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So I finally decided and picked my parts. The price is in the range of what I wanted, and soon I will be able to purchase and start my new build. Before I did though, I wanted to know your thoughts about the choices I'm making, thumb.gif

Does has anyone ran into any problems using these parts?

Is there another brand or model everyone prefers?

Would this all fit in the case?

Know of any great deals in place of some of these parts?

Am I missing anything? I'm worried that I might need an extra fan, or even maybe a watercooler. Yet the advice I received from a friend was that for these parts there was no need.

With Intel Haswell coming out in June, I want to wait and see if the prices will drop on the current chips... what do you guys think? Wait or Not?




COOLER MASTER HAF XM RC-922XM-KKN1 Black Mesh, Plastic, Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

GIGABYTE GA-X79S-UP5-WIFI LGA 2011 Intel C606 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2682-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC ...

Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-Ray Burner with SW, 3D Play Back


Thank you for helping me and making me make the switch from buying PCs to building PCs. thumb.gif
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If you're just gaming, drop down to a i5-3570K and a Gigabyte Z77X-UD4H, change your GPU to a 7970 and you should be all good! thumb.gif

If you're looking for a power supply, a Seasonic X560 would be perfect for the build I suggested.
Edited by StayFrosty - 5/13/13 at 7:19am
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If you're just gaming, drop down to a i5-3570K and a Gigabyte Z77X-UP4, change your GPU to a 7970 and you should be all good! thumb.gif

This.

Now, current chips will not drop that much in price with the new release. Intel is known for keeping their prices up.

What is your budget and where are you located?
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I would definitely go with a K series processor with a GPU like that, you'll want to overclock. Personally, I'd go for a bigger HDD too, but it all depends on how much space you need. Everything will fit no problem.
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I would definitely go with a K series processor with a GPU like that, you'll want to overclock. Personally, I'd go for a bigger HDD too, but it all depends on how much space you need. Everything will fit no problem.
Watchu smokin brah? You can overclock a 3820 like it's no one's business (through the base clock straps)

Recommend change case to Switch 810 or Arc Midi R2 (great support for fans, water cooling, easy to work with)
Recommend Asus Board (they tend to overclock marginally better and last longer than the competition in my experience, at least the high end ones)
Recommend Samsung Wonder Ram (do a search you'll find it) cheaper and better than what you chose
Recommend ONLY MSI Lightning 680 (it is the ONLY 680gtx in production with Software voltage control and capability of upwards of 1.5Ghz clock speeds)

Honestly dude the benchmarks for the non "Pro" Samsung 840's suck balls, grab a Samsung 830/Crucial M4/Plextor instead.
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Under 2k (preferably $1600 range), and im located in Virginia.
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For the video card, be advised that the GTX 700-series is rumored to be coming out rather soon. However if you're going to be buying a card from the current generation, the EVGA GTX 670 FTW is a much better bang/buck choice than a GTX 680. The "670 FTW" uses the PCB and cooling hardware of the GTX 680, and performs quite closely to its bigger brother for $100 less.

As for your hard drive, the WD Blue WD10EZEX is both faster and twice as big as the WD5000AAKX for only a rather small price differential.
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post #8 of 16
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Thanks! How about this one?

Western Digital WD Green WD15EARX 1.5TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Like you said, it holds more and is only a tad bit more expensive. It's a green drive and its supposed run smoother than the blue drives.
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Thank you. Gave me more food for thought. Im really impressed with the MSI lighting card, however I have not been able to find it anywhere without it being out of stock! AMazon has used ones, and I have yet to check ebay since im at work now.
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Thanks! How about this one?

Western Digital WD Green WD15EARX 1.5TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Like you said, it holds more and is only a tad bit more expensive. It's a green drive and its supposed run smoother than the blue drives.

I have this HDD, it's excellent.
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