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post #11 of 29
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Not built as of yet because first I need the parts for measuring purposes. The basic sketch is displayed in my first post tho
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First Time Build
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Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Quad-Core LGA 1155 AUSU P8Z77-V LK MSI GeForce GTX 670 Patriot Gamer 2 Series 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) Corsair Force Series 3 SSD Western Digital Black HDD ASUS 24X DVD Burner 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
2x (Outtake) SilenX EFX-10-12 100mm Effizio Qui... 2x (Intake) SilenX EFX-12-12 120mm Effizio Quie... 2x (Intake) 60mm Fans recycled from old rig Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS PA238Q 23" Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 Antec HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 White Oak and Stained Home Build 
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post #12 of 29
Here's a sim-build for you at your budget complete
$1500 sim~build (Click to show)
cpu Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K ~ $350 free shipping

hsf Enermax ETS-T40 T.B.SILENCE CPU Cooler(Side Flow) With PWM Twister Bearing Fan ~ $30 free shipping

pcb BIOSTAR TZ77XE3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS ~ $110-$10MIR= $100 free shipping

ram G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO ~ $46 free shipping

ssd Plextor M3 Series PX-128M3 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 5yr wrty ~ $130 free shipping

hdd Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ~ $110 free shipping

odd LG DVD Burner 24X Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM ~ $17 free shipping

psu PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80+ Silver Power Supply ~ $110-$20MIR = $90 free shipping

atx ZALMAN Z9 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ~ $50+4-$5MIR= $49 shipped

gpu GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card ~ $400 free shipping

mon Acer S231HLbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI LED-Backlight LCD monitor Slim Design ~ $ 150 free shipping

kbd Microsoft Desktop 400 5MH-00001 Black USB Wired Standard Keyboard w/ mouse ~ $ 20 free shipping

spk Logitech LS21 7 Watts RMS (FTC) 2.1 Stereo Speaker System - Black ~ $ 26 free shipping

Total ~ $1518 after rebate($35) ~ $1553 (shipped)
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post #13 of 29
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Sexy! Thanks thumb.gif



Edit: Off to take the plunge, I hope Fry's doesn't screw me haha
Edited by RebelL10N - 6/30/12 at 10:41am
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Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Quad-Core LGA 1155 AUSU P8Z77-V LK MSI GeForce GTX 670 Patriot Gamer 2 Series 
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G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) Corsair Force Series 3 SSD Western Digital Black HDD ASUS 24X DVD Burner 
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2x (Outtake) SilenX EFX-10-12 100mm Effizio Qui... 2x (Intake) SilenX EFX-12-12 120mm Effizio Quie... 2x (Intake) 60mm Fans recycled from old rig Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS PA238Q 23" Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 Antec HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 White Oak and Stained Home Build 
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Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Quad-Core LGA 1155 AUSU P8Z77-V LK MSI GeForce GTX 670 Patriot Gamer 2 Series 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) Corsair Force Series 3 SSD Western Digital Black HDD ASUS 24X DVD Burner 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
2x (Outtake) SilenX EFX-10-12 100mm Effizio Qui... 2x (Intake) SilenX EFX-12-12 120mm Effizio Quie... 2x (Intake) 60mm Fans recycled from old rig Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS PA238Q 23" Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 Antec HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 White Oak and Stained Home Build 
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post #14 of 29
Thread Starter 
Went to the store today and picked up the parts minus the Monitor and CPU (they were out of stock on the Ivy Bridge, and I guess Intel doesn't supply them a whole lot).

Check out the parts:

ASUS P8Z77-V-LX INTEL Z77 CHIPSET GPU BOOST & USB 3.0 LUCID VIRTU MVP - $130
ANTEC HCG-750 750W 80+ BRONZE QUAD +12V RAILS QUIET 135mm FAN - $98 [might return and order the 80+ Silver for $90 mir
WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB 7200rpm CAVIAR BLACK SATA/300 WD10000LSRTL - $120
CORSAIR 120GB FORCE3 550MB/S READ & 10MB/S WRITE - $130
MSI N670GTX-PM2DGD5/OC 956MHz 2048MB 3004MEM CLOCK - $400
DDR3 8GB (2X4GB) 1600MHz DUAL G2 CL9.9.9. GAMER HEAT SPREADER - $45
ENERMAX ETS-T40-TB 755/1156/1366/1155 AM2(+)/AM(+)/FM1 - $34
ASUS 24x DVD-RW SATA BLACK OEM - $25

