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First final build - looking for last adjustments!

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February 15, 2013 12:30:28 AM

Hello all, I have 2 builds right now I'm choosing from:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DwS7
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DBjF

Pretty sure obviously the second is better, but I was wondering if I could do some cut backs(or not), just not letting the price go above the $940 build.

EDIT: Seen a build on a previous thread on this forum, http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DBdw
Wouldn't be using the wireless adapter or monitor, so there is definitely room for upgrades!
February 15, 2013 12:35:20 AM

I wouldn't get a 450w to power up an OCed i5-3570k and a 7950.

That's just asking for trouble. Get at least 500~550 watts.
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February 15, 2013 12:37:11 AM

what are some things i should downgrade then? I can't go over this budget really. Would it be a better idea to just get a build with the 660ti?
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February 15, 2013 12:44:07 AM

Hi, i like your first build, made some changes in it :

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 Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($295.66 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $933.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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February 15, 2013 12:46:49 AM

Getting the Antec Neo Eco 520 or Rosewill Green 530 or XFX 550w would be better.

More or less, they are cheaper or the same than the one you picked.

XFX 550w would be the best.
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February 15, 2013 12:51:41 AM

How about:
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 Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.68 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($295.66 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $891.05
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-14 21:53 EST-0500)
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February 15, 2013 12:52:12 AM

properbuilds said:
Hi, i like your first build, made some changes in it :

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 Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($295.66 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $933.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)



Everyone agree that this is the best I could probably get for my budget?
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February 15, 2013 12:54:09 AM

Nope. You get a free 8gb ram kit if you get the z77 Extreme4 at newegg right now. So that's what I would buy now.
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February 15, 2013 12:54:09 AM

Hi, the psu is modular, and it's a good one : http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-HIVE-65...

It's a decent one for crossfire if he wants to :) 

The ram that comes with it is single channel with different cas times than the cheaper ones, he might get in trouble when adding another one, mix and matching ram isn't good.
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February 15, 2013 12:56:03 AM

cutebeans said:
Nope. You get a free 8gb ram kit if you get the z77 Extreme4 at newegg right now. So that's what I would buy now.


What's this mean? Should I take out current RAM in the build if the combo comes with a free 8gb?
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February 15, 2013 12:59:21 AM

Yes. Buy the Asrock z77 Extreme4 @ Newegg NAO!

FREE RAM!!! yes. You save money too!
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February 15, 2013 12:59:26 AM

Hi, get the asrock extreme 4 in newegg, it's just 5$ more, pcpartpicker picks microcenter, but it has shipping costs, the default should be either amazon or newegg.
Stay with the ram or sell it afterwards.
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February 15, 2013 1:01:34 AM

so keep the Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory? seems like im getting mixed messages here lmao. Wouldn't be very easy to sell it around where I live if I were to purchase it.
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February 15, 2013 1:04:31 AM

Hi, you can stay with single channel, it will not affect the performance, but dual channel is faster, you can get another stick of the vengeance and get the total of 16GB dual channel, you can stay with one stick, or get the crucial ram and sell that stick.
Plenty of options there :) 
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February 15, 2013 1:05:30 AM

Gahhh. Get the Free 8gb ram and just don't buy one.

Ram is ram. It's going to be either 1333mhz or 1600mhz so you really won't notice any difference.
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February 15, 2013 1:08:41 AM

okay thanks a lot guys!
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