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July 12, 2012 11:50:26 PM

Hey,

So I finally decided to build my own computer over buying one from iBuyPower. I've taken a computer apart and put it back together again but I don't know much about building one from scratch. I like the price point I'm at, but does anyone have any suggestions?

CPU: Intel i7-3770k

Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H80

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 570HD

Mobo: ASUS Intel Z77 P8Z77-V LGA

Case: NZXT Phantom Full Tower

Memory: 8gb Corsair Vengeance

Disk Drive: LG UH12LS28K LightScribe

Power: Corsair Professional Series HX1050 80 Plus Silver Certified 1050-Watt

I have a 1TB HDD @ 7,200rpm and a 120gb SSD already.

I would eventually like to SLI two GTX 570's

Anyone have an suggestions to add, or any tips on building it. Also, I've been primarily shopping between Amazon and Newegg, are there any other good distributors where I can save some money?

Thanks

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July 12, 2012 11:52:37 PM

if primarily gaming drop down to a i5 3570k
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July 12, 2012 11:55:27 PM

Don't get a GTX 570 get a 7850 and dont get 1 stick of RAM idk if you chose one or two get 2 for dual channel i guess 7850's are neck to neck with h570's and cheaper I believe
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July 12, 2012 11:55:54 PM

Yeah if your just gaming there is NO need for an i7
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July 12, 2012 11:56:56 PM

but if doing video stuff stick to gtx lol
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July 12, 2012 11:58:45 PM

Yeah if your doing editing and stuff like that keep the i7 and the GTX. I'm not to sure but someone could correct me.
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July 13, 2012 12:09:22 AM

I figured the i7 would last a long time before I would have to upgrade. This true or not? I'm doing 2x4gb for the memory
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July 13, 2012 12:10:29 AM

when it comes to professional work it depends. if the program has cuda capabilities, than a gtx would be better. on programs optimized for opencl, a radeon card would perform better in general


your powersupply is really high end as well, a 1050w has enough power to supply 3/4 cards easily. do you plan on ever doing so?
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July 13, 2012 12:11:16 AM

BUT WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH THIS SYSTEM????? sorry for caps
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July 13, 2012 12:17:56 AM

Gaming, programming (HTML, Python, Java and perhaps a few others if reqired) and some amateur video editing

I probably won't be running 3-4 cards, I think two is the most. Should I downgrade to an 850 or so?
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July 13, 2012 12:20:32 AM

some implies not much so more of a gaming machine?

if so i5 and 7850 or something
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July 13, 2012 12:24:02 AM

would a lower end Power supply like an 850 be good even for two high-end video cards (like the current 670's) SLI'd?
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July 13, 2012 12:26:48 AM

dekkars said:
would a lower end Power supply like an 850 be good even for two high-end video cards (like the current 670's) SLI'd?


a 700/750w of good quality would have enough power to sli 2 gtx 670 already. newer gpus are very power effecient.
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July 13, 2012 12:34:33 AM

So in total

Downgrade to a good (another corsair?) 750w power supply, as well as an i5-3570k.

As for the video card, I looked at the 7850 and it is slightly cheaper. I have two 24in LCD's would the 7850 be good to run both?
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July 13, 2012 12:39:07 AM

dekkars said:
So in total

Downgrade to a good (another corsair?) 750w power supply, as well as an i5-3570k.

As for the video card, I looked at the 7850 and it is slightly cheaper. I have two 24in LCD's would the 7850 be good to run both?


I don't see why not
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July 13, 2012 12:40:05 AM

7850's are neck to neck with 570's
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July 13, 2012 2:34:34 AM

Alright, much thanks guys. This has decreased my overall price by an appreciable amount.

One last question regarding cabling and power. I'm going to have to by an HDD, do most hard drives come with SATA connectors for data and power? For example this one

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Desktop-WD...

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July 13, 2012 5:36:43 AM

normally, your motherboard company will supply the sata to mobo cords, and the psu will have the psu to sata cords.
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July 23, 2012 12:02:27 AM

Best answer selected by Dekkars.
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