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I'm a complete noob and i need help with this build at ibuypower

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May 18, 2012 11:58:54 PM

Hi I have never built a computer before and don't want to risk doing it, heres what i have in mind is it any good and will everything work well toget together, what change should be made..


1 x Case ( NZXT Apollo Gaming Case - Black )

0 x Case Lighting ( None )

0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction ( None )

0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion ( None )

1 x Processor ( Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache) - Intel Core i5-3570K )

0 x iBUYPOWER PowerDrive ( None )

1 x Processor Cooling ( Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1155] - Standard 120mm Fan )

1 x Memory ( 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - G.Skill Ripjaws X )

1 x Video Card ( AMD Radeon HD 7850 - 2GB - Single Card )

1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA )

1 x Free Stuff ( [Free Game Download] - Total War: Shogun 2 - Free with purchase of AMD video card )

1 x Free Stuff ( [Free Game Download] - DiRT Showdown - Free with purchase of AMD Radeon video card )

1 x Motherboard ( ASUS P8Z77-V LX )

0 x Intel Smart Response Technology ( None )

1 x Power Supply ( 750 Watt - Thermaltake TR2 TRX-750M - Free Upgrade to 850 Watt W0319RU ($20 Savings) )

1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 60 GB Kingston V+200 SSD - Single Drive )

0 x Data Hard Drive ( None )

1 x Optical Drive ( 24X Sony Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black )

0 x 2nd Optical Drive ( None )

0 x Flash Media Reader / Writer ( None )

0 x Meter Display ( None )

0 x USB Expansion ( None )

1 x Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )

1 x Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )

1 x Operating System ( Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit )

0 x Monitor ( None )

0 x 2nd Monitor ( None )

0 x Speaker System ( None )

0 x Video Camera ( None )

1 x Advanced Build Options ( iBUYPOWER Specialized Advanced Packaging System - Protect your investment during transportation! )

1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Achieve exceptional airflow in your chassis )

1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Basic Pro Wiring )

0 x Case Engraving Service ( None )

1 x Warranty ( 3 Year Standard Warranty Service )

1 x Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )

Shipping $75.00 ---- total $1,131.00
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2nd 1 is this



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1 x Case ( NZXT Apollo Gaming Case - Black )

0 x Case Lighting ( None )

0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction ( None )

0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion ( None )

1 x Processor ( Intel® Core™ i5-3450 Processor (4x 3.10GHz/6MB L3 Cache) )

0 x iBUYPOWER PowerDrive ( None )

1 x Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink )

1 x Memory ( 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - G.Skill Ripjaws X )

1 x Video Card ( AMD Radeon HD 7850 - 2GB - Single Card )

1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA )

1 x Free Stuff ( [Free Game Download] - Total War: Shogun 2 - Free with purchase of AMD video card )

1 x Free Stuff ( [Free Game Download] - DiRT Showdown - Free with purchase of AMD Radeon video card )

1 x Motherboard ( Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H -- 1x PCI-E 3.0 x16, 4x USB 3.0 ) or [SLI] Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H

0 x Intel Smart Response Technology ( None )

1 x Motherboard USB / SATA Interface ( Motherboard default USB / SATA Interface )

1 x Power Supply ( 650 Watt - Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2 - Free Upgrade to 750 Watt Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 ($20 Savings) )

1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 60 GB ADATA S511 SSD - Single Drive - FREE Upgrade to 120GB OCZ Agility 3 ) or Primary Hard Drive ( 60 GB Kingston V+200 SSD - Single Drive )

0 x Data Hard Drive ( None )

1 x Optical Drive ( 24X Sony Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black )

0 x 2nd Optical Drive ( None )

0 x Flash Media Reader / Writer ( None )

0 x Meter Display ( None )

0 x USB Expansion ( None )

1 x Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )

1 x Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )

1 x Operating System ( Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit )

0 x Monitor ( None )

0 x 2nd Monitor ( None )

0 x Speaker System ( None )

0 x Video Camera ( None )

1 x Advanced Build Options ( iBUYPOWER Specialized Advanced Packaging System - Protect your investment during transportation! )

1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Achieve exceptional airflow in your chassis )

1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Basic Pro Wiring )

0 x Case Engraving Service ( None )

1 x Warranty ( 3 Year Standard Warranty Service )

1 x Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )

shipping is free.... $1,142.00
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i will not be doing any OC don't know how, ill use this for gaming, video and home uses

thanks in advance for your input.. 1200.00 is max i want to spend before rebates




May 19, 2012 12:16:09 AM

If you aren't comfortable building your own...then Definitely the first one will hit all the right points for a gaming rig.

