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July 8, 2012 5:43:34 PM

Hello all. I'm making a new build (and it's my 1st one, so please mind and display any mistakes).
I'm following this pseudo-guide.

Here's my configuration till now (and questions where I met a dead end, thus me posting here). "Dead ends formatted this."

1. Motherboard:
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Model: DZ77GA-70K
Type: ATX
Chipset: Z77 (works well with linux according to reviews)
Socket: LGA1155 socket
Memory: DDR3-1600 compatible, can use SDRAM
Price: ???

2. Processor:
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ID: i7-3770
Cores: 4
Socket: LGA1155
Memory: DDR3-1600 compatible
Frequency: 3.4-3.9GHz
Cache: 8mb
Instruction Set: 64 bit
Price: 300$

3. Memory:
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Model: Corsair Vengeance
Total Memory: 32GB ((8gbx2), I get that 2x)
Memory Type: DDR3-1600, SDRAM.
Making sure the Memory is compatible with the motherboard.
Price: ???

4. Case:
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I have no idea, due to the large USB port amount on the motherboard @_@

5. Power Supply:
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Depends on the case, I have a Corsair TX750W. Will it do? Else what do you suggest?

6. DVD-RW drive:
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I'll look into that later, worst case I move my old pioneer from the older (and now broken) PC.

7. Hard Drive (1):
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Model: Crucial M4 SSD
Size: 256GB,
SATA: yes.

Hard Drive (2):
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Size: 1TB.
SATA: yes.

8. Video Card:
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Model: nVidea GeForce GTX 580 (I already have it) Is it compatible?

9. CPU cooler:
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I understand what this is, but don't know what to get/how to install.

10. Thermal Compound:
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Same as with #9.

11. Operating System:
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Dual Boot Windows (probably 7) and Mint 13 (Cinnamon).
Maybe also Mangeia 2.
Windows: Contained on the SSD (for fast OS performance). All programs and documents go on the external 1TB, on a 400GB partition.
Mint: "/" is on SSD (for fast OS performance). /home is on HDD.
Mangeia: Same as mint.
Swap: located on HDD, shared between mint and mangeia.
Additional: extra ext4 partition on HDD, shared documents between mangeia and mint, basically hard links to Pictures, Documents etc. Not shared /home because that would affect program installation.

12. Monitor:
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I have a nice 1900x1200 LG VGA monitor.

13. Keyboard and Mouse:
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Have a razor lycosa for keyboard and G5 logitech mouse.

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July 8, 2012 7:06:57 PM

32 gbs why if it is for gaming 8 gb is more than enough

Get a i5-3570k
The 580 will work fine with it

The cpu will come with a cooler and thermal paste get a GA-Z77-UD3H

This is one of the hardest forums I have had the honor of navigating so please next time dont put everything in quotes, put your purpose ocing yes or no and budget.
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July 8, 2012 7:37:40 PM

Purpose: Gaming, Developing (both games and other stuff, as I said, I'm a programmer) and hardcore (and I mean hardcore) rendering (3d vectoral), sometimes at the same time.
OCing: I'll try and see how Intel's overclock tool works, if it's not playing nice I'll try doing it manually.
Budget: 1500$ should be ok. Up to 2500$ if needed. Basically, as long as it fulfills requirements (in a sec) I should be fine.

Requirements:
-at least 16gb ram, 32 is preferred but I can live with 16 quite fine. -> I will be running VS (or mono), blender, and multiple other things at the same time. My last prebuild had 8gb and it wasn't near enough (both page-files on both SATAs were fully used).
-more than 3GHz on the CPU, preferably quad core. 64bit.
-Motherboard must be compatible with linux. I have an asus motherboard around that isn't. (though from my knowledge, only asus does that).
(other things aren't nearly as important, considering I already have the video card)

Thanks for the reply however, as it already answered a few questions. Can I ask of the advantage of the i5-3570k?
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July 8, 2012 8:49:38 PM

If you already have a 580 then you don't need to upgrade your video card that will save you 399.99 from this build PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive ($21.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1678.88
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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July 8, 2012 9:05:38 PM

bigcyco1 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive ($21.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1678.88
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

Wow, thanks a lot. Can you throw in a link on how to install the CPU cooler and thermal paste? I have no idea on how it's done. But you get best answer though :) 
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July 8, 2012 9:18:55 PM

Shingetsu Kuraii said:
Wow, thanks a lot. Can you throw in a link on how to install the CPU cooler and thermal paste? I have no idea on how it's done. But you get best answer though :) 
no problem your very welcome! Here you go this should help http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_GcngCr_Vs
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July 8, 2012 9:22:34 PM

Best answer selected by Shingetsu Kuraii.
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