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November 28, 2012 12:21:28 AM

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CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($208.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($86.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($193.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($454.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($179.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($170.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($389.99 @ 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: 4x 140mm Fans, 2x 120mm Fans ($120.00)
Total: $2613.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-27 21:20 EST-0500)

Not going to buy for a WHILE though. I will keep updating as new parts become available. Will be used for gaming and video editing/recording. THe H100 is supposed to be a H100i, yet PCPartPicker lacks that. The extra fans will be for the case and a few for the H100i to be in a push/pull setup.

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November 28, 2012 1:25:06 AM

For editing and recording, go for the 3770K. It works better with the Z77.

Also, you don't need something 80 Plus Gold certified. Bronze will do.

Also, you could also go for the Noctua NH-D14 over the other cooler.
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November 28, 2012 1:42:56 AM

Deemo13 said:
For editing and recording, go for the 3770K. It works better with the Z77.

Also, you don't need something 80 Plus Gold certified. Bronze will do.

Also, you could also go for the Noctua NH-D14 over the other cooler.


I definitely second the D14. And the 3770K.

I'd also lose the $120 in fans - that seems incredibly steep. Do not - and I repeat - do not waste a ton of money on fans until you get your case and thoroughly read through the instructions to see how your air flow is going to work. You can only buy as many fans as your case has mounts for.
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November 28, 2012 1:47:13 AM

Since the Switch 810 has a HUGE side window, I am gonna skip the Noctua. Their color scheme is just awful. I was thinking of the 3770k, yet I was just unsure. I was too lazy to switch my mobo to a Z68 but I may just go with an Ivy bridge. The 2600k is $50 cheaper. As for the Gold PSU, I want to make sure something quality is powering my PC. If it goes it takes down everything else with it. But also will downgrade to a 650W. Was planning on Xfiring in the future, but if I have the money for another 7970 it will be best used on a brand new card. Can anyone say AMD 8000 or NVIDIA 700 series? :D 
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November 28, 2012 1:49:59 AM

g-unit1111 said:
I definitely second the D14. And the 3770K.

I'd also lose the $120 in fans - that seems incredibly steep. Do not - and I repeat - do not waste a ton of money on fans until you get your case and thoroughly read through the instructions to see how your air flow is going to work. You can only buy as many fans as your case has mounts for.


Don't worry, I can do basis math. There are 4 140s I want to put in there in addition to the stock fans, and the 2 120s are for the H100i. I will take you up on your suggestion of waiting until after I get my case though.
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November 28, 2012 1:50:44 AM

Poltregeist said:
Since the Switch 810 has a HUGE side window, I am gonna skip the Noctua. Their color scheme is just awful. I was thinking of the 3770k, yet I was just unsure. I was too lazy to switch my mobo to a Z68 but I may just go with an Ivy bridge. The 2600k is $5 cheaper. As for the Gold PSU, I want to make sure something quality is powering my PC. If it goes it takes down everything else with it. But also will downgrade to a 650W. Was planning on Xfiring in the future, but if I have the money for another 7970 it will be best used on a brand new card. Can anyone say AMD 8000 or NVIDIA 700 series? :D 


By pairing the 2600K with a Z77 motherboard you forfeit the main purpose of Ivy Bridge and that's PCI 3.0. You don't want to water down that new GPU do you?
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November 28, 2012 8:52:04 AM

Yeah. I will just go with a 3770k then. Anything else?
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November 28, 2012 5:19:20 PM

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December 4, 2012 11:52:12 PM

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