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Windows 7: New Build (Opinion's Needed)

31 Oct 2012   #11
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Jeepmann can you post what has been settled for you decisions of parts. That will let us know what to suggest or not to suggest.
I sure can, give me a few and I'll slap it together.
Thanks.


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Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic
Jeep:

Do you have some over-riding reason for liquid cooling??

The standard high quality cooler recommendation is Coolermaster Hyper 212 at circa $30. All you would need if you aren't trying to set overclocking records and it saves close to $50 off the top.

I'd get 1600 speed RAM from Crucial/Corsair/G Skill, whatever is on sale on the day of the buy; probably $35 to $40 for 2 x 4 GB, maybe a few bucks less.

If you can buy circa Black Friday, you may see some particularly good prices. Are you confining the buy to one big order, or smaller purchases over weeks?
Closed-loop liquid cooling:: (imo) I think they look better than a big air cooler, cool better, less stress on MB, no worries about Ram clearance..... with all that said If cutting it out to make budget/cheaper it can go. Could most likely get away with the stock one if need be, until if/when Nephew wants OC.

Ram:: yeah I think im going with 1600 Corsair listed above. ( It will be in the updated list I post in a few)

It will be around the end of Nov. if not later when he will be ready to buy/build, going to try for one big order but if the prices are wrong at the time it will be split into smaller orders.


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31 Oct 2012   #12
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Here is the updated list of parts.....


ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOSModel #:P8Z77-V LKItem #:N82E16813131837Return Policy:Standard Return PolicyIn StockMail in Rebate Card
$139.99


EVGA 02G-P4-2663-KR GeForce GTX 660 FTW Signature 2 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video CardModel #:02G-P4-2663-KRItem #:N82E16814130833Return Policy:VGA Standard Return PolicyIn Stock Note (Add)


$239.99 $239.99


CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9BModel #:CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9BItem #:N82E16820145345Return Policy:Memory Standard Return PolicyIn Stock Note (Add)


$40.99 $40.99


Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare DriveModel #:ST1000DM003Item #:N82E16822148840Return Policy:Standard Return PolicyIn Stock Note (Add)


$109.99 -$20.00 Instant $89.99


NZXT Phantom 410 CA-PH410-B2 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower White Trim Computer CaseModel #:CA-PH410-B2Item #:N82E16811146091Return Policy:Standard Return Policy Note (Add)
$99.99


SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power SupplyModel #:M12II 520 BronzeItem #:N82E16817151093Return Policy:Standard Return PolicyIn Stock Note (Add)


$99.99 -$30.00 Instant $69.99

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570KModel #:BX80637I53570KItem #:N82E16819116504Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return PolicyIn Stock Note (Add)


$229.99 $229.99

SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)Model #:MZ-7PC128B/WWItem #:N82E16820147163Return Policy:Limited Replacement Only Return PolicyIn Stock Note (Add)


$109.99 -$20.00 Instant $89.99


AZIO Levetron KB555U Black USB Wired Gaming KeyboardModel #:KB555UItem #:N82E16823839008Return Policy:Standard Return PolicyIn Stock Note (Add)


$59.99 -$37.00 Instant $22.99


ZALMAN ZM-M300 Black 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical MouseModel #:ZM-M300Item #:N82E16826501010Return Policy:Standard Return Policy Note (Add)


$19.99 $19.99

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEMModel #:DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/ASItem #:N82E16827135204Return Policy:Standard Return PolicyIn Stock Note (Add)


$19.99 $19.99

Intel BXRTS2011LC Liquid-cooled Thermal Solution For the LGA2011 SocketModel #:BXRTS2011LCItem #:N82E16835203006Return Policy:Standard Return PolicyIn Stock Note (Add)


$89.99 -$11.00 Instant $78.99

Subtotal: $1,142.88


Now if I cut the SSD and Liquid cooler, It gets me down to $973.90
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31 Oct 2012   #13
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Um well I didn't think the PSU was overkill what about later on if there is a second card or whatever added - the only thing I don't like the brand. Corsair for me and I have just got the HX 1050 for newy.

If it is of any interest for makers - http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/psu_manufacturers

oops the RAM the G Skill forum ecmmneded these with that CPU & board (I am having the same)
G.Skill Trident X F3-2400C10D-8GTX 8GB & G.Skill Ripjaws Z F3-2400C10D-8GZH 8GB but I don't know what your prices are like over there but here they are $80 a set
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02 Nov 2012   #14
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Um well I didn't think the PSU was overkill what about later on if there is a second card or whatever added - the only thing I don't like the brand. Corsair for me and I have just got the HX 1050 for newy.

If it is of any interest for makers - http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/psu_manufacturers

oops the RAM the G Skill forum ecmmneded these with that CPU & board (I am having the same)
G.Skill Trident X F3-2400C10D-8GTX 8GB & G.Skill Ripjaws Z F3-2400C10D-8GZH 8GB but I don't know what your prices are like over there but here they are $80 a set
He (Nephew) said he is not looking to sli the gpu so I'm just going with the min. psu he would need. Also thanks for the info.
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02 Nov 2012   #15
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jeepmann4x4 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Um well I didn't think the PSU was overkill what about later on if there is a second card or whatever added - the only thing I don't like the brand. Corsair for me and I have just got the HX 1050 for newy.

If it is of any interest for makers - http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/psu_manufacturers

oops the RAM the G Skill forum ecmmneded these with that CPU & board (I am having the same)
G.Skill Trident X F3-2400C10D-8GTX 8GB & G.Skill Ripjaws Z F3-2400C10D-8GZH 8GB but I don't know what your prices are like over there but here they are $80 a set
He (Nephew) said he is not looking to sli the gpu so I'm just going with the min. psu he would need. Also thanks for the info.
No probs jeepman I am only having one GPU myself at this time but I am just a bit wary these dasy after my Sandy bridge build which I ignored advice and went with cheaper options - i5 2500 and an H67 board and regretted it.
Anyway that PSU is real nice anyway.
Just as a matter of interest I use the Microsoft Sidewinder 6 keyboard and a Gigabyte M6900 Optical Gaming Mouse - real cost affective - $22 out here and at 3200DPI a great buy
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03 Nov 2012   #16
ParkerB

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you want to shave off more, why not consider going with AMD? If you go with the FX series processors you can get close to the same performance as with the Intel but between the board and the CPU you will knock off close to $100. I don't think most people can tell the difference unless they are doing benchmark tests. I would keep the SSD because that is a very cheap way to get a noticeable boost in performance.
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03 Nov 2012   #17
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ParkerB View Post
If you want to shave off more, why not consider going with AMD? If you go with the FX series processors you can get close to the same performance as with the Intel but between the board and the CPU you will knock off close to $100. I don't think most people can tell the difference unless they are doing benchmark tests. I would keep the SSD because that is a very cheap way to get a noticeable boost in performance.
Point taken Parker but I find getting suitable RAM for AMD stuff really quite difficult - out here at least as most is getting to be geared towards Intel run builds.
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03 Nov 2012   #18
tlarseth

Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247)
 
 

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06 Nov 2012   #19
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the info guys, but I'm not a fan of AMD and will be staying/building with Intel.
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06 Nov 2012   #20
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jeepmann4x4 View Post
Thanks for the info guys, but I'm not a fan of AMD and will be staying/building with Intel.
Absolutely jeepman my son built a $3K AMD and it never did run right.

My test blast with the i5 3579K on that Asus P8Z77-V board after a small hitch went like a rocket
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