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October 8, 2012 7:54:34 PM
October 8, 2012 8:06:43 PM

Is this build for gaming? If so, you need a video card. If its for gaming you could also lower the processor to a 3570K.

You might want an SSD if you can spare the cash. If not, its whatever.
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October 8, 2012 8:07:00 PM

What is it being used for? Assuming it isn't gaming with the lack of video card.
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October 8, 2012 8:10:46 PM

It will be used for gaming, the video card I am using isn't on Pc Part Picker, it will also be used for video editing, blender and other stuff
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October 8, 2012 8:15:39 PM

The build looks good depending on what your uses are, your budget is & it may help to know which graphics card you are planning on using (even if it is not listen on pcpartpicker)
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October 8, 2012 8:19:25 PM

bloodymoth said:
The build looks good depending on what your uses are, your budget is & it may help to know which graphics card you are planning on using (even if it is not listen on pcpartpicker)

I'm getting a Gigabyte Radeon HD7870 OC HDMI Dual-DisplayPort 2GB
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October 8, 2012 8:20:17 PM

Also, I think I may get the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H mobo
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October 8, 2012 9:35:24 PM

Is that power supply a good wattage?
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October 9, 2012 1:02:43 AM

Bump
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October 9, 2012 5:21:49 AM

Don't bump posts. Its against forum rules.
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October 9, 2012 10:39:33 AM

That power supply is fine. It's slightly more than you need, but there are no better options, at 550w, on your local partpicker, that I would recommend, so stick with that. You don't state exactly what you are using for photo work. Note that, if Adobe, particularly CS, it is optimised for nVidia graphics, and uses CUDA, for graphic acceleration. That doesn't mean Radeon cards won't work, but nVidia can perform better, in some processes.
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October 9, 2012 6:22:12 PM

malbluff said:
That power supply is fine. It's slightly more than you need, but there are no better options, at 550w, on your local partpicker, that I would recommend, so stick with that. You don't state exactly what you are using for photo work. Note that, if Adobe, particularly CS, it is optimised for nVidia graphics, and uses CUDA, for graphic acceleration. That doesn't mean Radeon cards won't work, but nVidia can perform better, in some processes.

Are there no more issues with this build? is the ram good? I changed it a bit: http://pcpartpicker.com/nz/p/jLOO

Thankyou for help with power supply
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October 9, 2012 10:09:07 PM

RAM is OK, but I would suggest using (2x8GB). More efficient, and easier to upgrade, should you wish to, in the future. If you are not overclocking CPU, therefore not needing aftermarket cooler, the exact choice of RAM is not critical. 1600 MHz, ideally C9, and no more than 1.5v, DDR3. Corsair is as good as any.
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October 9, 2012 10:12:24 PM

malbluff said:
RAM is OK, but I would suggest using (2x8GB). More efficient, and easier to upgrade, should you wish to, in the future. If you are not overclocking CPU, therefore not needing aftermarket cooler, the exact choice of RAM is not critical. 1600 MHz, ideally C9, and no more than 1.5v, DDR3. Corsair is as good as any.

So you reckon this build is good to go? I'm not going to be overclocking
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October 9, 2012 10:22:47 PM

if you're not overclocking, why not get the i5 3570k and an aftermarket cooler. Then you could overclock and get better results than a non overclocked 3770k for less money.
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October 9, 2012 11:10:38 PM

Dropping to i5, depends on the sort of video work OP is doing. If doing a fair bit, using something like Photoshop/CS6, then it's worth getting i7. i7 is no advantage for gaming, or basic PC work. There's nothing wrong with having an unlocked processor, and not overclocking. Then it's always "in reserve", for the future; all that's necessary is the addition of an aftermarket cooler.
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October 10, 2012 12:45:31 AM

so build good? i get the i7
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October 10, 2012 10:07:50 AM

Yes, fine, but have you changed PSU. The reason I didn't actually suggest changing PSU was, if my memory is correct, you originally had a 650w Modular, and there were no modular offerings in the 550-600w range.
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