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January 23, 2013 8:30:14 PM

Planning on making a PC build for a friend and he was interested to know opinions on it and, more importantly, whether or not any extra case fans would help him (and if so which ones to use). Here are the specs -

Motherboard - ASRock Z77 extreme4
CPU - i5 3570k
GPU - EVGA gtx 670 FTW (possibly 660)
PSU - Corsair GS 700
RAM - 8gb Corsair Vengeance
HDD - 2tb Seagate Barracuda
Case - Fractal Design Define R4

And some DVD burner that no one cares about.

The main question is whether or not the 3570k at stock clocks and 670 will create enough heat to make extra fans necessary. He plans on taking out five of the hard drive bays on the R4 until they're necessary to get better airflow. I think this case comes with two 140mm fans, one front and one rear, but I could be wrong.

Thanks in advance.

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January 23, 2013 8:33:40 PM

whats ur country of origin, max budget and apps ur gonna use?

January 23, 2013 8:38:49 PM

We're located in the United States and he plans on playing a lot of games. Do you mean the budget in terms of fans? Pretty much everything else has been decided already
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January 23, 2013 9:05:45 PM

i meant budget for a pc, could of gotten u maybe better price, but if its deceided cant do much -_-

looks good, but theres better ps for the money.

and if ur getting a unlocked i5 would get a decent cooler also such as the cooler master hyper 212 evo.

January 23, 2013 9:16:59 PM

I'm open to suggestions. Might be able to convince my friend to change things around if it's better value, but again, it is his PC. At any rate, fire away.
January 23, 2013 9:27:15 PM

whats ur full budget?

January 23, 2013 9:37:06 PM

Maybe around $1000-$1200 for the PC itself (not including monitor or OS). Nothing over $1400 please.
January 23, 2013 9:37:44 PM

does he need keyboard+mouse?

January 23, 2013 9:40:13 PM

No, he's got some.

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January 23, 2013 9:50:11 PM
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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zcYA
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zcYA/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zcYA/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Antec KUHLER H2O 920 110.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($96.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($128.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.74 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.25 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1139.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 18:49 EST-0500)

Base Total: $1209.71
Mail-in Rebates: -$50.00
Shipping: $13.98
Total: $1173.69

how does this look

January 23, 2013 10:01:35 PM

Not bad at all. Not sure about the 16gb of ram though, but that looks great. Thanks.
January 23, 2013 10:04:48 PM

shur, anything ur friend needs like monitor?

January 23, 2013 10:08:06 PM

Don't think so. I'll show him this thread and let him decide whether or not he wants to go for what you suggested, though he'll probably stick with 8gb of ram.
January 23, 2013 10:17:44 PM

shur, sounds good, glad to help.

January 23, 2013 10:28:12 PM

Talked to him and he says he'll stick with the Define R4 case; his PC is really "out in the open" and it's quite close to where he sleeps so he wants it to be quiet as possible.

That being said, do you think any extra fans will be necessary?
January 23, 2013 10:29:28 PM

how do u like my build. with a r4 and 8gigs of ram? no wont be needed

January 23, 2013 10:31:51 PM

I think he'll go with what you suggested with a few changes, mainly in the RAM, case, and cooler. This is one of his first builds so he doesn't want to risk water cooling, no matter how easy it may be. The Hyper 212 Evo should suffice for now.
January 23, 2013 10:34:04 PM

sounds good :) 

January 23, 2013 10:41:25 PM

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