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December 8, 2012 11:43:06 AM

I have been looking at building a computer from scratch with gaming and heavy digital work in mind.

If i can get some thoughts on what i have so far as far as compatibility goes. If there are better devices that works too.

Budget isnt to much of an issue but i would like to keep it under 2000.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rtdx

Thanks!

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a b 4 Gaming
December 8, 2012 1:20:01 PM

The build you put together is decent, but it can be improved. I will do some small mods to it. What kind of digital work are you doing? It will dictate what brand of graphics you can get.
BTW, the 680 is over priced. The 670 is just about as good, however the 7970 is better for gaming, but not as good for some editing applications.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($179.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($454.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHOS104-06 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Drive ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1506.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-08 10:19 EST-0500)

If you have any questions, just ask.
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December 8, 2012 1:29:15 PM

Photoshop, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro 6, some other digital programs. I usually work with 4000x4000 sizes and 15+ laters at the least.

As for games i want to play the latest and greatest at the highest settings with out any worry.

Im rather partial to the GeForce brand so i dont know much about Radeon really.

Is the P8z77-V better then the Sabertooth or just cheaper? Also i will probably end up going SLI or Crossfire in the near future as well if that makes a diffrence.

Thanks for the responce!
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a b 4 Gaming
December 8, 2012 2:07:11 PM

If you're going to both play and work on this PC i suggest upgrading the cpu to a six core cpu and if you're serious about gaming i suggest going for a SLI setup too.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master TPC 812 86.2 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: EVGA 132-SE-E775-K2 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($218.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($164.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHOS104-06 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Drive ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1860.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-08 11:05 EST-0500)

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December 8, 2012 2:45:32 PM

Will a six-core really make that much of a diffrence over the quad-core i7-3770k? I ask only because the i7-3770K sells at micro center for $230 vs $500 for the six-core. However if the gain is worth that much i may consider it.
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December 9, 2012 1:20:33 AM

lol i wouldn't put a $50 case in a $2000 build.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 9, 2012 1:31:04 AM

The six core is not worth it. You won't see much difference if any at all.
@ Blake
Price does not dictate quality of a case. Antec cases are fantastic quality and recommended by many people.
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December 9, 2012 9:34:39 AM

The type of case really doesnt matter to me.. It doesnt have to look cool or anything just do its job hold the components and flow a decent bit of air.

As for the 6-core that is what i thought. $250 less ill stick with the i7-3370k and overclock if it bothers me.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 9, 2012 6:31:09 PM

I think that is your best route.
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