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November 7, 2012 11:34:59 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BL 60.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($95.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($208.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card ($529.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK-ULTRA ATX Full Tower Case ($165.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($165.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($398.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse ($64.98 @ Newegg)
Other: KOSS SB45 Headset ($31.99)
Other: XTRAC PADS Ripper Mouse Pad ($13.99)
Total: $2553.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

As for the i7 and 16GB RAM, I will be getting into some video editing later. And I am adding another 140mm fan for a tri-pull on the CPU cooler.

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November 7, 2012 11:41:12 PM

I would drop the EVGA 680. It's a very overpriced card that's only a 5% increase in performance from the 670. I suggest getting the 7970 GHz Edition instead. It outperforms both at a much cheaper price than the 680.

Everything else looks great, well though out. If you want some cheaper alternatives to help meet your $2500 budget, I can give some.
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November 8, 2012 12:01:34 AM

excella1221 said:
I would drop the EVGA 680. It's a very overpriced card that's only a 5% increase in performance from the 670. I suggest getting the 7970 GHz Edition instead. It outperforms both at a much cheaper price than the 680.

Everything else looks great, well though out. If you want some cheaper alternatives to help meet your $2500 budget, I can give some.


Let me adjust that then, XFX 7970 w/ an 3570k because an i7 won't be needed for a while. I am a multitasker so the 16GB RAM stays. with the savings its about $2400 (got better and more storage).

Here is the revised build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BL 60.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($95.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($208.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($182.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($432.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK-ULTRA ATX Full Tower Case ($165.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($165.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($398.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse ($64.98 @ Newegg)
Other: KOSS SB45 Headset ($31.99)
Other: XTRAC PADS Ripper Mouse Pad ($13.99)
Total: $2449.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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November 8, 2012 12:16:31 AM

would change case into something like Cooler master storm styker or NZXT 810 switch. just a personal preference
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November 8, 2012 12:18:52 AM

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November 8, 2012 12:19:42 AM

boulbox said:
would change case into something like Cooler master storm styker or NZXT 810 switch. just a personal preference


I like the look of both, yet I need good stock cooling. The both warrant an additional $50 in fans and anyway this blackhawk ultra will fit ANYTHING. Future-proof as you can be :lol: 
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November 8, 2012 1:09:30 AM

excella1221 said:
I would drop the EVGA 680. It's a very overpriced card that's only a 5% increase in performance from the 670. I suggest getting the 7970 GHz Edition instead. It outperforms both at a much cheaper price than the 680.

Everything else looks great, well though out. If you want some cheaper alternatives to help meet your $2500 budget, I can give some.


I am also getting some NVIDIA 3D Glasses for that monitor ;) 
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November 8, 2012 1:26:40 AM

Poltregeist said:
I am also getting some NVIDIA 3D Glasses for that monitor ;) 


then you will want to get a 670 instead of a 7970 GHz.

Nvidia 3D is a lot better(personal experience) but it was fun while i used it. i stopped using it about a week after constantly gaming on 3D since i play multiple games and since 3D is not the same for every game i just thought the hassle wasn't worth turning it on and off.
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November 8, 2012 1:30:20 AM

I don't know why but the 830 has a much higher write speed of 400mb/s than the 840 with 250mb/s.
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November 8, 2012 1:38:23 AM

boulbox said:
then you will want to get a 670 instead of a 7970 GHz.

Nvidia 3D is a lot better(personal experience) but it was fun while i used it. i stopped using it about a week after constantly gaming on 3D since i play multiple games and since 3D is not the same for every game i just thought the hassle wasn't worth turning it on and off.


What type of hassle is involved in turning on/off 3D? With that BenQ monitor it has profiles, so could I access the 3D from there and just switch with the push of a button? And as for the 670 I already thought of that. Got an EvGA 670 FTW+ 4GB now :D 
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November 8, 2012 1:41:09 AM

excella1221 said:
I don't know why but the 830 has a much higher write speed of 400mb/s than the 840 with 250mb/s.


Actually I am now getting the 840 Pro which matches the read, and beats the write speed ;) 
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March 11, 2013 10:37:08 AM

excella1221 said:
I don't know why but the 830 has a much higher write speed of 400mb/s than the 840 with 250mb/s.


840 non pro uses TLC nand. in other words, the lowest grade stuff you can put into a SSD
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March 11, 2013 10:37:11 AM

excella1221 said:
I don't know why but the 830 has a much higher write speed of 400mb/s than the 840 with 250mb/s.


840 non pro uses TLC nand. in other words, the lowest grade stuff you can put into a SSD
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