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First EPIC computer build! need feedback and suggestions please

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August 13, 2012 10:46:23 PM


Approximate Purchase Date: 1-3 weeks

Budget Range: After Shipping and Rebates $1300-$1600 (Although the lower the better)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video Editing, Programming, Watching Movies (1080p/ 3DS), surfing the internet, Music Production

Are you buying a monitor: No, not with this build, I want to dedicate all money to this build. Will however in 3-4 months



Parts to Upgrade: COMPLETELY NEW BUILD

Do you need to buy OS: No


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: : Preferred Newegg, but no true preference
Location: Chicago (Suburbs), Illinois, USA

Parts Preferences: Definitely intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes (In the future)

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: The case i have listed is the one i i am hoping to get (if there is a better but similar alternative please list). Both cool and quiet pc. If liquid cooling fits in budget please list.

Why Are You Upgrading: Old computer went kabloosh. It was compaq so no way to truly upgrade

My rough build

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eyo3
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eyo3/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eyo3/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($83.74 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($185.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 4 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Octane 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card ($559.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($148.15 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: Antec 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On ihes112-04 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1629.81
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-13 18:45 EDT-0400)
Thanks.
August 13, 2012 10:52:31 PM

a white version of the case is avaliable at newegg for the same price

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eyXY

the system price can be dropped by almost 200 dollars if you use a cheaper case, motherboard, hard drive, and CPU cooler and there wont be any system performance lost. just that you lose features and looks
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