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January 30, 2013 12:32:08 AM

So I' am converting from console gaming to pc gaming. Console graphics aren't good enough anymore. I' am looking to get a build in the $1500-$1600 range, only catch is I have to buy from iBUYPOWER (which I don't have a problem because I couldn't build a pc to literally save my life). I've read mixed reviews about the site and it seems legit. So here is what I am looking at getting and my goal is to play pretty much any game on ultra settings @ 1920x1080 with max (or near max) AA and AF.

CASE: NZXT Phantom 410

PROCESSOR: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache)

MOBO: ASRock Z77 Pro4

MEMORY: 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module-G.Skill Ripjaws X

VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 - 2GB - EVGA FTW - Core: 1084MHz-Single Card

POWER SUPPLY: 500 Watt - Corsair CX500 V2

PROCESSOR COOLING: Corsair Hydro Series H60 Liquid CPU Cooling System - ARC Dual Silent High Performance Fan

PRIMARY HD: 120 GB Corsair Force Series GT SSD

DATA HD: 2 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200rpm, 6.0Gb/s

SUBTOTAL: $1,481.00

Now I'am thinking this will get the job done, but I' am no pc expert. The only thing I' am not sure about is liquid cooling (If I'am not OC, then do I need it)?

Any and all help will be greatly appriciated, thank you.

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January 30, 2013 12:34:10 AM

If you aren't going to overclock, the stock CPU fan will do just fine.
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January 30, 2013 12:38:20 AM

tiny voices said:
If you aren't going to overclock, the stock CPU fan will do just fine.



I figured as much, if I dont need to upgrade anything then I might as well keep it because OC is not out of the question, just not wanting to atm. THANKS!
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January 30, 2013 12:47:06 AM

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lol okay?
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January 30, 2013 1:56:57 AM

I like his build better. Has a better GPU and possibly PSU. You don't need a 750-850W PSU for a single GPU. S/he might want to look for a better PSU but doesn't need a bigger one. Overall looks fine OP. As I said you might want to look for a better rated PSU. The CX line is only 80+ and I try to get 80+Bronze at least these days. I'm not a "fan" of those "liquid" coolers. I'd just stick with something like the 212evo. Should keep you cool without to much noise.
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January 30, 2013 3:52:00 AM

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I like his build better. Has a better GPU and possibly PSU. You don't need a 750-850W PSU for a single GPU. S/he might want to look for a better PSU but doesn't need a bigger one. Overall looks fine OP. As I said you might want to look for a better rated PSU. The CX line is only 80+ and I try to get 80+Bronze at least these days. I'm not a "fan" of those "liquid" coolers. I'd just stick with something like the 212evo. Should keep you cool without to much noise.


Yea i would love to get this evo thing evryone talks about, i think until i need to overclock ill just stick with fans and max out the fans in the tower and that should be fine. i may just upgrade to the Corsair 650 cause it is broze plus. but this is what my build is about to be finalized as, plan on purchasing it friday:

Case: NZXT Phantom 410 Gaming Case - Black
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache)
Processor Cooling: Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink
Memory: 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - G.Skill Ripjaws X
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 - 2GB - EVGA FTW - Core: 1084MHz
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4
Power Supply: 500 Watt - Corsair CX500 V2 (POSSIBLY THE Corsair 650)
Primary Hard Drive: 120 GB Corsair Force Series GT SSD -
Data Hard Drive: 2 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200rpm, 6.0Gb/s -
Optical Drive: 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black(STOCK)
Flash Media Reader / Writer: 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer - Black(STOCK)
Sound Card: 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard (STOCK)
Network Card: Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)(STOCK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Keyboard: iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Keyboard
Advanced Build Options: Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Achieve exceptional airflow in your chassis
Advanced Build Options: Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Basic Pro Wiring
Advanced Build Options: Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Advanced - Power Package (Individually Sleeved 24-pin ATX, 8-pin CPU, and SATA Drive Power Cabling)


and this totaled out to $1420. which is below budget and accorrding to iBP can play all games but far cry 3 on max settings.
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January 30, 2013 4:11:13 AM

If you can you should up the quality of the psu.
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January 30, 2013 11:59:33 AM

2 660s isn't a good idea. You will get the same or most of the time better performance from 1 670. It only really makes sense to SLI/Crossfire top of the line cards.
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January 30, 2013 12:56:24 PM

yeah i disagree. ive recommanded 2x660s and its way more power than just 1 670, for the price,

all depending if the games are sli compliant but most games are of today sli capable and somewhat optimized for sli.

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January 30, 2013 1:10:47 PM

Ahhh, I missed that you picked 2 cards. It's a way to go. I'm not opposed to SLI myself, up to the buyer. I don't think the second system had an SSD though it was under $1400 so should have enough left over to add one probably. Either or, flip a coin if you have to.
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January 30, 2013 1:17:53 PM

lol good idea.


2013 Paladin E
1 x Case ( NZXT Phantom 410 Gaming Case - Black )
1 x Case Lighting ( Liquid Neon Thunder Pattern Light - Blue )
0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction ( None )
0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion ( None )
1 x Processor ( Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache) - Intel Core i5-3570K )
1 x iBUYPOWER PowerDrive ( PowerDrive Level 2 - Up to 20% Overclocking )
1 x Processor Cooling ( Asetek 550LC Liquid CPU Cooling System (Intel) - ARC Dual Silent High Perfornamce Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow) )
1 x Memory ( 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - G.Skill Ripjaws X )
1 x Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 - 2GB - SLI Mode (Dual Cards) )
1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA )
1 x Motherboard ( MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt )
0 x Intel Smart Response Technology ( None )
1 x Power Supply ( 750 Watt - Corsair CX750 )
1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 2 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200rpm, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive )
1 x Data Hard Drive ( 120 GB ADATA S510 SSD - Single Drive )
1 x Optical Drive ( [12X Blu-Ray] LG BLU-RAY Reader, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive - Black )
0 x 2nd Optical Drive ( None )
0 x Flash Media Reader / Writer ( None )
0 x Meter Display ( None )
1 x Sound Card ( ASUS Xonar DG )
1 x Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
1 x Operating System ( Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit )
1 x Keyboard ( iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Keyboard )
1 x Mouse ( iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Mouse - Blood Red )
0 x Monitor ( None )
0 x 2nd Monitor ( None )
0 x Speaker System ( None )
0 x Video Camera ( None )
0 x Case Engraving Service ( None )
1 x Warranty ( 3 Year Standard Warranty Service )
1 x Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )

Sub Total: $1,521.00

will do the trick def.

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