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April 10, 2013 7:20:10 PM

I'm ready to replace my 7-year-old AMD FX3500+ 3GB computer. For most things I do what I have is adequate, but about twice a year I edit 6 hours of video (SD) down to 1 hour. I'd also like to run Flight Simulator with full-blown graphics and high frame rates, for that "True Flying" experience.

After reading this and other web sites I've decided on this configuration:

i7-3770K CPU
212 EVO CPU fan
Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory
Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card or MSI GTX 580 (you tell me)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

Initially I'm going to use my own harddrives and DVD writer, but will eventually go to SSD and 6G/S drives for video and data storage.

I have a 27" 1920x1080 HDMI monitor that I'd like to hook up with my 2 older VGA 19" monitors to the left and right, primarily for Flight Simulator.

No case or power supply selected yet. Can you make a suggestion? I'd like a quiet system.

I'm in no hurry, so if there's something in the works for later this year I'd wait for it.

Thanks for your evaluation and suggestions.

April 13, 2013 1:33:10 PM

Are u overclocking?
what is your overall budget ?
Have u got any of the parts u said?
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April 14, 2013 9:08:33 AM

yasserBasha said:
Are u overclocking?
what is your overall budget ?
Have u got any of the parts u said?


I do not intend to overclock.

My budget is $1500 but I can go +/- $500 from that. I don't need an extreme system since I only use intense computation and graphics about 5% of the time.

I don't have any of the parts yet.
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April 14, 2013 9:39:30 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V LE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($83.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.23 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.97 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($363.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Samsung T23A350 23.0" Monitor
Total: $1065.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-14 12:38 EDT-0400)

How about this ?
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April 14, 2013 11:43:42 AM

yasserBasha said:
How about this ?


This looks really good. I like the case and power supply.
I think I'd rather go with the P8Z77-V LE PLUS for $125. What do you think?
Will this system support the 3 monitors I mentioned?

Thanks for your input.
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April 14, 2013 11:54:40 AM

As for the mobo ... it's ur choice
the VGA will support 3 monitors no problem... it's a powerhouse
you're welcome anytime
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