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Newbie Needs Help on First PC Build!

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September 14, 2012 7:30:17 PM

Hey Guys/Gals I'm new to the pc world and could use some advice on my proposed build for a new work station pc.
1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc
Video editing, Photoshop, Graphics, Audio Production/Music, and light Gaming/etc. (gaming not that important to me, my pc gaming usage most likely to be some nintendo emulators or something I already have an xbox wii and ps3 lol)
2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included?
$0-$2500
3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and city if possible.

Santa Rosa CA 95403
4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU, RAM, case, etc. The word "Everything" is not a valid answer. Please list out all the parts you'll need.
Mobo Asus px79 ws

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor intel i7 3820 or 3930k can't decide if i really need six cores please assist!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006YM9JSW/ref=ox_sc_a...

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i7-3930K-Hexa-Core-Processo...

GPU GtX 570

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EYSMGW/ref=ox_sc_a...

RAM G skill ripjaws either (2x8gb) or (4x4Gb)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

also z or x series??? RAM is confusing to me please advise....

Boots crucial 128gb/256gb/512gb crucial m4 and a seagate barracudda 7200 rpm 1tb hdd in a RAID1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2JKZI/ref=ox_sc_a...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005T3GRNW/ref=ox_sc_a...

Power Supply Corsair 850ax

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003PJ6QW4/ref=ox_sc_a...

Blu-Dr Pioneer BDR-207

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0075WEPJI/ref=ox_sc_a...

Case antec 1200 full tower

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004INH0FS/ref=ox_sc_a...

5) If reusing any parts, what parts will you be reusing? Please be especially specific about the power supply. List make and model.
All new parts.
6) Will you be overclocking?
Yes or already is not sure on this
7) 7) What is the max resolution of your monitor? What size is it?
two full hd led 22"

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003HFCDLY/ref=ox_sc_a...

8) When do you plan on building/buying the PC?
in the next 30 days
9) What features do you need in a motherboard? RAID? Firewire? Crossfire or SLI support? USB 3.0? SATA 6Gb/s? eSATA? Onboard video (as a backup or main GPU)? UEFI? etc.
Raid 1 with SSD and HDD Sata 6gbs/etc. pretty solid on the x79 series i think the ws has onboard thunderbolt but should i go for stock x79 and upgrade with pci card later?
10) Do you already have a legit and reusable/transferable OS key/license? If so, what OS? Is it 32bit or 64bit?
no i'm thinking windows 7 ultimate though...


So is this setup too advanced for me? not advanced enough? do i need a six core processor or is quad all good? can you raid 1 an ssd to a hdd? do I need the WS x79 or is stock/pro the better choice? will all these components work together? Do i need additional
cooling? where can i save here? please advise!

Thanks all!

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September 14, 2012 7:44:30 PM

I'd personally go for the 3770K over the 3820 - the only reason you'd go X79 is if you're working with ridiculously large files and need the higher RAM capacities. For the most part you won't - the two CPUs are about on par with each other performance wise.

As far as the GPU goes - no point in purchasing a 570 anymore. If you want NVIDIA - go with a 660TI or 670, but the Radeon 7950 is far better than the 660TI is.
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September 14, 2012 7:47:39 PM

thanks bro sorry about how crappy tht first post is
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