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Here is the wishlist with all the parts: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=13706994

I have the i5 + Seagate Barracuda 2TB from NCIX because it's cheaper there

For monitor, I'm going to get the BenQ XL2420T and keyboard will be Razer BlackWidow Stealth Ultimate, I already have deathadder + goliathus mousepad


Thanks!
Edited by Degree - 2/18/12 at 9:39am
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I'd spend $50-60 more for a 7970. You could also save $25 if you switched to a Silverstone 750W, but it comes down to more of a preference. I personally think Corsair PSUs are a little overpriced.
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I think I'd be fine with a gtx 580, are PSU silverstones good? I know that Corsair PSUs are, not silverstones though.
Also, what about a mobo?
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post #4 of 40
The Noctua and Hyper EVO are oriented at two different markets:
The Noctua is for high end systems, and the Coolermaster is more budget but ok performance market. Both are good though, but if you want higher overclock's and a quieter fan, than go with the Noctua.
Either of those Heatsinks provide thermal paste though, so you could knock the AS5 off your list, unless you think you need a backup, or might apply it wrong or something.

As far as a "best motherboard" it depends on budget. ASUS ROG is probably regarded as the "best", but they are expensive. The ASRock Extreme 4 GEN3 is usually regarded as the best "budget" board. If I were you, I would look at the Asus P8Z68.

I would also pay a little more money and get a 7970, as they are a fair amount more powerful.

Silverstone are good, look to jonnyguru.com and hardwaresecrets.com for high-quality PSU reviews.

Another thing to consider is not buying yet. This is personal, but you need to keep in mind that Intel will be releasing IVY Bridge soon, and nVidia will be releasing Kepler soon. You might want to wait, I would, but you might not. Personal.
post #5 of 40
Oh, forgot about the mobo. Sorry redface.gif

As Raptor said, ASRock makes two great budget boards: the Extreme3 Z68 or Extreme4 P67 (I have the latter and I love it) for $125 and $150, respectively.

If there's a little more flex in your budget, I'd go with an ASUS P8P67 Deluxe for $210.
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post #6 of 40
I agree with most of the above. Hyper 212 plus or evo is a good cooler. Asus Z68 board at least get a Gen3 version. At this point it's probably worth it to go 7970 over a 580.
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When do you think ivy and kepler will be released?
I'll just keep the AS5 just in case I need it smile.gif It's only $12 anyways
Decided to go with the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
Edited by Degree - 2/15/12 at 5:26pm
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P67 doesn't have SSD Caching. That's the only MAIN difference. Overall, though, Z68 is more upgradeable.
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I might wait for the kepler cards to be released, because the kepler cards might be better than the 7970s.
But if I were to go for the 7970s, which one should I get?
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SAPPHIRE and XFX are two great AMD GPU companies.
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