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October 11, 2012 2:25:49 PM

Hello everybody, I'm going to buy a new computer in about one week or so and I've put up a configuration which is pretty nice in my opinion but i don't have that big experience, I think it would be a good idea to ask here what do you guys think about it.

Also i would like to mention that this is my first build ... and i had no experience in some parts of the build ( just asking and watching reviews here and there) .

Cost : Around 1380$ (From Amazon & NewEgg).
The components:

MOBO : Asus P8Z77-V DELUXE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $262.08
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007G51VEQ/?tag=pcpapi-20

CPU : Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $319.99
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SZ0EOW/?tag=pcpapi-20

CPU Cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $27.98
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005O65JXI/?tag=pcpapi-20

VGA : EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card $379.99
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007Z3HZIA/?tag=pcpapi-20

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.99 (Storage )
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0036Q7MV0/?tag=pcpapi-20

SSD: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $89.99 ( For the OS )
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0077CR60Q/?tag=pcpapi-20

RAM : Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $76.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $17.99
http://pcpartpicker.com/mr/newegg/samsung-optical-drive...

Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99
http://pcpartpicker.com/mr/amazon/nzxt-case-catp21001


I'll use this PC for Rendering Videos with Adobe After Effects,Vegas
Designing programs like Adobe Photoshop and others
and for Playing games like BF3 and others

I'm curious to read your opinions :) 

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October 11, 2012 2:48:00 PM

Everything looks great except the cpu and the ram. I the i7 is only worth it if you're doing heavy video editing. Just get an i5-3570k or 2500k. And the ram... 8 gigs is enough, and the brand is awesome, but the speed of the ram is more then you would ever need. Just get the 1600 vengeance, it will save you money.

EDIT: I didn't see that you want to video edit with it. In that case, your build looks perfect. I wouldn't change anything. But the ram is still fast, and make sure the high profile ram will fit.
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October 11, 2012 2:50:20 PM

Well i am pretty impressed your first time and you picked everything compatible and good for what you intend to use it for great job enjoy!
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October 11, 2012 2:50:32 PM

I actually just made a build like this(also my first) i think its great for gaming, you should be able to max most games. The only thing i would change is maybe get just a cheaper 64gb ssd if youre only using it for the os and upgrade to a 2TB HDD. If youre going to be doing a lot of work on it, you'll use up the space quick
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October 11, 2012 2:50:34 PM

don't listen to CheesyHotDogPuff - your system is fine

nicely done

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FYI - you will need to enter BIOS and set the RAM speed yourself, as the board will prob default to 1333 or 1600

after some checking, I could not find that memory on Corsair's website... I suspect it's for a market other than USA...?
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October 11, 2012 2:53:54 PM

dingo07 said:
don't listen to CheesyHotDogPuff - your system is fine

nicely done

I noticed he was video editing just after I clicked "Submit". So I edited my message, to make it say It was perfect. The only problem might be the high profile ram.
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October 11, 2012 3:01:34 PM

That ram might be a issue i would get low profile i don't know for sure if it's going to be a issue or not just saying play it safe.
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October 11, 2012 4:50:52 PM

That's a really good, balanced build.But i can make it a bit better.
Ill just make you a new PC and show you the improvements i made.

I made you a build that won't be that much worse for gaming but it will be much better for editing and other things.Its also much more upgradable and future proof?
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October 11, 2012 4:51:02 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($549.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI X79A-GD45 (8D) ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($202.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.54 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($81.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS224-06 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1338.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 11, 2012 5:12:15 PM

If you are going to be using 3d modeling apps, the radeons have a significant edge in performance.
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October 11, 2012 5:15:13 PM

CheesyHotDogPuff said:
Everything looks great except the cpu and the ram. I the i7 is only worth it if you're doing heavy video editing. Just get an i5-3570k or 2500k. And the ram... 8 gigs is enough, and the brand is awesome, but the speed of the ram is more then you would ever need. Just get the 1600 vengeance, it will save you money.

EDIT: I didn't see that you want to video edit with it. In that case, your build looks perfect. I wouldn't change anything. But the ram is still fast, and make sure the high profile ram will fit.


I'm looking for high speed RAM that will give high performance, i didn't have info about RAM speed ,so i decide to choose this one because the speed was higher than others and price was great. i will see what i can do with the RAM.

Thank you for your help :) 
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October 11, 2012 5:16:15 PM

Your build is fine leave it be no reason to change it enjoy!
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October 11, 2012 5:17:51 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Well i am pretty impressed your first time and you picked everything compatible and good for what you intend to use it for great job enjoy!


No need to take care of compatibility issues with http://pcpartpicker.com you can choose the motherboard or the CPU then turn the compatibility option On and it will filter the others parts for you :) 

Thank you :) 
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October 11, 2012 5:20:50 PM

thehumanidiot said:
I actually just made a build like this(also my first) i think its great for gaming, you should be able to max most games. The only thing i would change is maybe get just a cheaper 64gb ssd if youre only using it for the os and upgrade to a 2TB HDD. If youre going to be doing a lot of work on it, you'll use up the space quick


I'm thinking of installing Adobe programs on the SSD, so i don't know if 64GB is enough or not
any way i have an external 1TB HD , for future i can add more HDD for more space :) 

Thank you :) 
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October 11, 2012 5:29:28 PM

dingo07 said:
don't listen to CheesyHotDogPuff - your system is fine

nicely done

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FYI - you will need to enter BIOS and set the RAM speed yourself, as the board will prob default to 1333 or 1600

after some checking, I could not find that memory on Corsair's website... I suspect it's for a market other than USA...?


As i mentioned above, i don't have info about RAM speeds so i choose the best speed that i found, if it is not safe i will think of changing the RAM with 16GB 1600 of another company with same or lower price.

hmmm I didn't find any review about my RAMs, i will change them for lower speed and maybe i am going for 16GB

Thank you :) 
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October 11, 2012 5:51:21 PM

These are all supported by your motherboard RAM:G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GSR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M2A1600C10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 997069
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 11, 2012 5:58:28 PM

Kamen_BG said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($549.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI X79A-GD45 (8D) ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($202.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.54 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($81.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS224-06 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1338.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)



You did a great build , the price is higher because i am going to order from amazon and egg only, i will take some time comparing with my parts, i need to change the RAM , the motherboard hmm i don't know i feel safe with Asus motherboards, i know 6-core makes big deference i will compare between them , i will ask my friends that have experience in building PC's , i will show them your build and decide what to do ...

Thank you very much :) 
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October 11, 2012 5:58:54 PM

Best answer selected by Kingo90.
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