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Advice on my new build

Last response: in Systems
May 21, 2012 8:59:35 AM

I have been without a proper pc for a long time and finally the time has arrived for me to buy a spanking new machine. Would you please review my choice to see if I am choosing the best parts for the money spent ? Please note that this system will have to last me about 4-5 years so I don`t mind spending a bit extra for it to be a bit future proof, if that is possible at all. Thanks

Approximate Purchase Date: will order this week if possible

Budget Range: 1400-1600 euros

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Photoshop and Gaming (equal importance)

Parts Not Required: need to buy everything

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: , , UK shops are only for price reference as I will order my pc build from Scan Malta as they will import the parts for me.

Country: Malta .

Parts Preferences: no real preference

Overclocking: Maybe (Never tried it but probably will do some mild ocing)

SLI or Crossfire: No / Maybe

Monitor Resolution:1920x1080, 1920x1200

Additional Comments: No bling necessary at all. Would appreciate if the pc was quiet.

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.50GHz
(Unsure whether hyperthreading will make a worthwhile difference in photoshop and future proofing. Otherwise I will buy an i5 and save myself 115 euros)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
(Will I be better off if I buy an Antec Kuhler just in case I try overclocking?)

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX
(is the Maximus V Gene much better? Will the mobo make a real difference to the computer performance)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB

Hard Drive: 3TB Seagate Barracuda

SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB
(System will run completely from here. Barracuda only for storage)

Video card: GTX 560ti
(was also contemplating HD 7850 as in same price range)

Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer
(will consider any case as long as priced in 100-140 euros. As long as its quiet and has good ventilation anything will do as not bothered about looks. What I like about enforcer is it has USB3 access on top)

Power Supply: 850W Corsair TX V2
(is this overkill for my system ? )

Optical Drive: LG 10x SATA Blu-Ray Writer

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Keyboard: suggestions appreciated

Mouse: suggestions needed

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May 21, 2012 10:03:15 AM

looks good, but I'd go with a gtx 670 and a kuhler 620. for mice I personally like my Cyborg rat 5 but I wish I had got the 7. Logitech makes a good keyboard as do many companies, it depends on key bindings, mechanical keyboards, back lighting, color scheme, wireless or not. you'll just have to look around to see what suites for fancy. I like thin chiclet keyboards myself
May 21, 2012 10:05:32 AM

A GTX 670 is indeed great but in a completely different price range. I'd definitely take the 7850 over the 560 Ti though.