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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME OUT, Parts are not compatible?

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August 20, 2013 4:23:38 PM

Here is my build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1tZ0n

If you go to the notes at the bottom it mentions two things. I don't know what it means and I don't want to have any problems with my computer because this is my first time building one.

Is there an actual problem or will everything work?
August 20, 2013 4:30:16 PM

It will work.. However, with the amount of money you are spending, you can have a much better build. Is this for gaming?
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August 20, 2013 4:33:53 PM

At your price range i would upgrade that processor to an i5-4670k:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($120.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($110.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.88 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1072.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-20 19:33 EDT-0400)

There are no compatibility issues with your system, however the case you chose is a little outdated nowadays.
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August 20, 2013 4:40:00 PM

What the error is stating is that the front panel usb ports on the case you want don't have usb 3.0 or "superspeed" usb compatibility. They are the current standard of usb 2.0. The benefit of usb 3.0 is the transfer rate (of data) is claimed to be about 10 times as fast when compared to usb 2.0. Real world results may vary. With that being said, there won't be an issue because you can just plug the front usb ports of the case that you selected into a usb 2.0, rather than a 3.0 header on the motherboard and all is well. If you wanted to use the usb 3.0 header, you could opt to buy this http://www.cmstore-usa.com/haf-912-usb-3-0-5-25-bracket.... I have this case btw, I love it. I haven't purchased that bracket because I haven't found the need to yet. But it gives peace of mind to know that it exists. Hope i helped you out. Happy building :) 
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August 20, 2013 4:46:14 PM

Kennytran320 said:
It will work.. However, with the amount of money you are spending, you can have a much better build. Is this for gaming?


Gaming and video editing, what is the build you are suggesting? I have been unable to decide on my precessor forever. I want to be able to run ARMA 3 and BF4 on MAX
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August 20, 2013 4:51:16 PM

Also is the video card you chose better or worse than the one i had?
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August 20, 2013 4:52:17 PM

1. Get an SSD, huge noticeable performance increase over HDD. Especially gaming. Go Samsung as it is most reliable.

2. If you want a CLC, don't get anything below h100i otherwise just go high-end air like the Noctua DH14, or custom loop for better cooling.

3. Save your money and get DDR3 at 1600mhz. Anything above will cost more and it's performance increase isn't noticeable in reality.

4. Save some more money plus get 3 free games getting this GPU and OC it to get the 7970's performance: http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/101080/newegg-sapphire-...

5. Find a Seasonic PSU or one manufactured by them. More reliable

6. At that price, go with an Intel CPU and a different mobo for better performance.

7. Happy Building and Gaming :) 
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August 20, 2013 4:56:18 PM

Kennytran320 said:
What is your budget?


My budget is $1000- $1500 I would prefer to keep it around 1000. Can you make the build on the website I used because I am new to building computers and don't know what half of the stuff you are talking about is.
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August 20, 2013 4:59:56 PM

If gaming and video editing are your two main uses, then this is pretty much the highest end you can go, it leaves enough room for a possible second 7970 in the future, and you can still OC:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($120.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($110.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.88 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1107.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-20 19:59 EDT-0400)
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August 20, 2013 5:03:26 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
If gaming and video editing are your two main uses, then this is pretty much the highest end you can go, it leaves enough room for a possible second 7970 in the future, and you can still OC:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($120.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($110.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.88 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1107.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-20 19:59 EDT-0400)


THANK YOU SO MUCH. Do I need to buy any extra case fans? What is the difference between the video card you chose and I chose?
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August 20, 2013 5:05:54 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
If gaming and video editing are your two main uses, then this is pretty much the highest end you can go, it leaves enough room for a possible second 7970 in the future, and you can still OC:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($120.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($110.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.88 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1107.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-20 19:59 EDT-0400)


And also should I wait until october for the new Radeon video cards?
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August 20, 2013 5:05:56 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
If gaming and video editing are your two main uses, then this is pretty much the highest end you can go, it leaves enough room for a possible second 7970 in the future, and you can still OC:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($120.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($110.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.88 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1107.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-20 19:59 EDT-0400)


And also should I wait until october for the new Radeon video cards?
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August 20, 2013 5:10:41 PM

You dont really NEED extra case fans for that case, but if you want to have fantastic airflow, then i reccommend two of these 120mm fans in the front of the case:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/arctic-cooling-case-fan-af...

