Comparable store-bought PCs?

Hey,

I've decided to build my first PC. Here's the final parts list that was compiled thanks to some very helpful input from users.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.79 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($68.99 @ Computer Valley)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($179.77 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.49 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($194.78 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($284.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($93.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1364.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-08 15:51 EST-0500)

I was just curious as to how this PC would stack up against a store bought PC. How much would I be paying for a store-bought PC with similar specs? Any examples?

Thanks,
David
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  1. iknowDavenMC said:
    Hey,

    I've decided to build my first PC. Here's the final parts list that was compiled thanks to some very helpful input from users.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.79 @ DirectCanada)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($68.99 @ Computer Valley)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($179.77 @ DirectCanada)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.49 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($194.78 @ DirectCanada)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($284.99 @ Memory Express)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($93.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Total: $1364.78
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-08 15:51 EST-0500)

    I was just curious as to how this PC would stack up against a store bought PC. How much would I be paying for a store-bought PC with similar specs? Any examples?

    Thanks,
    David


    Probably $2000. Also get a 7950 or 7870 instead. The 660 Ti is terrible price/performance wise.
  2. What is this build for?
  3. The build is for a new desktop computer, primarily to be used for music production, video editing, and a bit of gaming.

    Here's the original thread: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/374361-13-first-build-1000-1500-advice-approval#t2830865

    David
  4. Well, then the i7 is justified. I would have recommended the i5, but the i7 is better for video editing.
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