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February 3, 2013 4:34:34 PM

This is my first build for gaming , so actually i searched a lot of reviews about the features below.
Do you guys think there is a better option ? All advices accepted . The os im planning is windows 7 64 bit. And im planning to conect it to my samsung hd tv 46 inch.


Processor: Core i5-3570K 227 $
Ram : G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) 60$
Hard disk: barracuda Xt 3 Tb Seagate 160 $
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 190$
Video . nvidia gygabyte gtx 670 395 $
CPU cooler : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler 37 $
Shell: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 60 $
SSD: SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA III 190 $
Power supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ 90 $

TOTAL > 1409 DOLLARS

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February 3, 2013 5:03:06 PM

where are you building this? the prices seem awfully high
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February 3, 2013 5:03:31 PM

I think it looks like pretty solid build, if it was me i would go with the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Extreme 6 motherboard Its cheaper and a good motherboard, that would save you 50 or so on the motherboard.

Then you could trade the psu you chose for this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... which would save you about another 20 dollars. and if you wanted to take that 70 and invest in a better gpu

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


That is just nitpicking though, The build you have is great as it stands.
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February 3, 2013 6:12:14 PM

Ya good build but mobo, gpu, and ram prices look too high.

If it's just gaming, drop the hdd - your ssd will be plenty. Might take part of the money saved and get 840pro.
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February 3, 2013 6:36:48 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V6 GT 93.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($181.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($380.98 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($20.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1366.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 15:36 EST-0500)
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February 3, 2013 9:41:00 PM

the prices i got them all from newegg . Jed is the 840 pro really worth the 60 $ increase ? If so ill get it. Also well i need a high reliable hdd . Seems taht seagate is doing better tha wd nowadays. What about the 2 tb samsung one? ( some high capacity drives have a lot problems and errors it seems from reviews)
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February 3, 2013 10:10:42 PM

Not sure the pro feels any faster but it has a longer lifespan - if not keeping it long doesnt matter as much.

I like wd but thats not based on any kind of evidence... Regardless, cant overstate importance of a backup drive of some kind if the data is important to you.
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February 3, 2013 11:36:22 PM

the pro has a 3000 write cycle lifespan. the other sync flash has 5000. wouldnt pay 60 bucks for a small increase in performance

anyways, this is what i would get
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Bldy

psu is cheaper here. if you plan on doing SLI, go grab a rosewell capstone 750w-m
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&promoid=1257

ram is here
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74758&promoid=1292

seagate 2tb if you want more storage
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=66010&promoid=1292
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February 4, 2013 9:40:42 PM

when talking of price/performance some people here suggested me that the barracuda 3 tb seagte is the best option . Im planning of getting it. Thank you very much for helping me. Really apreciated.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=66009&vpn=ST3000DM001&...
TheBigTroll said:
the pro has a 3000 write cycle lifespan. the other sync flash has 5000. wouldnt pay 60 bucks for a small increase in performance

anyways, this is what i would get
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Bldy

psu is cheaper here. if you plan on doing SLI, go grab a rosewell capstone 750w-m
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&promoid=1257

ram is here
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74758&promoid=1292

seagate 2tb if you want more storage
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=66010&promoid=1292
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February 4, 2013 11:34:52 PM

can you use 3tb of storage. i know i can given how much stuff i download daily, but can you realistically fill it all up? if not, dont bother.

they are talking about price per gb, which is obviously better the larger the capacity in hard drives you go. it doesnt mean extra performance whatsoever
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February 5, 2013 7:49:50 PM

you true it was all about price per gb,then that being said the 2 tb should be more than enough for my needs( also has the best performance ). thank you very much
TheBigTroll said:
can you use 3tb of storage. i know i can given how much stuff i download daily, but can you realistically fill it all up? if not, dont bother.

they are talking about price per gb, which is obviously better the larger the capacity in hard drives you go. it doesnt mean extra performance whatsoever

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February 9, 2013 3:07:42 PM

fixed
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CpQl

-motherboard at newegg comes with free ram
-550w is enough for single GPu operation. if you plan on dual video cards, get a 750w
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&promoid=1257
-way better case for cheaper
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=75044&promoid=1332
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February 10, 2013 1:11:43 PM

I was thinking in one mobo better than the asrock extreme 4 , by better i mean with more connectors and adapters ( like the asus rampage 4 ) but without being too expensive . maybe the extreme 6 has more things? Idk what you think . Thank you very much
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February 10, 2013 1:15:37 PM

can you use more than all the ports provided by the extreme4? if not, dont bother. if yes, i can suggest another board

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February 10, 2013 1:27:35 PM

Best answer selected by Nko.
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February 10, 2013 1:29:40 PM

i think its near the no, but Just in case which one would you suggest ?
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February 10, 2013 2:00:59 PM

get the extreme4. but if it wasnt for the free ram, i would have chosen the asus z77-v LK for better software and power delivery
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February 10, 2013 3:42:12 PM

yes but right now it costs more than the extreme4 so no go
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