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jchambers28

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[Parts Check] new build

1 x Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC 7mm Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

1 x CORSAIR Hydro Series H55 Quiet CPU Coolers

1 x CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model

1 x MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

MSI N560GTX-Ti 448 Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

189.99

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
219.99



Krisnatharok
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Ah hah, going with Intel finally?

Save your money on the Hydro H55--the WCs aren't much better than air cooling until you go with the dual 120mm rad ones (H100). You *may* see slightly better temps if you put two Noctua 12s on the H55, but that can't be guaranteed, and the fans will set you back another $50.

Why the GTX 560?
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jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
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my other pc got stolen. need a replacement. AMD performance is not what is use to be. I am liking the feature of virtue.



FizzyMyNizzy

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cpu + ram combo:
»www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDeal···.1174558

»www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDeal···.1174605

»www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDeal···.1174606

Water cooling H60 - $60 and $10 rebate:
»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···35181015

Unless you want to go air cooling, comes with own thermal compound NT-H1:
»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···35608018

If you do play games. I think the video card should change to GTX 660 (non Ti) »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···14130825

Thermal Compound:
»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···35154012



jchambers28

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»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···14127702

twin frozer 3 card.

My friend has a twin froze3 3 card its quiet.

how much better is it than the EVGA card.



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Identical.

»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···14130825

I'd go with the EVGA simply out of brand loyalty and customer support.
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jchambers28

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»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···14130834

EVGA duel fan.

will this work. I like duel fan cards quieter and cooler.



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said by jchambers28:

»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···14130834

EVGA dual fan.

will this work. I like dual fan cards quieter and cooler.

Why wouldn't it work?

It's an overclocked version with a fancy cooler.
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jchambers28

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I will take that as a yes.

I don't like reference coolers they are loud.

does the mother board look good. I like thunder bolt. when ever the devices get cheaper that is.



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Dual fans are quieter?

They might run slightly cooler, but I don't know about being quieter.



jchambers28

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Here is the mother board PC perspective

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihoOnTJCFsE


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The MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt is likely a great option. I’d be tempted, although I also like these following boards all of which have Thunderbolt support:

ASRock Z77 Extreme6/TB4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $174.99

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP4 TH LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with Dual Thunderbolt $184.99

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with Dual Thunderbolt $239.99

ASRock Z77 Extreme6/TB4 Motherboard Offers Thunderbolt with Discrete Graphics

The Asus Thunderbolt boards are decent too,…



FizzyMyNizzy

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said by jchambers28:

»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···14127702

twin frozer 3 card.

My friend has a twin froze3 3 card its quiet.

how much better is it than the EVGA card.

2 fans, and bigger heatsink are always the best option. I thought you one of those guys that want to save money here and there.. So I link you the 1 fan one instead. =D

If you spend any more on the cooling.. you might be close to a GTX 660 Ti version »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···14125441

You should check out their promo thing:
»promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/ja···ing.html

ps: the promo has the socket 2011 for the heatsink fan.. that one wont work. =P.

But they do have promo code for windows 7 home, some ram, so check it out.


jchambers28

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forgot to add crucial M4 ssd.



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Did you buy the 1050w PSU for this build?

LOLOLOLOLOL.



jchambers28

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the price difference between the HX1050 and the HX850 only
$40 difference between the 2. I spend the extra $40 and got the 1050 watt.



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The 850 is overkill. For your build, you should have gone with the 600w.

PSUs are more inefficient at much lower loads. You will probably operate, day-to-day, putting only 10% load on that unit. You're going to waste a lot of power.
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jchambers28

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1 recommendation

»www.plugloadsolutions.com/psu_re···port.pdf

I am running at %50 load when gaming. I am pulling 500 watts from the wall.


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If you live near a Microcenter, the in store price for an I7 3770K is $329. I'd rather pay $20-$30 more for an I7 vs the I5. Otherwise it looks good to me.
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jchambers28

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not going to do me much good. There is no micro center here or anything like that here at all. buying online is only choice for pc parts.



