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First Build -$1800- Must order by Wed!

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May 28, 2012 6:03:50 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: 5/28, I HOPE! Can wait until wed to ensure everything is here by next week.

Budget Range: 1800-1900 If I break 1900 after shipping I'd better be able to justify it to the wife.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Photoshop, Video Editing, games

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg and TigerDirect. I've built wishlists in both, and the prices are almost identical, with 20-40 saving here and there balancing each other out. I figure i may be able to save 60-100 if I part between the two with the pieces I've looked at.

Country:WA, USA

Parts Preferences:Nvidia for editing, Overseer case for size and hot-swapable HDD/SDD port, LGA2011 for later upgrade to 6 core (unless I can find the i7-3930 cheap). I like the H100 to support 5-12 hour video encodes and renders.

Overclocking: Yes, but only a little.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200, 2nd at 1440x900 in portrait orientation

Additional Comments: I'm wondering if these components are the right choice for each other, mainly worried about mobo and power supply. I built this based off of an ibuypowerpc setup, tweaked a little it on newegg and tigerdirect. I want to self build due to negative reviews, but with their memorial day sale it almost negates the price break in building my own.

Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX Core Edition PRO850W (P1-850S-NLB9) 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS (maybe switch for Sony deal at Tiger)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive x2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thermaltake Overseer RX-I VN700M1W2N Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Any suggestions? I've got to have this rig ready to work by next fri, so orders have to go out by wed this week. And lots of sales end tomorow!

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May 28, 2012 6:05:34 AM

Get the Vertex 4. More reliable. Drop the H100 since any speed over 4.5 GHz is a waste. Use the EVO and get a GTX 670.
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May 28, 2012 6:16:10 AM

Build looks pretty solid, a couple suggestions though.

-I would get the new Ivy Bridge i7 instead of the old Sandy Bridges

-get the new GTX 670 instead of the old 570.

-850W is way overkill, even if you want to SLI in the future I would drop down to 750W, or 650W if you don't want to SLI later on.

-An no need for the H100 if you only want to OC a little bit. the 212 EVO will do the job just as well for a lot less if you stay under 4.5 GHz.

-You want to make sure you get low profile RAM so your heat sink will fit properly
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May 28, 2012 6:18:56 AM

looking into the vertex now, thanks! Color me stupid, but I don't understand EVO (although i do understand gtx 670!) Thanks for pointing that out to me, 1344 CUDA cores is a huge boost for me. Any recommendation on Asus vs EVGA for that 670? The Asus is 915/980mhz, but looks to have 2 fans, with the EVGA at 1006-1084mhz.
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May 28, 2012 6:24:48 AM

212 EVO is a CPU cooler. It's cheaper and great value. Works great up to a 4.5GHz OC. So would save you some money in place of the H100 I would suggest the EVGA or Gigabyte for the 670.

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May 28, 2012 6:33:04 AM

hopz said:
Build looks pretty solid, a couple suggestions though.

-I would get the new Ivy Bridge i7 instead of the old Sandy Bridges

-get the new GTX 670 instead of the old 570.

-850W is way overkill, even if you want to SLI in the future I would drop down to 750W, or 650W if you don't want to SLI later on.

-An no need for the H100 if you only want to OC a little bit. the 212 EVO will do the job just as well for a lot less if you stay under 4.5 GHz.

-You want to make sure you get low profile RAM so your heat sink will fit properly


I'm going SB-E, they're the new ones that run on LGA 2011, and will let me do a 6 core for only an extra 300. The 4 core under-perform the 2700k a bit, but allow hyper-threading.

Noted on the power supply. That's something I've never had to mess with. I'll keep the cost and bump down to a smaller but higher build quality version.

And thanks for pointing out the RAM. I told myself they'd dissipate heat with those antlers, but in reality i just though they were cool looking. :) 
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May 28, 2012 6:35:58 AM

That sounds good for the CPU then. And yeah they do look cooler, but they also get in the way. Don't really need the 'antlers' unless you plan on OCing your RAM.
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May 28, 2012 8:46:56 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $529.98 save: $20.00
Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820
ASRock X79 Extreme6 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=X79%20Extre... <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9Q-16GAO

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99
COOLER MASTER RR-H612-20PK-R3 120mm Sleeve with 6 Heat Pipes Hyper 612 PWM CPU Cooler (LGA 2011 Version)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... $400 - $420
GTX 670 2GB

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5818/nvidia-geforce-gtx-6... <----- GTX 670 review w/benchmarks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $219.98 save: $30.00 - $30.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/... <----- another look at that case
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May 28, 2012 11:26:58 AM

dcmp said:


Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX Core Edition PRO850W (P1-850S-NLB9) 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS (maybe switch for Sony deal at Tiger)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive x2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thermaltake Overseer RX-I VN700M1W2N Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Frankly, I don't think the 3820 makes any sense. A 130W 4 core in a system more expensive, why? You'd be better served with the 77W 3770K / Z77 combo. A 2011 system only makes sense with a 6 core CPU.

The Noctua NH-D14 is a better and quieter cooler. Cheaper than the H100, too.

For reliability, choose an Intel or Samsung SSD.

For a PSU, choose between Seasonic, Corsair or Antec.

The GTX570 is a good graphics card. I have the 2.5GB version from EVGA, connected to a 2560x1600 30" monitor. It rocks :) 
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May 28, 2012 11:51:08 AM

Why_Me said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $529.98 save: $20.00
Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820
ASRock X79 Extreme6 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=X79%20Extre... <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9Q-16GAO

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99
COOLER MASTER RR-H612-20PK-R3 120mm Sleeve with 6 Heat Pipes Hyper 612 PWM CPU Cooler (LGA 2011 Version)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... $400 - $420
GTX 670 2GB

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5818/nvidia-geforce-gtx-6... <----- GTX 670 review w/benchmarks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $219.98 save: $30.00 - $30.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/... <----- another look at that case
+1 for this build except i would get the NH-D14 or Silver Arrow heat sink or NZXT Havik 140 nothing less ;) 
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May 28, 2012 6:09:14 PM

Thanks all! I'm tearing back through the build with this new info, i know I'll have some questions but this is awesome! Now to figure out how to balance the budget to get the 6 core and the 670 (extra 500 or so) right out of the gate. I'm going nuts but having fun.
I'll post back when the dust settles.
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