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    Cool My new Gaming PC build (need Opinions and suggestions!)

    hey guys .. this my first time to build a gaming pc and I hope you would check it out

    and could I get better for less cash ?
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    Intel Core i5-3570K

    GA-Z77X-UD3H (will it Handle cpu and gpu over clocking ? )

    Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 750 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze ( Do i need a stronger one or weaker ? or is it good enough ?)

    Cooler Master HAF 922 - Mid Tower

    Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz

    EVGA GeForce GTX 680 SC Signature2

    Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H80i ( Planning to over clock the cpu to 4.3-4.5 .. is this good enough or do i need stronger or weaker ? )

    Samsung 840 Series 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III internal Solid State Drive

    Hard Drive (Got it already)
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    can it max out games like BF3 and Guild wars 2 ?

    I know too many Questions and some of them is nooby as I said this is my first build

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    Change the motherboard to ASRock Z77 Extreme4
    Change the PSU to Corsair TX 550w
    I'd pick a better constructed case
    If you really are going for a GTX 680 (670 is ~$100 less and only loses 5-10% performance), then please go for a proper aftermarket cooler, the EVGA coolers are known to be extremely loud.
    H80i is fine for 4.5 GHz, I overclocked my 3570k to 4.5GHz on a H60.

    Do NOT get the Samsung 840, get either the 830 or 840 PRO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inux94 View Post
    If you really are going for a GTX 680 (670 is ~$100 less and only loses 5-10% performance), then please go for a proper aftermarket cooler, the EVGA coolers are known to be extremely loud.
    This is one of the few EVGA cards that utilizes a non-reference cooler. It is still not in the same class as MSI, ASUS or Gigabyte though.
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    Oh.
    I apologize for that, I've never seen that cooler before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inux94 View Post
    If you really are going for a GTX 680 (670 is ~$100 less and only loses 5-10% performance), then please go for a proper aftermarket cooler, the EVGA coolers are known to be extremely loud.

    I'm using the EVGA 660 Signature 2 and the cooler fans aren't very loud and seem to work very well at keeping it cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jholdaway View Post
    I'm using the EVGA 660 Signature 2 and the cooler fans aren't very loud and seem to work very well at keeping it cool.
    Yeah, but it still isn't as good as ASUS/Gigabyte/MSI which is around the same pricerange.
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    Your build is fine. I personally would change the case but that's purely for aesthetic reasons. Since you're building a gaming PC and purchased one of the top end GPUs there is nothing really to change. You could probably get a larger capacity SSD, but that Samsung 840 SSD is a fine choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inux94 View Post
    Yeah, but it still isn't as good as ASUS/Gigabyte/MSI which is around the same pricerange.
    depends how much you value a one of kind warranty service. (performance wise signature gpu's tend to OC very good aswell)
    i'd say the gpu is a splendid choice but dropping down to a gtx 670 would yield more budget for other parts.( kraken X40 is better compared to a h80i iirc from anandtech bench)
    also meh on samsung ssd's

    edit: kraken best high end , corsair mid tier. (x60 for utter overkill and H80i if you want allround performance)

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    The Samsung 840 (non pro) SSD is a good consumer drive. Unless he's doing something like over 20GB of writes per day there is no reason to swap that product for anything else. It certainly is one of the strongest consumer drives on the market.

    ---------- Post added 2013-01-18 at 08:07 PM ----------

    The Kraken x40 is weaker than the H80i, but then the latter costs $10 more. Out of the two though the H80i is cooler and quieter.

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    My personal thoughts:

    looking at reviews and videos, h100 might be a good option, depending on the case. In quiet mode, you could easily overclock it to where you want it while staying very cool and very quiet. Definitely, if you were planning on going to the h80, the h100 is only about $10-20 more for better performance.

    As far as case, maybe the Fractal Design R4, NewEgg currently has the Titanium Side Window one on sale for 89.99. I have the Black Pearl version. Extremely well built, nice looking case with a lot of cable management and even spot on the case behind the mobo for ssd drives. There are also extra spots for extra fans and even removable cleanable dustguards that can be taken out and cleaned. A completely removable set of drive bays for better air flow throughout too. A lot of thought and desgn went into it. I like it a lot.

    As far as mobo, currently have the ASRock Extreme 6. I read a few reviews and ones comparing the 2, and the 6 just came out to be a better built, better heatsinks, etc... for $20 more. I think the only main advantage is the dual BIOS switch that the UD3H has.