I like the K version processor...allows for a lot better flexibility and the Asus is a Top Tier motherboard manufacturer.

That's also a fair price to pay for a gaming rig...I would purchase a DIY Full solution with a 2600K or a 2700K for a bit less...still you're in the ballpark of what to spend and return on your investment.

Nice rig though...
May 19, 2012 12:47:52 AM

The only problems I have with the first build are the motherboard and maybe the PSU. I'm not a big fan of Thermaltake power supplies. Spend a bit more money and get a Corsair, Antec, XFX, Silverstone, Seasonice, or OCZ (whatever iBuyPower has). Also, 850w is wayyyyy overkill for an i5 and a 7850. You'd be perfectly fine with a 650w (that leaves some room for upgrades). And if you're going with a 3570K, I'd strongly recommend getting a better motherboard. Don't get me wrong, ASUS is a fantastic motherboard manufacturer, but that board isn't very good for overclocking. It has a pretty weak power phase design. The VRM doesn't have any heatsinks on it, so if you do any overclocking, it'll probably get pretty hot. This is only a problem if you are overclocking, however. I know you said you wouldn't be doing this, but it's actually pretty easy nowadays. This is just my opinion so don't feel like you are forced to make any of these changes :) 

- Jake
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May 19, 2012 12:55:22 AM

what would be a better motherboard and the psu is a free upgrd from 650, would this 650 Watt - Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2 be better and also i heard OCZ Agility 3 isn't that great but i'm not sure?
May 19, 2012 1:02:44 AM

sage12 said:
what would be a better motherboard and the psu is a free upgrd from 650, would this 650 Watt - Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2 be better and also i heard OCZ Agility 3 isn't that great but i'm not sure?
Which builder template are you using on iBuyPower?

I'd say go for an ASRock Pro4 if it's an option. And yes that's a much better power supply. I have basically the same one, and it's awesome. It's definitely worth it.

I know this might sound ironic, but I'm not a big fan of OCZ drives (look at my sig I have one). I probably wouldn't gotten it, but OCZ used a different controller, so it's much more stable. If you're on a tight budget, I'd drop the SSD for now and save up to get a really good drive.

- Jake
May 19, 2012 1:15:49 AM

Gamer Paladin E Spring Deal for the 1st one, im not able to change mobo on the first one and gamer Special-A for the 2nd one, i can chnage the mobo on the second one.. i was looking at 2700k but they don't have those anymore, i gues i could call them
May 19, 2012 1:17:36 AM

also im' fine with making it cheaper, i just want something that i won't have to upgrd in 6mos
May 19, 2012 3:59:43 AM

bump
May 19, 2012 4:04:50 AM

Sorry I was out with some friends, but I'm back for the night.

I would stick with an i5 unless you plan on doing some heavy video editing, 3d rendering, folding, etc. An i5 is perfect for gaming and everyday tasks.

There isn't much else I'd change except maybe drop the SSD for now. You could always add one in the future as drives are getting cheaper and cheaper each week. There super easy to install, so I wouldn't worry about messing anything up. But if you ever need help that's why we're here; to help you!

- Jake
May 19, 2012 11:43:52 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
May 19, 2012 1:27:30 PM

thanks for moving it, wasn't sure where to put it
May 19, 2012 1:38:39 PM

i was planing on putting the OS, virus and those kind of related software and use a HDD for other stuff.. would one of this mobo be better .. Motherboard ( Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H -- 1x PCI-E 3.0 x16, 4x USB 3.0 ) or [SLI] Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H or just go with ASRock Z77 Pro4 -- 1x PCI-E 3.0 x16


and thanks again fot the input
May 19, 2012 5:31:15 PM

Well the Gigabyte boards have a feature where you can use an mSATA SSD as a cache, if that interests you. The Z77X-D3H and the Z77 Pro4 have two more SATA 3 ports than the Z77-D3H, so 8 ports total should be plenty. The Z77X-D3H has 1 more PCIe x16 slot (so three total versus 2 on the other boards). This is really only important if you plan on doing something like 3-way SLI. Again, like the Z77-D3H, the Z77X-D3H doesn't have very good VRM cooling. But since you're not overclocking, that shouldn't matter. But overall, I think the Z77X-D3H is the best board. If you don't need its extra features, get the Pro4 :) 

- Jake
May 19, 2012 6:42:43 PM

ok thx for all of the advice would this work in the end, any chng that should be done, is everything Compatibile, no bottelneck?

would the i5-3550 work better since i don't plan on OC?

