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Okay thanks a lot guys, here's how my build looks and what it probably will stay at:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.90 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1120.82
Again, that's not the case I'm getting and I'm willing to spend more on the case now (around $110) since I still have a bunch left on my budget ($1500). I really don't see how I could upgrade this build any more, is there anything really? I'll probably settle with this but I'd appreciate any suggestions cause I do still have a couple hundred left on my budget. Keep in mind that I'm only going to game, no video editing or rendering so an i7 really isn't a viable upgrade.

Great build. Only thing I would get is a better CPU cooler and swap out the ram for some samsung low voltage ram. And don't foget to grab an additional HDD for your data. Grab whatever case you absolutely love since your budget permits it.
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post #12 of 21
pretty good i like the build now biggrin.gif
as for case I HIGHLY suggest a fractal design define XL, corsair carbide 400r/500r, or a Cooler Master Storm Trooper. All are excellent cases (imo) in terms of aesthetics and features
    
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post #13 of 21
^The Corsair Carbides and the CM Storm are extremely flimsy cases. Pretty, yes. Features, yes. Overpriced, very. tiredsmiley.gif

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Originally Posted by Flangdoogler View Post

Okay thanks a lot guys, here's how my build looks and what it probably will stay at:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.90 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1120.82

Again, that's not the case I'm getting and I'm willing to spend more on the case now (around $110) since I still have a bunch left on my budget ($1500). I really don't see how I could upgrade this build any more, is there anything really? I'll probably settle with this but I'd appreciate any suggestions cause I do still have a couple hundred left on my budget. Keep in mind that I'm only going to game, no video editing or rendering so an i7 really isn't a viable upgrade.

MicroCenter had a deal for $50 off a mobo + 3570K combo the last time I looked.
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post #14 of 21
Go with a Intel 520 SSD instead. Way faster and just as stable.

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Can you please provide proof before making such claims sandwiches?
post #16 of 21
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Can you please provide proof before making such claims sandwiches?

It's an in-store deal. Everyone got it when IB came out...
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post #17 of 21
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^The Corsair Carbides and the CM Storm are extremely flimsy cases. Pretty, yes. Features, yes. Overpriced, very. tiredsmiley.gif
MicroCenter had a deal for $50 off a mobo + 3570K combo the last time I looked.

I am not going to agree with u on flimsy. They are rock solid cases with tons of features that make it worth the price (especially if they are discounted biggrin.gif )
    
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post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by samwiches View Post

^The Corsair Carbides and the CM Storm are extremely flimsy cases. Pretty, yes. Features, yes. Overpriced, very. tiredsmiley.gif
MicroCenter had a deal for $50 off a mobo + 3570K combo the last time I looked.

I am not going to agree with u on flimsy. They are rock solid cases with tons of features that make it worth the price (especially if they are discounted biggrin.gif )

Maybe this is what azeem was referring to.

I've been to Fry's and MicroCenter, have put my hands on the Storm, the various Carbides and the NZXT cases, and they are definitely made to be "lightweight" you could say. But they bend, flex, skew and dent very easily. They are not the kind of cases that hold up over time, receiving build after build like an Antec or Lian Li.

The features and design touches are all great but the bosses at these companies have obviously trimmed costs and left their cases very overpriced. I'm only a Carbide 300R owner because it was $55 on Craigslist. tongue.gif
Edited by samwiches - 5/17/12 at 8:50pm
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post #19 of 21
I would not worry about overclocking there would be no need for it. People only overclock to get extra performance or just for fun smile.gif
post #20 of 21
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It's an in-store deal. Everyone got it when IB came out...
I was referring to your case claims.
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