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Please help my final list before paying (budget $1350)

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February 18, 2013 5:15:52 AM

Major usage: programming + gaming
Data HDD and monitor are not included (re-use from old build)

CPU $240
Intel E3 1230V2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler $25
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM $95
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mother Board $160
ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD $105
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card $409
EVGA 02G-P4-3677-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW Signature2 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case $150
Corsair Obsidian Series 550D Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU $140
CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W 80 Plus GOLD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total $1330.
I hope I don't have to change/upgrade any part in 3 years and might buy another graphic card in 4th year.

Thanks all in advance :wahoo: 
February 18, 2013 5:22:20 AM

Don't expect to be able to buy a 670 in the next 4 years.

Normally it's either you buy it now or you don't.

By the next 4 years, there will be a GTX 1070 or something. 670 will be have been phased out by next year or two. :) 

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February 18, 2013 7:01:02 AM

I honestly doubt that the features that will be unavailable will impact performance. I looked at the asus site, and didn't easily find any info on what might be impacted. I do know that that Xeon doesn't perform as well as a 3570k for gaming, but for programming, it's one hell of a buy in comparison.

I recall reading that maybe that Xeon would fit better in a z68 board though? Can't remember where I saw that unfortunately.
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February 18, 2013 8:01:55 AM

xeon fits well with the h77 board since it can use pcie 3.0 but cannot overclock
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February 18, 2013 8:07:50 AM

here is a much more evened out build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1220 V2 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS5X Performa CPU Cooler ($13.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($83.72 @ Amazon)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($363.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1081.62
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-18 05:07 EST-0500)
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February 19, 2013 4:55:27 AM

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