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I am just going to show you the wishlist from Amazon because it is easier that way. I already found cheaper versions of everything from Newegg and TigerDirect I just need to know if practically everything is compatible. And if you guys have any suggestions please do put them out there. I am open to any except for changing motherboard, because I got that as a gift for good luck with starting off me build.

-ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
-Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H100i
-Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHZ 1 GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 11201-17-20G
-AMD FX-8350 FX-Series Eight-Core Processor Edition, Black AM3 FD8350FRHKBOX
-Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop 3.5" Hard Drive
-Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 750 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze (TX750)
-Cooler Master HAF 912 - Mid Tower Computer Case with High Airflow Design (RC-912-KKN1)
Edited by BearGravy - 3/20/13 at 10:03pm
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Damn, now I have to write everything. that is fine I will just edit.
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If you want I can just make all of those links I guess.
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I'd swap the following:

Corsair H100i, swap to a Swiftech H220. The H220 performs better, has a better pump, and is not a closed loop system, so you can add to it later and make a custom loop if you want. Oh, and it's almost the same price (the H220 is $20 more). It's sold out almost everywhere, but it'll be well worth it to subscribe to the notifiers on these sites when they come in (NCIX will do price matching):

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=79583
http://www.xoxide.com/swiftech-h220-liquid-cooling-system.html
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/18290/ex-wat-242/Swiftech_H220_Compact_Drive_II_Plug-and-Play_Liquid_Cooling_System.html
http://www.swiftech.com/h220.aspx

If you want to splurge and get even better performance from it, get some Noctua NF-F12 fans to put on there. I've found them on Amazon for ~$20/ea., which is a steal.

Corsair PSU, swap with a SeaSonic. This one is 750W and 80 Plus Bronze as well, but $10 cheaper than the Corsair (on sale, marked down from $230), and SeaSonic makes better PSUs: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151107

That said, good luck with the new build biggrin.gif
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Swiftech H220 2x Noctua NF-F12 Fans for H220 Windows 8 Professional LG Flatron W2361V 23" 2ms LCD @ 1920x1080 
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Samsung SyncMaster S27A550H 27" 2ms LED LCD @ 1... A USB one that came with an older Dell PC SeaSonic M12II 750W NZXT Switch 810 
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Logitech M150 5-Button Bluetooth Wireless Generic Ergonomic w/ Gel Wrist Rest Logitech H800 Bluetooth Wireless Headset Insignia 2.1 channel desktop speakers 
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I'd swap the following:

Corsair H100i, swap to a Swiftech H220. The H220 performs better, has a better pump, and is not a closed loop system, so you can add to it later and make a custom loop if you want. Oh, and it's almost the same price (the H220 is $20 more). It's sold out almost everywhere, but it'll be well worth it to subscribe to the notifiers on these sites when they come in (NCIX will do price matching):

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=79583
http://www.xoxide.com/swiftech-h220-liquid-cooling-system.html
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/18290/ex-wat-242/Swiftech_H220_Compact_Drive_II_Plug-and-Play_Liquid_Cooling_System.html
http://www.swiftech.com/h220.aspx

If you want to splurge and get even better performance from it, get some Noctua NF-F12 fans to put on there. I've found them on Amazon for ~$20/ea., which is a steal.

Corsair PSU, swap with a SeaSonic. This one is 750W and 80 Plus Bronze as well, but $10 cheaper than the Corsair (on sale, marked down from $230), and SeaSonic makes better PSUs: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151107

That said, good luck with the new build biggrin.gif
Thanks but I think I might have to stick with the corsair just because the swiftech is practically a myth. Thanks for the tip though biggrin.gif
I was actually thinking, lets say I don't a water cooler but a fan, would that be a good idea? And if so which one?
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i think it would be better to get a stronger gpu. you can do this buy going with cheaper parts. you dont need a 750w psu,more like a good 550. you could also go with a 8320 instead of the 8350. drop the water cooler and go with a decent air cooler.
Edited by toyz72 - 3/20/13 at 10:42pm
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Thanks but I think I might have to stick with the corsair just because the swiftech is practically a myth. Thanks for the tip though biggrin.gif
I was actually thinking, lets say I don't a water cooler but a fan, would that be a good idea? And if so which one?

It depends of if you're looking to overclock. If you want to overclock, the only fan I could suggest would be either the Silver Arrow or a Noctua heatsink, but I wouldn't really suggest air cooling for overclocking (also those fans are about the same price as a water cooler and don't perform as well). Also with those big heatsinks, you have to watch what kind of RAM you put in there because they will cover the RAM slots (at least 1 or 2 of the slots), so you'd want to go with RAM that's low profile and doesn't have a big fancy heatsink on the modules (you didn't say what RAM you were going to use). If you're not overclocking, or only looking for MAYBE 100 - 200 MHz, you could probably get away with something like a Hyper 212 and it wouldn't block your RAM slots.