Also got a wifi card and speakers that I'll probably end up returning. Anyone seeing blatant compatibility issues with these parts.
The CPU I will order will be Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
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Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Quad-Core LGA 1155 AUSU P8Z77-V LK MSI GeForce GTX 670 Patriot Gamer 2 Series 
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G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) Corsair Force Series 3 SSD Western Digital Black HDD ASUS 24X DVD Burner 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
2x (Outtake) SilenX EFX-10-12 100mm Effizio Qui... 2x (Intake) SilenX EFX-12-12 120mm Effizio Quie... 2x (Intake) 60mm Fans recycled from old rig Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS PA238Q 23" Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 Antec HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 White Oak and Stained Home Build 
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G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) Corsair Force Series 3 SSD Western Digital Black HDD ASUS 24X DVD Burner 
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2x (Outtake) SilenX EFX-10-12 100mm Effizio Qui... 2x (Intake) SilenX EFX-12-12 120mm Effizio Quie... 2x (Intake) 60mm Fans recycled from old rig Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS PA238Q 23" Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 Antec HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 White Oak and Stained Home Build 
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post #15 of 29
Am I the only here who saw the custom built wooden computer case lol.

Sounds sweet, but how practical/functional is it?
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post #16 of 29
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You'd probably be the first. I have a thread dedicated to the design of the case. Practicality-wise, I'd say since wood is one of the most common building materials around (not to mention beautiful) that this should be relatively straight forward and affordable. Plus why go through all the fuss of a making a new rig if the shell isn't completely custom? My thoughts at least.
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Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Quad-Core LGA 1155 AUSU P8Z77-V LK MSI GeForce GTX 670 Patriot Gamer 2 Series 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) Corsair Force Series 3 SSD Western Digital Black HDD ASUS 24X DVD Burner 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
2x (Outtake) SilenX EFX-10-12 100mm Effizio Qui... 2x (Intake) SilenX EFX-12-12 120mm Effizio Quie... 2x (Intake) 60mm Fans recycled from old rig Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS PA238Q 23" Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 Antec HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 White Oak and Stained Home Build 
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Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Quad-Core LGA 1155 AUSU P8Z77-V LK MSI GeForce GTX 670 Patriot Gamer 2 Series 
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G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) Corsair Force Series 3 SSD Western Digital Black HDD ASUS 24X DVD Burner 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
2x (Outtake) SilenX EFX-10-12 100mm Effizio Qui... 2x (Intake) SilenX EFX-12-12 120mm Effizio Quie... 2x (Intake) 60mm Fans recycled from old rig Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS PA238Q 23" Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 Antec HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 White Oak and Stained Home Build 
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post #17 of 29
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Originally Posted by RebelL10N View Post

Went to the store today and picked up the parts minus the Monitor and CPU (they were out of stock on the Ivy Bridge, and I guess Intel doesn't supply them a whole lot).
Check out the parts:
ASUS P8Z77-V-LX INTEL Z77 CHIPSET GPU BOOST & USB 3.0 LUCID VIRTU MVP - $130
ANTEC HCG-750 750W 80+ BRONZE QUAD +12V RAILS QUIET 135mm FAN - $98 [might return and order the 80+ Silver for $90 mir
WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB 7200rpm CAVIAR BLACK SATA/300 WD10000LSRTL - $120
CORSAIR 120GB FORCE3 550MB/S READ & 10MB/S WRITE - $130
MSI N670GTX-PM2DGD5/OC 956MHz 2048MB 3004MEM CLOCK - $400
DDR3 8GB (2X4GB) 1600MHz DUAL G2 CL9.9.9. GAMER HEAT SPREADER - $45
ENERMAX ETS-T40-TB 755/1156/1366/1155 AM2(+)/AM(+)/FM1 - $34
ASUS 24x DVD-RW SATA BLACK OEM - $25
Also got a wifi card and speakers that I'll probably end up returning. Anyone seeing blatant compatibility issues with these parts.
The CPU I will order will be Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

your weak link is the motherboard you have choosen does not support a full SLI pcie lane, minimum should be x8x8, it means the motherboard you choose will be just good for single videocard, and the VRM area of the board does not have any heatsink, as any good OC motherboard, it should have, you can still OC the cpu but not that long, or it will overheat and shorten the lifespan of the mobo.

