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April 5, 2012 9:27:05 AM

Ive been looking for a computer that will be used to play games such bf3 maxed out and video editing, 3d modelling with programs such as after effects and 3d max. I don't know which is better for money,gaming /video editing. Any help is appreciated
Comp 1
$1000
Intel i7 2600k Quad core 3.4ghz
8gb ddr3 1600mhz
H61M Mother board
Gtx 560 Ti GeForce
Win 7 OS 64 bit
1 Tb Sata III 7200rpm
NZXT Phantom Full Tower

Comp 2
$1227
Intel i7 2700k
12gb ddr3
Intel H67 Motherboard
Gtx 570 GeForce 1280gb
Win 7 OS 64 bit
1 Tb Sata III 7200rpm
Atx Midi Tower 750w PSU with 14mm silent fan

Ill be using a 19 inch full hd monitor 1920 x 1080

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a c 175 U Graphics card
April 5, 2012 9:59:43 AM

I hope you're building this yourself (No OEM)

Well obviously Comp 2 because it has better hardware and more expensive. I kinda go against that last gen card though, You may consider 7850 which performs just slightly slower than GTX 570 while costing less and much much better efficiency. Above that, there is a 7870 which you may consider, it cost a bit more but performs like GTX 580 with very good efficiency like 7850 (it's little brother). OR, wait for Next-gen Nvidia card with the price around this.

The thing is, Exactly what Case and PSU are you planning to get? It doesn't make much difference, but just make sure you're getting the good brands (especially PSU).

And Lastly, why do you pair H67 with K processor? I am really thinking that you're going to overclock, BUT, you don't want to pair it with H67. H67 is not a great overclocking board, If you want, get a Z68 or P67, both are great overclocking board. If it's too pricey, get off the 2700k and replace it with 2600k. I don't think it's any worth it to go over to the 2700K while you can get a P67 or Z68.

Good luck to you.
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a c 92 U Graphics card
April 5, 2012 10:02:31 AM

I would say niether of those systems are very good from the value and parts perspective.

but choosing between those 2 systems, you should definately choose the second one even tho its $200 more.
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April 5, 2012 10:32:31 AM

Well they are both pre made pc's as I dont feel comfortable building one. I will be over clocking so I guess ill get the ps7. Would you say that comp 2 would handle 3d modelling/editing in after effects well? Thanks for your help.


refillable said:
I hope you're building this yourself (No OEM)

Well obviously Comp 2 because it has better hardware and more expensive. I kinda go against that last gen card though, You may consider 7850 which performs just slightly slower than GTX 570 while costing less and much much better efficiency. Above that, there is a 7870 which you may consider, it cost a bit more but performs like GTX 580 with very good efficiency like 7850 (it's little brother). OR, wait for Next-gen Nvidia card with the price around this.

The thing is, Exactly what Case and PSU are you planning to get? It doesn't make much difference, but just make sure you're getting the good brands (especially PSU).

And Lastly, why do you pair H67 with K processor? I am really thinking that you're going to overclock, BUT, you don't want to pair it with H67. H67 is not a great overclocking board, If you want, get a Z68 or P67, both are great overclocking board. If it's too pricey, get off the 2700k and replace it with 2600k. I don't think it's any worth it to go over to the 2700K while you can get a P67 or Z68.

Good luck to you.

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a c 92 U Graphics card
April 5, 2012 10:37:35 AM

they should be good for all those tasks.
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a b U Graphics card
April 5, 2012 10:50:09 AM

sorry what I was saying has been said
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a c 291 U Graphics card
April 5, 2012 11:25:09 AM

As previous posters noted, get either Z68 or P67 motherboard. H61m and H67 are bad when paired with k-series processors.
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a c 175 U Graphics card
April 5, 2012 4:36:58 PM

gab10101 said:
Well they are both pre made pc's as I dont feel comfortable building one. I will be over clocking so I guess ill get the ps7. Would you say that comp 2 would handle 3d modelling/editing in after effects well? Thanks for your help.

Wait up... Why my friend??? Building a PC is not that bad, and you will be saving money for sure. And I'm not sure if you can overclock or not though.

Yes both system will do fine on what you're trying to do.

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April 5, 2012 4:52:05 PM

Please do yourself a favor and build your own. I am 14 and can build a computer. If you are worried about not being able to do it head over to newegg and watch their video on how to build your own. Also if you are ever confused the folks here at Toms will help you out. Also as others have said dont get the h67 if you are getting an unlocked processor, but please do yourself a favor and buils it yourself.
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April 5, 2012 5:07:47 PM

I realize you won't svae much with this build but you will get better prices if you shop around. Also this includes a high quality case and motherboard, and most of these parts have a 3 year warranty standard so if anything breaks within your first couple years it will probably be replaced free. Also the motherboard is future proof with 2 pcie 3.0 slots and usb 3.0. A link to the build(which is also below):

http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingCart.aspx?Sub...


Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0 Item #: N82E16811129021Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$6.00 Instant$105.99
$99.99

Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Item #: N82E16822148321Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

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$119.99

EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP ... Item #: N82E16814130620Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy

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-$10.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$299.99$289.99

NVIDIA NVIDIA GTX GEAR UP, GAME ON FOR LIFE sweepstakes coupon Item #: N82E16800999289Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$4.99 Saving
$4.99$0.00

Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply Item #: N82E16817371044Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$30.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$89.99$59.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL Item #: N82E16820231311Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$41.99

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Item #: N82E16813157265Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant
$169.99$149.99

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ... Item #: N82E16819115070Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

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$324.99


Subtotal:

$1,086.93 +$100 for windows= 1,186.93


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April 5, 2012 5:20:51 PM

im cheap go with #1
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