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1st Build Help: Advice/Criticism on Parts List

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December 11, 2012 1:07:41 AM

Hey folks, so first and foremost, this is my first build ever and these are the parts I currently have picked out:

BitFenix Colossus Venom Window / Green LED / Black Steal / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case


EVGA 04G-P4-3673-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW+ 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


SILVERSTONE Strider Essential series ST60F-ES 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC


Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PV316G160C9K



GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K


Enermax ETS-T40 T.B.SILENCE CPU Cooler With PWM Twister Bearing Fan Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM2/FM1/AM3+



LITE-ON Black 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D Feature SATA IHBS112-04 - OEM



ASUS VS Series VS238H-P Black 23" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor
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Link to wishlist: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

I have purposely left out a mouse/keyboard, and an OS, as I already have them.

Obviously the price might end up being less, as these are all from newegg. (I haven't gone bargain hunting just yet)

I just want to make sure all of my parts are compatible, as i've never build a pc before. If you think one part is dragging down the rest of them, or one of them is just to good let me know!

I do lots of gaming (steam games like metro2033 & TF2, also other games such as LoL) and I do quite a bit of video editing on Sony Vegas Pro (so rendering times are kinda important.)

I do not want to go much above where I am at now price-wise, but any realistic suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!

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December 11, 2012 1:39:04 AM

this is a better idea.

if you are not going to overclock much, id downgrade the cooler to a hyper 212 evo from coolermaster

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rVFg
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December 11, 2012 2:04:04 AM

TheBigTroll said:
this is a better idea.

if you are not going to overclock much, id downgrade the cooler to a hyper 212 evo from coolermaster

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rVFg


I was debating doing some minor OC'ing, but nothing to drastic. Being my first full build, I dont want to put any of my parts at risk. would OC'ing the processor to around 4.5Ghz be doable with that cooler?
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December 11, 2012 2:14:55 AM

TheBigTroll said:
this is a better idea.

if you are not going to overclock much, id downgrade the cooler to a hyper 212 evo from coolermaster

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rVFg


Since gaming is a big part of what i do, could you link me to a benchmark that compares the Radeon you picked and the nVidia i picked? I always used nvidia cards, just because it was all i knew. But I'm open to switching if you can persuade me http://img.tomshardware.com/forum/uk/icones/wink.gif

Also, would that PSU be able to cope with a second card in SLI/Crossfire in the future, if i decided to upgrade?
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December 11, 2012 2:30:07 AM

everything is ready for overclocking and future crossfire

you can go with a nvidia card but amd cards have a tad more performance and come with 3 free and good games

benchmarks right now are kind of off due to very recent driver releases

you will need the cooler for 4.5ghz
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December 11, 2012 2:38:16 AM

TheBigTroll said:
everything is ready for overclocking and future crossfire

you can go with a nvidia card but amd cards have a tad more performance and come with 3 free and good games

benchmarks right now are kind of off due to very recent driver releases

you will need the cooler for 4.5ghz


Okay, thanks a lot.

Worst case scenario, if i'm having heat issues i'll purchase another cooler later on down the road.

I may end up getting a gold certified PSU, just to make me feel better, but i like your build. Saves me some money!


I'll wait to hear a few more points of view on the video cards though, as that is the biggest investment out of my components.
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December 11, 2012 2:53:13 AM

this is like 2-3% off from a gold psu. no difference and doesnt save you money unless you run it 24/7
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December 11, 2012 2:56:54 AM

TheBigTroll said:
this is like 2-3% off from a gold psu. no difference and doesnt save you money unless you run it 24/7

Hmm, okay.

I appreciate all of the help, and just to clarify, did you mean i should use my original cooler, or the cheaper one you picked out if i plan on overclocking to 4.5?

And i'm not a pro at overclocking, would you say 4.5 would be stable/safe?
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December 11, 2012 3:43:39 AM

should be doable
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December 11, 2012 4:48:44 AM

Best answer selected by iSpecialTime.
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