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$1500 - $1700 Gaming AND Editing PC

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July 11, 2012 12:59:03 AM

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?
a b 4 Gaming
July 11, 2012 1:26:59 AM

Your build looks good to me bud it's all compatible so your good to go
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a b 4 Gaming
July 11, 2012 2:10:45 AM

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

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a c 271 4 Gaming
July 11, 2012 2:17:57 AM

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.
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July 11, 2012 2:46:33 AM

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?
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a c 271 4 Gaming
July 11, 2012 6:28:18 AM

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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