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post #11 of 36
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Originally Posted by .theMetal View Post

well not really sure what he is talking about an ssd being bull. they are extremely fast, and I highly suggest one. granted they cost more than a disk drive, but if you have an operating system and a few games there will be plenty of room and the speed will be worth it. if you have tons and tons of stuff to store than a disk drive will be better, but with my gaming only rig I barley have 100 gigs of stuff on my drive and I have at least 4 or 5 different games installed.

Yeah, I plan on only installing 5-10 games. (no music or anything else really. Unless I buy a HDD)
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post #12 of 36
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Originally Posted by 7714 View Post

Yeah, I plan on only installing 5-10 games. (no music or anything else really. Unless I buy a HDD)
See post #6

Dropping SSD.. Adding HD 7950

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master X6 Elite 70.0 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $852.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 01:46 EST-0500)

Added SSD back lowerd Gpu to 7870 Ghz ed.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master X6 Elite 70.0 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.16 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $878.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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Edited by Hokies83 - 11/16/12 at 10:54pm
    
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post #13 of 36
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hokies83 View Post

See post #6
Dropping SSD.. Adding HD 7950
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master X6 Elite 70.0 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $852.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 01:46 EST-0500)
Added SSD back lowerd Gpu to 7870 Ghz ed.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master X6 Elite 70.0 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.16 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $878.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 01:51 EST-0500)


After posting all that I have a lot to go over and decide what I want to do. Btw PCPartPicker seems like a pretty cool site.

Thank You!
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post #14 of 36
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After posting all that I have a lot to go over and decide what I want to do. Btw PCPartPicker seems like a pretty cool site.
Thank You!

NP Enjoy!

I like the last one i configured the best wink.gif
    
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post #15 of 36
Hokies last build is what I would recommend. Extremely solid build. And good luck with your first console killer biggrin.gif

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post #16 of 36
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SSD in general
it can get slower over time FYI while a cheaper 7200rpm HDD won't

thats not true at all and even if it was, an ssd would still be way faster than an hdd
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post #17 of 36
WAIT! You can't overclock on a G43 since they don't allow you to adjust the core voltage. You're going to have to step that up to a GD45.
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WAIT! You can't overclock on a G43 since they don't allow you to adjust the core voltage. You're going to have to step that up to a GD45.

Wow your right.. wth was Msi thinken Z77 is not supposed to have limited overclocking >.>

Anywho fixed..

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master X6 Elite 70.0 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.16 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $893.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 11:46 EST-0500)

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master X6 Elite 70.0 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.16 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $903.04
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Edited by Hokies83 - 11/17/12 at 8:52am
    
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post #19 of 36
^ This but using Samsung memory and last-gen. 1TB HDD would be better. Made one including the WD10EZEX which is far faster than the one you linked and 2x the capacity for $20 more. thumb.gif

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master X6 Elite 70.0 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($47.28 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.16 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $854.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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Edited by adridu59 - 11/17/12 at 8:54am
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post #20 of 36
I would not get an MSI motherboard. Its their cross over division. Stick to parts that the company is founded around building (ie mobos from ASUS/GIGABYTE versus their GPUs....). I have always found crossover division parts to be very much inferior. I won't ever buy a gigabyte GPU, just as I wont ever buy a MSI mobo. Feel me?

It is up to you, and i'm sure there are plenty who would disagree. Plenty will say they love this part or that part from a cross over division. This is just my own opinion, and experiences with the matter. For each part stick to well known, established and specific manufacturers.

I'd switch over to a gigabyte or ASUS mobo in summary. Either the Asrock extreme 4, or the gigabyte z77x-ud3h which has fallen in price again and now sits around 100$. Comparable to the extreme4, and much better build quality. This is the main reason I picked it, the build quality is greatly improved when compared to the extreme4.

I'd also say put a 2500K in place of a 3570k IF YOU ARE SHOPPING ONLINE. The 2500k is like 50$ less or more depending, and for what you want/need? It will be perfect. Plus it will OC easier. I myself almost went with a 2500k, but ended up with the 3570k. My only reason? Because the 3570k ended up being cheaper than a 2500K at microcenter. If the 2500K had been 60$ cheaper than the 3570k? I would've ABSOLUTELY went with that. But for the new IB to be 10$ less?

If you live near a MC i'd say stick with the 3570k and definitely the gigabyte z77x-ud3h: Their combo deal now is like 170 for the CPU and 100$ for the motherboard, only 5$ more than the extreme 4 combo. But if newegg and budget? stick with the 2500k and put that $ into another area.

Just my inputs amigo. Whatever route you take, I hope it ends up being awesome!
    
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3570k Gigabyte z77x-ud3h MSI 7850 Kingston HyperX Blu 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Vertex 4  Western Digital 2500YS Seagate Barracuda Samsung DVD/RW 
CoolingOSPowerCase
CoolerMaster 212 evo Windows 7 Ultimate XION PowerReal 600W NZXT Nemesis Elite 
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MX518 MicroCenter $1 Mousepad Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS 
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3570k Gigabyte z77x-ud3h MSI 7850 Kingston HyperX Blu 
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OCZ Vertex 4  Western Digital 2500YS Seagate Barracuda Samsung DVD/RW 
CoolingOSPowerCase
CoolerMaster 212 evo Windows 7 Ultimate XION PowerReal 600W NZXT Nemesis Elite 
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MX518 MicroCenter $1 Mousepad Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS 
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