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Hi, I'm looking to build a pc mostly for gaming, along with everyday uses and having inane numbers of tabs open in chrome. Anyway, this is the list I've come up with so far, and I was looking for any feedback you guys had on it. Thanks!

Case: NZXT Switch 810
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V Pro LGA1155
CPU: Intel 3rd Gen i7 3770k
CPU Cooling: Coolermaster Hyper212 Evo
GPU: Sapphire Vapor-X 7970 Ghz Edition 3GB
GPU Cooling: Stock
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB DDR3
Primary Hard Drive: Samsung 840 Series 128GB MLC SSD
Storage: WD Black 1TB HDD
PSU: Seasonic Platinum 860w
OS: Windows 8 Pro

I also have an additional $200ish to spend on something, so any suggestions for that are great too.
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Would you like to add $129.99 to that additional $200 so that you have an additional $330 to spend instead? If so, then you can get the 650W Rosewill CAPSTONE Modular Cable Version Series PSU (which is a high-end modular PSU) for only $89.99 shipped and then $74.99 after the rebate card:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182263

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Hi, I'm looking to build a pc mostly for gaming, along with everyday uses and having inane numbers of tabs open in chrome. Anyway, this is the list I've come up with so far, and I was looking for any feedback you guys had on it. Thanks!

Case: NZXT Switch 810
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V Pro LGA1155
CPU: Intel 3rd Gen i7 3770k
CPU Cooling: Coolermaster Hyper212 Evo
GPU: Sapphire Vapor-X 7970 Ghz Edition 3GB
GPU Cooling: Stock
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB DDR3
Primary Hard Drive: Samsung 840 Series 128GB MLC SSD
Storage: WD Black 1TB HDD
PSU: Seasonic Platinum 860w
OS: Windows 8 Pro

I also have an additional $200ish to spend on something, so any suggestions for that are great too.

If you have any plans to overclock, something beefier than the 212 would be nice. Don't get me wrong, its a great bang for the buck cooler, but with the extra funds you could get a noctura or a h100 or something.
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Hi, I'm looking to build a pc mostly for gaming, along with everyday uses and having inane numbers of tabs open in chrome. Anyway, this is the list I've come up with so far, and I was looking for any feedback you guys had on it. Thanks!

Case: NZXT Switch 810
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V Pro LGA1155
CPU: Intel 3rd Gen i7 3770k
CPU Cooling: Coolermaster Hyper212 Evo
GPU: Sapphire Vapor-X 7970 Ghz Edition 3GB
GPU Cooling: Stock
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB DDR3
Primary Hard Drive: Samsung 840 Series 128GB MLC SSD
Storage: WD Black 1TB HDD
PSU: Seasonic Platinum 860w
OS: Windows 8 Pro

I also have an additional $200ish to spend on something, so any suggestions for that are great too.
That psu is too much. all you need is a quality 650W , either rosewill capstone or seasonic. and yes if you want to overclock you will need a better cooler.
get a swiftech h220
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So, swapping out the Seasonic for that rosewill 650w, what would be the best entry-level watercooling kit or parts for around $300?
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you want CLC? it's the swiftech H220... for full water cooled setup. experts should answer that.
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Hi, I'm looking to build a pc mostly for gaming, along with everyday uses and having inane numbers of tabs open in chrome. Anyway, this is the list I've come up with so far, and I was looking for any feedback you guys had on it. Thanks!

Case: NZXT Switch 810
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V Pro LGA1155
CPU: Intel 3rd Gen i7 3770k
CPU Cooling: Coolermaster Hyper212 Evo
GPU: Sapphire Vapor-X 7970 Ghz Edition 3GB
GPU Cooling: Stock
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB DDR3
Primary Hard Drive: Samsung 840 Series 128GB MLC SSD
Storage: WD Black 1TB HDD
PSU: Seasonic Platinum 860w
OS: Windows 8 Pro

I also have an additional $200ish to spend on something, so any suggestions for that are great too.


