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Hey guys,

After viewing the pros and cons of new Ivy chips, I have decided to rebuild my PC. My budget is around $1200. Is this a good build? Any suggestions on the cooler?

Thx:)

1)Motherboard: P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard - $190 (Micro Center)

2)CPU: Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor - $190 (Micro Center)

3)Video Card: 012-P3-1571-KR NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1280MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card - $310

4)Ram:
CORSAIR CMX6GX3M3C1600C7(XMP) 6GB ( 3x 2GB ) DS - - 7-8-7-20 or
CORSAIR CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8(XMP) 8GB ( 2x 4GB ) DS - - 8-8-8-24
$65 (newegg)

5)CPU Fan: Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler - $120

6)Sys Hard Drive: OCZ Technology Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-60G SSD Series 60GB SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with SandForce 2281 Controller - $80

7)Power Supply: EarthWatts Green Series 650 Watt ATX 12V Power Supply - $90

8)Case: CM 690 II Advanced Mid Tower ATX Computer Case - $90

Total: $1135
post #2 of 9
I would say try to fit in a gtx 670 in there instead of the gtx 570. You get a nice performance boost for only $90 more.

You could probably save 90 bucks by going with a hyper 212+ or save a little less with a better air cooler. Because unless you are going to take off the IHS of your cpu and replace the TIM, there won't be much difference between an H100 and a hyper 212 with IVY.

I wouldn't go for the 3x2gb of ram, go with the 2x4gb of ram because ivy uses dual channel ram, not tri-channel.
Edited by icehotshot - 6/13/12 at 9:12pm
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Motherboard
Swap it out for an Asrock Extrem4 or an Asrock Extreme6 and save a bit of money while still getting a great board.

Graphics Card
Definitely go with a 670. 2gb of VRAM should suffice unless you plan on going surround.

RAM
Neither of those RAM kits are all that great. Here is the link. They are very low voltage and can easily overclock to over 1866. Some have even gone to 2400mhz.

Cooler
Depending on the budget you have left I would say go for a Rasa kit. If you don't want to go full water cooling then look into getting a Noctua D14 or maybe a Silver Arrow with a nice pair of fans. They will perform about the same as the H100 and take up less space.

SSD
Aside from the Intel SSDs I would avoid all Sandforce controllers. Look at getting a Crucial M4 or a Samsung 830. If you're just going to be doing a boot drive then get a 64gb but if you are a photoshop person then you may want to go ahead and get a 128gb.

Power Supply
That power supply is a bit overpriced IMO. Check this one out. It's nothing special feature wise but it is still a solid performer and will easily push your rig.
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Here is the build I would go for with that budget:
CPU
Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor - $190 (Micro Center)

Motherboard
Asrock Extreme 4 $134.99 Link

RAM
Samsung 2x4gb $47.99 Lik

Graphics Card
Gigabyte GTX 670 2gb $399.99 Link

Power Supply
Antec NEO Eco 620 $69.99 Link

Case
CM 690 II Advanced Mid Tower ATX Computer Case - $90

SSD
Crucial M4 128gb $124.99 Link

HDD
Western Digital Caviar Green 1tb $95.99 Link

CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO $34.99 Link

Total: $1188.93+Shipping
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thx dude, i am looking into these parts:) thumb.gif
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I agree with the cooler recommendation biggrin.gif.

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Definitely trade out the h100 for a GTX 670.
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Originally Posted by hanghang2012 View Post

Hey guys,
After viewing the pros and cons of new Ivy chips, I have decided to rebuild my PC. My budget is around $1200. Is this a good build? Any suggestions on the cooler?
Thx:)
1)Motherboard: P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard - $190 (Micro Center)
2)CPU: Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor - $190 (Micro Center)
3)Video Card: 012-P3-1571-KR NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1280MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card - $310
4)Ram:
CORSAIR CMX6GX3M3C1600C7(XMP) 6GB ( 3x 2GB ) DS - - 7-8-7-20 or
CORSAIR CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8(XMP) 8GB ( 2x 4GB ) DS - - 8-8-8-24
$65 (newegg)
5)CPU Fan: Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler - $120
6)Sys Hard Drive: OCZ Technology Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-60G SSD Series 60GB SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with SandForce 2281 Controller - $80
7)Power Supply: EarthWatts Green Series 650 Watt ATX 12V Power Supply - $90
8)Case: CM 690 II Advanced Mid Tower ATX Computer Case - $90
Total: $1135

dude you can get a lot of those things at a better price.

look at slickdeals or the onlinedeal section.
there was a 600w modular power supply for ~$40 AR
SSDs are cheap now you can get a 128gb for ~$90. missed the samsung 830 128gb sale at newegg for 89.99 but there will be more.
the H100 isnt really worth it at that price. but its up to you.
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