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$1000 build for a friend

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October 4, 2012 5:25:02 PM

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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October 4, 2012 11:07:07 PM
October 4, 2012 11:16:24 PM

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=N82E168...
Asus P8Z77-V : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Gigabyte HD7870 Ghz Edition : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair CX600W PSU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 7200RPM : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Coolermaster Elite 430 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total

$1005 With rebates included

With OS

i7 3770k : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Asus P8Z77-V : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Sapphire HD7850 2GB : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair CX600W PSU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 7200RPM : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Coolermaster Elite 430 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Windows Home Premium 64 BIT : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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.
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October 5, 2012 3:52:54 AM

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=N82E168...
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.
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October 5, 2012 4:04:29 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:
motherboard.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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.
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October 5, 2012 4:10:08 AM

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.
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October 5, 2012 4:20:43 AM

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.
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October 5, 2012 4:26:04 AM

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.
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October 5, 2012 4:35:02 AM

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.
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