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January 17, 2013 2:26:45 PM

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 :) 
January 17, 2013 2:48:55 PM

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.
January 17, 2013 3:08:37 PM

okay fine, what do you suggest?
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January 17, 2013 3:21:34 PM

whats ur budget and do u require mouser.keyboard.windows.monitor?

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January 17, 2013 3:25:29 PM
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ASRock Z77 Extreme4 plus a 670GTX (or 7970 if you find one about the same price).
January 17, 2013 3:33:41 PM

iceclock said:
whats ur budget and do u require mouser.keyboard.windows.monitor?

budget is €1000,- no monitor, mouse, windows or keyboard
January 17, 2013 3:41:22 PM

and whats ur country of origin?

January 17, 2013 4:03:56 PM

iceclock said:
and whats ur country of origin?

Holland/The Netherlands
January 17, 2013 4:07:12 PM

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
January 17, 2013 4:08:05 PM

(I'm on €937,65 right now)
January 17, 2013 4:16:56 PM

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.
January 17, 2013 4:23:14 PM

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?
January 17, 2013 4:40:36 PM

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.

January 17, 2013 4:44:53 PM

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 
January 17, 2013 4:46:53 PM

no problem, anytime bro :) 

January 17, 2013 4:53:42 PM

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?
January 17, 2013 5:32:25 PM

corsair doesnt make gx, are u meaning corsair hx-750?

January 17, 2013 5:35:59 PM

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.
January 17, 2013 5:44:49 PM

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 :) 
January 17, 2013 5:50:48 PM

the powersupply gx750 is of poor quality, i wouldnt recommand sticking with it.

January 17, 2013 6:00:15 PM

iceclock said:
the powersupply gx750 is of poor quality, i wouldnt recommand sticking with it.

okay, thanks
January 17, 2013 6:03:01 PM

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 :) 

January 17, 2013 6:06:36 PM

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?
January 17, 2013 6:33:51 PM

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 ;) 
January 17, 2013 7:02:28 PM

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.

January 18, 2013 7:52:04 AM

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 :) 
January 18, 2013 5:19:46 PM

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 
January 19, 2013 10:01:53 AM

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 
January 19, 2013 10:16:53 AM

Best answer selected by toine777.
January 19, 2013 4:11:32 PM

except u chose some guy who wrote one line best answer. cool

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

January 19, 2013 5:56:43 PM

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 :) 
January 19, 2013 6:12:08 PM

its cool, if u need more help, dont hesitate to pm me cheers.

January 19, 2013 6:45:57 PM

iceclock said:
its cool, if u need more help, dont hesitate to pm me cheers.

alright, will do, thanks
January 19, 2013 7:49:25 PM

np dude.

!