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Bringing on the questions about my new build setup

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September 29, 2012 5:56:33 AM

ok, this is my current build

i was wondering if i should spend the extra $ on the hyperthreading. i will be video editing and gaming, but im not sure how much of a performance boost there is over the 3570k

the evga 670 is $340 on ncix for now

and the xfx double d 7970 is the same price

i was wondering which one to get, because i am trying to save a little $ since the sale price is about a 7950 price. also i believe the evga 670 has a reference 680 pcb, not sure about the 7970, it is important that it is reference so i can watercool.

if i buy one of these cards from ncix, i can get a ocz fatal1ty 1000w psu for $140, i know it is overkill but i will upgrade in near future. is this a good psu, worth saving $80 over the one in the pc part picker?

if i can i am trying to get the price down to or less than $1500. would save on the os but can get it by other means because of parents...

also if i buy from a vender like ncix, newegg, amazon, or frys, if a couple parts like the aftermarket heatsink doesn't fit with the ram, can i just return it and buy a different one?

will ask more questions most likely, thanks!

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September 29, 2012 6:03:31 AM

Unless you're getting the GHz edition of the 7970 don't pay the money for it - get the GTX 670 instead.

I really can't recommend buying from Fry's though - they are such a dishonest retailer that it's hard to recommend them.
September 29, 2012 7:28:03 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Corsair Neutron Series GTX 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($413.78 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 1000W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1611.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

The 7970 GHz I picked is from NCIX, so you can swap out the PSU I picked, but imo it's cheaper and it'll serve you good.
You can also subtract the OS if you want since you have 'other ways'
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September 30, 2012 7:13:20 AM

^You forgot the RAM.
The 7970 GHz edition I listed is much more powerful than the 670.
The difference between the Bronze and Gold certifications aren't really that much.
Good job finding a better SSD. Dunno why I picked that anyway.
The ASRock z77 Extreme6 has much more features, not to mention $28 cheaper, than the ASUS P8Z77-V PRO. The only advantage the ASUS has is an extra PCI-E x1. See comparison.
Now if you still do prefer the ASUS, then I won't stop you anymore, but I've done my part on getting you the best mobo for your budget.