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 Post subject: Narrowed it down to these parts. Recommendations?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:59 am 
8086
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So im ordering my parts for my gaming build this week and ive narrowed my components to these selections

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CDBe

And

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CDZu


Im looking for a case on the budget side (around $80) but has front usb 3.0, right right gpu cooling options, and can fit the GTX 680 FTW 4gb (10in long) and the water cpu cooler.

A Psu with enough power To support 2 GTX 680's (Just in case)

A motherboard that can handle OverClocking.



Out of what ive selected so far, which would be the best of each, and would u recommend something else. (No, i will not go with an AMD GPU, so dont waste ur time telling me how great you think it is lol.)


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 Post subject: Re: Narrowed it down to these parts. Recommendations?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:24 am 
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Well... There are a few things I think you could change here.

  • Don't get the Corsair liquid coolers. It's not that they suck, they just aren't worth the price for the cooling performance. The usual go-to is the Cooler Master 212, but a lot of the $30 air coolers can really perform well
  • Drop the Vertex 4 and get something like a Samsung 840 or OCZ Vector, in the 128GB flavor.
  • Go with the 670. You'll shave off $100 and lose at worst 10% performance (here's a comparison). And unless you're pushing SurroundGaming or a 30" monitor, you won't need SLI.


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 Post subject: Re: Narrowed it down to these parts. Recommendations?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:25 am 
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Impressive swing...but semi-whiff! No need to spend a extraneous $580!....

3570k | $170
AsRock Pro4-M with $40 MicroCenter bundle discount | $60
8GB Samsung MV-3V4G3D | $35
Gigabyte 7950 | $270
Barracuda 3TB | $90
Samsung 840 120GB | $80
Seasonic SS-660XP | $90
Samsung SH-222 | $15
Zalman CNPS9900MAX | $15
Rosewill LINE-M | $40
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$845


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 Post subject: Re: Narrowed it down to these parts. Recommendations?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:30 am 
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kleinkinstein wrote:
AsRock Pro4-M with $40 MicroCenter bundle discount | $60

You need to offer alternatives if they don't live near a MicroCenter. :\


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 Post subject: Re: Narrowed it down to these parts. Recommendations?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:32 am 
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All the more reason to relocate! Real-estate is cheap...take advantage.


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 Post subject: Re: Narrowed it down to these parts. Recommendations?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:47 am 
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kleinkinstein wrote:
All the more reason to relocate! Real-estate is cheap...take advantage.

All to save $40. Sure.

You might as well tell me to move to Korea, where everything is dirt cheap compared to American prices.


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 Post subject: Re: Narrowed it down to these parts. Recommendations?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:50 am 
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You're not thinking. Capitalism rules. Move up. Very few live where they truly want. Upgrade both your crib and rig all in one motion.


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 Post subject: Re: Narrowed it down to these parts. Recommendations?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:13 pm 
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kleinkinstein wrote:
You're not thinking. Capitalism rules. Move up. Very few live where they truly want. Upgrade both your crib and rig all in one motion.



I will consider the move.



Is Asrock a good motherboard company? Also, I'm obviously gonna be overclocking, so is an air cpu cooler gonna be able to handle that. will the stock cooler do just fine? I doubt ill be overclocking too much. I don't want to push the system like crazy. And what about the PSU? On partpicker, it says i'm going to be using over 300 Watts with the components i've selected, so should i go with a 600-650 Watt psu for now? Im gonna be using the PC on my 55 inch 1080p tv for now.


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