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July 24, 2012 5:41:06 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: About a month.

Budget Range: $1500-$2000 USD / $1800- $2600 SGD.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, VFX/Video work (Maya, After effects, Premiere pro)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.bizgram.com/index.php?option=com_jdownloads&...
Prices are in SGD

Location: Singapore

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 preferred.

Additional Comments: Would like to run computer on low temperatures and/or low noise levels. Parts can be selected with PC part picker as well.
Very welcome to suggestions. First time builder.
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July 24, 2012 11:27:18 PM

Try something like this...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cW2M

Not sure what particular case you're looking for. If you go with the antec case I suggested, you'll want to grab about 5-7 more 120mm case fans. Keep in mind the top 200mm fan that comes with it has blue LEDs.

Something like these would be ideal...
COOLER MASTER R4-L2S-122B-GP 120mm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Just use the above as a base build. Feel free to switch out parts to your liking.

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July 24, 2012 11:39:04 PM
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For video working you will need the i7 with LOTS of ram, this PC will do an excellent job in Gaming and Video editing
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.98 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS12X Ball Bearing CPU Cooler ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Redline 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($109.98 @ Outlet PC)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.86 @ Outlet PC)
Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1634.59
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July 25, 2012 2:39:26 PM

Thanks for the replies.

Here's what I decided on.
Build

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Red) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor

Total (before mail-in rebates): $1805.11 USD
Mail-in Rebates: $-20.00 USD
Total: $1785.11 USD

It comes to about $2.8k locally.
$2,800 SGD = $2,236.35 USD

My main concern about the build is overheating and noise levels, any parts should I swap out/add in to help in those areas?
Also, regarding memory, which would be better? 4 x 4GB sticks or 2 x 8GB sticks?

a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
July 25, 2012 2:56:44 PM

looks good to me. If you don't plan o SLI, you could step down to a 500-550W PSU (Seasonic S12 II/M12 II 520W, Corsair CX 600, XFX 550W, Antec HCG 530W, etc)
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July 25, 2012 5:31:57 PM

KsSama said:
Thanks for the replies.

Here's what I decided on.
Build

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Red) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor

Total (before mail-in rebates): $1805.11 USD
Mail-in Rebates: $-20.00 USD
Total: $1785.11 USD

It comes to about $2.8k locally.
$2,800 SGD = $2,236.35 USD

My main concern about the build is overheating and noise levels, any parts should I swap out/add in to help in those areas?
Also, regarding memory, which would be better? 4 x 4GB sticks or 2 x 8GB sticks?


When you get your case and everything...or you can do this before. I'd grab a few extra 120mm case fans for cooling. I think there are up to 8 different mounting points for fans. The case already comes with 3 fans, so you may wanna grab another 3-5 fans for extra airflow.

Concerning memory, the 2x8gb would be better if you ever plan to upgrade to 32gb of RAM. If not, then the 4x4gb kit would be just fine.
July 25, 2012 5:52:06 PM

KsSama said:
Thanks for the replies.

Here's what I decided on.
Build

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Red) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor

Total (before mail-in rebates): $1805.11 USD
Mail-in Rebates: $-20.00 USD
Total: $1785.11 USD

It comes to about $2.8k locally.
$2,800 SGD = $2,236.35 USD

My main concern about the build is overheating and noise levels, any parts should I swap out/add in to help in those areas?
Also, regarding memory, which would be better? 4 x 4GB sticks or 2 x 8GB sticks?


Nope, the Gigabyte's cooler in the GTX 670 is VERY quiet and efficient... i wouldnt buy the noctua cooler... trust me, its UGLY as hell



i strongly recomend you the CNPS12X, it not only looks cooler but it performs a bit better and has a bit less noise level

and look A LOOOT better
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July 26, 2012 5:39:03 AM

aqualipt said:
Nope, the Gigabyte's cooler in the GTX 670 is VERY quiet and efficient... i wouldnt buy the noctua cooler... trust me, its UGLY as hell

http://www.topreviewshop.com/graphics/noctua_nh_d14_fan_over_memory_slots.jpg

i strongly recomend you the CNPS12X, it not only looks cooler but it performs a bit better and has a bit less noise level

and look A LOOOT better http://static.cms.netshare.pl/cms/2011/10/zalman_cnps_12x_-_31.jpg


wow, I've actually been looking for a cooler like that myself. looks alot better than the noctua. +1 this^
July 26, 2012 10:43:18 AM

Build looks ok but i dont know if the data drive is going to be enough... rendered frames eat hard drive space, esp if you're using a format like OpenEXR
July 26, 2012 1:40:19 PM

DeusAres said:
wow, I've actually been looking for a cooler like that myself. looks alot better than the noctua. +1 this^


Yep! i have one of those in my secondary system, it performs exactly like the noctua DH-N14 (+/- 3°C)
August 5, 2012 4:20:08 AM

Best answer selected by KsSama.
August 5, 2012 4:32:01 AM

KsSama said:
Best answer selected by KsSama.

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nGreat, thanks for the best anwser vote, i hope you enjoy your system!
August 5, 2012 4:38:32 AM

aqualipt said:
Great, thanks for the best anwser vote, i hope you enjoy your system!


Yeah, thanks. I'm going to use that as the base build and swap out a few parts for brands i prefer.
August 5, 2012 4:40:33 AM

KsSama said:
Yeah, thanks. I'm going to use that as the base build and swap out a few parts for brands i prefer.


Good, maybe i can help you with that too... what parts are you planning in swaping?
August 6, 2012 2:22:07 PM

aqualipt said:
Good, maybe i can help you with that too... what parts are you planning in swaping?


As in, I'll be swapping parts for my preferred brand of choice, like the monitor, gpu, etc.
Though, I still need to decide on a sound card.
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a b C Monitor
August 6, 2012 5:22:14 PM

use onboard sound
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