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post #11 of 35
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Im probably not gonna change the seasonic PSU and i guess i could go for a 3570k instead. Everything else i could change, lets say Asus mobo could be asrock if i could still get the same features. I wont do amd GPUs though, not gonna start now.
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also for the cooler, i have no idea but should i wait for swiftech h220 or go with whatever for now?
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If you are on a budget, why are you thinking of getting a $140 cooler? Just get a decent air cooler like the True Spirit 120/140, which is going to be fine for any kind of moderate ~4.6 overclock.
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ive never built anything with a normal cooler before just closed loop, and the intel ones that come with cpu. I rather stick with what i know how to build, since i cant imagine putting something so large on a cpu, never done it before.

Im willing to drop the 670 to a 660ti, thats still mid-range card right?

And im no fan of asrock but i guess for the money i will choose it over asus. The problem now is the cooler, im thinking if i get swiftech one i wont need to ever upgrade it, or i could buy something cheap but it will still have to be a closed loop. The PSU will remain the same unless someone can show me another thats also based on seasonic but much cheaper and is half modular at least. I want a ssd and since my case needs to have ssd installed before mobo which leaves me no room to have it as an upgrade in the future so ive come to the conclusion that i should get ssd and drop the storage hdd for now. makes sense?
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ive never built anything with a normal cooler before just closed loop, and the intel ones that come with cpu. I rather stick with what i know how to build, since i cant imagine putting something so large on a cpu, never done it before.

Im willing to drop the 670 to a 660ti, thats still mid-range card right?

And im no fan of asrock but i guess for the money i will choose it over asus. The problem now is the cooler, im thinking if i get swiftech one i wont need to ever upgrade it, or i could buy something cheap but it will still have to be a closed loop. The PSU will remain the same unless someone can show me another thats also based on seasonic but much cheaper and is half modular at least. I want a ssd and since my case needs to have ssd installed before mobo which leaves me no room to have it as an upgrade in the future so ive come to the conclusion that i should get ssd and drop the storage hdd for now. makes sense?

The 660Ti is great. I love mine. But you should look around and have a poke into PartPicker. A few weeks back I saw a 670 go for around $330.

The rest of your requests. I don't mean to insult you, but what you are asking is very difficult. You want to keep the price under $1000, but you want closed-loop liquid cooling and an i7 processor. Those alone, (provided you get a QUALITY cooler) would cost you around $450-$500 ALONE, without a graphics card. Now you throw in your requested $450 dollar graphics card, and you have $100 left for case, storage, PSU, optical drive, RAM, and monitor. That is the problem with your request. We need a firm budget, we need to get a sense of the specific programs you use frequently, etc. It is very difficult to do what you asked. Also, we need to know if you will be overclocking. If not, you could go down to a P8Z77-V LX or a Gigabyte UD3H.
post #16 of 35
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Im willing to drop the 670 to a 660ti, thats still mid-range card right?

An HD 7950 would have clearly better value and perform a bit better, not to mention the 3GB of memory and the much better improved memory bandwidth and GPGPU performance.

As I said - you could go down to a 7870 XT which would be of even better value. smile.gif
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post #17 of 35
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The 660Ti is great. I love mine. But you should look around and have a poke into PartPicker. A few weeks back I saw a 670 go for around $330.

The rest of your requests. I don't mean to insult you, but what you are asking is very difficult. You want to keep the price under $1000, but you want closed-loop liquid cooling and an i7 processor. Those alone, (provided you get a QUALITY cooler) would cost you around $450-$500 ALONE, without a graphics card. Now you throw in your requested $450 dollar graphics card, and you have $100 left for case, storage, PSU, optical drive, RAM, and monitor. That is the problem with your request. We need a firm budget, we need to get a sense of the specific programs you use frequently, etc. It is very difficult to do what you asked. Also, we need to know if you will be overclocking. If not, you could go down to a P8Z77-V LX or a Gigabyte UD3H.

i understand what you are saying, there is no firm budget, its about saving as much money as i can with this build because at the end of the day its one based on what will be outdated hardware. I will be using programs such as photoshop, after effects, maya, and games like battlefield, crysis 3, total war, obviously graphic intensive stuff. Will i be overclocking? i dont know, im not good at it but will do it if needed. Heres my new proposed build:

i5 3570k
Asrock extreme4 (good or bad? should i go with gigabyte or another asus?)
Galaxy GTX 670 GC 2GB (reference card but overclocked, costs $379 AUD, usual cards cost non-oc are $419)
RAM (corsair or Gskill around $109 if 16GB or 8Gb will be $75)
Seasonic G-550 (any objections to this one? i have little faith in other psu makers)
Cooler: dont know, if closed loop probably $70, if not propably $50, if swiftech $140)
storage: ssd 200$, normal $135 for 3TB)


overall cost $995 (with ssd 1057)

monitor and keyboard will add $430 to the mix but those parts can not be changed.
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An HD 7950 would have clearly better value and perform a bit better, not to mention the 3GB of memory and the much better improved memory bandwidth and GPGPU performance.

As I said - you could go down to a 7870 XT which would be of even better value. smile.gif

what kind of support amd cards recive nowadays? I left them a long time ago because of how dodgy their drivers and its software were, that was back in 2004 though.
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post #19 of 35
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Im willing to drop the 670 to a 660ti, thats still mid-range card right?

The performance drop is bigger than the price drop from 670 to 660Ti.
AMD will be a better choice, if you can'T fit the 670 in your budget and want a mid-to-high range card.
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WD Red's... aka the 5400RPM overpriciness.
Depends what you use it for. I wasn't aiming at speed. when I buy storage I want reliability.
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Asrock extreme4 (good or bad? should i go with gigabyte or another asus?)

Avoid this one, get the Gigabyte Z77X-D3H instead. thumb.gif
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