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First build (1600$) - Done ! Buildlog on its way !

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This thread is no longer active as all my parts are now on there way, read final updates and the upcoming build log if you want !
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Hi there !

I am about to purchase the parts to make my very first build but before doing so I would like your advices and suggestions,
I am already oriented toward Intel processor wise, so there is no need for the usual AMD vs Intel debate but I still am thinking about ATI vs Nvidia, so feel free to comment on that matter,
I am also hesitating cooler wise, should I go Air or Water ? Should I go for a branded CPU water cooling or a custom one ?

This computer will be used for Webdesign mostly, Gaming and Media viewing. I want this build to be - in a way - as much "future proof" as possible, a long lasting build,

Don't get me wrong, I read a lot, tried to know as much as possible, but I wanted a last piece of advice before starting, and I know you guys here are quite good at this wink.gif

Here is the list of my current parts :

Computer Parts (Click to show)

CPU :
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Intel - Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
$ 209.99 @ Amazon

Would he 3770 be worth it ? I do not think I truly need the supplementary compute power, knowing what I do, but I am wondering if the 3770 would be a better lasting purchase. What do you guys think ?

CPU Cooler :
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Corsair - H80i 77.0 CFM
$ 88.98 @ Amazon

As I said previously, what would be best here, Air cooling, Liquid cooling or Custom cooling ? I personally ruled out this last option, this being my first build, although I do think I could possibly go custom in the future, I just do not have the time nor the actual budget I think. Air wise, I would go for a Noctua DH14 or a Phantek PH-TC14PE, Liquid wise I guess I would go for either for Corsair or NZXT also I am truly open to other options as I do not know these products that well.

Thermal Compound :
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Arctic Silver - 5 High-Density 3.5g
$ 7.99 @ Newegg

Motherboard :
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Asus - P8Z77-V PRO LGA1155 Motherboard
$ 197.98 @ Amazon

My budget was around $ 200 for the motherboard itself, and after searching around a bit and hesitating between MSI, Asrock and Asus, I went for this one, if anybody has any suggestion - for the same price - that would add extra value or make it more "future proof", feel free to intervene ! I like the SABERTOOTH for it's design as well but it's $ 40 extra and there is nothing more, really, so..

Memory :
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Corsair - Vengeance 16GB (2x8 GB) 1866
$ 134.99 @ Newell

Why 16 ? Because of certain softwares software I use, my current computer has 12 GB of 1066 and would reach 100% during certain tasks. Now the real questions would be : Does the speed (1866, 2133, etc.) makes a huge difference ? Does the amount of stick makes a difference as well ? I personally chose 2x8 simply because it leaves 2 extra slots just in case, but would 4x4 be truly cheaper and give the same performance ? I generally choose CAS 9 because I heard somewhere that lower is better but once again..

Storage :
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Samsung - 840 Pro 256GB
$239.99 @ Amazon

I already have a 1TB hard drive that I plan to reuse on this computer and I have something like 10TB in external storage so the only thing really needed was a SSD, I heard only good comment about the 840 series and price per performance, it rocks all tests from what I've seen. Here again I am truly open to suggestions.

Video Card :
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EVGA - GTX 670 FTW
$ 399.99 @ Amazon

The 670 is quite the sure value these days and I can't really go wrong with either a 7970 or a 670, I've always had nvidia products and I've been satisfied so far, I heard the FTW edition was worth it due to it's back plate so I went for it ! Once again, open to suggestion, as long as it is constructive and not the classical ATI vs NVIDIA debate..

Case :
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NZXT - Phantom (Black) Full Tower
$ 102.69 @ Amazon

Now, the most important part here, in my point of view, the case, I want something sleek, simple and truly efficient, I went with the NZXT Phantom due to it's reputation and price. I am currently thinking of reconsidering my budget on this aspect as it is one of the most important part here if I want my build to last long or at least to be reusable in the future, so far the brands that interested me due to their reputation and design are : NZXT, Corsair, Lian Li and Fractal Design. I will not go on top of $ 250, that is for sure, the products I am considering would be the Define XL R2, the Corsair 800D (also it's lack of USB 3.0 bugs me a lot, did they correct this though ?), the Switch 810 or 820, any other products in the same aspect and capacities interest me.

Power Supply :
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Corsair - AX750 80+ Gold
$ 124.49 @ Newegg

Was hesitating between NZXT, Corsair and SeaSonic but I can't really go wrong with either so I went for a sure product, modular of course. 750W will be enough IMO, and if ever I'll upgrade to 850 or more if I ever decide to go SLI.

Optical Drive :
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Asus - DRW-24B1ST DVD/CD Writer
$ 19.99 @ Amazon

The basic here, no need for more than that in my opinion, unless someone has something he judges important to say on that matter I don't think it's worth spending extra money there..

