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April 17, 2012 6:29:58 PM

Hi guys,

This is my first time building a computer. I've been surfing through Newegg.ca (yes im canadian) for a while and I think i found a decent build that will be using Intel's Ivy Bridge... I just wanted to know your thoughts about it and also some compatibility flaws if you see any!


-PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

-CPU: Ivy Bridge i7 3770
To be released!

-GPU: EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

-Computer Case: Rosewill’s THOR V2
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

-Mobo: ASRock Z77 Professional LGA 1155 Intel
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

-SSD (System Drive): Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

-HDD (Storage Drive): Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB 5900 RPM 64MB Cache
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

-RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
https://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.asp...

-OS: Windows 7 Professional 64bit
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

-ASUS cd/dvd burner
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

-Monitor: ASUS VS Series VS247H-P Black 23.6" 2ms LED Backlight
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

I do not plan on overclocking my CPU, I will mostly use my computer for programming (software engineering student) and Diablo 3 :bounce:  . I also though about buying a second monitor, but that will only be a tad later, when my bank account comes back up :kaola:  .

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April 17, 2012 6:35:00 PM

I'd suggest a 7200rpm drive because even though it's not your system drive, you'll want faster speeds when reading/writing to it. Otherwise it seems like a solid PC as long as your sure it'll all fit together. ;) 
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April 17, 2012 6:35:02 PM

Looks pretty decent, but do me a favor and wait for NVIDIA's new Kepler, for what you can buy a GTX 560 ti for you can pick ua Kepler card for the price of a 560 ti but performance of a 580 with the same amount of VRAM of 2GB!

Mind letting me uh hmmm ah barrow whats left lol. Have fun with D3 bro. If i get it ill add you cool?
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April 17, 2012 6:37:26 PM

frezzer106 said:
Hi guys,

I will mostly use my computer for programming (software engineering student) and Diablo 3 :bounce:  . I also though about buying a second monitor, but that will only be a tad later, when my bank account comes back up :kaola:  .

Your in college for programming to huh? nice to meet a fellow future developer. Who knows maybe we'll meet up at a Developers conference in Silicon Valley at MS or Google one day..... One day.
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April 17, 2012 6:38:59 PM

Rockdpm said:
Looks pretty decent, but do me a favor and wait for NVIDIA's new Kepler, for what you can buy a GTX 560 ti for you can pick ua Kepler card for the price of a 560 ti but performance of a 580 with the same amount of VRAM of 2GB!

Mind letting me uh hmmm ah barrow whats left lol. Have fun with D3 bro. If i get it ill add you cool?


Sure inspire yourself all you want! Np for D3 :sol:  I'll try not to be too addicted to it though, since I have a lot of courses for the next three semester ... but knowing myself, I get easily addicted :kaola: 

About the NVIDIA's Kepler, do you know any approximate release date? And if I hear you well, it will still be in the same price range as the GeForce 560's ?
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April 17, 2012 6:55:02 PM

frezzer106 said:
Sure inspire yourself all you want! Np for D3 :sol:  I'll try not to be too addicted to it though, since I have a lot of courses for the next three semester ... but knowing myself, I get easily addicted :kaola: 

About the NVIDIA's Kepler, do you know any approximate release date? And if I hear you well, it will still be in the same price range as the GeForce 560's ?


The 680s are here but they're hard to come by. If you don't want to wait - the Radeon 7970 is always a good option and the price was just cut to be more affordable - around the $450 range. I'd also cut down on the case - the Thor is a monster and you really only need it if you're building around an XL-ATX motherboard like the Rampage IV or EVGA Classified SR-X.

Try this setup:

Case: NZXT Phantom - $129.99
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 - $104.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-UD5H - $189.99
CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB 1333MHz - $42.99
HD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda ST - $99.99
Optical: Lite On Bulk DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 680 - $499.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99

Total: $1,440.92
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April 17, 2012 7:12:07 PM

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The 680s are here but they're hard to come by. If you don't want to wait - the Radeon 7970 is always a good option and the price was just cut to be more affordable - around the $450 range. I'd also cut down on the case - the Thor is a monster and you really only need it if you're building around an XL-ATX motherboard like the Rampage IV or EVGA Classified SR-X.


Ok so the only kepler based GeForce are in at the end of the 600 series, which are pretty expensive for the moment :ouch:  . I also want to go with the windows 7 professional OS since it supports much more RAM than the home premium. About the over-huge case :kaola:  , as I previously mentioned, I want to build a future-proof desktop. Having this in mind, if I want to add other GPUs, drives or anything that would help to upgrade my computer, I will have the space to do so :ange:  . I'm also not sure what to think about the setup you suggested, since almost none of its components are like what mine had :heink:  . But still, I thank you for the GPU's advice :D 
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April 17, 2012 8:32:36 PM

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Ok so the only kepler based GeForce are in at the end of the 600 series, which are pretty expensive for the moment


Yeah the sad thing is the 670 and 660 are going to be priced to compete with 7950 and 7870 respectively - so around the $300 - $400 range, and NVIDIA doesn't have plans to release one in the $200 - $300 range at least yet, your only option there is to go with the Radeon 7850. Even though the 680 is $500 with the build I posted you're still way under budget.

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also want to go with the windows 7 professional OS since it supports much more RAM than the home premium.


What's the primary use for this system going to be? You'll most likely *NEVER* use beyond 8GB and you'll probably never use beyond 16GB unless you're working with RAM hungry programs like After Effects, CS5, Revit, Maya, etc. If you're using your PC for that type of work, with your budget I'd go X79 as it allows for up to 64GB RAM on most motherboard designs.

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About the over-huge case :kaola:  , as I previously mentioned, I want to build a future-proof desktop. Having this in mind, if I want to add other GPUs, drives or anything that would help to upgrade my computer, I will have the space to do so


That will not make a build future proof. Even most mid - full towers are designed with expansion in mind anymore - a case like the NZXT Phantom that I linked to isn't as big but has plenty of room for tons of drives, the biggest heat sinks and PSUs, and can accommodate up to 3-way SLI. What will make a build future as future-proof as possible is your motherboard - getting a cheap motherboard that cuts corners on features and you'll wind up replacing it within a year. If you plan ahead and get a motherboard like the one I linked to - expansion won't be a problem.

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'm also not sure what to think about the setup you suggested, since almost none of its components are like what mine had :heink:  . But still, I thank you for the GPU's advice :D 


Most of what I suggest are things that either I've used in the past and had good luck with or parts that are highly praised like the NZXT Phantom - I don't use junk components and I hate companies with rude technical support. I pick quality brands and parts that usually have the highest reputations in the industry, and if you've got a budget I don't want to skimp on anything.
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April 17, 2012 9:05:30 PM

You can also try buying your parts from bestdirect.ca or directcanada.com. Free shipping on orders over 80 for bestdirect and over 50 for directcanada, and the parts are generally cheaper. :D 
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April 17, 2012 9:07:58 PM

Dude, i am telling you wait a few more weeks. NVIDIA is releasing the rest of Kepler around the mid part of next month. So we should see better options in your price range. then if you don't want Kepler. Radeon will still be there. I also heard price drops for radeon
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April 17, 2012 9:30:44 PM

Okay! Thank you all, I really appreciate the help and tips :) . So I will wait to see what the Kepler based 300-400$ cards, and also I'll bare in mind that 16GB is way more than I really need :p . I will also check those other websites. In conclusion: yeah, I can wait another month or two ;)  !
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April 17, 2012 9:31:32 PM

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April 17, 2012 9:42:20 PM

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