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post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by Ironman517 View Post

It really depends on what you are doing, if you are gaming on a GPU intensive game, you may not notice the increase in CPU speed at all. But lets say you are playing some BF3 64M multiplayer, you possibly could notice a difference in 10+ FPS. It may help with streaming as well since it is generally CPU or IO bound. Overclocking is pretty fun, I never really got too immersed in it until recently and I am still learning a lot every day. It is pretty easy to learn the basics, and OCN is very helpful with plenty of guides on the topic. thumb.gif

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At the very least it makes you feel like you are getting more for your money, which is nice. Overclocking Ivy Bridge is very easy, so it's something you should at least try - like Ironman said, it's fun.

Awesome, cool.
post #22 of 29
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Anyone recommend any cool cases? Do you recommend I get a cool case, or just worry about performance > flashyness?
post #23 of 29
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Anyone recommend any cool cases? Do you recommend I get a cool case, or just worry about performance > flashyness?

Just get whatever case you really like, Personally I like Corsair's cases and NZXT makes some nice ones as well
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The Sig Rig
(19 items)
 
Wifey Rig
(11 items)
 
Xbox PC
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @ 4.8GHz stable ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 MSI GTX 980 Ti 32GB (4 x 8GB) 1866Mhz Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Acer 28" 4K Corsair AX750 Corsair 800D SWTOR Razer Naga 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium XSPC RS120 8 x GT AP-15s White Sleeved Cables for Corsair AX750 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3Ghz Asus P5G41T-M LX Plus EVGA GTX 680 2x4 GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB WD Black 64 GB Crucial M4 Sony CD/DVD burner H40 w/ GT AP-15s 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Home 64 bit Corsair CX430 APEVIA X-Plorer2 Pink 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium G620 Foxconn H67S ITX Intel HD 2000 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
256GB Crucial M4 Old Laptop CD/DVD drive Windows 7 picoPSU-150-XT 
OtherOtherOther
4 x Purple LEDs Power button Tranquility Xbox 360 Skin 
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post #24 of 29
All Microcenter prices, rounded to nearest dollar:

intel 3570K - $170$
Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H - $95$
7870, any model ~ $220-$230
CM Extreme Power+ 600W - $50
OCZ Agility 4 128GB - $85
Noctua everyone talks about ~$30

Subtotal: $660
Total w/ 7.5% tax $709.5

$190.5 left over, so don't forget....

+Case of your choosing!

Since you wanna know about cases, i'll tell you that I've owned NZXTs and loved em. But I'd go for whatever is best bang/buck in regards to quietness. Really sucks haveing a louder case, and the NZXT with stock fans didn't stay quiet long.
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OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro 64bit Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Seasonic FOCUS Plus 80+Gold 850w NZXT s340 Elite 
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Crucial X300 m.2 SSD 500GB WD Blue 1TB Samsung 850 evo 500GB Coolermaster Master Liquid 120 
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro 64bit Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Seasonic FOCUS Plus 80+Gold 850w NZXT s340 Elite 
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Originally Posted by kmac20 View Post

All Microcenter prices, rounded to nearest dollar:
intel 3570K - $170$
Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H - $95$
7870, any model ~ $220-$230
CM Extreme Power+ 600W - $50
OCZ Agility 4 128GB - $85
Noctua everyone talks about ~$30
Subtotal: $660
Total w/ 7.5% tax $709.5
$190.5 left over, so don't forget....
+Case of your choosing!
Since you wanna know about cases, i'll tell you that I've owned NZXTs and loved em. But I'd go for whatever is best bang/buck in regards to quietness. Really sucks haveing a louder case, and the NZXT with stock fans didn't stay quiet long.
that power supply is absolute garbage.
post #26 of 29
Glad you caught that. I just saw a 90$ Cm marked down to 50. Last time I bought a PSU, CM was still reputable. Guess not so much now a days.

Good thing that build still leaves 190$ left over for case and adjustments. Considering that rests at about 700$, he has more than enough $ to change it to a nicer CORSAIR or whatevers hot these days.
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Crucial X300 m.2 SSD 500GB WD Blue 1TB Samsung 850 evo 500GB Coolermaster Master Liquid 120 
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro 64bit Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Seasonic FOCUS Plus 80+Gold 850w NZXT s340 Elite 
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Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Acer K2 Series K272HUL 27" WQHD 1440p 
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Zen
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AMD Ryzen 1700 X370 Taichi evga GTX 1080 FTW2 Corsair Vengeance LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial X300 m.2 SSD 500GB WD Blue 1TB Samsung 850 evo 500GB Coolermaster Master Liquid 120 
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro 64bit Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Seasonic FOCUS Plus 80+Gold 850w NZXT s340 Elite 
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post #27 of 29
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Literally listed out items that total up to 700. Aside from the PSU which another poster caught, its a solid build thats well within your budget. Do NOT skip on the PSU though (I guess go CORSAIR, theres a thread on OCN that lists good PSUs within a wattage range, maybe someone can find it for you). I doubt theres a build that will end up being much better. So at this point it just becomes "which brand of these parts do i want?" As they'll all be within a few dollars of each other.

IE The 7870 is a solid card & attractive for this budget. But, do you want an MSI 7870, or a HIS? They'll be within $20 of each other, every part on that list for the most part. But that I think is the way to go for under 900$. I HOPE it is, considering thats close to the build I just made.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial X300 m.2 SSD 500GB WD Blue 1TB Samsung 850 evo 500GB Coolermaster Master Liquid 120 
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro 64bit Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Seasonic FOCUS Plus 80+Gold 850w NZXT s340 Elite 
MouseOther
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Acer K2 Series K272HUL 27" WQHD 1440p 
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Zen
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen 1700 X370 Taichi evga GTX 1080 FTW2 Corsair Vengeance LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial X300 m.2 SSD 500GB WD Blue 1TB Samsung 850 evo 500GB Coolermaster Master Liquid 120 
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro 64bit Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Seasonic FOCUS Plus 80+Gold 850w NZXT s340 Elite 
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Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Acer K2 Series K272HUL 27" WQHD 1440p 
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post #29 of 29
With all of the deals going on now, i think I'll make another build.

Build
CPU $220
Intel Core i5 3570k

Motherboard $140
Biostar TZ77XE4

Ram $36
Samsung Wonder Ram 8GB

HDD $50
Seagate Barracuda 1TB

SSD $70
OCZ Vertex 4 64GB

GPU $280
Gigabyte Geforce GTX 660ti

Case $50
NZXT Source 210

Power Supply $51
Corsair CX500 V2

Total~$900
Edited by thepoopscooper - 11/17/12 at 9:13am
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