My New Build

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by lid2zz, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. lid2zz

    lid2zz Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    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

    I'm having a trusted company build my pc, but I can order any parts I want..
     
    #1 lid2zz, Feb 9, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2013
  2. Loading...

    Similar Threads - Build Forum Date
    Build me a pc for under 1100$ General Hardware Yesterday at 4:57 PM
    gaming/vr build General Hardware Tuesday at 12:59 PM
    PC build for (autocad and simulink ... etc) General Hardware May 18, 2017
    First Time PC Build General Hardware May 16, 2017
    High end ITX build critique? General Hardware May 15, 2017

  3. Steltek

    Steltek Golden Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2001
    Messages:
    1,635
    Likes Received:
    5
    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. . . .
     
  4. lid2zz

    lid2zz Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  5. Steltek

    Steltek Golden Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2001
    Messages:
    1,635
    Likes Received:
    5
    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.
     
    #4 Steltek, Feb 10, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2013
  6. Termie

    Termie Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Messages:
    7,904
    Likes Received:
    43
    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.
     
  7. infoiltrator

    infoiltrator Senior member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    Messages:
    704
    Likes Received:
    0
    CM Sickle Flow fans are considered loud by some (many?) people, the Cougar on sale at newegg for $10 ea a better choice.
     
  8. Steltek

    Steltek Golden Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2001
    Messages:
    1,635
    Likes Received:
    5
    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/
     
  9. mfenn

    mfenn Elite Member <br> Currently on <BR> Moderator Sabb
    Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    22,403
    Likes Received:
    1
    Looks like a CyberPower or iBuyPower build to me.

    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.