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December 18, 2012 2:07:49 AM

My budget is around $2000. Here are the parts:

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

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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

ASUS PCE-N15 Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express 300/300Mbps Transfer/Receive Rate 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPS support

CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i Water Cooler

CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMZ32GX3M4X1866C10

SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers 300 cd/m2 20000 :1 (ASCR)

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December 18, 2012 9:41:37 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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December 18, 2012 10:52:06 AM

You need to specify the main purpose of the build, whether you'll be OCing or not.
December 18, 2012 12:15:44 PM

You are missing a PSU with your parts list. +1 to the other comments, however a direct connection is always better, I never have any lag issues with my wifi. Just make sure you have a good router and ISP.
December 18, 2012 12:33:42 PM

On issue - Windows 7 Home Premium recognizes 16GB RAM max - you need to upgrade to professional/enterprise/ultimate to recognize the 32GB RAM.
December 18, 2012 2:06:16 PM

Worth noting that for a gaming build the i7 has no real benefit over an i5, and 8GB of RAM is more than enough.

December 18, 2012 8:19:42 PM

larrym said:
You are missing a PSU with your parts list. +1 to the other comments, however a direct connection is always better, I never have any lag issues with my wifi. Just make sure you have a good router and ISP.


you need a VERY good router in fact. generic wireless n wont do it. suggest dual band
December 18, 2012 10:00:55 PM

Thanks for the tip TheBigTroll!

BTW the PSU is the:
CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

I changed the FAN to the:
Enermax ETS-T40 T.B.APOLLISH CPU Cooler(Side Flow)

I changed the RAM to the:
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3

Now about the internet connection. Unfortunately I can't run a extra cable to my room. The Wi-Fi Modem is ~20-30 ft away from me. Can you recommend a Wi-Fi Adapter? PCI or USB should be fine...

Now this computer is mostly for gaming but I do some photo editing and video editing with Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, and etc...

I do plan to OC the CPU to 4.5 Ghz Max.
December 18, 2012 10:37:20 PM

-change the psu back to what i suggested. just as good but cheaper
-why corsair ram? its no better than any other ram. and you are better off with 2x8gb kits like the one in my build
-extra fans are unnecessary in my build

now what to change in your build

-sabertooth traps heat. and is the same as the v-pro, but more expensive
-evga is no better than any other brand. and the ftw has a pretty crappy cooler if you compare it to the msi and a gigabyte windforce. 4gb is also pointless if you are not running high res, which you should then get a 7970
-black drives are irrelevant when you have a SSD
-dont bother with cheapo liquid cooling. get a heatsink or get a custom kit
-830 is not much slower, yet a lot cheaper
-haf x is overkill. get a smaller case like the haf xm or the define R4 i recommended
-i have a better monitor
December 19, 2012 1:17:49 PM

+1 to trolls changes, all good.

For what it's worth, I wouldn't buy an 840 over an 830 if they were the same price, the 840's have reduced their NAND process size, and increased from dual level cells to triple level cells; these are not good things, but rather intended to reduce the cost of nand chips at the cost of data reliability (probably some degree of software compensation), the speed of the SSD doesn't make a bit of difference, they are all very fast and there isn't much difference between them in reality.

The extra vram is usually only for huge resolutions (such as in an eyefinity array), it won't make your card any better for rendering 1080p compared to a card with 2gb. It runs into the same issue as getting 32gb of system ram, it's all well and good, but if nothing gets stored in the memory, it doesn't make your computer faster.

As for wifi cards, you'll want to use a PCIE card, not USB. USB adapters generally have minituarized antennas, don't have as much power available (have to work within usb) and will often heat up if they have to work very hard. Something like this would be fine I think: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... but I wouldn't call myself an expert in wifi cards.

Your build, imo (and as troll is trying to point out) overspends in a lot of ways that don't make it a better computer for gaming; in the end if you've got money to burn, that's your call, but generally people here want to help people get the most for their money.
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