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Hey everyone. I decided to move forward and build my first PC, but I need help. At the moment I have multiple Carts filled with the following items:
Corsair Obsidian 650D
SeaSonic X750 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087)
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233170)
Intel Core i7-2600k
Cooler Master Hyper 1212 PLUS

I have not selected a motherboard or Graphics card yet. I am scared that I will add one that will need more power than I currently have, or pick a motherboard that doesn't work with an 2600k. I can change the power supply..etc if needed. I need help selecting the motherboard, and graphics card. I am looking at the 7950(2), 7970, GTX 580, and GTX 680 as my graphics card. What should I do?

Also feel free to give me any advice on any parts. I need all the help I can get.
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  1. Can you fill this form

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice

    it will help us understand better and give you accurate suggestions
  2. serialkiller said:
    Can you fill this form

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice

    it will help us understand better and give you accurate suggestions


    Thanks for the quick reply. I filled it out below.
  3. Approximate Purchase Date: This week (the closer the better)
    Budget Range: $1200-1500
    System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3D animation (Maya), Gaming, Editing (After Effects..etc).
    Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers.
    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any website is fine.
    Country: United States
    Parts Preferences: Intel i7 CPU, Any Video card.
    Overclocking: Maybe
    SLI or Crossfire: In the future
    Monitor Resolution: Two Asus 23" 1920x1080 monitors.

    I will be adding a Black Magic Intensity Pro to the build in the future.
  4. Best answer
    Ok then

    intel i7 3820
    Asrock x79 extreme4
    Corsair vengence 4x4 gb 1600mhz ddr3 ram
    cm hyper 212 evo
    evga gtx 580 3gb
    pc power and cooling silencer mkii 950w 80+ silver
    crucial m4 64gb ssd
    wd carvier blue 500gb hdd
    asus 24x dvd writer
    cm haf 912
    windows 7 pro


    if you got a bit money left the get a 128 gb ssd its worth it.

    But if you have difficulty fitting the parts in your budget then reduce the gpu to 570 or 560ti 448 cores .
  5. Dont crossfire / SLI, get a 7970 or 680.
  6. Dont get gtx 680 it poorly supports maya thats why the gtx 580.

    And get nvidia for cuda support.
  7. serialkiller said:
    Ok then

    intel i7 3820
    Asrock x79 extreme4
    Corsair vengence 4x4 gb 1600mhz ddr3 ram
    cm hyper 212 evo
    evga gtx 580 3gb
    pc power and cooling silencer mkii 950w 80+ silver
    crucial m4 64gb ssd
    wd carvier blue 500gb hdd
    asus 24x dvd writer
    cm haf 912
    windows 7 pro


    if you got a bit money left the get a 128 gb ssd its worth it.

    But if you have difficulty fitting the parts in your budget then reduce the gpu to 570 or 560ti 448 cores .


    Thank you. the build looks good. I like it, but my dad is nagging me to purchase a bundle on newegg.
    Either:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.864972
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.864972

    What should I do?
  8. The combos you suggested has overkill parts and is not suitable for your use

    intel i7 has no advantage over i5 but can slow you game sometimes.

    The 932 is overkill anx dosnt have any dustfilters.

    Cooler master psu are not that good but still 80+ gold is overkill and useless.

    Try to convince your dad that the combo you suggested is a very poor build.

    And where is the gpu.
  9. Both of the bundles you posted are the same. But the parts look good you only need an optical drive ($20 for CD/DVD or $70 for Blue ray which supports CD/DVD RW too), a copy of windows 7 ($100) and a GPU (about $350 left so 580 is only slightly over budget).

    I would preferably get this one
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127567
    But this one fits the budget better.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500234
  10. Asus 24x DVD Burner
    PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950w 80+
    Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x4GB)
    Gigabyte GA-Z68XP
    i7 2600k
    Cooler Master V8 120mm Rifle
    Corsair Obsidian Series 650D
    Grand Total; 1,113.14 (With out an HDD, SSD, or Video Card)
    Am I missing anything besides what I listed?
    Did I select the right parts?
  11. Best answer selected by uploadcomplete.
  12. thanks uploadcomplete


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