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January 24, 2013 10:20:41 PM

Date: e.g.: next week
Budget Range: 1400
System Usage from Most to Least Important: primarly gaming but also music and movie downloads
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: doesnt matter
Location: City, State/Region, Country - phoenix arizona
Parts Preferences: intel
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: no
Your Monitor Resolution: ( 1920x1080, 1920x1200) eventually dual monitors but for now just one
Additional Comments: so Ive made one of these posts before but somethings have changed I now want to over clock and I increased my budget. a few areas of concern are my case (im not sure everything will fit like the cpu cooler) I also dont know if my memory is even compatible with my MOBO(im pretty sure it is)

This might be a dumb question but is it possible to add wifi to the build? maybe later on depending on price

so here is my what I put together. any feedback is greatly appreciated! Im about to pull the trigger just need some expert help

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zl1V
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zl1V/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zl1V/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 630W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($51.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($164.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Logitech G110 Wired Standard Keyboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech G400 Wired Optical Mouse ($33.69 @ Amazon)
Total: $1383.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

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January 24, 2013 10:48:46 PM

actually the case im going to use is "cooler master HAF XB - LAN box and test bench mid tower" it just looks way cooler and I feel comfortable about the fit.
January 24, 2013 11:00:02 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zp6u
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zp6u/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zp6u/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XB (Black) ATX Desktop Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 630W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($51.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($164.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Logitech G110 Wired Standard Keyboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech G400 Wired Optical Mouse ($33.69 @ Amazon)
Total: $1438.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


is everything compatible with each other?
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January 24, 2013 11:04:51 PM
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The build itself looks good, though I'd get a more reliable power supply.

That being said, the Logitech keyboard is a complete ripoff - It's not a mechanical keyboard, which means it's NO better quality than a $20 keyboard. (And since gamers don't stare at their keyboard while gaming, the lights can't be worth $40.)

Do a little research and see if a mechanical keyboard is right for you; it'll be about $100. It'll be WAY better built, but on the down side, won't have the lights. (You can use the numberpad as macro keys with autohotkey, though, so you don't have to pay extra for those, either.)
January 24, 2013 11:31:30 PM

DarkSable said:
The build itself looks good, though I'd get a more reliable power supply.

That being said, the Logitech keyboard is a complete ripoff - It's not a mechanical keyboard, which means it's NO better quality than a $20 keyboard. (And since gamers don't stare at their keyboard while gaming, the lights can't be worth $40.)

Do a little research and see if a mechanical keyboard is right for you; it'll be about $100. It'll be WAY better built, but on the down side, won't have the lights. (You can use the numberpad as macro keys with autohotkey, though, so you don't have to pay extra for those, either.)


ok thanks for the advice. I definitly will look into changin my psu. any suggestions?

I will look into mechanical keyboards. I dont have backlit keyboard right now, so its not a must. I always thought it would be nice to have lit up keys.
January 24, 2013 11:37:15 PM

The rosewill hive 550w is a good option, it 's good and modular.
There's the OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W in newegg, also and the corsair CX600.
500-600w is enough to power your system, the rosewill green is a rather low end series psu from them, there're better ones out there.
January 25, 2013 12:00:50 AM

I like the OCZ modxstream pro 600 its only 55 on amazon im going to go with that one.

Is a mechanical keyboard noticably better? I was reading about it and its sounds like it would be better. Ive never even heard of such a thing till just now lol
January 25, 2013 12:27:46 AM

awesome thanks for the info. I feel pretty good about the ocz psu now.

I talked myself into getting that backlit mechanical. has anyone every heard anything about them?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zqb1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zqb1/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zqb1/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XB (Black) ATX Desktop Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($164.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($115.00 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech G400 Wired Optical Mouse ($33.69 @ Amazon)
Total: $1492.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

my orginal budget went out the window lol
January 28, 2013 3:15:57 PM

if I was going to wait 2 week inbetween either buying my SSD or HARD DRIVE which one should I buy first?

Im thinking SSD first then HARD DRIVE in 2 weeks.

I dont plan on downloading music and movies untill I get my hard drive so mainly just installing OS and a few games at first
February 4, 2013 12:41:10 PM

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