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June 24, 2012 2:06:23 AM

Hi,Im new to Building PC's and i wanted some advice on where to improve/upgrade my planned Build
So here's the Specs:

Motherboard:ASUS Z77 Sabertooth
OR
ASUS Z77-V Deluxe
CPU:Intel i7 3770K

GPU:EVGA GTX 680

RAM:Corsair Vengeance 8GB(2x 4GB) DDR3

PSU:Any Corsair Modular PSU

SSD:Any Corsair 60GB+

HDD:WD Black 1TB

OS:Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

CPU Fan:Coolermaster X6

Case:Corsair or cooler master

P.S The reason why most of the hardware mentioned is manafactured by corsair is because my country(Kuwait for those who are curious) mostly import's hardware from corsair
And there is no point of Posting any MSI product because my country does not import MSI products

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June 24, 2012 3:28:19 AM

Get an i5-3570k.

You have a large budget so you should go with 16gb ram.

You should get 2 670s

I would go with Sabertooth.

750w power supply if you're going to do the 670 sli
June 24, 2012 4:50:11 AM

BandaQ8 said:
Hi,Im new to Building PC's and i wanted some advice on where to improve/upgrade my planned Build
So here's the Specs:

Motherboard:ASUS Z77 Sabertooth
OR
ASUS Z77-V Deluxe
CPU:Intel i7 3770K

GPU:EVGA GTX 680

RAM:Corsair Vengeance 8GB(2x 4GB) DDR3

PSU:Any Corsair Modular PSU

SSD:Any Corsair 60GB+

HDD:WD Black 1TB

OS:Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

CPU Fan:Coolermaster X6

Case:Corsair or cooler master

P.S The reason why most of the hardware mentioned is manafactured by corsair is because my country(Kuwait for those who are curious) mostly import's hardware from corsair
And there is no point of Posting any MSI product because my country does not import MSI products

What resolution will you be gaming at?
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June 24, 2012 4:56:50 AM

BandaQ8 said:

PSU:Any Corsair Modular PSU
P.S The reason why most of the hardware mentioned is manafactured by corsair is because my country(Kuwait for those who are curious) mostly import's hardware from corsair
And there is no point of Posting any MSI product because my country does not import MSI products

Corsair is a great brand although pricey. But I guess price is not a problem in Kuwait. A Corsair HX850 is my suggestion for PSU. It's what I have have gives me everything I need so I highly recommend it. But a Corsair HX750 will be great too.

Get a 128GB SSD instead of just the 60GB and put all your games there. If such a bigger SSD will exceed your $2000 budget, you can downgrade to a 670 & spend the savings towards the SSD. The enhancement in gaming experience will be greater with a 128GB SSD than the loss in fps you will get if you downgrade from 680 to 670.
June 24, 2012 4:58:58 AM

DO NOT Buy a GTX 680 -- the 670 performs about 2% worse and costs 120$ less. It's as simply as that

Spend that Money towards getting either a 3770K if your big on non-gaming CPU-Intensive apps like video editing, rendering etc. --OR-- spend it on a better SSD.

And if your gaming mainly, you don't need 8GB of RAM as no games use more than 4GB realistically. If you are doing non-gaming CPU-intensive stuff like I said before, go for 8GBS RAM, and MORE SSD space with the 120$ you will get for going from 680 to 670

680 vs. 670 Benchmarks : http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/555?vs=598
June 24, 2012 5:03:16 AM

NZXT Switch 810
Gigabyte Z77 UDH5
16 GB G.Skill 1600 Ares
i5 3750k
H100
GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB
Corsair H100
Corsair Agility 3 120GB SSD
1TB WB Black HDD

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June 24, 2012 5:10:32 AM
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This is just a example realize you are in different country PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($238.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($92.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1487.37
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
June 24, 2012 6:24:13 AM

BandaQ8 said:
Hi,Im new to Building PC's and i wanted some advice on where to improve/upgrade my planned Build
So here's the Specs:

Motherboard:ASUS Z77 Sabertooth
OR
ASUS Z77-V Deluxe
CPU:Intel i7 3770K

GPU:EVGA GTX 680

RAM:Corsair Vengeance 8GB(2x 4GB) DDR3

PSU:Any Corsair Modular PSU

SSD:Any Corsair 60GB+

HDD:WD Black 1TB

OS:Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

CPU Fan:Coolermaster X6

Case:Corsair or cooler master

P.S The reason why most of the hardware mentioned is manafactured by corsair is because my country(Kuwait for those who are curious) mostly import's hardware from corsair
And there is no point of Posting any MSI product because my country does not import MSI products

