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July 7, 2012 12:10:16 AM

Wanted final input / thoughts on everything before I order my parts today.

*Notes to be made*
No set budget, but I would like to keep it as close to 2,000 as I can.
The keyboard is overpriced, I know. But it fits my case SO well.
I don't want a ssd at the moment. Have no practical need for it as I find hdd's to be fast enough to satisfy me.
Already have a mouse.

Will be using this for gaming, video rendering, 3d design, and everyday practical use.
Will SLI in the future.
Will be overclocking to 4.2 - 4.5ghz (going for 4.5ghz)

*Build*

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 500R White
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: SeaSonic X Series X-850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD/DVD: ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Heatsink: ZALMAN 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Speakers: Logitech 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Need a second go at advice for the things I exchanged out. Pretty sure everything will work together this time and fit in the case. Please any advice or opinions on the build are welcome, I need constructive criticism FAST! will be ordering by the end of today. Thank you in advance!

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July 7, 2012 12:23:39 AM

It will work flawlessly! However, if you're OK with four sticks of RAM, I found the following for $90, 1600MHz, and it's Corsair Vengeance:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 7, 2012 12:33:49 AM

Should lower the CPU to a 3570k and get an SSD, HDDs are so slow. Until you try it you just dont know.
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July 7, 2012 12:34:14 AM

obsama1 said:
It will work flawlessly! However, if you're OK with four sticks of RAM, I found the following for $90, 1600MHz, and it's Corsair Vengeance:

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


Would the four sticks produce more heat than the two sticks? It gets extremely hot in my room, Southeast Texas has no mercy.. :(  Even though the G.Skills were 1333 and the corsair's are 1600 but from what I understand you can't tell the difference in the speed between the two. But, since the corsair's are 4 sticks instead of two would they work slower than say 2 sticks at the same speed and timing? If it would I'm sure I wouldn't even be able to notice the difference anyways but my biggest concern is probably the heat I guess. What do you think?
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July 7, 2012 12:38:40 AM

RAM doesn't get very hot, unless you overclock it, which almost nobody does anymore. Even the RAM heatsinks aren't necessary:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f210/ram-heat-sp...

However, ambient air temp. will impact it, but if you have good airflow and some case fans, it's no problem. Since you are doing video rendering, I think 1600 will be better. However, be warned, they will occupy all the slots, so if you want to get more RAM, you will have to discard some of the RAM.
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July 7, 2012 12:39:25 AM

vrumor said:
Should lower the CPU to a 3570k and get an SSD, HDDs are so slow. Until you try it you just dont know.


Hahaha So I've heard, But I don't want to get one just for the OS and maybe like 10 games, you know? I don't know.. Untill the prices for higher capacity drives go down I think I can live without them. And I was really torn between getting the 3570k and 3770k. I know they will preform just as well in games and such and I'm sure you've heard enough of "future proofing" but that's kind of how I felt about it haha. That and I like the best of the best, plus I will also be rendering and doing 3d graphic designs like I said. Would the i7 come in handy for things such as that over the i5?
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July 7, 2012 12:42:13 AM

obsama1 said:
RAM doesn't get very hot, unless you overclock it, which almost nobody does anymore. Even the RAM heatsinks aren't necessary:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f210/ram-heat-sp...

However, ambient air temp. will impact it, but if you have good airflow and some case fans, it's no problem. Since you are doing video rendering, I think 1600 will be better. However, be warned, they will occupy all the slots, so if you want to get more RAM, you will have to discard some of the RAM.


I was thinking the same thing about all the slots being occupied when I picked out the 2 sticks, I thought to myself If I got really serious about graphic designing then I would still have the option available to me to add on more ram in the future.
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July 7, 2012 12:45:44 AM

In 3D programs, the i7's 2MB more cache and hyperthreading make a big difference, and it's quite a bit faster. Stick with it.
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July 7, 2012 12:49:27 AM

obsama1 said:
In 3D programs, the i7's 2MB more cache and hyperthreading make a big difference, and it's quite a bit faster. Stick with it.


