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post #11 of 16
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Atlas ATX

Anything wrong with this case? I don't know much about cases. Trying to cut costs where it doesn't matter.
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Forceman View Post

It doesn't sound like you really have a lot of need for the i7, based on your usage, so you can save $50 by getting the i5-3570K instead (hard to say no to a $230 3770K though, if you can stretch the budget). You'll want to pair that with a Z77 motherboard so you can overclock it, something like the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 or the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H or the Asus P8Z77-V LK would work fine. As for PSU, I'm not sure what all Microcenter offers, but you don't need more then a quality 550W for what you are building - the Corsair CX600M is decent for about $60.

600m would be overkill for single gpu system, just get the cx 430 for $19 at newegg MIR. Really can't beat that price. I have one and it's quiet enough.

For SSD, amazon sells the Samsung 830 for a great price at $85. You can't even find them cheaper used. You can maybe find the 64gb for around $60 but usually 128gb models are faster than 64-80gb models, and that's not a bad price bump for double the storage. If you really dont need 128gb, get the 64gb obviously, but its up to you.

Check my sig rigs for how to make a budget PC basically, You should be able to fit a really good i7 system under $500 now that you have the GPU, if you cut the right corners. Keep the ram you got, get a simple 830 for ssd, get the cx430 for $19.

Get the NZXT source 210 case for $17 at mc. Can't beat dat price.

3770k is great for programming and such but people seem to quickly forget that the 3570k is a beast when it comes to programming and multi-threaded applications too. Be aware that the i7 does not come with a bundle deal at microcenter, so it's actually more like $100 more expensive ($50 cpu price difference, than paying $50 more for motherboard) than the i5 3570k. You gotta be doing something really specialized to make that investment worth it, and at your budget I think you are much better off putting that money elsewhere.

For example you need a heatsink, Performancepcs, logisys assassin, ~$50 shipped.
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 128gb Corsair H110 w/4x 140mm Yate Loon High Blues W7 x64 Ultimate Yarrgh Matey Dell U2312HM Matte IPS 1080p 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Sanyo DP19640 18.5" 768p KDS Rad-7xp 1024p CM Storm Quickfire Rapids Brown Rosewill Capstone 750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Bitfenix Shinobi Modded CM Storm Spawn Steelseries Diablo 3 2 set CD Speaker + Big Sub 
Other
Bitfenix Recon Fan Controller Moded 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Delidded i7-3770K 5GHz@1.499 Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H 1.1 Sapphire Dual-X 7950 3L Boost 4x2GB Mushkin Ridgeback 2200mhz 8/11/8/27 1.75v... 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Intel X25-M 80GB SSD NH-D14 SE2011 Noctua 120/140/140 Fans 3 x Yate Loon Mediums (Petras) 2 x NZXT Havik 140mm Fans 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Hax'd W7 Ultimate 64-bit Sanyo DP19640 19'' KDS Radius Rad-7xp 17'' Ducky 1087 MX Brown 10keyless 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Rosewill Capstone 550w Modular NZXT Source 210 w/Modded Window Razer Deathadder 3.5G Steelseries Blizzcon D3 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Phillips FW-C250 2 Speaker Set w/3 CD Changer JBL Sub 6 Subwoofer NZXT Sleeved LED Strip 1m Blue NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller 
Other
Colonial Blue Paracord Sleeving 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii X4 955C2, $31, 5 broken pins, works! ... Biostar A770e3 6.3 Red&Black MSI GTX 460 768mb Twin Frozr II 2 x 2GB Kingston HyperX 1333 OC to 1348CL7@1.65v 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Intel X25-M G2 80GB SSD NH-D14 SE2011 6 x Case Fans (4 x YL-M, NZXT case fan, CM Hype... Jerryrigged Chipset-Northbridge 80mm HSF 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Jerryrigged VRM Heatsink (sawed off stock AM2 h... Hax'd W7 Ultimate 64bit Sanyo DP19640 19"1360x768 Ducky Cherry Browns 10keyless 
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post #13 of 16
I don't think I'd be too comfortable overclocking both a 3570K and a 7950 on a 430W PSU, especially if you plan to overvolt the 7950. My system with a GTX 680 (which should draw the same or less power) draws over 400W under load.
Edited by Forceman - 2/5/13 at 9:41pm
post #14 of 16
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I checked around a lot of sites, besides for the 230 i7 deal, the prices on cpu's and motherboards are running kind of high right now. I could easily save 200 dollars not buying the (SSD,motherboard,PSU, processor) right now and waiting for better prices. I think I would be cutting too many corners buying it right now and I can delay getting a new PC until 2 weeks into March.

I have someone that will buy the graphics card from me.

Should I sell the GPU, and see if something pops up next 5 weeks?
post #15 of 16
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P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard
or
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard

Microcenter brought the Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor + MB combo back, does not work with 3770k
post #16 of 16
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Confused by power supplies, I see people recommend / hate on corsair/rosewell 50/50% on newegg and other forums. What is a more trusted brand. For overclocking do I need Gold minimum? Green power supplies ok? Little bit Confused on these. Last part I need is PS.
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