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July 23, 2012 7:48:05 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Between now and August 1st

Budget Range: $2500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video editing, Live streaming.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)

Location: Torrance, CA. USA. - Will be doing local pickup at newegg or microcenter.

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Possible in future

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Currently using Laptop.


Here is what I have picked out so far...


Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Steel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Maximus V Gene LGA 1155 Intel Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-3770K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 2TB 5900 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2x ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAZER Black USB Wired BlackWidow Ultimate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAZER Naga Epic
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Total so far with all the rebates i've found at newegg is $2450 I can probably save a hundred bucks if i get a few of the parts at microcenter like cpu.

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July 23, 2012 8:10:27 AM

I'm missing a cd drive. I'll pick up a cheap 20 dollar one
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July 23, 2012 8:19:44 AM

The motherboard has limited spacing between the PCI-E slots, mostly because it's an mATX board. You don't need to limit the size of your board here.

Here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

see how there is an extra slot between the two PCI-E slots?

I think the Corsair mechanical keyboards are a bit better.

Otherwise, looks great.
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July 23, 2012 8:28:56 AM

For video editing you will need 16GB of RAM.

Opinion is divided with how fast mass storage needs to be when you have an SSD, but dont get a green HDD. They are slower by design than a proper 7200RPM drive and the energy savings are negligible. This HDD is faster and costs less.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Its very unlikely you will need such a large SSD, or are you planning on temporarily storing files your working on there?

Get this GTX670, it has much better cooling than the stock that EVGA has. Same price.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Why a Micro-ATX board in an ATX case? A bigger board means more features.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 23, 2012 8:41:44 AM

if your buying that monster of case, go for a ATX full motherboard gigabyte or asus , better airflow and in your case why not go for a GTX680(i mean already spending big just go for it)
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July 23, 2012 8:50:01 AM

If i were you i'd spend less money on the PC and more on the monitors.
http://www.digitalversus.com/lcd-monitor/asus-vs247h-p1...

If you plan using them at once than its not a good idea for them to use TN panels.You should get quality IPS monitors like this one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It reaction time might be stated as 6ms.but its actually faster than most 2ms monitors.

You could also get a faster hard drive.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This one runs at 7200rpm and also features 3 years warranty!

Right now the prices on the Vertex 3 line of SSD's are extremely low.They are actually pretty high end drives.Faster than the M4's for sure.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Most of the things i listed above cost more compared to what you chose so you can save some money buy changing the PSU to this one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Its 750w, rated 80+ platinum fully modular and uses a single rail design!

Or you could also get this one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Its a great option if you need the extra power.

You can also get the newer Razer Naga while youre at it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Its at least as good as the Naga Epic but it's wired.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This version of the GTX 670 is a LOT quiter than the reference model.Its clocked lower than the FTW one but will most likely overclock higher.
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