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August 28, 2012 12:17:41 PM

Hello,
I am building a new gaming/personal computer, i just want some inputs on my build before i buy it.

CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K Unlocked Quad Core 3rd Gen Processor

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Red 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3

Video Card: ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU Video Card

Motherboard: ASUS Maximus V Extreme Motherboard

Power supply: Corsair AX-850 Professional Series Gold 850W Power Supply

Storage: OCZ Vertex 3 2.5" 120GB Solid State Drive (SSD)

Tower: Cooler Master HAF XM ATX Mid Tower Case

Thanks

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August 28, 2012 12:23:28 PM

Overkill CPU and mobo. Replace them with an i5 3570K and Asrock Z77 Extreme4.
Get another 660Ti with the money from downgrading. Or you can just buy a 670 and add in another when needed/wanted.
Get a Vertex4 instead of the Vertex3.

After all that, build should perform like a beast, all while costing lower.
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August 28, 2012 12:24:07 PM

Fill out the form at the top of the forum, it will help us be able to decide whats right for you.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgra...

But just some quick feedback.
If general use and gaming is what the PC is going to be used for, the i7 is pointless.
only need 8GB of RAM for gaming, 16GB will be wasted.
Decent enough card.
Very expensive mobo, can get cheaper that will do the same.
Overkill PSU.
Old SSD, get the Vertex 4.
Good case.
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August 28, 2012 12:44:01 PM

Thanks for quick reply guys, Sorry new to this but ill try my best. I would also like the computer to last me a couple years without the need to upgrade.

Approximate Purchase Date: 4 weeks time

Budget Range: $2000 - $ 2300 (AUD)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, photo editing, video editing, graphics design, etc

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.mwave.com.au/

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Australia, Sydney

Overclocking: Yes

Thanks
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August 28, 2012 1:00:36 PM

The total price was $1,534.61. Didn't manage to get it into the screenshot.
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August 29, 2012 7:34:21 AM



Would this be enough for my video/photo editing and processing, because i am a photographer and i'm used to having editing programs running all the time. However my old computer was really slow and would freeze a lot which really annoyed me, that's why i require a powerful system (sorry i am new to all these computer technology and got someone to put my parts together).

The budget is not really an issue as i will spend money on a new system as long it does what i require it to do without freezing or slowing down.

Thanks

-Chizzy
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August 29, 2012 7:58:44 AM

Yes, it should be enough. An i7-3770K and 16GB RAM is all you need.
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August 29, 2012 8:01:13 AM

That should do quite nicely. Just throw in Windows and a good case (The HAF-XM you picked earlier is a great choice), you will have yourself a fine editing and gaming rig, with the capability of overclocking and dual Crossfire/SLI.

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August 29, 2012 8:13:15 AM

Thank you guys for helping, really helped me alot
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