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I'm on the fence about your choice to get a Razer lycosa. I personally own one on my own rig and I do have intermittent problems with it failing. A quick unplugging of the USB cable and reattaching it clears the problem right away.
However I've not had any luck in curing it, even my questions on the Razer forums / tech support go unhelpfully answered. It might just be a problem with my keyboard, my Naga and GF's Copperhead work perfectly fine and always have.

Just thought I'd give you a heads up. Previously I had a Logitech G15 and it worked flawlessly, my GF still uses her's, approx 2 years since I bought it and it's always useful to have a display with a clock on it for gaming wink.gif

*Shudders* Just ... one ... more .... turn!! rolleyes.gif
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Hey sorry it took me so long to reply, I was unexpectedly called into work this morning. I'm sort of amazed by the feedback you guys gave me it was far more than I expected and I appreciate it a lot! xD

Like I said this is my first build, so I really should stay away from things like water cooling or anything that you guys think a beginner couldn't handle

I just got back from work and need to sort through your replies a bit and do some research

Thanks a lot guys I'll be one tab away trying to translate your tech savvy posts =P
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I'm on the fence about your choice to get a Razer lycosa. I personally own one on my own rig and I do have intermittent problems with it failing. A quick unplugging of the USB cable and reattaching it clears the problem right away.
However I've not had any luck in curing it, even my questions on the Razer forums / tech support go unhelpfully answered. It might just be a problem with my keyboard, my Naga and GF's Copperhead work perfectly fine and always have.
Just thought I'd give you a heads up. Previously I had a Logitech G15 and it worked flawlessly, my GF still uses her's, approx 2 years since I bought it and it's always useful to have a display with a clock on it for gaming wink.gif
*Shudders* Just ... one ... more .... turn!! rolleyes.gif

Yes! People say it's a gimmik! I love it!
It's so good to check the time with, look at what song is on, how long it goes for etc. Check the volume with and RAM/CPU usage and check temperatures in games if you're a techy guy. thumb.gif
 
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I'm on the fence about your choice to get a Razer lycosa. I personally own one on my own rig and I do have intermittent problems with it failing. A quick unplugging of the USB cable and reattaching it clears the problem right away.
However I've not had any luck in curing it, even my questions on the Razer forums / tech support go unhelpfully answered. It might just be a problem with my keyboard, my Naga and GF's Copperhead work perfectly fine and always have.
Just thought I'd give you a heads up. Previously I had a Logitech G15 and it worked flawlessly, my GF still uses her's, approx 2 years since I bought it and it's always useful to have a display with a clock on it for gaming wink.gif
*Shudders* Just ... one ... more .... turn!! rolleyes.gif

Yes! People say it's a gimmik! I love it!
It's so good to check the time with, look at what song is on, how long it goes for etc. Check the volume with and RAM/CPU usage and check temperatures in games if you're a techy guy. thumb.gif

EDIT: Wow triple posting..... Sigh, can a mod delete the last two posts? Thanks,
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Hey sorry it took me so long to reply, I was unexpectedly called into work this morning. I'm sort of amazed by the feedback you guys gave me it was far more than I expected and I appreciate it a lot! xD
Like I said this is my first build, so I really should stay away from things like water cooling or anything that you guys think a beginner couldn't handle
I just got back from work and need to sort through your replies a bit and do some research
Thanks a lot guys I'll be one tab away trying to translate your tech savvy posts =P

Lol, I'd get a NH-D14 for a begginer and call it a day. A H100/H100i is good (overpriced though), but it's harder to troubleshoot, more complex and more things can go wrong. Personally I started with a Hyper 212+ and I'm happy that I did because it was easy to fix if anything went wrong, it was cheap and performed well. The only thing to worry about with a NH-D14 is the clearance on RAM. Which we can help you with here, by suggesting the type of RAM to get and if it'll clear it. The CLCs (Closed Loop Coolers) are prone to leak, buzz or just stop working. Which again is a hassle, especially for a beginner
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post #26 of 47
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Your buddy was a bit harsh since this looks like a decent build for a gaming build. But would recommend a few things (US prices):
Case:
Most high-end GPUs today produce a lot of heat, a side-fan is almost a must in a case, and the 800D doesn't have one.
You can go for :
- CoolerMaster HAF-X
- Rosewill Thor V2
PSU:
For around the same money as the TX750 (good PSU, great company, little old), you can get the 850w KingWin Platinum (supports 3 cards too):
KingWin Lazer Platinum 850watt
GPU:
7970 is fast but you could save 100$US and get a 7950, overclock it a bit and it'll be just as fast (if not faster):
Sapphire 7950
Since it comes with 3 free games valued @ 180$, try to sell them for 150$ and get another 7950, sell those games too and you'll have a monster CF setup for 300$.
Welcome to OCN smile.gif

