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New build 3770k please check (one more try)

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May 19, 2012 4:41:42 PM

Would you mind looking this over to make sure it's not a disaster? :heink:  Thanks.

Used for video and photo editing.


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CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 1.25GB Video Card ($297.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec P280 ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($190.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.97 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-206DBKS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ( @ )
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2098.40
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-19 12:40 EDT-0400)

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May 19, 2012 5:28:50 PM

The build looks good and there are no disasters , but I do have a couple of recomendations. The cpu cooler , are you planning on overclocking ? The Noctua is a cpu cooler that people use when they plan on overclocking thier cpu really high.You can get an after market cooler for a lot less.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also the video card , I don't know what your budget is but the GTX 670 is a top quality card and would be a lot better then the 570.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Currently it's out of stock but if your not in a rush or if you can find one at another store then a 670 would be a great card for what your planning to do with the computer.
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May 19, 2012 5:40:17 PM

Thanks for the reply.

I do plan on overclocking although I don't have much experience. My thought process on the Noctua cpu cooler is I understand Ivy Bridge runs hotter, the Antec P280 isn't the most awesome case for cooling (although I like other features - relatively quiet, front I/O, appearance), and I'm looking for something quiet.

I wouldn't be trying for extreme overclocking so if you think the cooler master cpu cooler is adequate for what I'm trying to do maybe I should go with that.
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May 19, 2012 5:47:23 PM

inzone said:


Also the video card , I don't know what your budget is but the GTX 670 is a top quality card and would be a lot better then the 570.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Currently it's out of stock but if your not in a rush or if you can find one at another store then a 670 would be a great card for what your planning to do with the computer.



Will look that over. Too tell the truth I'm kind of on the fence on the video card. I won't be gaming and not sure if the editing program I will settle on will use gpu acceleration. Maybe I should just wait?

They have this at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Galaxy-GeForce-Express-Graphics-6...
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May 20, 2012 5:04:58 AM

Video editing and graphics design all use the Cuda cores and that's what makes the Nvidia cards so versatile , the newer cards have updated technology and Nvidia has shown that they just don't concentrate on gaming. Like I said if it's in your budget to do so the 670 would be a great help to you in either gaming or video editing. The new 600 series has more ram than previous versdions and there is now support for up to four monitors on a single card.
I'm not trying to sell you a 670 but I do want you to at least look and see if it would be a benefit to you. As you can see that card at Amazon has 2gb of v-ram and is also Pci-e 3.0 ready so if you get a cpu (Ivy Bridge 3770K ) and a motherboard ( Asus P8Z77-V PRO )with a Pci-e 3.o slot along with the GTX 670 then you will have the three components needed for the Pci-e 3.0 to work and take advantage of the increased bandwidth.
I'm not sure what Nvidia is doing and I'm sure they will let us know but the 670 and 680 are almost the same card , same benchmarks , same price , I can't wait to see what they end up doing about it.
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May 20, 2012 11:51:27 AM

Thanks for the help. Will look over the video cards more, especially the GTX 670.

Thanks for the information.
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May 20, 2012 12:44:17 PM

Build looks nice, I'm building a similar one a we speak. Like the person above said, cooler sounds overkill. But darn, 6TB of storage? That's a lot
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May 20, 2012 1:45:47 PM

Good to hear on the cooler because I took inzone's advice and changed to the cooler master. I was kind of second guessing myself.

(Thought it was interesting that while looking at a pc building book this AM the authors described a system they were building and used the stock cpu cooler for an i7-980x and to me it looks a lot like the cooler master 212 EVO. Looked like this.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/news/cases-power-cooling...

The book is a 2011 copyright)


Re. the 6TB, I take a lot of photos and hd video. Will set up like this for 3 disks I think:

http://forums.adobe.com/servlet/JiveServlet/showImage/2...

so it's really more like 3TB than 6TB. I'd like 20TB. :pt1cable: 

For backup I was going to going with an external sata docking station. Do you have any opinion on that?
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June 1, 2012 4:13:38 PM

Best answer selected by nottheratboy.
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