the rest of the parts are fine.
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Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD102UJ 1TB/16MB Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB/64MB LG GH22NS70 DVDRW SATA (Black) OEM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Cooler Master SickleFlow 120mm Red LED Fan  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1  Philips 32PFL 3605/98 LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 Mushkin Enhanced Joule 800W 80+ Silver Cooler Master Elite RC-311 Razer DeathAdder 
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Razer Goliathus Control DIGITUS 5.1 Surround Home Theater System - DA-1... 
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AMD Phenom II X4 840  Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H  Kingston Value RAM DDR3 1333 (2x2GB)  Samsung Spinpoint 3 HD103SJ 1TB/32MB  
Optical DriveCoolingMonitorMonitor
Lite-On iHBS112-29 12X 3D Internal Blu-Ray Writer  3R System Iceage 120 Boss II  LG Series LH70 32" (32LH70YR) Full HD LCD TV Asus 18.5" VH197D LED  
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Genius Keyboard Spillproof  FSP Supersonic 550W  Aopen Nagas G3  Edifier Speaker Aurora 2.1 
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Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD102UJ 1TB/16MB Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB/64MB LG GH22NS70 DVDRW SATA (Black) OEM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Cooler Master SickleFlow 120mm Red LED Fan  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1  Philips 32PFL 3605/98 LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 Mushkin Enhanced Joule 800W 80+ Silver Cooler Master Elite RC-311 Razer DeathAdder 
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Razer Goliathus Control DIGITUS 5.1 Surround Home Theater System - DA-1... 
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Lite-On iHBS112-29 12X 3D Internal Blu-Ray Writer  3R System Iceage 120 Boss II  LG Series LH70 32" (32LH70YR) Full HD LCD TV Asus 18.5" VH197D LED  
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Genius Keyboard Spillproof  FSP Supersonic 550W  Aopen Nagas G3  Edifier Speaker Aurora 2.1 
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Thread Starter 
Okay, so my question then is, what is the average lifespan of motherboards? Is it possible that in five to eight years from now I'll be needing a new one anyways and can upgrade to one to the SLi then? As of right now, all my purposes will be fulfilled while running only one video card. That does kind of tick me though, as they sold me a lesser product for an escalated price (makes sense though as they need to turn a hefty profit somewhere). I will likely return this unit regardless and order one online, is the BIOSTAR still your recommended motherboard of choice? Is it fully compatible with my current parts and does it include the best VRM TDP??
Edited by RebelL10N - 7/1/12 at 8:13am
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Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Quad-Core LGA 1155 AUSU P8Z77-V LK MSI GeForce GTX 670 Patriot Gamer 2 Series 
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G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) Corsair Force Series 3 SSD Western Digital Black HDD ASUS 24X DVD Burner 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
2x (Outtake) SilenX EFX-10-12 100mm Effizio Qui... 2x (Intake) SilenX EFX-12-12 120mm Effizio Quie... 2x (Intake) 60mm Fans recycled from old rig Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS PA238Q 23" Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 Antec HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 White Oak and Stained Home Build 
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Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Quad-Core LGA 1155 AUSU P8Z77-V LK MSI GeForce GTX 670 Patriot Gamer 2 Series 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) Corsair Force Series 3 SSD Western Digital Black HDD ASUS 24X DVD Burner 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
2x (Outtake) SilenX EFX-10-12 100mm Effizio Qui... 2x (Intake) SilenX EFX-12-12 120mm Effizio Quie... 2x (Intake) 60mm Fans recycled from old rig Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS PA238Q 23" Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 Antec HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 White Oak and Stained Home Build 
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Okay, so my question then is, what is the average lifespan of motherboards? Is it possible that in five to eight years from now I'll be needing a new one anyways and can upgrade to one to the SLi then? As of right now, all my purposes will be fulfilled right now with only one video card. That does kind of tick me though, as they sold me a lesser product for an escalated price (makes sense though as they need to turn a hefty profit somewhere). I will likely return this unit regardless and order one online, is the BIOSTAR still your recommended motherboard of choice? Is it fully compatible with my current parts and does it include the best VRM TDP??

I would say it is very likely that your motherboard will still function 100% 8 years from now (baring any spillage on it).Now if this motherboard will be capable to do whatever vodoo is worked up 8 years from now,I will not even take a stab at.
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So is there any real need for me to upgrade to PCi?
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Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Quad-Core LGA 1155 AUSU P8Z77-V LK MSI GeForce GTX 670 Patriot Gamer 2 Series 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) Corsair Force Series 3 SSD Western Digital Black HDD ASUS 24X DVD Burner 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
2x (Outtake) SilenX EFX-10-12 100mm Effizio Qui... 2x (Intake) SilenX EFX-12-12 120mm Effizio Quie... 2x (Intake) 60mm Fans recycled from old rig Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS PA238Q 23" Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 Antec HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 White Oak and Stained Home Build 
MouseAudio
HAVIT HV-MS732 Gaming Mouse Sentey GS-4531 Gaming Headset 
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