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I need everything but Monitor keyboard and mouse. I have read around and found what I assume is a good build I'll post it and explain why I selected it and would like everyone who will to look at it and find ways I could improve it.

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99
Alot of the threads I read in AMD which is what I wanted to go with suggested the 3570k for gaming over the fx 8350 i do plan to overclock and i also watch alot of movies online so i do not know what to go with they are both the same price give or take so I would like advice here...

NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler $59.97
Looked like a decent cooler the majority of what i read said that the 8350 overclocked at a high temp and that the cheaper 212 evo cooler that was a favorite in alot of threads i read was not good enough to overclock at high GHz so i picked one that looked good and had a lot of stars for a decent price around

ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $139.99
It was compatible seemed like a good buy but i honestly have no clue lol

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $79.39
Every thread I read suggested only 8 GB for gaming i dont know if watching movies online would be affected by this but even if it did i can always buy more later so i went with 8 GB

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.98
I do not use alot of memory if i need more i will also buy more later

Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $109.99
I read that this makes windows as well as games load faster.. a must have never used one : )

Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card $309.99
if im not mistaken i have an ATI 4200 graphics card?? i looked online and it said it had 20gbs of bandwidth so i started doing research on AMD GPU's and found this and happened to like the reviews for the price i plan to learn how to overclock this in time

NZXT Phantom 820 (White) ATX Full Tower Case $199.99
I really like this case.. this and the 7950 are the 2 things i dont really want to change at all so if your advice is centered upon anything let it be these 2 things please

Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $89.99
650W it didnt seem like overboard when i had the fx 8350 in the build but if i stick with the 3750k it looks overpowered maybe? but yea corsair seemed like a good brand so i choose corsair

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98

Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $17.99
total price on partpicker before mail in rebates which i doubt i will do... is about 1320$ i would like to stay very very close to this range not going lower if it means reducing quality of a certain item and no higher unless it means i will get 2x more for very little difference in price thanks in advance for all advice given

I do not know how to overclock and I do plan on learning and overclocking anything i can. I hope this build goes smoothly for me.
 

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I'd go for a different mobo: ASUS P8Z77-V Pro , P8Z77M-Pro or Gigabyte z77x D3H/UD3H/UD5H/Up5 TH

Is there any reason you're not going with Haswell? with the deals going on it'd probably cheaper than a z77 build.

I wouldn't spend $60 on a Havik 140. You could buy a Thermalright True 140 / Macho for less or Prolimatech Megahalems (for around that).

Crucial m4 is old now, you're better off with a Plextor M5 or Samsung 840 (Evo/Pro).

Sapphire 7950 should cost you no mroe than $260 these days.

Corsair Bronze (TX?) for $90 is a ripoff. You should look at seasonic G series or Rosewill capstone Modular at that price. They have better ripple and noise characteristics and higher efficiency to boot.
 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($97.13 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($154.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 550D ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master V700 700W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1279.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-03 17:07 EDT-0400)
 

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You don't really need a full tower unless you are going to water cool and run multiple GPU's down the line. You also don't want that PSU because it is not that great. If you are going to spend that much money you for sure want something of higher quality. Since you are worried about cooling then you could get a closed loop cooler and that will give you plenty of head room to OC. Stuck with the 7950 and chose a Sapphire card because they OC well and have good cooling from my experience.

How about this:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($97.13 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($154.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($259.00 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1222.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-03 23:30 EDT-0400)

And came in a little under budget, which leaves room to get more fans or something like that. The NZXT 410 is a Mid tower and it looks pretty much the same as the 820 for half the price. It is full of features and will be a great case.
 

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($97.13 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($154.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($259.00 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1222.02

this is what im going with at the moment is the 4670k better for overclock then the 3570k?
i have about 80$ to spare with this build any upgrade or fan choices to cooll my cpu down would be nice
 

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($97.13 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($154.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($259.00 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1222.02

this is what im going with at the moment is the 4670k better for overclock then the 3570k?
i have about 80$ to spare with this build any upgrade or fan choices to cooll my cpu down would be nice
Both those CPU's are good OC'ers, but the 4670K is just new and within the budget so that is why I went with it. You could get some Corsair AF120's (case fans) and a couple Corsair SP120's (rad fans) that will help with the cooling of the components in general. You could also look at getting a fan controller because they look cool imo. Cheers.
 

