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September 15, 2013 4:48:58 PM

These are the parts I came up with: Please tell me what you think (I'm not a gamer and don't plan to use it for games but for my business) Please tell me if I've forgotten anything (other than a monitor, keyboard and mouse):) 


• Thermaltake Chaser Series Chaser MK-I (VN300M1W2N) Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case;

• Seagate ST2000DX001 2TB MLC/8GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s NCQ 3.5" Desktop Solid State Hybrid Drive;

• ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and UEFI BIOS;

• EVGA 02G-P4-3657-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card;

• G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9Q-32GXM;

• AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX;

• NZXT Kraken X60 RL-KRX60-01 280mm Ultra Performance Liquid CPU Cooler;

• Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive);

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September 15, 2013 5:25:19 PM

Are you OC your CPU? If not, the normal CPU cooler is fine. If you like lower temp, cheaper option like the CM Hyper 212 is good.

You are not gaming, just normal business, no need for such high-end gaming motherboard which you won't even use most of the feature. Something like the ASROCK Extreme series are good on the budget as well.

Pretty good all else, good luck on your build!
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September 15, 2013 6:34:25 PM

vinhn said:
Are you OC your CPU? If not, the normal CPU cooler is fine. If you like lower temp, cheaper option like the CM Hyper 212 is good.

You are not gaming, just normal business, no need for such high-end gaming motherboard which you won't even use most of the feature. Something like the ASROCK Extreme series are good on the budget as well.
Thanks,
Pretty good all else, good luck on your build!

I don't i'd be overclocking but but would like to have options. So. should i get the overclocked one?

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September 15, 2013 9:08:17 PM

rae888 said:
vinhn said:
Are you OC your CPU? If not, the normal CPU cooler is fine. If you like lower temp, cheaper option like the CM Hyper 212 is good.

You are not gaming, just normal business, no need for such high-end gaming motherboard which you won't even use most of the feature. Something like the ASROCK Extreme series are good on the budget as well.
Thanks,
Pretty good all else, good luck on your build!

I don't i'd be overclocking but but would like to have options. So. should i get the overclocked one?



Even if you don't overclock the high end cooler will keep you computer cool and quiet. If you decide to overclock you have the option. If you are certain you won't overclock, you can save some money and use stock. Also you don't need a high end mobo to overclock.

Other than cooling, I recommend thinking about the i5-3570k or 4670k. They both perform great.
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September 16, 2013 6:19:26 AM

bob hays said:
rae888 said:
vinhn said:
Are you OC your CPU? If not, the normal CPU cooler is fine. If you like lower temp, cheaper option like the CM Hyper 212 is good.

You are not gaming, just normal business, no need for such high-end gaming motherboard which you won't even use most of the feature. Something like the ASROCK Extreme series are good on the budget as well.
Thanks,
Pretty good all else, good luck on your build!

I don't i'd be overclocking but but would like to have options. So. should i get the overclocked one?



Even if you don't overclock the high end cooler will keep you computer cool and quiet. If you decide to overclock you have the option. If you are certain you won't overclock, you can save some money and use stock. Also you don't need a high end mobo to overclock.

Other than cooling, I recommend thinking about the i5-3570k or 4670k. They both perform great.

Hi: Both of those Intel processors are more than the AMD. Just curious why you're recommending those over the AMD?
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September 16, 2013 6:28:29 AM

vinhn said:
Are you OC your CPU? If not, the normal CPU cooler is fine. If you like lower temp, cheaper option like the CM Hyper 212 is good.

You are not gaming, just normal business, no need for such high-end gaming motherboard which you won't even use most of the feature. Something like the ASROCK Extreme series are good on the budget as well.

Pretty good all else, good luck on your build!


I tried to pick a motherboard with lots of ports usb connectors, etc. I am always using up the usb ports and am currently using a hub because of that. I also am hoping that with this case, I can plug memory sticks in the front of case. In my current system, I have a wireless key board and mouse which takes up one usb slot for that wireless plug. The other usb slot, works sometimes with a memory stick but doesn't work as well as plugging into the back. Also, on my current system, I can't plug earphones into the front of case. There is a connection there but for some reason doesn't work. Have to run wire to back of case. I'm hoping this new rig will allow me to use headphones and mic on front.
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September 16, 2013 7:55:04 AM

These are very strong parts for business usage. May I ask if you'll do some kind of heavy computing with that PC or just wasting money because of perfectionism? We'd be able to help you better if we knew the purpose / goal you try to achieve.
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September 16, 2013 8:11:13 AM

LOL, Well I guess I am a bit of a perfectionist or OCD. I guess I like the option to play a game if I ever wanted to as if I'd eve have time to.
I mainly wanted to see if this would all work together before ordering which someone said looked like it would.
Thanks.
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September 16, 2013 8:20:14 AM

Sethcon said:
These are very strong parts for business usage. May I ask if you'll do some kind of heavy computing with that PC or just wasting money because of perfectionism? We'd be able to help you better if we knew the purpose / goal you try to achieve.


