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$2000 PC? Need Help Choosing Parts

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December 9, 2012 5:50:30 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))
January
1600 DOLLARS BUDGET CHANGE
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video Editing, Photoshop

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Speakers, Monitor, Keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: i5-3570k, high end graphics, Window on case

Overclocking: Probably

SLI or Crossfire: No

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December 9, 2012 6:05:55 PM

Wait, you don't want an SSD?

Also, what resolution is/are your monitor(s)?
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December 9, 2012 6:22:31 PM

Idk what the resolution is but I have 2 monitors. I don't really need an ssd either.
one HD 7970 would work out for me I don't think I really need crossfire and I could go LGA 2011
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December 9, 2012 10:51:08 PM

this is in case IF you choose to go with LGA 2011

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master X6 Elite 70.0 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($216.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($339.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($339.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($111.71 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1899.62
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-09 19:50 EST-0500)
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December 19, 2012 12:23:18 AM

Have to lower my budget to 1700. New thread.
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December 19, 2012 9:31:32 AM

do you want to continue here or you have already made another thread ?
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December 19, 2012 2:36:48 PM

makes NO sense not to get a SSD in a 1200+ dollar build. NO sense. when you use your computer vs a 500 dollar build with a SSD, the one with the SSD will smack your rig in everything except gaming.

from my experience, i tend to work 2x as fast on a rig with a ssd vs a rig with a hard drive

get this
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tebR
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December 19, 2012 3:31:08 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($83.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($134.82 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1666.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-19 12:30 EST-0500)
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December 19, 2012 4:02:28 PM

TheBigTroll said:
makes NO sense not to get a SSD in a 1200+ dollar build. NO sense. when you use your computer vs a 500 dollar build with a SSD, the one with the SSD will smack your rig in everything except gaming.

from my experience, i tend to work 2x as fast on a rig with a ssd vs a rig with a hard drive

get this
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tebR

+1

Even then, games will load much faster using a SSD rather than a conventional HDD.

@OP Is there any specific reason why you don't want a SSD? I would highly recommend you get at least a 128gb SSD. You can store your OS, a few games and frequently used applications on it. Then you could use your HDD to store media and files such as movies, word documents, music, pictures, etc.
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December 20, 2012 10:40:15 PM

Continue here but $1600 budget.
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December 20, 2012 11:37:18 PM

i thought it was
xTechBeast91x said:
Have to lower my budget to 1700. New thread.
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December 21, 2012 9:45:40 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($180.48 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($80.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($131.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($374.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($88.53 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1448.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-21 06:45 EST-0500)
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December 27, 2012 11:32:22 PM

i think you did bad

-the 600t is pretty expensive for what it offers. a R4 from fractal is half the price, yet has better cabling and is more silent for no thermal gains or losses
-Bitfenix LEDs are much better. so are NZXTs LEDs
-maximus v formula is useless to you if you dont have good headsets or that you cannot tell the difference between a discrete sound solution found on other boards and a dedicated solution such as the one found on the maximus v
-680s are the worst value, and ontop of that is that evga has pretty much the worst aftermarket cooling solution you can find for video cards (unless that is you have a cramped case, in which you dont)
-good luck with the power supply. i really hope it doesnt fail
-i5s are not for your video editiing. and saying things are out of budget is also false because i kept my build with a i7 well below costs
-fast ram is useless, tack on top of that is that you voided your intel warranty by using fast ram + ram that is over 1.5v
-a WD blue is cheaper elsewhere and has more warranty. and a seagate is 67.99 at most places
-windows was always cheaper elsewhere
-hope that fan doesnt die, because cooler master fans are crap.
-i dont care that much about a h100i. some people just hate a bulky cooler, but then they would have to risk pump failure for that luxury


oh and you will have to reinstall windows, reformat your hard drive, reinstall your games, and then call microsoft to reactivate your windows license when you add that SSD later on.

and the force gt is easily outpaced by any toggle nand SSD like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 27, 2012 11:44:02 PM

-600T Can hold a H100i unlike the R4
-600T can hold the maximus V formula unlike the r4
-Maximus V Formula is for overclocking, and I have a good headset
-I've seen really great reviews on that 680 and I plan to upgrade to 680 sli later
-Power Supply-Why is this gonna fail? what is wrong with the psu?
-Since when does that void the warranty
-I couldn't buy elsewhere
-I just realized that the fan doesn't fit the 600T so i'll just use the stock fan
-H100i is for overclocking...
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December 27, 2012 11:47:07 PM

i can lower the voltage on the ram if necessary too...
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December 28, 2012 12:00:39 AM

xTechBeast91x said:
-600T Can hold a H100i unlike the R4
-600T can hold the maximus V formula unlike the r4
-Maximus V Formula is for overclocking, and I have a good headset
-I've seen really great reviews on that 680 and I plan to upgrade to 680 sli later
-Power Supply-Why is this gonna fail? what is wrong with the psu?
-Since when does that void the warranty
-I couldn't buy elsewhere
-I just realized that the fan doesn't fit the 600T so i'll just use the stock fan
-H100i is for overclocking...


-did you know that a R4 can hold a MVE? have you actually built in that case and measured things out? i have
-how far are you going? anything below 4.8ghz and you wont see a difference
-you dont get beyond 4.5ghz easily. by then you have to throw many volts at it, which equals no cooler can cope with it.
-thermaltake doesnt make very good psus. go seasonic
-really good reviews mean nothing when you knoiw that a 670 performs like a 680 out of the box
-closed coolers dont match a open cooler in temps. never unless you are in a cramped case, which you are not
-intel doesnt cover you if you go beyond 1600mhz with your ram or above 1.5v. unless you buy overclocking warranty
-it does fit the 600t, but then either way it is unnecessary as fans made no difference in my case
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December 28, 2012 12:00:49 AM

your ram wont run lower than 1.65v. unless you run at 1600mhz, which defeats your effort to run fast ram
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