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Old 02-09-2013, 09:43 PM   #1
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Default My New Build

What do ya'll think of this build? What problems do you think I'll run into in the future if I go with this build? Any parts that should be changed or added? And what kinda experience/performance am I going to get playing games on this rig? Thanks !



Case - NZXT Guardian Blue (Mid-tower)(10% off)
Additional Case Fans - 3 x 120mm Blue LED Cooler Master Sickleflow High Performance Fans
Internal Lighting - NZXT Hue - Color Changing LED Strip
Intel Processor - [Overclockable] Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz, 3.8GHz Turbo Boost (Quad Core)
CPU Cooling - Asetek 550LC High Performance [Liquid cooling]
Intel Motherboard - [x-fire, SLI] ASRock Z77 Extreme4 [VGA DVI HDMI] SATA 6Gb/s USB3 {4 DDR3 Slots}
Overclocking Processor - Overclock Processor to Max Speed up to 70%
Overclocking Graphics Card - Overclock 3 x Graphics Card to Max Speed
Memory - 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
Primary Hard Drive - Crucial M4 128GB SSD Read: 500MB/s Write: 175MB/s
Secondary Hard Drive - 2TB 7200 RPM
Secondary Hard Drive Cooling - Hard Drive Cooling Fan Aluminum Internal
1st Optical Drive - DVD Writer
Graphics Card - EVGA GTX 670 2GB FTW Edition (Min. 650 Watt Power Supply)
Power Supply - Standard 800 Watt
Operating System - Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Fan Controller - NZXT Sentry 2 Touch Screen Fan Controller & Temperature Display
Sound Card - Integrated HD Audio
Antivirus Software - Kaspersky Antivirus 2012

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1. What YOUR PC will be used for.
Gaming / Computer Science Major (school)

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
usa

4. IF you're buying parts OUTSIDE the US, please post a link to the vendor you'll be buying from.

5. IF YOU have a brand preference.
intel

6. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
Just mouse/monitor/keyboard

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
overclocked

8. What resolution, not monitor size, will you be using?
i'll figure that out when I get it

9. WHEN do you plan to build it?
mid feb

X. Do you need to purchase any software to go with the system?
[/i]no[/i]
I'm having a trusted company build my pc, but I can order any parts I want..

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Old 02-09-2013, 10:10 PM   #2
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You need to answer the questions as indicated the sticky post:

PLEASE when you POST threads asking for input on system builds tell us...

1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.

4. IF you're buying parts OUTSIDE the US, please post a link to the vendor you'll be buying from.
We can't be expected to scour the internet on your behalf, chasing down deals in your specific country... Again, help us, help YOU.

5. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc.

6. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.

8. What resolution, not monitor size, will you be using?

9. WHEN do you plan to build it?
Note that it is usually not cost or time effective to choose your build more than a month before you actually plan to be using it.

X. Do you need to purchase any software to go with the system, such as Windows or Blu Ray playback software?


Your description reads like a custom pre-built, so I assume that is what this is? Also, what brand power supply do you intend to buy? Power supplies are a vital component, and some brands are far better than others. . . .
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:30 PM   #3
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Your description reads like a custom pre-built, so I assume that is what this is? Also, what brand power supply do you intend to buy? Power supplies are a vital component, and some brands are far better than others. . . .
Yeah, i'm having another company build it for me, but I can order any parts I want. Their standard psu's are cooler master, thermaltake, or silverstone.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:19 AM   #4
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Yeah, i'm having another company build it for me, but I can order any parts I want. Their standard psu's are cooler master, thermaltake, or silverstone.
Of those three choices, Silverstone probably sells the best rebranded power supplies and even then it depends upon the model you buy (and hence who actually makes it as their units are made by at least six different OEMs that range in build quality from average to excellent).

Overall, I don't see anything wrong with your build. 800 watts at the power supply is probably overkill for that hardware unless you plan to SLI or do some extreme high voltage overclocking. The Asetek 550LC water cooler is essentially the Corsair H50, their lower end unit, without the Corsair warranty. I don't know that it would be my choice as there are lots of air coolers that are better, quieter, and cheaper.

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Old 02-10-2013, 06:48 AM   #5
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Just three changes to make:

- drop the power supply wattage and make sure it's a Silverstone

- consider other SSDs like Samsung or Intel. The Crucial is fine but pretty slow by today's standards. only choose it if it's cheaper than other options and you don't have the budget for more.

- drop the cooler. It's junk. If they have any air coolers, list the options. They may not however, because shipping systems with large air coolers is problematic.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:00 AM   #6
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CM Sickle Flow fans are considered loud by some (many?) people, the Cougar on sale at newegg for $10 ea a better choice.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:14 AM   #7
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I encourage you to price out the cost of the system using PcPartPicker before you shell out to have this company build for you. I think you'd save a great deal of money if you buy the components and build it for yourself. You'll also have unlimited choice in what components you use versus what that company (whoever they are) offers.

http://pcpartpicker.com/
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:52 PM   #8
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Looks like a CyberPower or iBuyPower build to me.

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Yeah, i'm having another company build it for me, but I can order any parts I want. Their standard psu's are cooler master, thermaltake, or silverstone.
Of those, only a Silverstone will be decent, the others are junk.

For the rest:
- HSF: I would also drop the cooler as has been mentioned, it is not really worth the money over a Hyper 212+.
- GPU: Don't pay extra for a FTW card. Actually, don't get an EVGA at all, they use crappy blower coolers. Get a dual-fan card from MSI, Gigabyte, or ASUS.
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