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April 21, 2013 10:24:00 AM

Here is what I have. Any known issues with the components? The use of this machine will be for photo and data storage and modification, video conversion (VHS to DVD), music storage, modification & listening (personal not pro) and wireless capability for sending to a video center in another location within the home. Other than that just email and the net. Will be looking for possible additions at a later time.

ASUS P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-3770S Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 65W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000

Thermaltake Frio Overclocking-Ready Intel Core i7 (six-core ready) & i5 Compatible Five 8mm Heatpipes Dual 120mm Fans

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (for data & have 2 external drives)

Corsair Neutron Series GTX 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (for OS)

ASUS DVD Burner Black SATA Model DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS

LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-Ray Burner with SW, 3D Play Back

CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory

ASUS GTX660-DC2O-2GD5 GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition RC-932-KKN3-GP ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0

Win 7 Pro 64 bit OS

And a bottle of 130 proof bourbon since this is my first build in many years!

Have I forgotten anything before I open the boxes in a week?

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April 21, 2013 10:31:14 AM

Everything is good to go, you did not forget anything, though I would not recommend drinking while building a computer... sounds dangerous.
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April 21, 2013 10:41:21 AM

You are compatible.
But... the time to ask these questions is BEFORE you order, not after. In this case, here are some suggestions:

1. It is pointless to spend extra on a "S" low voltage cpu in a large desktop. You will get better performance from a regular 3770, and for a 5% premium, a 3770K will get you 25% better performance with a conservative overclock.

2. Nothing wrong with the psu, but a GTX660 will run on as little as a 430w psu.

3. Fast ram does little for ivy bridge app performance; 1600 is fine.
Read this: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4503/sandy-bridge-memory-...

4. Is there some feature of PRO that you need? Home premium is usually ok Only if you might want >16gb would pro be needed. Check the features side by side on the windows 7 web site.
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April 21, 2013 10:53:45 AM

Burritobob,
Thanks for the reply. What issues do you see with this setup? I notice the CPU, ssd and case change along with the mobo but I'm not sure why. Storage is not an issue due to additional externals on site. Most of the VHS to DVD stuff is done using one of the larger externals. I do have some existing internal parts I might try to install in the case in the future so I prefer the full case (call me old fashion I guess). I thanks for the links as I will be checking them for any comparison prices in the future but the listed items are here so I cannot really change anything. If there are issues then I'll have to buy something I guess.
Thanks.

burritobob said:
Here is my suggestion I noticed a couple things that had to be changed for this to be complete as well as this rig being cheaper, it also will perform better in all of you applications.

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($284.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($93.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($97.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: HEC 6K28BB8F MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($48.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1111.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


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April 21, 2013 11:06:06 AM

geofelt,
I know but I did not find the site until about 2 days ago. Unfortunately, everything was already done. The OS was an "offer I could not refuse". I appreciate you letting me know that everything is OK. The power supply is a "just in case" since I am going to remove a new Thermaltake 750w from an old desktop and use that first. I cannot recall the model but it is modular.
Eventually I will probably increase the RAM to 32 but for right now I just need to get it done. Unfortunately I have a memorial to attend to so it will be a week or so before I get started.
Everyone has put my mind at rest. I used my old knowledge to put the pieces together along with a lot of reading. There are a lot of things I still do not quite understand about this new technology vs. back when so I appreciate your input and help.
I WILL be asking before buying now that I know you all are here.

geofelt said:
You are compatible.
But... the time to ask these questions is BEFORE you order, not after. In this case, here are some suggestions:

1. It is pointless to spend extra on a "S" low voltage cpu in a large desktop. You will get better performance from a regular 3770, and for a 5% premium, a 3770K will get you 25% better performance with a conservative overclock.

2. Nothing wrong with the psu, but a GTX660 will run on as little as a 430w psu.

3. Fast ram does little for ivy bridge app performance; 1600 is fine.
Read this: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4503/sandy-bridge-memory-...

4. Is there some feature of PRO that you need? Home premium is usually ok Only if you might want >16gb would pro be needed. Check the features side by side on the windows 7 web site.


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April 22, 2013 5:10:58 AM

burritobob,
I forgot to mention, the bourbon is for the end of the day and not during the build. I figure it's going to be a job that needs concentration so coffee will be the drink of choice until evening.

burritobob said:
Everything is good to go, you did not forget anything, though I would not recommend drinking while building a computer... sounds dangerous.


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