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December 1, 2012 6:47:52 PM

first time selecting parts to build for a computer.


ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A160​0C10)

Western Digital Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA III, 64 MB Cache

ASUSHigh Performance Graphics Cards GTX650TI-1GD5

Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 550w Power Supply (RS550-PCARE3-U​S)

Western Digital Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA III, 64 MB Cache

and as for the cpu i can't really decide between these two.

Intel Core i7-3770 Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I73770

Intel Core i7-3820 Quad-Core Processor 3.6 GHz 10 MB Cache LGA 2011 - BX80619I73820

also the monitor that im likely to buy is:
Acer G206HLBbd Black 20" 5ms Widescreen LED Monitor: resolution is 1600 x 900.

also im most likely getting the raidmax atx-321 mid tower case



i have my own keyboard and mouse.

i plan on making the purchase within a month.

my budget is $1300. plus or minus a hundred or 2.

i plan to use it for gaming and video editing and 3d simulations.

and i am planning for use with windows 8.

so how does the build look? and which cpu do you think i should go with? and is 550 W enough to power my system?

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December 2, 2012 5:54:34 AM

The i7-3820 is not compatible with your motherboard, so you'll have to go with the 3770.
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December 2, 2012 1:55:40 PM

your system wont game well. thres a lot of inbalances and junk components. get this instead
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qzvI

you better have a touchscreen to use windows 8.

and i would get this monitor
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=64579&vpn=VS228H-P&man...


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December 2, 2012 5:23:09 PM

TheBigTroll said:
your system wont game well. thres a lot of inbalances and junk components. get this instead
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qzvI

you better have a touchscreen to use windows 8.

and i would get this monitor
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=64579&vpn=VS228H-P&man...


i understand that the power supply is something that i cheaped out on, and the motherboard may be unneccesary and that the gpu isn't top notch. I'm willing to change on the power supply, but the motherboard has all the features i want and need. basically the wifi go. From what i know and research the gpu will be more than enough for what i need.

are these the junk and inbalances that you speak of? or is it something else.

i have a bunch of graphics tablet that will be able to use with windows 8 interface, so i don't think a touchscreen monitor is necessarry.

from rereading the above, it sound like im being defensive, but i don't mean to be. I am just trying to learn.

and i am a bit iffy on the unlocked i7 cpu's. is it really all that useful?
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December 2, 2012 5:36:21 PM

unlocked means that you can get free performance whenever you want.

cheap power supply

extreme overkill motherboard. wifi modules are only like 15-25 bucks. a gigabyte ud5h has more features while being cheaper

if you dont need much performance on the GPU, there are cheaper options that do the same job equally as well

if you can use a tablet as a secondary display, then you can use windows 8 properly
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December 2, 2012 5:37:03 PM

and the monitor. you need something better than that

and if you would like a GPU recommendation, id get a 7850
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December 3, 2012 10:36:28 PM

Best answer selected by wnsig.
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December 3, 2012 10:40:33 PM

well thanks, i'll go for the monitor and 3770k. but i think i'll stick to my setup. i need a pc to make money, once i set aside enough i'll upgrade the card.
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December 3, 2012 10:47:43 PM

i really hope you didnt buy that power supply or that motherboard. the power supply is pretty junk.

the 7870 performs way better. it doesnt make sense to blow money now and use it a bit and then buy the 7870 later since it would mean you just wasted 150+ dollars

the motherboard is a waste of money

the monitor is just bad compared to a asus
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December 3, 2012 11:20:26 PM

o yea, i went with a corsairs enthusiast 750W. and i dropped down to the pro version of the mobo for the psu.

and as i said i did purchase the asus monitor that you recommended.

yea, thats basically rent money. and i plan to get a much better graphics card than the 7870. but until than i'm not going to bother looking for one.

i don't think i will be gaming much. but just like to have that option until my internship is over. a 7870 would be a waste, since most of the editing work i do won't require that much from it.

i plan to pass the 650 onto my lil bro, it would make an awesome grad/bday present.
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December 3, 2012 11:25:20 PM

if you were to get a 750w power supply, you better do crossfire in the future or its a waste.

and if i was to get 750w, it would have been the xfx xxx 750w since its modular, more efficient, better, and the same price
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December 3, 2012 11:55:18 PM

yea i wanted to leave that option available which is why i jumped to 750.

and i don't know why i put enthusiast, i guess its because i was thinking about that one for a while. its actually hx gold series.
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December 3, 2012 11:56:09 PM

well that was a waste of money. the hx is about as good as the xfx xxx but a lot more
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December 4, 2012 12:07:57 AM

nope same price after rebate.
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December 4, 2012 12:09:29 AM

if it is, good job. i personally dont like do deal with rebates since i can never use them to buy junk food :) 
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