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1 x Case ( NZXT Apollo Gaming Case - Black )
1 x Processor ( Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache) - Intel Core i5-3570K )
1 x Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink )
1 x Memory ( 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - G.Skill Ripjaws X )
1 x Video Card ( AMD Radeon HD 7850 - 2GB - Single Card )
1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA )
1 x Free Stuff ( [Free Game Download] - Total War: Shogun 2 - Free with purchase of AMD video card )

1 x Free Stuff ( [Free Game Download] - DiRT Showdown - Free with purchase of AMD Radeon video card )
1 x Motherboard ( [SLI] Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H )
1 x Motherboard USB / SATA Interface ( Motherboard default USB / SATA Interface )
1 x Power Supply ( 650 Watt - Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2 - Free Upgrade to 750 Watt Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 ($20 Savings) )
1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 120 GB ADATA S510 SSD - Single Drive )
0 x Data Hard Drive ( None )
1 x Optical Drive ( 24X Sony Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black )

1 x Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
1 x Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
1 x Operating System ( Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit )
1 x Advanced Build Options ( iBUYPOWER Specialized Advanced Packaging System - Protect your investment during transportation! )
1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Achieve exceptional airflow in your chassis )
1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Basic Pro Wiring )
1 x Warranty ( 3 Year Standard Warranty Service )
1 x Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )

Sub Total: $1,218.00 no shipping fee
May 19, 2012 7:16:08 PM

sage12 said:
ok thx for all of the advice would this work in the end, any chng that should be done, is everything Compatibile, no bottelneck?

would the i5-3550 work better since i don't plan on OC?

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1 x Case ( NZXT Apollo Gaming Case - Black )
1 x Processor ( Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache) - Intel Core i5-3570K )
1 x Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink )
1 x Memory ( 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - G.Skill Ripjaws X )
1 x Video Card ( AMD Radeon HD 7850 - 2GB - Single Card )
1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA )
1 x Free Stuff ( [Free Game Download] - Total War: Shogun 2 - Free with purchase of AMD video card )

1 x Free Stuff ( [Free Game Download] - DiRT Showdown - Free with purchase of AMD Radeon video card )
1 x Motherboard ( [SLI] Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H )
1 x Motherboard USB / SATA Interface ( Motherboard default USB / SATA Interface )
1 x Power Supply ( 650 Watt - Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2 - Free Upgrade to 750 Watt Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 ($20 Savings) )
1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 120 GB ADATA S510 SSD - Single Drive )
0 x Data Hard Drive ( None )
1 x Optical Drive ( 24X Sony Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black )

1 x Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
1 x Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
1 x Operating System ( Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit )
1 x Advanced Build Options ( iBUYPOWER Specialized Advanced Packaging System - Protect your investment during transportation! )
1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Achieve exceptional airflow in your chassis )
1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Basic Pro Wiring )
1 x Warranty ( 3 Year Standard Warranty Service )
1 x Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )

Sub Total: $1,218.00 no shipping fee
Yeah if you're not going to overclock, then go with the 3550. And nope I don't see anything else to change. Looks good!

- Jake
May 19, 2012 7:16:47 PM

You're going to need a data HDD unless you plan on storing all your data on your tiny SSD.
May 19, 2012 7:26:01 PM

aicom said:
You're going to need a data HDD unless you plan on storing all your data on your tiny SSD.
Woops didn't see that; good catch! Yeah I'd get at least a 500GB drive.

- Jake
May 19, 2012 8:34:24 PM

is that the only thing i need to change, i was already going to put a data HDD
May 19, 2012 8:36:23 PM

sage12 said:
is that the only thing i need to change, i was already going to put a data HDD
Yup that and if you want to downgrade to the i5-3550...

- Jake
May 19, 2012 8:51:22 PM

ok, thanks for all the help, i'll see if they have any good sale to decrease the price some, since memorial day is coming, also a quick question would a 60ssd work, since ill be using it mainly for OS.
May 19, 2012 9:00:19 PM

sage12 said:
ok, thanks for all the help, i'll see if they have any good sale to decrease the price some, since memorial day is coming, also a quick question would a 60ssd work, since ill be using it mainly for OS.
It'd be fine for an OS, and maybe 1-2 games. My Windows 7 takes up 19GB so you should be fine there.

- Jake
May 19, 2012 9:20:08 PM

thanks again for all the help, take care anf have a goodday
May 19, 2012 9:22:01 PM

sage12 said:
thanks again for all the help, take care anf have a goodday
No problem good luck with your new computer! :D 

- Jake
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