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October 5, 2012 7:08:47 PM

Hi everyone, this is my first time building a desktop so I would like to get some suggestion, I am looking in the range of 1100 and whether if these are compatible

-Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory
-Raidmax 850W 80 Plus Gold ATX12V/EPS12V Active PFC Power Supply RX-850AE
-ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
-EVGA GeForce GTX670 FTW 2048MB GDDR5 256bit, Dual Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, 4-Way SLI Ready Graphics Card
-Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz 8 MB Cache LGA 1155
SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
-Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower Computer Case with High Airflow Design

I want to know if these setups are going to work or will it not, will the power supply be enough if I want to add in another GTX 670 later on.

Any suggestion on another build would be appreciated, thanks in advance.

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October 5, 2012 7:32:03 PM

RAIDMax PSUs are almost as bad as a PSU can get in quality. They're not worth buying because they're unreliable.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-ea650gr...
That should be great for two GTX 670s.

i7s aren't really worth the money if this is a gaming computer. i5s are almost exactly as good for gaming despite being far cheaper. The i5-3570K is what you should get.

I don't recommend a Sabertooth motherboard. They're far more expensive than other motherboards that can do the job. Unless you want something like three-way SLI/CFX or some other unusual feature requirement, I don't recommend spending more than $140 or so on a motherboard.
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October 5, 2012 7:37:12 PM

luciferano said:
RAIDMax PSUs are almost as bad as a PSU can get in quality. They're not worth buying because they're unreliable.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-ea650gr...
That should be great for two GTX 670s.

i7s aren't really worth the money if this is a gaming computer. i5s are almost exactly as good for gaming despite being far cheaper. The i5-3570K is what you should get.

I don't recommend a Sabertooth motherboard. They're far more expensive than other motherboards that can do the job. Unless you want something like three-way SLI/CFX or some other unusual feature requirement, I don't recommend spending more than $140 or so on a motherboard.

So I should get an i5 3570k instead? Are there any motherboard you would recommend? Thanks :) 
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October 5, 2012 7:38:34 PM

850w should be fine for that build, even with a second 670. However, as I'm sure someone else will probably point out as well, the i7 is generally considered only worth the money if you will be video editing, folding, or some other application that utilizes hyperthreading. If you are, great, go for the i7. It not, the i5 3570k would do you just as well.
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October 5, 2012 7:42:13 PM

great, so if I chose the i5 instead, can you recommend me the extra cash to be spent? thanks
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October 5, 2012 7:51:27 PM

Your going to fill up that 128 ssd damn fast, spend it on an HDD, but you also have to change out your PSU.
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October 5, 2012 7:58:40 PM

chugot9218 said:
Your going to fill up that 128 ssd damn fast, spend it on an HDD, but you also have to change out your PSU.

Any PSU you would recommendÉ i would buy it after my build works, I want the operating system to be on the SDD. Thanks for your reply. :D 
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October 5, 2012 8:01:14 PM

stormweaver1983 said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jr79

Check that out. Under $1000, so if you want to spend a bit more, could upgrade the video card to a 7970.

Thanks for the suggestion, I am quite new so can you tell me what mail in rebate means?
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October 5, 2012 8:03:14 PM

You get a form that you fill out, generally attach the barcode(UPC) from the bottom of the box of the item and send it all to the manufacturer. They send you back some cash. So, you have to have the money up front initially, but would get some back.
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October 5, 2012 8:05:40 PM

Hi, are there any precaution,suggestion, or tips on building the pc, because I don't want to set up and need to replace some damage parts or the system not working. Thanks
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October 5, 2012 8:23:26 PM

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if i had all the money in the world and wanted to buy a new gaming PC today this is what i would build

CPU: i5 3570k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 229.99
Quite simply the best gaming cpu money can buy , can trade it out for an i7 down the road once programs start to take advantage of the benefits it provides over the i5. If your not going to over clock buy the non k version and save ~30 dollars.

MOBO: Asrock z77 extrem4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 134.99 + 7.87 ship
this mobo will allow you to grab an i7 in the future when you have more cash and overclock the *** outta it, as well as overclock everything you already have (i5, GPU, RAM). If you dont plan on overclocking then definitely find another (cheaper) board.

RAM: 2x4 gigs gskill sniper series http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 54.99
great ram runs fast at 1866, can push it further if need be (you wont notice a difference really however, which is why i went with the 1866 as apposed to other higher frequency ram) and anything over 8 gigs offers severely diminishing returns.

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2tb 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 99.99
might wanna swap this more reliable Western Digital version but youll be sacrificing alot of storage capacity (unless you wanna pony up more cash), i have this hard drive (again on my htpc) and it does me solid. You can upgrade to a higher performance model but with a SSD pairing whats the point?