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said by pandora:

If you live near a Microcenter, the in store price for an I7 3770K is $329. I'd rather pay $20-$30 more for an I7 vs the I5. Otherwise it looks good to me.

You mean $229.

»i7-3770k $229.99 at Micro Center, instore pickup only..

The i5-3570k is $170, and is a superior choice over the i7 for gaming (fewer threads = higher overclock with less heat = better gaming performance)
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said by Krisnatharok:

said by pandora:

If you live near a Microcenter, the in store price for an I7 3770K is $329. I'd rather pay $20-$30 more for an I7 vs the I5. Otherwise it looks good to me.

You mean $229.

»i7-3770k $229.99 at Micro Center, instore pickup only..

The i5-3570k is $170, and is a superior choice over the i7 for gaming (fewer threads = higher overclock with less heat = better gaming performance)

Sorry, you are correct, $229. I bought 2 in the past month, they nice, but not different from the older I7's we have in terms of performance, they do run cooler however.
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One caveat with Ivy Bridge that I have discovered is that the included cooler is really sub-par and can lead to instability (in my case it was i5-3450 in a Rosewill Challenger). Something as affordable as the Hyper 212+ (~$20) is enough to cool it efficiently, but the included cooler really is insufficient even at stock speeds and can lead to lock-ups and shutdowns.
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said by Krisnatharok:

One caveat with Ivy Bridge that I have discovered is that the included cooler is really sub-par and can lead to instability (in my case it was i5-3450 in a Rosewill Challenger). Something as affordable as the Hyper 212+ (~$20) is enough to cool it efficiently, but the included cooler really is insufficient even at stock speeds and can lead to lock-ups and shutdowns.

I use one 3770K underclocked on my server. It doesn't need overclocking at all. On the desktop 3770K, I've been experimenting with the 4000 GPU a bit and measuring game performance, overclocking, heat and power to see how many games I could play and how well with some GPU overclocking. The goal is to not only see how good or bad the 4000 is with different games, but to see how hot and how much power it consumes when busy and overclocked.

The server is more mundane. I want it to just draw about 20-30 watts.
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You should look into Haswell--there are going to be some really nifty low-power chips coming out around June 2nd. The max TDP of the 3770K is 77w, the Core i7-4765T (4 cores, 8 threads, 2.0 GHz base, 3.0 GHz boost) will have a TDP of 35w.

Here's the leaked chart of the desktop lineup: »www.zdnet.com/leaked-chart-detai···0008704/
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said by Krisnatharok:

You should look into Haswell--there are going to be some really nifty low-power chips coming out around June 2nd. The max TDP of the 3770K is 77w, the Core i7-4765T (4 cores, 8 threads, 2.0 GHz base, 3.0 GHz boost) will have a TDP of 35w.

Here's the leaked chart of the desktop lineup: »www.zdnet.com/leaked-chart-detai···0008704/

I started looking for an Atom CPU for my server, but they aren't powerful enough for the software being used (Homeseer and Blue Iris on Windows 7).

The 3770K underclocked is relatively decent at low power and has a decent integrated GPU if needed. I was able to put it in a 1U case with a 1U fan, and it's been quiet and stable. I had to replace the loud case fans.

I know overclocking is the primary use for a 3770K, but underclocking sometimes has an appeal. My motherboard reports the 3770K is usually using 5 watts. The entire server typically runs at 30 watts, but will occasionally spike to 60 watts if busy (say when using another PC on our LAN to review Blue Iris, or when programing new automation events).
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jchambers28

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and a new motherboard to go with it. 1155 is dead in the water.



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Well yeah, Haswell will be LGA 1150, but Ivy Bridge will be sufficiently powerful enough to last anyone who bought into it 4-5 years (that's what I'm shooting for with a new build).
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jchambers28

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I have some spare cash I want 2 fans for my h60 to use in a push pull config any ideas.



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This guy has a lot to say, in general, and about push, pull, here:

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyC3lZ5WFMk


about some fans he likes, here:

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5WzAgRcFGo