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July 3, 2012 9:34:56 PM

I am looking to build a new pc for gaming and video editing. The games I play are Battlefield 3, Crysis 2, and Minecraft (lol). The applications I use are Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Cinema 4d, and Sony Vegas 11.

This is the build.

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Antec HCP Platinum HCP-1000 1000W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Corsair Force Series GT 240GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

NIC: Intel EXPI9301CT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: Windows 7 Professional Edition

I already have the case I wanted and the CPU cooler. I will be doing a small amount of overclocking with this as well. I was wondering if I should get 32gb of ram at the same speed or if that was way too much overkill. I also think the power supply may be overkill but i am gaming at 1920x1080 for right now, but in the future I may go with a second 670 and run a 3 monitor setup. I really don't like the look of the sabertooth mobo but it had the best features to rating ratio for me. Please give advice on what you would change! I would like it cheaper but it does not matter, the only thing is that the more it costs the longer it will take for me to get it.

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July 3, 2012 11:21:29 PM

That is sweet for gaming and video editing. The cpu, gpu and well...everything will work great! the psu is overkill a 750 watt will be more than enough :D 
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July 3, 2012 11:33:30 PM

agreed, 750w will be enough to run a future 670 sli setup.
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July 3, 2012 11:37:33 PM

no no no....this PC is good for gaming but definetly not for video editing, the GTX 670/680 sucks at video editing,rendering,decoding,encoding or anything related to professional usage , a R7970 has 4x times the compute power of a GTX 680.
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July 3, 2012 11:40:47 PM

Why do you need a sound card and a network card???? the integrated sound cards is VERY good for 7.1 audio and if you REALLY want to spend money on a network card then at least get a Killer 2100 NPU

Edit: this PSU will be more than enough for you http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0029F21LA/?tag=pcpapi-20
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July 3, 2012 11:48:44 PM

2fast4thetown_down said:
That is sweet for gaming and video editing. The cpu, gpu and well...everything will work great! the psu is overkill a 750 watt will be more than enough :D 

haha noted!
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July 3, 2012 11:49:23 PM

aqualipt said:
no no no....this PC is good for gaming but definetly not for video editing, the GTX 670/680 sucks at video editing,rendering,decoding,encoding or anything related to professional usage , a R7970 has 4x times the compute power of a GTX 680.

but don't the 670/680 have CUDA? i thought that helped with rendering and editing.
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July 3, 2012 11:52:16 PM

aqualipt said:
Why do you need a sound card and a network card???? the integrated sound cards is VERY good for 7.1 audio and if you REALLY want to spend money on a network card then at least get a Killer 2100 NPU

Edit: this PSU will be more than enough for you http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0029F21LA/?tag=pcpapi-20

I want a sound card because i love high quality sound and i thought it would sound way better than onboard. And i got the network card because i know they work better than onboard also. The reason I went with the card I did is because it is around half the price and i saw a comparison where the intel one worked better than the best killer card and it was much cheaper.
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July 4, 2012 12:02:47 AM

2fast4thetown_down said:
The psu he listed is still overkill try this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Would I use all of the pre attached cables on it? Because I want this to look good and not cluttered on the inside, The case I have is a HAF X 942 so i don't think i should but just wanted some feedback!
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July 4, 2012 12:10:25 AM

Best answer selected by DoubleJukeFTW.
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July 4, 2012 12:21:01 AM

DoubleJukeFTW said:
but don't the 670/680 have CUDA? i thought that helped with rendering and editing.


so what?? not because they have CUDA means that Nvidia didnt cripple them and practically eliminated their Double precision floating point processing that every single professional app uses (except games)... look this:







to make it simple, Nvidia (to reduce cost and maximize profit in the profesional market) practically eliminated the GTX 680/670 double precision floating point capabilities and added more single precision units
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July 4, 2012 12:33:39 AM

aqualipt said:
so what?? not because they have CUDA means that Nvidia didnt cripple them and practically eliminated their Double precision floating point processing that every single professional app uses (except games)... look this:

]http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/10/gpgpudirectcomputegrafi.jpg


]http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/8638/gpgpudirectcomputetabla.jpg


to make it simple, Nvidia (to reduce cost and maximize profit in the profesional market) practically eliminated the GTX 680/670 double precision floating point capabilities and added more single precision units

Dou you think it would be worth it? on newegg all of the 7970 are more expensive and I read somewhere that sli 670's perform better than crossfire 7970's. And another question I have is how big of a role do the GPU's play in rendering and editing?
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July 4, 2012 1:13:26 AM

DoubleJukeFTW said:
Dou you think it would be worth it? on newegg all of the 7970 are more expensive and I read somewhere that sli 670's perform better than crossfire 7970's. And another question I have is how big of a role do the GPU's play in rendering and editing?


Of course it will be worth it, you can buy this R7970 for 409$ (after 30$ MIR) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or this one ( a lot better) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for 450$ after (20$ MIR)

look at the benchmarks: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/618?vs=598

Edit: about the roles of the GPUs in rendering, its a lot! i mean.... really, A LOT!! altough i am not very sure about its role in video editing but i am sure it must be a lot too

Open CL Benchmark:

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July 4, 2012 1:18:26 AM

2fast4thetown_down said:
It is modular so you can use the cables you only need to reduce cable clutter!

ok, and do you think i should go with the 7970 over the 670?
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July 4, 2012 1:24:37 AM

DoubleJukeFTW said:
ok, and do you think i should go with the 7970 over the 670?


I do, both are great for gaming but only the 7970 is good for rendering/editing/encoding/decoding.
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July 4, 2012 1:27:02 AM

aqualipt said:
I do, both are great for gaming but only the 7970 is good for rendering/editing/encoding/decoding.

