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Old 12-03-2012, 01:32 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Alright, I've changed things up a bit. This is potentially my final build. What do you think?

CPU: Ivy bridge I5 3.4ghz - Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

Vid Card: gtx 660 - Newegg.com - EVGA 02G-P4-3664-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti FTW Signature2 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Mother Board: Asrock B75M - Newegg.com - ASRock B75M-GL LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM: DDR3 1600 (2x4) - Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix Tactical 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLT2K4G3D1608ET3LX0

SSD: Corsair 260gb Force Series GT - Newegg.com - Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F240GBGT-BK 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Power Supply: Corsair 750w CX series - Newegg.com - CORSAIR CX Series CX750 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Case: Athena Mid Tower - Newegg.com - Athena Power CA-GSB01DA Black 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Asus DVD: Newegg.com - ASUS DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS

Total: $970
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:52 AM   #12 (permalink)
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B75 chipset doesn't support overclocking making the 3570k useless. I would at least get an H77 board and the i5 3330.

Get some decent RAM. Corsair, G.Skill, Patriot.

Not sure why you insist on that SSD but at least it isn't OCZ.

No on the PSU. Get a TX650 instead.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:58 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm not planning to over clock and I think this I5 is the fastest. What makes it useless?

Why isint this RAM as good as the others? Same specs if not better for less money.

This is still a Corsair PSU but an extra 100 watts for the same price as the one you showed me.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:30 AM   #14 (permalink)
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ahh this is driving me nuts!

Looking at the reviews for the mobo I selected and come to find out I cant use usb 3.0 in the front :/

Not quite sure how much it matters though..
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:49 AM   #15 (permalink)
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The extra money spent on the K class CPU (which makes it overclockable) makes it kind of useless. Your money though.

Because Crucial don't really make good RAM anymore. Their Balistix kit was the best back in early DDR2 days but would sometimes melt lol. They are pretty much just a 3rd party batch now and the companies I named off have decent CS.

The Corsair PSU I listed is a TX model of which the OEM is Seasonic, one of the best PSU makers in the world. The OEM for the GS and CX models is a 3rd party with substandard quality. You don't need 750w for this rig, but you do need a PSU with good quality parts.

A lot of boards don't have a front USB3 header port actually, and because of this most cases have a cable that simply goes to the back.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:23 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Hey man, I really appreciate you taking the time to help me out.

I'm listening to ya and making changes again. I know you're gonna comment about the 16g ram.. but hey, its one of the better brands, 2 sticks and 40 bucks.

DVD: Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners

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VGA: Newegg.com - EVGA 02G-P4-3664-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti FTW Signature2 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

PSU: Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

RAM: Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

Mother: Newegg.com - ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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

SSD: Newegg.com - Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F240GBGT-BK 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

16gb memory, gtx660, 3.4ghz I5, 240gb SSD.
Went with the PSU, Motherboard and RAM type you advised. 16 instead of 8 though
Still was able to keep everything under $995, so why not :P
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:39 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Looks good to me.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:45 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Great!

Thanks alot dude, I appreciate it.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:41 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Ofcourse I mistake the 8gig ram for the 16..

Anyway, played around a bit more and was able to make it happen with the 16g ram for under $995

Would have to go with a different card though. Meh, here it is for ****s and giggles..


DVD: Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners

Case: Newegg.com - Athena Power CA-GSB01DA Black 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

VGA: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-N66TWF2-2GD GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

PSU: Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

RAM: Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10B

Mother: Newegg.com - ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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

SSD: Newegg.com - Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F240GBGT-BK 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD

Also, I just realised I wouldent have USB 3.0 with this build.. But, I guess I can always do something about that later if I decide I actually need it.. doubt it.

I'd imagine prices are more likely to change sooner with this set up since the parts are a bit older too..
$994.92 atm
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:11 PM   #20 (permalink)
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It says right on the link USB3 lol.

I wouldn't get that Gigabyte card.
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