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April 26, 2013 6:33:42 PM

So im pretty much a noob at pc building (never done it before) and am thinking about building and these are the components ive decided on..

Case - NZXT Phantom 820 Enthusiast Full Tower Case - Gun Metal

CPU - Intel Core i7-3770K 3.50GHz

CPU cooler - corsair hyrdo 100i ( can someone tell me if i need to get thermal paste for this to apply to the cpu chip? as im really confused as it says the 100i has pre applied thermal paste )

Motherboard - Asus Rampage IV Extreme Intel X79

RAM - Kingston HyperX Beast 32GB (4x8GB)

PSU - 750W corsair enthusiast seies

HDD - 2x Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 1TB SATA

GPU - EVGA gtx680 classified 4GB

optical drive - probably just a cheap one i can find

operating system - windows 7 64bit

i know it seems a tad overkill with the components but its kinda what I wanna put in a PC.

also does anyone know if scan.co.uk are a reliable and legitimate website to order off of as i was going to get the gpu off of there and the rest of the gear from overclockers

ah sorry i forgot to mention what i intend to use this pc for well its mainly going to be used for software such as photoshop, 3dsmax , vegas pro, adobe premiere, and after effects but when i have free time for gaming which i would like to play games on ultra

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April 26, 2013 6:51:19 PM

It's definitely a tad overkill, but I don't tend to bother about that. What you SHOULD be bothered about, however, is the fact that that motherboard won't support that CPU. The i7 3770K is a 1155, while the X79 motherboards have a 2011 socket.
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April 26, 2013 6:55:23 PM

IF this is just for gaming then you wasted a lot of money. Check out this build first, I will explain why I chose what I chose.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($302.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.25 @ Amazon)
Total: $1136.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-26 21:55 EDT-0400)

First off the case is personal choice, I just happen to like Fractal Design cases. The i7 features hyper threading which adds nothing to gaming performance. This is why many gamers take the i5 over an i7. The H100i is a great cooler but the CM Hyper 212 EVO will suit most people better. Why? Because it offers an exceptional value, it can overclock quite high while still maintaining reasonable temperatures. But hey, I can't stop you from getting the H100i, I recommend the Hyper 212 EVO though.

The motherboard you chose has a lot of fancy features that you probably will never use. It is also incompatible with the CPU you chose. It is a 2011 socket motherboard and the CPU is a LGA 1155 socket. A cheap motherboard such as the ASUS P8Z77-V LK offers a nice balance between price and performance which will be fine for most users.

By getting 32Gb of RAM you are essentially wasting a hand full of money to get an extra 2 or 5 FPS, literally. Most gamers get 8Gb because this is what most people need and that games don't need a lot of ram.

You should get a single 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM drive and get a Samsung 840 Pro 128Gb or 256Gb SSD instead. This way you can install your programs on the SSD for near instant load up times.

I hope this helps you,
CRN
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April 26, 2013 6:57:12 PM

It's an amazing build. But what is your question ? Anyone here can make a build performing the same for half the money...but since you want those things by all means go for it. Can't say about that website though I've never used it .
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April 26, 2013 7:00:19 PM

completelyrandomname said:
IF this is just for gaming then you wasted a lot of money. Check out this build first, I will explain why I chose what I chose.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($302.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.25 @ Amazon)
Total: $1136.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-26 21:55 EDT-0400)

First off the case is personal choice, I just happen to like Fractal Design cases. The i7 features hyper threading which adds nothing to gaming performance. This is why many gamers take the i5 over an i7. The H100i is a great cooler but the CM Hyper 212 EVO will suit most people better. Why? Because it offers an exceptional value, it can overclock quite high while still maintaining reasonable temperatures. But hey, I can't stop you from getting the H100i, I recommend the Hyper 212 EVO though.

The motherboard you chose has a lot of fancy features that you probably will never use. It is also incompatible with the CPU you chose. It is a 2011 socket motherboard and the CPU is a LGA 1155 socket. A cheap motherboard such as the ASUS P8Z77-V LK offers a nice balance between price and performance which will be fine for most users.

By getting 32Gb of RAM you are essentially wasting a hand full of money to get an extra 2 or 5 FPS, literally. Most gamers get 8Gb because this is what most people need and that games don't need a lot of ram.

