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October 29, 2012 2:34:30 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: Not a set budget, just looking for a good deal

System Usage from Most to Least Important: No gaming, I run a large website online and do a lot of graphic work (photoshop, illustrator)

Are you buying a monitor: No, already have dual 23's

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, Mobo, Ram, Processor, PSU, CPU Cooler, Case, Ram

No need (Reusing) Harddrives, Graphics card, or DVD Drive

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg Or Amazon

Location: Mountain Home AR

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No, unless more practical for the price

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: Looking for speed and ability to multi-task. I Realize my graphics card will be a bottleneck and will upgrade at a later date.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Old motherboard died on me. Going to re-use Graphics Card, Harddrives, And Optical Drive


Parts I already have and I am re-using.

Nvidia 8800GTS 320GB pci e graphics card
Dual Layer DVD Drive SATA
64 GB Sata SSD OCZ Agility I believe - Will Be for OS
1 TB Sata Drive Will be for data


So

CPU - Like the I7, whats the difference between the 3770 and 3770k ? Just for over clocking ? If so lets go with the cheaper one
CPU Cooler - Would like a nice CPU cooler even if I am not over clocking. Don't have to go crazy on this
Motherboard - Very partial to ASUS boards. Lets stick with ASUS
Memory - I think 16GB will be what I am looking for in terms of performance.
Case - Pretty partial to this full size case here. Thoughts ? http://amzn.com/B007OX1R8K - Thermaltake Armor Revo
Power Supply - Planning for future where I will have a more beefy graphics card. Probably looking at around 700 W ? Modular would be nice but not required

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October 29, 2012 3:42:35 PM

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CPU - Like the I7, whats the difference between the 3770 and 3770k ? Just for over clocking ? If so lets go with the cheaper one


The 3770K has the unlocked multiplier for overclocking. If you don't need it the 3770 is fine.

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CPU Cooler - Would like a nice CPU cooler even if I am not over clocking. Don't have to go crazy on this


You don't really need a nice cooler if you're not going to overclock. You can run off the stock fan and be fine.

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Motherboard - Very partial to ASUS boards. Lets stick with ASUS


If you're not going to overclock I suggest this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Memory - I think 16GB will be what I am looking for in terms of performance.


Here's the RAM I use: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Case - Pretty partial to this full size case here. Thoughts ? http://amzn.com/B007OX1R8K - Thermaltake Armor Revo


I really do not like Thermaltake, they are overrated and produce a lot of junk. I'd suggest this as a similar case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Power Supply - Planning for future where I will have a more beefy graphics card. Probably looking at around 700 W ? Modular would be nice but not required


Depends on the GPU you want to get. For a single 650W will suffice, but if you want SLI or better then you definitely need 750W or more. I'd suggest this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 29, 2012 4:02:51 PM

Case : NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Black Steel Full Tower Case. ($99.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU : Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo). ($319.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard : GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155. ($134.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM : CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 . ($41.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU : SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5. ($284.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU : XFX Core Edition PRO 750W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified. ($84.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache. ($99.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD : OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SATA III. ($99.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler : CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 Liquid CPU Cooler. ($49.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner 22X. ($16.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ToTal = $1234.


- i added for you the i7 3770k , btw i5 3570k wont bottleneck anything for 2 years.
- i added a nice cpu cooler as you want (in case if you want to OC ).
- believe me the this mobo is perfect ( personally tried it ).
- you will not even get near from using 8 gigs of ram bu multi-tasking or gaming or video editing or anything.
- i added to you a nice full tower case if you dont like it stick with one you had chosen.
- i added a powerful psu as in future if you want to crossfire you will be able to.

GooD LucK m8 :) 
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October 29, 2012 5:17:40 PM

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- i added a nice cpu cooler as you want (in case if you want to OC ).


OP has already indicated they don't want to OC so the unlocked CPU nor the extra cooler is necessary - and there's better coolers than you can get with the H60, if you want to do liquid cooling, use the real thing or don't use it at all.

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- i added a powerful psu as in future if you want to crossfire you will be able to.


This isn't a gaming rig so I doubt Crossfire will be necessary.
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