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post #1 of 12
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Hello, Just looking for some opinions on my future build. I have a few questions about a few of the pieces i have chosen.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Dc7o
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Dc7o/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Dc7o/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Other: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard ($94.99)
Total: $1007.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 22:08 EST-0500)

So the questions i have are.

Intel i5- Is Haswell worth waiting for?

Hyper 212- Will i get a decent overclock on it?

7950- Should i go with nvidia instead?

200r- Is this case good with airflow?

All help is appreciated. Recommendations are welcomed.

Thanks!
post #2 of 12
1. I'm not quite sure as we haven't seen any performance numbers yet, but I'm pretty sure that CPU can last you around 3-4 years if you overclock it to like 4.5Ghz.

2. It's a decent cooler but it'll all depend on how good of a chip you get (some people get good chips others get average ones, its a lottery) but I'm sure getting 4.0Ghz or so shouldn't be too hard with that cooler.

3. Yup, you made a great choice, now overclock that beast to 1.2Ghz and you'll destroy every single GPU graphics card out there. thumb.gif

4. I don't see why it wouldn't be.

Enjoy your new computer! thumb.gif

I would up your motherboard to a Gigbayte Z77X-UD3H, it's a better board for overclocking, the Asrock Z77 Extreme 6 is just as good too. Get some G.Skill Ripjaws X RAM, so you don't have to worry about RAM clearance issues if you decide on installing larger coolers for your CPU.
post #3 of 12
1. All up to you. The waiting game sucks, though.
2. Most probably yes. Depends on your chip.
3. What res are you playing on? Whatever the case, no.
4. http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/corsair_carbide_200r/5.htm
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post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by StayFrosty View Post

1. I'm not quite sure as we haven't seen any performance numbers yet, but I'm pretty sure that CPU can last you around 3-4 years if you overclock it to like 4.5Ghz.

2. It's a decent cooler but it'll all depend on how good of a chip you get (some people get good chips others get average ones, its a lottery) but I'm sure getting 4.0Ghz or so shouldn't be too hard with that cooler.

3. Yup, you made a great choice, now overclock that beast to 1.2Ghz and you'll destroy every single GPU graphics card out there. thumb.gif

4. I don't see why it wouldn't be.

Enjoy your new computer! thumb.gif

I would up your motherboard to a Gigbayte Z77X-UD3H, it's a better board for overclocking, the Asrock Z77 Extreme 6 is just as good too. Get some G.Skill Ripjaws X RAM, so you don't have to worry about RAM clearance issues if you decide on installing larger coolers for your CPU.

Ok i have changed it to the Gigbayte Z77X-UD3H. Thanks. I think ill stay with the corsair lp just because i like the looks of it and dont think i would upgrade my air cooling.

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Originally Posted by arion69 View Post

1. All up to you. The waiting game sucks, though.
2. Most probably yes. Depends on your chip.
3. What res are you playing on? Whatever the case, no.
4. http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/corsair_carbide_200r/5.htm

Yeah i dont think im going to wait. Im playing on a 1080p monitor but may switch to multi monitors or a single 1440p. Thanks for the review gave good insight.
post #5 of 12
Oh I didn't realize you had the low profile version of the Vengeance, in that case you should be fine. thumb.gif
post #6 of 12
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I few more questions.
How would an EVGA 670 FTW 2gb compare?
Also is the 840 a better ssd?
post #7 of 12
Once overclocked, the Gigabyte 7950 will win in terms of performance. The 840 is newer but not much better, so get whatever is cheaper.
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post #8 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by arion69 View Post

Once overclocked, the Gigabyte 7950 will win in terms of performance. The 840 is newer but not much better, so get whatever is cheaper.
I just seem to read a lot of how amd has many flaws and that some games perform better with nvidia.
post #9 of 12
Yeah, drivers have generally been AMD's weak point, but they have been catching up recently. Some games do perform better on Nvidia, but some also perform better on AMD, so this point is irrelevant unless PhysX is considered. For the price to performance though, 7950>670 IMO.
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by SB Pako View Post

Hello, Just looking for some opinions on my future build. I have a few questions about a few of the pieces i have chosen.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Dc7o
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Dc7o/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Dc7o/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Other: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard ($94.99)
Total: $1007.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 22:08 EST-0500)

So the questions i have are.

Intel i5- Is Haswell worth waiting for?

Hyper 212- Will i get a decent overclock on it?

7950- Should i go with nvidia instead?

200r- Is this case good with airflow?

All help is appreciated. Recommendations are welcomed.

Thanks!

No.

Decent enough.

Best bang for buck.

Max out cooling fan options.

Other suggestions:

Change Memory to Samsung Ram (Low Volt 32nm) "WonderRam" (overclocks to 1866 or 2133MHz easily)
Change SSD to 335 Series Intel (faster than 830 better value)
Change PSU to Rosewill CAPSTONE Series 650M ($74 after rebate, Gold Certified, and Modular)
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