You should get a single 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM drive and get a Samsung 840 Pro 128Gb or 256Gb SSD instead. This way you can install your programs on the SSD for near instant load up times.

I hope this helps you,
CRN


He never said it was meant for gaming, actually he didn't say what it was for at all. One can assume by his selection of parts, but since he is a self-proclaimed noob, maybe he doesn't know what he wants and is just selecting what looks cool to him.

OP if you can provide more details as to what you want the rig for, and it would help to know if you have certain criteria that you absolutely must have.
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April 26, 2013 7:01:21 PM

Jack Revenant said:
It's definitely a tad overkill, but I don't tend to bother about that. What you SHOULD be bothered about, however, is the fact that that motherboard won't support that CPU. The i7 3770K is a 1155, while the X79 motherboards have a 2011 socket.


Good catch, didn't see that right away
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April 26, 2013 7:01:49 PM

ismaeljrp said:
completelyrandomname said:
IF this is just for gaming then you wasted a lot of money. Check out this build first, I will explain why I chose what I chose.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($302.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.25 @ Amazon)
Total: $1136.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-26 21:55 EDT-0400)

First off the case is personal choice, I just happen to like Fractal Design cases. The i7 features hyper threading which adds nothing to gaming performance. This is why many gamers take the i5 over an i7. The H100i is a great cooler but the CM Hyper 212 EVO will suit most people better. Why? Because it offers an exceptional value, it can overclock quite high while still maintaining reasonable temperatures. But hey, I can't stop you from getting the H100i, I recommend the Hyper 212 EVO though.

The motherboard you chose has a lot of fancy features that you probably will never use. It is also incompatible with the CPU you chose. It is a 2011 socket motherboard and the CPU is a LGA 1155 socket. A cheap motherboard such as the ASUS P8Z77-V LK offers a nice balance between price and performance which will be fine for most users.

By getting 32Gb of RAM you are essentially wasting a hand full of money to get an extra 2 or 5 FPS, literally. Most gamers get 8Gb because this is what most people need and that games don't need a lot of ram.

You should get a single 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM drive and get a Samsung 840 Pro 128Gb or 256Gb SSD instead. This way you can install your programs on the SSD for near instant load up times.

I hope this helps you,
CRN


He never said it was meant for gaming, actually he didn't say what it was for at all. One can assume by his selection of parts, but since he is a self-proclaimed noob, maybe he doesn't know what he wants and is just selecting what looks cool to him.

OP if you can provide more details as to what you want the rig for, and it would help to know if you have certain criteria that you absolutely must have.


That's why I said IF. Now we wait, for the OP, like a hunter :p 

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April 26, 2013 7:06:06 PM

Here's a video editing, encoding, i7 build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.25 @ Amazon)
Total: $1321.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-26 22:05 EDT-0400)
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April 26, 2013 7:17:40 PM

completelyrandomname said:
Here's a video editing, encoding, i7 build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.25 @ Amazon)
Total: $1321.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-26 22:05 EDT-0400)


thanks for that :)  think ill take a bit more time to think of the components!
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April 26, 2013 7:22:36 PM

Ventis said:
completelyrandomname said:
Here's a video editing, encoding, i7 build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.25 @ Amazon)
Total: $1321.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-26 22:05 EDT-0400)


thanks for that :)  think ill take a bit more time to think of the components!


Guess you needed the i7. Feel free to change the case and or CPU cooler as well if you want. Just tell us if you want to make any revisions so that we can guide you to make a good buy.

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April 26, 2013 8:09:22 PM

Well I can't say enough about the Corsair H100i I have had it on my i5 3570K for 4 month's now and it has performed very well. For me I would not go back to just fan based coolers. The Hyper 212 is a good cooler but I think even for the extra money the H100i is a much better option.

Other than that change your motherboard to a 1155 based one and you should be good to go.
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April 26, 2013 9:43:05 PM

completelyrandomname said:
Here's a video editing, encoding, i7 build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.25 @ Amazon)
Total: $1321.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-26 22:05 EDT-0400)


This one wins it for media software, add storage if you need it, other than that great build.
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