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post #1 of 14
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Hey guys, I've been looking at different combinations of parts on newegg for about 2 months lol. Since this will be my first custom build gaming rig I'm a bit hesistant on what to get. My budget is max $1,200.00, I got shoprunner so using it on newegg gets me free shipping for everything except the case. Anyways here the latest list of stuff I got on my wish list:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570k (Promotion code until 2/11 -$15.00)
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB
PSU: CORSAIR HX750
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (I chose this one because the motherboard comes with a free stick, so I would end up having 2 x 8GB)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RMP SATA 6.0Gb/s
DVD: ASUS DRW (Don't need Blu-ray for now, I download all my games through the internet).
Case: Rosewill Challenger (Promotion code until 2/11 -$10.00)
Tool Kit: Rosewill 45 pcs
Thermal Paste: Artic Silver 5

Optional items:

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 (Not sure if it fits in the case)

Alt. Case: Corsair Carbide Series 400R (Promotional code until 2/11 -$20.00)

Without the optional items listed the total price is: $1,103.88

What are your thoughts? Any suggestions, comments and opinions are welcome. Thanks in advance. thumb.gif
post #2 of 14
I would get a better case like the corsair C70 if you wait for it to go on sale you can get one for only $70. If you have the money throw in a small SSD and use MX-4 instead of AS5 you will see a 5-7C temperature change. other than that it looks good!
post #3 of 14
this is what i would get

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ChfH
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ChfH/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ChfH/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($157.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($304.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($90.17 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1137.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 17:00 EST-0500)


you can get a smaller ssd with a 1tb hdd if you need more space.
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Epik Pako View Post

this is what i would get

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ChfH
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ChfH/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ChfH/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($157.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($304.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($90.17 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1137.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 17:00 EST-0500)


you can get a smaller ssd with a 1tb hdd if you need more space.

Does Radeon HD 7950 out perform the GeForce GTX 660 Ti? It is a bit cheaper so I could benefit from changing it.
post #5 of 14
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Chj0
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Chj0/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Chj0/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($157.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($304.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1129.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 17:09 EST-0500)

You don't need thermal paste since the 212 EVO cames with good thermal paste. This 7950 has one of the best cooler, is cheaper than the 660TI and would destroy it. You don't need a tool kit, all you need are basic screwdrivers. This DVD drive is cheaper and does the same exact job. I wouldn't recommend the RAM you chose because I have the same and I have some problems with it plus Crucial does not want to RMA nor help at all.
post #6 of 14
What are your overclocking plans?
Ivy gets real hot and that cooler will not cut it if you want to see how far the chip can go. As a side note, Amazon has an easier return/exchange policy if you run into issues. I assume you don't live within driving distance to a Micro Center?
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Samsung 840 Pro 512GB Pioneer BD-RW Swiftech H220 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB Pioneer BD-RW Swiftech H220 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 
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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by justanoldman View Post

What are your overclocking plans?
Ivy gets real hot and that cooler will not cut it if you want to see how far the chip can go. As a side note, Amazon has an easier return/exchange policy if you run into issues. I assume you don't live within driving distance to a Micro Center?

I'm running the 212 EVO on a 3570K@4.3 and I'm at 25c right now. Prime95 is in the 60s.
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by sidewu View Post

I'm running the 212 EVO on a 3570K@4.3 and I'm at 25c right now. Prime95 is in the 60s.
Try 4.8 and see what your temps are.
That is why I asked the question, a mild overclock is a lot different than trying to see how far you can take the chip.
Ivy 5.0
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k 5.0 24/7 Maximus V Formula EVGA GTX 690 G.Skill Trident X 2400 (2x8gb) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB Pioneer BD-RW Swiftech H220 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 x NEC 30" Logitech G15 Corsair AX1200 NZXT Switch 810 
MouseAudio
Logitech G9x Logitech G51 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB Pioneer BD-RW Swiftech H220 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 x NEC 30" Logitech G15 Corsair AX1200 NZXT Switch 810 
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post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by justanoldman View Post

What are your overclocking plans?
Ivy gets real hot and that cooler will not cut it if you want to see how far the chip can go. As a side note, Amazon has an easier return/exchange policy if you run into issues. I assume you don't live within driving distance to a Micro Center?

Currently not thinking of overclocking, I'm guessing it will work fine with stock values for a while. Might overclock in the future, but when that time comes I might upgrade to other parts. I live in Puerto Rico and amazon doesn't ship electronics, which sucks. The good thing with newgg is I can use shoprunner for free 2 day shipping. I guess I could spend $30 more for a better CPU heatsink.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by justanoldman View Post

Try 4.8 and see what your temps are.
That is why I asked the question, a mild overclock is a lot different than trying to see how far you can take the chip.

Why do you even need 4.8? 4.3 is a perfectly good clock speed.

@jgaf, are you near a microcenter? you can save a lot of money by getting the combo deal there. A 7950 is better than the 660Ti. Get it
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