A Good $650 Workbench.

the pc im about to build i just want to get a opinion or two.

i7 3770k
16gb 1600 patroit ram
asrock h61 motherboard
cx500 psu
1tb 64mb 7200rpm barracuda HDD
thats just the basics i'm waiting till i get a job to upgrade the h61 to a z77 and a much better seasonic power supply and a larger 7870 to do some gaming. this pc will mostly be for video editing and photoshop, video rendering.
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  1. Hey, please fill out those questions, otherwise it's gonna take too long asking you those question one by one. Post answers here. After you do that we will be able to help you faster, without having to be guessing in the dark. Thanks
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/353572-13-build-upgrade-advice
  2. sorry bout that i never seen that i havn't browsedthe forums here in awhile. i just want to know if its worth buying.
  3. It isn't. Pairing a 3770K with a motherboard that prohibits access to the multiplier defeats the purpose of purchasing the CPU in the first place.

    That Corsair CX500 is a decent PSU but it will most likely struggle with that setup. Go with the Seasonic S12 520W instead - it's a much stronger and better built power supply.
  4. im getting a z77 at a later date i know that the k is for overclocking and you cannot unless its a p67, z68 or z77 i stated it in the beginning. and a 500w can handle that cpu and no graphics card just fine. do you think it is a good buy? here is a snap of my cart. http://puu.sh/1De7i i may only have this setup for a month or even less until i can get a job since i'm only 16 and this is my Chrismas Gift from my parents.
  5. ToKiiNz said:
    im getting a z77 at a later date i know that i stated it in the beginning. and a 500w can handle that cpu and no graphics card just fine. do you think it is a good buy here is a snap of my cart. http://puu.sh/1De7i i may only have this setup for a month or even less until i can get a job since i'm only 16 and this is my Chrismas Gift from my parents.


    It can but that CX500 is poor quality (and it's a Corsair PSU I know), the Seasonic is 520W and is a much stronger and better built power supply that will handle the voltage output required from Ivy Bridge CPUs: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094
  6. it goes over my $650 limit. i would get a 3770 and that power supply but i don't want to have to buy another cpu to overclock when i get a new power supply mobo and 7870. i know the cx500 is sketchy and i have dealt with sketchy PSUs before and i know not to go heavy on them. i plan on upgrading the mobo and psu asap to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130646 , http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161404. thanks for your input btw
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