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November 30, 2012 6:50:29 PM

I just built this system, it is being used for art, photoshop, graphic design, gaming, 3d animation and design among other things. The cost after shipping and warranties and all that was about 1720 us dollars. Please rate it from 1-10, 10 being the best. I would like you to judge it in performance to cost ratio and any other attributes you can think of! Thanks!

Case: Antec P280 Black ATX Mid Tower-97¥
CPU: i7 3770k-300¥
Gpu: Galaxy 67NPH6DV5ZVX GeForce GTX 670 GC 2GB-350¥
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77-180¥
Ram: G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 32GB-110¥
Hard drive: TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB-120¥
Ssd: SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD250BW 2.5" 250GB-160¥
Air cooling for CPU: noctua Nh-d14-70¥
Power supply: SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W gold plus-100¥
Monitor: ASUS VS239H-P Black 23" 5ms ips-160¥
Optical drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST-20¥
Keyboard: Logitech K400-31¥
Mouse: CM Storm Xornet-30¥

Please don't mind the 32gb of ram, I already had it before I bought the system so I am just going to use it anyway.

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November 30, 2012 7:02:21 PM

I would get the evga FTW version of the 670, since its better the card is larger, up to 2 times larger than the galaxy version of 670, and i think you will get more fps out of it but im not sure, you can research about it
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November 30, 2012 7:03:36 PM

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November 30, 2012 7:08:06 PM

sry for, double post, my mouse is messed up, if you wanna overclock i would add a watercooled system, like xspc rasa 750 360, or 240, idk if the 360 will fit in your case, if u dont wanna overclock (i recommend you do) the get the 3770 locked version since its cheaper, and i will make a combo drive, i would get ssd with 64 gb or 126gb, and i would buy a hdd for your other programs, this will be cheaper
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November 30, 2012 7:11:44 PM

I'd say a solid 9. I like your choice in CPU(catered to what you do plus the gaming aspect), motherboard, cooler, PSU, not terribly familiar with the Logitech k400 I just bought the k310 for my family its a washable keyboard looks pretty sweet to. Nice choice in monitor I have the PB38Q from ASUS very similar spec wise the PB is a notch higher (price/performance). I like the ssd choice as well just curious though is there a huge difference between the standard 840 and the 840 professional in price I mean. Here in the states right now the 840 standard is on sale for almost half the professional looks like you only sacrifice speed in writes with the standard 840 and some in IOPS.

Maybe a minor dock for the card I would personally go with EVGA because of there support its pretty damn good. I haven't dealt with Galaxy but I know they make solid cards as well not a huge deal but more of a preference thing.

Logitech K310
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS PB238q
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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November 30, 2012 7:17:10 PM

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November 30, 2012 7:21:59 PM

Thanks for the replys! I have heard of people having troubles with water cooling, is that a problem?
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November 30, 2012 7:25:04 PM

Yes it can be a problem. If they leak it can have the possibility of taking other components out. Honestly for a decent over clock the NH-D14 will get the job done stick with the air cooler man!
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November 30, 2012 7:32:04 PM

If you do not know what your doing yes it can be if you know what your doing and are careful nah no issues.I agree with bigshootr8 for a decent over clock the NH-D14 will get the job done.
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November 30, 2012 7:52:24 PM

A very nice solid build. Its about the best bang/buck as you can get without going crazy (read: extreme edition CPU or a 690).

As far as water cooling, as the two above me have said, the NH-D14 is a beast of an air cooler. It should be able to satisfy. A high end/custom water cooling loop will likely get you a little higher of an OC, its hard to justify the price for the little extra umph it will provide, especially if you have already bought the NH-D14 (which is sounds like you have).

Future possible upgrades? Always the option to SLI. What designer/artist/gamer only has one monitor? And if you really do a lot of file transfers, which you probably do, due to the encoding/editing, a second SSD and raid them for more SSD space. Especially since Intel seems to have finally added TRIM support to SSD raid arrays on the series 7 platforms.
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November 30, 2012 7:56:31 PM

I would say 8/10

The difference between the 840 and the 840 pro is that the 840 uses TLC nand and the Pro uses MLC nand. That is why the 840 sacrifices speed over the 840 pro. Personally I wouldn't touch the 840 yet, to me it is unproven and is slower than many of the previous generation SSDs for the same price.
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November 30, 2012 8:01:08 PM

I don't know much about the 840 myself other than toms has it highly regarded the professional version which by what you are saying uses a better nand. I have the samsung 830 256gb and its great.

Edit: here is a review for the 840

Its not a awful SSD. Maybe with the NAND used you could go with the 830 and have better performance however most people don't really use SSD's for the write speed they use it for the Read. Which it does a pretty good job with. I don't think its a bad option just maybe not the most economical as j2j said.

http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/3532/11/samsung-ssd-840...
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November 30, 2012 9:58:42 PM

bigshootr8 said:
I don't know much about the 840 myself other than toms has it highly regarded the professional version which by what you are saying uses a better nand. I have the samsung 830 256gb and its great.

Edit: here is a review for the 840

Its not a awful SSD. Maybe with the NAND used you could go with the 830 and have better performance however most people don't really use SSD's for the write speed they use it for the Read. Which it does a pretty good job with. I don't think its a bad option just maybe not the most economical as j2j said.

http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/3532/11/samsung-ssd-840...


I think he was referencing TLC vs MLC. The 840 "non pro" version uses TLC that has 3 bits per cell, where the 840 "pro" version uses MLC that has 2 bits per cell. Basically, it takes more writes/rewrites per cell with TLC vs MLC, thereby reducing the life of the drive faster, as all SSDs are write limited. It also functions slower since it has to erase/write more info to each cell, increasing latencies as well. The upside (for the manufacture) to TLC is it has smaller die size, which means more per production run, which means lower production cost. Anandtech had a pretty good writeup about it here.
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November 30, 2012 10:17:16 PM

Looks like a good system to me.

8 or 9/10 easy

If you are picky about your monitor, I recommend looking at monitors in stores as specs are not always a good way to shop. Also I can not stand the glow of some of the new lower cost IPS screens.

s-pva SyncMaster(26% brightness) 245t vs PA238QR(100% brightness just to try to get dark colors to at least show up, game mode helps but makes ALL colors banded). I just could not get over how bad it was at dark colors and glow.
http://imageshack.us/a/img441/4199/dsc0262dr.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img600/7891/dsc0252jn.jpg
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November 30, 2012 11:31:39 PM

9 / 10 For $1700, i would spend more money on the monitor. Image quality is important to me so i paid $270 for a monitor and everything else was around $1300. The image quality is fantastic in everything I do.
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December 1, 2012 1:54:59 AM

I just bought the updated model of the PA239Q. An awesome monitor that is normally 300 but has been at 220+ (20 dollar mail in rebate) 200 dollars for about a month now. The one PA monitor I would possibly recommend is the PA248Q because its 16:10 (1920x1200), and has contrast ratio that the PB series monitors have the 23" and the 27" inch have.

PB238Q
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PA248Q
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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