Total :
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$ 1527.08

So, I truly hope you guys can help me figure out what's best out there so I can truly obtain a good performance for the price invested, I truly thank you in advance for taking the time to read all this and for eventually helping me,

Looking forward to your answers,

stnz'



UPDATE #1 :
Some parts changed, and I decided to wait for Intel Haswell and Nvidia 700's, MOBO changed.

UPDATE #2 :
The case changed, the graphic card (also I will still wait for the Nvidia 700's), the MOBO changed.

UPDATE #3
The case changed, the graphic card as well, the MOBO changed, the RAM changed.



FINAL UPDATE :

Here is the part list, their status, their price and their provenance.
Prices are in CAD.

CPU :
Intel - Core i7-3770K 3.4GHz | $ 89.99 @ Intel Retail Edge - Received !

CPU Cooler :
Corsair - H100i 77.0 CFM | $ 99.99 @ NCIX.ca - On its way !
Going to make the tubes white a bit like another user did here but hopefully a bit thinner.

Thermal Compound :
Arctic Cooling - MX-4 High-Density 4g | $ 6.99 @ Amazon.com - On its way !

Motherboard :
MSI - Mpower Z77 | $ 179.99 @ NCIX.ca - On its way !
Going to remove the stickers of this beast and make it appear in all its black glory.

Memory :
Corsair - Vengeance LP (White) 8GB (2x4 GB) 1600 | $ 64.83 @ Ebay.com - On its way !

Storage :
Samsung - 840 128GB | $97.80 @ Amazon.com - On its way !
Ordered two of these, one for my gf's upcoming build with my old parts.

Video Card :
EVGA - GTX 770 SC w/ ACX - On its way | $ 419.99 @ NCIX.ca
A bit disappointed that the side looks goldish rather than silver, will find a way to make that white.

Case :
Fractal Design - Define R4 w/ Window (Black) | $ 79.99 @ NCIX.ca - Received !
Ordered a white one for my gf's build, there is not enough green cases out there, she does not renounces to green stickers though.
Planning to change the LED on mine to a white one.

Power Supply :
NZXT - Hale90 750W | $ 115.88 @ NCIX.ca - On its way

Optical Drive :
Asus - DRW-24B1ST DVD/CD Writer | $ 18.16 @ DirectCanada.ca - Received !
Planning to cover the ugly sides of this with some black Di Noc if I have the time.

Extras :

NZXT - Sleeved White Leds (2M) | $ 17.85 @ Ebay.com - On its way

NZXT - Premium Sleeved Cables (White) | $ 53.92 @ NCIX.ca - On its way
Thanks to Shilka on this one, he was of a great help.

Corsair - AF120 Performance (Twinpack) | $ 24.35 @ DirectCanada.ca - Received !

Corsair - SP120 Quiet Edition (Twinpack) | $ 25.49 @ DirectCanada.ca - Received !

Shipping & Handling (Total) : $ 162.58
The shipping and the custom rights of the 3770K alone costed 60$..
Still half the price of what its sold ATM, can't really complain.


TOTAL :

$ 1459.99

In conclusion, I would like to thank everybody that had the time to help me picking my parts and making my dream come true in a good way and not a crappy rig. I am truly happy with my parts so far and can't wait to build the thing (I shouldn't have a problem with that) and I am glad I waited for some deals as it reduced the overall cost quite a lot, just like ordering from the US sometimes did.

Now, thinking of a build name, I was wondering, what do you guys think of : Minimalist Elegancy ?
Edited by stnz - 7/4/13 at 9:11pm
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You dont need more then 550 watts if you are only using one video card

Also you sould never look at brands when you are looking at PSU´s its a big trap many fall into
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Would 750 Watts be enough for a GTX 670 SLI ?

Also, as I say, I want this PC future proof, so extra wattage is not bad in my opinion, also the product I selected does have some quality, doesn't it ?

What would be your suggestions ?
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A quality 750W PSU like the one you have can handle SLI just fine. And yes, Corsair (Seasonic technically) make really good PSUs.
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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter) Same as your choice.
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($88.98 @ Amazon) Same as your choice.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($135.99 @ NCIX US) Better board than the Asus and it's much cheaper.
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($115.06 @ NCIX US) Cheaper RAM with the same specs but with better ICs.
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.99 @ Adorama) Same as your choice.
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($389.99 @ NCIX US) Same as your choice.
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($102.69 @ Amazon) Same as your choice.
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ Amazon) You only need a 650W and this is a fair bit cheaper.
Total: $1347.68
Not included the thermal paste or DVD drive smile.gif
Your original build is very solid so wasn't really much to improve. Even that PSU is fine, $120 for an AX750 is a bargain, I'm just trying to be as value friendly as possible.
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750 watts is more then enough for GTX 670 SLI

Since you are form Canada can you find the Fractal Design Newton R3 800 watts?

