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March 20, 2013 12:36:28 AM

Finally after searching and inquiring here on Tom's Hardware, i came up with this list. Thank you guys! Now before ill buy these parts, i would like to ask ou guys if the listed components are good enough for gaming mainly Starcraft 2 series and for graphic designing and 3d modeling...Please let me know..

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KWyW

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
System Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer

Total: $1247.25

Kindly suggest modifications especially on the hard drive and PSU. By the way, i dont overclocking. Is a cooler necessary for the above build?
On the PSU, is the listed part enough or more than enough? Can you suggest a good PSU for this build?

Thanks again Guys! Hav a nice day!

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March 20, 2013 12:40:37 AM

Yes, everything looks great.

Although I would say bump up the graphics card to something a little bit more powerful.

I'd say choose a western digital green drive for storage though instead of the seagate.

Besides those two small things, your build looks solid.
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March 20, 2013 12:42:50 AM

edogawa said:
Yes, everything looks great.

Although I would say bump up the graphics card to something a little bit more powerful.



hmm... maybe 660ti? wouldnt go for 670 way too expensive and also wouldnt go for an amd card... any suggestions? brand?
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March 20, 2013 12:45:04 AM

your build a little over kill in some places and cheap in others. your not going to over clock get the 3540 or a non k chip i5 from intel. most games dont use hyper threading..for ram get standard 1600 speed in real world your not going to see any real changes. your better off using a ssd as the main boot drive. there a lot faster then standard hard drive.
look at cosair power supplys some of them are rebranded sesonics.
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March 20, 2013 12:50:21 AM

smorizio said:
your build a little over kill in some places and cheap in others. your not going to over clock get the 3540 or a non k chip i5 from intel. most games dont use hyper threading..for ram get standard 1600 speed in real world your not going to see any real changes. your better off using a ssd as the main boot drive. there a lot faster then standard hard drive.
look at cosair power supplys some of them are rebranded sesonics.


I work as a graphic designer Sir and im planning to touch on 3d modeling so i think i have to go on the i7 3770 "not k" since im not overclocking. For the storages, i wont go on an SSD since ill be installing deepfreeze on the system. i read about installing deepfreez on an ssd and it doesnt have a good result. for the ram, can you suggest a durable/reliable ram that is compatible with the listed above? i need a build that really last long... thank you for the response
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March 20, 2013 12:53:15 AM

smorizio said you should go to an i5, but since you want to do 3D modeling, any that type of stuff, hyper-threading will benefit you I believe if the software supports hyper-threading.

Also I'd say go with a 7950 if you want to get something a bit more powerful.

For the memory something like these would be great: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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March 20, 2013 12:53:22 AM

cosair or the same ram in 1600 speed.
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March 20, 2013 12:55:56 AM

edogawa said:
smorizio said you should go to an i5, but since you want to do 3D modeling, any that type of stuff, hyper-threading will benefit you I believe if the software supports hyper-threading.

Also I'd say go with a 7950 if you want to get something a bit more powerful.



Yep i read about 7950, but i really o not buy amd stuff Sir, i heard intel last longer than amd's... Thank you...
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March 20, 2013 12:57:56 AM

AMD and Nvidia make graphics cards, 7950 is a good choice for a GPU.

AMD makes fantastic graphics cards, but they also do make processors which are not as good as Intel.
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March 20, 2013 12:59:46 AM

edogawa said:
AMD and Nvidia make graphics cards, 7950 is a good choice for a GPU.

AMD makes fantastic graphics cards, but they also do make processors which are not as good as Intel.


Yup... i agree... but Adobe Photoshop really love the CUDA cores in nvidia... :D 
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March 20, 2013 1:03:11 AM

invane said:
edogawa said:
AMD and Nvidia make graphics cards, 7950 is a good choice for a GPU.

AMD makes fantastic graphics cards, but they also do make processors which are not as good as Intel.


Yup... i agree... but Adobe Photoshop really love the CUDA cores in nvidia... :D 


Alright then, I'll let you decide on if that performance difference of the 660 vs 660ti is worth the added cost.

Overall I think your set though.
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March 20, 2013 1:05:48 AM

invane said:
smorizio said:
cosair or the same ram in 1600 speed.


maybe this one? good enoug? G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 20, 2013 1:06:43 AM

edogawa said:
invane said:
edogawa said:
AMD and Nvidia make graphics cards, 7950 is a good choice for a GPU.

AMD makes fantastic graphics cards, but they also do make processors which are not as good as Intel.


Yup... i agree... but Adobe Photoshop really love the CUDA cores in nvidia... :D 


Alright then, I'll let you decide on if that performance difference of the 660 vs 660ti is worth the added cost.

Overall I think your set though.


hmmm... let me think.. i think ill stick with 660, 660ti is far too expensive with little added performance over the 660. The 660 even beat the 660ti in some benchmark i think it was on the Starcraft 2 game... anyways, thank you for the suggestion Sir.

Can you take a look at the PSU? it it too much or do i need a lesser PSU like a 650w version?
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March 20, 2013 1:11:24 AM

invane said:
edogawa said:
invane said:
edogawa said:
AMD and Nvidia make graphics cards, 7950 is a good choice for a GPU.

AMD makes fantastic graphics cards, but they also do make processors which are not as good as Intel.


Yup... i agree... but Adobe Photoshop really love the CUDA cores in nvidia... :D 


Alright then, I'll let you decide on if that performance difference of the 660 vs 660ti is worth the added cost.

Overall I think your set though.


hmmm... let me think.. i think ill stick with 660, 660ti is far too expensive with little added performance over the 660. The 660 even beat the 660ti in some benchmark i think it was on the Starcraft 2 game... anyways, thank you for the suggestion Sir.

Can you take a look at the PSU? it it too much or do i need a lesser PSU like a 650w version?


Get a 500 watts PSU and you should be good from there.

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March 20, 2013 1:12:56 AM

so ill be good at 500w, ill get a 650w just to be on the safer side... any suggestion for a 650 PSU (durable)? Thank you Sir
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March 20, 2013 1:19:39 AM

invane said:
so ill be good at 500w, ill get a 650w just to be on the safer side... any suggestion for a 650 PSU (durable)? Thank you Sir


Then get a 600 watts PSU. What you have is way too much. Anything corsair, seasonic, thermaltake, PC power and cooling, are good PSUs
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March 20, 2013 1:22:38 AM

hero1 said:
invane said:
so ill be good at 500w, ill get a 650w just to be on the safer side... any suggestion for a 650 PSU (durable)? Thank you Sir


Then get a 600 watts PSU. What you have is way too much. Anything corsair, seasonic, thermaltake, PC power and cooling, are good PSUs


Thank you for the confirmation Sir...

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March 20, 2013 2:23:32 AM

I have updated the list adding the recommendations above... so are these good? im ready to purchase each...
Please take a look.

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer


I decided to change the motherboard from Asus P8H77-V to Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H since its more cheaper considering they bring the same purpose. :D 
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March 20, 2013 9:00:40 AM

invane said:
I have updated the list adding the recommendations above... so are these good? im ready to purchase each...
Please take a look.

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer


I decided to change the motherboard from Asus P8H77-V to Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H since its more cheaper considering they bring the same purpose. :D 


That looks good. I would however forego the window. I had that case and took it back as the windo is not think enough and kills the sound dampening purporse. Keep it if you like it though. Other than that you are good to go. Enjoy your new system.
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March 20, 2013 6:16:51 PM

Thank you everyone for all who helped... more power to all...
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