1. #1

    About to purchase parts. Just looking for final thoughts.

    Have mic, headphones, keyboard and mouse already.

    Mainly needs to run D3, WoW 25m raiding, LoL and BL2 at max settings with 60 fps. Budget is $1500.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.56 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($166.99 @ Adorama)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($273.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: ViewSonic VX2450wm-LED 23.6" Monitor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Other: SSD Adapter ($4.99)
    Total: $1236.95
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 02:33 EST-0500)

    Thanks!
    Last edited by Flaring; 2013-02-04 at 07:36 AM.

  2. #2
    Moderator chazus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    10,856
    Honestly a solid system, and almost verbatim what mine is, except I have the 660 instead of the 660ti. I even have the same monitor and case.

    If it matters to you, you could probably shave off about $80 or so with a slightly cheaper board (I've really found no real reason yet why a $130 board is used when a $90 does the same job). You probably don't need 16gb ram. 8gb is more than enough for juuuust about anything. You can also get the Antec Neo ECO 620w PSU for about $40, which is also manufactured by Seasonic.

    It should also be noted that the SSD I -believe- is just the bare drive. So you can either get the MZ-7TD250KW which comes with the desktop adapter kit (to make the drive fit in a 3.5" bay) or just get an adapter separately. I got mine separately, as the 'kit' is $22 more, and just the adapter was like $5.

  3. #3
    I'll probably keep the board and RAM; just in case I decide to upgrade later. Really amazing reviews on that board especially.

    I'll do look at those other suggestion though. Will get the SSD adapter. The lowest I could find on that Antec supply was $69.99 though.

    My big concern is OCing the CPU. Can the current cooler handle a stable 4.2 or so OC (for everyday use of around 6 hours most days)?
    Last edited by Flaring; 2013-02-04 at 05:34 AM.

  4. #4
    You can get something like this, which will give you mounts for your SSD as well as 2 USB 3.0 connections on the front of your case, which your case doesn't have, but your motherboard supports:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999241

    Else you can get a:
    http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-3-5-Inch-A...ds=ssd+bracket

    The antec neo eco 620c isn't on sale anymore. It was going for 29.99 after MIR last week. Was a steal while it lasted.

  5. #5
    Moderator chazus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    10,856
    Will get the SSD adapter.
    This is what I have: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817994085
    The lowest I could find on that Antec supply was $69.99 though.
    Ah, I meant the 520, which is still plenty to run your system
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371030
    My big concern is OCing the CPU. Can the current cooler handle a stable 4.2 or so OC
    My stock retail cooler did fine at 4.0ghz. It ran warmer than I like (75*) but certainly not hot, and certainly not problematic. A good cooler like that will definitely do the job.

  6. #6
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817994085 looks great, will pick it up.

    Shame on that Antec; will probably stick with what I have then.

    Edit: Oh, yup 520W is more than enough, even if I decide to get another SSD + 660 Ti later. Will grab that.

    Updated the build to reflect those changes. After thinking it over I think I would be alright with a cheaper mobo and just 8GBs of ram. Which would you suggest?

    Thanks to both if you for the help btw!
    Last edited by Flaring; 2013-02-04 at 06:19 AM.

  7. #7
    Immortal Notarget's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Dark Side of the Moon
    Posts
    7,757
    Quote Originally Posted by Flaring View Post
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817994085 looks great, will pick it up.

    Shame on that Antec; will probably stick with what I have then.

    Edit: Oh, yup 520W is more than enough, even if I decide to get another SSD + 660 Ti later. Will grab that.

    Updated the build to reflect those changes. After thinking it over I think I would be alright with a cheaper mobo and just 8GBs of ram. Which would you suggest?

    Thanks to both if you for the help btw!
    NZXT Source 210 Elite $50
    NZXT Source 220 $50

    Both cases are $10 extra but worth it in my opinion and you get front USB 3.0. The CM is also $50 but you get the rebate.

    As for your motherboard question, I'd say any of these:

    ASRock Z77 Pro3 $90
    MSI Z77A-G43 $95

    RAM suggestion:

    G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $44
    CPU: Intel i5-3570k (4.5GHz) MB: ASUS Z77 Sabertooth (uefi 2003)
    GPU: Asus 280X TOP (1130MHz/1750MHz) RAM: Corsair LP/LV white 8GB 1600MHz
    SSD: Samsung 840Pro 256GB + Crucial m4 128GB (040H) PSU: Seasonic 620M CASE: Corsair 500R (White/Black) Monitor: 1440p BenQ GW2765HT 1080p LG 237L-BN IPS
    Current build! ||Old Build || Bitdefender Total Security 2015 || AV-TEST 2014

  8. #8
    The Pro3 had great reviews; as did the RAM so updated those.

    The 2 towers you listed had many reviews of trouble fitting coolers. Think I will have to shop around a bit more for a case.

    Thanks for the advice!

  9. #9
    Immortal Notarget's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Dark Side of the Moon
    Posts
    7,757
    Quote Originally Posted by Flaring View Post
    The Pro3 had great reviews; as did the RAM so updated those.

    The 2 towers you listed had many reviews of trouble fitting coolers. Think I will have to shop around a bit more for a case.

    Thanks for the advice!
    This thread

    Check the signature of this post

    basically it should be perfectly fine.
    CPU: Intel i5-3570k (4.5GHz) MB: ASUS Z77 Sabertooth (uefi 2003)
    GPU: Asus 280X TOP (1130MHz/1750MHz) RAM: Corsair LP/LV white 8GB 1600MHz
    SSD: Samsung 840Pro 256GB + Crucial m4 128GB (040H) PSU: Seasonic 620M CASE: Corsair 500R (White/Black) Monitor: 1440p BenQ GW2765HT 1080p LG 237L-BN IPS
    Current build! ||Old Build || Bitdefender Total Security 2015 || AV-TEST 2014

  10. #10
    220 it is then. Thanks much.

    ---------- Post added 2013-02-04 at 10:27 AM ----------

    Just finished ordering all my parts; followed advice from responses and also went down to a 120GB SSD. A friend is hooking me up with a legit Windows 7 OEM 64bit also.

    Final build:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.90 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.95 @ Adorama)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($273.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: ViewSonic VX2450wm-LED 23.6" Monitor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Other: SSD Adapter ($4.99)
    Total: $1082.71
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 11:22 EST-0500)

    Pretty happy with that for the price. Thanks for all the help!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •