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 Post subject: Five years since my last upgrade, need some build advice
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:58 am 
Little Foot
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I haven't upgraded for five years... So, I want to clear out my Cosmos case and upgrade this thing. My budget is in the $1200 range. Here are the parts I'm looking at, despite the total on this wish list, with the combo special on the motherboard, RAM and processor, it comes out to $1209, plus they thrown in a $15 gift card and a copy of Borderlands 2. I have to check out my power supply because I may have to upgrade that as well, any advice on brand/wattage would be helpful. I have to take some measurements because I'm a little concerned about the size of the cooler and the RAM. The original Cosmos is pretty huge so I think I should be ok on room there.

I primarily use my computer for gaming and photo editing and I am running a resolution of 1920x1200...


Wish List:
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http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Publi ... r=20489032

Items:
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Proc, Mobo, RAM combo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDeal ... bo.1064777

CPU Cooler - Noctua NH-D14 SE2011
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835608024

Video Card - ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814121637

HDD - Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822148844


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 Post subject: Re: Five years since my last upgrade, need some build advice
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:10 pm 
Smithfield
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Get a Cooler Master Hyper 212 (or whatever). It's a $30 cooler that performs pretty much as good as the $80 ones.


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 Post subject: Re: Five years since my last upgrade, need some build advice
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:25 pm 
Little Foot
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Yeah, I saw that cooler as well and I might go for it instead. It seemed like the D14 might be a little quieter and cooler and the SE 2011 model was around $65 until this morning. Looks like it jumped in price.

Any quiet powersupply recommendations, I guess in the 500-600watt range?


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 Post subject: Re: Five years since my last upgrade, need some build advice
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:15 pm 
Smithfield
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With a decent CPU cooler, it won't ever reach a temperature that requires the fan to rev up. You'll probably rev up your case fans first when you need it :D

As for power supply, you'll need something that provides at least 30A on the 12V rail. I've found a 520W Antec PSU that will do the job, but I'm partial to Seasonic since they routinely get really positive reviews. This one (620W) should do really nicely, and it's only about $20 more than the Antec one (plus 40A @ 12V is kind of pushing it for a 30A @ 12V requirement)

EDIT: I realized the one I recommended spits out 24A @ 12 per rail (2). This shouldn't be a cause for concern assuming they wired the PCI-Express plugs on separate rails.


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 Post subject: Re: Five years since my last upgrade, need some build advice
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:28 pm 
Little Foot
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Thanks for the help.. I updated, removed the old cooler, added the new and added the PSU. Brings it to $1236 with the discounts not shown on the wishlist...

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Publi ... r=20489032


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 Post subject: Re: Five years since my last upgrade, need some build advice
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:40 pm 
Smithfield
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Ah wait. Dump the Sabertooth for a $130-$170 board. I don't see why you're paying $220 for the board other than how "cool" it looks. That should drop you down a bit. And I guess another thing is go down to a Core i5, unless you have applications you use that can take advantage of HyperThreading.

This alone will bring you down to about $1100


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 Post subject: Re: Five years since my last upgrade, need some build advice
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:16 pm 
Klamath
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^ What he said.

- Core i5-3570K
- $150-ish ASUS mobo with specs needed
- Get this RAM - google it and you will be sold
- Add an SSD like this one
- And if $ is an issue, consider a slight downgrade to the GTX 660 Ti at $100 less


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 Post subject: Re: Five years since my last upgrade, need some build advice
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:31 am 
Clawhammer
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Exactly what hindolio is telling you. Plus I'd go with a Seasonic platinum or gold, just shop around from a better price that what's at Newegg right now.


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