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So i was wondering what i was going to be doing for my first pc build. what i want is what can you all help me with this build and what are your opinions on this build?

I also dont know how to post the pc parts and the prices, im new here.

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770k
CPU Cooler: Corsair h100i
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 690
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth z77
RAM: 16Gb Corsair Vengeance
PSU: 850W corsair AX850
HD: 2TB Western Digital Caviar Black
SSD: 128gb Samsung Pro Series
Case: Corsair 650D

I just want what people think about this build any info would help!

Budget is around 2500$ and would like to OC to 4.5+
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  1. What is your budget?
  2. wow, high end build. All the parts work together, and it looks like a no-limits-to-budget build
  3. Budget would be helpful. Also we need to know if your Oc'ing or not.
  4. Updated the post
  5. What do you think about this as an alternative:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.14 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($117.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($224.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.16 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.19 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($433.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($433.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($249.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($216.82 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $2359.21
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-09 00:25 EDT-0400)

    The Kraken x60 is generally held to be somewhat ahead of the H100i (one review I read even placed its silent mode ahead of the H100i's maximum speed).
    A pair of 7970 Ghz. Editions are quite a bit stronger than a single 690, when CrossFire errors don't arise, and the 7990 review that TH did recently gave some evidence that a forthcoming patch may put most of those to rest anyway.
    The 650D is a fine case, and you could certainly keep it, but I tend to prefer the Phantom 820. It's received rather glowing reviews from a number of sites, and has very good cooling coupled with fairly good sound specs. If you're willing to abandon water cooling, the Silverstone Fortress 2 with a Noctua DH14 would offer excellent cooling and low noise to boot.
  6. So would i be able to OC to 4.5Ghz with the silverstone fortress 2 and the noctua dh14? I also wanted only 1 graphics card for right now, i understand the CrossfireX would be a better solution but ive come to love the Gtx 690.
  7. I also need the 16GB of ram for video editing and 3d rendering
  8. Why do people always want such huge SSDs? They really don't help out that much after your PC boots up.
  9. RaisingTheBarHD said:
    So would i be able to OC to 4.5Ghz with the silverstone fortress 2 and the noctua dh14? I also wanted only 1 graphics card for right now, i understand the CrossfireX would be a better solution but ive come to love the Gtx 690.


    Based on its cooling specs, I would say that you definitely could. The Noctua DH14 competes with all but the best closed-loop liquid coolers, and the Silverstone Fortress 2 has perhaps the most impressive cooling of any case I've seen.
    If you prefer the GTX 690, get the GTX 690. At that level of power, it's mostly down to personal preference and money efficiency, and as the buyer you're the only one who can say which is more important.
  10. RaisingTheBarHD said:
    I also need the 16GB of ram for video editing and 3d rendering



    Ah. My apologies. I had asssumed that this was a pure gaming PC. In that case, use these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233388&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
  11. Saving all of my video editing software on their and my games
  12. schulmanworks said:
    Why do people always want such huge SSDs? They really don't help out that much after your PC boots up.


    They help with loading times, so people tend to like to store regularly used games or applications on them, particularly once their build has reached "money is no object" level.
  13. could you remake the spec sheet listed with the silverstone, noctua, gtx 690, and 16gb ram?
  14. Jack Revenant said:
    schulmanworks said:
    Why do people always want such huge SSDs? They really don't help out that much after your PC boots up.


    They help with loading times, so people tend to like to store regularly used games or applications on them, particularly once their build has reached "money is no object" level.


    Man, I wish I knew what that level felt like...
  15. Best answer
    RaisingTheBarHD said:
    could you remake the spec sheet listed with the silverstone, noctua, gtx 690, and 16gb ram?


