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February 24, 2013 6:11:26 PM

Ok, any comments on this build? I'm not planning on overclocking. this build pretty much has everything i want and need. but ill open my potential build to your speculations.

And i know I'm going to catch flak for this but I'm also planning on making my rig to look like a beast. Ok so bare with me now. Since i don't need Water Cooling I'm thinking about getting clear tubing and filling it with orange UV liquid and fake the appearance of liquid cooling (Purely aesthetic). Along with blue led light fans (or orange UV fans idk yet) and maybe 1-2 UV cathodes i can make this rig look much more impressive to the untrained eye. (most of my friends don;t know a thing about computers, the ones that do don't come over) so it will give the impression of it being L33t to my normal friends. any other cool suggestions for customization?


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FHpt
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FHpt/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FHpt/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($61.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT M59 - 001BK ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Gigabyte GK-KM5200 Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($12.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $735.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-24 14:58 EST-0500)
February 24, 2013 6:28:27 PM

there is no point of asthetics when you couldnt even max out the performance in the rig

get this
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FHOF

ram
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74758&promoid=1321

hard drive
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74462&promoid=1332

some red leds (orange is 2 bucks more). there are shorter lengths avaliable. i would rather put my money towards an even more powerful video card (a 7950)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=66765&vpn=BFA%2DACL%2D...
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February 24, 2013 6:28:53 PM

all of the aesthetics will come after I'm done with my build. and thanks :) .

I notice you guys here like Hd 7870 over the GTX 660.

any benchmarks?
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February 24, 2013 7:22:02 PM

Bump, Any other suggestions?
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