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February 1, 2013 3:42:01 PM

Since nobody answered my last one I figured id make a new one. I'm wanting to build a new desktop for gaming and put together a set at pcpartpicker and was wanting to get suggestions on what I did wrong or could do better. This is just the tower not including the actual tower or os or anything. I mainly game and play things from bf3 to any mmo. If anyone could give me some opinions that would be cool. Thanks

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ANo3

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February 1, 2013 3:48:52 PM

Well if the reason is behind the link ill just post the items lol

Cpu is the i5-3570k
Mobo is the Asrock Z77 Extreme4
Heatsink is the NZXT HAVIK 140
Memory is the Patriot Viper3 2x4 GB 1600MHz
Storage is the Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB and a Samsung 830 256GB SSD
GPU is the EVGA Geforce GTX 670 FTW Sig2 2GB
PSU is the Rosewill HIVE 750W
February 1, 2013 3:49:50 PM

Are you looking to overclock or future SLI?
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February 1, 2013 3:50:06 PM

Lewts101 said:
Since nobody answered my last one I figured id make a new one. I'm wanting to build a new desktop for gaming and put together a set at pcpartpicker and was wanting to get suggestions on what I did wrong or could do better. This is just the tower not including the actual tower or os or anything. I mainly game and play things from bf3 to any mmo. If anyone could give me some opinions that would be cool. Thanks

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ANo3




There's cheaper ram out there, i'd get low profile ram for clearance for large coolers, also the noctua nh-d14 is better than the havik, it's just 5$ more, get the 1TB hdd caviar blue and for the ssd get the samsung 840 pro, also there's a better psu modular for less : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AQM5
February 1, 2013 3:51:26 PM

Yes to both OC and SLI. A little later though.
February 1, 2013 3:54:55 PM

Lewts101 said:
Well if the reason is behind the link ill just post the items lol

Cpu is the i5-3570k
Mobo is the Asrock Z77 Extreme4
Heatsink is the NZXT HAVIK 140
Memory is the Patriot Viper3 2x4 GB 1600MHz
Storage is the Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB and a Samsung 830 256GB SSD
GPU is the EVGA Geforce GTX 670 FTW Sig2 2GB
PSU is the Rosewill HIVE 750W


I didn't see a case listed - what do you plan to use there?
February 1, 2013 3:56:34 PM

I just bought a HAF XM, the 1300 was just for the stuff inside really.
February 1, 2013 4:01:38 PM

If you want SLI :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($222.22 @ Amazon)
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)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($226.99 @ Mac Mall)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($413.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
Total: $1229.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


Get this cooler : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

See the review here : http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/phanteks_phtc12...

The psu is 103$ after mir, it's modular, 80 plus silver, made by seasonic.
February 1, 2013 4:03:16 PM

Lewts101 said:
I just bought a HAF XM, the 1300 was just for the stuff inside really.


Here's what I would suggest:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($373.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($114.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1301.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-01 13:03 EST-0500)
February 1, 2013 4:08:42 PM

Is the 840 pro better then the 830? I was hearing that the 830 was better. And for RAM would it make a diff if I went with the Patriot Viper?
February 1, 2013 4:09:36 PM

Oh and about the WD Blue over Black, I was under the impression the black was better overall. I'm not too tech friendly or up to date I suppose so I was just looking for some info.
February 1, 2013 4:12:46 PM

The caviar blue has the same performance and it's cheaper, the samsung 840 pro is a faster ssd.
The viper is more expensive and has tall heatsinks, i'd get low profile ram.
February 1, 2013 4:14:11 PM

Here is what I think.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($222.22 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.16 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: A-Data S510 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($363.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($98.98 @ SuperBiiz)
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: $1168.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-01 13:10 EST-0500)

The 212 EVO is a great cooler for the price. Black edition HDDs are overrated and overpriced (little to no performance increase and slightly higher reliability). The MSI motherboard is great for SLI because it has dual x16 PCIe 3.0 slots. Cheaper GPU for the same performance. XFX is one of the best PSU manufacturers because they are made by SeaSonic. Not sure if you needed an OS but added it anyway. Slightly smaller SSD. Can still hold OS and have around 70-80GB of free space for important games and apps.
February 1, 2013 4:17:15 PM

Not too fond of the 212 Evo overall. And from what ive heard if you plan to OC then it's not the best overall choice.
February 1, 2013 4:23:10 PM

Lewts101 said:
Not too fond of the 212 Evo overall. And from what ive heard if you plan to OC then it's not the best overall choice.


No it's a fine choice. I have one on an AMD rig that I use and it overclocks very easily.

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The 212 EVO is a great cooler for the price. Black edition HDDs are overrated and overpriced (little to no performance increase and slightly higher reliability). The MSI motherboard is great for SLI because it has dual x16 PCIe 3.0 slots. Cheaper GPU for the same performance. XFX is one of the best PSU manufacturers because they are made by SeaSonic. Not sure if you needed an OS but added it anyway. Slightly smaller SSD. Can still hold OS and have around 70-80GB of free space for important games and apps.


Anything made by Seasonic is among the best you can get, Super Flower is also very highly rated. A few manufacturers use them as well (NZXT, Rosewill, PC Power & Cooling are a few).
February 1, 2013 4:26:07 PM

The hyper 212 evo is decent, but there're better coolers out there, in my opinion the phanteks is worth the extra, better cooling and lower noise.
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