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My first PC build. Are the parts compatible? Please Critique it.

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March 30, 2013 10:13:13 AM

I am building my first gaming pc. I am planning to do video editing as well. I might want to do OC and crossfire in the future. Please review my build and critique and give suggestions. I also went ahead and bought some parts already.


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Nga8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Nga8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Nga8/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter) (BOUGHT)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6/TB4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($175.98 @ SuperBiiz) (BOUGHT)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ NCIX US) (BOUGHT)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg) (BOUGHT)
Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($171.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.99 @ Newegg) (BOUGHT)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.97 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($180.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser Mouse ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1685.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-30 13:07 EDT-0400)
March 30, 2013 10:17:42 AM

looks good to me
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March 30, 2013 10:21:14 AM

ScrewySqrl said:
looks good to me


Nothing wrong with keyboard, mouse and monitor:) ?
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March 30, 2013 10:30:31 AM

Th mouse and monitor are fine.

I wouldn't ever buy a razer mech keyboard. The switches aren't very good and for less or the same money you can get cherry mx brown switches in a good keyboard.
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March 30, 2013 10:32:59 AM

Are you sure 1tb is enough for video editing? Also, you might want to consider a solid state drive for boot.
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March 30, 2013 10:39:18 AM



tiny voices said:
Th mouse and monitor are fine.

I wouldn't ever buy a razer mech keyboard. The switches aren't very good and for less or the same money you can get cherry mx brown switches in a good keyboard.


Yea, I was reluctant about buying a razer keyboard because of some reviews. What would you recommend?
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March 30, 2013 10:41:34 AM

genoe said:
Are you sure 1tb is enough for video editing? Also, you might want to consider a solid state drive for boot.


I'm just doing recreational video editing. Nothing too big. So I think 1 tb is good for now?Is the Samsung SSD not enough?
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March 30, 2013 12:07:52 PM

JO1N said:
genoe said:
Are you sure 1tb is enough for video editing? Also, you might want to consider a solid state drive for boot.


I'm just doing recreational video editing. Nothing too big. So I think 1 tb is good for now?Is the Samsung SSD not enough?

oops, didn't see that you already had a ssd. 1tb sounds like it would be enough then.

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April 21, 2013 10:16:14 PM

As a general rule AMD is easier to oc then Intel With that in mind I would go with an FX 8350 in an ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z ASUS Is the easiest to OC in my opinion as for memory The only 2400 mhz Memory the Crosshair takes in 16 or 32 gb form is the Ripjaws Series Memory also I tend to like the Logitech gaming keyboards and they have 2 for around the same price I believe check newegg.
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