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July 7, 2012 11:07:14 AM

Hey everybody, i'm planing on building a New Pc for my Games, Video Editing Programs, and some multitasking.(i'll maybe running both a Game, and the video editing program at the same time). my budget is around the 1400 dollars, and i already have a HDD, mouse, screen, and W7 copy. So i have found 2 builds here below, but i dont know wich one to go for. so please help me i would like to hear all of your opinions:) . (BTW i will ask some Q's down in the setup aswell ;) , and feel free to give me some advice)


1. Build

GPU: MSI R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC -VS- 2X 6870 Crossfire mode
CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K - 3.5 GHz
MB: MSI Z77A-G45 - ATX - LGA1155 Socket - USB 3.0
SSD: Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC128B - 128 GB
PSU: Cooler Master GX RS-650-ACAA-E3 -VS- XFX core Edition pro650W
Case:Cooler Master Elite 430
Ram: Corsair DDR3 PC1600 8GB CL9 kit VENGEANCE
DVD: Samsung SH-222AB - Disk drev - DVD
Fans: 120m*120m Enermax CLUSTER X2 <- 2 of them


2. Build-if i go for this build i will OC the i5

GPU: eVGA GeForce GTX 670 - 2GBGDDR5-VS-Radeon 7970
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4 GHz LGA1155
MB: ASRock - ATX - LGA1155 Socket - USB 3.0
SSD: Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC128B - 128 GB
PSU: Cooler Master GX RS-650-ACAA-E3
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430
RAM: Corsair DDR3 PC1600 8GB CL9 kit VENGEANCE
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - CPU Cooler
DVD: Samsung SH-222AB - Disk drev - DVD
1-Fan: 120m*120m Enermax CLUSTER


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July 7, 2012 11:39:29 AM

TheBigTroll said:
heres what i would get

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/byvA


problem is: the i7 in my country cost around 400 dollars, not 339. And also, the video card is 500 dollars, not 407. :/ . i cant go for what you have linked. btw i live i Denmark.
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July 7, 2012 11:41:21 AM

can you get the products from the UK?
July 7, 2012 12:00:34 PM

TheBigTroll said:
can you get the products from the UK?



If they ship to Denmark i can. But they dont : /
July 7, 2012 12:13:55 PM

that sucks. i dont know anywhere to get computer hardware in denmark. many sites dont ship internationally either. you can go to ebay and check out the ncix outlet
July 7, 2012 12:24:24 PM

TheBigTroll said:
that sucks. i dont know anywhere to get computer hardware in denmark. many sites dont ship internationally either. you can go to ebay and check out the ncix outlet



Yhea. i know. but.. thats kind a why i made these two builds above :) . beacuse. i can afford them. and i know where to buy it. BUT, i dont know which one to go for, and which power supply.. and so on. whould you take a look at them ? :) 
July 7, 2012 12:27:27 PM

Here's what I did for my first build:

GPU: HD 6850 (first item for me to update !)
CPU: i5 3570k
MB: ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
SSD: Intel 330 180 GB
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Mk III 600 watts
Case: CM HAF 912
RAM: 8 GM G Skill Sniper 1.5 volt 1866
Cooler: Evo +

I followed the direction on youtube Newegg computer build: part 2 & 3 very closely. Only change is i would attach the Cooler bracket PRIOR to placing the CPU on mobo. All else is great. This was my first build as well. Worked as advertized. I was unable to update my BIOS either by flash (thumb drive) or Internet - but no problems noted at BIOS 1.3

Attaching computer case to Mobo was the worst part of the build. SSD is wonderful (way fast !!) - I did reuse a 500 GB HDD i had for music and pics.

It's a wonderful machine - typing on it now! Goood Luck !
July 7, 2012 12:29:17 PM

Almost forgot: I will update my GPU soon w/ HD 7850 !! Need to build up my cash reserve !! :) 
July 7, 2012 12:48:54 PM

To Odievr: your build looks legit, but, the case: i dont really care about the case that much. i just want a box for my Parts you know, and the SSD, i prefer Samsung 830 series, if you could, wich of the 2 build above whould you choose, and wich changes would you make : ) i'l love to hear

almost forgot. And Why would to choose and change as you would ? = D
July 7, 2012 7:37:00 PM

crucial m4 is just as good.

odiervr, how is your ram. i just bought a set on wendsday and im wondering if you can get the timings at 9-9-9-24 instead of 9-10-9-27
July 7, 2012 9:43:03 PM

Build 2:

GPU: eVGA GeForce GTX 670 - 2GBGDDR5-VS-Radeon 7970
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4 GHz LGA1155
MB: ASRock - ATX - LGA1155 Socket - USB 3.0
SSD: Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC128B - 128 GB
PSU: Cooler Master GX RS-650-ACAA-E3
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430
RAM: Corsair DDR3 PC1600 8GB CL9 kit VENGEANCE
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - CPU Cooler
DVD: Samsung SH-222AB - Disk drev - DVD
1-Fan: 120m*120m Enermax CLUSTER

I'm not a video editor but built one for fun and gaming, internet. The i5- 3570k was more than enough. I built to OC, but have not done so yet - no need for my games / uses. I will mild OC to 4.0 when i need to. Case was larger than needed - wanted room to grow and had the room in the house - also great cooling for overclock when time comes. SSD was on sale, cheaper than Samsung - although Samsung got great reviews as well. Also - the 180 GB is already 1/3 full from pretty basic stuff and 2 games. A conventional HDD will be required for video editing.

I'd get the HD 7850 and OC if necessary. It's 'good enough'. My RAM was also on sale 9-10-9-29. There's faster out there - mine works and was on sale. 1.5 v seems to work best with ASRock from multiple reviews. Mine was plug & play. It was recognized at 1600 - I had to go in BIOS to change to 1866. BIOS was VERY easy and forgiving. My first built and it was straight forward.

Your build to is fine as is - I would save money on the 7970. More is better - however - mine is more than good enough for me. I LOVE MY SSD ! Constant source of smiles :)  Almost forgot - my build is S I L E N T ! I love that too :) 

Good Luck !
July 7, 2012 9:47:48 PM

Troll,

Yes, there is 999 out there, but not what I went with.

My RAM was also on sale 9-10-9-29. There's faster out there - mine works and was on sale. 1.5 v seems to work best with ASRock from multiple reviews. Mine was plug & play. It was recognized at 1600 - I had to go in BIOS to change to 1866. BIOS was VERY easy and forgiving.

My first priority was to get this thing to work (first build). Second was cheaper is better. I looked at faster timings - I did not want to spend more. I got these for $50 at NEWEGG. If you have access to NEWEGG.com you will get a good deal and get to see many reviews.

I also looked at lower voltage ram ... again - cheaper was better for me. I like my machine. It works. I dont intend to OC my RAM. It's fast. 'nuff said.

July 7, 2012 11:26:34 PM

yeah i bought it at newegg for 44.99. i was asking if you can tune the default timings from 9-10-9-27 to 9-9-9-24 and get it stably running.
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