My Build with i5-3570K & GTX 550ti-SLI on ASRock Z77 Extreme6

mandarpalshikar

Why So Serious ???
Hi Guys, please take a loook at my new rig. I am runnig all the games on ultra setting at around 60 FPS. Unigine Heaven runs on ultra settings at 40 FPS. Will run complete benchmarks on unigine and 3dmark vantage soon and will post the results.

Specs (all costs are in INR and purchased from flipkart.com / theitdepot.com / ebay.in and Sujata Computers, Pune). Some choices might raise astonishments but I never factored in costs while purchasing the items.... just went with the flow and instinct about he components.
And I'm verry happy with the end result as this rig does work great.


Core i5-3570k == 16000
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (2 fans in push-pull config) == 2000

Cooler Master Elite 311 == 2400
Cooler Master Ex-Calibur Fan (Exhaust) == 1200
Cooler Master Xtra Flo Fans x2 (Intake and CPU 2) == 1000

G.Skill Sniper 1600 MHz 8GB (2x4GB Dual Channel) == 3800
Corsair Vengeance 1600 MHz 8GB (2x4GB Dual Channel) == 3200

Corsair TX650 PSU == 7000

Zotac GTX 550ti x 2 in SLI == 14000
AOC e2352PHZ Passive 3D Monitor == 12000

Corsair Force 3 60GB SSD == 4200
Seagate Baracuda 6gbps 1TB HDD == 5000
LG DVD Writer == 1000

Razer Arctosa Keyboard == 2500
Razer Death Adder 3500 Mouse == 2500
JBL Creature 3 2.1 Speakers == 4000



Here are the pics of ASRock Z77 Extreme 6 unboxing and then complete build.

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saswat23

Human Spambot
Better if you post thumbnails of the images. Really slow on GPRS to view the pics one by one.
 
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mandarpalshikar

mandarpalshikar

Why So Serious ???
Could not figure out how to put images inline in the post.... any hints ? PICASA is blocked in my office so I'm unable to post it there and then link the tumbnails here.
 

d6bmg

BMG ftw!!
Congrats on your purchase.
Firstly I didn't understood that you made another thread as before.
Secondly, language of my previous post was a bit explicit.

Sorry.
 
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mandarpalshikar

mandarpalshikar

Why So Serious ???
Re: My Build with i5-3570K & GTX 550ti-SLI on ASRock Z77 Extreme6

Congrats bro. One question Y GTX 550ti x 2 ?

I already had purchased one 550ti last year... after going through a lot of research decided to pair it with another one for SLI. There are a lot of reviews favouring 550ti in SLI.
In that way I can wait for 600 series and HD 7000 prices to dropdown and then buy a top-end or top-end-1 card like 670.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti SLI Review and Benchmarks - YouTube

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti SLI Review and Benchmarks - YouTube

WTF! Coolermaster Elite 311? Why buy such a cheap cabinet?

Bought it to start with... going for a Corsair in a week or two :)
 
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d6bmg

BMG ftw!!
^^ I was trying to post a constructive criticism. Although it looks like my post ended up as a flame post.
Thus I'm going to edit out my post and request you to do the same (i.e. remove the quoting & replies from your post).
Thanks.
 
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mandarpalshikar

mandarpalshikar

Why So Serious ???
Re: My Build with i5-3570K & GTX 550ti-SLI on ASRock Z77 Extreme6

Congrats on your purchase.
Firstly I didn't understood that you made another thread as before.
Secondly, language of my previous post was a bit explicit.

Sorry.

Dont worry man.... Friends dont say "Sorry" to each other... thats why the friends are..

Need your advice for a pair of silent 120 MM Fan with high RPM for intake & exhaust...

WTF! Coolermaster Elite 311? Why buy such a cheap cabinet?

