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post #21 of 62
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Good suggestions! I'll post the parts when I decide.
post #22 of 62
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Actually, now I'm a little confused. haha
post #23 of 62
Not sure what's with the spam of build suggestion when some stuff aren't clear yet.

Are you planning to overclock to begin with? Generally since you're in overclock.net, it's expected. If so, 3570k is great with Hyper 212+/evo since air cooler's are less riskier than water (seeing its for your kids). Otherwise, an i5 3470/3570 non-k with stock cooler is good enough.

GPU wise, it has been said that AMD is the way to go in terms of bang-for-buck (free games too). Reason to buy Nvidia is if you make use of the CUDA (I doubt so for your kid), PhysX (not many games use this), or simply want 'lower power consumption'.

Motherboard wise, if you're going to overclock, something along the Z77 chipset line (someone mentioned the UD3H, which is a fair board). Else, you can get cheaper mobo's.

PSU, a quality 500-550W is more than enough.

I won't throw any "build suggestions" since people have said it all over the place, so I hope this helps you choose the parts you want. Feel free to ask more questions otherwise.
post #24 of 62
The Hyper 212 Evo is overrated and overhyped at this point

The Thermalright True 120M is around the same price and no one ever talks about it or recommend it despite the fan on it is much better
Edited by shilka - 4/2/13 at 8:48am
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post #25 of 62
I was about to recommend that but I'd figure to suggest 212+/evo since it's more common and it actually works (besides being overhyped etc)

Either way that's also a good cooler.
post #26 of 62
Too bad the TRUE 140 is so high it cant fit in most cases as its a good low to mid range cooler
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post #27 of 62
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Not sure what's with the spam of build suggestion when some stuff aren't clear yet.

Are you planning to overclock to begin with? Generally since you're in overclock.net, it's expected. If so, 3570k is great with Hyper 212+/evo since air cooler's are less riskier than water (seeing its for your kids). Otherwise, an i5 3470/3570 non-k with stock cooler is good enough.

GPU wise, it has been said that AMD is the way to go in terms of bang-for-buck (free games too). Reason to buy Nvidia is if you make use of the CUDA (I doubt so for your kid), PhysX (not many games use this), or simply want 'lower power consumption'.

Motherboard wise, if you're going to overclock, something along the Z77 chipset line (someone mentioned the UD3H, which is a fair board). Else, you can get cheaper mobo's.

PSU, a quality 500-550W is more than enough.

I won't throw any "build suggestions" since people have said it all over the place, so I hope this helps you choose the parts you want. Feel free to ask more questions otherwise.

I will overclock. Probably just enough to keep it stable and cool. I do not want to use water cooling.

I think I've narrowed some down:

i5 CPU 3570
AMD GPU (which one?)
Which Z77 MOBO is easiest to OC? Or are all the Z77 the same?
post #28 of 62
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Also, most of the case recommendations are good but a little boring for a 14 year old boy. Are there any really good (cooling and internal config) cases that also LOOK COOL? I don't want gimmicky cases that are not efficient for high end components. I would like something other than just a rectangular black box.
post #29 of 62
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Also, most of the case recommendations are good but a little boring for a 14 year old boy. Are there any really good (cooling and internal config) cases that also LOOK COOL? I don't want gimmicky cases that are not efficient for high end components. I would like something other than just a rectangular black box.

HAF X?



Storm Tropper?

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Originally Posted by SteveHookEm View Post

I will overclock. Probably just enough to keep it stable and cool. I do not want to use water cooling.

I think I've narrowed some down:

i5 CPU 3570
AMD GPU (which one?)
Which Z77 MOBO is easiest to OC? Or are all the Z77 the same?
Since you are aiming to overclock the cpu I'd go with the 3570k version. As for the video card I'd go with HD7950 (I'm @ GIGABYTE HD7950 and it's awesome so far but Sapphire tends to be better especially when it comes down to overclock). As for motherboard I'd go with Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (mentioned in above posts) since it's real piece of cake to overclock stuff. Also make sure your memory fits in because of the cpu cooler (you should be fine with 212+/evo). If you really want to make sure go for the low profile.
Edited by n00pe - 4/2/13 at 10:48am
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