$1000 build for a friend

Their needs are gaming/photo/video editing, $1000 max.

Ordering from online in the states is fine.

Prefer SSD for OS and 1.5TB+ for storage.

Still finding out if they need an OS or not, so maybe 2 setups either way including win7-64 and without.
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  1. I'll use Newegg for you, however I'm too tired to actually post links to the item, I might do it if I can be bothered haha.

    Without OS:
    i7 3770k : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501
    Asus P8Z77-V : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131820
    Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233242
    Gigabyte HD7870 Ghz Edition : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125418
    Corsair CX600W PSU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028
    Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 7200RPM : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148337
    OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227726
    Coolermaster Elite 430 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119227

    Total

    $1005 With rebates included

    With OS

    i7 3770k : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501
    Asus P8Z77-V : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131820
    Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233242
    Sapphire HD7850 2GB : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004
    Corsair CX600W PSU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028
    Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 7200RPM : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148337
    OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227726
    Coolermaster Elite 430 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119227
    Windows Home Premium 64 BIT : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    Windows is expensive, so it caused the final price to be a bit inflated

    Total
    $1015 with Rebates, and thats even with cutting down the GPU considerably.

    My build that I made for you has much better graphics, CPU, and a larger SSD. However it has 500GB less Hard Drive space, which shouldn't impact you too much, as thats an item that you can get more of later.
  2. The thing about rebates is that you can't really trust them, it seems like half the people that try to use them won't get there money for it. also the one thing I would change about his builds are I would go with this motherboard.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130645
    Idk why this mobo isn't recommended more often, it is super cheap for having to pcie 3.0@x16 slots. I personally feel like all asus parts are way overpriced.
  3. lt_dan_zsu said:
    motherboard.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130645
    Idk why this mobo isn't recommended more often, it is super cheap for having to pcie 3.0@x16 slots. I personally feel like all asus parts are way overpriced.


    That is actually a nice find, the Extreme4 may have a competitor now. Will have to read some reviews on that.
  4. Well I just don't see why someone would get one of those asus ones when you can get a board that has 2 3.0 @x16 and the asus ones are only @x8 and they feel like they can charge $50 more for some reason.
  5. Haha, I have an Asrock Z77 Extreme 4, I just don't like it, build quality feels cheap. And Dan, I believe when you plug another GPU into the second PCIe slot, they both run at x8.
  6. If he isnt doing professional editing, (maybe its just a hobby or something) the i7 is totally useless. The most he will notice, even with heavily threaded apps, is about a ~30% to maybe 50%. The i7 still has four cores, after all. The i5 3570K comes to mind.

    Anything above the GTX560 Ti will give him ideal performance, depending on games.
  7. at jj1217 it would say that 3.0@x16/0 or x8/x8
    but this it just say 2 3.0@x16.
    I would go with the 7850, 660, or 7870.
  8. lt_dan_zsu said:
    at jj1217 it would say that 3.0@x16/0 or x8/x8
    but this it just say 2 3.0@x16.
    I would go with the 7850, 660, or 7870.


    Actually, reading some reviews the 16x slots do reduce to 8x when you have dual cards.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-express-ivy-bridge-benchmark,3254-26.html
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