$1500 - $1700 Gaming AND Editing PC

Approximate Purchase Date: Next two months.

Budget Range: $1500 - $1700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Editing

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Speakers, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Best Buy

Country: Brazil (so you can multiply ever price by 2.2 + 60% taxes :pfff: )

Parts Preferences: Nvidia Gtx 670, i7 processors (hyper threading for editing)

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes (in near future, 1,5 years)

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: A PC for gaming and editing that will not burn in 30-40C temperatures and is prepared for future SLI. And, of course, that is capable of running any game.

1. Mobo: Asrock z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 $120
2. CPU: i7 2700k OC @ 4.2Ghz (better to OC than 3770k) $309
3. CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V6 $50
4. VGA: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2gb DDR5 $420
5. SDD: Corsair Force GT 120Gb Sata 3 6Gb/s $127
6. HD: Seagate Barracuda 2Tb Sata 3 6Gb/s 7200 Cache 64Mb $110
7. RAM: Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 2x4Gb DDR3 PC3-12800 1600Mhz 9-9-9-24 $60
8. PSU: Corsair TX650V2 $93
9. DVD: Any cheap one. $20
10. Case: NZXT Phantom or Phantom 410 $120 - $100
11. Wireless Adapter: TP-Link Tl-wdn4800 $45
12. Exauster: Blower 3.5 Fox 3 $5 (in Brazil) Is it useless?
13. Headset: Sony Wireless Virtual Sound 7.1 (For PC and my PS3) $100
14. Mouse: Logitech G9x (fingertip grip here) $68

Total in US stores: $1647 or R$ 3357 (BRS).
Total in BR stores: R$ 4500 or $2207

Alright. Opinions? Please?
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  1. Your build looks good to me bud it's all compatible so your good to go
  2. id change a lot of things.

    wtf, why is there so much tax in brazil?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bN99

    ivy bridge performs better than sandy bridge and uses less power. a 4ghz ivy bridge would be the same as a 4.4ghz sandy bridge given a 10% increase clock for clock performance. heat problems dont exsist until you hit 4.5ghz which you shouldnt anyways

    i got a 670 with a better cooler and a higher overclock from the box. the gpu is also specailly binned for more OC

    crucial is just so much better than corsair force gt
  3. That build looks really good but I'd switch out your primary SSD with a Crucial M4 and I don't think the exhauster is needed. Your case includes an exhaust fan so you're basically buying the same part twice.
  4. SSD switched. Crucial is cheaper, even here.

    Exhauster removed.

    I will consider about 3770k and ASUS GTX 670. I took the v6 instead of Hyper212 cause it is not that unusual an ambient temp of 30-40C. I cannot depend on air conditioner. That said, would u still recommend the Hyper212 (it is cheaper, of course)?

    About the HD, I really need the 2Tb.

    PSU and RAM: You really do not like corsair hehehe. I will search some reviews about these brands. But do u think 750w is really necessary? I thought 650w was even too much.

    OFFTOPIC: Brazillian taxes are some of the highest in the entire world. The system uses what we call "cascade" taxes (taxes over taxes over taxes). Much corruption, I fear. Technology is one of the most overtaxed areas. A computer game or video game is taxed at 70-100% rate when you import, it is taxed as a "gambling game", just like a slot machine. And saddly I am not kidding. If you think 60 bucks is expensive for a blockbuster, try paying $120 for the same game. Now use the Real(BRS): ~R$240-300 (depending on store and game). For each dollar you earn in a certain job, here we earn 1 real (something like that). In other words, we pay something like 4 times you pay for the same game. Where are my Fork and Molotov?
  5. Southland said:

    About the HD, I really need the 2Tb.

    PSU and RAM: You really do not like corsair hehehe. I will search some reviews about these brands. But do u think 750w is really necessary? I thought 650w was even too much.


    Corsair makes some products great and some not so great. I had a defective CX430 - sent it in, they sent me a brand new one as a replacement. Doesn't get much better than that.

    As far as PSU wattage goes - if you're using a single GTX 670 - 650W is plenty. If you're using SLI 670, you'll need 750W minimum.
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