    Et voila:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($313.66 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($224.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.19 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card ($999.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Silverstone SST-FT02B-W-USB3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($266.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $2410.75
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-09 01:14 EDT-0400)

    Edit: The PSU is complete overkill, however. One moment, I will correct this.
    Edit 2: Fixed. That PSU has a rather killer sale running right now, which will end tomorrow. Just wanted you to be aware.
  16. schulmanworks said:
    Jack Revenant said:
    schulmanworks said:
    Why do people always want such huge SSDs? They really don't help out that much after your PC boots up.


    They help with loading times, so people tend to like to store regularly used games or applications on them, particularly once their build has reached "money is no object" level.


    Man, I wish I knew what that level felt like...


    At the risk of sounding bourgeois, it's fairly amazing. I manage to get to that point briefly due to an unexpected cash infusion just prior to purchasing what originally would have been a budget build. It was blissful.
  17. would i still need the 1050 psu or would the 850 work?
  18. RaisingTheBarHD said:
    would i still need the 1050 psu or would the 850 work?


    An 850w would be more than enough. See above.
  19. Jack Revenant said:
    schulmanworks said:
    Jack Revenant said:
    schulmanworks said:
    Why do people always want such huge SSDs? They really don't help out that much after your PC boots up.


    They help with loading times, so people tend to like to store regularly used games or applications on them, particularly once their build has reached "money is no object" level.


    Man, I wish I knew what that level felt like...


    At the risk of sounding bourgeois, it's fairly amazing. I manage to get to that point briefly due to an unexpected cash infusion just prior to purchasing what originally would have been a budget build. It was blissful.


    Wherever you are, you should be able to feel my jealousy.
  20. schulmanworks said:
    Jack Revenant said:
    schulmanworks said:
    Jack Revenant said:
    schulmanworks said:
    Why do people always want such huge SSDs? They really don't help out that much after your PC boots up.


    They help with loading times, so people tend to like to store regularly used games or applications on them, particularly once their build has reached "money is no object" level.


    Man, I wish I knew what that level felt like...


    At the risk of sounding bourgeois, it's fairly amazing. I manage to get to that point briefly due to an unexpected cash infusion just prior to purchasing what originally would have been a budget build. It was blissful.


    Wherever you are, you should be able to feel my jealousy.


    The slight burning feeling on the back of my neck? Yep, comfirmed.
    For what it's worth, I'm now a poor college student. My "I don't need to worry about money at all" phase lasted exactly as long as it took me to order my computer. Worth it.
  21. Jack Revenant said:
    schulmanworks said:
    Jack Revenant said:
    schulmanworks said:
    Jack Revenant said:
    schulmanworks said:
    Why do people always want such huge SSDs? They really don't help out that much after your PC boots up.


    They help with loading times, so people tend to like to store regularly used games or applications on them, particularly once their build has reached "money is no object" level.


    Man, I wish I knew what that level felt like...


    At the risk of sounding bourgeois, it's fairly amazing. I manage to get to that point briefly due to an unexpected cash infusion just prior to purchasing what originally would have been a budget build. It was blissful.


    Wherever you are, you should be able to feel my jealousy.


    The slight burning feeling on the back of my neck? Yep, comfirmed.
    For what it's worth, I'm now a poor college student. My "I don't need to worry about money at all" phase lasted exactly as long as it took me to order my computer. Worth it.


    Totally worth it! College is all about being broke, from what I've heard.
  22. schulmanworks said:
    Jack Revenant said:
    schulmanworks said:
    Jack Revenant said:
    schulmanworks said:
    Jack Revenant said:
    schulmanworks said:
    Why do people always want such huge SSDs? They really don't help out that much after your PC boots up.


    They help with loading times, so people tend to like to store regularly used games or applications on them, particularly once their build has reached "money is no object" level.


    Man, I wish I knew what that level felt like...


    At the risk of sounding bourgeois, it's fairly amazing. I manage to get to that point briefly due to an unexpected cash infusion just prior to purchasing what originally would have been a budget build. It was blissful.


    Wherever you are, you should be able to feel my jealousy.


    The slight burning feeling on the back of my neck? Yep, comfirmed.
    For what it's worth, I'm now a poor college student. My "I don't need to worry about money at all" phase lasted exactly as long as it took me to order my computer. Worth it.


