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puffulufogous
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New Orleans
Member since Feb 2008
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re: Pc build

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Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window

who posted that they found this for like 65 dollars yesterday? not that it isn't worth 120, but that would be a big save.

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Wired Network Adapter: Rosewill RC-404 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI Network Adapter ($8.99 @ Newegg)


why do you need this, I know its 9 dollars but jw.

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Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($101.11 @ eCost)


I would put down the extra fifty bucks to get 240gb but that's personal preference.

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Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)


again, you can get 3tb seagates for like 130 and 2tb for 90. I bought a nice 500gb hdd just a few months ago and now I am keeping an eye out for a bigger hdd. Not hurting for space mind you, but it fills up faster than you think once you make a disk image, do regular backups, get any kind of media, etc

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Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)


good board and nearly what i paid for mine, but these change price rather frequently not to mention got comboed with 8gb ram recently.

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CPU Cooler: Enermax ETD-T60-VD 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)


No. Your case will fit the biggest tower heatsinks they make. Why buy a low profile one with less surface are with which to dissipate heat? CM 212 evo huge surface area, well respected especially for 30 bucks, and cheaper than the enermax.

Overall looks like a good build with lots of high quality components. You wont be disappointed with the way you have it now, but I am trying to get you a little more bang for buck. The only must is the cpu cooler.


Mr Gardoki
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Apr 2010
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re: Pc build
I'll have to look at the cpu cooler. I don't know much about them at all and I may just wait till later because I am not overclocking right now.

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who posted that they found this for like 65 dollars yesterday? not that it isn't worth 120, but that would be a big save.

It was earlier in the thread and I ordered one but they are sold out now.

I am maxed out at my budget now so I can't really go for anything else. I would like to up my storage but I have a laptop with all my media so this is just for steam basically. I was tempted to hold off on the ssd and use the money for a better gpu but i think the 7870 will be good for me. The only manufacture I trusted by word of mouth was evga and sapphire so I did kind of limit my options.


bluebarracuda
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2011
7973 posts

re: Pc build
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PU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Enermax ETD-T60-VD 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.66 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($101.11 @ eCost)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($225.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Wired Network Adapter: Rosewill RC-404 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI Network Adapter ($8.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($95.17 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1018.83


I would spend $4 more and get the Kingston HyperX 3K or $8 more for the Samsung 830. They're both better than the 840

EDIT: Can you link which Sapphire 7870 you bought?
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Mr Gardoki
New Orleans Saints Fan
AL
Member since Apr 2010
22122 posts

re: Pc build
Was this one
I just saw that it is out of stock though along with a lot of other sapphires I was looking at. What brands do you recommend other that sapphire and evga?


puffulufogous
USA Fan
New Orleans
Member since Feb 2008
5328 posts

re: Pc build
I like my gigabyte windforce but I am not a gpu expert


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bluebarracuda
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2011
7973 posts

re: Pc build
That card is a great card, shouldn't have any problems

I'm pretty sure it can easily be flashed to a ghz edition pretty easily, which will up its clocks some


Mr Gardoki
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Apr 2010
22122 posts

re: Pc build
Shame its out of stock then


bluebarracuda
LSU Fan
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Member since Oct 2011
7973 posts

re: Pc build
Even better one

And I would advise that you get shoprunner. I think you get 3 months free trial (the more you use it the longer the trial gets).
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Mr Gardoki
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re: Pc build


bluebarracuda
LSU Fan
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Member since Oct 2011
7973 posts

re: Pc build
They are basically the same card and will have the exact same performance. They both have dual fan coolers, so temps wont be too different between them.

I would grab whichever is cheapest
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bluebarracuda
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2011
7973 posts

re: Pc build
You can actually get that 840 SSD that you pick out earlier for $89.99.

Use Promo Code: EMCXVWV45

And this amazing power supply (I'm pissed that I can't get it) for $109.99

Promo Code: EMCXVWV28
This post was edited on 2/12 at 7:57 am


VABuckeye
Ohio State Fan
Oak Hill, VA
Member since Dec 2007
13794 posts

re: Pc build
Get the Cooler Master Hyper 212 CPU cooler. Very highly rated for air cooling.


VABuckeye
Ohio State Fan
Oak Hill, VA
Member since Dec 2007
13794 posts

re: Pc build
Go to NCIX.com for the Fractal Design Define R4 case. They have them on sale this week for $79.99 which is still a great price. NCIX usually has some pretty good deals.


Mr Gardoki
New Orleans Saints Fan
AL
Member since Apr 2010
22122 posts

re: Pc build
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Go to NCIX.com for the Fractal Design Define R4 case. They have them on sale this week for $79.99 which is still a great price. NCIX usually has some pretty good deals.

Got that already, only piece I have bought so far.

I am looking at 2 psu's
Great for now
Extra watts for possible crossfire in future thought?


Mr Gardoki
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Apr 2010
22122 posts

re: Pc build
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Get the Cooler Master Hyper 212 CPU cooler. Very highly rated for air cooling.

As soon as I read the reviews earlier I made the switch. Cooling is something I will have to learn a lot more about as time goes on. For now I am not overclocking though.


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bluebarracuda
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2011
7973 posts

re: Pc build
Check my last post a couple up with those links and grab both of those! That power supply I linked will last a lifetime


Mr Gardoki
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Apr 2010
22122 posts

re: Pc build
Already over budget or else I would.


Nevermind I didn't see the promo price
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VABuckeye
Ohio State Fan
Oak Hill, VA
Member since Dec 2007
13794 posts

re: Pc build
Don't put the brakes on our spending your money.


Mr Gardoki
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Apr 2010
22122 posts

re: Pc build
Ha I was gonna save the ssd for later but I knew I needed it to be master race approved


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Mr Gardoki
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Apr 2010
22122 posts

re: Pc build
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You can actually get that 840 SSD that you pick out earlier for $89.99.

Use Promo Code: EMCXVWV45

I saw where the other code came from but where did this one come from?


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