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post #31 of 47
I agree that aftermarket air cooling is a simpler way to keep temps down. Depends on the case you have though. In my GF's build in my sig she has a NZXT Phantom in red ( as it was again suggested before-hand ), it's a great case don't get me wrong. However there is very little clearance between an aftermarket CPU cooler and the 200mm side fan on the case. I've managed to fit it in and there is enough clearance but we're talking afew centimeters at most.
post #32 of 47
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So this is what I'm considering (using Stayfrosty's suggested build as template)


Total: $1719.49

CPU
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $219.79

CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM $68.99

Motherboard
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Combo or $-0.01

Memory
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 $75.00

Storage
Intel 520 Series Cherryville 120GB 2.5" SSD $138.64
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $69.79

Video Card
HIS Radeon HD 7970 3GB $359.99

Case
Azza Fusion 3000 (Black) ATX Full Tower $219.99

Power Supply
SeaSonic 750W ATX12V / EPS12V $159.99

Optical Drive
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.99

Monitor
Asus VH236H 23.0" $144.99

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) Combo or $99.99

Keyboard
Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid $69.99

Mouse
Logitech G9x Wired Laser $87.36

300$ to play with, any suggestions or changes I should make?
post #33 of 47
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Originally Posted by Nerkle View Post

So this is what I'm considering (using Stayfrosty's suggested build as template)

Total: $1719.49
CPU
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $219.79
CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM $68.99
Motherboard
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Combo or $-0.01
Memory
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 $75.00
Storage
Intel 520 Series Cherryville 120GB 2.5" SSD $138.64
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $69.79
Video Card
HIS Radeon HD 7970 3GB $359.99
Case
Azza Fusion 3000 (Black) ATX Full Tower $219.99
Power Supply
SeaSonic 750W ATX12V / EPS12V $159.99
Optical Drive
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.99
Monitor
Asus VH236H 23.0" $144.99
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) Combo or $99.99
Keyboard
Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid $69.99
Mouse
Logitech G9x Wired Laser $87.36

300$ to play with, any suggestions or changes I should make?

Get a Samsung 830... If you're getting Ripjaws get 8GB sticks and get better ones seeing as you have the money? I'd go with 2x 8GB @ 1866MHz, probably stick to ARES too.

Also get a different monitor, I know a guy with the same one and it has MASSIVE ghosting problems, meanwhile my 21.5 of the same model doesn't? I'd suggest BenQ to be honest, or a 120FPS panel.
 
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Convertible i5 3570k (De-Lidded) Gigabyte Z77x-D3H XFX R9 290 With Koolance Block (1179/1450) 16GB G-Skill Ares 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo Seagate Barracuda 2TB 1x OEM DVD Drives Heatkiller Rev 3.0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RX360 Laing D5 + XSPC Res Primochill Bloodshed Red Tubing Koolance Fullcover R9 290x Block 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
XSPC EX360 Windows 10 Pro x64 Asus VEH228H Asus VE228H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Aavara TS742 Dual Monitor Stand Ducky Shine II Cherry Blue RED Backlit Mechanic... Silverstone Strider 850W Thermaltake Core x71 Tempered Glass Riing Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Zowie FK1 House of Stealth Microlab Solo6c Logitech C100 Webcam 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Celeron N3160 HD Graphics 400 4GB DDR3 4TB WD Red 
Cooling
Some 120mm fan 
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Convertible i5 3570k (De-Lidded) Gigabyte Z77x-D3H XFX R9 290 With Koolance Block (1179/1450) 16GB G-Skill Ares 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo Seagate Barracuda 2TB 1x OEM DVD Drives Heatkiller Rev 3.0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RX360 Laing D5 + XSPC Res Primochill Bloodshed Red Tubing Koolance Fullcover R9 290x Block 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
XSPC EX360 Windows 10 Pro x64 Asus VEH228H Asus VE228H 
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Aavara TS742 Dual Monitor Stand Ducky Shine II Cherry Blue RED Backlit Mechanic... Silverstone Strider 850W Thermaltake Core x71 Tempered Glass Riing Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Zowie FK1 House of Stealth Microlab Solo6c Logitech C100 Webcam 
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post #34 of 47
Definitely get DDR3-1600 RAM instead of 1333 - the Samsung 30nm stuff comes highly recommended and it is only $35 per 8GB. I'd also consider looking for a deal on a Samsung 830 - you can find 256GB drives for as low as $160 sometimes - much better $/GB than the Intel 520s. You can also get a 650W PSU for that system - it'll still be plenty of power. And I'd consider just getting the CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ EVO for cooling, unless you really plan to push the overclocking - the EVO is good for 4.4~4.5 (depending on voltage) and is only $30 (and smaller and lighter).

Samsung DDR3-1600 8GB $35
Rosewill Capstone 650M $109
Seasonic X 650 $129
Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO $35
Edited by Forceman - 12/4/12 at 9:03pm
post #35 of 47
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Originally Posted by Matt-Matt View Post

Get a Samsung 830... If you're getting Ripjaws get 8GB sticks and get better ones seeing as you have the money? I'd go with 2x 8GB @ 1866MHz, probably stick to ARES too.
Also get a different monitor, I know a guy with the same one and it has MASSIVE ghosting problems, meanwhile my 21.5 of the same model doesn't? I'd suggest BenQ to be honest, or a 120FPS panel.


