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October 30, 2012 2:03:48 AM

I have been researching gaming computers lately and after looking at various premade ones that lack my needs I have decided to build my own computer. I have never built a computer before but I have some basic knowledge of computers and what I need in it. I would like to know if the following pieces are compatible with each other and if any one recommends a different piece and then what I have and why? I am trying to stay under $2,000.

I am buying from new egg and the specs are...

Motherboard: ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard ($379)

Video Card: EVGA 04G-P4-3687-KR GeForce GTX 680 FTW+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card ($549.99

Power Supply: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSC00-80GAD3-US 1200W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply ($239.99)

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K ($319.99)

SSD: SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256N/AM 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Notebook Upgrade ($219)

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 ($79.99)

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ($89.99)

Optical Drive: LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM ($19.99)

A couple extra things to note about the build. I know I don’t have a case yet; this is because if I decide to change the motherboard I want to make sure its compatible. I am also aware the Asus Maximum is for Dual or Tri SLI and I am getting that one because I want to leave room for getting another graphics card when I have enough money. I know the 680 is a lot of money for my first build but I am getting this one because I have read that it can handle almost any game right now. I am getting a HDD and an SSD because I am going to store my operating system on my SSD and games I would play on it to have them boot faster. The 16 GB of ram is a lot I realize but I will be doing some video editing and 3 modeling with AUTODESK Inventor. I'm not sure how good my power supply is but I chose that based on reviews and I know I am missing some stuff. I do not intend on over clocking in any way shape or form. I also would like to be able to record without lagging if this is possible. The games I will be playing on it are probably important and my wants for how to run them. I am planning on playing many steam games on maximum settings, Battle field 3 on maxed settings, world of warcraft on max settings, and Diablo 3 on maxed settings. I would like to have them run very smooth at around 100 fps if possible. My notes are based on my current knowledge so feel free to correct me. The parts I am missing are fans etc. so for those like I stated earlier please feel free to recommend a type and I would like to stay away from having to liquid cool if possible. Thanks in advance.

Joe

P.S. I double spaced the paragraphs for reading convenience.

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October 30, 2012 2:26:38 AM

I would get this motherboard, because you don't seem to want to do more than 2-way sli.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
then get this gpu instead. 7970 ghz is stronger than the 680 and cheaper.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Also, you don't need 4 gb ram for the 680.
I would only get an i5 3570k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Then get 8gb ram instead of 16.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Also you only need a 750w psu at most
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Also, I didn't notice the ram comment while making this, you still might want to consider only getting 8 depending on how much you do it.



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October 30, 2012 3:54:46 AM

joe135 said:
I have been researching gaming computers lately and after looking at various premade ones that lack my needs I have decided to build my own computer. I have never built a computer before but I have some basic knowledge of computers and what I need in it. I would like to know if the following pieces are compatible with each other and if any one recommends a different piece and then what I have and why? I am trying to stay under $2,000.

I am buying from new egg and the specs are...

Motherboard: ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard ($379)

Video Card: EVGA 04G-P4-3687-KR GeForce GTX 680 FTW+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card ($549.99

Power Supply: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSC00-80GAD3-US 1200W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply ($239.99)

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K ($319.99)

SSD: SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256N/AM 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Notebook Upgrade ($219)

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 ($79.99)

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ($89.99)

Optical Drive: LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM ($19.99)

A couple extra things to note about the build. I know I don’t have a case yet; this is because if I decide to change the motherboard I want to make sure its compatible. I am also aware the Asus Maximum is for Dual or Tri SLI and I am getting that one because I want to leave room for getting another graphics card when I have enough money. I know the 680 is a lot of money for my first build but I am getting this one because I have read that it can handle almost any game right now. I am getting a HDD and an SSD because I am going to store my operating system on my SSD and games I would play on it to have them boot faster. The 16 GB of ram is a lot I realize but I will be doing some video editing and 3 modeling with AUTODESK Inventor. I'm not sure how good my power supply is but I chose that based on reviews and I know I am missing some stuff. I do not intend on over clocking in any way shape or form. I also would like to be able to record without lagging if this is possible. The games I will be playing on it are probably important and my wants for how to run them. I am planning on playing many steam games on maximum settings, Battle field 3 on maxed settings, world of warcraft on max settings, and Diablo 3 on maxed settings. I would like to have them run very smooth at around 100 fps if possible. My notes are based on my current knowledge so feel free to correct me. The parts I am missing are fans etc. so for those like I stated earlier please feel free to recommend a type and I would like to stay away from having to liquid cool if possible. Thanks in advance.

Joe

P.S. I double spaced the paragraphs for reading convenience.
That's a really nice build i would suggest getting a 670 it's only 7% slower then 680 and cost $100 less other then that i really like it :) 
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October 30, 2012 4:37:25 AM

Motherboard is quite overkill, perhaps drop down to another Z77 board(P8Z77/Z77 Extreme4) and get a second video card?

+1 on the 670, a decent overclock on the 670 makes it surpass the 680. I honestly would recommend two 670's to run BF3 at max settings at 100fps, not something a single 680 can do.
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October 30, 2012 4:38:53 AM

JJ1217 said:
Motherboard is quite overkill, perhaps drop down to a Z77 board and get a second video card?

+1 on the 670, a decent overclock on the 670 makes it surpass the 680. I honestly would recommend two 670's to run BF3 at max settings at 100fps, not something a single 680 can do.
That's a good idea :) 
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October 30, 2012 9:13:28 PM

lt_dan_zsu said:
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I would only get an i5 3570k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Then get 8gb ram instead of 16.

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Also, I didn't notice the ram comment while making this, you still might want to consider only getting 8 depending on how much you do it.


If he is serious about video editing the hyperthreading on the i7 will make a BIG difference, and to fully maximize the processor for video editing, you want at least 16 GB, if not more ram.

additonaly hard drives are useful too.
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October 30, 2012 9:34:42 PM

I said depending on how much he edits. If all he is doing is editing here and there, then you can do that with an i3. and no I am not saying he should get an i3. Also @ JJ1217, I would get 7970 ghz or normal. You can get the normal 7970 now for less than a 670, and it is actually more powerful, almost as strong as a 680.
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October 31, 2012 4:24:41 AM

I'm an AMD fanboy, I guess, but when someone goes to a Nvidia card, I like to keep to what they've chosen, and suggest a better one off that. If they go Nvidia, I'd rather not "force" them to go AMD, if they've chosen nvidia they've probably chosen it out of their own accord, and own beliefs what is better.
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November 11, 2012 7:10:47 AM

Best answer selected by Joe135.
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