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Hey, I am new here.

I am currently trying to put together a new rig.
So far, I plan to get the following:

Case: Nzxt Phantom, The full tower
CPU:i5-3570k
Ram:Patriot Viper Black Mamba 16gb(4x4)
GPU: Evga GTX 670
Motherboard: Z77X-UD3H
PSU: Corsair AX850

My only problem left now is that I can't decide on what cooling to get. I have looked into the Hyper 212 Evo and well, H60/H80/H100.
I haven't really thought about overclocking quite yet. I wouldn't know by how much even if I do, for I am a noob. biggrin.gif

Please give me your insights
post #2 of 14
Single video card? Then that PSU is way overkill.

I'm currently using a closed loop cooler and I'm starting to get the itch to return to air cooling. I used to own a 212+, and it was incredible. Way more than enough for a small overclock, and even for moderate overclocks. The 3570k doesn't go crazy on heat, anyways.
    
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3570K is a great CPU, but if you think you'll get into overclocking the 2500K is a much better choice in the sense that it tends to run cooler and most can reach higher stable clocks than the 3570K. You'd definitely want to get a nice air cooler like the Noctua NH-D14 unless you get at least an H80.
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post #4 of 14
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Haha, maybe it is an overkill but I might just end up getting another card when I have some more cash. I just checked out the Noctua and it seems really massive. And I thought the hyper 212 was. If i were to get it, would it end up blocking my rams or anything?
post #5 of 14
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Haha, maybe it is an overkill but I might just end up getting another card when I have some more cash. I just checked out the Noctua and it seems really massive. And I thought the hyper 212 was. If i were to get it, would it end up blocking my rams or anything?

according to one review in kitguru this mamba 2133 rams will fit underneath DH-14, not sure though?, anyway it has a nice review for 2133 speed, newegg is selling the 1866 8GB dual kit for only $49 which is ~$10 more to any cheaper 1600 speed (wait its currently with $10 rebate, same price as its 1600 speed), if you like settle for the 8GB dual (2x4GB) for the mean time, since most games will not used up more than 4GB, 8GB is more than enough, upgrade later if required.

for a psu get the on sale corsair HX750, ~ $127 after rebate, its also 80+ gold, its more than enough wattage even for a gtx 680 SLI

the savings from psu & ram buy a H80 or even H100.
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post #6 of 14
I think the 2500k/3570k is a wash. The 2500k overclocks better, but the 3570k is a little faster. With both being about equal, get the newer tech, 3570k biggrin.gif
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post #7 of 14
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I think the 2500k/3570k is a wash. The 2500k overclocks better, but the 3570k is a little faster. With both being about equal, get the newer tech, 3570k biggrin.gif

You post has made me think now should I just get another 2500k for the folding rig that I am going to be building or the 3570?headscratch.gif
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post #8 of 14
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I ended up getting the 3750k still since it was on sale for me, 210$ frown.gif Does it really matter where its manufactured? I got mine from Costa Rica
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What is this computer used for?

If its for gaming, which seems like it, get only one set of the Ram. all you need is 8gb.

Go for the AX650 instead of the AX850. 650w is all you need nowadays. you can run 670 SLI.

money saved: grab a better motherboard. Get the Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H

all you need is a the 212 Evo...will get you to 4.5 ghz under 1.35v easy with a better board like the Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H.

as for the case, not a big fan of the full tower. its mainly used for full watercooling and mulitple gpu set ups (3-4 gpus). that why they came out with the phantom 410. if you just like the looks save yourself more money and go for the smaller sibling... its better for air cooling as well.

FYI: the Noctua NH-D14 will fit with those ram. I have it in my own computer =)
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post #10 of 14
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I ended up getting the 3750k still since it was on sale for me, 210$ frown.gif Does it really matter where its manufactured? I got mine from Costa Rica

I believe all Intel chips are manufactured in Costa Rica, including the 3960X. I was just there a month ago for my wife and my honeymoon. great place biggrin.gif.
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