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October 4, 2012 4:19:50 AM

I am going to be getting enough money for a new PC soon and i was able to come up with this build i am looking for great gaming and video editing/rendering out of it hence the i7-3770k instead of a i5 2500k also i was hoping in the future other things would take advantage of multithreading

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.28 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Azza Hurrican 2000R ATX Full Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Raidmax 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($93.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Acer V193WEJb 19.0" Monitor ($91.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($92.60 @ Amazon)
Total: $1479.74
all these parts where found on PCpartpicker.com and i will not be needing a mouse or keyboard as i already have both

i was hoping to see if u guys thing its a good build and was wondering if anyone would have some feed back on this system i will be building my self
this will be the 1ST system i build my self so i am hoping it will be a good experience

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October 4, 2012 4:23:53 AM

I would not go on a 60 GB SSD for what I presume is a boot drive, 128 seems to be the sweet spot and if that falls a bit too high in your budget than 90 would be better but 60 is not enough. If it is a cache drive then you want to look more like 30 GB.
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October 4, 2012 4:33:20 AM

i think u might be right just going with a 30 GB for a cache drive but i am still wondering if i can fit windows 7 on it cause iv read some things where some people get diffrent spaces with it but i guess it matters what windows 7 they get cause id really like to have windows 7 on the ssd then everything elts on the HD
i might also put like google chrome and some small stuff on the ssd just to make it open a bit faster
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October 4, 2012 4:52:10 AM

i am also looking for a nice headset with this if any 1 can recommend some hopefully max of 80$ on
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October 4, 2012 5:05:58 AM

Rishiswaz is correct, 128gb is the "sweet spot" for an SSD. With this, you're sure to have enough space for the OS and a handful of your favorite games and programs. The OS gets bigger from time to time. You'll have trouble with a 30-60gb SSD.
Also, the Agility 3 is a bad SSD line.

This is the first I've heard of Azza Hurrican, but it's casing and I usually leave that to the end user.

Raidmax has a bad reputation for PSUs, please reconsider other reliable manufacturers.

The 7950 w/ BIOS boost performs on par with the GTX 670 and it's cheaper.

Here, I revised and improved it a little, I hope you don't mind:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.28 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($312.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($98.48 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus VH242H 23.6" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($92.22 @ Amazon)
Total: $1455.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

I listed a better SSD, a 1080p 23.6" monitor, 1600MHz (2x8gb) kit of RAM. This is great for your budget.
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October 4, 2012 5:17:40 AM

Wait I thought Home Premium can only read up to 8GB RAM?
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October 4, 2012 5:22:54 AM

Thanks for that it did help i went and watched some bench marks with the 7950 and its only like 2-5 fps diffrence with a 660 Ti couldent find the 670 :/  but its easily the better deal for around 100$ less
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October 4, 2012 5:28:02 AM

Nvm yeah Win 7 HP gets up to 16
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October 4, 2012 5:31:51 AM

monstersti said:
Thanks for that it did help i went and watched some bench marks with the 7950 and its only like 2-5 fps diffrence with a 660 Ti couldent find the 670 :/  but its easily the better deal for around 100$ less

Those benchmarks were probably done during the 7950's early days. The recent BIOS boost to it has given it a considerable performance upgrade.

Here,
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/645?vs=598
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October 4, 2012 5:35:34 AM

Yeah and if you do rendering the HD 7000 series makes the Nvidia cards look 2 generations old when it comes to GPGPU
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October 4, 2012 5:38:17 AM

thank u sooo much this was really helpful but i wont have the money for this build until sometime in January so prices might drop some more also if i might change the case but other then that everything on here looks great :D  just need to find some nice headphones with a good mic now :) 
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October 4, 2012 5:40:43 AM

I would look for price drops if AMD lives up to the hype this time with piledriver so we will have to see.
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October 4, 2012 6:01:45 AM

monstersti said:
thank u sooo much this was really helpful but i wont have the money for this build until sometime in January so prices might drop some more also if i might change the case but other then that everything on here looks great :D  just need to find some nice headphones with a good mic now :) 

You would be better off making a new thread here again when you have the cash and near your date of purchase.
Prices and new technology changes so fast, the components we recommend now will most likely change in a while.
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October 4, 2012 6:06:09 AM

excella1221 said:
You would be better off making a new thread here again when you have the cash and near your date of purchase.
Prices and new technology changes so fast, the components we recommend now will most likely change in a while.

ya i see ur point with that ill have to do it like a week before i order all the parts or something but thanks for giving me a rough estimate on stuff now :) 
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