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thanks guys, how does this look? I switched out the antec psu for this corsair one which is on sale biggrin.gif!

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028 corsair *on sale*

With the promo code deal this is a pretty good deal.

If you're only planning to OC like 400MHZ then you can do that via Turbo-Core on a non-K CPU. Since you don't need a "K" series CPU and won't be using integrated graphics, you should be buying a Xeon E3-1230V2 instead of the 3570K for about the same price: http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=XEON1230V2
This has hyperthreading, something the i5 lacks, which will give this machine an edge over the long haul as tasks become more parallel. Also, it will improve performance while streaming a game (on the fly compression will really benefit from the fact that a hyper-threaded chip has all of it's FPU and integer resources available on every cycle).
*Note: the link above is to an OEM kit, not a retail box CPU, so there is no CPU cooler included.

With the free RAM deal this is a great board to go with. Perhaps a bit overkill however the free RAM sort of offsets the price enough that you may as well "indulge" here. ASROCK 1155 socket boards support the E3 series Xeon chips just fine.

That link doesn't work right (wrong case), however, just a heads up, the Challenger-U3 version is on promo code special for $40 shipped: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147060
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HD- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697 *BACK ON SALE FOR 49.99$! (SHOULD i get it?
total: 737$, GRAND TOTAL: 781.23$

May as well cough up the extra $20 for a proper modern single platter 1TB drive: http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74462&vpn=WD10EZEX&manufacture=Western%20Digital%20WD&promoid=1209
This single platter drive will have about 50% better performance than the older Seagate drive (and the $50 seagate is out of stock anyway)

Best of luck with the build,
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No corsair builder series. The Rosewill capstone is 100x better
or even the antec neo eco 520 W is a much better deal.
People on this forum have a bad habit of recommending any Corsair PSU, even if not the best quality/deal at given price. Seriously happens all the time.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182066

If you doubt the PSU advice go over and ask on the PSU sub category. I'll wager on it!

Asus Wireless adapter much better than the Rosewill. My room mate used the rosewill, garbage. Recently tried the ASUS and it was smooth as silk. Mind as well be a wired connection, it was that good. Personal Experience
Edited by Biorganic - 11/19/12 at 4:36pm
 
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OK guys i think my build is good. Now for the case is this really good for its price?

this one
:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119240

this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147060


If you have any other case for a good price/good cable managment let me know biggrin.gif




I had to get a new HD will this do? (other one got sold out again) :[
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL111912&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL111912-_-EMC-111912-Index-_-InternalHardDrives-_-22136769-L0I
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Biorganic makes a good point about the PSU. There are better PSUs to choose from, though, for $50 it's going to be hard to do much better than the builder series. I would personally want a capstone instead, but that's an extra $20 or so. A 450W capstone has all the gumption needed for a crossfire set of HD7850's and the motherboard you have in mind is a great home for such a configuration. If you can spring for the extra $20 you should, if not, there is not likely to ever be a problem with the CX unit in this application.

If you're using a mechanical drive as your primary drive for the operating system and all programs, then you will probably want a 1TB or larger 7200RPM 3.5" drive with 64MB cache and 1TB/platter drive density. I can't recommend the WD blue 500GB drive for $50 as a primary system drive when an extra $20 doubles both space and performance. Drive speed is a major bottleneck for loading OS, programs, games, viewing files, etc. If the build isn't going to have an SSD then you're going to be shooting yourself in the foot if you build the rig around a slow mechy drive. The $70 1TB options (best prices for these are at NCIX right now) are as follows: WD Blue WD10EZEX, or Seagate ST1000DM003. The WD drive runs quieter with slightly longer average seek times and comes with a 2 year warranty. The Seagate has better average seek times, runs slightly noisier, and has a 1 year warranty. Average transfer rates are similar enough between these options that it doesn't matter. Either is a good option. Alternatively, the 300GB Velociraptor for $70 at newegg with a 5 year warranty is also an option worth considering if you think you won't be using very much hard drive space. The extraordinarily low seek times on the Velociraptor will tend to translate to better real world performance even though it may not have as good a peak sequential throughput performance as a modern 1TB drive. I'm not aware of any $50 drive on the market right now that is "worth $50" when they are in the shadow of these $70 drives that are superior by a margin that is so significant.

Seriously, the Xeon chip is the better value here for your needs. Just because nobody has suggested it, doesn't mean it is not. The reason nobody has suggested it is because nobody knows about it.
Edited by mdocod - 11/19/12 at 8:35pm
     
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I have this drive. No problems with it so far, and it's faster than my WD Green and my Hitachi drives.
 
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Thank you guys for helping me build this. I am about to buy this due to the fact everything is on sale from the build biggrin.gif. Thank you and i'll let you know how it works, but will this psu be fine? and case i was getting the storm enforcer
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I am using antec 300 with my rig, no issues at all. Would more than accommodate your system. spend the savings on better PSU. Get the capstone. More important than flashy case by far.
 
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This is the absolute best build you can get for your budget.

Have fun! thumb.gif

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($71.74 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $799.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-19 23:34 EST-0500)

Get this wireless card, it's the best one out there if you ask me: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704133
Edited by StayFrosty - 11/19/12 at 8:46pm
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