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March 4, 2013 8:09:23 PM

I need to know if this is a good build for my computer:

-Rosewill REDBONE U3 Black SECC Steel USB 3.0, eSATA, 3x 120mm Fans Mid Tower Computer Case

-Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

-GIGABYTE GV-N660OC-2GD GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

-Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power

-Crucial Ballistix Tactical 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLT2K4G3D1608ET3LX0

-ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

-G.SKILL Phoenix III FM-25S3-240GBP3 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal 7mm Solid State Drive (SSD)

-COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel

-LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

( This is my first time building a PC)
March 4, 2013 8:18:26 PM

You'd be better off dropping the hyper 212+, changing the z77 motherboard for an h77, and changing the 3570k for a 3350p.

Take the money you saved and buy a better video card. *(You might also want a more powerful PSU - that's a good one, but it wouldn't cover the overclocking you're aiming for anyways. Look at a 500-550w model.)
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March 4, 2013 8:29:53 PM

i would go something like this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $986.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-04 17:29 EST-0500)

OCs pretty nice, lots of space but it could use a better cooler(around the $40+ range though)
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March 4, 2013 8:31:12 PM

Im in canada so i can only purchase from canadian websites ie. Newegg.ca, Amazon.ca
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March 4, 2013 8:33:10 PM

You should have mention that earlier lol, will rebuild in a sec
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March 4, 2013 8:41:59 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($168.85 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek AEGIR SD128264 89.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($57.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($54.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($229.00 @ Canada Computers)
Case: Corsair 600T ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.60 @ DirectCanada)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($17.06 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $1040.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-04 17:41 EST-0500)

hope this is not breaking the bank to much
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March 4, 2013 8:47:02 PM

boulbox said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($168.85 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek AEGIR SD128264 89.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($57.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($54.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($229.00 @ Canada Computers)
Case: Corsair 600T ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.60 @ DirectCanada)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($17.06 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $1040.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-04 17:41 EST-0500)

hope this is not breaking the bank to much



This is a really nice build, you really won't go wrong with it, there are a couple points you could save money and get the EXACT same performance.

I'll start from the top down, the ram, you can save $10 by switching to an Corsair 8gb 1600mhz kit, you will get basically the same performance within a %1 point.

The Case is a bit over priced a good $50 tower like the Cooler Master 912 would do perfectly here. It's all preference based though, if you want a nice tower then by all means go for it.

Those are my 2 cents, saving $60 like so you can most likely get a better GPU to fill that budget.


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March 4, 2013 8:54:55 PM

The case isnt availible is there another case that will work just aswell that is around the same price.
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March 4, 2013 8:58:50 PM

I just included the 600T because it was priced so great, if it is not available, get the 200R and save money.

i included the 2133 memory because it actually benefits AMD CPUs a lot more than Intels also that it helps quite a bit in overclocking. Also because it was priced at a pretty nice place
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March 4, 2013 9:03:38 PM

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I just included the 600T because it was priced so great, if it is not available, get the 200R and save money.

i included the 2133 memory because it actually benefits AMD CPUs a lot more than Intels also that it helps quite a bit in overclocking. Also because it was priced at a pretty nice place


Self overclocked ram is perfectly fine, the new GPU will benefit the whole system more anyways. Also the motherboard doesn't even support that speed memory... that's kind of a problem.

Also go with the: Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada) Best bang for your buck.
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March 4, 2013 9:08:40 PM

Best answer selected by KFrancis14.
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March 4, 2013 10:00:07 PM

it actually does support that speed
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November 11, 2013 1:06:09 PM

use the amd r9 280x 3gb ddr5 msi brand. And don't use intel core i5 although it is standard it only has 4 cores use an amd fx 8320 its cheaper and more futur proof thanks to its 8 cores+ for a cheaper case the roswell redbone is around 35$
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November 11, 2013 1:06:10 PM

use the amd r9 280x 3gb ddr5 msi brand. And don't use intel core i5 although it is standard it only has 4 cores use an amd fx 8320 its cheaper and more futur proof + for a cheaper case the roswell redbone is around 35$
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