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Help finalize my build so I can buy today.

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February 2, 2013 4:35:59 PM

CPU: Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz LGA 1155 Processor $229.99 + $13.80 tax = $243.79
MB: SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard $239.99 + $14.40 tax - $50.00 savings = $204.39
GPU: 1x EVGA GeForce GTX670 FTW 2048MB GDDR5 256bit $399.99 + $24.00 tax - $20.00 rebate = $403.99
PSU: Seasonic SS-1250XM X-Series ATX PC Power Supply $249.99 + $15.00 = $264.99
Case: Cooler Master HAF XB - LAN Box and Test Bench Mid Tower Computer Case $99.99 + $6.00 tax = $105.99
RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory $89.99 - $15.00 coupon = $74.99
HD: 2x Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive $183.54 + $11.01 tax = $194.55
DVD: Lite-On Super AllWrite 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive $17.99 + $1.08 tax = $19.07
Fan Control: NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen Fan Controller $24.99
Heat-Sync: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus $28.43 + $1.71 = $30.14

Total: $1566.89

In a month or two I will prob buy a second GTX 680 + SSD.

My biggest question is about the Haf xb case. Should I be buying more fan's for it to fill the extra places? If so what fans should I get? I read online somewhere that it can only hold specific Cooler Master fans? Will this heat-sync even fit in the case? I am having a hard time finding info about which heat-syncs people are using in them.

Thanks in advance!
February 2, 2013 4:52:34 PM

An i7 is pointless if you are gaming, an i5 makes more sense.

8GB of memory is plenty, you won't use more than that for gaming so 16GB is a waste. But either way.

if you're spending $400 on a 670 might as well get a 7970 which will perform better.

You're throwing money away on the PSU. 800W is plenty with room to spare to run SLI 670s.

I've had that fan controller. Its junk, not worth the hassle, and an all around pain.

You can't SLI a 680 and a 670.
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February 2, 2013 4:55:49 PM

what unksol said

+ the evga graphics card has the reference cooler . There are much better options available from pretty much everyone with 2 or three axial flow fans that work better and are quieter
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February 2, 2013 4:59:53 PM

You can also search the newegg reviews for "hyper 212". It won't fit if you install a top 200mm fan. 180mm high cooler with no top fan, ~155mm with one.
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February 2, 2013 5:25:53 PM

Agreed. An i5 3750K is more than enough processor for a gaming rig, and you save nearly $100.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would buy this power supply: Seasonic 750 80+ Bronze and save over $100.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And, yes, that is one of the coolest cases coolermaster has ever come out with, but it’s so small for what you are packing in, you will have heat issues.
I would go with a (I can't believe I am saying this, but) Thermaltake Level 10 GTS for the same price and functionality.

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

and finally your motherboard is one of the best out there. But the cost! An ASRock Z77 Pro 4 will do everything the Sabertooth does, at a fraction of the cost and is also made by ASUS.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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