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post #11 of 38
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Thank you guys for the advice! Based on that info, and other forums this is where I am at now smile.gif

I had a hard time switching the monitor after reading about how much people like the IPS displays, but I had multiple folks suggest going with the cheaper version.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/E5b4
post #12 of 38
I would get a different 7970 than that. For just a few dollars more you can get much better cooling. Should allow you to OC more easily without hitting thermal wall

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125413

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008
 
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post #13 of 38
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Thanks, I just switched to the Sapphire card. When you say cooling do you mean on the card or a better CPU cooler?
post #14 of 38
I'd go for the Plextor M5S for the SSD, it performs just the same as the Samsung 840 but it has MLC NAND.

The Samsung memory is out of stock... switched for G.Skill Sniper's.

Also the WD Blue WD10EZEX is actually a better performer than the Black (althrough being a Blue), it's the newest and only single-platter 1TB drive from Western Digital (more info here).

Go with a 7950 instead of the 7970. It's 3-5% slower on stock clocks but it's significantly cheaper. In fact the 7970 has worse value because it's the flagship card. The Gigabyte is the cheapest great card so I'd go with that.

The 650W Capstone PSU is cheaper than the 550W right now so I'd go for that.

Also, for the mouse and keyboard first I'd take the Logitech G400 which is a great mouse and cheaper than the Razer, and also I'd go with a mechanical keyboard like the CM Storm QuickFire which are much better than regular's (MX Brown switches are my pick!).

Lastly, for the case you could go with the Corsair 400R or NZXT Phantom 410. The Corsair has top-notch build quality.

Here's the corresponding partlist: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/E6rY

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post #15 of 38
the hyper 212 comes with 1 120mm fan,,,and its not very good,,,might be a idea to purchase a couple better quality fans,,for a push/pull,,,especially if your planning on overclocking,,,,,,or you could buy them later,,its up to you
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post #16 of 38
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Originally Posted by trailer park boy View Post

the hyper 212 comes with 1 120mm fan,,,and its not very good,,,might be a idea to purchase a couple better quality fans,,for a push/pull,,,especially if your planning on overclocking,,,,,,or you could buy them later,,its up to you

I would go straight on a NZXT Havik 140 then, I have to agree that the 212 Evo is starter cooling.
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post #17 of 38
Thread Starter 
Okay, thank you again for the input! This is where I am at now after integrating some of your recommendations.

Much appreciation!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/E78g
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post #18 of 38
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/E78g
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Looks good but then again:
- the Samsung memory is out of stock (just have a look at the product page, all sellers are OOS and have been for quite some time) so I'd go with the G.Skill's instead
- I would go for the Plextor M5S which is $5 cheaper and performs the exact same while having MLC NAND instead of TLC (check the performance chart here - the higher performing Samsung 840 is the 250GB one, not the 120GB)
- the Caviar Blue WD10EZEX is a better performer than the Black and this althrough being a Blue (I think it's intentional from WD as they want to get rid of their 500GB platters)
- the 650W Rosewill Capstone is actually cheaper than the 550W so I would go with it even if it's not needed right now
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post #19 of 38
Thread Starter 
Thanks again. More adjustments made. I did some more research and switched out the recomended components. Except for the Samsung ram, I found some on eBay.

Can't wait to put it together and start learning more about overclocking!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/E7Xo
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post #20 of 38
Looks good, I just forgot about the monitor - I'd go with the Dell U2312HM which is e-IPS and has great color accuracy! smile.gif

Checkout HardwareCanucks' review:
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/51995-dell-ultrasharp-u2312hm-23-monitor-review.html

Also the NZXT Phantom 410 is a better chassis with more cable management holes and modular HDD cage - a more modern chassis.

- http://pcpartpicker.com/p/E8h2
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