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    ABOUT to order my new build, need last minute feedback!

    Really appreciate all the help! Getting ready to hit that "order" button, just wanted to make sure everything is compatible/good for the price range with you fine folk.

    One thing to note: if you don't mind too much, use the website ncix.ca as that is where I will be picking up the system from to save some money


    PSU: Seasonic S12II 620W - (already owned)
    CPU: Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge - $229.99
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1155 - $169.99
    Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.98
    DDR3: Corsair Vengeance Blue 2x4GB - $44.99
    GPU: PNY GeForce GTX670 980MHZ - $319.99
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case - $88.99

    Total: $889.93.



    My main concern is my PSU, will it be compatible with this build? Will this be able to overclock (nothing TOO crazy) easily?
    Besides, that, just wondering if anyone had any other preferences from what I have listed here around the same price range
    Thanks!

    Edit: By the way, My main focus for this build is gaming. I'd like to be able to play high-res Skyrim, maybe Farycry, and other games similar, as well as achieve very good FPS in blizzard games (mainly SC2/Diablo3).
    I will be adding on a SSD when I get some extra money in the future
    Last edited by jrojason; 2013-01-27 at 10:51 PM.

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    The Lightbringer CheezusCrust's Avatar
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    I'd suggest for a better constructed case at a cheaper price.
    http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=66...r&promoid=1360

    Get a proper aftermarket cooler on the GPU, the reference coolers sounds like jet engines.

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    Inux's suggestions are good ones.

    Gigabyte GTX 670 is what he is talking about with aftermarket coolers. (as an example)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrojason View Post
    My main concern is my PSU, will it be compatible with this build? Will this be able to overclock (nothing TOO crazy) easily?
    Besides, that, just wondering if anyone had any other preferences from what I have listed here around the same price range
    Thanks!
    Easily, and then some.

    A version of the 670 with a better than reference cooler is nice, but I think I could put up with the audible fan noise for 279 after MIR.

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    a solid state drive is almost a must. the faster load times is almost a must.

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    I would get a different Mobo and case that is my only suggestions.

    Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...e%20ud3h%20z77 Gigabyte UD3H

    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811108406 Inwin mana it comes in black as well.
    or: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...20dragonslayer Inwin dragonslayer
    or: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146078 NZXT Source 210 elite
    or: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139018 Corsair 200r

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    Quote Originally Posted by inux94 View Post
    I'd suggest for a better constructed case at a cheaper price.
    http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=66...r&promoid=1360

    Get a proper aftermarket cooler on the GPU, the reference coolers sounds like jet engines.
    Thanks for throwing that case out there. Keeping that one in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vastx View Post
    Thanks for throwing that case out there. Keeping that one in mind.
    Yeah 300R is a good case as well.

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    Thanks for all the great suggestions guys! After looking it over, I've changed the motherboard as suggested to Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H and the GPU to the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 OC. I also wanted to go with the Corsair 300r case but as it's not in stock at the moment and I'm quite impatient, I'm going to go for the Corsair Carbide Series 400R.
    Total Cost right now is sitting at $904.95 Going to see if I can budget in a fast 128gb SSD, as well.

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    Do bear in mind you're getting more for your money on the ASRock Z77.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inux94 View Post
    Do bear in mind you're getting more for your money on the ASRock Z77.
    Nothing he can't do with the gigabyte that he can't do with the AsRock. With the mail in rebate its 20 dollars cheaper and 10 dollars cheaper without the rebate. I have installed both boards and have the UD3H. I like the bios better on it and Gigabyte is known as one of if not the best brand of mobo out there along with ASUS.

    They are both good boards it comes down to preference and I prefer Gigabyte and Asus atm over ASrock.
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