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First Computer Build Help. Core i5-3570, GTX670.

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January 27, 2013 5:00:31 PM

Location: U.S.

Budget: $800-1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, web surfing, HD video/movie

Are you buying a monitor: No

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

Preferred Website for Parts: Newegg

Preferred Parts: Intel Core i5-3570k, GTX670, 128GB SSD, 1TB HDD

Overclocking: Most likely

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080p

Reasons for Upgrading: Switching from primarily a console gamer to PC gamer, and I am also sick of my mediocre laptop.

Additional comments: I particularly need help with motherboards, power supply, and cooling/fans. Also a suggestion for a case is welcome though not required.

Feel free to ask me for any details and I appreciate any advice.

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January 27, 2013 5:20:10 PM

Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($368.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($92.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1217.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-27 14:19 EST-0500)
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January 27, 2013 5:28:01 PM

Thanks for the quick reply! Any other suggestions for a cooler? It is out of stock on Newegg. Amazon would be a second choice for parts by the way.
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January 27, 2013 5:36:17 PM

What sort of fan would I need, like spec-wise?
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January 27, 2013 5:41:09 PM

Taken from the case on amazon:

Technical Specifications

Three 5.25” drive bays
Four3.5” hard drive bays with 2.5” compatibility
Seven expansion slots
Front I/O panel contains:
Two USB 3.0 connectors
3.5” headphone and microphone connector
Power and reset switches
Dimensions: 19.1” x 8.3” x 17.7”
Supports graphics cards up to 450mm in length
Two 120mm/140mm top fan mount locations
Two side panel 120/140mm fan mount locations
Two front panel 120/140mm fan mount locations
Includes one front-mounted 140mm fan and one rear 120mm fan
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January 27, 2013 5:43:58 PM

So between the case and the fans you provided, should I be set?
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January 27, 2013 5:48:14 PM

So I would still need fans to cool my gpu? The case says it "Includes one front-mounted 140mm fan and one rear 120mm fan." Would those suffice?
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January 27, 2013 5:49:21 PM

My suggestion :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / 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 ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1167.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


This has a combo case+psu, and ram+cpu.
If you wan another cooler this is a good choice: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 27, 2013 5:50:32 PM

Spoke too soon. So the fans that Noob12 provided would cool the cpu. The pack that cballl1311 provided would cool gpu, ram, and whatnot? Or am I horribly confused?
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January 27, 2013 5:56:24 PM

I get it now. What would be the differences between Django's suggestion and the original/modified suggestion?
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January 27, 2013 6:33:11 PM

Does the CPU come with a cooling fan? If so, I assume it would be fine, just not for overclocking?
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January 27, 2013 6:36:44 PM

Do you plan to overclock the cpu or not ?
The stock cooler is fine, my preference for a 670 gtx goes either with a gigabyte windforce 3x, the asus dcii, the msi pe or the evga signature 2.
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January 27, 2013 6:51:43 PM

Nothing too crazy but yes I plan on overclocking.
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January 27, 2013 7:04:35 PM

Then it's better to get an aftermarket cooler now, when you want to oc you'll have already a decent cooler, no need to take the mobo out again.
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January 27, 2013 7:10:29 PM

Better cooling temperatures on both aftermarket cooler, it's crucial when overclocked the cpu, the temperatures will rise and the stock cooler won't be capable of offering decent temperatures.
The phanteks is a better cooler, the hyper 212 evo is known for being an effective cooler under a good price.
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January 27, 2013 7:12:08 PM

And would I need thermal paste? Any suggestions?
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January 27, 2013 7:13:25 PM

No, both coolers offers thermal paste no need to buy a new one.
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January 27, 2013 7:14:37 PM

I would get some, Me and you ARE in the the exact same boat here....Alls i did was play xbox, i have a crappy laptop (Still do) This is my build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zhpV

You could swap out the Graphics card to a Radeon HD 7950 or 7970 if you arent on a budget
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January 27, 2013 7:15:51 PM

Alright. Thanks everyone for your help! Django I will be building your suggested rig as soon as I gather the funds.
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January 27, 2013 7:16:09 PM

Best answer selected by RandomSauce22.
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January 27, 2013 7:16:32 PM

You need to stop and think. The place where the pc is going to be used hot. If heat is going to be an issue then research reviews and get a case with good cooling properties first. Adding fans raises noise levels and may not help a poorly design case.
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January 27, 2013 7:23:14 PM

Do you have any suggestions?
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January 27, 2013 7:25:31 PM

The 400R is a good card with good airflow, all you'll need.
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