impaledmango

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Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Next Week


Budget Range: (e.g.: 1500-1600) Before / After Rebates; Before / After Shipping


System Usage from Most to Least Important: (gaming )


Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade: Everything


Do you need to buy OS: No



Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg and ncix preferably



Parts Preferences: NO preference


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Yes


Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1200


Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC. Please also list specific software or games you're using)

I would like a quiet and cool computer above all


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Been using the same computer for about 4 years, time to upgrade

I put together this for $1600

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vkAf
 

g-unit1111

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That build looks really good, here's what I would suggest - just a couple of minor changes:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($174.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($104.66 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1682.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-01 15:36 EST-0500)

I switched out the RAM and included a better SSD, cheaper power supply (but just as good), and optical drive.
 

mastrom101

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I prefer Corsair over Samsung, at least for RAM.

That RAM is compatible with the 212, I have the same configuration and I haven't had one problem.
 

g-unit1111

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I'm not a big fan of the Samsung RAM - I hear it's good, but I prefer G.Skill, Mushkin, or Corsair but I always get low profile RAM.
 

boulbox

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it is compatible but it reduces ways you can put it in

samsung>corsair for ram

samsung's ram are beastly and oc a lot better than vengence
 

jonjonjon

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not in my option. those fans are like $30 a piece. the stock corsair fans i got in my c70 are pretty quit i can barely hear them at full speed.