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Originally Posted by Syryll View Post

In a nutshell..... thermal paste thumb.gif

Pretty sure it stands for "Thermal Interface Material."

thanks biggrin.gif

i definitely knew the T was for Thermal haha.

I'm so excited for this build, i cant wait biggrin.gif

EDIT: so excited I cant spell haha
post #22 of 65
Didn't the Sabertooth Z77 catch some flak for really mediocre overclocking? You might want to go for another board.
post #23 of 65
Didn't the Sabertooth Z77 catch some flak for really mediocre overclocking? You might want to go for another board.

EDIT: Sorry, double posted
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thanks biggrin.gif

i definitely knew the T was for Thermal haha.

I'm so excited for this build, i cant wait biggrin.gif

EDIT: so excited I cant spell haha

Trust me, we've all been there tongue.gif
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Oh wow, I really thought a 2nd 680 would put more load on the PS. So aiming towards a decent 550W to 600W is the ideal PS?

 

Yes, but I'm looking at Computer Alliance's store, and their PSU selection is leaving a lot to be desired.  Can you order from PC Case Gear?

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Yes, but I'm looking at Computer Alliance's store, and their PSU selection is leaving a lot to be desired.  Can you order from PC Case Gear?

Mostly likely yes, I will admit I dont have my own credit card yet but I could ask my parents to use theirs and give them cash in hand.
post #27 of 65
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Didn't the Sabertooth Z77 catch some flak for really mediocre overclocking? You might want to go for another board.

I wouldnt know. To be honest the board looked insanely cool and was made to cool the motherboard very well (according to the maker)

Do you have a board in mind that would do the job?

EDIT: I just found this after scrolling through a page of Mobos
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_711_1183&products_id=21537
Edited by GIitched - 1/13/13 at 9:33am
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PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Havik 140 ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($145.00 @ Scorptec)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.00 @ Scorptec)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($329.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($95.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($19.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($169.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1298.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-14 04:47 EST+1100)

So, what we have here is an i5-3570k because an i7 is unneeded on a gaming build as it makes no practical difference (an i7 is the same as an i5 but with the added Hyperthreading), an NZXT Havik 140 which is a good value in high-end coolers (4°C off NH-D14 in load and much more compact, plus cheaper), a Gigabyte Z77X-D3H which is a great Z77 motherboard and not overpriced stuff like the Z77 Sabertooth (you can check a detailed review of the Gigabyte motherboard with circuitry analysis here) no need for more really you could even bench on it, some G.Skill Sniper memory which comes at a great price (8GB is overkill already for gaming and normal tasks), the latest Western Digital HDD (its the newest one and performs better than the Black's, more info here - their first drive with a single-1TB platter), also a Plextor M5S as the SSD (great drive, parts of the newer ones with 19nm NAND which allow for top-tier performance at a great price), a Gigabyte HD 7950 with the Windforce cooler (AMD cards have a FAR better value than Nvidia ones and have better memory (3GB vs. 2GB and significantly higher bandwidth) and GPGPU performance, also the 7950 is only 3-5% slower than the 7970 while being usually ~$120USD cheaper), an Antec HCG PSU which is on the OCN's Recommended List (you could even downgrade to 550W easily), and finally the Asus VE247H which is 23,6" vs. 24" for the VE248H but is cheaper and has better luminance (300cd/m² vs. 250 cd/m²).

EDIT: price is wrong on the G.Skill's its $57 on the website doh.gif replaced them for Vengeance sticks.
Edited by adridu59 - 1/13/13 at 9:50am
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Mostly likely yes, I will admit I dont have my own credit card yet but I could ask my parents to use theirs and give them cash in hand.

 

Wow, if they are ok with that, then that would be very cool.  Is Computer Alliance a local store for you then?

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PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Havik 140 ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($145.00 @ Scorptec)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.70 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($329.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($95.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($169.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1278.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-14 04:36 EST+1100)

So, what we have here is an i5-3570k because an i7 is unneeded on a gaming build as it makes no practical difference (an i7 is the same as an i5 but with the added Hyperthreading), an NZXT Havik 140 which is a good value in high-end coolers (4°C off NH-D14 in load and much more compact, plus cheaper), a Gigabyte Z77X-D3H which is a great Z77 motherboard and not overpriced stuff like the Z77 Sabertooth (you can check a detailed review of the Gigabyte motherboard with circuitry analysis here) no need for more really you could even bench on it, some G.Skill Sniper memory which comes at a great price (8GB is overkill already for gaming and normal tasks), the latest Western Digital HDD (its the newest one and performs better than the Black's, more info here - their first drive with a single-1TB platter), also a Plextor M5S as the SSD (great drive, parts of the newer ones with 19nm NAND which allow for top-tier performance at a great price), a Gigabyte HD 7950 with the Windforce cooler (AMD cards have a FAR better value than Nvidia ones and have better memory (3GB vs. 2GB and significantly higher bandwidth) and GPGPU performance, also the 7950 is only 3-5% slower than the 7970 while being usually ~$120USD cheaper), an Antec HCG PSU which is on the OCN's Recommended List (you could even downgrade to 550W easily), and finally the Asus VE247H which is 23,6" vs. 24" for the VE248H but is cheaper and has better luminance (300cd/m² vs. 250 cd/m²).

EDIT: price is wrong on the G.Skill's its $57 on the website. doh.gif

Damn thats really helpful. I did know about the i5 being the same as an i7 just with fewer threads, but figured maybe the i7 would be better later on. With this setup would you be able to find a Motherboard like the MSI Z77 MPOWER board that has built in wifi and bluetooth??(not so much bluetooth), because my room is located in an awkward spot far from our home router and used Wifi with my old laptop.

Haha dont sweat over the RAM sticks, this post is awesome and im loving all of it. Just a question though, is the Shinobi XL too big for this kind of setup now? Is there a case more suited for this build?
Edited by GIitched - 1/13/13 at 10:04am
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