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January 26, 2013 4:24:54 PM

So this is going to be my first build and I've been doing some research and am feeling pretty confident about it now.

The one thing I am wondering is about the case. It looks like it has amazing air control, so if I plan to overclock later down the road will I need the Hyper 212 EVO I am ordering or will all the airflow management and stock fan work just fine? And it looks amazing, but will this hold my graphics card? I saw a review and it came pretty narrow with a guy using an 11", and mine is 11.4"

Other than that, any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zz53
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zz53/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zz53/benchmarks/

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 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($97.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($80.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Other: Miscellaneous CD-RW or CD-RW/DVD-RW SATA Internal Optical Drive - Refurbished ($13.49)
Other: Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor ($189.99)
Total: $1094.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-26 13:26 EST-0500)

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January 26, 2013 4:52:43 PM

planbam said:

Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($97.99 @ Adorama)

Make sure that's the 840 pro... the base 840 is a serious underperformer. You'd be better spending a little more for a OCZ V4... or Samsung 830 or 840 pro
January 26, 2013 5:48:30 PM

Seriously nice machine. Dont think i've heard anyone having problems with that case/card combo. Edit: just remove the upper drive cage since dont need it.

Still need Evo to OC.

840 pro if u have the money but the 840 is very capable.
January 26, 2013 6:06:12 PM

Stock heat sink will still fail miserably when OC even with good case flow becuase it simply can't move the heat away from cpu quickly enough
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