Haha ok, thank you for the help with that! I shall use the 7970!
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July 4, 2012 1:27:12 AM

@DoubleJukeFTW.... check your messages, i left you something ;) 
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July 4, 2012 1:28:25 AM

DoubleJukeFTW said:
Haha ok, thank you for the help with that! I shall use the 7970!


:lol:  you can also use what i left you in your PMs :p 
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July 4, 2012 1:29:49 AM

DoubleJukeFTW said:
One last thing! lol Should I get a bigger psu if I do crossfire with it? because it consumes more power?


yep, you should use This PSU
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July 4, 2012 1:30:30 AM

750 watt will be okay for sli 7970's the 7970 only needs 500 watts for one :D !!!!!!!
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July 4, 2012 1:33:07 AM

2fast4thetown_down said:
750 watt will be okay for sli 7970's the 7970 only needs 500 watts for one :D !!!!!!!



Mother of god.... SLI 7970?? i tough it was Crossfire... :??: 
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July 4, 2012 1:33:35 AM

2fast4thetown_down said:
750 watt will be okay for sli 7970's the 7970 only needs 500 watts for one :D !!!!!!!

OK! thank you for all the help!
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July 4, 2012 1:34:22 AM

aqualipt said:
yep, you should use This PSU

haha, still pushing that one hardcore!!
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July 4, 2012 1:38:26 AM

DoubleJukeFTW said:
haha, still pushing that one hardcore!!


yep, the 7970 consumes a bit more than the GTX 680, and the GTX SLI requieres 750w to be safe, so.... a quality 850w PSU like the one i linked will allow you to crossfire 2 R7970 and do a general overclock to your system (CPU and GPU)
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July 4, 2012 1:41:20 AM

aqualipt said:
yep, the 7970 consumes a bit more than the GTX 680, and the GTX SLI requieres 750w to be safe, so.... a quality 850w PSU like the one i linked will allow you to crossfire 2 R7970 and do a general overclock to your system (CPU and GPU)

ok cool! Did you get my message?
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July 4, 2012 1:43:25 AM

DoubleJukeFTW said:
ok cool! Did you get my message?


lol i did, i am trying to "decode" it and i will reply back in a few minutes
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July 4, 2012 1:52:00 AM

aqualipt said:
lol i did, i am trying to "decode" it and i will reply back in a few minutes

haha sorry, it was a little long! Why does the aus directcu2 7970 suck? lol i like the look of that and the msi twin frozr cards but the 7970 doesn't have any except for the lightning card!
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July 4, 2012 1:58:37 AM

2fast4thetown_down said:
Try this 7970 if okay with xfx

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or this if you don't like it

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


What do you mean??? they can both be crossfired :??: 

haha sorry, it was a little long! Why does the aus directcu2 7970 suck? lol i like the look of that and the msi twin frozr cards but the 7970 doesn't have any except for the lightning card! said:
haha sorry, it was a little long! Why does the aus directcu2 7970 suck? lol i like the look of that and the msi twin frozr cards but the 7970 doesn't have any except for the lightning card!


The asus DC2 7970 doesnt suck :??: 
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July 4, 2012 2:00:04 AM

2653475,35,1234401 said:
What do you mean??? they can both be crossfired :??: 


Some people dont like xfx but I love xfx
I would get the asus i listed.
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July 4, 2012 2:01:46 AM

aqualipt said:
What do you mean??? they can both be crossfired :??: 



The asus DC2 7970 doesnt suck :??: 

Well, what I mean is that both of the cards have 3 star (egg) reviews on newegg and most of the reviews state how the card has multiple problems... I was sad seeing that because I love the look of the DC2 cooler!
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July 4, 2012 2:08:35 AM

DoubleJukeFTW said:
Well, what I mean is that both of the cards have 3 star (egg) reviews on newegg and most of the reviews state how the card has multiple problems... I was sad seeing that because I love the look of the DC2 cooler!


DO NOT belive newegg reviews, they are made by people who barely knows what a computer is, besides....people only review their products if they come DOA, but if they come fully funtional without any problems, they simply forget about everything else and dont rate the card
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July 4, 2012 2:12:11 AM

2fast4thetown_down said:
The xfx would look sweet in xfire with some red and black!!!!! the asus should be fine in xfire but are you thinking of liquid cooling? If not get this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

it has 4 out of 5 eggs! It is a sweet looking card to :D 

Ya, I am going for just air in this build! And sweet!
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July 4, 2012 2:13:39 AM

aqualipt said:
DO NOT belive newegg reviews, they are made by people who barely knows what a computer is, besides....people only review their products if they come DOA, but if they come fully funtional without any problems, they simply forget about everything else and dont rate the card

so should I test it out and get the DC@ one? And does anyone know when the ASUS Maximus v formula z77 board is going to be released?!?! It was supposed to be mid may!
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July 4, 2012 2:15:15 AM

DoubleJukeFTW said:
so should I test it out and get the DC@ one? And does anyone know when the ASUS Maximus v formula z77 board is going to be released?!?! It was supposed to be mid may!

read my last post!
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July 4, 2012 2:16:37 AM

2fast4thetown_down said:
So which will you choose?

I dont know! So many choices!
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July 4, 2012 2:18:33 AM

aqualipt said:
i really recomend you this card it comes with 3 games and after the MIR it only cost 450$

you know what forget what i just said.... get this and nothing else: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... i had a GTX 460 with that same cooler and that thing was ULTRA quiet and cool, seriously, its worth it!

ARG!!!! BRAIN IS OVERLOADING!! lol idk what i will do....
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July 4, 2012 2:20:44 AM

It is up to you you have like 6 options hope you are happy with it...they are all great cards so no matter what you will have great performance :D 
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