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Gaming/Coding Computer - First Time!

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June 24, 2012 2:47:52 AM

I have these items in my shopping cart ready for purchase! This is my first time building a computer, and I would like for it to be a real powerhouse. It is going to be used for gaming and coding primarily, but may eventually be a video editing and 3D modeling machine too. I just wanted the experts to give the ok if it is compatible. :D 


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/aIeu
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/aIeu/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/aIeu/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.98 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($209.00 @ B&H)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($492.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($68.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) ($136.99 @ B&H)
Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Combo MK260 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1637.44
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

Thanks for the help in advance.
June 24, 2012 3:02:16 AM

Yes, it seams you have gotten a very sweat build. Maybe you aught to get better mouse and keyboards since you will be modeling a lot.
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June 24, 2012 3:14:55 AM

deathrune said:
Yes, it seams you have gotten a very sweat build. Maybe you aught to get better mouse and keyboards since you will be modeling a lot.


Great idea. I was definitely thinking about updating those. I might actually downgrade the video card to the stock 2gb and overclock it myself, since I am not running too high of high resolutions. That should give me about $100 to put towards a keyboard and mouse.
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June 24, 2012 3:22:52 AM

You don't need 750 watts if you're not going to sli.
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June 24, 2012 1:22:40 PM

Patflute said:
You don't need 750 watts if you're not going to sli.


Should I get it in case I may get SLI in the future? I was thinking of overclocking, and want to reuse the psu to save money. Would 650 watts work?
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June 24, 2012 1:37:20 PM

What is the resolution on your monitor setup? Single 1080p monitor? You don't need a 4gb version if you are. If you're running a 3 monitor setup at 1920x1200 then sure. get the 4gb version.

I know you want a power house, but there's a difference between power house and money waste.
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June 24, 2012 1:57:38 PM

650 watts is good and don't buy one that comes with the case.

4 more gbs of ram is $20, just get it. You never know when you'll need more and then the prices are super expensive.
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June 24, 2012 1:59:18 PM

Patflute said:
650 watts is good and don't buy one that comes with the case.

4 more gbs of ram is $20, just get it. You never know when you'll need more and then the prices are super expensive.


$20? Where are you finding them for $20 more?
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June 24, 2012 10:21:22 PM

Oh thought you were talking about RAM.
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