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August 10, 2012 6:45:52 PM

Hello all, I am getting ready to order the parts for my first pc build. I am trying to keep this at or around $1000, but currently I sit at $1250, which is ok for me.

Corsair Carbide 400R
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16gb(2x8gb) 240 ddr3 1600
Gigabyte GV-R787OC-2GD Radion HD 7870 ghz 2gb 256-bit gddr5
Intel Core i7-2600k sandy bridge 3.4ghz lga 1155 95W
asus blu-ray burner
cooler master hyper 212 plus rr-B10 212p-g1
seagate barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM Sata 6.0gb/s 64 mb cache
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V

Is the psu ok for this?

I plan to play games, media, and office uses. Probably will be playing wow, skyrim, battlefield, and future games of that type genre. I will play with overclocking eventually so want to make sure the cooler is ok for that.

Just want to make sure this rig looks ok. This is my first build, so I want it to last for a while without having to worry about upgrades.

thanks!

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August 10, 2012 7:03:06 PM
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What office programs are you going to be using - MS Office, etc? Those will never make use of an i7 to its' full extent. It's actually pointless to get a Sandy Bridge CPU with a Z77 motherboard as you lose quite a bit of functionality.

For a ~$1000 - $1200 build I'd recommend something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($359.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.82 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1096.73
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-10 15:04 EDT-0400)
August 10, 2012 7:13:10 PM

cool i will check this stuff out.

I will be using mainly office, photoshop, vis studio, dreamweaver, blu-ray storage. I understand the i7 is probably overkill. What mb would be better for it if I chose the i7 over the i5?

So the functionalty your losing because of the i7 with that mb or the z77 with the i7? What do you lose because of it?
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August 10, 2012 7:13:27 PM

I'd go for g-unit's build.
I'd up the video card to a GTX 670 as well if you don't mind spending 40$ more. What resolution will you be playing at?
August 10, 2012 7:21:20 PM

mostly 1920x1080 i would imagine.
August 10, 2012 8:18:49 PM

jdogg85 said:
cool i will check this stuff out.

I will be using mainly office, photoshop, vis studio, dreamweaver, blu-ray storage. I understand the i7 is probably overkill. What mb would be better for it if I chose the i7 over the i5?

So the functionalty your losing because of the i7 with that mb or the z77 with the i7? What do you lose because of it?


It's more to do with the motherboard - you lose access to PCI Gen 3 and if you want to use a 7950 or 670 you won't be able to use the cards at the full speeds they offer.

The i5 will work fine for Adobe programs but if you work with larger files then definitely go for the i7.
August 10, 2012 8:22:03 PM

jdogg85 said:
Hello all, I am getting ready to order the parts for my first pc build. I am trying to keep this at or around $1000, but currently I sit at $1250, which is ok for me.

Corsair Carbide 400R
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16gb(2x8gb) 240 ddr3 1600
Gigabyte GV-R787OC-2GD Radion HD 7870 ghz 2gb 256-bit gddr5
Intel Core i7-2600k sandy bridge 3.4ghz lga 1155 95W
asus blu-ray burner
cooler master hyper 212 plus rr-B10 212p-g1
seagate barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM Sata 6.0gb/s 64 mb cache
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V

Is the psu ok for this?

I plan to play games, media, and office uses. Probably will be playing wow, skyrim, battlefield, and future games of that type genre. I will play with overclocking eventually so want to make sure the cooler is ok for that.

Just want to make sure this rig looks ok. This is my first build, so I want it to last for a while without having to worry about upgrades.

thanks!

Looks good. Here's a few money savers for ya ...that is if this is US dollars and not Canadian or Australian. Also you want a 750w psu for dual 7870's. What I would do would be to wait until August 16th for the release of the GTX 660 ti. A 650w psu should easily push two of those cards in SLI.


http://videocardz.com/nvidia/geforce-600/geforce-gtx-66... <----- NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 660 TI 2GB (due for release August 16th, est. retail $300 USD)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $454.98 save: $30.00 - $15.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $171.98 save: $18.00 - $20.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
August 16, 2012 11:57:22 PM

Best answer selected by jdogg85.
August 16, 2012 11:58:25 PM

Thanks guys. Went with the i5 and the 7870.
August 17, 2012 5:34:22 AM

jdogg85 said:
Thanks guys. Went with the i5 and the 7870.


Good choices.
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