My "business use", will often entail numerous - dozens - of programs open at the same time with large pdf files being downloaded, etc. I am a heavy busy user but not so much with graphics or games.
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September 16, 2013 4:26:14 PM

rae888 said:
bob hays said:
rae888 said:
vinhn said:
Are you OC your CPU? If not, the normal CPU cooler is fine. If you like lower temp, cheaper option like the CM Hyper 212 is good.

You are not gaming, just normal business, no need for such high-end gaming motherboard which you won't even use most of the feature. Something like the ASROCK Extreme series are good on the budget as well.
Thanks,
Pretty good all else, good luck on your build!

I don't i'd be overclocking but but would like to have options. So. should i get the overclocked one?



Even if you don't overclock the high end cooler will keep you computer cool and quiet. If you decide to overclock you have the option. If you are certain you won't overclock, you can save some money and use stock. Also you don't need a high end mobo to overclock.

Other than cooling, I recommend thinking about the i5-3570k or 4670k. They both perform great.

Hi: Both of those Intel processors are more than the AMD. Just curious why you're recommending those over the AMD?


The i5's are much more power efficient which means you can use less power and run a quieter system. They also perform very similar in multi-threaded applications (mainly programs that use A LOT of cpu power like encoding, compression, and editing), but is MUCH better in single-threaded applications (web browsing, emails, office, etc. most basic tasks).

Also don't get the 650 ti boost, the upcoming release of new AMD cards has lowered the price of their current generations ones by a lot and there are some great deals out there.
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September 16, 2013 5:41:49 PM

bob hays said:
rae888 said:
bob hays said:
rae888 said:
vinhn said:
Are you OC your CPU? If not, the normal CPU cooler is fine. If you like lower temp, cheaper option like the CM Hyper 212 is good.

You are not gaming, just normal business, no need for such high-end gaming motherboard which you won't even use most of the feature. Something like the ASROCK Extreme series are good on the budget as well.
Thanks,
Pretty good all else, good luck on your build!

I don't i'd be overclocking but but would like to have options. So. should i get the overclocked one?



Even if you don't overclock the high end cooler will keep you computer cool and quiet. If you decide to overclock you have the option. If you are certain you won't overclock, you can save some money and use stock. Also you don't need a high end mobo to overclock.

Other than cooling, I recommend thinking about the i5-3570k or 4670k. They both perform great.

Hi: Both of those Intel processors are more than the AMD. Just curious why you're recommending those over the AMD?


The i5's are much more power efficient which means you can use less power and run a quieter system. They also perform very similar in multi-threaded applications (mainly programs that use A LOT of cpu power like encoding, compression, and editing), but is MUCH better in single-threaded applications (web browsing, emails, office, etc. most basic tasks).

Also don't get the 650 ti boost, the upcoming release of new AMD cards has lowered the price of their current generations ones by a lot and there are some great deals out there.


Ok but which Video card should I get? Want something under $200.
Also, GSkills memory: which one should I get for my motherboard. I wanted 32GB. They have so many to choose from I'm totally confused as to the differences and just want the one that works with my setup I listed up there. The one i picked seems expensive.
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September 16, 2013 5:48:10 PM

rae888 said:
bob hays said:
rae888 said:
bob hays said:
rae888 said:
vinhn said:
Are you OC your CPU? If not, the normal CPU cooler is fine. If you like lower temp, cheaper option like the CM Hyper 212 is good.

You are not gaming, just normal business, no need for such high-end gaming motherboard which you won't even use most of the feature. Something like the ASROCK Extreme series are good on the budget as well.
Thanks,
Pretty good all else, good luck on your build!

I don't i'd be overclocking but but would like to have options. So. should i get the overclocked one?



Even if you don't overclock the high end cooler will keep you computer cool and quiet. If you decide to overclock you have the option. If you are certain you won't overclock, you can save some money and use stock. Also you don't need a high end mobo to overclock.

Other than cooling, I recommend thinking about the i5-3570k or 4670k. They both perform great.

Hi: Both of those Intel processors are more than the AMD. Just curious why you're recommending those over the AMD?


The i5's are much more power efficient which means you can use less power and run a quieter system. They also perform very similar in multi-threaded applications (mainly programs that use A LOT of cpu power like encoding, compression, and editing), but is MUCH better in single-threaded applications (web browsing, emails, office, etc. most basic tasks).

