Need help with my 1st build

Im going to be putting together my first pc pretty soon. I use 3ds max 2012 and use mental ray for rendering. I was wondering what cpu is best for it. I want to play games on it too, i was going to go for the 3570k or the 3770k. I dont know if hyperthreading is totally necessary for me, since im just starting to learn max

cpu - still deciding
gpu - asus 660ti
mobo - asus p8z77-v lk
ram - vengence lp 8gb
ssd - what to know what the most reliable and cheapest on the market

My budget is $1200 or less, please leave suggestions on what i could do to make the system better. Im going to buy the parts from newegg

I want to stick with Intel for the cpu.
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  1. 3770K is the way to go,

    multi-threading is important here and will save u bunch of time : )
  2. Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR60GB 2.5" 60GB SATA III Asynchronous MLC Internal Solid State Drive
    3.5” adapter bracket included

    $59.99 + FREE SHIPPING

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226247
  3. OK, so should i go with a K or non-K version? I want to try to make this pc to last me atleast 1 1/2 years with out any major upgrades.
    And can you tell me all the necessary parts for a complete build so that i dont miss anthing important? Thank you
  4. Get 16GB RAM, programs like that can use all the RAM they can see : )

    This one is fast, than OC a bit, all that helps with rendering.


    And at least 16GB of the RAM.
    Mushkin Enhanced Redline 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model 994007
    $114.99 + FREE SHIPPING
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226276
  5. CJF4x said:
    OK, so should i go with a K or non-K version? I want to try to make this pc to last me atleast 1 1/2 years with out any major upgrades.
    And can you tell me all the necessary parts for a complete build so that i dont miss anthing important? Thank you

    K version is the best, since u will overclock it and get ~30% for free in extra performance, once u add the aftermarket CPU cooler.
  6. If u get an after market CPU cooler, u can OC to 4.4GHz with ease : )
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus120mm CPU Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065



  7. case - haf 912 (59.99)
    psu - tx650m (94.99)
    mobo - p8z77-v lk (129.99)
    cpu - 3770k (339.99)
    cooler - haf 612 (34.99)
    gpu - asus 660ti (299.99)
    ram - vengence 1600 lp 8gb (44.99)
    ssd - corsair force 3 120gb (79.99)
    hd - WD blue 500gb (74.99)
    total - 859.92

    is there anything else that i would need to get, or that i can improve for under $1100?
    dont count in the gpu i will be buying that later?
  8. Are u getting 212 EVO CPU cooler? U got some error there.
  9. Post link to your RAM.
  10. I would opt for this mobo since u have some money to use..

    Better overclocker, due to power design with more power phases.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131820
  11. I wont really be getting into overclocking, and the cooler i wantto get is the hyper 612. its up on newegg.

    this is the ram - CML8GX3M2A1600C9
  12. this is the cooler - RR-H612-20PK-R3

    this is on newegg
  13. Too bad, OC is just 1 click these days.
  14. I got the other motherboard. Is there anything else that is essential i will need for the build?
  15. BTW, do u have x64 bit windows?
  16. Its going to be a machine.

    Maybe only one more thing, to get a 16GB of RAM, since it is so cheap now.
  17. oh, that was a question that i forgot to ask?
    i need win7 pro 64bit, do i get oem version or the full version? i dont know the difference
  18. Get OEM version, x64bit.

    U will be able to use more RAM than 4GB.

    64bit windows allows for better multitasking.
  19. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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