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Two Builds- Parts compatibility check and question on case fans

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July 2, 2013 10:57:03 PM

I am working on compiling two builds for two different friends, and I would like to gather an opinion on the following builds, such as if they're well-balanced, if anything could be cut back on or improved, and details like that. Both of these are new builds.

/Edit: I forgot to include the PSUs. >.>

Build 1:
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Info: This build is budgeted at around $1500. It is intended mainly for editing and rendering videos over two 1920x1080p monitors, and gaming over one monitor. Overclocking is not of concern. This build will be ordered within the next few days. My primary concern stems from the SSHD, as they're fairly new and not well-reviewed.

Case: CoolerMaster HAF 922
Mobo: ASRock Z87 Extreme6
CPU: Intel 4670K
GPU: EVGA GTX 660
RAM: G.SKILL 16GB 2400MHz
HDD: Seagate 1TB SSHD
WLAN: ASUS PCI WLAN Adapter
Media: ASUS Blu-Ray Drive
PSU: Corsair TX 750W


Build 2:
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Info: This build is budgeted at around $900, intended mostly for gaming on a single monitor, 1920x1080p. Overclocking is a maybe. This will be ordered within a few weeks to a month. The primary concern with this build is that the case may have too many fans for the number of jumpers available on the motherboard. If anyone can confirm whether this will be the case, and possible solutions, it would be greatly appreciated. The owner does not wish to have an optical media drive, and does not require wireless internet.

Case: NZXT Phantom
Mobo: ASRock Z75
CPU: Intel 3570K
GPU: EVGA GTX 660
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB 1600MHz
HDD: WD Black 1TB
CPU Sink: Arctic Freezer 7 Pro
PSU: Corsair TX 650W


If there's any suggestions to be had, warnings to be heeded, or anything at all I should know about these builds, please speak up, I'd appreciate the input. Thanks in advance for your help!

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July 3, 2013 3:30:29 PM
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in short, they both have a lot of issues

for a editing machine priced at around 1500 dollars, heres what i would get
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1cZXA

there is no reason to get a unlocked chip if you are not going to overclock. thats just wasting money for nothing

for a gaming build at around 900 dollars
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1cZx5

both builds included the OS and are not SLI capable but you shouldnt need it for video editing nor do you need it for a 900 dollar build. the CPU can be price matched for 299.99 at us.ncix and the ram for the second build can be price matched for 54.99 at us.ncix as well
July 4, 2013 11:20:50 PM

TheBigTroll said:
in short, they both have a lot of issues

for a editing machine priced at around 1500 dollars, heres what i would get
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1cZXA

there is no reason to get a unlocked chip if you are not going to overclock. thats just wasting money for nothing

for a gaming build at around 900 dollars
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1cZx5

both builds included the OS and are not SLI capable but you shouldnt need it for video editing nor do you need it for a 900 dollar build. the CPU can be price matched for 299.99 at us.ncix and the ram for the second build can be price matched for 54.99 at us.ncix as well


I took a look at both of the builds you posted, both seem better balanced and are less expensive. Thanks for your help and reply. :3
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