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 Post subject: Please review my final build before purchase.
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:33 am 
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Below is the build I came up with. I pasted from my cart. I am going to order as soon as I get the approval.
If anyone has an ideas to help save a little bit of money please let me know. If anything isn't compatible please let me know.

THANKS!!!

CASE - Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

POWER SUPPLY - CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified

CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

MOTHERBOARD - ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

RAM - Mushkin Enhanced Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000)

VID CARD - EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16

BOOT DRIVE (SSD) - SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

HARD DRIVE - Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CPU FAN - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2

OPTICAL BLU-RAY - LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL

WIFI ADAPTER - ASUS PCE-N15 PCI Express 300/300Mbps Transfer/Receive Rate Wireless Adapter

OS - Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (Full Version) - OEM


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 Post subject: Re: Please review my final build before purchase.
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:07 am 
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The only thing I would change is the graphics card. Why not a 600 series?


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 Post subject: Re: Please review my final build before purchase.
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:46 am 
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Yeah, get the 660Ti. And here are a few easy places to save and improve...at the same time.
1. You don't need a 750w psu. Snag the fully modular Seasonic X650 @ $100 right now, save $45
2. The V-LK is one helluva sata neutered board. Go with an Extreme4 or Pro4 if you have no desire for SLI, save $30. Even more using the Asrock 10% promocode MBPROMO1108 right now. Still even more if you live near a MicroCenter, the 3570k + Pro4 is $230 with their bundle deal.
3. Never spend anything extra for >1600MHz and never ever buy 1.65v. Get the 1.35v Samsungs for $39 and just OC to your hearts delight, save $26. I have my 4x4 MV-3V4G3 @ 2133, 10-11-10-28-1T, 1.42v.
4. Yet if you're simply some sort of Mushkin aficionado, then stick with the Blackline sticks for $39 too.
5. Why 500GB? You're actually paying $0.14/GB which is a premium when 1.5TB = $65 ($0.043/GB), 2TB = $90 ($0.045/GB), and 3TB = $120 ($0.040/GB)
6. Lastly, do you actually burn Blu-ray's? If so, cool. If not, you're not missing anything. You can downshift to the Samsung SH-224BB DVD burner for an easy $18, save $52.

Now roll up this ~$160 savings and go and double your ssd, get the 256Gb 830 instead.


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