Thread: Possible build

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    Possible build

    Howdy all a buddy of mine is setting up a new rig for me primarily for gaming I wanted to post it to get a second opinion. Please note that I'm out of date when it comes to pc knowledge by roughly 5 years lol. Any and all helpful criticism would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Intel DH77KC ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.74 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Value Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.64 @ Newegg)
    Total: $892.31
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    Last edited by Keyboardjenkins; 2013-02-11 at 10:51 PM.

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    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Intel DH77KC ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.74 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Value Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.64 @ Newegg)
    Total: $892.31
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-11 17:45 EST-0500)

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    - H77 based motherboard can not be overclocked, so you wont get benefit from the OC-unlocked i5-3570K
    - 60GB SSD is too tiny for even stamp collection, get 120GB minimum, preferably 240-250GB
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    OP it would be really helpful if you could read this post and use it as a template to give us some more info.
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    Sry bout that only have my iPhone atm as my Internet source fixed the nonsense

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    1) The Motherboard does not support overclocking. Either get a Z77 motherboard, or drop the CPU to an i5-3350P or 3470, and get a B75 board.
    2) He won't need 16gb ram. Get 8gb (2x4) of DDR3-1600
    3) Not a huge fan of A-DATA personally, I'd recommend a Samsung 830 or 840. ALso, 64gb is too small. You pretty much cannot fit Windows and Games + whatever on 64 anymore. Get at LEAST a 128.
    4) While the Rosewill Capstone is a good PSU, there are just as good power supplies for much cheaper. Anything over Bronze certification is usually a waste of money.

    PCPartPicker part list
    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Adorama)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec Basiq 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($54.24 @ Amazon)
    Total: $883.16

    Same price, bigger SSD, 3rd party cooler for OC'ing the 3570K. If you do not plan to overclock. Go with i5-3470/B75 board, and it comes out about $90 cheaper.
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    Budget 1000-1200
    Resolution - not sure what this refers to
    Games / Settings Desired- wow/Starcraft/eve/civ/FPS's... Would love a rig that handles graphics turned up a bit max if in budget
    Any other intensive software or special things you do (Frequent video encoding, 3D modeling, etc)
    Country- US
    Parts that can be reused
    Do you need an OS?-
    Do you need peripherals (e.g. monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, etc)?- no
    Hope this helps

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    Any other intensive software or special things you do (Frequent video encoding, 3D modeling, etc)
    Out of curiosity, what do you have now that does 'frequent video encoding and 3d modeling'... Is your current system lacking in that area right now?

    Do you need an OS?-
    >.> Is that a yes or no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazus View Post
    Out of curiosity, what do you have now that does 'frequent video encoding and 3d modeling'... Is your current system lacking in that area right now?
    That is part of the original template, he just didn't answer it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keyboardjenkins View Post
    Howdy all a buddy of mine is setting up a new rig for me primarily for gaming I wanted to post it to get a second opinion. Please note that I'm out of date when it comes to pc knowledge by roughly 5 years lol. Any and all helpful criticism would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Intel DH77KC ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.74 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Value Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.64 @ Newegg)
    Total: $892.31
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    As previously noted, the CPU and MoBo do not really match. It will work, but if you do not want to OC you could get a cheaper CPU and if you do you would need a different MoBo.

    16GB of RAM is overkill, though it is cheap so if you can afford it go for it. You have 1333 Memory though, you should get 1600, not much price difference if any.

    SSD is way too small, would go for at least a 128, as previously noted by another poster. I would also recommend a different brand, Samsung 830 or 840 Pro. For the regular HD, what are you going to do with 2TB of storage on the other drive, so you really need that much? If not you could save some money by getting a 500GB or 1TB.

    Video Card, the 660 is a great card, but I would opt for the ti version if you can afford it.

    Case is prety much a personal preference thing so knock yourself out there.

    That is a great PSU but unless you really really need to Gold rating, you are paying more there than you need to.

    I would make these changes, which is nearly everything.

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    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($57.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $896.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-11 18:06 EST-0500)
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    The build I would go with.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.52 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($176.99 @ Adorama)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.19 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1151.59
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-11 18:13 EST-0500)

    The case you can change to whatever you like its just my personal preference, threw on an OS because couldn't tell if you needed one (if you don't thats 90 saved).

    Now days I wouldn't go for a 660t anymore the 7870 xt overclocked runs 7950 performance (if your a silicon lottery winner your looking at closer to 7970 performance) and comes in cheaper, why would you ever get a 660ti now unless they drop the price of them.
    Last edited by slasher0161; 2013-02-11 at 11:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slasher0161 View Post
    Now days I wouldn't go for a 660t anymore the 7870 xt overclocked runs 7950 performance (if your a silicon lottery winner your looking at closer to 7970 performance) and comes in cheaper, why would you ever get a 660ti now unless they drop the price of them.
    Well, he didn't give a lot of information to go on but some games heavily prefer nVidia over AMD. Seeing as he had already selected nVidia and some people prefer one over the other, I stuck with what brand he had chosen and made it a little better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slasher0161 View Post
    Now days I wouldn't go for a 660t anymore the 7870 xt overclocked runs 7950 performance (if your a silicon lottery winner your looking at closer to 7970 performance) and comes in cheaper, why would you ever get a 660ti now unless they drop the price of them.
    I went for 660ti for three reasons:

    1) GPU overclocking lottery is not a priority for me.
    2) All Blizzard games run better on Nvidia cards and I'm playing mostly WoW at the moment.
    3) GTX600's have 2xDVI+HDMI+DP, you can not use AMD's 7K card with three displays without one of those being DP.

    Third point was the dealbreaker because I need to plug in two older DVI connected monitors and TV at the same time, and with AMD card I can't.
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    If a $10 adaptor is the deal breaking in a $700 display set up (gpu + 3 monitors) I question your decision making process.
    You don't need to be a silicon lottery winner for it to out perform a 660ti the silicon lottery comes in if your looking to push 7970 performance out of a $240 card.
    Finally if your running a tri screen set up you really shouldn't be looking at nvidia simply due to the 2gb vram and 256bit membus.

    Off topic but needed to be said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slasher0161 View Post
    If a $10 adaptor is the deal breaking in a $700 display set up (gpu + 3 monitors) I question your decision making process.
    $30 adapter in US, $50 in EU where I live, so I question your math and exaggerations. I bought graphics card as an upgrade ~4 months ago not whole new computer, so the extra cost would have been rather high forcing to go down to R7870 or even R7850 class to stay in budget.

    Also, extra crap is extra crap which means extra time and money wasted especially when things aren't on stock.

    Quote Originally Posted by slasher0161 View Post
    Finally if your running a tri screen set up you really shouldn't be looking at nvidia simply due to the 2gb vram and 256bit membus.
    Not playing on three screens, so irrelevant.
    Last edited by vesseblah; 2013-02-12 at 09:54 AM.
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