Your suggestion for a good cabinet in 5k to 8k range available for online purchase ? Will order it in a day or 2.... was thinking about corsair 400r... you opinion ?
 

saikiasunny

Ambassador of Buzz
First congrats for your purchase.
Now for the fans, get the silverstone ap121 for intake and cm sickleflow 120mm for exhaust. These fans are better than both excaliburs and xtraflows you have ;).
For cabinet you can get a phantom 410, 400r, 690-2 advanced, haf 912 adv., and 500r.
My advise would be to go for 690-2.
 

sharang.d

Youngling
Corsair Carbide 400R is totally vfm for now.
CM 690 Advanced II (USB 3.0 version) is good too. Don't know the price tho
 

d6bmg

BMG ftw!!
Re: My Build with i5-3570K & GTX 550ti-SLI on ASRock Z77 Extreme6

Need your advice for a pair of silent 120 MM Fan with high RPM for intake & exhaust...

Your suggestion for a good cabinet in 5k to 8k range available for online purchase ? Will order it in a day or 2.... was thinking about corsair 400r... you opinion ?

1. Buy the fans after buying new cabinet.
2. Your present cabinet will work until you decide to upgrade graphics card.
Although if your budget is 5-8K for cabinet, there are many options. AMong them,
Corsair 400R @4.5K seems to be a vfm cabinet.
You may also look at CoolerMaster 690II Advanced USB3.0 edition.
Bitfenix Shinobi Window @4.9K is another good option.
 

rajnusker

Sage of the Six Paths
Re: My Build with i5-3570K & GTX 550ti-SLI on ASRock Z77 Extreme6

Your suggestion for a good cabinet in 5k to 8k range available for online purchase ? Will order it in a day or 2.... was thinking about corsair 400r... you opinion ?

The 500R, will cost you round about 6k OR the NZXT Phantom. Its your choice, make sure to view a lot of videos and details of any cabinet you are buying before purchase. If I were given the choice, I would buy the 500R any day although with a little more budget you can get the famous HAF 932.
 
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mandarpalshikar

mandarpalshikar

Why So Serious ???
Re: My Build with i5-3570K & GTX 550ti-SLI on ASRock Z77 Extreme6

Keeping future expansions in mind which one can I get if budget is 10k..... + or - 2k will do.

How about NZXT Phantom Crafted series... available for 7896 Rs. from primeabgb.com

http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=2944&category_id=112&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53

The ITDepot is offering the Red one at 7845 Rs. plus shipping

http://www.theitdepot.com/details-Nzxt+Phantom+Cabinet+(Red)_C5P9202.html

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bump till now.... Planning to order NZXT Phantom Red today from theitdepot.com
Any suggestion before I order ?
 
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saikiasunny

Ambassador of Buzz
If you have 10k, then why not get the silverstone raven rv03 for 9k from primeabgb. Currently Its one of the best air cooling chasis. It will beat the hell out of any case under 10k ;).
 
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mandarpalshikar

mandarpalshikar

Why So Serious ???
Re: My Build with i5-3570K & GTX 550ti-SLI on ASRock Z77 Extreme6

If you have 10k, then why not get the silverstone raven rv03 for 9k from primeabgb. Currently Its one of the best air cooling chasis. It will beat the hell out of any case under 10k ;).

Checking it now...

We are talking about model Silverstone RV01B000020 .. right ?

http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=1788&category_id=113&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53

My mistake got the correct one... Silverstone SST-RV03B-W

http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=4435&category_id=113&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53

Is it more spacious than Phantom ?
 
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saikiasunny

Ambassador of Buzz
Its dimensions are smaller than phantom, but has much more space in the motherboard tray area due to its unique psu placement.
 
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mandarpalshikar

mandarpalshikar

Why So Serious ???
My worry is if I add 2 seagate baracuda 1tb hhd's in the case with 1 corsair force ssd.... wont the backplate get heated (rv03 has mounts for HDDs on the backside) ? I suppose this can be solved by adding a 120mm fan at the back.
After looking at phantom and rv03... I'm in favor of rv03 for its 90 degrees rotation thing but some reviews suggest that CM HAF 932 is also a very good one. Will do research overnight and order one in morning.... most probably it will be rv03.
 
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