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post #91 of 125
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Updated list

Under consideration still- Power supply, monitor , video card(between the evga SC 680, msi lightning 7970, and sapphire viper x 7970).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z77 MPOWER ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($21.89 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($389.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1596.81
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-13 18:46 EDT-0400)
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post #92 of 125
Definitely the Sapphire 7970 wink.gif I'd also at least research the Asrock Z77 Extreme6. I've been directly involved with refining the UEFI on all of Asrocks P67, Z68, and Z77 UEFIs so I can guarantee its damn near flawless and should you get a problem let me know and I'll tell you how to fix it or if its a new problem pass it on to my Asrock contacts. As you don't list it I assume you aren't sure, but I strongly recommend the G-Skill RipjawsX memory, G-Skill are by far the best to buy right now followed closely by Geil. Just stay away from the G-Skill Ares series of memory, its fickle right now.
post #93 of 125
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Originally Posted by Hyperion. View Post

Updated list
Under consideration still- Power supply, monitor , video card(between the evga SC 680, msi lightning 7970, and sapphire viper x 7970).
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z77 MPOWER ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($21.89 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($389.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1596.81
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-13 18:46 EDT-0400)

The Antec TPN 750 is $79.99 right now on the Egg. It is a very good unit and is partially modular, which may help a bit with cable management if you don't need all the cables provided.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371025

Additionally, as a storage drive the 1TB Caviar Blue may be a better option considering the noticeable difference between the black and blue are minimal, especially with an SSD as the OS drive. The Black is definitely faster, but not by a great margin. At the current price point the Caviar Black is a better buy, as it is only a few dollars more. If the pricing changes before you buy all your parts, and there is a greater gap between the Caviar Blue and Black, keep that as a consideration.
Edited by Mattb2e - 9/13/12 at 6:27pm
post #94 of 125
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Originally Posted by Hyperion. View Post

Updated list
Under consideration still- Power supply, monitor , video card(between the evga SC 680, msi lightning 7970, and sapphire viper x 7970).
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z77 MPOWER ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($21.89 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($389.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1596.81
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-13 18:46 EDT-0400)

Seagate 1.5TB 69.99 after 20 dollar rebate - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148337
post #95 of 125
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Definitely the Sapphire 7970 wink.gif I'd also at least research the Asrock Z77 Extreme6. I've been directly involved with refining the UEFI on all of Asrocks P67, Z68, and Z77 UEFIs so I can guarantee its damn near flawless and should you get a problem let me know and I'll tell you how to fix it or if its a new problem pass it on to my Asrock contacts. As you don't list it I assume you aren't sure, but I strongly recommend the G-Skill RipjawsX memory, G-Skill are by far the best to buy right now followed closely by Geil. Just stay away from the G-Skill Ares series of memory, its fickle right now.

I will definitely keep that in mind. I am getting more dead set on the MSI board tho just because i like the features that come with it. lol its also funny you say that about the memory. I didn't list any(was going to get the Samsung) because the motherboard comes with the G-skill ares ram you just said was horrible. I planned to just get different ram down the road in a few months.

mattb2e
I will keep that in mind thank you for the suggestion

logicpwn
I have been advised against that hdd. I have heard its not reliable and fails. Is this at all true and can you recommend it from experience?
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 SSD Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
Asus VG236H 120hz Asus VH236h 60hz Rosewill Capstone 750W 80 PLUS Gold Cooler Master HAF 932 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 SSD Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
Asus VG236H 120hz Asus VH236h 60hz Rosewill Capstone 750W 80 PLUS Gold Cooler Master HAF 932 
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post #96 of 125
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I have been advised against that hdd. I have heard its not reliable and fails. Is this at all true and can you recommend it from experience?

Nope I am still pricing around to. I haven't heard too much but personally I just dropped my HDD for a full SSD setup.
post #97 of 125
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Nope I am still pricing around to. I haven't heard too much but personally I just dropped my HDD for a full SSD setup.

Congrats man that sounds pretty bad ass. I might end up doing that later but not right now.
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 SSD Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
Asus VG236H 120hz Asus VH236h 60hz Rosewill Capstone 750W 80 PLUS Gold Cooler Master HAF 932 
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Samsung 830 SSD Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 
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post #98 of 125
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Thinking about going with the capstone 750w based on a recommendation from the psu sub forum. Anyone have any thoughts on this or any experience with this psu?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182264
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 SSD Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 
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post #99 of 125
While I do not have experience with that specific unit, I have purchased a Rosewill PSU in the past for my brother's gaming rig. It is still going strong 3 years later, and it wasn't as great a performer as the one your looking at.

Jonnyguru rates it pretty high, and they have no negative things to say about the unit other than price, thats pretty uncommon from them. If Jonnyguru rates it high, and the guys in the PSU sub forum are suggesting it, I would go for it biggrin.gif.
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While I do not have experience with that specific unit, I have purchased a Rosewill PSU in the past for my brother's gaming rig. It is still going strong 3 years later, and it wasn't as great a performer as the one your looking at.
Jonnyguru rates it pretty high, and they have no negative things to say about the unit other than price, thats pretty uncommon from them. If Jonnyguru rates it high, and the guys in the PSU sub forum are suggesting it, I would go for it biggrin.gif.

will do thank you!
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 SSD Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
Asus VG236H 120hz Asus VH236h 60hz Rosewill Capstone 750W 80 PLUS Gold Cooler Master HAF 932 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 SSD Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
Asus VG236H 120hz Asus VH236h 60hz Rosewill Capstone 750W 80 PLUS Gold Cooler Master HAF 932 
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