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$1400 - $1500 Newcomer Build

I am new to computers and will be ordering parts in the next few weeks and just wanted to get some feedback on the parts I have chosen.

-The build will mainly used Gaming(BF3, ARMA 2, Metro 2033) /Rendering.

-Buying Moniter - No / Resolution - 1920 x 1080p

-I will most likely overclock the CPU to 4.2 - 4.4 GHz

-I may SLI if i don't buy a newer generation card
Parts -

CPU - Intel Core i7 3770k
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=20140

MOBO - Gigabyte GA Z77X UD3H
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=19990

RAM - Corsair CMP8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=16534

GPU - GALAXY GTX 660TI 2GB
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=21247

CPU Cooler - Noctua NH-U12P SE2
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=12931

PSU - Corsair HX 750W V2
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=21284

SSD - Samsung 830 series 120GB
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=20429

HDD - Seagate Barracuda 2TB
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=19554

-I have already purchased a 500r for the case

-I also have a spare optical drive but have been told a newer, faster optical drive will speed up ripping dvd's?

Thankyou
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  1. What kind of rendering? If it is minimal and just a hobby, get the i5 and a 7950.
  2. Thanks for the reply -
    Well i need to rip about 200-300 dvd's to mp4 format, rendering youtube videos and also rendering videos for iPhone format.
    I chose the i7 for HT and i have also heard openCL acceleration is very buggy in Premiere so i chose the 660ti for CUDA and the adaptive vsync feature in games
  3. Best answer
    "Well i need to rip about 200-300 dvd's to mp4 format, rendering youtube videos and also rendering videos for iPhone format.

    thats not rendering. its transcoding bro.

    i was transcoding (movies) on my friends i5 and my i7 (ivy bridge) and mine wasnt that much faster (maybe 1mins for a 2hr movie?)

    http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/iyRv
  4. ^^^
    +1 for your quote on futureproofing.

    But, why get a 750w PSU? Just get 600w.
  5. well if you want to do some crossfire and overclock those cards a fair bit id get the 750w. otherwise yeah id stick with 650w
  6. Thanks for all your replies everyone -
    I think I'll get an i5 3570k if the i7 has no considerable improvement in transcoding and i think I'll stick with the 660ti because I like the feature set nvidia has put into it. I'll buy the 750w PSU just for future-proofing.

    -Just one more question will a faster optical drive increase performance while ripping dvd's?
  7. Best answer selected by Cobalt_7.
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