Hmmmmm since I have the time today I am going to not only recommend a PC that will preform well, but will look pretty darn nice too. I am going to make a white/black build here, but if you want to tell me your favorite two colors, I can probably make it work thumb.gif

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146091

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293 ( There is pretty much no difference between this board and the asus one....in fact, if nothing else, I think this mobo will OC a little bit better)

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139015 (you do not need a platinum PSU....period. This is a gold PSU with all the same perks while being almost 70 bucks less after rebate. Corsair is often times a seasonic PSU as well, so you are pretty much getting the same PSU)

CPU: i5 3570K (all the i7 has that the i5 doesn't is that the i7 has hyper threading which does NOT help games. Unless you use auto CAD or anything like that, you won't notice a difference, so save your money).

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233199 (what you choose is not bad, I just like the white color smile.gif )

SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147189 (while it is true that the 840 pro is faster in benchmarks, there is little to no difference in real world application. It is MUCH smarter to spend the little extra on a 250GB 840 and have the extra space available.)

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844 (the western digital black drive is good, but it is over priced. The speed benefit is a non issue since you are doing all your data intensive things off your SSD. This HDD is probably just as fast in real world application and it is 3TB for not a heck of a lot more money).

GPU: http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=67546&vpn=GV-R795WF3-3GD&manufacture=Gigabyte&promoid=1277 (get 2 of these for crossfire)

Cooling: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835146028
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Two 7950s, and you're recommending the AX850? I apologize for my blunt (and perhaps rude) honesty, but the 650W Rosewill CAPSTONE Modular Cable Version Series is still plenty for that and it's only $89.99 shipped and $74.99 after the rebate card.

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Two 7950s, and you're recommending the AX850? I apologize for my blunt (and perhaps rude) honesty, but the 650W Rosewill CAPSTONE Modular Cable Version Series is still plenty for that and it's only $89.99 shipped and $74.99 after the rebate card.

No no. I did not see the 650 watt PSU. At the time of my post, I thought I was the first replyer.

The only reason I recommend a 850 watt or even sometimes a 1000 watt PSU over 650 watts and otherwise is because I feel like that should be the last PSU anyone needs for a LONGGGGGGG time.

IF THE OP HAS THE MONEY AND IT IS NOT A LARGE JUMP OVER A BASIC PSU, I think that having the complete and total upgrade freedom of having a 850w or above is very important.

For instance, what if in the future the OP wants dual GTX990s (hypothetical GPU of course) and they draw 800 watts of power (doubtful, but who knows). Instead of the OP having to buy another PSU when that time comes, he will already have the PSU he needs now.

That alone is the ONLY reason I think anyone needs over 650 watts with a basic setup.
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No no. I did not see the 650 watt PSU. At the time of my post, I thought I was the first replyer.

The only reason I recommend a 850 watt or even sometimes a 1000 watt PSU over 650 watts and otherwise is because I feel like that should be the last PSU anyone needs for a LONGGGGGGG time.

IF THE OP HAS THE MONEY AND IT IS NOT A LARGE JUMP OVER A BASIC PSU, I think that having the complete and total upgrade freedom of having a 850w or above is very important.

For instance, what if in the future the OP wants dual GTX990s (hypothetical GPU of course) and they draw 800 watts of power (doubtful, but who knows). Instead of the OP having to buy another PSU when that time comes, he will already have the PSU he needs now.

That alone is the ONLY reason I think anyone needs over 650 watts with a basic setup.

 

The industry has reached a point where each new generation of CPUs and GPUs requires less power than the previous, so I'm no longer concerned about future upgrades.

 

Then there's the benefit of having an extra $330 instead of an extra $200. So that's why I feel 100% confident recommending the modular 650W Rosewill Capstone. Thanks to this extra savings, he's now looking for the best water-cooling setup for $300.

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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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