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July 3, 2012 11:47:24 PM

Hi, I would like to get some expert opinions on my build. I am a first time builder and I would like to know if any of the parts are bad, is there better parts available for same or cheaper price, or something along those lines.

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...

COMPUTER BUILD:
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x ...

Seagate SV35.5 ST1000VX000 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor W/Speakers

EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2682-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified ...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

My budget is at most 2000$ With this build on newegg with shipping+tax, it costs me around 2060$

Another question is, Do I need all those watts or no? How many should I have?

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July 4, 2012 12:06:33 AM

To cut down on the cost I would go with a GTX 670 since you get almost the same performance with it when compared head to head in the same games.
You can go with a 650w psu and a less expensive MB even though the Asus Sabertooth is a nice board if your looking to cut cost you can get a cheaper board.

EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$419.99 and a $10 rebate makes the final price $409.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 (CMPSU-650HX) 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
$129.99 and a $10 rebate makes the final price $119.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P8Z77-V LE PLUS LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$164.99 and free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you want to go through with these changes then you will save $220 off the initial cost from your initial list.
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July 4, 2012 2:29:19 AM

On the GTX 670 there were reviews of how it crashed in one day and customer service did nothing about it. I should still get it though right?
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July 4, 2012 2:42:38 AM

Thank you very much.
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July 4, 2012 3:43:50 AM

Someone said there was no IDE connector on the motherboard you said I should get, what does that mean?
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July 4, 2012 4:09:00 AM

The Ide connector has been all but phased out with everything being Sata now. unless you have some old hard drives or dvd drives that use the Ide connection you don't need it and I don't really see any MBs with it now anyway.
The GTX 670's are rocking as far as I know and I haven't heard anything bad about them.
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July 4, 2012 4:11:17 AM

fawksen said:
On the GTX 670 there were reviews of how it crashed in one day and customer service did nothing about it. I should still get it though right?



That sounds like a customer service issue and not a GTX 670 card issue. There's a lot of bad customer service out there and you really can't blame the product for the customer service failings.
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July 4, 2012 4:14:36 AM

fawksen said:
Someone said there was no IDE connector on the motherboard you said I should get, what does that mean?



There is no Ide connector on the Asus Sabertooth board either.
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July 6, 2012 7:30:28 PM

If this computer is SOLELY for gaming then I would recommend a downgrade to a i5-3570K to cut the cost if you wish. No games really benefit form the Hyperthreading on the i7.
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July 6, 2012 8:00:17 PM

While it'a true that games don't take advantage of hyperthreading and will only use maybe 4 cores max , the computer will take advantage of the hyperthreading with the processes that are active when you are gaming. The computer will use the extra cores to run those other processes and you won't have the game affected by the lack of qavailable cores. I have the 980x which is a 6 core with hyperthreading and with the resource monitor up on a second screen while gaming I can see that the computer is using more than 4 cores and that's because there are other processes running in the background which the OS is using cores to run so unless you shut down all of the other active processes the computer is using resources for them.
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July 6, 2012 8:16:23 PM

Hot dang a 980X! That's pretty awesome. Too bad they dont make those anymore.
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July 6, 2012 8:42:20 PM

They tried to replace it with the 990x but for some reason it's not the same and then they came out with a 980 and a locked multiplier and that's just a waste. I hope this thing lasts a long time because I don't know what I would do if it died.
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