Also don't get the 650 ti boost, the upcoming release of new AMD cards has lowered the price of their current generations ones by a lot and there are some great deals out there.


Ok but which Video card should I get? Want something under $200.
Also, GSkills memory: which one should I get for my motherboard. I wanted 32GB. They have so many to choose from I'm totally confused as to the differences and just want the one that works with my setup I listed up there. The one i picked seems expensive.


32gb is not needed at all. The general rule of thumb is 8gb for all non editing systems. If you do decide to do editing, with a system like that, you should only go 16gb max. Anymore than that and you might as well get an i7 instead.

The money you save from the ram can go towards video card and you can get this (it has mail-in rebate that makes it 200)
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100352...
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September 16, 2013 6:40:17 PM

bob hays said:
rae888 said:
bob hays said:
rae888 said:
bob hays said:
rae888 said:
vinhn said:
Are you OC your CPU? If not, the normal CPU cooler is fine. If you like lower temp, cheaper option like the CM Hyper 212 is good.

You are not gaming, just normal business, no need for such high-end gaming motherboard which you won't even use most of the feature. Something like the ASROCK Extreme series are good on the budget as well.
Thanks,
Pretty good all else, good luck on your build!

I don't i'd be overclocking but but would like to have options. So. should i get the overclocked one?



Even if you don't overclock the high end cooler will keep you computer cool and quiet. If you decide to overclock you have the option. If you are certain you won't overclock, you can save some money and use stock. Also you don't need a high end mobo to overclock.

Other than cooling, I recommend thinking about the i5-3570k or 4670k. They both perform great.

Hi: Both of those Intel processors are more than the AMD. Just curious why you're recommending those over the AMD?


The i5's are much more power efficient which means you can use less power and run a quieter system. They also perform very similar in multi-threaded applications (mainly programs that use A LOT of cpu power like encoding, compression, and editing), but is MUCH better in single-threaded applications (web browsing, emails, office, etc. most basic tasks).

Also don't get the 650 ti boost, the upcoming release of new AMD cards has lowered the price of their current generations ones by a lot and there are some great deals out there.


Ok but which Video card should I get? Want something under $200.
Also, GSkills memory: which one should I get for my motherboard. I wanted 32GB. They have so many to choose from I'm totally confused as to the differences and just want the one that works with my setup I listed up there. The one i picked seems expensive.


32gb is not needed at all. The general rule of thumb is 8gb for all non editing systems. If you do decide to do editing, with a system like that, you should only go 16gb max. Anymore than that and you might as well get an i7 instead.

The money you save from the ram can go towards video card and you can get this (it has mail-in rebate that makes it 200)
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100352...

OK... So I checked out the I7 and watched this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewrPDqFuT3Y
I didn't care about the graphics so much but the increased speed of the calculations in the i7 has convinced me.
So am now going with the i7-3770.
Now I have to pick a new motherboard! This is so time consuming!
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September 16, 2013 6:47:31 PM

rae888 said:
These are the parts I came up with: Please tell me what you think (I'm not a gamer and don't plan to use it for games but for my business) Please tell me if I've forgotten anything (other than a monitor, keyboard and mouse):) 


• Thermaltake Chaser Series Chaser MK-I (VN300M1W2N) Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case;

• Seagate ST2000DX001 2TB MLC/8GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s NCQ 3.5" Desktop Solid State Hybrid Drive;

• ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and UEFI BIOS;

• EVGA 02G-P4-3657-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card;

• G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9Q-32GXM;

• AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX;

• NZXT Kraken X60 RL-KRX60-01 280mm Ultra Performance Liquid CPU Cooler;

• Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive);


What sort of work do you do for your business? If its like most business computers where it is an office pc, I'd recomment just going with a pentium.

If you are doing some heavy multi-tasking (i think so by looking at that cpu), keep the cpu, but do you really need that much ram? Most of the time 8gb is plenty. Also do you need a mid-range video card? If you just want display outputs for monitors you can use a low end gt 610 or radeon 5450. If you need the gpu for some work I would go to a 7850.

EDIT: sorry for the repeat I thought this was a totally different thread.
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September 16, 2013 6:50:50 PM

rae888 said:
bob hays said:
rae888 said:
bob hays said:
rae888 said:
bob hays said:
rae888 said:
vinhn said:
Are you OC your CPU? If not, the normal CPU cooler is fine. If you like lower temp, cheaper option like the CM Hyper 212 is good.

You are not gaming, just normal business, no need for such high-end gaming motherboard which you won't even use most of the feature. Something like the ASROCK Extreme series are good on the budget as well.
Thanks,
Pretty good all else, good luck on your build!