    SSD's, consider going a bit bigger if you only have 1 that you are going to use, 256gb type. Price per GB is pretty good atm.
    Last edited by anyaka21; 2013-01-18 at 09:56 PM.

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    He'll probably have to cheat a H100 inside an R4 case though. I vaguely remember the H100 not fitting without modification.....

    Very nice case though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemmiwink View Post
    He'll probably have to cheat a H100 inside an R4 case though. I vaguely remember the H100 not fitting without modification.....

    Very nice case though.
    r4 has dual 140 options on top, however screw holes for 120

    http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthre...t=h100+fractal

    picture is not my rig, but shows h100 on an r4, not with stock fans, but with the better sp120 fans, about $25 per pair

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    thanks guys for the help due to your opinions and suggestions I have changed some parts note that my budget is 1300$ so I couldn't take some of the parts you recommended

    my new build :

    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA

    Intel Core i5-3570K

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO

    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2

    EVGA Superclocked, Signature 2 (I liked it more XD and the 7970 people said it's great at first but it breaks after a while )

    SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB

    Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

    and for the case I think i'm going to search for one from a local store because the shipping will triple it's original price (

    what do you think now ?

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    The ASRock Z77 Extreme4 should be better and cheaper.

    Change the harddrive to a Western Digital Caviar Blue, even if you have to go down to 500GB, it's a thing worth doing. Seagate harddrives are horrible and has high failure rate within the first year.

    I'd still go for a 550w, 650w is kind of an awkward position right now because it's overkill for single card yet too weak for dual card configurations.
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    In my opinion the WD caviar Red HDD's are looking better and better, really tempting to purchase one to replace my Black disks! Go check the tests and reviews on them, cheap and good performance is win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Souler676 View Post
    thanks guys for the help due to your opinions and suggestions I have changed some parts note that my budget is 1300$ so I couldn't take some of the parts you recommended

    my new build :

    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA

    Intel Core i5-3570K

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO

    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2

    EVGA Superclocked, Signature 2 (I liked it more XD and the 7970 people said it's great at first but it breaks after a while )

    SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB

    Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

    and for the case I think i'm going to search for one from a local store because the shipping will triple it's original price (

    what do you think now ?
    the case I mentioned is on sale at newegg and it has free shipping atm too.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811352023

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    Quote Originally Posted by anyaka21 View Post
    the case I mentioned is on sale at newegg and it has free shipping atm too.
    I'm not from USA .. the parts are going to be shipped to my PO box in NY spring garden then it's to be shipped to my country and the cost for each pound is 7.33$ !

    this case weights 28.8 pounds so the total gonna be 337.4$ !! see what I mean ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by inux94 View Post
    The ASRock Z77 Extreme4 should be better and cheaper.

    Change the harddrive to a Western Digital Caviar Blue, even if you have to go down to 500GB, it's a thing worth doing. Seagate harddrives are horrible and has high failure rate within the first year.

    I'd still go for a 550w, 650w is kind of an awkward position right now because it's overkill for single card yet too weak for dual card configurations.
    can the mother board handle over clocking ? and it performs well with the rest of the build ? if yes yes give me the link please and it's a buy

    Will the 550w be enough and a little over ? because that's what I was aiming for with the 650w

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    Quote Originally Posted by Souler676 View Post
    I'm not from USA .. the parts are going to be shipped to my PO box in NY spring garden then it's to be shipped to my country and the cost for each pound is 7.33$ !

    this case weights 28.8 pounds so the total gonna be 337.4$ !! see what I mean ...

    ---------- Post added 2013-01-19 at 07:11 PM ----------


    can the mother board handle over clocking ? and it performs well with the rest of the build ? if yes yes give me the link please and it's a buy

    Will the 550w be enough and a little over ? because that's what I was aiming for with the 650w
    Mild overclocking yes, but I still advise against getting the board. (The gigabyte one that is)

    The name of the board is ASRock Z77 Extreme4, since I don't know where you're from I can't give you a link.

    550w is plentyful for the rig.
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    final conclusion :

    Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5

    MSI N680GTX Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply


    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel ...

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

    Note : too many people have told me that the 650w isn't enough so I picked the ( SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ) and changed the GPU to MSI N680GTX Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 680 2GB

    what do you think ?

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    With 750W PSU you can probably run 3 GTX 680s.
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