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(Solved) - Tell me what do you think? ;) (First ~1000$ PC Build & Homework done! xD)

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  • Started 2 years ago by DEvilgodspidER
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DEvilgodspidER
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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rfmW
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rfmW/by_merchant
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rfmW/benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: TUNIQ Tower 120 Extreme 90.7 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Professional ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($194.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.70 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($296.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1000.62

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-09 07:16 EST-0500) The Build itself

Additional Notes: The Power supply is 750W because I'll be thinking of buying another EVGA 660Ti SLI-Capable when 1 won't be enough (Future lol)
This computer is to be one that I'll be using probably 8-15 years 6-9 hours a day, so it has to be durable (CPU Fan, Case fans, PSU, etc...)
I'll be buying extra fans for my cases and will change when my parts are old (5 years-10 years)
Any suggestions please come with a link or specify the parts specs decently enough (lol)

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fallout330
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Nice going DEvilgodspidER, I would definitely start mine off with a Core it-3750K, as well. Interesting CPU cooler, I never seen that one.

Just curious, did you consider a SSD in the build at any time, I realize price per GB is still a factor, but seems to get better as the years get on.

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gedstar
Posts: 521

I agree with fallout330, you just can't beat an SSD for speed, I've got one in my Laptop and PC and there just great. Have another 1TB drive in each that I use for backups and Storage. I've got Windows 8 pro on my PC and use Photoshop a lot. The SSD just makes all the difference.
I know it's another expense but well worth the investment, especially for reliability and speed.
Below is what I have

http://www.crucial.com/store/p.....8M4SSD2BAA

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DEvilgodspidER
Posts: 35

So everything else is good, but you think I should buy an SSD?
Well about the SSD, you can forget it, I'm sorry, I understand the speed factor trust me, but still, I don't see a HUGE advantage in terms of gaming. But if you want, you could tell me if that also improves it (if it only improves like 5%-10%, then I'm not even considering buying it lol)
And about the cooler, I choose it for the price/cooling/bearing type/CFMs, you think I should get something else?

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

SSD for System
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6820227791

H20 Cooler for CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6835181010

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DEvilgodspidER
Posts: 35

@raphoenix

SDD: Very expensive, does it even make any difference in gaming?
H20 CPU Cooler: Mmm, is this better than the TUNIQ and last the same/longer? (I am thinking on overclocking and I DO NOT care about noise levels, although fluid dynamics (from what i researched) is more long lasting. Any different opinions against that?)

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raphoenix
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Do what I say and you'll have a Mean and Clean Over Clocking machine. ;) :)

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DEvilgodspidER
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Mmm, okay.
And about the SSD?

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

The Video Card is Most important in gaming HOWEVER you want the System SSD to load and save like lightning. :)

I run (2) Vertex 4 SSDs in Raid 0 and then do a little O/Cing around 4.8

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DEvilgodspidER
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Then I'm sorry, I'm good with just HDD, and to be honest I don't like SDDs too much. The feeling the information is almost like RAM or something, doesn't appeal much to me... Anything else I should change?

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raphoenix
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No you're Good to Go !! :) :)

Bet you'll get those SSDs later. (LOL) :)

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DEvilgodspidER
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Hehe indeed :P but that's when there's a serious price drop or there are no longer 3.0 USBs xD
One more question though, is that Corsair good enough already or if I can, should buy (from the same series) the following number?

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raphoenix
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H60 CPU Cooler with 120mm fan gives more CFM through radiator and is a bit less expensive.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6835181015
That would be Good also. :)

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DEvilgodspidER
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All right, I guess that's all ;). I'm still leaving this un-solved in case someone still has some opinions or such.
I'll only be buying this computer on 2013, but I'm getting one part this Christmas!
Oh wait, there is something I could still ask... Hum, Between the Seagate 1TB HDD, Corsair Hydro H80 or the Corsair 2x8 RAM, which one should I ask for?
(This all keeping in mind the discounts, promotions, price-drops, prices until 2013)

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raphoenix
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New Hardware is ALWAYS released in January - February after Christmas so do NOT get in a hurray.

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DEvilgodspidER
Posts: 35

Yes, but I must buy something this Christmas, it's the only way I'll ever get this by 2013 Christmas, if not, I'll be only able to get on February-March 2014.
Or is that better?

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

If we have your old rig running now, take a day or two and think about it then post back later as we'll be here. :) :)

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DEvilgodspidER
Posts: 35

Well I'm on it right now, but it's not really that good...
You can check what I have on my other topic about me selling this :|
But I guess I'll take a day or two to think about it :P

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DEvilgodspidER
Posts: 35

and nope, I've decided to just keep it. I guess they're worthless to anyone...
But if anyone's interested here's the specs I guess lol:
Intel Pentium 4 2GHz
Nvidia GeForce 4 MX 4000
A case in a good state (I think it has 2 fans only)

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