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First Build of high end computer -need opinions pls..

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November 23, 2012 7:56:13 AM

First of all I would like to say hi, I am very new to computer builds and I must say that I am a novice here. For years then I have had an old AMD dual core and now its time for an upgrade and this time I want to give my self a treat.

I will use this for gaming and for general use and I would like to ask you guys how this build would be - my though is the following:

PC CASE :

COOLER MASTER HAF-X NEGRA S/F: 173.47

MotherBoard:

Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79 2011 - DDR3/Sata 3/USB 3.0: 384.95

Processor:

i7-3820 3.6Ghz - Socket 2011: 258.95

PowerSupply:

FSP Aurum 750W Modular - 80+ Gold: 130.95

RAM:

DDR3 G.Skill TridentX 8Gb(2x4096Mb) - PC21300( 2666Mhz): 166.96

Or

Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB(2x4096Mb)-PC12800(1600Mhz): 80.95 x 2 = 161.90

Or

Corsair 16GB Dominator Platinum 1866MHz = 212.90


SSD:

SSD Samsung 830 256Gb 2.5" - Sata 3 - 520Mb/s: 149.94

HardDrive:

W.Digital 2TB Caviar Black 3.5" SATA WD2002FAEX: 160.95

REF. Liquid:

Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100 - High performance: 99.95

Graphics Card:

Asus GeForce GTX680-DC2T-2GD5 2Gb: 549.95

TOTAL: 2076.07 Euros MORE or LESS depending on the ram.


Is this good? I will most probabbly only OC with the standard OC on the mother board to start off with. I know that I could have gone with higher processor BUT this is more or less my budget for this build.

I also have a question what ram to buy?? of the 3 options that I have what woiuld be best?


I KNOW that I am a noob at this but I want to give my self a treat this Christmas and so this will be my gift. I am a family man so I cant really spend that much more on this. Pls leave your opinions.

Thanks in advance!

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November 23, 2012 8:09:33 AM

No, this is not good. Too expensive everything with no real impact on performance.
November 23, 2012 8:19:33 AM

You should be looking for these following components.

i5-3570k
z77 Motherboard by Asrock, Asus or even MSI.
8gb of DDR3 1600 ram. 1.5v and below only ( brands that are popular are G.Skill and Patriot)
Samsung 830 SSD
WD Caviar Blue or Black but Blue is decent enough and black is too expensive(Western Digital)
GTX 670 or AMD 7950 ( Don't get the 680, it sucks for the price)
Any Corsair, Antec, Seasonic 500w PSU

If you can give me the site you are using I cna help you better.

That would shave about more than 500 euros

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November 23, 2012 9:29:50 AM

Agree with Beans, pretty overkill for gaming. Can get a much cheaper rig that will perform the same for games.

Though keep the case, that's the one component where its acceptable to go overkill. When I got my HAF-X it made no sense, it was a $200 case in an admittedly mid-range build. Could have easily downgraded it and gotten myself a 7950 and seen an immediate performance boost from that.
But 4 months later, suddenly get interested in watercooling. Not many budget cases support a triple radiator I can tell you that. Its worth getting an overkill case as it will last longer than the components inside it and you never know what you might do in the future.
November 23, 2012 9:35:54 AM

I don't think he'd want to get water cooling. :) 

He should get a Mid tower case like the NZXT Source 220.

NO TO FULL TOWER CASE!
November 23, 2012 11:23:20 AM

Hi,

How come my build is not good? Are the parts too expensive or not just good for gaming? I want a rig that is great and that will last and that I can upgrade when its needed.

I am using coolmod.com as I am located in Spain.

Thank you for taking your time and helping a nub out!
November 23, 2012 11:48:29 AM

At a certain price point, there is no real point upgrading further. Any higher price points will offer minimum performance gains at a massive premium.

Typically you want your build to look something like this:

i5 3570k (LGA 1155)

(The performance gains with hyperthreading are so low as to be minimal when compared to the $100 increase in price point of the i7 3770k.)

AMD Radeon 7970 or GTX 670
(The increase in price to the GTX 680 is massive compared to the tiny increase in performance.)

750 Watt PSU should perfect for your build.

For RAM, I'd suggest getting the cheapest 16 GB kit at 1600 MHZ and a low CAS latency. Preferably less than 9
Increased RAM speeds have minimal impact on performance because as RAM speeds go up, the latencies get higher.

The i7 3820x is a Sandy Bridge Processor on an LGA 2011 MBO.
If you want LGA 2011, I'd suggest getting the i7 3930. It's a 3.3 GHZ 6 Core Processor.

SSD, Hard Drive and Case are all good.
November 23, 2012 12:15:14 PM

I wwould like to get the I7 3930k but my budget wont allow it for now. AS I see here most of you more experienced at building seem to all go for the I5 3570K lga 1155.

So the I7 3820 is not needed?

I am asking as I am not all that gifted here - I just wanted the lga 2011 as they are pretty new and I thought that getting a new porcessor then it would last a bit longer.

And as of the graphic card then I see most recomend the Gtx 670 over the Gtx 680 - running on a 24 inch monitor at 1080 is that more than enough? From what I have seen in reviews then most say that if your not using various monitors then its overkill.
November 25, 2012 7:30:28 AM

BUMP-

November 25, 2012 7:55:19 AM

cutebeans said:
You should be looking for these following components.

i5-3570k
z77 Motherboard by Asrock, Asus or even MSI.
8gb of DDR3 1600 ram. 1.5v and below only ( brands that are popular are G.Skill and Patriot)
Samsung 830 SSD
WD Caviar Blue or Black but Blue is decent enough and black is too expensive(Western Digital)
GTX 670 or AMD 7950 ( Don't get the 680, it sucks for the price)
Any Corsair, Antec, Seasonic 500w PSU

If you can give me the site you are using I cna help you better.

That would shave about more than 500 euros


I get my stuff from coolmod.com