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UPDATE: I ordered the monitor, SSD, and GPU so now I'm just waiting for them to arrive.

I started ordering the parts for my first desktop ever (only have laptops) about a week ago. I've gotten a few in, still waiting on some to arrive, and still haven't ordered a couple.

This is what I have so far,
CPU: i5 3570k
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77 V Pro
Case: Carbide 500r
PSU: SeaSonic X750w Gold
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600 CL8 Blue 2x4GB
Keyboard: Ducky Shine II White/Brown
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder

That's all I have right now so I still need,
Monitor: ASUS PB238Q 23" 1920x1080 IPS (ordered)
SSD: Samsung 830 256GB (ordered)
GPU: EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB (ordered)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i
OS: Win7 or Win8?

Hopefully I can snag one of the Corsair H100i's whenever they come back in stock, if not I'll probably just install the stock intel heatsink until I can get one. Any opinion on which OS I should get? I am going to try to get Win7 from my college for free but I might not be able to.

Plans for the rig:
Overclock the CPU to 4.0+ GHz
Overclock the GPU

Uses:
Gaming (SC2, Skyrim, and more)
Folding
Programming
Interweb
Home Theater

I'm pretty excited biggrin.gif

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Edited by Doggman - 11/8/12 at 11:59pm
1st Build
(14 items)
 
 
ASUS TF700T
(4 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k 4.1 GHz ASUS P8Z77 V Pro EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB G.Skill Ripjaw X CL8 Blue 2x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 Series 256GB Corsair H100i Windows 8 64bit Professional ASUS PB238Q 23" 1080p IPS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky DK9087 Shine II SeaSonic X750W Gold Corsair Carbide 500r Razer DeathAdder 
AudioAudio
Sony 5.1 Surround 1000W Astro A40 Audio System 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5 2415M 2.3GHz Intel HD3000 4GB 128GB SSD 
OS
Mac OS X 10.8.2 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core 1.6GHz 12-Core GPU 1GB 32GB 
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1st Build
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ASUS TF700T
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k 4.1 GHz ASUS P8Z77 V Pro EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB G.Skill Ripjaw X CL8 Blue 2x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 Series 256GB Corsair H100i Windows 8 64bit Professional ASUS PB238Q 23" 1080p IPS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky DK9087 Shine II SeaSonic X750W Gold Corsair Carbide 500r Razer DeathAdder 
AudioAudio
Sony 5.1 Surround 1000W Astro A40 Audio System 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5 2415M 2.3GHz Intel HD3000 4GB 128GB SSD 
OS
Mac OS X 10.8.2 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core 1.6GHz 12-Core GPU 1GB 32GB 
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post #2 of 21
nice build man, have the h100 p/p with typhoons 1850 and keeps me super cool at 4.6ghz, h100i looks to be even better. 3570k is a great gaming chip, pretty good folding too. personally run win7, but i hear if you run any of these windows 8 t 7 look can boot into desktop with win8 gains. nice build biggrin.gif
     
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz... ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB... ASUS EAH5870/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypre... CORSAIR Vengeance LP 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC I... SAMSUNG DVD Burner SATA Model SH-224BB - OEM COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 Microsoft Windows 7 - Home Premium 
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OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Gaming Power Supply 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC I... SAMSUNG DVD Burner SATA Model SH-224BB - OEM COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 Microsoft Windows 7 - Home Premium 
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OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Gaming Power Supply 
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post #3 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by king8654 View Post

nice build man, have the h100 p/p with typhoons 1850 and keeps me super cool at 4.6ghz, h100i looks to be even better. 3570k is a great gaming chip, pretty good folding too. personally run win7, but i hear if you run any of these windows 8 t 7 look can boot into desktop with win8 gains. nice build biggrin.gif

Thanks biggrin.gif

I need to research about all that push/pull stuff. Does that mean put fans on both sides of the radiator so that air is getting pushed and pulled through it? Right now I plan to put the H100i with stock fans in the top of my 500r and have them pull air in I guess. Would it be bad to have 1 exhaust fan and 4 120mm + 1 200mm intake fans? What about 4 120mm intakes and 1 200mm exhaust and 1 120mm exhaust?

