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October 27, 2012 4:56:24 AM

Rate my build please. I'm looking for some hardcore gaming and video editing, but under 2,500
please, if you have any thoughts, please share them with me!



Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 (4gb) - ($550)

harddrive: Seagate ST2000DM001 Barracuda 7200RPM 2 TB SATA 6 GB/s NCQ 64 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive - $100

Solid state drive:o CZ Technology 256GB Agility 4 Series SATA 6Gb/s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive( SSD) With Up to 420 MB/s Read And 85K Max.IOPS- AGT4-25SAT3-256G - $170 new

cpu/proccesser: Intel Core i7-3770K $330

Mother board:- ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard-$200

ram:Corsair Vengeance 16 GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600MHz PC3 240 Pin DIMM Memory
CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 - $95

Case: NZXT Crafted Series ATX Full Tower Steel Chassis - Phantom White with green Trim Computer Case CS-NT-PHAN-WNR green/black
by Nzxt - $120

power supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 750 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze (TX750)
- $90

disk drive: Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black) - $25

1x200mm nzxt fan
1x140mm nzxt fan -$40 (for both) (these are extra fans for the case)

Card Reader: NZXT AperturGre M Internal 5.25-Inch Mesh Card Reader with 2x USB 3.0 (8c-aper000-w0b) - $35

(green) LED lights (for internal decoration, and ability to see inside for maintenance) - $20


monitor: dell ultrasharp 24 inch 16:10 - 8ms response time $275
mouse: R.A.T 7 (black) ($100)
keyboard: Sidewinder x4 - $50
$180
$460

overalltotallll------ a little over $2100

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October 27, 2012 4:59:41 AM

Get rid of the Sabertooth, it heats up very easily because of the "armor" Get the Gigabyte Z77X D3H instead.

Get the OCZ Vertex 4 SSD, its faster and more reliable.

For the GPU, get a 7970GHz Edition, faster and a bit cheaper.

You want a modular PSU at this budget, get the Corsair HX750.

That 8ms response time doesnt look good to me. Thats just me.

8/10. Nice job!
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October 27, 2012 5:04:54 AM

^ Same advice as above except for the monitor.

Get low profile RAM like G.Skill Ares, dont want it to conflict with the CPU heatsink.

The 8ms response time is somewhat unavoidable since the screen is an IPS panel. Whether you think the IPS' colour reproduction is worth it for the editing or a TN for its speed in gaming is up to you.
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October 27, 2012 5:12:27 AM

Nw333 said:
Get rid of the Sabertooth, it heats up very easily because of the "armor" Get the Gigabyte Z77X D3H instead.

Get the OCZ Vertex 4 SSD, its faster and more reliable.

For the GPU, get a 7970GHz Edition, faster and a bit cheaper.

You want a modular PSU at this budget, get the Corsair HX750.

That 8ms response time doesnt look good to me. Thats just me.

8/10. Nice job!


what do you mean by 7970GHz Edition?
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October 27, 2012 5:35:07 AM

There are two kinds of HD7970's, vanilla 7970's and 7970 Ghz editions. The Ghz cards have a different BIOS that increases the performance gained from the 12.7 drivers, come higher clocked than the vanilla cards and have some extra features. They are usually $30 more than standard 7970's.
So far it seems you cant flash the Ghz BIOS onto a vanilla card.
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