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Beginning to finalize my build now, more questions.

#1darth_starPosted 6/3/2012 9:42:07 PM(edited)
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=16461271

EDIT: I neglected to mention it but this is a gaming build.

There it be right above, and tis still a $2000 build. Naturally I made changes since I last posted here based off of reviews and other topics, so please help me out again. Since this wouldst be my first build I want to be as sure as possible not to screw it up. If there is anything that I need to know about the parts I am choosing, parts I still need or may want for whatever reason, cables, warnings, converters (for cables and such), compatibility issues, better upgrades to parts I have for not much more or less, miscellaneous items to yet get, or anything at all please tell me.

So on to my questions.

1. With nearly every part on the site it seems that they all have failure rates. Since I am not very knowledgeable about computer parts and all the technical aspects to them, I might not be able to recognize the failure of any of the parts or some particular thing regarding any of them. In addition I would like to minimize the chance of receiving a part that be "dead on arrival" and such (though these art of course concerns that anyone wouldst have; HDDs seem to be prime candidates. Am I just being too paranoid with this notion or be these legitimate concerns?

2. I am really "on the fence" about getting a GTX 670 or 680. I know that the 670 happens to currently be only slightly below the 680, but I don't know how future drivers shalt affect them. And that the 680(s) seem to be perpetually out of stock at Newegg (which seems to have it the cheapest).

3. Speaking of GPUs, what about that 685 that is coming out at some point Q3 (potentially, I really do not know)? Was it not like 25% more powerful or faster or something than the 680 already is? Should I be thinking about that?

4. The PSU there is of 850 watts, and I found it for the same price (or at least is WAST the same price, still its not much more) as the 650 watt PSU I originally had there. Seems I might as well right? Or at least if I purchase the build during the offer they have occurring.

5. I do not have a monitor up there anymore due to the reasons posted on question #1, which is the failure rates and the faults many seem to have (bleeding, color distortion, easily breakable buttons, and dead pixels). I have not been able to find any reliable monitor on Newegg due to this, so is there a better place to look? More trusted manufacturers or whatever?

6. Is this thing of any use to me?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103073

That is all I can think of at the moment (and I'll likely come up with more), if there exists anything else I might hath missed or something, or perhaps some more suggestions please inform me. Thanks in advance.
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#2link510Posted 6/3/2012 9:21:39 PM
You don't need any extra fans in an HAF X. Kind of disappointed in your build, though. Go for a mechanical keyboard, (no mouse?), over priced PSU and case. Get a cheaper case and PSU (I'm sure 60secondasassin and Shub can help you there) and get an Ivy Bridge i5 and a nicer cpu cooler (no reason not to aim for a higher OC with such a high budget and expensive mobo. Also, probably spending too much on the mobo). Is the last $200 for a monitor? Because I'd try to aim for either a 120hz monitor or a 1440/1600p IPS monitor.
#3darth_star(Topic Creator)Posted 6/3/2012 9:46:09 PM(edited)
I have a mouse already and am satisfied with it (Razer Naga Epic); and a mechanical keyboard is really worth it? If so, which one wouldst I get? Also, is that PSU really overpriced, because the other ones I have on a list (650 watt) art really not much less, like $20 at the most. I'll edit this post with substitutes I find then.

EDIT: Okay how about these.

Case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139009

PSU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088

CPU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

Cooler:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029

I don't what to get for a motherboard or keyboard. And yes the remaining wilt go towards a monitor, which I also have no idea what to get. A 120hz one wouldst be nice though.

EDIT 2: Adjusted the build with the above parts.
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#4Snuckie7Posted 6/3/2012 10:01:33 PM(edited)
With $2000, your build is a lot weaker than what it could be. You should be able to get SLI 670 with that budget. Get a cheaper motherboard, HDD and PSU and you might be able to squeeze another 670 in there.

This is a PSU Shub recommended the other day

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044

Really cheap 1TB HDD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

This would work for a cheaper mobo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

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#5darth_star(Topic Creator)Posted 6/3/2012 10:12:29 PM(edited)
Alright, I'll edit this post when I find stuff.

EDIT: Looking at the above and adjusting.

Right so I am rather intimidated by doing SLI in a first build but okay. As far as a motherboard goes, one that wast recommended to me (according to a review) wilt not work with the Ivy Bridge CPU, and that be this motherboard.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

So with that in mind I do not know what wouldst be compatible or not. So going off good reviews and low price...how is this one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138355

And as far as a mechanical keyboard is concerned, this or this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823816002

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823201040
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#6MyDogSkipPosted 6/3/2012 10:06:16 PM(edited)
Just one man's opinion, but it seems like a waste to build a $1700 system and get a nonmodular PSU. Also, the wattage is certainly fine for your current purposes, but you may wanna run a PSU calculator and see what it comes out to with any future upgrades you intend to do (possibly SLI 670s, OC'ing, extra fans, etc.). But again, you're probably fine in that department. I'd definitely recommend a modular PSU, though. Or at least a PSU with sleeved cables. I have the PSU in your build. It's great, really, but I built a rig with a 620W Antec NEO ECO (basically the new version of that PSU but with slightly lower wattage, also it's only 80 plus, not 80 plus bronze) and the sleeved cables really made it easier to work with and enhanced the aesthetic.
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#7Snuckie7Posted 6/3/2012 10:08:04 PM
The mobo I posted and the Biostar one will both work fine with IB. I've never heard of the keyboard you posted, but it is really expensive. Try the Rosewill series or the Corsair K90.

The 650W psu I posted would be fine for 670 SLI too.
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#8MyDogSkipPosted 6/3/2012 10:12:13 PM
Make sure whatever motherboard you pick out has any features you would want in the future. Get enough expansion slots, USB 3.0, thunderbolt, displayport, pick a chipset that has features you desire, etc. But only what you intend to or think you will take advantage of.
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#9darth_star(Topic Creator)Posted 6/3/2012 10:24:29 PM(edited)
From: MyDogSkip | #006
Just one man's opinion, but it seems like a waste to build a $1700 system and get a nonmodular PSU. Also, the wattage is certainly fine for your current purposes, but you may wanna run a PSU calculator and see what it comes out to with any future upgrades you intend to do (possibly SLI 670s, OC'ing, extra fans, etc.). But again, you're probably fine in that department. I'd definitely recommend a modular PSU, though. Or at least a PSU with sleeved cables. I have the PSU in your build. It's great, really, but I built a rig with a 620W Antec NEO ECO (basically the new version of that PSU but with slightly lower wattage, also it's only 80 plus, not 80 plus bronze) and the sleeved cables really made it easier to work with and enhanced the aesthetic.


So how is this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095

Not fully modular (since I am a noob I do not know what that fully means), how so? And 620w is still good enough for the SLI 670s?
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#10Snuckie7Posted 6/3/2012 10:22:02 PM
^ That's an excellent PSU
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