Good point, I probably will stick with the i7 as intended.
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July 7, 2012 12:50:49 AM

Besides the ram and cpu do you have any more input on what I could do without or make better?
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July 7, 2012 12:55:39 AM

Not really, it's great. However, what games do you intend on playing?
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July 7, 2012 1:00:45 AM

obsama1 said:
Not really, it's great. However, what games do you intend on playing?


Every game really. On high ultra setting with aa and all that good stuff. I play things like skyrim, fallout, and will probably get bf3 maybe. Tons of older games too, which my laptop can handle just fine on high settings as it is haha. And a LOT of emulation.. Not really big on mmo's though. Besides that I just want something that will handle any and everything for a while till I SLI it.
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July 7, 2012 1:02:22 AM

The 670 will handle that EASILY. In addition, nVidia just issued a beta update yesterday for 6xx-series that eneables TXAA. : )
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July 7, 2012 1:06:40 AM

obsama1 said:
The 670 will handle that EASILY. In addition, nVidia just issued a beta update yesterday for 6xx-series that eneables TXAA. : )


:o  you don't say?? :D  and yes I know the 670 is one heck of a card! Besides. Even If I were to get a lower end card I'd still be awed at all the pretty graphics haha, I play on the ps3, so really anything would be an improvement you know?
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July 7, 2012 1:11:00 AM

Well, DICE said that low graphics on PC are equivalent to console graphics.
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July 7, 2012 1:16:51 AM

obsama1 said:
Well, DICE said that low graphics on PC are equivalent to console graphics.


I don't know who dice is but yea I know haha, anything would be an improvement. They just get away with it because games only have to work with one type of hardware setup.
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July 7, 2012 1:26:59 AM

DICE=Creators of BF3
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July 7, 2012 1:31:26 AM

obsama1 said:
DICE=Creators of BF3


Well don't I feel stupid now.. hahaha, well that's awesome! I can't wait then :)  I guess I got all the last input I need before I order, hopefully newegg won't take too long on delivering all the parts. Or they don't deliver all of them together at the same time :??:  Have you ever heard of that happening?
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July 7, 2012 1:33:26 AM

I buy from Microcenter, so I wouldn't know, haha.
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July 7, 2012 1:36:11 AM

obsama1 said:
I buy from Microcenter, so I wouldn't know, haha.


Oh ._. I'll have to give Microcenter a look at one of these days, I keep hearing about it on hear. But thank you for all your help man! I really appreciate it!
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July 7, 2012 1:45:21 AM

No problem! I do recommend you take a look at Microcenter. If you have one near you, you can get your parts a lot cheaper than Newegg.
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July 7, 2012 1:48:40 AM

I don't =/ We might have one in Houston. But that's about an hours drive, and I think there is also a Fry's electronics there. But I've never been there either. I'll have to look into it though :) 
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July 7, 2012 1:57:25 AM

At MC, the i7 3770K is $290. At Newegg it's $350. They do need to expand, though. They're so limited in their locations!
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July 7, 2012 2:01:13 AM

obsama1 said:
At MC, the i7 3770K is $290. At Newegg it's $350. They do need to expand, though. They're so limited in their locations!


You're kidding me?? That's ridiculous! And I thought places like best buy overpriced things..
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July 7, 2012 2:21:07 AM

Well, I checked MC, and they're pretty much the same price for all your parts except the CPU. : (
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July 7, 2012 2:26:19 AM

Bummer.. Anyways I just sent in the order for everything about 5 minutes ago :)  I can't wait till all the parts arrive. I just hope I will be off work by the time everything arrives at my house, But again thank you for your time and help! I really appreciated it man
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July 7, 2012 4:08:58 AM

Best answer selected by Alucard679.
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July 7, 2012 3:41:32 PM

No problem! Enjoy it! :) 
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