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post #11 of 16

take a look at this,

 

CPU - i5 3570K - $220

Mobo - Gigabyte Z77X - UD5H - $180

GPU - XFX DD HD 7950 Ghz Black Edition - $315 after MIR

RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws X 8 Gb- $40

PSU - Corsair Enthusiastic series 750W - $100 after MIR

SSD - Samsung 830 - $90

HDD - WD Black 1Tb - $80

Cooler - Hyper 212+ -$20 after MIR

Edit: forgot the case - Haf 912 - $60

Total: $1,105 after MIRs

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post #12 of 16
Here is what I came up with. Do note though you can change the cpu cooler and I threw in the SSD for better OS speeds and helps with certain tasks. But both are optional.

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Originally Posted by CyberDemonz101 View Post

Here is what I came up with. Do note though you can change the cpu cooler and I threw in the SSD for better OS speeds and helps with certain tasks. But both are optional.

This is what I came up with. Trying to get others opinions on it atm.

CPU $215
Intel Core i5 3570k
Motherboard $140
Biostar TZ77XE4
Ram $80
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB)
HDD $80
Western Digital WD Black 1TB
GPU $360
EVGA Geforce GTX 670
Case $75
Rosewill Blackhawk
Power Supply $65
Rosewill Hive 650W
SSD $90
SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
post #14 of 16
double check with biostar's website to ensure that the ram is compatible. I had this issue 6 months ago when I bought intel ram for a amd board. It didnt go so well......


Just snag a CPU cooler and you will be set. The stock ones are loud and annoying. BUT if you go with a stock cooler grab some tim cause I doubt the cpu box has any in it.
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hmm, so what would the difference be between the biostar and a ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 Intel Series 7?

I think I will go to 650W and the upgrade to 16 gigs of ram is only like 20 bucks, I gotta get that.
  • Modern chips are getting more and more efficient. Your CPU and GPU draw less than 250W at stock. Even with both overclocked your whole system is unlikely to use more than 400W.
  • 16GB is also overkill unless you are doing video editing or such. Put that $20 toward an SSD, that will provide the most significant feeling of a fast system in terms of loading times.
  • Most important: that case is huge and the motherboard is ATX. This is the small form factor subforum, why asking in here if you're going with a full size system? Have a look at for example Fractal Design Arc Mini and for example the ASUS P8Z77-M cheaper and much easier to overclock than the Biostar, plus it has VirtuMVP.
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Rosewill Blackhawk

Not SFF.
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I also read about power supply, that issues can stem from that too. I was thinking I needed at LEAST am 800 watt power supply.
I also was thinking I need 2 8gig ram cards

You need half of 800W. What you want in a power supply is decent quality and modern topology.
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hmm, so what would the difference be between the biostar and a ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 Intel Series 7?

The difference is $90 and some black plastic hiding the PCB from prying eyes.
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Edit: forgot the case - Haf 912 - $60

Not SFF.
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  • Modern chips are getting more and more efficient. Your CPU and GPU draw less than 250W at stock. Even with both overclocked your whole system is unlikely to use more than 400W.
  • 16GB is also overkill unless you are doing video editing or such. Put that $20 toward an SSD, that will provide the most significant feeling of a fast system in terms of loading times.
  • Most important: that case is huge and the motherboard is ATX. This is the small form factor subforum, why asking in here if you're going with a full size system? Have a look at for example Fractal Design Arc Mini and for example the ASUS P8Z77-M cheaper and much easier to overclock than the Biostar, plus it has VirtuMVP.

Exactly!

Rosewill Capstone 450M at $60 would power an overclocked 3570K and GTX 670. A couple bucks less can get an Antec Neo Eco 520C. I would choose the Rosewill. It is 80Plus Gold and made by Super Flower. The Antec is made by Seasonic and is 80Plus vanilla. Both good quality, but the Rosewill is more efficient and is independently regulated and has 2 years longer warranty (5 versus 3). It is also modular, not that it will matter in a build such as this where you use all the cabling.

Samsung 8GB DDR3 at $39 for the RAM. You do not need more than that for everything you described. This Samsung RAM is THE BEST RAM MONEY CAN BUY. Okay, that is arguable, but seriously this stuff is top notch. At stock speeds it only needs 1.35v, and at 1.5v has been known to overclock like crazy. Don't believe me? Take a look at this 139 page thread. Even the crazy folk at Xtremesystems are talking about it. I wanted to keep mine at a low voltage, so I'm running these at CAS 9 1866MHz 1.4v. I didn't even see if it could do it at 1.35v, or how much higher mine can go (YMMV when overclocking). People are reporting overclocking these to 2400MHz!!!

For case, I would almost go cheap. For a system around $1000, I wouldn't spend 1/10 of it just on the enclosure. The Fractal Design Core 1000 is only $40, and the Rosewill Ranger-M can be even cheaper. Those are really basic cases, but they will work just fine and have enough airflow. If I were to spend $100 on a case, I would actually go with the Lian Li PC-A04B. Because aluminum. That's why. biggrin.gif
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