For the SSD I reccomend the Corsair Force GT. Make sure it is Force GT and not Force 3. the force 3 is extremely crap.
for the PSU you could get a Corsair Tx-750M
for the case there is a coolermaster haf 912 or haf x and also a the cm storm trooper or stryker. for corsair there is corsair graphite 600T. and you should go with the sabertooth. Im sure you want i7 but if it is just for gaming an i5 3570k is enough. if it is for gaming and video editing the get i7 and also get 16GB of ram
June 24, 2012 2:45:12 PM

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June 24, 2012 2:52:56 PM

so based on your reply's and suggestion's this is what i have come up with
Motherboard:ASUS Sabertooth Z77
CPU:if an i5 3570K is available i'll get that if not i7 3770K
CPU Fan:Cooler master Hyper 212 Evo
RAM:Corsair Vengeance 16GB
SSD:Corsair Force GT 120GB
HDD:WD Black 1 TB
PSU:Corsair HX 850
GPU:EVGA GTX 670 FTW
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Also i wanted to ask will the RAM interfere with the CPU Cooler ?
June 24, 2012 3:40:34 PM

That's fine.
June 24, 2012 3:40:35 PM

BandaQ8 said:
so based on your reply's and suggestion's this is what i have come up with
Motherboard:ASUS Sabertooth Z77
CPU:if an i5 3570K is available i'll get that if not i7 3770K
CPU Fan:Cooler master Hyper 212 Evo
RAM:Corsair Vengeance 16GB
SSD:Corsair Force GT 120GB
HDD:WD Black 1 TB
PSU:Corsair HX 850
GPU:EVGA GTX 670 FTW
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Also i wanted to ask will the RAM interfere with the CPU Cooler ?
Yes it will you need low profile ram You need : Dual Channel Kits for the Z77 MOBOs RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram:Corsair 16 GB Vengeance Blue Low Profile 1600mhz PC3-12800 240-pin Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit 16 Dual Channel Kit - CML16GX3M4A1600C9B

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=w...

Ram:Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 993995
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

June 24, 2012 4:06:54 PM

Another thing is 850Watt is overkill you can run 2 GTX 670 Overclocked in SLI with a 750Watt so you don't need a 850Watt just get a Corsair HX 750 or Corsair AX 750 or Seasonic X 750 any those will be more than enough. ;) 
June 24, 2012 4:35:23 PM

i know it's overkill
but im getting it so if i have to upgrade in the future i won't have to buy a new power supply
June 24, 2012 4:38:47 PM

What could you possibly upgrade that will need 850W? The only things that come to mind is dual PCB GPUs in SLI.
June 24, 2012 4:42:17 PM

azeem40 said:
What could you possibly upgrade that will need 850W? The only things that come to mind is dual PCB GPUs in SLI.

you never know
but better safe than sorry i'd spend the extra $100 than having to buy another psu in 3 years
June 24, 2012 4:59:34 PM

But in 3 years graphics cards and processors will consume less energy. Look at the Geforce GTX 480 compared to the 680.
June 24, 2012 5:00:08 PM

I can guarantee you nothing you can upgrade at 1080p is going to require 850Wers. Just save the $ and get a 750W.
July 9, 2012 8:03:59 PM

BandaQ8 said:

P.S The reason why most of the hardware mentioned is manafactured by corsair is because my country(Kuwait for those who are curious) mostly import's hardware from corsair
And there is no point of Posting any MSI product because my country does not import MSI products


May I ask where can you find some corsair products in kuwait because im trying to find a corsair case but can't find any.
July 12, 2012 11:33:38 AM

q8tyforever said:
May I ask where can you find some corsair products in kuwait because im trying to find a corsair case but can't find any.

hawally ibn khaldun street search for a shop named limpral
July 12, 2012 11:35:46 AM

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July 12, 2012 11:49:19 AM

BandaQ8 said:
hawally ibn khaldun street search for a shop named limpral

Thank you very much :)  :)  :) 
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