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Greetings! As you know, the holidays have recently passed, leaving my pockets full of money. Money that is used to buy things. I would like to share with you my idea for a build and take any criticism that comes along with it. This might be my first build, if I can sell my computer and get a decent amount of money for it. So, let's look at what I have selected, shall we?

Case: Rosewill THOR v2 white edition-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147158

Power supply: Rosewill CAPSTONE series capstone 750-750W power supply-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182073
Graphics Card: Geforce 670 FTW 2GB

Hard drives: OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD, Western Digital red 2TB-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236343,http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227726

Mother Board: Asus Sabertooth Z77-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821

Memory: Kingston HyperX Beast (2 x 4Gb)-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104362

OS: WIndows 7 home premium

Processor: Intel I5-3570k ivy bridge 3.4 GHz-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

That's it, what do you think?
post #2 of 15
Holiday time always leaves people with money burning a hole in their pocket. Case looks fine, like the whole black and white idea you have going on here so I'll keep that in mind with my suggestions.

RAM:
I'm personally a fan of Corsair memory, but Gskill is a close favorite. This RAM is faster and would pair just as well with the Sabertooth.
G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR - $49.99

PSU
I would really suggest you consider modular PSU as those non-modular have so many extra unused cables to deal with for cable management.
Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-750-M 750W ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - $119.99
There's also a white PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk III that would look nice in the case but looks like only 600W or 1200W is availalbe.

HDD:
I don't recommend the WD red version, blue or black are better than green too. Consider a WD black for a much better drive.
Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $179.99

Not a huge fan of the ASUS Sabertooth mobos but I understand you're wanting to do a black/white ting. What kind of CPU cooler were you thinking about doing? Normally I suggest the Hyper 212 EVO for about $30-35 but right now the CM V6 GT is on sale with a rebate for $35 if you're interested (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103089). I've seen these on black/white builds before since you can set the LED strip to white (or whatever color).

Good luck with the build. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by DUpgrade View Post

Holiday time always leaves people with money burning a hole in their pocket. Case looks fine, like the whole black and white idea you have going on here so I'll keep that in mind with my suggestions.

RAM:
I'm personally a fan of Corsair memory, but Gskill is a close favorite. This RAM is faster and would pair just as well with the Sabertooth.
G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR - $49.99

PSU
I would really suggest you consider modular PSU as those non-modular have so many extra unused cables to deal with for cable management.
Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-750-M 750W ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - $119.99
There's also a white PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk III that would look nice in the case but looks like only 600W or 1200W is availalbe.

HDD:
I don't recommend the WD red version, blue or black are better than green too. Consider a WD black for a much better drive.
Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $179.99

Not a huge fan of the ASUS Sabertooth mobos but I understand you're wanting to do a black/white ting. What kind of CPU cooler were you thinking about doing? Normally I suggest the Hyper 212 EVO for about $30-35 but right now the CM V6 GT is on sale with a rebate for $35 if you're interested (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103089). I've seen these on black/white builds before since you can set the LED strip to white (or whatever color).

Good luck with the build. thumb.gif

Thanks! You seem to know more about what you're talking than me. What would you say to a gigabyte UD5H for a mobo?
post #4 of 15
What's your budget and what do you plan on doing with it?
post #5 of 15
^ this!

also, no graphics card?

edit: saw the graphics card...
But, why not get a very nice 7950 vapor x?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003

It should prove to be faster than the card you have selected under the latest drivers! A 7950 overclocked to 1.1-1.15 ghz (common overclock) matches a 7970!thumb.gif
Edited by captainvera - 1/14/13 at 7:20pm
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Thanks! You seem to know more about what you're talking than me. What would you say to a gigabyte UD5H for a mobo?

UD5H doesn't support 1866 memory, have to settle at 1600 or spring a lot for 2400. Maybe look at Z77-UP5 instead.
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with Dual Thunderbolt - $239.99

Another mobo you could consider ASRock and save some money.
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $127.99

Again no shame in the ASUS Sabertooth z77 it's a popular mobo right now because it's essentially a P8Z77-V Pro board that's all black.
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What's your budget and what do you plan on doing with it?
I plan on it to be a gaming machine. And I don't want to spend more than 1600 dollars.
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I plan on it to be a gaming machine. And I don't want to spend more than 1600 dollars.

Do you have a monitor, keyboard and mouse? The rig is one thing but having quality input and output devices is just as important.
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Do you have a monitor, keyboard and mouse? The rig is one thing but having quality input and output devices is just as important.
Yes, I have all of the required input devices.
post #10 of 15
wow im actually surprised nobody has mentioned this already. this is the best ram you can buy. definitely get this...read some of the reviews on newegg thumb.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096

as for a mobo i would suggest this one. for a gaming rig you do not need to spend a ton on a motherboard unless you are planning on really pushing your OC

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

also, the 7950 is the best bang for buck graphics card out right now so i would recommend that over the 670. you want to get this one since it has the 7970 pcb which means higher quality vrm components and 8+6 pin power phase delivery which will lead to a higher OC

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127667
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