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February 3, 2013 11:06:46 PM

which case should I get: NZXT Apollo or NZXT Guardian
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a b 4 Gaming
February 3, 2013 11:22:53 PM

we u prefer the look of, ur gonna be looking at it alot :D 

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February 3, 2013 11:54:57 PM

Ok, this is my new build so far.
NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
MSI N660Ti PE 2GD5 GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB
RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB
NZXT CB-LED10-BU Sleeved LED Kit
ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i5-3570K
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

What do you guys think? Is everything compatible? Also, for the OS, I'm going to try to get a student discount on windows 7. If you guys know any thing about this please tell me where to look.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 3, 2013 11:56:51 PM

again why u take a bad powersupply.

u had a perfectr build i recommanded for u.

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February 4, 2013 12:07:59 AM

I read reviews on it, and they said it is pretty good.
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February 4, 2013 2:11:12 AM

Anyone else think the materials I have now will make this a great gaming computer?Just suggest parts I need to charge, don't give me a whole new build.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 4, 2013 2:53:17 AM

its a bad powersupply. any raidmax powersupplies are bad, dont read newegg reviews theyre worth= nothing, take them as a grain of salt. theyre not considered always accurate.

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a b 4 Gaming
February 4, 2013 2:53:43 AM

u can keep the rest of ur part but get my ps instead.

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February 4, 2013 3:26:36 AM

Is there any power supply that has LED and good?
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February 4, 2013 3:31:33 AM

nope, but I want it to look fancy because I have to present this during senior project. I need to make it look fantastic and different.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 4, 2013 3:32:26 AM

well with the case i recommande+that u cant go wrong.

there aint no other flashy powersupply i know of that looks and runs great.

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February 4, 2013 3:40:45 AM

What's the minimum watts can my computer handle 450w? If so, I just need a 500w power supply and it will do the job? And can this power supply work Rosewill Xtreme Series 750W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply RX750-S-B?
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a b 4 Gaming
February 4, 2013 3:41:30 AM

no thats junk. why is it i recommand good parts and u try to trash it with bad powersupplies lol

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a b 4 Gaming
February 4, 2013 3:41:40 AM

if u wont take my advice i give up.

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February 4, 2013 3:45:37 AM

I mean, what makes your power supply superior? You recommended me a Rosewill power supply so I look up something similiar to it.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 4, 2013 3:56:29 AM

the quality of the interiors. the caps. the quality of the electronics. different companies have high. low tiers and mid-tier ps. thats the only led flashy ps id recommand from them.

rosewill only has a few good ps units.

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February 4, 2013 5:33:44 AM

ok, I'll go with your power supply, but is it enough to power my computer? It seems kind of little.
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February 4, 2013 8:58:41 AM

iceclock said:
foxconn makes alot of electronic parts for many mobo makers.

gigabyte is good i said i agreed with u.

its made by seasonic dingo. but rebranded by antec, also corsair arent always the best ps maker the cx builder line is quite poor in quality besides the cx430 v2 second build version and original cx430modular.

still doesnt make any sense to recommand 1x4stick when its gonna run in single channel.

also the os uses over a gig of ram somethimes, so yeah, also video editing requires more ram than just 4 gigs.

show me a nice proof that the barracudas better :p 

im 1337 years old of course.

1.Now that the OP said that he edits video, he will need 8GB so i agree but for just gaming, 4GB is enough at 1080p.
2.The CX500 V2 is also a great PSU. Corsair fixed all the flaws in the 1st version and its the same price...
3.Yes OS used about 800MB and a Game like Assassins Creed 3 used 2.5GB so total is 3.3GB. But for editing video he needs at least 8GB. OP didnt mention that before. He told its a gaming Rig...
4. Did i say that Seasonic did not make that PSU? I said that its not seasonic quality. Seasonic are one of the best... an 80+ PSU cant be better than a 80+Bronze PSU for a respectable brand at a higher price...
5. Its barracuda and the WD Blue are both equal... But you can get the Seagate for cheaper in local stores...
6. The 3570K you mentioned is from Microcenter. OP specified that he cant go there for in-store pickup... You need to take the Amazon link. Its 224$ on amazon so add $30 to your build...
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February 4, 2013 9:06:49 AM

As iceclock said, never skip on Power supply! I completely agree with him...
Buy that Antec one or the one I will suggest...

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BpuF

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($273.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.84 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W V2 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Extra- $34
Total: $949.70 + $35 = $984

Wifi Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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IMO, i think that that case it better. And have you decided if you want to Overclock??? I you dont want to immediately then no need to buy CPU cooler...

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And how many times? Why do you want a PSU with LED lights??? Anyway the fan will be facing down so unless your eyes will be on the floor its useless... You can add some cold cathodes later...