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Definitely get DDR3-1600 RAM instead of 1333 - the Samsung 30nm stuff comes highly recommended and it is only $35 per 8GB. I'd also consider looking for a deal on a Samsung 830 - you can find 256GB drives for as low as $160 sometimes - much better $/GB than the Intel 520s. You can also get a 650W PSU for that system - it'll still be plenty of power. And I'd consider just getting the CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ EVO for cooling, unless you really plan to push the overclocking - the EVO is good for 4.4~4.5 (depending on voltage) and is only $30 (and smaller and lighter).
Samsung DDR3-1600 8GB $35
Rosewill Capstone 650M $109
Seasonic X 650 $129
Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO $35

Yeah you guys are totally right the 830 is def the one

What about this monitor? BenQ GW2450HM 24.0" Monitor

Not sure about the ram I'm going to have to look into that a little more

I think I'll play it safe and stick to the 750w

Thanks for the feedback!
Edited by Nerkle - 12/4/12 at 9:29pm
post #36 of 47
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Yeah you guys are totally right the 830 is def the one
What about this monitor? BenQ GW2450HM 24.0" Monitor
Not sure about the ram I'm going to have to look into that a little more
I think I'll play it safe and stick to the 750w
Thanks for the feedback!

Yeah, I know a couple of people with 2450's and they seem to like them. The build quality is pretty good too and it has no light bleeding from what I've seen. (The ASUS does also) - I don't get it on mine however.

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Convertible i5 3570k (De-Lidded) Gigabyte Z77x-D3H XFX R9 290 With Koolance Block (1179/1450) 16GB G-Skill Ares 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo Seagate Barracuda 2TB 1x OEM DVD Drives Heatkiller Rev 3.0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RX360 Laing D5 + XSPC Res Primochill Bloodshed Red Tubing Koolance Fullcover R9 290x Block 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
XSPC EX360 Windows 10 Pro x64 Asus VEH228H Asus VE228H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Aavara TS742 Dual Monitor Stand Ducky Shine II Cherry Blue RED Backlit Mechanic... Silverstone Strider 850W Thermaltake Core x71 Tempered Glass Riing Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Zowie FK1 House of Stealth Microlab Solo6c Logitech C100 Webcam 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Celeron N3160 HD Graphics 400 4GB DDR3 4TB WD Red 
Cooling
Some 120mm fan 
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Convertible i5 3570k (De-Lidded) Gigabyte Z77x-D3H XFX R9 290 With Koolance Block (1179/1450) 16GB G-Skill Ares 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo Seagate Barracuda 2TB 1x OEM DVD Drives Heatkiller Rev 3.0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RX360 Laing D5 + XSPC Res Primochill Bloodshed Red Tubing Koolance Fullcover R9 290x Block 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
XSPC EX360 Windows 10 Pro x64 Asus VEH228H Asus VE228H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Aavara TS742 Dual Monitor Stand Ducky Shine II Cherry Blue RED Backlit Mechanic... Silverstone Strider 850W Thermaltake Core x71 Tempered Glass Riing Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Zowie FK1 House of Stealth Microlab Solo6c Logitech C100 Webcam 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
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Some 120mm fan 
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post #37 of 47
Guys, OP is ordering parts in Canada, preferablly from NCIX since NCIX will be putting the computer together for him (OP told me on steam!). As amazing as the Samsung ram is, it is $10 shipping, no way to price match NCIX since they don't have it available and I don't think NCIX takes shipped parts for assembly (correct me if I'm wrong though)

And this is my build for you sir: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/r9hB

Everything is available at NCIX and you should be able to price match everything listed except the Noctua D14 from Computer Valley. Mouse and keyboard are of course more personal, so edit as you will, but definitely stick with brown or black keyboard switches for gaming.

Price Match Win7 Home 64bit at TigerDirect -->HERE<--
Edited by OrangeBunnies - 12/5/12 at 9:04pm
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
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Optical DriveOSMonitorMouse
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Audio
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MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
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Optical DriveOSMonitorMouse
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Audio
[Nokia Mini-Speakers MD-8] 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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post #38 of 47
I revised my suggestion a bit. The CPU is the same. I changed the motherboard with your preferred vendor. I picked the best air cooler available. I changed RAM with low-profile modules so it won't have clearance issues. I picked Samsung 830 series SSD with 256 GB capacity which will be enough for years to come for both gaming and production work. I didn't change Gigabyte HD7970 GE with any other card because it is the fastest singe GPU card on the market. 850W PSU is the safe minimum for both overclocking and crossfiring two Radeon cards.

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 @ NCIX)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($468.98 @ NCIX)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($124.79 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Gold Evolution 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($183.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($57.20 @ DirectCanada)
Monitor: Asus VE248Q 24.0" Monitor ($190.08 @ DirectCanada)
Keyboard: Logitech G510 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($105.99 @ Computer Valley)
Mouse: Logitech G9x Wired Laser Mouse ($87.36 @ TigerDirect Canada)
Total: $1929.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-05 02:16 EST-0500)
post #39 of 47
If you're gonna spend that kind of money on a case, you'll do a lot better with an NZXT Switch 810, it's a lot better in every aspect from what I've heard. There's lots of different color options as well! thumb.gif

The matte black one is quite sexy actually! wubsmiley.gif
post #40 of 47
Buy a mechanical keyboard
With a 2000 budget i would choose a case from caselabs they are so value and fun to build
Gold- platinum rated 800-1050w power supply corsair is a good choice and easy to upgrade cable sleeving colors down the road
Monitors ips or 120hz preferably 24-27 inch minimum 1920x1200 or 2560x1440
Stick to single card first, if you are not satisfied then buy another for sli/cf
D14 noctua over corsair h100/h100i
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