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October 18, 2012 3:35:47 AM

Hello, I have been researching computer parts for months now and have determined from what I think is a good build. I would like to get the community's ideas on this build and make suggestions. i will be purchasing in November and i plan to sli in april. :D 


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card ($529.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($139.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS424-98 DVD/CD Writer ($29.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($178.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($178.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($178.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($93.20 @ Amazon)
Total: $2245.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Any Feedback Will Be Much Appreciated :)  :)  :)  :) 

EDIT: I would like to keep this around $2200

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October 18, 2012 3:40:33 AM

A couple of suggestions: Get a cheaper mobo. The Z77 Extreme4 comes with 8GB of RAM at newegg, and you don't need more than that.

Get a pair of 7950s or 7970s, as GCN is good at high-res gaming due to extra memory bandwidth. You could probably run that on a cheaper 750W PSU.
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October 18, 2012 3:42:08 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
A couple of suggestions: Get a cheaper mobo. The Z77 Extreme4 comes with 8GB of RAM at newegg, and you don't need more than that.

Get a pair of 7950s or 7970s, as GCN is good at high-res gaming due to extra memory bandwidth. You could probably run that on a cheaper 750W PSU.


I do video editing so i will need the 16gb of ram. isnt 4gb of VRAM enough since only skyrim modded and bf3 max out 2 gb of ram??
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October 18, 2012 3:46:12 AM

I would get this motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and this graphics card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If you are skeptical here are benchmarks
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
There are a bunch to check and the 7970 trades blows with the 680, and is also $130 less than that 680. Also if you would rather get a 680 I would get a 2gb one. I also don't think you need that much ram.
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October 18, 2012 3:47:04 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.05 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($387.86 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($387.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($101.93 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS424-98 DVD/CD Writer ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($178.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($178.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($178.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($93.20 @ Amazon)
Total: $2188.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

There's a difference between memory capacity and bandwidth. Bandwidth is how fast it can read it, while capacity is the amount of memory. Tahiti has a 384-bit interface compared to GK104's 256-bit one.
If you need 16GB then get another one of those Patriot sets.
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October 18, 2012 3:53:07 AM

There's no RAM in that build ^^^^
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October 18, 2012 3:54:43 AM

kaoticxfalledhd said:
I do video editing so i will need the 16gb of ram. isnt 4gb of VRAM enough since only skyrim modded and bf3 max out 2 gb of ram??

If you plan to do a lot of video editing I would spend the extra $100.00 and get an i7.
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October 18, 2012 3:54:51 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.05 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($387.86 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($387.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($101.93 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS424-98 DVD/CD Writer ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($178.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($178.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($178.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($93.20 @ Amazon)
Total: $2188.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

There's a difference between memory capacity and bandwidth. Bandwidth is how fast it can read it, while capacity is the amount of memory. Tahiti has a 384-bit interface compared to GK104's 256-bit one.
If you need 16GB then get another one of those Patriot sets.

Get this build except get this card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
because it is a true ghz edition gpu
and the get this motherboard that I had previously suggested
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 18, 2012 4:00:15 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:
Get this build except get this card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
because it is a true ghz edition gpu
and the get this motherboard that I had previously suggested
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


The only reason i don't like Amd in general is because of the lack of driver support in video cards. many people have said that the cards are unstable and i would like a reliable product.
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October 18, 2012 4:05:05 AM

Well from my experience it has been the exact opposite. With my 560ti I have had tons of driver trouble, it broke in a month, and when I got another one I had to sell it, at a loss, because sli wouldn't work. In contrast, my brother got a 6950, he had no driver trouble at all, the card worked perfectly. He got a new 6950 and it works. Also, nVidia cards are way overpriced compared to amd. I am getting an amd card as soon as I have the money.
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October 18, 2012 4:12:41 AM

Deemo13 said:
There's no RAM in that build ^^^^


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A couple of suggestions: Get a cheaper mobo. The Z77 Extreme4 comes with 8GB of RAM at newegg, and you don't need more than that.


Note where it says it comes with 8GB free RAM.

Also, the 7970s I put in have a better cooler and have a very high stock OC. Plus they're cheaper.
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October 18, 2012 4:39:59 AM

WOW! That's a great deal! Dang!
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October 18, 2012 5:51:53 AM

UPDATED BUILD

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.05 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($174.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card ($529.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($101.93 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS424-98 DVD/CD Writer ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($93.20 @ Amazon)
Total: $2140.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Is ncix a reliable website??
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October 18, 2012 5:55:19 AM

Yes NCIX is reliable.

Get 2x7970s though; they are much more powerful. And that PSU is way overkill, as is the mobo. Get the Z77 Extreme4 and a second set of the RAM that comes with it.
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