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a b 4 Gaming
February 4, 2013 10:14:05 AM

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

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z68A-G43 (G3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Other: wifi card ($40.00)
Other: rose will led powered 800watt ps flashy ($150.00)
Other: 3570k ($224.00)
Total: $1012.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 07:15 EST-0500)

Base Total: $1032.86
Mail-in Rebates: -$20.00
Total: $1012.86

cheerios

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February 4, 2013 10:22:59 AM

See OP! for a flashy PSU you sacrifice on motherboard and graphics card... Its not worth it...
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a b 4 Gaming
February 4, 2013 10:23:43 AM

yep, atleast u agree with me timarp :p  guess u not so bad.

u got good points :) 

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February 4, 2013 10:27:54 AM

The thing i dont get is that the LED will be on the PSU fan which will be facing downwards!!! You cant see the flashy light!
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a b 4 Gaming
February 4, 2013 10:34:39 AM

i dunno. he wants flashy been debating on this for 2 pages lol

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February 4, 2013 12:21:19 PM

I merged both mine and iceclock's build... iceclock - i hope you think that this is alright...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($273.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.84 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $952.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 09:18 EST-0500)

Wifi Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...$15
CPU extra- $34

total - 953+15+34 = $1002
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February 4, 2013 6:33:41 PM

I not am not going to overclock, and I don't need the dvd drive, I am going to usen the power supply provided, and for window 7, is there a student dicount for that? For the motherboard, I need one built in or a good wifi card. Going to try to order my parts this week or next.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 4, 2013 8:14:21 PM

lol really. pos powersupply. he doesnt need a monitor. alright case.

he wont overclock. he doesnt need a cooler.

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

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z68A-G43 (G3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Other: wifi card ($40.00)
Other: rose will led powered 800watt ps flashy ($150.00)
Other: 3570k ($224.00)
Total: $1012.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 07:15 EST-0500)

Base Total: $1032.86
Mail-in Rebates: -$20.00
Total: $1012.86

cheerios

for the win

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February 4, 2013 10:04:19 PM

iceclock said:
lol really. pos powersupply. he doesnt need a monitor. alright case.

he wont overclock. he doesnt need a cooler.

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

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z68A-G43 (G3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Other: wifi card ($40.00)
Other: rose will led powered 800watt ps flashy ($150.00)
Other: 3570k ($224.00)
Total: $1012.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 07:15 EST-0500)

Base Total: $1032.86
Mail-in Rebates: -$20.00
Total: $1012.86

cheerios

for the win

So i don't need the CPU cooler, the rosewill PSU is not needed, optical drive is not needed since I found a brand new on in my house, is there a college student discount for window 7? (main concern right now), for the graphics card, I will be using the MSI Geforce 660ti, the NZXT guardian case looks nice, and is there a specific wifi card you can prefer? I think the motherboard since a little too cheap, don't really trust motherboards under 100 lol.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 4, 2013 10:09:33 PM

not shur about student discount.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BvX1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BvX1/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BvX1/benchmarks/

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($273.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black/White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Other: wifi card ($40.00)
Other: 3570k ($224.00)
Total: $1050.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 19:09 EST-0500)

Base Total: $1066.89
Mail-in Rebates: -$20.00
Shipping: $3.99
Total: $1050.88

ur done. u dont need anything else. and this is almost 3 pages long

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February 4, 2013 10:12:47 PM

Specific wifi card please?
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February 4, 2013 11:53:43 PM

ok, this will be my last post just to make sure everything is compatible. Just reply yes or no.

NZXT Guardian ($69.99)
Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ($48.99), couldn't find your ram at the low price
NZXT Technologies RF-FZ120-U1 NZXT FZ-120mm LED Airflow Fan ($14.99)
NZXT Sleeved LED Case Light Kit ($12.93)
Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W ($39.99)
TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 Dual Band Wireless N900 PCI Express Adapter, 2.4GHz 450Mbps/5GHz 450Mbps, IEEE 802.1a/b/g/n, WEP/WPA/WPA2 ($37.99)
ASRock Z77 EXTREME4-M LGA1155 ($129.99)
MSI NVIDIA Geforce GTX 660 Ti ($282.99)
Intel Core i5 Processor i5-3570K 3.4GHz ($219.99)
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200RPM ($69.00)

Finding window 7 at a lower price right now.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 5, 2013 12:00:50 AM

all that is nice except why did u buy the micro version of the extreme 4?

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a b 4 Gaming
February 5, 2013 12:01:08 AM

windows 7 is still 89$. u cant get away without it.

unless ur a college student

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February 5, 2013 12:03:41 AM

iceclock said:
all that is nice except why did u buy the micro version of the extreme 4?

oh so that is what the m means lol, I guess I'll get the other one and for windows 7, I'll get my brother to get it for me since he is a college student if I could find the right place to get it so I can tell him.
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February 5, 2013 12:26:58 AM

ok, if I can't find windows 7 for a huge student discount, then I'm just going for the a $79.95 deal, thanks for everyone's help.
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February 5, 2013 12:27:14 AM

Best answer selected by scheung053.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 5, 2013 12:30:44 AM

cheers.

iceclock signing off

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