I don't i'd be overclocking but but would like to have options. So. should i get the overclocked one?



Even if you don't overclock the high end cooler will keep you computer cool and quiet. If you decide to overclock you have the option. If you are certain you won't overclock, you can save some money and use stock. Also you don't need a high end mobo to overclock.

Other than cooling, I recommend thinking about the i5-3570k or 4670k. They both perform great.

Hi: Both of those Intel processors are more than the AMD. Just curious why you're recommending those over the AMD?


The i5's are much more power efficient which means you can use less power and run a quieter system. They also perform very similar in multi-threaded applications (mainly programs that use A LOT of cpu power like encoding, compression, and editing), but is MUCH better in single-threaded applications (web browsing, emails, office, etc. most basic tasks).

Also don't get the 650 ti boost, the upcoming release of new AMD cards has lowered the price of their current generations ones by a lot and there are some great deals out there.


Ok but which Video card should I get? Want something under $200.
Also, GSkills memory: which one should I get for my motherboard. I wanted 32GB. They have so many to choose from I'm totally confused as to the differences and just want the one that works with my setup I listed up there. The one i picked seems expensive.


32gb is not needed at all. The general rule of thumb is 8gb for all non editing systems. If you do decide to do editing, with a system like that, you should only go 16gb max. Anymore than that and you might as well get an i7 instead.

The money you save from the ram can go towards video card and you can get this (it has mail-in rebate that makes it 200)
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100352...

OK... So I checked out the I7 and watched this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewrPDqFuT3Y
I didn't care about the graphics so much but the increased speed of the calculations in the i7 has convinced me.
So am now going with the i7-3770.
Now I have to pick a new motherboard! This is so time consuming!


If you are going with an i7 you might as well get the latest one which is 4770k

for a good mobo you should get this one
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z87k
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September 20, 2013 12:06:26 PM

Now that I've decided on the Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K - I need help with my motherboard. I want to have gaming IF I want it.
What does " Jonnyguru " recommend?? Oops I meant 4770... Have to pick that out .
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September 20, 2013 12:10:27 PM

I'm just going to say that I doubt that 32 gb of ram is actually any useful. I would rather have 8 or 16, and buy a better GPU instead :p .
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September 20, 2013 12:15:11 PM

bob hays said:
rae888 said:
bob hays said:
rae888 said:
bob hays said:
rae888 said:
bob hays said:
rae888 said:
vinhn said:
Are you OC your CPU? If not, the normal CPU cooler is fine. If you like lower temp, cheaper option like the CM Hyper 212 is good.

You are not gaming, just normal business, no need for such high-end gaming motherboard which you won't even use most of the feature. Something like the ASROCK Extreme series are good on the budget as well.
Thanks,
Pretty good all else, good luck on your build!

I don't i'd be overclocking but but would like to have options. So. should i get the overclocked one?



Even if you don't overclock the high end cooler will keep you computer cool and quiet. If you decide to overclock you have the option. If you are certain you won't overclock, you can save some money and use stock. Also you don't need a high end mobo to overclock.

Other than cooling, I recommend thinking about the i5-3570k or 4670k. They both perform great.

Hi: Both of those Intel processors are more than the AMD. Just curious why you're recommending those over the AMD?


The i5's are much more power efficient which means you can use less power and run a quieter system. They also perform very similar in multi-threaded applications (mainly programs that use A LOT of cpu power like encoding, compression, and editing), but is MUCH better in single-threaded applications (web browsing, emails, office, etc. most basic tasks).

Also don't get the 650 ti boost, the upcoming release of new AMD cards has lowered the price of their current generations ones by a lot and there are some great deals out there.


Ok but which Video card should I get? Want something under $200.
Also, GSkills memory: which one should I get for my motherboard. I wanted 32GB. They have so many to choose from I'm totally confused as to the differences and just want the one that works with my setup I listed up there. The one i picked seems expensive.


32gb is not needed at all. The general rule of thumb is 8gb for all non editing systems. If you do decide to do editing, with a system like that, you should only go 16gb max. Anymore than that and you might as well get an i7 instead.

The money you save from the ram can go towards video card and you can get this (it has mail-in rebate that makes it 200)
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100352...

OK... So I checked out the I7 and watched this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewrPDqFuT3Y
I didn't care about the graphics so much but the increased speed of the calculations in the i7 has convinced me.
So am now going with the i7-3770.
Now I have to pick a new motherboard! This is so time consuming!


If you are going with an i7 you might as well get the latest one which is 4770k

for a good mobo you should get this one
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z87k


I'm trying to use that parts picker but I don't know what the "chip set" is for my chosen cpu?? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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