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November 13, 2012 12:55:44 AM

Hey i am building my first computer build so far i have came up with
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nwhD kind of a nooby so if any thing i could change that im just waisting money on
but so far this looks nice i thinks :p 

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November 13, 2012 1:17:07 AM

Well, if its just gaming, you are wasting a lot of money.
What you are using the machine for will help.
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November 13, 2012 1:23:57 AM

I am using this for gaming Arma 2 oa(dayz) and bf3 and games like that, for arma 2 oa it is a cpu eating game
I also am going to use fraps and edit videos and post them to youtube, not extreme editing though
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November 13, 2012 1:36:32 AM

Then you can definitely downgrade without seeing any performance difference.

Drop the CPU to a 3570k, mobo along the lines of an AsRock Z77 Extreme4. Halve the RAM (and increase the frequency to 1600Mhz). Downgrade to a standard 2GB GTX670.
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November 13, 2012 1:38:45 AM

Ok. Here's the thing you need to know:

Higher prices does NOT mean better performance. Not even close.


Even if you ARE gaming, no game will take advantage of the hyperthreading on the i7, so you can save yourself $100 with an i5-3570k.

Get a WAY cheaper motherboard - about $150 will suit you just fine, 'long as it's a z77 chipset.

When 8GB is overkill that can run BF3, Photoshop, and 20 tabs, all at once, 16GB is just pointless, especially when you're getting slower ram. Get 8GB of 1600MHz ram with CAS latency of 7.

The drive you picked out is an enterprise drive, meaning it's for servers, meaning it gives LESS performance but more data security.

Please don't buy a GTX 680. (Especially not one with a reference cooler like that.) It's only 5% better than the 670, for $100 more. If you have that sort of a budget, get a 7970GHz - it'll outperform both of them, even before overclocking.

I'm impressed you didn't go too overboard with your PSU - 750w is right about where it should be, and that's a good brand.

My last nitpick is your keyboard. There is NO benefit of that over a cheap-o keyboard without the lights and $30 "gaming keyboard" price increase. Either get a decent membrane keyboard (I like the Comfort Curve 2000), or shell out the money and get a mechanical keyboard. (I recommend Leopold.) You'll notice a HUGE difference with the mechanical boards, but they're expensive. Stay away from keyboards that advertise themselves as "gaming."
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November 13, 2012 1:41:30 AM

DarkSable said:
Even if you ARE gaming, no game will take advantage of the hyperthreading on the i7, so you can save yourself $100 with an i5-3570k.


That be a 3930k, not a 3770k. Even worse.

In a nutshell, more performance =/= more performance.
Gaming only requires about an i5 and 8GB of RAM at most, getting more and stronger components than that wont lead to anymore performance.
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November 13, 2012 1:52:14 AM

DarkSable said:
Ok. Here's the thing you need to know:

Higher prices does NOT mean better performance. ."


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nwOT this better guys?? thanks for the help btw
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November 13, 2012 1:52:25 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.49 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill THOR V2 ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.00 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VW246H 24.0" Monitor ($183.95 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1357.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-12 22:52 EST-0500)
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November 13, 2012 1:52:25 AM

Yep, much more along the lines of a gaming rig. Throw in an SSD (recommend the Samsung 830) and your all good.
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November 13, 2012 2:00:44 AM

Sweet thanks for the help yall!:D 
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November 13, 2012 2:03:49 AM

You're CPU, MB, and GPU are just overkill. I highly recommend the i5-3570k. Don't pick anything above the i7-3770k. Anything past that is waste. For the GPU, the 7950 or 670 will work very well. For the 680, you don't gain $100 worth of performance. Not to mention, you shouldn't be spending that much money on graphics muscle if you're only getting a 1080p monitor. For your MB, I wouldn't pick anything too far over $200. Just make sure you're picking from a respected MF (ASUS, ASRock, MSI, or Gigabyte) and make sure it has all of the internal and external connections you want.

I don't really recommend buying 4x4gb memory kits right out of the gate. 2x8gb can be had for the same price and it leaves room for expansion.

One part of you build that I think is lacking is your storage. I would go for a cheaper HDD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and pick up a SSD in the 128-256gb range.

There really isn't any reason your build should be more than $1800 at the most. If you're just sitting on piles of cash then more power to you but as it stands now, it's a little ridiculous. Having said that, the only component I wouldn't go cheap on is the PSU. Everything in you system depends on it.
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