    Totally worth it! College is all about being broke, from what I've heard.


    Definitely. You don't fit in if you're not struggling to scrape together enough money for instant ramen.
  23. I believe this will work perfectly. And as far as putting the pc together it's not like it used to be back on the old PCs is it? I've heard it's just click in pieces. Thermal paste on the CPU.
  24. RaisingTheBarHD said:
    I believe this will work perfectly. And as far as putting the pc together it's not like it used to be back on the old PCs is it? I've heard it's just click in pieces. Thermal paste on the CPU.


    To my understanding, yes. Sadly, PC assembly is somewhat outside my area of expertise. I have unsteady hands (mild nervous system problem), and so I have my builds assembled by a professional assembler.
  25. Is their another case i could replace with this one that would work well with the noctua?
  26. RaisingTheBarHD said:
    Is their another case i could replace with this one that would work well with the noctua?


    The Silverstone has pretty hard to match cooling. There certainly are other cases which you could use, with which the Noctua would work fine, but I'm unsure that you could achieve equal cooling.
  27. what about the coolmaster haf x? 4 140mm fans, spacious, would this work?
  28. RaisingTheBarHD said:
    what about the coolmaster haf x? 4 140mm fans, spacious, would this work?



    It's an absolutely fine case. What I'm trying to stress is that the Silverstone is basically designed only for high-end cooling and noise reduction. As a result, it is very good at both. Almost any reasonably high-end case will give you the cooling you need, otherwise nobody would use them, but the Fortress (from what I've seen) is in a bit of a class of its own. That said, awkwardness accomodating liquid coolers caused me to use a different case, and I've had no problems.
  29. I understand what youre trying to say, i was just curious if the coolermaster haf x would be able to OC to 4.5Ghz with the Noctua. I like the layout of the case better and the appearance compared to the Silverstone. if the haf x would not work for the 4.5Ghz then i would go with the silverstone just wanted to be sure before purchase.
  30. RaisingTheBarHD said:
    I understand what youre trying to say, i was just curious if the coolermaster haf x would be able to OC to 4.5Ghz with the Noctua. I like the layout of the case better and the appearance compared to the Silverstone. if the haf x would not work for the 4.5Ghz then i would go with the silverstone just wanted to be sure before purchase.


    Getting to 4.5Ghz isn't that hard, really. If you have a good cooler (the Noctua certainly is, though with the Haf X would could also use something like the NZXT Kraken x60, which is even better) and good airflow, I would be surprised if you were unable to. Well, outside the silicone lottery, but that's always going to be a factor.

    Edit: My apologies, it appears that the Haf X does not support the Kraken. I was thinking of the Cosmos II. http://icrontic.com/uploads/features/2012/11/Kraken-Compatibility-PR_Page_2.png
  31. ok so if i run the haf x with the kraken x60 instead then i would have sufficient cooling with the 230mm fan and the 2 200mm fans then i would be able to keep the cpu to a good Temp.
  32. RaisingTheBarHD said:
    ok so if i run the haf x with the kraken x60 instead then i would have sufficient cooling with the 230mm fan and the 2 200mm fans then i would be able to keep the cpu to a good Temp.


    See above. It turns out that the Haf line does not support the x60. That said, you could probably fit a very fuctional closed-loop liquid cooler, just not the (somewhat oddly-sized, though very good) Kraken.
  33. are their any closed loops you could recommend? otherwise i wouldn't mind just using the Noctua, from what ive read it should fit fine in the case with the Ram and other fans
  34. RaisingTheBarHD said:
    are their any closed loops you could recommend? otherwise i wouldn't mind just using the Noctua, from what ive read it should fit fine in the case with the Ram and other fans


    Other than the Kraken? I'm afraid not. I'm a bit of a one-trick pony when it comes to liquid cooling.
    Edit: The Noctua is a fine choice, by the way.
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