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Old 07-02-2012, 09:40 PM   #1
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Hello. I am new to custom building PC's and I am just wondering if this setup would be decent enough, given a graphics update to something such as a Nvidia 560ti, to play a game like BF3 comfortably? I'm also not sure if the case itself would be large enough, etc and if the system will work when put together (Do I need more..)?

Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
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GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
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Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
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Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior

Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W Continuous @40?C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply
Newegg.com - Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W Continuous @40?C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply

Sony Optiarc DVD/CD-Rewritable Drive 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Beige SATA Model AD-7280S-02
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:08 AM   #2
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First, the COOLER MASTER HAF 922 is a huge case, you will make use of it for years to come.

Most important suggestion, buy a different, higher quality PSU. Rosewill is a budget brand and do not manufacture their own PSUs, they stick a Rosewill label on cheapo 3rd party PSUs.

Less important suggestion, buy yourself a SSD for your OS and primary games, when you can afford it,

Next suggestion, as always new tech is jsut around the corner, but the GTX 660 (and GTX 660ti?) is due for release soon, if you can hold out a few weeks using your existing GPU, do so.


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Old 07-03-2012, 12:12 AM   #3
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Your case should be fine. But your motherboard, quite on the expensive side. Have you thought about open box deals?

Newegg.com - Open Box: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Also, try out this PSU instead.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139021


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Old 07-03-2012, 05:34 AM   #4
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:56 AM   #5
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I'll just shamelessly quote myself + what mangeface said

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You could easily get away with lot cheaper motherboard and hardly loose any extras. If you're not going to SLI /CF, boards with 1 PCE-E 16 lanes, USB 3 and decent power (like 8+2) phasing is all 90% of us will ever need.

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RAM - Since price difference is almost negliable btw 1600Mhz and 1886Mhz. Get 1886Mhz, be it corsair, g-skill or whatever
Seagate.... I'd ditch that trash. WD offers 2 to 3 years warranty on same harddrives for about 4$ difference. Seagate is backing up there products in US with one year warranty...thats just pathetic

PSU - on second though, the TX 650 should still be enough, even for future SLI \ CF


Hard choice with the graphics card though - rumors suggest the 660 Ti will come closer to 300$ mark and it wont be out for at least another month and half.

(theres are ALWAYS leaked benchmarks, PCB pics or whatever month or two before actual release)

I too was going to grab the 660Ti but got sick of waiting and got XFX 7850 and I'm happy enough. If I can justify switching to 660Ti, I just might sell my 7850 though.

I also would not expect the 660Ti is going to be anything than like 25% faster at best.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:20 AM   #6
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Indeed, about mobo... AsRock is good, but they have few things that they have to work on on their mobos. If have money, ASUS or MSI. ASUS - expensive, but its price for quality. MSI - 2nd expensive, but lacks few things that ASUS have. And of course, its the taste. Someone like ASUS options, someone MSI. There is 3rd option as well - Gigabyte. Nice mobos, but on cheapo side if rest is really expensive. AsRock would be my last choise, because don't have any experience with their new line.

ASUS - Newegg.com - ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

MSI - Newegg.com - MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

And about PSU - Corsair bad ass and all the way.

About HDD - Western Digital FTW! Most reliable HDD's what I had. The good one are Hitachi as well.


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Old 07-03-2012, 04:01 PM   #7
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Ok, reading your suggestions I did take into consideration that the Motherboard may be a tad bit expensive, but I am wary of going too cheap. Gigabyte does seem a tad cheapo in some aspects, so I changed the mobo to ASUS. Can't justify spending more money on the PSU though, based on the ratings I have seen on various websites and recommendations from other forums the Rosewill seems like it will do just fine. I also changed the RAM , 16GB was overkill so I went with an 8GB setup for that. I also changed to Western Digital, based on reviews and suggestions from other forums it seems like a good move for only a few dollars more and half a TB less. My main concern is dust and heat over a long time period (I am hoping to get 5+ years out of this, which is also why I am going with an i5 instead of an i7), which is also another reason why I am making the changes. Will this revised setup still be workable?
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CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMD8GX3M2A1866C9 *edit: Can anyone find a website that has this in stock?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233284
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ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
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Western Digital Caviar Black WD1502FAEX 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1502FAEX 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior
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Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W Continuous @40?C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply
Newegg.com - Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W Continuous @40?C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply
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Sony Optiarc DVD/CD-Rewritable Drive 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Beige SATA Model AD-7280S-02
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:27 PM   #8
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Newegg.com - MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Cheaper Motherboard, and does OC'ing just finnee (currently at 4.3GHz on an i7-2600k). Can spend the saved money on an Nvidia 670 :P? (and it runs on "military grade components", which is a load of marketing bull, but still seems to work )

I agree with you 8GB is easily enough for RAM, I don't think I've ever really gone above 5GB being used, and that's pretty heavy.

But:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXM
OR
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR

for cheaper alternatives, and G.skill are pretty good with RAM, not as amazing well known as Corsair, but still one of the best.

Don't forget to look for a CPU cooler, the stock ones are not so great for longevity and cooling, and with the size case you have, pretty much anything should fit... Noctua are one of the best for near silent air cooling. No need to look into water cooling really, its a tad overpriced unless you do the whole system in it and build it yourself, and even then its bloody expensive.


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Old 07-03-2012, 04:42 PM   #9
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G.Skill seems like a rather good deal actually and I can actually find it in stock...Maybe not as good on the heat/dust protection/overclocking but effective enough. I looked at the MSI, but I am preferential towards ASUS.

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Old 07-03-2012, 04:58 PM   #10
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Yup those dominator sticks are pretty expensive compared to there venegance series BUT I love the look of em

The build looks pretty solid now.

I agree with pedz, the new MSI looks pretty solid but so are the sabertooth boards.If you like LOADS of 4 pin connectors and temp reading chips as well other extras, the sabertooth is an awsome board, although bit more expensive.

I can't comment on the rosewill PSU as I never had any and user experiences vary quite a deal..

- Why do so many seem to hate Rosewill PSUs - Power-Supplies-PC-Cases-Case-Mods - CPU-Components

Only thing what's missing is now an SSD drive. Very popular and propably rightly so are samsung 830, corsair gt series, crucial m4 as well some others.

Lovely build again m8
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