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First ever build.. is everything ok? Please help me out?

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August 3, 2013 10:09:38 PM

So, this is my first ever computer build. I've made a list of all the stuff I'll need and I just wanted to see if everthing's ok? Have I made any mistakes or do you think there's anything I need to change drastically? If you don't mind checking it out and letting me know that'd be awesome..
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/user/iammissjacqui/saved/26a...

Like I said, this is my first build so please be nice to me :) 
Thanks!

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August 3, 2013 10:39:50 PM

Would they be better options rather than what I already have?
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August 3, 2013 10:42:37 PM

Yes, first off for the drive: 4000GB>1000GB and your SSD will make up for the speed. And I would personally go with the new Haswell I5 4670K.
The new architecture offers multiple benefits over the I5 3570K and is worth a little bit more money- Ivy Bridge prices have not decreased much at all since Haswells release. The Haswell chip is also great for oveclocking especially for the moderate overclocks that you are planning to do. Make sure if you are planning to overclock to get a decent aftermarket cooler. Haswell is a very good architecture overall so you are unlikely to run into any problems at all just watch your temperatures when overclocking.
If you have another question just let me know
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August 3, 2013 11:15:00 PM

okay awesome, thanks for the suggestions!
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August 3, 2013 11:39:23 PM

actually. haswell might not be so great, it depends more on what you want:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-4770k-haswe...

From what I know it runs much hotter than the ivy, so without good cooling you won't be able to overclock as high as past generations. Although not everyone wants to do huge overclocks, so its more about what you want out of it. Just do some research on it before you go out and get it, there are ups and downs


also, what exactly do you want to use you computer for? if its games 8 gb ram might be a better value then

and for the ssd, look into samsung 840 pro (and do a quick search for the EVO as well, but i dont remember if its out yet). its supposed to be really fast/good


if you have any local computer store chains similar to microcenter type stores, check them out of cpu/motherboard combos, sometimes you can get stuff cheaper
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August 4, 2013 12:27:59 AM

Hey, thanks for replying.
I'd like to use it for a whole bunch of things. From Video/ short movie editing to gaming and even stuff for school. I'm not too sure if I'd be overclocking... as long as it performs well overall for gaming and stays relatively quiet I'm pretty happy. I'd be willing to spend up to $2000 max, although I'd prefer to stay around the $1,500 range.
There aren't too many stores around that I know of that sell things. I live in Australia so I'll have to buy a few things online I think.
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August 4, 2013 7:33:55 AM

if you dont plan to overclock then i dont believe you need to worry much about haswell heat. its not like intel made a faulty processor. might not even need more than the cooler that comes with the processor, but more cooling never hurts. i guess in my opinion overclocking seemed like a way to boost the useful life of a processor when it starts getting dated (as long as you dont fry it), although chances are a regular processor will have you covered for a while

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($325.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($175.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($95.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($349.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($155.00 @ PLE Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($249.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($109.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1827.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-05 00:33 EST+1000)

i went a little overboard with some of the stuff:
you could drop down the psu to a gold rated hx if you want, and even drop down from 760W if you dont plan to SLI
depending on how much you really want to video edit, you may or may not want the i7 and 16 gb ram. i5 and and 8 gb will still do it, its just the i7 and 16 gb will do it better. but if you are looking for something to cut and dont do a huge amount of video editing (like just some every now and then) then this could be a place
you could probably get a cheaper motherboard, but ive heard good reviews about this one
case is more a personal choice. this is the one i plan to get for myself, but if you can find a cheaper case near you that might be a better solution
since you said no overclocking, the processor is locked (no K)
if you want an ssd later you will be able to get it, but i decided not to in order to save money here

^^so its a place to start. almost certainly can cut things down if you want to save money
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August 4, 2013 8:58:51 AM

If you don't want to overclock, the build above is the best for your money. Or if your leaning more towards gaming, throw in an i5 and a GTX 770, the choice is yours. Metro Last Light will run around 38 FPS with a 770 on ultra with SSAO.
Another thing you can change, like said above, is to go to a 4TB Hard drive. That IS very overkill unless your recording MASS (In the hundreds - thousand gigs, with fraps, and recording long periods, youll hit that.) So if you plan to record with fraps, get the 4TB. Sorry if I ramble, name means a point,
-Jingles
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August 4, 2013 3:59:35 PM

Aha, thanks everyone for the input. I guess I probably wont plan on overclocking. Might as well go for the GTX 770. Thanks :) )
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