Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Can someone look over my build?

Last response: in Systems
Share
November 17, 2012 7:56:09 PM

Can someone look over my build? See if its good to buy or should i change some things?

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $219.99
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing $23.99
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 $224.98
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $39.99
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $93.99
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" SSD $103.99
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB $379.99
Case : NZXT Phantom 410 (Black/Orange) ATX Mid Tower $109.98
Power Supply Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V $64.99
Optical Drive Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $37.77

This totals up to just under $1300



Approximate Purchase Date: 11/25/12

Budget Range: <1300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Editing, Photoshop, 3D design, websurfing, movies

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com

Location: Springdale, AR

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I want a case with some bling, maybe a window. Games i will be playing are: BF3, ARMA II, all CODs, DCS: A-10. Programs: Photoshop, Cinema 4D, After Effects CS5, Sony Vegas Pro

More about : build

November 17, 2012 8:37:29 PM

Since you'll use Photoshop, Cinema 4D, After Effects CS5, Sony Vegas Pro i recommend the i7-3770k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if you change your mobo for this one : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the HDD for this one : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the ssd for this one : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the dvd drive for this one : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I think it will fit your budget.




m
0
l
November 17, 2012 8:41:59 PM

That looks like a great well rounded build. You might want to consider changing the motherboard from the Sabertooth to something cheaper like a V-Pro and then spend the extra to exchange the 670 for a 7970 GHz Edition.
m
0
l
Related resources
November 17, 2012 8:52:41 PM

Save 30 bucks with a 2500k what it uses in voltage you make up for in overclocking.

That really does away the very small gain from buying the 3570K
m
0
l
November 17, 2012 8:53:42 PM

I also say go for the 3770K since you are running pro apps. I would also go with an Nvidia gpu too as it will speed up those apps too. Don't buy an OCZ SSD, get one from Samsung or Crucial. If you are interested in a motherboard that's cheaper, but just as good, go with an ASRock Extreme 4.
m
0
l
November 17, 2012 8:55:03 PM

Would disagree with using an i7 3770K for your build. Mainly because the difference isn't largely noticeable, and I'll have to say in the creation part of things, you'd want more ram if anything. I'd save that $100 for something else like a better GPU or idk an SSD.

As stated, your MB is WAY overpriced and underperforms. Here's the evidence of Asus's overpricing: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-g...

As for the build.

Check out my $1100 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module14709282...
Would use 16GB of ram, but that's up to you for how much creation you do:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 7970 Ghz edition, clock for clock is better than the GTX 680 and that's obviously meaning it's going to be better than the GTX 670 for around the same price. Proof: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/toxic-hd-7970-eyefi...

You get a better SSD, a better PSU, a better GPU and all for a lower price. Pretty solid if you ask me.

Of all your apps, After Effects is probably the one that's most likely to gain anything from CUDA. Sure Photoshop has CUDA acceleration but I'm a pretty avid user of PS5.5 and i'll be honest, there's not a lot of things that need a whole lot of speeding up that the CPU can't do. The i5 2500K I have handles all the in program filters/sharpening/etc pretty fast enough.

Also, IMO there's not a lot of things that After Effects need sped up either, I could be wrong. I use AE5 but I don't use it enough to say that I'm avid or for that matter a amateur. I'm pretty much average.
m
0
l
November 17, 2012 8:56:55 PM

Nope the 670 will be better for him since he plays bf3 : http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph6025/47478.png

Anyway here it is the build made only on newegg :

CPU : intel i7-3770k $319.99
MOBO : ASRock Z77 Extreme4 $124.99
COOLER : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO $34.99
SSD : SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA III $154.99
VIDEO CARD : EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB $379.99
RAM : CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 Low Profile $39.99
HDD : Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s $49.99
CASE : NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis $69.99
DVD DRIVE : LITE-ON DVD Burner $17.99
PSU : XFX Core Edition PRO650W $79.99

Total : $1,272.90

m
0
l
November 18, 2012 1:19:59 AM

^ Yeah ok:
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/05/14/geforce_680_6...
7970 beats out the 670 pretty close to 10 FPS and in every other game. Coming close if not beating the GTX 680.

Also OP isn't playing just BF3, he's playing COD games, ARMA, and others. Even if the 670 really did beat the 7970 in BF3, the 7970 beats it in every other game. BTW, with the 7970 updated drivers, the 7970 beats the GTX 670 if not ties...
http://hardocp.com/article/2012/10/30/xfx_double_d_hd_7...
At the absolute highest settings, the 7970 outputs still a higher amount of average frames than the 670 coming close to the GTX 680. This is with the Catalyst 12.9 beta drivers, not the 12.7b that most reviews used.

Again: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2058/5/
Pretty close to the GTX 680, and clock for clock it'd be better
m
0
l
November 18, 2012 2:25:41 PM

djangoringo said:
Nope the 670 will be better for him since he plays bf3 : http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph6025/47478.png

Anyway here it is the build made only on newegg :

CPU : intel i7-3770k $319.99
MOBO : ASRock Z77 Extreme4 $124.99
COOLER : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO $34.99
SSD : SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA III $154.99
VIDEO CARD : EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB $379.99
RAM : CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 Low Profile $39.99
HDD : Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s $49.99
CASE : NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis $69.99
DVD DRIVE : LITE-ON DVD Burner $17.99
PSU : XFX Core Edition PRO650W $79.99

Total : $1,272.90


Hyper 212 is a lil low end for the rest of the machine and OP might as well get 16gb of ram for another 10 bucks
m
0
l
!