OD: ASUS DVD burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 19.99
very solid burner with free shipping, if you want to play or burn blu rays then get a blu ray player or burner (will cost alot more though)

PSU: Rosewill HIVE 750w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 69.99 + 2.99 ship
a fantastic price for a fantastic PSU (80+ bronze), includes 2 6+2 pin connectors so you can upgrade or crossfire in the future (or crossfire with an upgrade :pt1cable:  ), and is modular for easy cable management.

GPU: HIS IceQ 7970 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 409.99 - 30 rebate
will let you play any game out now to the absolute MAX at ANY resolution (single monitor, most games multi monitor), and will give you some staying power

CASE: Corsair 400r http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 99.99 - 10 rebate - 10 promo
fantastic case comes with 3 fans and has some of the best cable management there is.

CPU COOLER: Coolermaster Hyper 212 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 29.99 - 10 rebate
the goto aftermarket cooler will let you overclock your 3570k nicely. However if you dont plan to overclock then dont bother with this the stock fan is fine. On the other hand if you want to push your overclock youll need a more aggressive aftermarket cooling solution.

SSD: Crucial m4 128gb SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 99.99
a solid SSD with plenty of storage for OS and all your favorite applications.

SUB: 1249.90
Rebates: -50
Promos: - 10
Shipping: +10.86
TOTAL: 1200.76

This thing is an absolute BEASTTTTTTTTTTTT. Not to mention it is EXTREMELY upgradeable and overclockable with FANTASTIC cable management and cooling! If you have any extra cash make sure you have a good monitor/sound setup to take advantage of this badboy!

Also i would plug all these parts into pcpartpicker to see if you can save few dollars (should be able to get it down to 1100, if not just drop the 7970 for a 7950)

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I would read a number of guides on assembling PCs beforehand and have your favorite out and ready when you are ready to assemble. Take your time read the manuals that come with everything thoroughly and dont be afraid to come back here for questions.

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+1 for this build, very similar to mine use this if you want to spend a little bit less

This is great, thanks, I'll check out and see any adds on possible. Thanks for the rep. :) 
What would you choose asus gtx 670 at 400 or his iceq 7970?
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October 5, 2012 8:31:16 PM

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It would depend on wat resolution your gaming at. The 7970 is the more powerful card, however if youre only on a single monitor 1080 setup you wont notice the difference at all and the 670 is quieter and more energy efficient (although id go with an EVGA model; ASUS, while a solid brand, generally seems to be slightly overpriced and everyone seems to rave about the 670/680 EVGAs)

great, i'm going for the 670 then but from what I read on evga forums couple month there are huge problems with evga 670, i am not sure if they fix it now but, how about the 670 ftw?
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October 5, 2012 8:43:31 PM

stormweaver1983 said:
I would recommend the 7970, based on http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

Price differences between the 670 and 7970 are almost negligible at this point, so I would see no reason to not get the more powerful board.

which is better to you sli or crossfire?
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October 5, 2012 8:46:14 PM

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the FTW is just a factory OCed reference model, so if you are not comfortable overclocking your card yourself then this is definitely an excellent choice as it comes overclocked with a warranty. However if your fine overclocking it (its pretty simple tbh but to each his own) i would just go with a reference evga model like this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
379.99 - 10 rebate - 20 promo code
EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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Yea i would get the 7970 aswell which is why i included it in my OG post, but there are some advantages to the 670, especially since it appears he is only gaming at 1080 60hz ( at higher refresh rates and resolutions is where the 7970 really takes over). Regardless the 7970 will last you longer and is just coming into its prime.

I'll take a look, read some more reviews thanks for info though, i am more bias because i use nvidea and have not use amd before, i might give it a try
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October 5, 2012 8:48:55 PM

xvinh said:
which is better to you sli or crossfire?


I would probably only use SLI/Crossfire if I were to be gaming on multiple monitors, at which point I like Crossfire with Eyefinity.

But like you just posted, read some reviews, you can't really go wrong with either card, they're both good.
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October 5, 2012 9:00:27 PM

stormweaver1983 said:
I would probably only use SLI/Crossfire if I were to be gaming on multiple monitors, at which point I like Crossfire with Eyefinity.

But like you just posted, read some reviews, you can't really go wrong with either card, they're both good.

thanks, can you explain what reference and non reference card is? searched google but nothing comes up with an explanation
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October 5, 2012 9:06:40 PM

Reference card means a card that uses standard factory settings straight from Nvidia or AMD, no overclocking. A non-reference card is the same card but has been overclocked by the actual manufacturer such as Asus or EVGA.
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October 5, 2012 9:12:51 PM

Before you build make sure you actually read the build sections of your MOBO manual, and I would also suggest watching the NeweggTV build guide (hosted by Gabe) on youtube or the Newegg site at least once all the way through.
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October 5, 2012 9:12:55 PM

stormweaver1983 said:
Reference card means a card that uses standard factory settings straight from Nvidia or AMD, no overclocking. A non-reference card is the same card but has been overclocked by the actual manufacturer such as Asus or EVGA.

great, thanks, i would probably go with the reference as i would want to learn more about building, anyway thanks for the reply, i will update when it is done
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