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post #11 of 15
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Taking some recommendations into consideration and I have this right now:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($112.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($113.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($437.86 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Gun Metal) ATX Full Tower Case ($199.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Kingwin 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($25.97 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1698.73
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-06-10 16:12 EDT-0400)

Monitor I am not sure on, definitely going to get one of the Korean monitors just not sure if i want to go through eBay or get the one from Microcenter. Either way its about $400 to add so it will come out to be around $2,100 which fits just fine for what I want to spend.

I keep seeing people recommend the rasa kits for a cooler, would it be better to get one of those kits instead of the H100?
post #12 of 15
If you want to OC past 4.5 GHz and get a minimal fps increase, go on ahead, but if you want efficiency, oc it to 4.2 GHz on an EVO.
post #13 of 15
If you can get the i5 at Microcenter, you are qualified for a $50 off if you purchase a Z77 board there

I think you're over paying for the DVD drive. The max I would pay for 1 is $18. Samsung, LG are both reliable.

Rasa kits are better, but you have to maintain it, unlike the H series

Why don't you get this PSU? http://ncix.com/products/?sku=64382&vpn=OCZ-ZT750W&manufacture=OCZ%20Technology&promoid=1060
post #14 of 15
the raza kits are good but imo get a raystorm kit better pump better rez compression fittings and cpu waterblock and yes you have to maintain it but I litterally just change the water once a year and enjoy great temps tongue.gif
post #15 of 15
heres a build with 2 EVGA 4GB 670s. theres no OS in there. u'll hav to get it from somewhere else tongue.gif

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($112.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASrock Z77 Extreme4 (134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Samsung 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($14.49 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($113.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($484.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($484.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: NZXT 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($125.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1979.38
Gaming Rig 2012
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel core i7 3770k ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe Radeon HD 7970 G.SKILL Ripjaws 16GB 2400 Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256 GB Arctic Accelero 7970 (gpu aftermarket cooler) Windows 7 home premium 64 bit Apple LED Cinema Display 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LXH-WG541 Razer Black Widow ultimate Seasonic x series Thermaltake Chaser MK-I 
MouseMouse PadAudio
R.A.T 7 Razer Galiathus alpha Beats Studio 
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Gaming Rig 2012
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel core i7 3770k ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe Radeon HD 7970 G.SKILL Ripjaws 16GB 2400 Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256 GB Arctic Accelero 7970 (gpu aftermarket cooler) Windows 7 home premium 64 bit Apple LED Cinema Display 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LXH-WG541 Razer Black Widow ultimate Seasonic x series Thermaltake Chaser MK-I 
MouseMouse PadAudio
R.A.T 7 Razer Galiathus alpha Beats Studio 
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