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February 11, 2013 4:36:46 AM

This is going to be my first build (I will mainly use it for gaming). Just wanted to see what other people thought before purchasing.

Processor: Intel I7 3770K (will be overclocking)
Motherboard: AsRock Z77 Extreme9
Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 32GB DDR3 2400
Graphics: GeForce GTX 680
HDD: WD 3TB (will purchase a SSD later on)
Power Supply: Corsair 860W
Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H100i
Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition

Total cost will be around $2400

Will this be a good build or can i get something better for the same price? Thanks.

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February 11, 2013 4:45:12 AM

Way too much RAM (8gb is more than enough for gaming and 1600mhz is all the speed needed. 2400mhz won't even be noticeable in games.)
Way too expensive motherboard
way too expensive case

For about $800 less you can have just as powerful of a system.
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February 11, 2013 4:49:56 AM

You can have two 670 gtx for less, you don't need the i7 or the 32GB of ram.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BL 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($176.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($132.03 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($165.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1929.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

This is a 2000$ build, if you just want a single card, subtract one card.
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February 11, 2013 4:50:30 AM

I agree with tiny voices. Way too expensive. With that budget you can actually get 2 GTX670s and it'll smoke a single GTX680, that's for sure.
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February 11, 2013 4:52:03 AM

djangoringo build is nice. I'd take it and leave.


Although personally I will change the case and power supply.
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February 11, 2013 5:30:58 AM

Ok, I looked over some of the parts mentioned and here is the build now. Thanks.

Processor: Intel I5-3570K
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
Video Card 1: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670
Video Card 2: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB
HDD: WD Red WD30EFRX 3TB
Power supply: Corsair AX860 860W
Drive: LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE (wanted a bluray burner)
Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H100i (wanted water cooling)
Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition (i like this case...i know it's expensive...just personal preference)

This comes out to be $2100.
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February 11, 2013 5:33:13 AM

You'll be fine with an AX760 as well, just thought I'd mentioned that. The build looks good. Definitely makes more sense than what you chose earlier.
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February 11, 2013 5:59:38 AM

that corsair is sweet!...put it together!
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February 11, 2013 6:20:51 AM

Thanks everyone for all the advice
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February 11, 2013 2:25:34 PM

How much is the 3TB wd red ? Because the barracuda is slightly faster, same reliability and cheaper.
I'd get a ssd, it will improve the loading of the games and maps, will boot the os faster, improves the system responsiveness.
With a 2000$ build more or less, a ssd should be included, you can just get 2TB hdd.
Also a quality psu with 750-850 will do for the system(with two 670 GTX).
The xfx is fine, it's a bit overkill, it was from the other list of a suggestion, but it's a high quality psu made by seasonic and modular.
If you want a 750W psu, i suggest the rosewill capstone 750M, it's made by super flower another high quality psu, it's as good as the corsair, but i bet it's a lot cheaper : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Review here : http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
The new ax series seem to have a e high pitch noise or coil whine.

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February 18, 2013 4:34:03 AM

Best answer selected by fzhaniff.
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