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September 6, 2012 3:35:21 AM

Case:Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
CPU:Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
Graphic card:GIGABYTE GV-N680OC-2GD GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Power supply:Rosewill FORTRESS Series FORTRESS-750 750W Continuous@50°C,80 PLUS Platinum Certified,Single +12V Rail,ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V ...
Ram:G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL
Motherboard:ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

so, first time building a computer, what do your guys think?

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September 6, 2012 3:48:50 AM

Overclock if you want to use that 3770k to its full potential.
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September 6, 2012 3:49:32 AM

id say thats alot of money spent but a good system(:
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September 6, 2012 4:04:34 AM

is everything fully compatabile ^^?
this is one of the main issues here and its freaking me out xD
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September 6, 2012 4:11:00 AM

Everything looks ok to me idk maybe someone else will have a different opinion
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September 6, 2012 4:44:28 AM

mishnab said:
is everything fully compatabile ^^?
this is one of the main issues here and its freaking me out xD


Well, depends on what you want to do, and I can see some parts are a bit overkill.
Mobo: I don't think its worth the price. You can get something like the P8-Z77, or Asrock or Gigabyte for about 100 bucks less, all with the same features.
CPU: Go for 'k' series if you plan to overclock. If yes, then you need to get a good cooler as well. Otherwise the i7-3770 should suffice.
Graphics: Most of the latest/greatest cards are usually very expensive, while in terms of performance, they're not far ahead of the predecessor. I'd say go for the GTX 670.
PSU: 750 watts is ok if you plan to SLI, or just need future proofing, otherwise 500-600 should be ok.
RAM: 8 GB is more than enough, but if you use a lot of CAD/Photoshop/Video Editing, then go for 16 GB.
Casing: Nice choice for a gaming chasis, but make sure your place is not too dusty.

You haven't listed the storage and cooling options. I'd suggest go for an SSD + HDD combination.
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September 6, 2012 5:09:23 AM

If all you want to do is game, a core i5 quad will suffice. Hyperthreading is not needed.

I am guessing that you do want to game and game well, what with the gtx680 and all.

How many screens do you have? What resolution? Maybe you don't need to spend so
much to max out games on your screen and run them smoothly. Personally, I am not a
fan of multi gpu setups. One fast single gpu card is better. I echo other sentiments in
regards to much of the build being overkill for just gaming, but perhaps justified for
some serious work loads. And a k processor should get at least a decent air cooler so
you can push it notably faster than stock.

Asus Sabertooth is way overpriced for what it is imho. PSU could be lower wattage, too.
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September 6, 2012 5:26:27 AM

Well, indeed everything it's compatible; by the system you choose i guess you'r mainly gaming on it.

I agrre with proton007, you can change some stuff.
LGA 1155 it's a great gaming platform, but if you plan to make some video-editing and 3D modeling i would suggest LGA 2011 platform. However if you are gaming on it, my personal Hardware recommends would be this.

Asus DVD Burner.
Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155.
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (Can take you'r processor to a sweet 4.5-4.6GHz)
Corsair Carbide 500R (Great for cable management, wich lacks on the Antec case).
Blue Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 16GB Cas9 1600MHZ.
ASUS P8Z77-V LK (Two PCi-Express 3.0 ports 8x/8x at SLI or Crossfire, x16 Single Graphics)
MSi Twin Frozr IV Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 (Overclocked it can match a GTX 680).
1.5TB Seagate Barracuda @5900RMP SATA 3 (6Gbps).
120GB OCZ Vertex 3 SATA 3 (6.0Gbps).
Corsair CX750 Watt Power Supply.
Grand Total: $1439.65


By the way this system it's for more stuff than gaming, like encoding HD video, Full 1080p gaming, CAD and Maya Design; if you are just purely gaming, you can tradeoff the i7 for and i5, lower the ammount of RAM to 8GB (even 4GB it's enough if you have nothing in background), lower PSU wattage and change the Board to a single PCi-Express one.
That would definitely lower a lot the money you need for it.
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September 6, 2012 6:03:17 AM

I think this build is pretty decent ^^
Casing wise, I can also say the Antec Eleven Hundred is a good gaming chasis, runs cooler than Corsair.
But you need to state your budget as well.
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September 6, 2012 6:12:59 AM

Here save some cash:

- i5 3470
- Cooler Master Hyper 212+
- Gigabyte H77M-D3H
- Gigabyte 7950 Windforce
- 8GB DDR3 1333MHz
- 1TB HDD
- CM Storm Enforcer

You don't need to spend that much on parts. The above build cuts out waste and focusses on the best value for money.
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September 6, 2012 1:14:55 PM

Smeg45 said:
Here save some cash:

- i5 3470
- Cooler Master Hyper 212+
- Gigabyte H77M-D3H
- Gigabyte 7950 Windforce
- 8GB DDR3 1333MHz
- 1TB HDD
- CM Storm Enforcer

You don't need to spend that much on parts. The above build cuts out waste and focusses on the best value for money.


+1

That would definitely be more the kind of build you want if your primary focus is only
going to be gaming. With a locked down non k cpu, though, the intel cooler is fine.
You would also want ddr3 1600 to fully make use of what ivy bridge's memory
controller is capable of. You might also want a z77 mobo like ASRock extreme 4 should
you care to drop in a k processor later so you could overclock it. Can't OC on H77.

I feel a little silly. Earlier I totally forgot about the x79 platform and hexacore sandy bridge
E as being even better than i7 quad for really heavy duty work type stuff. If you want to
work and game do something like this:

core i7 3930k unlocked hexacore cpu
hyper 212+ cooler as a bare minimum(SB-E is 130w vs SB @95w and IB @77w)
x79 mobo(not as familiar with the options here)
4x4GB low profile ddr3 1600(16GB system ram limit if going win 7 home premium 64 bit)
HD7970 overclocked by you(beats 7970ghz ed. and gtx680 for 3x1080p gaming)
gtx660ti overclocked by you(good for 2560x1600/1440 res or lower 1080p res gaming)
However much HDD and/or SSD you want/need for your purposes with this system.
Your choice of case(something with good airflow via fans and good cable management)
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September 6, 2012 9:00:54 PM

^^^

Stock coolers are never decent. I favour reliability and durability so heat needs to go and an aftermarket cooler even if you never OC will lower temperatures. A lot. I also don't see the need to OC anymore. The i5 3470 is around the old 2600K level more or less. Its more than enough for a fast gaming PC.
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