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September 13, 2012 2:55:10 PM

Hello guys!

I may build a new gaming/some video editing ( not heavy ) and normal use rig and I got this:

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.5GHz Quad Core | $269.99 @ NCIX US --- €209,46
CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo | $27.99 @ NCIX US --- €21.72
Mobo: Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 | $159.99 @ Newegg --- €124.12
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB 240-pin DDR3-1600 | $82.99 @ Newegg --- €64.39
Storage 1: OCZ Agility 3 120GB | $64.99 @ NCIX US --- €50.42
Storage 2: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM | $88.98 @ Newegg --- €69.03
Video: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB | $379.99 @ NCIX US --- €294.80
Case: Cooler Master 690 II Advanced NVIDIA Edition | $109.98 @ NCIX US --- €85.33
Power: Raidmax 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V | $93.99 @ SuperBiiz --- €72.92
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer | $21.89 @ OutletPC --- €16.98
Cooling: 4x Cooler Master SickleFlow Silent Green LED | $39.64 @ Amazon --- €30.75

I would like to know what do you think about it and if I would change something. Would it be bad if I would make an AMD-based system? ( but maybe with nVIDIA graphics card )

Thank you :) 
September 13, 2012 3:53:49 PM

wooow.... thank god you posted that in here before you pulled the trigger, there is one MAJOR problem with your build, the PSU.

*That PSU is a complete piece of sh!t
*that SSD is not very reliable and not very fast.
*why are you buying a last gen CPU/mobo?
*if the primary use of this PC is gaming then you don't need an i7/16GB, an i5/8GB can easily handle all kinds of video editing... the i7 will only be good for extremely threaded applications.
*EVGA GPU's suck (most of them) sure, they have nice quality and life time warranty but they run a bit hotter/louder than other cards because they use reference coolers.
*there are better options than that case at that price range.
*read this: http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?p=33928643#p...
September 13, 2012 4:13:32 PM

For the price of the power supply, that's what I thought :D  Which one should I get?
What SSD should I get then? imo all SSD are overpriced.
I thought it would make some difference.
The primary use is gaming, yes.
So, what brand should I get? MSI?
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September 13, 2012 4:20:35 PM

anderl12 said:
For the price of the power supply, that's what I thought :D  Which one should I get?
What SSD should I get then? imo all SSD are overpriced.
I thought it would make some difference.
The primary use is gaming, yes.
So, what brand should I get? MSI?


Read this: http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?p=33928643#p... pick a buid and we can modify it a bit.
September 13, 2012 4:52:10 PM

I didn't pic one build of yours but I used your topic as a help and I modified the machine a bit.

What card should I get? I prefer nVIDIA because PhysX and these things. Is the ATI better?
September 13, 2012 5:17:24 PM

anderl12 said:
I didn't pic one build of yours but I used your topic as a help and I modified the machine a bit.

What card should I get? I prefer nVIDIA because PhysX and these things. Is the ATI better?


whats your budget?
September 13, 2012 5:22:20 PM

For graphic card, maximum $400.
September 13, 2012 5:28:09 PM

anderl12 said:
For graphic card, maximum $400.


Screw that, what your budget for the WHOLE system?
September 13, 2012 5:32:59 PM

Oh, maximum $1165 :p 
September 13, 2012 5:34:33 PM

anderl12 said:
Oh, maximum $1165 :p 


Cool, find 15$ more and buy this:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: VisionTek Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($437.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1179.46
September 14, 2012 10:24:42 PM

Thank you for your help. Anyway, I used your build specifications and I built one for $1148:


Processor: Core i7-2600K @ 4.4GHz 1.32v w/ Corsair H100
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB ( 2x4GB ) DDR3-1600
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM
Graphic card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB @ 1250MHz Clock - 1850MHz Memory
Case: Cooler Master 690 II Black
Power Supply: Cooler Master eXtreme Power 600W ATX12V
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Cooling: 4x Cooler Master SickleFlow Silent Green LED
September 14, 2012 11:35:09 PM

anderl12 said:
Thank you for your help. Anyway, I used your build specifications and I built one for $1148:


Processor: Core i7-2600K @ 4.4GHz 1.32v w/ Corsair H100
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB ( 2x4GB ) DDR3-1600
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM
Graphic card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB @ 1250MHz Clock - 1850MHz Memory
Case: Cooler Master 690 II Black
Power Supply: Cooler Master eXtreme Power 600W ATX12V
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Cooling: 4x Cooler Master SickleFlow Silent Green LED



uh....


*why are you getting a second gen CPU with a third gen motherboard? if you're gonna get an i7 get the 3770k
*That motherboard is not very good at overclocking, get the Gigabyte motherboard adobe.
*Don't get that case, either get a NZXT Phantom 410 or a Corsair 500r.
*do not get a coolermaster PSU
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