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/y6KZ
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/y6KZ/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/y6KZ/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (€212.89 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    CPU Cooler: Thermaltake CLP0564 101.6 CFM CPU Cooler (€52.03 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Motherboard: EVGA 120-SB-E682-KR Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (€113.27 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€47.43 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€87.89 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (€285.95 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Case: Enermax ECA3170-BL ATX Mid Tower Case (€53.44 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (€89.98 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive (€25.98 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Total: €968.86
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-17 22:01 CET+0100)


    7950 faster than the gtx 670 when overclocked, can equalize a gtx 680 and surpass it at times.

    and faster ram wont change any real world performance, tighter ram settings will make more of a difference.


    again: thanks for the help, but I prefer a gtx 670, and I'm fine with the ram I have :)
  27. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/ygwV
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/ygwV/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/ygwV/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (€209.85 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Motherboard: EVGA 120-SB-E682-KR Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (€112.72 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (€43.83 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€87.89 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (€355.95 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Case: Enermax ECA3170-BL ATX Mid Tower Case (€53.44 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (€89.98 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive (€25.98 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Total: €979.64
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 20:21 CET+0100)


    there u go :D

    evga has 5 years warranty best in the industry imo and good customer support and build quality of the higher standard.

    :D
  28. iceclock said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/ygwV
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/ygwV/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/ygwV/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (€209.85 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Motherboard: EVGA 120-SB-E682-KR Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (€112.72 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (€43.83 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€87.89 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (€355.95 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Case: Enermax ECA3170-BL ATX Mid Tower Case (€53.44 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (€89.98 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive (€25.98 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Total: €979.64
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 20:21 CET+0100)


    there u go :D

    evga has 5 years warranty best in the industry imo and good customer support and build quality of the higher standard.

    :D

    that's a very nice list! thanks dude :D
  29. Best answer selected by toine777.
  30. except u chose some guy who wrote one line best answer. cool

    anyways let me know if u need more help. cheers.
  31. iceclock said:
    except u chose some guy who wrote one line best answer. cool

    anyways let me know if u need more help. cheers.

    haha, I did that because he made the biggest changes to my build: a way cheaper mobo and a better gpu :)
  32. its cool, if u need more help, dont hesitate to pm me cheers.
  33. iceclock said:
    its cool, if u need more help, dont hesitate to pm me cheers.

    alright, will do, thanks
  34. np dude.
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