Also I updated my original post, I ordered the monitor, GPU, and SSD a few minutes ago biggrin.gif
1st Build
(14 items)
 
 
ASUS TF700T
(4 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k 4.1 GHz ASUS P8Z77 V Pro EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB G.Skill Ripjaw X CL8 Blue 2x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 Series 256GB Corsair H100i Windows 8 64bit Professional ASUS PB238Q 23" 1080p IPS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky DK9087 Shine II SeaSonic X750W Gold Corsair Carbide 500r Razer DeathAdder 
AudioAudio
Sony 5.1 Surround 1000W Astro A40 Audio System 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5 2415M 2.3GHz Intel HD3000 4GB 128GB SSD 
OS
Mac OS X 10.8.2 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core 1.6GHz 12-Core GPU 1GB 32GB 
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1st Build
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ASUS TF700T
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k 4.1 GHz ASUS P8Z77 V Pro EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB G.Skill Ripjaw X CL8 Blue 2x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 Series 256GB Corsair H100i Windows 8 64bit Professional ASUS PB238Q 23" 1080p IPS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky DK9087 Shine II SeaSonic X750W Gold Corsair Carbide 500r Razer DeathAdder 
AudioAudio
Sony 5.1 Surround 1000W Astro A40 Audio System 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5 2415M 2.3GHz Intel HD3000 4GB 128GB SSD 
OS
Mac OS X 10.8.2 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core 1.6GHz 12-Core GPU 1GB 32GB 
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post #4 of 21
It's my experience that running fans in push/pull does not make a difference for radiator temps. My experience comes from water cooling 2 systems, my own and a friends I built for him. If you have extra fans its worth a shot and seeing if you get any temp difference, often times people do it for aesthetics. The other think you could consider is purchasing fans that are made for radiators, like Noctua nf-f12's or Corsair has some new SP120's which are very affordable (I opted for these in my friends build, and have Noctua's in my personal).

I think you'll be pleased with the 670FTW, I have one myself and it plays anything I throw at it completely maxed out graphics, with little to no sweat at all. It's a good alternative to the 680's and 7970's especially for the price difference.

well enjoy and let us know how it turns out. thumb.gif
Ivy Bridge
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i7 3770K ASUS Z77 Sabertooth GTX670 FTW Mushkin Blackline Ridgeback 16Gb kit 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial 128Gb SSD Caviar Black 1Tb Samsung 840 Evo Super Read Writer 
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post #5 of 21
Push refers to the fan blowing into the heatsink or radiator, and pull refers to the fan pulling air out. It really only makes a difference in large air heatsinks, because they have openings in the fins for the air to escape from the sides. Push/pull makes a nice linear stream of air across the fins. With a radiator, there isn't anywhere for the air to go but out the back, so the pull isn't really needed.
My System
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AMD 1800X Asus X370 Crosshair VI MSI 1080 Ti Gaming X 32GB GSkill 3200 CL14 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro Intel 730 WD RE3 Noctua DH-15 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Pro Qnix 1440p IPS 96Hz NEC PA272 27" 1440p Leopold FC660C Topre 
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Samsung 840 Pro Intel 730 WD RE3 Noctua DH-15 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Pro Qnix 1440p IPS 96Hz NEC PA272 27" 1440p Leopold FC660C Topre 
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EVGA 850W Supernova G2 Fractal Design Define R4 Logitech G502 ODAC + O2 
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post #6 of 21
Thread Starter 
Ordered the Corsair H100i this morning off Newegg. I now have everything on the way to my condo except an OS but I'm still going to try and get that for free from my college. I'm retarded excited about my new desktop... I've always been a closet nerd so this is pretty badass to me. Most powerful computer I've ever owned is this MBP and I've never had a desktop of my own. Will post more pics whenever more parts arrive.

I asked a question about airflow in the air cooling forum section. Here's a link to it if you want to help me out!!

http://www.overclock.net/t/1325508/need-advice-for-overall-system-airflow
1st Build
(14 items)
 
 
ASUS TF700T
(4 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k 4.1 GHz ASUS P8Z77 V Pro EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB G.Skill Ripjaw X CL8 Blue 2x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 Series 256GB Corsair H100i Windows 8 64bit Professional ASUS PB238Q 23" 1080p IPS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky DK9087 Shine II SeaSonic X750W Gold Corsair Carbide 500r Razer DeathAdder 
AudioAudio
Sony 5.1 Surround 1000W Astro A40 Audio System 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5 2415M 2.3GHz Intel HD3000 4GB 128GB SSD 
OS
Mac OS X 10.8.2 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core 1.6GHz 12-Core GPU 1GB 32GB 
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ASUS TF700T
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k 4.1 GHz ASUS P8Z77 V Pro EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB G.Skill Ripjaw X CL8 Blue 2x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 Series 256GB Corsair H100i Windows 8 64bit Professional ASUS PB238Q 23" 1080p IPS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky DK9087 Shine II SeaSonic X750W Gold Corsair Carbide 500r Razer DeathAdder 
AudioAudio
Sony 5.1 Surround 1000W Astro A40 Audio System 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5 2415M 2.3GHz Intel HD3000 4GB 128GB SSD 
OS
Mac OS X 10.8.2 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core 1.6GHz 12-Core GPU 1GB 32GB 
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post #7 of 21
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I got my RAM in yesterday and I decided to install the CPU and RAM this morning. Here is a picture.

