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July 14, 2012 2:06:31 PM

Hey there, posting to see people's opinions on my build. Been wanting to build a pc for a very long time and hope to do it soon. I've read a ton of posts on this site that have helped enormously and am hoping someone can help with my design idea and give any constructive criticism or advice. Here goes:

My build is:

- COOLER MASTER HAF XM RC-922XM-KKN1

- SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

- SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

- Intel Core i5-3570K

- OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

- COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO

Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.

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July 14, 2012 2:15:26 PM

Sorry, the mobo is the Asus Z77 Sabretooth
July 14, 2012 2:25:49 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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July 14, 2012 3:01:48 PM

give me a budget range, parts you dont need, which country, and if you want to SLI/crossfire and overclock
July 14, 2012 6:17:04 PM

The case, PSU, and motherboard are all fine choices but you're paying way too much for those and not enough on the GPU. You can get a motherboard for $100 less, a case for $50 less, and a PSU for $70 less and then upgrade your GPU to the Radeon 7870 or 7950.
July 15, 2012 3:09:05 AM

TheBigTroll said:
give me a budget range, parts you dont need, which country, and if you want to SLI/crossfire and overclock


My budget range for the computer is about 1200 - 1400, I need all the parts as this is from scratch and my first build. I live in the USA and I don't plan on SLI/Crossfire but I do want to overclock. Thank you by the way.
July 15, 2012 3:10:29 AM

I'm sorry if this seems like a stupid question g-unit but how important is the GPU? I plan on doing various gaming and video editing. I'm not trying to be patronizing just looking for honest help, thanks again.
July 15, 2012 3:53:06 AM

rudibx said:
I'm sorry if this seems like a stupid question g-unit but how important is the GPU? I plan on doing various gaming and video editing. I'm not trying to be patronizing just looking for honest help, thanks again.


Depends. On games - it's almost entirely GPU dependent. Having a good CPU helps but it's more about the GPU. On photo editing builds - a good GPU can handle the fine redraws that the CPU can't - which is usually why professional cards like the Fire Pro V5900 are recommended over the GTX 680.
July 15, 2012 11:52:40 AM

heres what i would get. if you plan to do much more video editing than gaming, a firepro card like the one g-unit1111 mentioned is great

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ca22
July 15, 2012 1:08:03 PM

Thank you very much! Would it be advisable to add an SSD to that list? Or is that just overkill?
July 15, 2012 1:08:59 PM

Also, g-unit I appreciate the help, I had no idea the effect a video card had. lol. But I will be considering that a top priority money wise in my budget now.

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July 15, 2012 1:12:56 PM
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if you would like a SSD, here you go
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/caji

its a sandforce SSD but it uses toggle nand so everything that is bad about is negated
July 15, 2012 1:32:13 PM

thank you very much :) 
July 15, 2012 1:32:24 PM

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