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post #11 of 16
if you're near a microcenter you might be able to pick up a i7 2700K for $229.99 before tax. i did. then go to geeks.com and grab a refurbished 1155 board. thumb.gif

http://www.geeks.com/products_sc.asp?cat=1263

edit: the price showed $249.99 but upon check out the real price showed up. but you have to pick it up.
Edited by rdr09 - 9/3/12 at 6:33pm
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Here are my recommendations for your build.

PSU: SeaSonic 650w Gold
MOBO: ASRock OC Formula
RAM: Corsair Platinum or Crucial Ballistix
GPU: GTX 670 MSI PE
Case: HAF XM
Cooling: Corsair H100

All of these are great components. I picked the ASRock because I think it looks awesome.
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Alright, thanks for those.
I haven't looked into cooling too much. I've been wondering air vs liquid. Sound isn't a huge deal but I'm definitely not using the stock CPU cooler.
How about these cases?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811822011
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811822012
Don't know the brand, but the don't look too bad and are really cheap.

Not sure about those cases. I'm a case nut myself so I like to have awesome cases. I've switched my case 4 times in the past year tongue.gif. THe main thing I would look for if I were you would be cable management. It will keep your build looking tidy but will also help improve your airflow.

As for your cpu cooler liquid > air. But the closed loop units only perform on par or a bit better then the best air coolers. Some you may want to look into are the Thermaltake water 2.0, Corsair H100 or H80, Antec Kuler 920, 620. I'm not too experienced with air coolers but I know 2 popular ones are Noctua NH-D14 and the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ or 212 evo. I'm using the 212+ right now it is particularly cheap and does a pretty good job. smile.gif
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post #14 of 16
Are you sure you need an i7? If you're not going to do that much rendering/high CPU use tasks, an i5 3570k is more than enough for gaming. I would get an Asrock Z77 Extreme4 and a better graphics card than you could with a pricier motherboard.
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Originally Posted by Amateur OCer View Post

I like the Rosewill Challenger It has good cooling, tool-less drive bays, and painted interior for only $50.
If you are going to overclock that unlocked CPU, I would invest in some good aftermarket cooling, as Ivy Bridge CPUs tend to get very hot.
If you want to go with water cooling, try Corsair's H80
If you want to stick to air, try Coolermaster's ever-popular Hyper 212 Evo

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post

if you're near a microcenter you might be able to pick up a i7 2700K for $229.99 before tax. i did. then go to geeks.com and grab a refurbished 1155 board. thumb.gif
http://www.geeks.com/products_sc.asp?cat=1263
edit: the price showed $249.99 but upon check out the real price showed up. but you have to pick it up.

I'm definitely going with the 3770k
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Here are my recommendations for your build.
PSU: SeaSonic 650w Gold
MOBO: ASRock OC Formula
RAM: Corsair Platinum or Crucial Ballistix
GPU: GTX 670 MSI PE
Case: HAF XM
Cooling: Corsair H100
All of these are great components. I picked the ASRock because I think it looks awesome.

Thank you!
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Not sure about those cases. I'm a case nut myself so I like to have awesome cases. I've switched my case 4 times in the past year tongue.gif. THe main thing I would look for if I were you would be cable management. It will keep your build looking tidy but will also help improve your airflow.
As for your cpu cooler liquid > air. But the closed loop units only perform on par or a bit better then the best air coolers. Some you may want to look into are the Thermaltake water 2.0, Corsair H100 or H80, Antec Kuler 920, 620. I'm not too experienced with air coolers but I know 2 popular ones are Noctua NH-D14 and the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ or 212 evo. I'm using the 212+ right now it is particularly cheap and does a pretty good job. smile.gif

Yea I know what you mean. I have the XClio A380. Anyone who sees it gets their mind blown. Then I tell them that the insides aren't really good. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by pr0totype View Post

Are you sure you need an i7? If you're not going to do that much rendering/high CPU use tasks, an i5 3570k is more than enough for gaming. I would get an Asrock Z77 Extreme4 and a better graphics card than you could with a pricier motherboard.

I'll be doing rendering. I also do mathematical/etc calculations.
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post #16 of 16
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Alright, I'm about to check out on Newegg.

Case - Thermaltake Overseer RX-I
PSU - COOLMAX ZU Series ZU-900B 900W
CPU - Intel Core-i7 3770k (Someone on overclock.net reached out to sell one to me for $300)
RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2x8GB) 1866
Mobo - Asus Sabertooth Z77
Cooler - Corsair H100
GPU - MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB
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