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Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to Skit112

Re: New system advice please

The 212 evo comes with a tube of thermal paste, sure its not quite as good as the arctic silver but its also $10 less and will do a very good/acceptable job.

Really can't go wrong with the 3570k, that cooler should be able to get you 4.5ghz-4.7ghz overclock.

I'd get the asrock motherboard, the other one is too expensive for what you get. I have the p67 model of the asrock, I love it.

A lot of money to spend and only get a 670. for $10 more you can get a 7970 (»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···14125413), which preforms on par(sometimes better) with the 680. The 7950 preforms on par with the 670 for $100 less, based on the recent benches I have seen anyway. That said if you just prefer nvidia or want to use the cuda cores then yeah go ahead and get nvidia. Ether way I'd get 2 gpus if I were spending $1700.

If you don't mind using an 80+ bronze as opposed to an 80+ gold corsair has »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···17139040 still 750W, but not modular. I know some people care about that a lot more than others do.

Heres 16GB of ram, »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···20231558 , still by G.Skill. its $9 less and is lower profile. And with the 212 heatsinks thats a good thing, as they often cover up some ram slots making it harder to fit taller ram in there. Its got a cas latency of 10 as opposed to 9, but its not that big a difference. Or if you don't care about the height this gskill comes with a free 16GB flash card »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···20231486

No comment on the ssd, really know nothing about them.

I'm assuming the hard drive is just a storage drive? If you don't mind having a drive thats just a tad slower: 1TB WD blue for $85 »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···22236339 plus it looks like it has an extra $15 off right now with promo code.

If you want 2TB for $5($110) more you can get »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···22149397

Case is a personal thing, I like cooler master and corsair, never really touched anything else so I wont comment on other brands. but I'd get a full tower with a 200mm side fan were I spending that much money, it could help keep dual gpus cooler too.

Never used a blu-ray disk drive so I have no valuable input for that.