Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

First build. Need help+advice!

Last response: in Systems
Share
December 6, 2012 7:10:48 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Maybe a couple months, hopefully sooner

Budget Range: Approx. $1500 rebates/discounts/shipping included

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming>Movies>School

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Websites for Parts: newegg.com, ncix.com, Amazon.com, microcenter.com(last option)

Location: North-Central Texas, US

Parts Preferences: Intel Build, Open to ideas

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


PROCESSOR (CPU)-
Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5 GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115095

MOTHERBOARD-
ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007G51UV0/?tag=pcpapi-20

RAM-
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231489

HARDDRIVE-
Western Digital WD RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136697

VIDEO CARD-
GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814125418

POWER SUPPLY-
Rosewill LIGHTNING Series LIGHTNING-800 800W Continuous http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] llFullInfo

CPU COOLER-
COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 38566&SID=

COMPUTER MONITOR
Asus VE228H 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor with Integrated Speakers http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00413PHDM/?tag=pcpapi-20

OR

COMPUTER MONITOR (HOLIDAY SPECIAL)
ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) W/Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6824236052

OPERATING SYSTEM
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit – OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6832116986

You can also find the build @ http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rdqs

I only plan on getting one monitor for now!

I have very limited knowledge when it comes to building, but I have learned a lot from these forums. I was just hoping to get some input, and I'm open to anything.I was also curious as to the cables that are going to be needed. I have seen it is hit or miss on getting them with the drives/mobos/etc... Thanks for all your help!

More about : build advice

December 6, 2012 8:03:23 PM

Are you going to get another video card to Crossfire in the future? If not, I would recommend a different power supply.

Also, just FYI, none of these links work. But I would switch the Cooler Master V8 for a Noctua NH-D14
m
0
l
December 6, 2012 8:13:18 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/reJG
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/reJG/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/reJG/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Cooler ($59.88 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($121.74 @ Mwave)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.93 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1464.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-06 17:13 EST-0500)
m
0
l
Related resources
December 6, 2012 8:17:37 PM

Where is your case
m
0
l
December 6, 2012 9:45:28 PM

I have a thermaltake chases case and already bought the Intel I7 2700k sandy bridge. I might end up buying another video card, but if you think I can get by with just one I'd definitely go down to around a 600w psu? And the links don't work? They work for me...but that might be cause I posted it I guess?
m
0
l
December 6, 2012 9:48:19 PM

Thermaltake chaser. I'm on my phone. Stupid auto correct
m
0
l
December 6, 2012 10:12:44 PM

oh o.k.
m
0
l
December 6, 2012 10:18:22 PM

kkulle said:
I have a thermaltake chases case and already bought the Intel I7 2700k sandy bridge. I might end up buying another video card, but if you think I can get by with just one I'd definitely go down to around a 600w psu? And the links don't work? They work for me...but that might be cause I posted it I guess?
I would get a 7950 at least 7870 is not going to max games out.
m
0
l
December 6, 2012 10:27:36 PM

What video card would you suggest? And would it be worth the extra $75+? I appreciate this, considering I don't want to throw my money away. Does the system seem to be compatible? I will change the psu, but which of those would you suggest? For a new builder this is a lot to keep in mind..
m
0
l

Best solution

December 6, 2012 10:37:44 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Radeon HD 7950 - On your average system the card requires you to have a 500~550 Watt power supply unit. Sapphire's HD 7950 Vapor-X comes with a large dual-fan cooler that uses the company's famous vapor-chamber technology. On the Vapor-X you will also find a "Lethal Boost" button which switches to a second BIOS with higher clock speeds. With this BIOS, clocks are increased to 950 MHz GPU and 1250 MHz memory.
Share
December 6, 2012 10:43:24 PM

Is the 550w going to be plenty for this build? I know it is dangerous to go too high, but I want a little wiggle room. And I'll add that video card to my build once I get home. I appreciate all your help.
m
0
l
December 7, 2012 1:44:30 AM

Anyone?
m
0
l
December 7, 2012 2:57:03 AM

Awesome man. You have been such a big help. Other than that does it look decent? And I guess I'll have to wait on the parts to see which aftermarket cables I'll need?
m
0
l
December 7, 2012 3:27:42 AM

Can you give me a list of everything you are ordering? Then i can tell you
m
0
l
December 7, 2012 4:47:56 AM

PROCESSOR (CPU)

Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5 GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000
BX80623i72700K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOTHERBOARD

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

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007G51UV0/?tag=pcpapi-20

RAM

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HARDDRIVE
Western Digital WD RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

VIDEO CARD
SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100352VXSR Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-202-...

POWER SUPPLY
SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU COOLER
COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel 1366/1155/775 and AMD AM3/AM2+/AM2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COMPUTER MONITOR
Asus VE228H 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor with Integrated Speakers http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00413PHDM/?tag=pcpapi-20

OR

COMPUTER MONITOR (HOLIDAY SPECIAL)
ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) W/Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OPERATING SYSTEM
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit – OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE
Thermaltake Chaser MK-I (VN300M1W2N) Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hopefully its good!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/riWe


I don't understand why the links aren't working...
m
0
l
December 7, 2012 5:16:27 AM

All is compatible i would not buy two different monitors i would buy the same ones but to each his/her own.
m
0
l
December 7, 2012 5:20:39 AM

Oh no I plan on buying only one :)  thank you so much for your help. I definitely needed it.
m
0
l
December 7, 2012 5:21:52 AM

Your very welcome! :) 
m
0
l
December 7, 2012 5:49:01 AM

Best answer selected by kkulle.
m
0
l
!