Newegg for some stange reason only carry the 600 watts version
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About the PSU :

Yeah I kinda knew about Corsair being really made by SeaSonic, and that is why I included this brand in my choice,
I am still thinking about it but I want to be able to SLI later on, so :

1) Thank you for you input you all !

2) Andy, do you think the AX750 is worth the extra 20$ for 100 extra watts and a good looking PSU (I know this is ridiculous but look does matter to me) ?

3) I am in Canada but I will probably buy in the US because it is obviously much cheaper and because I can without a problem nor will I have to pay customs rights.

4) Shilka, you advised me around 550W at the beginning but you are now advising me a 800W PSU that cost at least around 300$ (for what I've seen so far), any more details about this particular choice ?

About the rest :

Thank you a lot for this strong input Andy, I'll check into the motherboard you advised me and will probably switch to your choice because that's indeed 70$ right there (it pays the CPU cooler for example), that RAM attracted me but I do not really know why I sticked with Corsair, I originally went with Kingston HyperX but it is kind of overpriced IMO.. So I'll probably switch to your choice as well since as you say it is the same specs but better ICs.

Case wise, do you think going for a 800D or a Switch 810 or 820 would be worth it ?

Thank you again you all !
Edited by stnz - 5/6/13 at 10:35am
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2) Andy, do you think the AX750 is worth the extra 20$ for 100 extra watts and a good looking PSU (I know this is ridiculous but look does matter to me) ? - For $20 extra I do actually think it's worth it. The AX750 is better quality, is fully modular rather than semi and the cable sleeving is better.

Thank you a lot for this strong input Andy, I'll check into the motherboard you advised me and will probably switch to your choice because that's indeed 70$ right there (it pays the CPU cooler for example), that RAM attracted me but I do not really know why I sticked with Corsair, I originally went with Kingston HyperX but it is kind of overpriced IMO.. So I'll probably switch to your choice as well since as you say it is the same specs but better ICs. - No problem smile.gif

Case wise, do you think going for a 800D or a Switch 810 or 820 would be worth it? - The case is really all up to you, all the cases you've mentioned are very good. Just pick the one you like the look of and has the features that you desire.
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About the PSU :

Yeah I kinda knew about Corsair being really made by SeaSonic, and that is why I included this brand in my choice,
I am still thinking about it but I want to be able to SLI later on, so :

1) Thank you for you input you all !

2) Andy, do you think the AX750 is worth the extra 20$ for 100 extra watts and a good looking PSU (I know this is ridiculous but look does matter to me) ?

3) I am in Canada but I will probably buy in the US because it is obviously much cheaper and because I can without a problem nor will I have to pay customs rights.

4) Shilka, you advised me around 550W at the beginning but you are now advising me a 800W PSU that cost at least around 300$ (for what I've seen so far), any more details about this particular choice ?

About the rest :

Thank you a lot for this strong input Andy, I'll check into the motherboard you advised me and will probably switch to your choice because that's indeed 70$ right there (it pays the CPU cooler for example), that RAM attracted me but I do not really know why I sticked with Corsair, I originally went with Kingston HyperX but it is kind of overpriced IMO.. So I'll probably switch to your choice as well since as you say it is the same specs but better ICs.

Case wise, do you think going for a 800D or a Switch 810 or 820 would be worth it ?

Thank you a gain you all !

I said 550 watts for one video card since you want two its 750 watts

And this is the reason i said the Newton R3
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=339
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Summary

It only took one single review for Fractal Design to walk right in here, toss me a unit, and instantly prove that this is a company that means business when it comes to power supplies. Everything done wrong on this unit is rather minor, and everything done right speaks volumes. When you can come in here with an OEM hardly anybody knows or talks about and beat Seasonic at their own stability game, that really tells me all I need to know about your company. Folks, Fractal wants your business and from what I've seen today they most definitely deserve it.

The Good:

extraordinary voltage stability - better than good, very good, or even excellent
excellent minor rail ripple suppression
very good 12V ripple suppression
love that modular cable bag
semi-fanless mode works well
competitive MSRP

The Bad:

marketing promised all Japanese capacitors - not some Japanese except for a few notable exceptions here and there

The Mediocre:

no cake, no frosting, no gravy... I'm hungry, dagnabbit

And its stupid overpriced outside EU which makes no sense at all the Newton R3 800 watts is cheaper then the AX750 here in Denmark
Edited by shilka - 5/6/13 at 10:02am
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Thank you a lot Andy,

I'll try deciding for the case, extremely difficult choice though, I guess I'll see depending of the available money,

Keep the suggestions &/or advices up people !

@ Shilka :

Oh okay,

Why the Fractal Design one though ? It seems extremely expensive one, I thought you would have gone Rosewill or SeaSonic, I know that brands doesn't matter but I do not have a particular product in mind to compare the one you advised me to,

PS : My apologies for my bad english btw
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