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August 17, 2012 3:47:29 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eUj1

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eUj1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eUj1/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eUj1/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($284.98 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($224.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($91.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($102.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($108.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($307.55 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: OCZ 700W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.98 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.33 @ Amazon)
Total: $1291.79
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-17 20:13 EDT-0400)

(Willing To Make Changes)

Main Uses:

Gaming: (BF3, GTA IV, Skyrim)
Video Recording using FRAPS
Video Editing and Rendering

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August 17, 2012 4:45:54 PM

no great benefit from ram faster than 1600mhz

and you may be better off with low profile memory with 4 modules and a hyper 212 as the vengeance modules may have

a problem fitting under the heatsink
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August 17, 2012 5:03:11 PM

The SSD you've picked is an excellent choice - I have this model running in my AMD laptop, and it's awesome!

I would recommend you look at a decent water cooler - Corsair's Hydro range is excellent, and I have an H70 cooling my 2600K at 4.4GHz. It's also very quiet and relatively easy to fit.

In regards to cases, I recommend a Fractal Design unit - I have a Refine R3 model, but they have just released the new R4 model: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 17, 2012 5:09:48 PM

There are a few questions and it would depend on if there is a budget that your working with or not.
The 16gb of ram is ok since your doing video editing and rendering , you wouldn't need that much if this was srtickly a gaming rig.
The Sabertooth is a bit pricey and you can get a good MB for less and have similar features.
The new 660Ti is a good choice.
If your doing overclocking then the 2600K is a better choice over the 3770K but if your not overclocking then the 3770K would be a better choice.
The power supply will defenitly need to be changed to a better brand like Corsair or SeaSonic or Antec.
If your working with a target price and budget then let us know so we're not suggesting parts that are out of the price range of what your willing to spend.
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August 17, 2012 5:49:48 PM

My Budget is $1500. Im using that RAM because its RAM Supported by the MB. Any suggestions for a good PSU? (Thinking Corsair) Modular if possible
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August 17, 2012 6:02:52 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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August 17, 2012 6:04:38 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1066.43
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-17 14:06 EDT-0400)

You can change the CPU Cooler to an EVO, but $15 more for an EVO isn't worth it IMO.
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August 18, 2012 12:10:13 AM

I Cant Change CPU's as they were gifts. I have changed the RAM, and I am not sure what PSU to go with.
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