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September 28, 2012 2:00:04 AM

Hi everybody

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I am trying to get a new, reliable computer with lasting value.

i am just getting into pc building. I've taken apart 2 old broken computers (just to take a look) and need a new computer(currently on 8+ year old dell dimension). I decided that to get the best computer and to fully know what I'm getting, I would need to build my own computer. Barebones seem nice, but none of them suit me. I checked out custom barebones, but those are more confusing, only giving me names of products and recommending products without details. they also come prebuilt!

I eventually decided to build a pc from parts. I hope you can help me out with my first build. I don't need great graphics for all the new games, but i would need a graphics card to support multiple monitors and multi-gpu support if I want to use games.

I checked around and matched different parts for a great PC with plenty of room for future upgrade.

Parts:
MSI Z77A-G45 Intel 7 Series Motherboard - $95
CPU: Intel i5 3570k - $230
CPU cooling - open to suggestions, not the prepackaged one w/ cpu
Case - MSI IN-623 - $40
PSU - open to suggestions, so far: Thermaltake W0382RU for $70
DVD: 24x dvdrw, cdrw
RAM, open to suggestions, so far: 4GBx2 Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B for $50
Windows 7 64bit - $100
Solid state cache: crucial adrenaline for $90
Graphics card for CAD & multi-vga monitor setup
will need new keyboard

Approximate Purchase Date: unknown, hopefully soon, but I cannot say how soon

Budget Range: 0-$800 after rebates, before shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Home, Streaming Videos, web surfing, CAD

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, MOBO, Case, PSU, RAM, HDD, SSD cache, Graphics card

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Tigerdirect, Newegg, Amazon

Location: FortMyers, FL, USA

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: 1024x768, 1280x1024

Notes: will need to be lasting, I am going to install additional packages later on

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September 28, 2012 3:47:19 AM

So this is not a gaming build? Seams more of a daily use. Well for one, since your running in a lower monitor resolution, you sure as hell don't need to be Xfire/SLI. And plus to XFire/SLI wouldn't be very good on your budget saying you can;t afford 2x 660Ti's or 670's. I'll come up with a little something:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iKzM
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September 28, 2012 4:13:15 AM

The one I built would game better, but the one he has would be better for every day use and multiple tasks at once
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September 28, 2012 7:01:36 PM

hunterpostit88 said:
So this is not a gaming build? Seams more of a daily use. Well for one, since your running in a lower monitor resolution, you sure as hell don't need to be Xfire/SLI. And plus to XFire/SLI wouldn't be very good on your budget saying you can;t afford 2x 660Ti's or 670's. I'll come up with a little something:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iKzM


The lower res is because I am reusing old monitors, the res will increase.

no, it does not need multiple performance GPUs , but I will need those slots if the PC becomes outdated. When it does, there will be plenty of room for improvement.

I am not looking to use this as a gaming pc, but performance is required, especially for continued use, even after other PCs at same price & age have become useless
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September 29, 2012 12:04:55 AM

Well you definitely have performance with that. And XFire is allowed with that mobo(Not SLI). The 6870 will run most things at highest settings with 1920x1080.
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September 30, 2012 2:54:03 PM

this is a performance pc build made to be future-proof. In 6-8 years, many PC tasks will be more cpu intensive. If I can cut down the cost by changing some parts and adding a great GPU, it would be amazing as one of those $1000 enthusiast PC builds.
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September 30, 2012 9:46:51 PM

hunterpostit88 said:
So you want more GPU than CPU?
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iXhz


not really, but I think it could be a winner ... (C)! :p 

CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $214.99
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $27.98
Motherboard MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 $104.99
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $44.99
Storage OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" SSD $175.99
Video Card XFX Radeon HD 6770 1GB $110.96
XFX Radeon HD 6770 1GB $110.96
Case MSI IN-623 (Black) ATX Mid Tower $76.10
Power Supply Antec 550W ATX12V $49.99
Optical Drive LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer $17.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) $91.04

Total: $1025.98
over by $26 because of the dual video cards
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September 30, 2012 11:04:54 PM

The 7850 is stronger than the 6770.
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October 1, 2012 10:36:19 PM

+1
Very, very solid build overall. Except that GPU...
Drop your CPU down to a 2500k. Really they perform about the same. Honestly, just as a word of advise, go with my first or second one. You'll thank me when you have a 6870 or 7850 in your build.
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October 7, 2012 2:50:41 PM

Best answer selected by lxgoldsmith.
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October 7, 2012 3:16:42 PM

new build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jBbh
yes, I know about the video card. I only do 3d cad occasionally and will wait a while to play newer games on this pc. the cpu graphics will suffice. I will do Xfire when I am ready to play the latest games.

I don't know about changing the case to the haf 912. I want to have a popular, reliable case, but I don't want to miss out on usb 3.0 headers. Do those connect to the mobo or the i/o on the back?
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October 7, 2012 6:15:10 PM

Your mobo(If I'm not mistaken)has 2 USB 3.0 in the back. Don't expect anything out of HD 3000 as most older games don't support Intel graphics(like CoH). The HAF 912 is probably the best selling mid tower, or its $100 brother, HAF 922.
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October 7, 2012 6:25:27 PM

so what would the usb 3.0 header connect to? would I need an adapter to connect it to the header connection on the mobo?
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