Both those cases look great! Not sure if I need the extra power though, my build wont be the best but it'l be a huge step up for me and I don't plan on upgrading it for another year or 2 at least

Hard to make a cost/performance decision on that gpu, but I'll be using this rig for awhiles so my gut says spend the extra 100$
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Sorted. thumb.gif
Will rip through anything you throw at it. wink.gif
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.79 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($68.99 @ Computer Valley)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.00 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Intel 520 Series Cherryville 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($138.64 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($309.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($309.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($142.81 @ DirectCanada)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($142.81 @ DirectCanada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($69.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Mouse: Logitech G9x Wired Laser Mouse ($73.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1976.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-04 01:40 EST-0500)

looks like a great build and I like the price but I'm planning on keeping my current computer for websurfing, business and day to day stuff so I was thinking 1 monitor and gpu for this build

not even sure how multi-monitor gaming works even xD
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Some recommendations:
1- Use a single memory kit. No need to have more than 8GB. By the time you will need extra memory, you will have 2x8GB kits at the same price you paid your 2x4GB kits.
2- The Gigabyte 7950 is very cool and quiet and you can get one at 300$
http://www.shopbot.ca/m/?m=gigabyte+7950
http://www.shoptoit.ca/search/sort-by-lowest-prices?search-term=gigabyte+7950
Use these two websites to find the lowest value possible. It is also worth the try to check price comparison of your item in google. Sometimes these price bots don't catch anything...
3. Don't waste two times your money on the same graphic card. Get a single card for now. I was able to grab a 7970 lately for 300$ and I am planning to upgrade in two years (something I couldn't do if I had bought two cards). Better upgrade more. Get what is the cheapest, as a single 7950 is good enough to max pretty much anything at 1080p for now.
4. If anybody suggest you something else than the Gigabyte z77x-ud3h tell him he is stupid. This board is simply the best price/performance on the market. I was able to get 5GHz super easily, the BIOS is a wonder.
5. Use NCIX.com they have price match so you can order everything from there and save a bit on the shipping while getting best prices.
If you have the time/patience, I think you can save a lot by buying cheap ram and graphic cards on sale. Lately as I said, there was some MSI 7970 on sale for 300$!
Anyway, best luck and have fun!

Thanks for the recommendations!

I agree I should prolly stick to 1 card and the Gigabyte z77x-ud3h

Running a quick search found me this: http://www.shoptoit.ca/brand-ncix/ncix-bundle-deal-gigabyte-z77x/31267811/
Is this worth it for me?
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Lol, I'd get a NH-D14 for a begginer and call it a day. A H100/H100i is good (overpriced though), but it's harder to troubleshoot, more complex and more things can go wrong. Personally I started with a Hyper 212+ and I'm happy that I did because it was easy to fix if anything went wrong, it was cheap and performed well. The only thing to worry about with a NH-D14 is the clearance on RAM. Which we can help you with here, by suggesting the type of RAM to get and if it'll clear it. The CLCs (Closed Loop Coolers) are prone to leak, buzz or just stop working. Which again is a hassle, especially for a beginner

That looks perfect for me.. useful, simple and inexpensive

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Nerkle View Post

Thanks for the recommendations!
I agree I should prolly stick to 1 card and the Gigabyte z77x-ud3h
Running a quick search found me this: http://www.shoptoit.ca/brand-ncix/ncix-bundle-deal-gigabyte-z77x/31267811/
Is this worth it for me?

Not really, you want a 3770k and a better SSD. I'd get the Samsung 830 because it'll probably be just as much if not only a little more if you don't use that bundle and you'll get a newer/better i7 and a much better SSD. They're just trying to clear stock of 2600k's and the Vertex 3's.
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That looks perfect for me.. useful, simple and inexpensive
Thanks!

Good, always good to know I've helped someone! thumb.gif
 
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