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February 1, 2013 5:34:02 PM

Looking at getting this for a new rig.

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($424.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: OCZ ZT 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($115.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1328.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-01 14:28 EST-0500)

Budget is right around 1400 (<1300 in parts).

Any modifications suggested? This is a gaming PC and I may overclock the CPU. It will be used on a TV only doing 1920x1080 fyi.

Not sure on what type of case to get if I go with water cooling - but I think the air cooler will work well for this build.

Thanks!

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February 1, 2013 5:35:58 PM

Get a PSU from Antec, XFX, Corsair, or Seasonic.
February 1, 2013 5:39:15 PM

I don't know, I've had two Antec PSU's fail on me, but never had an OCZ PSU fail on me.

I'm a fan of OCZ Powersupplies. My current rig runs one.
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February 1, 2013 5:40:42 PM

If you have had PSU's fail, get a seasonic. No chance it will fail.
February 1, 2013 5:43:16 PM

tiny voices said:
If you have had PSU's fail, get a seasonic. No chance it will fail.



there is no oem in existance that hasn't gotten a return of a defective unit. Ive seen a few seasonic and corsair units already who have been returned do to it failing. all OEMS are subject to bad batches.
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