Mid Range Gaming Build: Where can I make changes?
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February 25, 2013, 08:55 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Thanks for the input.
Based on suggestions, my current revision is below. I think I'll place my order within the next couple of days.
I switched the heatsink from a Noctua NH-U12 to a Noctua NH-U9B. Its only a $16 differnce so i dont mine too much switching back. Would the NH-U9B still give me some head room for overclocking the CPU?
For the GPU, I may go with either the HD 7950 or 7970. SHould I opt for XFX with a lifetime warranty or Gigabyte 3 year warranty? The latter is a bit cheaper.
LUAY79 Suggested a better PSU but I dont think I'll make the jump yet, I'll do so when I decide to add another GPU.
Made the change to the IPS monitor as suggested
I do like having a back lit keyboard. I'm not too sure if I need mechanical though.
Wireless card: Would any cheap USB Wireless N adapter do?
Thanks again everyone!
PCPartPicker part list
Price breakdown by merchant
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
($225.90 @ Amazon Canada)
Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler
($30.88 @ Canada Computers)
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
($114.99 @ Canada Computers)
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
($51.99 @ Canada Computers)
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
($299.99 @ Memory Express)
Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case
($99.99 @ Memory Express)
Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply
($68.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor
($159.99 @ Canada Computers)
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard
($119.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Corsair Vengeance M90 Wired Laser Mouse
($59.99 @ Memory Express)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-25 23:55 EST-0500)
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