If you want an H220 and can wait maybe a week, you can use the pre-order feature (which means they're sold out) on NCIX and they'll ship it when they get more. That's how I got mine, and I got lucky because I kept checking the website for like a week and it kept saying it was sold out, so I put in a pre-order and it actually shipped 2 days later, and the site still said it was sold out. I think they have so many people ordering, they can't even put them in stock on the site. But it shouldn't take long - a couple days to a week tops I'd say. Don't forget to use the price matcher. I just pasted in the Xoxide link on the NCIX price matcher and got mine for $134.99 (I believe it was that, or maybe $139.99).
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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Swiftech H220 2x Noctua NF-F12 Fans for H220 Windows 8 Professional LG Flatron W2361V 23" 2ms LCD @ 1920x1080 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster S27A550H 27" 2ms LED LCD @ 1... A USB one that came with an older Dell PC SeaSonic M12II 750W NZXT Switch 810 
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE @ 4.0 GHz Biostar 880G+ AM3 mATX Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1066 CL7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 500GB SATA II Some DVD burner Antec Kuhler H20 920 Windows 7 Home Premium 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 @ 4.7 GHz ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Zotac GeForce GTX 660 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X (2 x 8GB @ 1866) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD 640GB (16MB Cache) SATA II @ 7200 RPM (Main) Seagate 2TB (64MB Cache) SATA III @ 5900 RPM (S... HP DVD Writer 1260T SATA 7x Aerocool Shark 140mm Red LED Fans 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Swiftech H220 2x Noctua NF-F12 Fans for H220 Windows 8 Professional LG Flatron W2361V 23" 2ms LCD @ 1920x1080 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster S27A550H 27" 2ms LED LCD @ 1... A USB one that came with an older Dell PC SeaSonic M12II 750W NZXT Switch 810 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech M150 5-Button Bluetooth Wireless Generic Ergonomic w/ Gel Wrist Rest Logitech H800 Bluetooth Wireless Headset Insignia 2.1 channel desktop speakers 
OtherOtherOther
All-In-One Card Reader BOSS Executive High Back Leather Chair Arctic MX4 Thermal Compound 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE @ 4.0 GHz Biostar 880G+ AM3 mATX Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1066 CL7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 500GB SATA II Some DVD burner Antec Kuhler H20 920 Windows 7 Home Premium 
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Originally Posted by toyz72 View Post

i think it would be better to try to get a better gpu. you can do this buy going with cheaper parts. you dont need a 750w psu,more like a good 550. you could also go with a 8320 instead of the 8350. drop the water cooler and go with a decent air cooler.

+1. Although if he ever wants to expand the system, buying a good PSU now is a better idea than another PSU later. A 750W will serve him well through many upgrades. Just my $0.02.

If you're on a tight budget though and maybe that's why you chose the video card you did, then yeah, I'd drop down to the 8320 instead of the 8350 and maybe forget about overclocking for now and just get a Hyper 212 fan or something for like $20. That'll maybe get you a 200 MHz overclock on the 8320 and free up a good ~$125 (with the $25 savings on the 8320 over the 8350) extra towards a better video card. I wouldn't compromise on the PSU though if it were me, because then you'll have to buy another one later if you start adding on to the system.

If you shave $125 off with those downgrades, and put the $130 for the 7770 towards a different card, you'll have $255 to get a GTX 660 or a 7870.
Edited by Clowerweb - 3/20/13 at 10:48pm
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AMD FX-8350 @ 4.7 GHz ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Zotac GeForce GTX 660 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X (2 x 8GB @ 1866) 
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WD 640GB (16MB Cache) SATA II @ 7200 RPM (Main) Seagate 2TB (64MB Cache) SATA III @ 5900 RPM (S... HP DVD Writer 1260T SATA 7x Aerocool Shark 140mm Red LED Fans 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Swiftech H220 2x Noctua NF-F12 Fans for H220 Windows 8 Professional LG Flatron W2361V 23" 2ms LCD @ 1920x1080 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster S27A550H 27" 2ms LED LCD @ 1... A USB one that came with an older Dell PC SeaSonic M12II 750W NZXT Switch 810 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech M150 5-Button Bluetooth Wireless Generic Ergonomic w/ Gel Wrist Rest Logitech H800 Bluetooth Wireless Headset Insignia 2.1 channel desktop speakers 
OtherOtherOther
All-In-One Card Reader BOSS Executive High Back Leather Chair Arctic MX4 Thermal Compound 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE @ 4.0 GHz Biostar 880G+ AM3 mATX Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1066 CL7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 500GB SATA II Some DVD burner Antec Kuhler H20 920 Windows 7 Home Premium 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 @ 4.7 GHz ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Zotac GeForce GTX 660 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X (2 x 8GB @ 1866) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD 640GB (16MB Cache) SATA II @ 7200 RPM (Main) Seagate 2TB (64MB Cache) SATA III @ 5900 RPM (S... HP DVD Writer 1260T SATA 7x Aerocool Shark 140mm Red LED Fans 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Swiftech H220 2x Noctua NF-F12 Fans for H220 Windows 8 Professional LG Flatron W2361V 23" 2ms LCD @ 1920x1080 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster S27A550H 27" 2ms LED LCD @ 1... A USB one that came with an older Dell PC SeaSonic M12II 750W NZXT Switch 810 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech M150 5-Button Bluetooth Wireless Generic Ergonomic w/ Gel Wrist Rest Logitech H800 Bluetooth Wireless Headset Insignia 2.1 channel desktop speakers 
OtherOtherOther
All-In-One Card Reader BOSS Executive High Back Leather Chair Arctic MX4 Thermal Compound 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE @ 4.0 GHz Biostar 880G+ AM3 mATX Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1066 CL7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 500GB SATA II Some DVD burner Antec Kuhler H20 920 Windows 7 Home Premium 
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i think it would be better to get a stronger gpu. you can do this buy going with cheaper parts. you dont need a 750w psu,more like a good 550. you could also go with a 8320 instead of the 8350. drop the water cooler and go with a decent air cooler.
I guess I was over compensating with the 750, someone told me to go with a 650 but I thought that it wasn't going to work well enough, so I got one better. Along with that is there a major difference between the 8350 and 8250?
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