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First time building a gaming PC, feedback on component selection?

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July 23, 2013 7:51:15 AM

Hey everyone, so this site has become my go-to site for information on computers, and i just made an account here just to try and get feedback on a PC i am currently building.

I will use it mostly for gaming (primarily BF4 when it comes out and some Mobas) and architectural photo rendering (Photoshop, Lumion, Autodesk Revit, Autocadd, that kind of stuff)

i'm not sure if i want to OC yet, as i have never done that before, although i have read a few articles about it.

I live in the Philippines, so it gets pretty hot some days, but seeing as i wont OC, i wouldn't have to worry about buying an after market CPU cooler right?

Budget is around $1250 when converted from our currency here.
any feedback is appreciated :) 

*edit
I would be buying from a local store, not online. They are pretty up to date on parts though.

Motherboard
MSI H77MA-G43
Processor
Intel Core i7 3770 3.4-3.9Ghz (Quad Core)
VideoCard
Palit Geforce GTX 760 Jetstream 2GB 256bit ddr5
Hard Disk Drive
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB, 16mb, WD5000AAKX sata3
Solid State Drive
Sandisk 128gb sata 7mm
RAM Memory
Gskill Ripjaws X 16GB 8gbx2 DDR3 1600 CL10
Casing
Cooler Master N300 Side Window
Power Supply
Seasonic 620w S12II-620 80PLUS Bronze

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July 23, 2013 7:55:57 AM

from where you will be buying your components?
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July 23, 2013 7:59:59 AM

abuzz said:
from where you will be buying your components?


from a local retailer, not online. sorry, should add that in the first post!
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July 23, 2013 8:01:36 AM

Mangomad said:
abuzz said:
from where you will be buying your components?


from a local retailer, not online. sorry, should add that in the first post!


OK. so overall this rig is pretty powerful but not the best, i would like to change few things:
i will go with i5 3570 because you wont see any day-night difference with i7.
buy a good cooling case like corsiar 500r because as you mentioned its quite hot in you place .
buy 1tb hardisk because 500gb is not enough these days.
but after adding all this your rig will be awsome!
BEST OF LUCK!
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July 23, 2013 8:34:05 AM

abuzz said:
Mangomad said:
abuzz said:
from where you will be buying your components?


from a local retailer, not online. sorry, should add that in the first post!


OK. so overall this rig is pretty powerful but not the best, i would like to change few things:
i will go with i5 3570 because you wont see any day-night difference with i7.
buy a good cooling case like corsiar 500r because as you mentioned its quite hot in you place .
buy 1tb hardisk because 500gb is not enough these days.
but after adding all this your rig will be awsome!
BEST OF LUCK!


but wont hyper threading be a big help in rendering?
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July 23, 2013 8:36:55 AM

Mangomad said:
abuzz said:
Mangomad said:
abuzz said:
from where you will be buying your components?


from a local retailer, not online. sorry, should add that in the first post!


OK. so overall this rig is pretty powerful but not the best, i would like to change few things:
i will go with i5 3570 because you wont see any day-night difference with i7.
buy a good cooling case like corsiar 500r because as you mentioned its quite hot in you place .
buy 1tb hardisk because 500gb is not enough these days.
but after adding all this your rig will be awsome!
BEST OF LUCK!


but wont hyper threading be a big help in rendering?

yes it will help in rendering but as i said before it will not be a day-night difference!


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July 23, 2013 8:38:51 AM

hyper-threading would be a help in rendering yes. but not many other functions.

May i ask why your not going a haswell chip route?
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July 23, 2013 9:14:05 AM

abuzz said:
Mangomad said:
abuzz said:
Mangomad said:
abuzz said:
from where you will be buying your components?


from a local retailer, not online. sorry, should add that in the first post!


OK. so overall this rig is pretty powerful but not the best, i would like to change few things:
i will go with i5 3570 because you wont see any day-night difference with i7.
buy a good cooling case like corsiar 500r because as you mentioned its quite hot in you place .
buy 1tb hardisk because 500gb is not enough these days.
but after adding all this your rig will be awsome!
BEST OF LUCK!


but wont hyper threading be a big help in rendering?

yes it will help in rendering but as i said before it will not be a day-night difference!




But if i were to keep this setup untouched and not upgrade it for 3-5 years, wouldn't an i7 make more sense as HT would be incorporated in next-gen programs and games?

Btw, i might go over budget on that 500r, recommend any cases around the 75$ mark?
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July 23, 2013 9:20:28 AM

Woodlore said:
hyper-threading would be a help in rendering yes. but not many other functions.

May i ask why your not going a haswell chip route?


if i were to use rendering programs alot, would the i7 with its HT capabilities be worth it?
I havent considered yet haswell because i havent done that much research on it, from the few articles and forum posts ive read, though, it seems that ivy bridge isnt that far off in difference to haswell, and that i could put the money saved onto other components.
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July 24, 2013 2:00:24 AM

Woodlore said:
hyper-threading would be a help in rendering yes. but not many other functions.

May i ask why your not going a haswell chip route?


Mangomad said:
Woodlore said:
hyper-threading would be a help in rendering yes. but not many other functions.

May i ask why your not going a haswell chip route?


if i were to use rendering programs alot, would the i7 with its HT capabilities be worth it?
I havent considered yet haswell because i havent done that much research on it, from the few articles and forum posts ive read, though, it seems that ivy bridge isnt that far off in difference to haswell, and that i could put the money saved onto other components.

go with i5 4670 as its new and it will be future proof for quit longer than previous gen and you will also not brake your bank.

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