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Colors matched up pretty good biggrin.gif
1st Build
(14 items)
 
 
ASUS TF700T
(4 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k 4.1 GHz ASUS P8Z77 V Pro EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB G.Skill Ripjaw X CL8 Blue 2x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 Series 256GB Corsair H100i Windows 8 64bit Professional ASUS PB238Q 23" 1080p IPS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky DK9087 Shine II SeaSonic X750W Gold Corsair Carbide 500r Razer DeathAdder 
AudioAudio
Sony 5.1 Surround 1000W Astro A40 Audio System 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5 2415M 2.3GHz Intel HD3000 4GB 128GB SSD 
OS
Mac OS X 10.8.2 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core 1.6GHz 12-Core GPU 1GB 32GB 
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1st Build
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ASUS TF700T
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k 4.1 GHz ASUS P8Z77 V Pro EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB G.Skill Ripjaw X CL8 Blue 2x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 Series 256GB Corsair H100i Windows 8 64bit Professional ASUS PB238Q 23" 1080p IPS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky DK9087 Shine II SeaSonic X750W Gold Corsair Carbide 500r Razer DeathAdder 
AudioAudio
Sony 5.1 Surround 1000W Astro A40 Audio System 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5 2415M 2.3GHz Intel HD3000 4GB 128GB SSD 
OS
Mac OS X 10.8.2 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core 1.6GHz 12-Core GPU 1GB 32GB 
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post #8 of 21
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1st Build
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ASUS TF700T
(4 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k 4.1 GHz ASUS P8Z77 V Pro EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB G.Skill Ripjaw X CL8 Blue 2x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 Series 256GB Corsair H100i Windows 8 64bit Professional ASUS PB238Q 23" 1080p IPS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky DK9087 Shine II SeaSonic X750W Gold Corsair Carbide 500r Razer DeathAdder 
AudioAudio
Sony 5.1 Surround 1000W Astro A40 Audio System 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5 2415M 2.3GHz Intel HD3000 4GB 128GB SSD 
OS
Mac OS X 10.8.2 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core 1.6GHz 12-Core GPU 1GB 32GB 
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1st Build
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ASUS TF700T
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k 4.1 GHz ASUS P8Z77 V Pro EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB G.Skill Ripjaw X CL8 Blue 2x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 Series 256GB Corsair H100i Windows 8 64bit Professional ASUS PB238Q 23" 1080p IPS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky DK9087 Shine II SeaSonic X750W Gold Corsair Carbide 500r Razer DeathAdder 
AudioAudio
Sony 5.1 Surround 1000W Astro A40 Audio System 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5 2415M 2.3GHz Intel HD3000 4GB 128GB SSD 
OS
Mac OS X 10.8.2 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core 1.6GHz 12-Core GPU 1GB 32GB 
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post #9 of 21
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Built it last night! I got home from college around 1AM for Thanksgiving break and started building. Finished around 6AM haha. Everything went smooth. Posting from it right now biggrin.gif

Stock Idle temps are 20-25 C.

Downloading some games as we speak though biggrin.gif

Does anyone have a CPU core usage monitor that they would recommend? Right now I'm using Task Manager.
1st Build
(14 items)
 
 
ASUS TF700T
(4 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k 4.1 GHz ASUS P8Z77 V Pro EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB G.Skill Ripjaw X CL8 Blue 2x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 Series 256GB Corsair H100i Windows 8 64bit Professional ASUS PB238Q 23" 1080p IPS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky DK9087 Shine II SeaSonic X750W Gold Corsair Carbide 500r Razer DeathAdder 
AudioAudio
Sony 5.1 Surround 1000W Astro A40 Audio System 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5 2415M 2.3GHz Intel HD3000 4GB 128GB SSD 
OS
Mac OS X 10.8.2 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core 1.6GHz 12-Core GPU 1GB 32GB 
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1st Build
(14 items)
 
 
ASUS TF700T
(4 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k 4.1 GHz ASUS P8Z77 V Pro EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB G.Skill Ripjaw X CL8 Blue 2x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 Series 256GB Corsair H100i Windows 8 64bit Professional ASUS PB238Q 23" 1080p IPS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky DK9087 Shine II SeaSonic X750W Gold Corsair Carbide 500r Razer DeathAdder 
AudioAudio
Sony 5.1 Surround 1000W Astro A40 Audio System 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5 2415M 2.3GHz Intel HD3000 4GB 128GB SSD 
OS
Mac OS X 10.8.2 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core 1.6GHz 12-Core GPU 1GB 32GB 
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post #10 of 21
Just wanted to say that your build is amazing. I love how you managed to match the color of the ram with the mobo. thumb.gif
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