Solved Building A New Rig, Advice Wanted (All Input is Appreciated)

Biostar group / A870u3
June 1, 2012 at 18:36:56
Specs: Windows XP, 4.011 GHz / 3327 MB
Hello there computing.netians,

I'm building another rig because my last one has become property of the general house, but I want one of my own and before I build a rig I always ask for input/ advice here, because you guys and gals have some useful input that i really, truly, appreciate, so down to business, This Rig Will be mainly new, and Ill explain the "mainly" part in the list, also like i said, Any and all Input is appreciated, and thank you all


ASUS M5A99X EVO - $150


AMD FX-8120 Zambezi - $170


AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb - $140

CPU Cooler:

CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler - $115

Fans For Push/Pull Config:

COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP - $13.99 (for 4)


CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB - $55

Power Supply:

CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 - $150

Graphics Card:

EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $420


VANTEC UGT-IH100 Multi-function Front Panel - $27 (Because The Phantom Only has 2 Front Usb Ports and I Want More [It'll be hard to reach the back of my computer the way it will be set up])

5x 36 Inch Blue Sata Cables - $19.15

(I want my build to match)

Total Cost:


Now I know I didn't list a case, and that is because I already have one, as well as two optical drives, My older brother began a build and only purchased the NZXT Phantom Case, One 1.5 Tb HDD, Two Optical Drives, a Keyboard and Mouse, all of which remain unopened, so Ill use those, so, any Ideas anyone, all of your help will be greatly Appreciated

Also, I'm trying to Stay As Close to $1000 as possible, but if it's necessary for the sake of a decent build, I'm willing to go over abit.

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June 1, 2012 at 19:12:10
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I tend towards Intel so my choice would have been a 3570K or a 2500K.
I prefer Gigabyte boards since they offer better features for the price range so you can usually get a better board and better reliability at a lower price range. (I do not know their AMD boards so I cannot show you any examples)
A good quality air cooler will do the job more reliably for less money, leaving you more funds for the important things.
Just my thoughts.

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June 1, 2012 at 20:03:13
Dump the watercooling, it's just an unnecessary added expense.

Dump the 4 cooling fans too. One 120mm rear exhaust is all that's needed, no intake, no side panel - and get a good one, not one with sleeve bearings.

This Corsair 750W PSU is every bit as good as the one you chose & is $50 cheaper because it's hardwired, not modular. Modular connections add more potential failure points & all those added plugs & connectors jack the price up.

And you could probably save a few bucks with a different RAM choice:

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June 2, 2012 at 00:12:57
The power consumption of the whole system(intel quad core chip, ram, hdd, optical drive) with GTX 670 doesn't exceed 340W, get 550-650W unit.
I agree with Fingers about CPU and Board, i also like Gigabyte.
I agree with riider about dumping 4 cooling fans and liquid cooler.
Gaming doesn't require the best hardware other than a video card.

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