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I'm sorry to hear that.
I'd go for the NZXT switch case. Wait on that Ivy! I have no knowledhe of the NZXT Psu, but seasonic makes EXCELLENT Psu's. It is all about whats inside. thumb.gif

its not a bad rig at all i know cyber powers rep isn't the greatest or whatever but the parts where cheep and they had the 680 in stock when no one else did at that time so i said wth. its actually a really good pc i swapped the psu out for one of my own cuz i didnt feel like paying for a good one but aside from that everything is what i have gotten from them runs great airflow is decent ive oced the chip myself so its not like im paying an assload for something i can do myself and if you would bother to look my rig is pretty high end tbh.
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go with the 25ooK over 3570k after reading the reviews of the 3570K which clocks max till 4.6Ghz or 4.7Ghz i would say the 25ooK is better which clocks 5Ghz on air and 5.2+ when it goes wet wink.gif i would personal recommend you
i5-2500K + ASRock Z77 Extreme4 + Samsung 8GB
and if you dont mind a mATX motherboard and spending a little extra on the mobo then replace the motherboard is the
ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 $178.87 10% off w/ promo code ASUS419425, limited offer i have seen that motherboard overclock a 2500k like a dream i would higly recommend it thumb.gif

in a clock for clock comparison its not really much different a 3570k is @ 4.7 =2500k @ 5.0 ghz not saying im sure ivy is worth it but useing overclocking as a argument as to why you would rather have the 2500k? lol theres really not as much as a diffence as people think in that area not to mention atfer you pass 4.5 ghz you barley get a performance bump anyways.

have both chips at 4.6 and ivy would be 10 to 15 % better
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in a clock for clock comparison its not really much different a 3570k is @ 4.7 =2500k @ 5.0 ghz not saying im sure ivy is worth it but useing overclocking as a argument as to why you would rather have the 2500k? lol theres really not as much as a diffence as people think in that area not to mention atfer you pass 4.5 ghz you barley get a performance bump anyways.
have both chips at 4.6 and ivy would be 10 to 15 % better

Get the 3570K due to being able to activate PCI 3.0, not that you'll need it right now, but it is good to have.
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There is a 240GB Corsair Force SATA3 for $200 after rebates. Should I get that over the Intel or Samsung 120/128GB for $175-190? Are those Force SSDs bad? Thats a hell of a deal to pass up.
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Unfortunately, Corsair Force SSDs are plagued with driver issues, so it will cause you some grief. The Samsung is more reliable.
post #56 of 80
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Just ordered my Samsung 128GB 830 SSD. Build is starting to come together, lol.

● SSD - $136 - Samsung 830 128GB (ordered)
● PSU - $120 - SeaSonic X750 Fully Modular (ordered)
● MEM - $46 - Samsung Eco 30nm 2x4GB DDR3-1600 (ordered)
◌ GPU - $510 - EVGA GTX 680 (out of stock)
◌ CPU - $212 - Intel Core i5 3570K (4/29)
◌ BOX - $185 - NZXT Switch 810
◌ MBo - $145 - ASRock Z77 Extreme4
◌ HSF - $130 - XSPC Rasa RS240 (out of stock)
Total: $1484 $1548
Edited by tbris84 - 4/26/12 at 8:08pm
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Just ordered my Samsung 128GB 830 SSD. Build is starting to come together, lol.
● SSD - $136 - Samsung 830 128GB (ordered)
● PSU - $120 - SeaSonic X750 Fully Modular (ordered)
● MEM - $46 - Samsung Eco 30nm 2x4GB DDR3-1600 (ordered)
◌ GPU - $510 - EVGA GTX 680 (out of stock)
◌ CPU - $212 - Intel Core i5 3570K (4/29)
◌ BOX - $185 - NZXT Switch 810
◌ MBo - $145 - ASRock Z77 Extreme4
◌ HSF - $130 - XSPC Rasa RS240 (out of stock)
Total: $1484 $1548

Cool not bad. thumb.gif
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its not a bad rig at all i know cyber powers rep isn't the greatest or whatever but the parts where cheep and they had the 680 in stock when no one else did at that time so i said wth. its actually a really good pc i swapped the psu out for one of my own cuz i didnt feel like paying for a good one but aside from that everything is what i have gotten from them runs great airflow is decent ive oced the chip myself so its not like im paying an assload for something i can do myself and if you would bother to look my rig is pretty high end tbh.

I'm not trying to bash your pc. You are right it does have a 680 that was instock, but tell me what was the price? Because I'm sure it was more than building it yourself. I mean why would you put a 680 and 2700k in a NZXT 210? I put my girlfriends computer in a 210 and my spare in a 220. To everyman his own. It is a nice case in a sense of how much it costs, but I don't see why it couldn't of been a NZXT Phantom 410 or the bigger version.. If you are happy then thumb.gif all that matters.
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I'm not trying to bash your pc. You are right it does have a 680 that was instock, but tell me what was the price? Because I'm sure it was more than building it yourself. I mean why would you put a 680 and 2700k in a NZXT 210? I put my girlfriends computer in a 210 and my spare in a 220. To everyman his own. It is a nice case in a sense of how much it costs, but I don't see why it couldn't of been a NZXT Phantom 410 or the bigger version.. If you are happy then thumb.gif all that matters.

the system itself was about 1560 dollars with windows.
the GTX 680 is about 500 $ (anywhere)
the core i7 2700k is about 330 $ (newegg)
16 GB ram goes for alittle over 100 $ these days (new egg many brands)
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM (also 100 $ on newegg)
asus p8z68 motherboard is around 115 $ (microcenter has at that price)
nzxt 210 source is on newegg for 50 $
the corsair H50 (witch is the closest relative to my cooler witch cant be bought in anything that's not an oem system) is like 60 $ but you could find it for around 45 if u look.
both the mouse and keyboard where a doller where as buying them on there own with me like 20 $ for a mouse and keyboard combo.
psu was 800 watt conix witch ive never even heard of so i replaced with xfx 650 watt the 800 watt psu really only put out 520 watts or so so for comparisons sake,
but for comparisons sake lets say you can buy a garage 800 watt psu for 40 bucks or so LOL
and windows home premium oem is 100 $ at newegg
i also got a card reader a cd/dvd player/burner and an lg multi dvd burner (separate from the cddvd) so we will say like 50 bucks for that on the low end
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so about a $100 premium to have it built and shipped and what not.
thats not bad at all when you think about it.

P.s i chose the nzxt 210 because of my sense of aesthetics it looks good without being high profile it's also dirt cheap not only that but a case is a case imo
Edited by michaelcat41 - 4/27/12 at 2:14pm
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A case also needs to have proper cable management and good air flow.
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