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January 24, 2013 4:49:34 PM


Zalman Z11 Plus Mid Tower ATX Case Black 4X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB3.0 & Audio $69.99
1 x FREE Solidtek KB-800MRFB 27MHZ Wireless RF Keyboard and Mouse Combo Black


ASUS P8Z77-V Lk ATX LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SATA3 SLI DVI HDMI DP USB3.0 Motherboard $134.99



Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail $219.99 $219.99


ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black $17.64

ASUS GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC 980MHZ 1GB 5.4GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI VGA PCI-E Video Card $149.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory $47.99


Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5in Hard Drive OEM $67.99

Microsoft Windows 8 64Bit Full Version English OEM
$89.99 $89.99

ADATA SX900 2.5" 128GB SSD SATA 3 SandForce 2281 550MB/SEC Write and 530MB/SEC Read $109.99 $109.99

ASUS VE247H 23.6IN Widescreen LED LCD Monitor 1920x1080 2MS 10M1DC HDMI DVI-D VGA Speakers $179.99 $179.99




XFX 650W PRO650W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 53A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze PSU
$69.99 $69.99
1 x FREE Dirt Showdown (XFX Promo)



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YOUR TOTAL $1,200.08

Would this be a good first time mild gaming PC Build more for HTPC just wondering what you think, Thanks

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January 24, 2013 4:51:33 PM

Sorry this will all be from NCIX Canadian website, if there is any way a could make it more of a budget build please let me know thanks
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January 24, 2013 4:57:39 PM

Two things:
1) You are buying a 3570k but you didn't include a cooler. The intel cooler, which comes with the CPU, is not sufficient for a overclocked 3570k. You can buy one for $30 OR don't overclock and buy a i5-3470+H77 mobo. Use the extra money on your GPU.

2) A 650ti is low for games. If you are buying a gaming rig you need to put more money into your GPU. Your GPU should be somewhere around 20% of the rigs cost (not including the monitor) The monitor you selected is good and 1080p, that means you need a higher GPU in order to have good image quality.
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January 24, 2013 5:01:25 PM

Quote:
1) You are buying a 3570k but you didn't include a cooler. The intel cooler, which comes with the CPU, is not sufficient for a overclocked 3570k. You can buy one for $30 OR don't overclock and buy a i5-3470+H77 mobo. Use the extra money on your GPU.


I completely agree with this - if you're not overclocking then drop the motherboard and CPU down and invest more in your GPU. You could also drop the SSD for now and then add one in later. It will still perform exactly the same.

On $1200 you can definitely do better than a GTX 650TI if you make the right adjustments:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.77 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($304.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $997.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-24 14:01 EST-0500)
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January 24, 2013 5:05:10 PM

Hi Bhuberts,

First of all is this build only for gaming/HTPC as you said or is it for other things? I ask this because for a gaming build it almost seems like the GPU should have more money in it than the processor. The i5 3570k is a brilliant processor, however, I feel unless you are doing other things the GPU should be better.

Next for your PSU. This is a 600w PSU and I think your spec will not draw that much power.

Other things on this build seem ok. However I'm not an expert so there may be other things.

I hope that helped a bit

Slippy
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January 24, 2013 5:32:23 PM

Mild gaming = what game? + monitor resolution? + Low/Med/High?
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January 24, 2013 5:44:32 PM

Mild meaning maybe WOW I have a ps3 for most of my gaming, HTPC for downloading movies streaming videos etc.
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January 24, 2013 5:59:32 PM

Bhuberts said:
Mild meaning maybe WOW I have a ps3 for most of my gaming, HTPC for downloading movies streaming videos etc.

That changes things quite a bit. In that case, a 650ti is fine. Also, you'll be happy with a i5-3470+H77+SSD.
Put your OS + programs + games on the SSD, and you'll love the speed.

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January 24, 2013 7:07:11 PM

Zalman Z11 Plus Mid Tower ATX Case Black 4X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB3.0 & Audio $69.99 -49 with rebates

G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory
47.99

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5in Hard Drive OEM 67.99

Microsoft Windows 8 64Bit Full Version English OEM $89.99


ASUS VE247H 23.6IN Widescreen LED LCD Monitor 1920x1080 2MS 10M1DC HDMI DVI-D VGA Speaker 179.97- 159.97 with rebate

XFX 650W PRO650W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 53A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze PSU $69.99 with game

Intel Core i5 3470 Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.2GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail 189.97


ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black $17.64

ASUS P8H77-I mITX LGA1155 H77 DDR3 1PCI-E16 SATA3 DVI HDMI D-Sub USB3.0 Motherboard 99.99

ASUS GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC 980MHZ 1GB 5.4GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI VGA PCI-E Video Card 149.97- 139.97 with rebate

40.81 shipping

YOUR TOTAL $1,024.36 for a total price

Is this a better build in your oppinion
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January 24, 2013 7:43:56 PM

