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December 8, 2012 9:49:15 PM

Here's what I'm looking at for a new system. I'm out of the loop, so any suggestions on something different is very appreciated. Like I said, I'm not up to date on what to buy and to avoid, so I'm just guessing. Might be overkill, but I keep a PC for awhile. Thanks much!

Case - COOLER MASTER HAF 932
Video Card - EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)
MB - ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU - Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core

Split between 2 power supplies, 1 modular and the other not

CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91
CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.3

Again, thanks for any help or suggestions.

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December 8, 2012 10:15:55 PM

lucasbuck2 said:
Here's what I'm looking at for a new system. I'm out of the loop, so any suggestions on something different is very appreciated. Like I said, I'm not up to date on what to buy and to avoid, so I'm just guessing. Might be overkill, but I keep a PC for awhile. Thanks much!

Case - COOLER MASTER HAF 932
Video Card - EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)
MB - ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU - Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core

Split between 2 power supplies, 1 modular and the other not

CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91
CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.3

Again, thanks for any help or suggestions.


You intend to keep your PC for a while, so get what you're getting, not what dan said.

The modular power supply will alow you to get custom cabling from Corsair, which will make your case look alot better with your power supply if you choose to.

The 670FTW is a great card, be sure to learn to overclock it for best preformance.

Remember to get a good cooler for your processor, like a Noctua, coolermaster, or Corsair h100

Maybe try and see if you can get a Republic of gamers Motherboard (Like the ASUS Maximus) for your computer, they are really nice boards and look great inside of Coolermaster HAF cases.
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December 8, 2012 10:30:46 PM

Thanks, I mainly use it for gaming and graphic art programs. I don't do crossfire, but do run 2 duplicated monitors from it. (It's a weird setup, one in the office and then piped to my living room with a wireless keyboard so I can use it on the couch.)

What's the difference on the video card? And thanks for pointing out the cooler, I hadn't even thought of that. I was more worried trying to figure out which CPU was the way to go. Keep the advise coming so I can narrow it down!
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December 8, 2012 10:36:13 PM

Try getting an extreme3 if you don't want crossfire. At austing, what kind of jab was that? The 7970 is a more powerful card, it is more future proof than the 670. I wasn't sure what he was getting, that is why I asked if it was a gaming build. Also the 7970 cam overclock WAY better than the 670, and it is stronger to start off. The only reason to get a 670 is if you have a program that needs nvdia for some reason, although I know there are a few that do.
And if you really want a 670 there are a ton for $30 less than the one you want
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 8, 2012 10:41:05 PM

lucasbuck2 said:
Thanks, I mainly use it for gaming and graphic art programs. I don't do crossfire, but do run 2 duplicated monitors from it. (It's a weird setup, one in the office and then piped to my living room with a wireless keyboard so I can use it on the couch.)

What's the difference on the video card? And thanks for pointing out the cooler, I hadn't even thought of that. I was more worried trying to figure out which CPU was the way to go. Keep the advise coming so I can narrow it down!


Being that you do graphic design, the 670 would be better because of the CUDA cores built into the GPU processor.

If you game etc; the 7970 would be a better option.

And as far as motherboards go, anything over 100$ will support Crossfire/SLI, usually.

Better motherboards give more of the following:

Better stability
More fan headers
More life span
More SATA ports
More expansion
Better onboard sound
More USB 3.0/2.0 ports
Better overclocking
Better cosmetics (in my opinion)
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December 8, 2012 11:48:12 PM

I game a lot, and have a big screen in the office for that (it's weird, a big TV for gaming in the office, and a smaller flat panel in the living room for office work while I'm watching TV).
Mainly graphics work with PS, Poser, and 3ds Max. If any of that makes a difference.
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December 8, 2012 11:57:49 PM

lucasbuck2 said:
I game a lot, and have a big screen in the office for that (it's weird, a big TV for gaming in the office, and a smaller flat panel in the living room for office work while I'm watching TV).
Mainly graphics work with PS, Poser, and 3ds Max. If any of that makes a difference.


The CUDA cores work great to excelerate preformance on 3ds max.

So, either more productivity with the 670,

or more raw gaming power with the 7970
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December 9, 2012 2:35:33 AM

^exactly, it's just what your priorities are at this point.
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December 9, 2012 1:16:57 PM

Thanks for the input. Am I good on the MD and CPU? I have a lot of drives, and don't think I can find another MB with more sata ports unless I overlooked it.
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December 9, 2012 2:52:53 PM

lucasbuck2 said:
Thanks for the input. Am I good on the MD and CPU? I have a lot of drives, and don't think I can find another MB with more sata ports unless I overlooked it.


Those are two very solid components.

Youl be fine, just be sure to check on the Sabertooth every now and then, because that 'full heat spreader' design can get awefully dusty!
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