If you can wait, then wait but I don't see the new series being great value for money on the launch day, maybe after a month or so after its release, when prices drop a bit, however i cant say much about it since they aren't released and who knows when they release them and when they announce them.

In the computer industry if you wait around then yes new things come out, but that doesnt mean that the things that were released when you bought your PC become bad or bad value for money.
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August 20, 2013 5:12:29 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
You dont really NEED extra case fans for that case, but if you want to have fantastic airflow, then i reccommend two of these 120mm fans in the front of the case:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/arctic-cooling-case-fan-af...

If you can wait, then wait but I don't see the new series being great value for money on the launch day, maybe after a month or so after its release, when prices drop a bit


Do those fans, or equivalent fans come with blue LED lights to go with my keyboard and mouse :D 
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August 20, 2013 5:15:04 PM

Amazon will have cheaper parts so search these:

$130 Corsair Vengeance 16GB

$130 Samsung Electronics 840 Pro

$230 Intel Core i5-4670K

$130 Gigabyte Z87 LGA 1150

$75 Noctua DH14

$110 XFX PRO850W Core Edition

$180 Sapphire Radeon 7950 with 3 free games: http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/101080/newegg-sapphire-...

$8 ARCTIC MX-4

$30 for any dvd drive you want

$90 for OS

Case: You can pick your own. Post the case you pick and I'll let you know if it's compatible with the cooler and mobo.

This sample build should fit your budget and is better than the build you had. And unless you are overclocking, I don't think you need a cooler IMO.
Also, you can always get another 7950 in the future to Xfire for better performance.
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August 20, 2013 5:17:18 PM

HT from an i7 might be useful when video editing thats the only reason i chose the i7 over the i5 :) 
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August 20, 2013 5:19:02 PM

OP, don't use an HDD for OS. Get an SSD... Trust me...
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August 20, 2013 5:19:12 PM

Vincent Politan said:
Thank you x1,000,000
I am buying this ASAP


No problem dude, enjoy your build, but remember read up on how to build and take time when building, you mentioned earlier that you don't have alot of experience with building, so be sure to take plenty of time and do everything properly.
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August 20, 2013 5:20:20 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
HT from an i7 might be useful when video editing thats the only reason i chose the i7 over the i5 :) 


I didn't choose the i7 because I couldn't get a build below 1200
I had to go with AMD instead because of the 8 cores, I just heard so many bad things about it that I was really second guessing myself. You saved me from a mistake I think.
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August 20, 2013 5:29:00 PM

An SSD is used for fast windows boot times and fast application loading times, it doesnt really help with gaming or video editing performance, from your technical level also i wouldn't reccommend an SSD boot drive.

Heres an example of an SSD:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv...

If you can afford it and really think you need faster boot times and loading times (but no real performance increase) then buy them, but they are still an expensive luxury.
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August 20, 2013 5:32:00 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
An SSD is used for fast windows boot times and fast application loading times, it doesnt really help with gaming or video editing performance, from your technical level also i wouldn't reccommend an SSD boot drive.

Heres an example of an SSD:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv...

If you can afford it and really think you need faster boot times and loading times (but no real performance increase) then buy them, but they are still an expensive luxury.


If I got that would it be an addon to my build or would I replace something for that?
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August 20, 2013 5:35:47 PM

What is PowerColor and HIS for the video card? Because of the HIS is going to give me a noticeably better frame rate I will pay the extra 10-20$
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August 20, 2013 5:48:00 PM

It would addon to your build.

There is no difference in performance between the powercolour and the HIS card, the powercolour card offers 1 more DVI-D port but thats small, they are pretty much the same.
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