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January 18, 2013 2:09:30 AM

hey guys .. this my first time to build a gaming pc and I hope you would check it out :D 

and could I get better for less cash ?
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Intel Core i5-3570K

GA-Z77X-UD3H (will it Handle cpu and gpu over clocking ? )

Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 750 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze ( Do i need a stronger one or weaker ? or is it good enough ?)

Cooler Master HAF 922 - Mid Tower

Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 SC Signature2

Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H80i ( Planning to over clock the cpu to 4.3-4.5 .. is this good enough or do i need stronger or weaker ? )

Samsung 840 Series 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III internal Solid State Drive

Hard Drive (Got it already)
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can it max out games like BF3 and Guild wars 2 ?

I know .. too many Questions and some of them is nooby ;)  as I said this is my first build :na: 
January 18, 2013 2:18:12 AM

CPU, check.

Motherboard, check. It will overclock and is perfect for this build.

PSU, lower to 650w.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case, it's your opinion the one you like.

RAM, make sure it doesn't have the heatspreader get this one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU, if you want Nvidia get the 680 if you prefer Radeon get the 7970.

Cooler, get air cooler such as this one. It works quieter and maybe better.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD, check.

You will easily max out games with this PC, the 680/7970 are beast video cards.

January 18, 2013 2:20:21 AM

whats ur max budget and ur country of origin?

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January 18, 2013 3:01:30 AM

thank you loresr97 .. that helped :)  and what did you men by "heatspreader" is it good or bad for the ram to have one ?
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iceclock my max budget is 1300$
January 18, 2013 3:06:49 AM

heatspreader are those huge spikes on the RAM memory such as this.
January 18, 2013 3:12:01 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yc72
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yc72/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yc72/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: XClio Nighthawk ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1112.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 00:11 EST-0500)

Base Total: $1222.91
Promo Discounts: -$10.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$75.00
Shipping: $4.99
Total: $1142.90

:)  all u need for maxing out games, faster than a 680 and when overclock its a no brainer for less money :D 

January 18, 2013 3:16:11 AM

I'm loving my Samsung 840 SSD, couldn't be happier with it. I was looking at the CM 922 as well but ended up going with the Corsair 400r, but that's just because I prefer simpler looks. Very happy with the case as well.
January 18, 2013 3:26:58 AM

Your original build will do just fine. You could save some money and opt for the 7970 Radeon instead of a 680, but it's not that big of a deal. You will prolly save some money if you do though.

As far as the cpu cooler is concerned, yours is just fine too. The hyper 212 evo is a great cooler for the price, but yours *is* better. Not 50+ dollars better, but it is better. So, you could save money by changing parts out, but nothing wrong with your build.
January 18, 2013 9:45:36 AM

Thnax for the help guys :) 
January 18, 2013 5:16:14 PM

no problem hope u like my build souler :) 

January 19, 2013 12:01:11 PM

thanks guys for the help :)  due to your opinions and suggestions I have changed some parts :)  note that my budget is 1300$ so I couldn't take some of the parts you recommended :( 

my new build :

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA

Intel Core i5-3570K

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2

EVGA Superclocked, Signature 2 (I liked it more XD and the 7970 people said it's great at first but it breaks after a while :(  )

SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

and for the case I think i'm going to search for one from a local store because the shipping will triple it's original price :( (

what do you think now ?
January 19, 2013 3:51:47 PM

i think this is better. newegg.com

Cart Item List:


Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Item #:N82E16819116504
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

$229.99



EVGA GeForce GTX 670 02G-P4-2670-KR Video Card
Item #:N82E16814130782
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy

$379.99


NVIDIA Gift Game Borderlands 2
Item #:N82E16800999297
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


LG 24X DVD Burner - Bare Drive Black SATA Model GH24NS95
Item #:N82E16827136259
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

$17.99


XFX P1-750B-BEFX 750W Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817207029
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

$139.99


Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822148840
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

$84.99



ENERMAX OSTROG ECA3253-B Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window
Item #:N82E16811124151
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

$49.99



ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813157293
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

$134.99


COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
Item #:N82E16835103099
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

$37.99



Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR240GB-7 2.5" 7mm Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #:N82E16820226371
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
$169.99


Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820226217
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

$45.99


Grand Total: $1,279.90

with 15$ shipping=1295$
January 20, 2013 1:52:05 AM

final conclusion :

Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5

MSI N680GTX Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply


CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel ...

SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Note : too many people have told me that the 650w isn't enough so I picked the ( SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ) and changed the GPU to MSI N680GTX Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 680 2GB

what do you think ?
January 20, 2013 2:24:40 AM

looks good except id get a gtx 670 4gigs and overclock it, would be a better bang for bucks. get evga also if u can, got 5 years warranty and good customer service.

also getting a barracuda 1 tb with 64meg cache would be cheaper and wield similar performances.

also for ssd id get the 840pro as its more stable and fast than the 840 regular.

if u cannot afford the 840pro. getting the

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

or the

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

id get this 670 instead of a 680. 4 gigs versus 2 gigs and also overclocks to 680 levels and better bang for bucks. more future proof with double the vram.

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

cheers.

and get this. its just as good as the corsair a bit cheaper and its 80+ platinum versus gold only.

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

same models at the 1k review here.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1242-page5.html

cheeers.

January 20, 2013 3:24:43 AM

is 500w psu enough for MSI N680GTX Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 680 2GB and overclocking it ?
January 20, 2013 3:58:10 AM

thats too low imo, also getting the 670 and overclocking its gonna be better.

u want a 550watt atleast. 600 to be shur.

January 20, 2013 4:04:27 AM

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

CPU Cooler: TUNIQ Tower 120 Extreme 90.7 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.00 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($469.99 @ Amazon)
Case: XClio Touch 767 ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Integra R2 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.98 @ Outlet PC)
Other: 3570k 230$ ($230.00)
Total: $1574.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 01:04 EST-0500)

heres with ur 680 but i really think ud be happy with the 7950 :) 

January 20, 2013 4:13:23 AM

I really like the case I chose (still in the mail! ordered my parts today :) ), I'm pretty sure it's the same price/similar to the CM 922- The corsair C70. the white one is on sale 40$ plus a promo code on newegg :D  got mine got 80$
January 20, 2013 4:30:48 AM

nice deal.

January 20, 2013 4:32:40 AM

yeah man usually its like 140$ but I got it for 80 ^_^
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