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First Post-First Build :D!

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November 4, 2012 5:06:38 PM

Hello Guys!!!
this is my 1st post and 1st custom build, i am moving from Mac, and i have sufficient knowledge of technology, i will be mostly using my PC for Gaming, Office, browsing the internet, downloading and converting HD videos; i multi-task all the time, i run a lot of applications at once. please comment on my build! thanks a lot (sorry for bad english its not my 1st laung)


Graphics Card:




CPU Cooler:


please comment and recommend a PSU, Thanks a lot :D !!

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November 4, 2012 5:12:27 PM

That would more than cope with anything you could possibly through at it. (Not sure if that RAM would physically fit underneath that cooler though).

You could build something that would perform so closely that you would barely notice the difference for a lot less cash though.
November 4, 2012 5:15:27 PM

Thanks for the reply, what do you mean i could build something for cheaper??
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November 4, 2012 5:22:10 PM

samer005 said:
Thanks for the reply, what do you mean i could build something for cheaper??

I think what he's saying is that you could get a 670 instead of a 680 for $100 less and a 3570K instead of a 3770K for another $100 less. Unless you're doing some super hardcore video editing you won't fully utilize the 3770K.

That build looks good but I'd change out the storage solution - the Force 3 is not a good drive. Go with an OCZ Vertex4 or Samsung 830 / 840 instead. And switch out that cooler - get a Noctua NH-U9B instead, that will be a far better cooler for the same money. Add a 1 - 2TB mechanical drive if you can - 128GB won't get you very far these days.
November 4, 2012 5:29:59 PM

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EDIT: Sorry for the lazy copy/pasting but that would cost like $500-600 less and you probably wouldn't notice the difference. Only the video conversion would utilise the i7/16GB and it wouldn't make THAT much of a difference.
November 4, 2012 5:32:18 PM

Please post component names and save us the clickfest if ya want a lot of responses

Save $15 w/ a MoBo / CPU combo....and I'd keep the i7 for the video work.

Skip the RAM with the useless finned heatsinks that will interfere w/ ya CPU cooler.
CAS 9 16GB - $54 after %10 MIR and $6 coupon code .... $6 off w/ promo code EMCJNGN42, ends 11/5

120 GB Force Series GT SSD are Tier 5 SSD's

For just $40 more you could double the size and get Tier 1 ($10 off w/ promo code HARDOCP1X31G, ends 11/6)

But even 240 GB is a bit small for a box doing video work and gaming. Add a Hard Drive (WD Black is a good buy)

Cooler Master V6 GT is a great cooler but it sounds like you live next to an airport. As described below, I'd get the Coolermaster 612 PWM in this price range. It outperforms the 212 by 5-7C.
Nothing beats the Cooler Master's own V6 GT, but its dual fans cranked up to full speed for this test do extract a significant audio penalty, one that's arguably not worth the mere 1.1 degree advantage it has over its sibling.

Compare the following:

Corsair C70 - $123 for 9.0 rating

Corsair 500R - $80 after $30 rebate and 9.25 rating

Also in white but $50 more

PSU - With a SLI capable MoBo, and anticipated overclocking, I'd suggest the Corsair HX850

If ya need to cut cash, consider the 670 .... Here's the Techpowerup summary in their game test suite (Alan Wake, AvP, Batman Arkham City, BF3, BattleForge, COD4, Civilization 5, Crysis. Crysis 2, Dirt 3, Dragon Age II, Hard Reset, Metro 2033, Stalker CoP, Starcraft 2, Shogun 2, Skyrim, WoW, Diablo II, Max Payne 3, Sniper Elite V2)

7970 GHz - 1763.2 fps
670 DCII TOP - 1770.8 fps