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PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($61.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Base Total: $1305.87
Mail-in Rebates: -$35.00
Total: $1270.87

Hope you like it
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PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($61.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Base Total: $1305.87
Mail-in Rebates: -$35.00
Total: $1270.87

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Not so much on that PSU over the Capstone. No need for 750W that is Bronze rated and less efficient than the Capstone. Also, the case that had to be on the build was the NZXT Phantom style. Seems like cutting the quality of the PSU, a bit cheaper of a MoBo and no CLC which will lower the OC head room (not saying the NH-D14 isn't a monster at cooling) was to fit the GTX 770. I do not think that it is worth it to cut corners on something like a PSU and the CPU cooling since the OP wants to OC his CPU for sure. Might as well get a solid PSU and a CLC from the get go and be set for. Later, a custom loop can be installed or something of that nature for cooling. Also, 7950's are a steal right now and they are great GPU's.
 

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Not so much on that PSU over the Capstone. No need for 750W that is Bronze rated and less efficient than the Capstone. Also, the case that had to be on the build was the NZXT Phantom style. Seems like cutting the quality of the PSU, a bit cheaper of a MoBo and no CLC which will lower the OC head room (not saying the NH-D14 isn't a monster at cooling) was to fit the GTX 770. I do not think that it is worth it to cut corners on something like a PSU and the CPU cooling since the OP wants to OC his CPU for sure. Might as well get a solid PSU and a CLC from the get go and be set for. Later, a custom loop can be installed or something of that nature for cooling. Also, 7950's are a steal right now and they are great GPU's.
firstly 750 watts PSU for future SLi plans you go with a gold certified PSU n pay 90$ wats the use ???? i mean i know it runs efficiently but you wont be be able to even CF/SLi in future better go with a decent PSU which can atleast SLi the cards in future secondly that mother aint cheapo its a decent board for its prize thirdly D14 can clock that chip to its max taking in consideration the motherbard thanx for the frank review on my build

BTW going for a GTX 770 right now is better then going with a H1ooi right now OP will have to spend more to upgrade
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a little over the budget but i think its worth it

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($103.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($154.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($61.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.50 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Base Total: $1331.38
Mail-in Rebates: -$25.00
Shipping: $3.99
Total: $1310.37


now you have a H100i for cooling a Phantom style case a 128GB SSD n a decent power supply to run it (YOU ALWAYS DONT NEED A GOLD CERTIFIED PSU TO RUN THE SYSTEM )
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Hope you like it OP
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Not so much on that PSU over the Capstone. No need for 750W that is Bronze rated and less efficient than the Capstone. Also, the case that had to be on the build was the NZXT Phantom style. Seems like cutting the quality of the PSU, a bit cheaper of a MoBo and no CLC which will lower the OC head room (not saying the NH-D14 isn't a monster at cooling) was to fit the GTX 770. I do not think that it is worth it to cut corners on something like a PSU and the CPU cooling since the OP wants to OC his CPU for sure. Might as well get a solid PSU and a CLC from the get go and be set for. Later, a custom loop can be installed or something of that nature for cooling. Also, 7950's are a steal right now and they are great GPU's.
In a way I can agree with you and in a way I can't. 7950's are quite a steal right now, however they only really compare to a GTX760. I recently put up a post about the 2 cards and what the conclusion came to was if you are going OC the 7950, the 7950 is going to be your card, but if you don't the 760 will. GTX770's are supposed to be the new GTX680's so there is no loss in getting one.

As for the PSU, I have put plenty of the Nexus 750W PSU's in gaming and enthusiast rigs(I build custom PC's) They are great little PSU's. IMO it's not going to make much of a difference going with a Gold 550W PSU or a Bronze 750W. If he was going to be maxing out on the PSU it will be a good choice to get the gold, but a 750W will leave plenty of room for OC on both the GPU and CPU. Nexus PSU's are tough little things.

IMO either rig will more than be suit him, but they may need a little tweaking here and there.

As I'm sure we all know the percentages, just in case...
 

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Thank you for all the help guys i appreciate it alot. i have decided to go with what box proposed in budget and seems like a good deal the 4670k will be the processor i go with i also decided to just get some White led fans with blue blades for the build for general cooling xigmatek i believe they are called they look pretty sick which is why i choose them looks very nice with the white nzxt case again thank you all for the help and i've picked a build due to it : )
 

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The GPU is AMD and i plan to overclock it so the CPU choice was between the 3570k and 8350 most Threads i read in AMD said for gaming to choose the 3570k not the 8350 but i was still open to getting the 8350 which is also an AMD CPU but noone suggested it in their builds so i take it they thought the same? initially i was going to go AMD FX 8350 and 7950 GPU but because of the AMD threads i read i decided to add the option of the 3570k in there not taking anyones side but most AMD threads i read stated intel (fanboys) always trashtalk AMD so i did not want to go to intel thread telling them that i planned to build a rig that included a AMD GPU and intel CPU figured they would just try to sway me into getting a GTX GPU which i did not want
 
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