Thoughts On My Build?

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($239.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($94.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($424.98 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar Phoebus 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($193.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.00 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($67.98 @ Newegg)
Other: Razer Megalodon ($149.99)
Total: $2396.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 09:14 EST-0500)
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  1. good build :) , the only you can do is cheaping out on some parts
  2. I would remove that Sound Card, Its a Waste
    And a Samsung 840 Pro SSD.

    And get Some Air Cooling like Noctua NH-D14 or Deepcool Assassin

  3. Performance will be good but you could get the same performance for a lot less money, so I rate it 5/10.
  4. You're gonna spend $2200 and then buy a $150 monitor? Are you serious? Wow!
  5. whats ur max build, and do u need keyboard+win+mousse+monitor?
  6. Drop the Snaggletooth, spend about $150 on a mobo (tops). ASRock Z77 Extreme4 comes to mind... You won't be able to tell the difference.

    You only need 2x4GB 1600MHz 1.5V RAM for ~$40. You won't be able to tell the difference.

    Get an ASUS Xonar or Creative X-Fi for less than half of that one. Won't be able to tell the difference. If you eliminate it completely, might be able to tell. Better to try without first and add if you need to.

    I'd also recommend dropping the liquid cooler and getting either a $35 Evo or $80 DH-14 but again there are diminishing returns.

    Or, if you have money to burn forget all that, move up to the 3770K (maybe change to an X79 hex core?), add pull fans to the H100, and change the SSD to an 840 Pro!

    In short, go balanced across the board or go all out :)
  7. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z8UB
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z8UB/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z8UB/benchmarks/

    CPU Cooler: Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid CPU Cooler ($57.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe MX 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($139.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Orange) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.22 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VE278Q 27.0" Monitor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Keyboard: Logitech G110 Wired Standard Keyboard ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Mouse: Logitech G400 Wired Optical Mouse ($34.94 @ Amazon)
    Other: 3570k 220$ ($220.00)
    Total: $2116.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 11:50 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $2123.00
    Mail-in Rebates: -$20.00
    Shipping: $13.98
    Total: $2116.98

    :)
  8. I love my Evo but if I wanted to safely overclock the hell out of a a 3570k I would buy a Corsair H100i or Phanteks PH-TC14PE, otherwise a Noctua NH-D14. This chart compares heatsinks/stock fans of them on a i7 w/ 570:
    http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/1094/cooleru.jpg
    Not surprising, on a budget, the CoolerMaster Evo is great, but if you want to push your system the Evo is not good.
    My source:http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/cooler_master_hyper_212_evo_cpu_cooler_review,13.html
  9. Get an extreme 4 z77 at microcenter. They will give you $40 with the 3570k purchase so $95. I also recommend upgrading your monitor to an Auria 27" 2560x1440 @microcenter. It's $400. I can't see my bios with mine through DP, so you might want to make sure you have a tv or other monitor to use at first.
  10. thats alot more than he needs to spend.
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