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April 26, 2012 8:03:14 AM

Ok, so this is going to be my first build so, im really trying to get a good build.
I Picked the items i think would be good. This pc is mainly gonna be a Gaming PC(BF3, minecraft, etc.) and video editing, etc.
So heres the List ive made, id be very happy if you put your imput in:
Case:
-Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper (150$)
Motherboard:
-ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 (430$)
Proccessor:
-Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core ( 310$)
Water Cooling:
-Corsair H100 Liquid CPU Cooling (120$)
Memory:
-CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1866(130$)
HDD:
-Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache (135$)
Graphics Card:
-EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 (500$)
DVD/CD Drive:
-ASUS 24X DVD Burner (20$)
PSU:
-CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 (130$)

Total: 1925 Before any rebates or discounts. Would really like to get this for 1500. Any Suggestions or reccomendations over any product is greatly appreciated. Thanks, I'm not looking for like 9001 FPS on BF3 or anything, lol, but something pretty good.


Approximate Purchase Date:
Whenever Really, its my first build, so im not gonna rush it.

Budget Range:
1000-1700 USD( may go a little over 1700 but not too much).

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Gaming(BF3, MW2, MW3, minecraft), Video Editing(CS5, Sony Vegas pro 11, etc.) internet browsing.

Parts Not Required:
Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Newegg.com
Amazon.com

Country:
United States Of America

Parts Preferences:
Asus must be the motherboard, gpu must be nvidia, ram, and really everything else can be any.

Overclocking:
Possibly, if i do, it wont be hardcore, just minor

SLI or Crossfire:
Not ATM, but i'd like to later down the road.

Monitor Resolution:
Dont have the monitor yet, but ill pick one up later.

Additional Comments:
Looking for something that can handle what i need it for.

More about : build advice welcomed

April 26, 2012 8:13:54 AM

Several suggestions :
High end motherboards DONT perform better than cheaper boards with the same chip set . Spend $200 on a motherboard
Building using socker 2011 wont increase game performance either
so
Go with socket 1155

You dont need 16 gig of RAM for gaming . Even 2 x4 gig is more than any game can use

Liquid cooling is pointless unless you plan on extreme overclocks .......
Spend $30 on a hyper 212 or Xigmatek gaia

Get an SSD
April 26, 2012 8:32:55 AM

Outlander_04 said:
Several suggestions :
High end motherboards DONT perform better than cheaper boards with the same chip set . Spend $200 on a motherboard
Building using socker 2011 wont increase game performance either
so
Go with socket 1155

You dont need 16 gig of RAM for gaming . Even 2 x4 gig is more than any game can use

Liquid cooling is pointless unless you plan on extreme overclocks .......
Spend $30 on a hyper 212 or Xigmatek gaia

Get an SSD


Ok, i see your point.
Few Questions.
* Which would run better, a intel i7 2700k, or the 2600k.
(The reason i ask is because i heard the 2700k isnt much of a diff from the 2600k)

*Do you reccomend any 1155 motherboards.(asus preferred)

Thanks
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April 26, 2012 9:53:40 AM
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Assuming you are encoding video then the 2600k is the choice for you . Its an identical part to the 2700K and you can set it to that speed and higher relatively easily

If you are just editing then there is probably no real advantage in using more than the 2500K

New generation Ivy bridge processors are available too , but I havent seen pricing or availability . These are essentially the same design as the 2500/2600/2700 but manufactured in a more refined process . Think: smaller internal "wires "

Stick to boards with the Z77 chipset . Your budget will cover that . Look for a feature set that you want . Like the ability to run 2 graphics cards in future
April 27, 2012 3:01:45 PM

I was looking at the 2770k, as the same as u i couldnt find it anywhere. I'm at a toss up to get the 2600k, or wait for the 2770k, both are based on the 1155, but the 2770k is closely like the 3820(3.5, turbo 3.9). And the 2770k has official support for pci 3.0, for cards like the 680 nvidia.

As for a board, i have settled on the p8z77-v deluxe, or the pro version, which do you think would be better suited for me? Hard decision.

Thanks
April 27, 2012 3:01:55 PM

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