Bhuberts said:
Zalman Z11 Plus Mid Tower ATX Case Black 4X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB3.0 & Audio $69.99 -49 with rebates

G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory
47.99

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5in Hard Drive OEM 67.99

Microsoft Windows 8 64Bit Full Version English OEM $89.99


ASUS VE247H 23.6IN Widescreen LED LCD Monitor 1920x1080 2MS 10M1DC HDMI DVI-D VGA Speaker 179.97- 159.97 with rebate

XFX 650W PRO650W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 53A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze PSU $69.99 with game

Intel Core i5 3470 Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.2GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail 189.97


ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black $17.64

ASUS P8H77-I mITX LGA1155 H77 DDR3 1PCI-E16 SATA3 DVI HDMI D-Sub USB3.0 Motherboard 99.99

ASUS GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC 980MHZ 1GB 5.4GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI VGA PCI-E Video Card 149.97- 139.97 with rebate

40.81 shipping

YOUR TOTAL $1,024.36 for a total price

Is this a better build in your oppinion


Don't get a mITX board in a mid tower. Either get a case that's made specifically for HTPCs (like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... OR: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) or get a full size motherboard.
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January 24, 2013 8:42:53 PM

I cant get any asrock h77 boards(back ordered) any other you recommend that are decent quality
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January 24, 2013 8:44:09 PM

budget and country of origin,

and is having an htpc more important than gaming or u want both?

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January 24, 2013 8:46:22 PM

My budget would be around 1000 with monitor and windows 8 included in the price as above, and Im in Canada I would like both thanks
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January 24, 2013 8:53:21 PM

ok.

do u need keyboard+mousse?

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January 24, 2013 8:55:21 PM

well looks like key board and mouse came with that computer case but if you recommend something other then yes I would
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January 24, 2013 9:06:38 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/zo1O
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/zo1O/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/zo1O/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.00 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($227.69 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.96 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($42.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Canada Computers)
Monitor: Acer G215HVAbd 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Canada Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $962.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-24 18:06 EST-0500)

Base Total: $984.56
Mail-in Rebates: -$10.00
Total: $974.56

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January 25, 2013 1:22:57 AM

@Bhuberts updated build. You're updated build looks good, but don't forget a SSD. It helps with the overall performance and experience of the PC. If you are concerned that it'll be $1100ish or over budget then you might want to consider a CPU by AMD: FX-6300. It's a good CPU.

However, if you stick with the i5-3470 you'll be good to go. I think you chose the mini board. It's really small and might be difficult to plug things in. I linked a board that almost costs the same but it has more features (more ports) and it's a larger size.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

For your build you only need 400W. 650W is overkill. The price of the XFX PSU is decent though. Just a heads up, if you chose the FX-6300 it will consume a lot more power.
http://www.techspot.com/review/586-amd-fx-8350-fx-6300/...

I use this SSD and it's great.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
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January 25, 2013 5:29:03 PM

Okay so I switched the Asus board with the p8h77-v le 104.97 with rebate. and went with a corsair cx500 series PSU for 39.99 with rebates along with a Sandisk 128gb ssd for 84.99. just curious if Sandisk have a good reputation for SSD?

And then I kept everything else the same on last revised build. Do you think this all will run nicely for WOW and a quick HTPC?
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January 25, 2013 5:30:12 PM

Oh yes and the build total shipped to my door minus rebates was $1023.29 Thats including monitor and keyboard/mouse not a bad price I think.
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January 26, 2013 12:10:39 AM

looks good bhuberts, sandisk does alright on ssds, ull be fine.

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January 26, 2013 6:02:10 PM

Well then I think I will make the purchase one more thing should I go with asus 650 ti 1gb video card or PNY 7850 1gb basically same price 5 dollars difference?
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January 26, 2013 6:10:56 PM

the 7850 is def faster when overclocked than the 650ti, 5$ is worth it, u get my vote.



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January 26, 2013 6:15:16 PM

What if I wont be overclocking I'm just going with a h77 board and an intel i5 3470?
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January 26, 2013 6:19:36 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($227.69 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.96 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($42.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Canada Computers)
Monitor: Acer G215HVAbd 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Canada Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $993.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-26 15:19 EST-0500)

Base Total: $1003.56
Mail-in Rebates: -$10.00
Total: $993.56


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January 30, 2013 7:15:35 PM

Okay so I can get my hands on a galaxy gtx 660 for 179.00 with rebates should I just grab that instead of a xfx 7850 1gb for 139.00 Is galaxy a good brand a did check reviews and it seems like its a beast from what ppl say! any recomendations
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February 2, 2013 7:05:32 AM

Bhuberts said:
Okay so I can get my hands on a galaxy gtx 660 for 179.00 with rebates should I just grab that instead of a xfx 7850 1gb for 139.00 Is galaxy a good brand a did check reviews and it seems like its a beast from what ppl say! any recomendations

Grab the Galaxy 660. Yes its a good brand just not as big as the other companies.
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