My Proposed Build

Hello everyone. I have been saving up for a very long time and I’m finally going to buy the computer that I always wanted. I know just a little more than your average person which means that I don’t know much. =) Any help would be greatly appreciated!!


Main Purpose: Office – A lot of windows with spreadsheets
Secondary Purpose - Movies and light gaming

Proposed Build:
I7 3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4 Ghz
GPU: GTX 650 2 Gigs
Hard Drive: Samsung 830 Series 256 Gigs
Operating System: Windows 8, 64 bit
Blu Ray Reader – CD/DVD Combo
Four 23’’ Asus Monitors
Purchase Site: CyberPowerPC.com


Questions:
1. Do I need a fan for this build? CPU fan? Hard drive fan?
2. What kind of motherboard do I need? There are so many options. Does it make a difference?
3. What kind of memory? I was going to go for a 16 gigs but I don’t know which brand and type.
4. What kind of power supply do I need?
5. Can this video card be set up to display 4 monitors at once?
6. Anything else that you guys can recommend that I should add on?
7. Cyberpowerpc.com looks pretty cheap but is the site reputable?

Again, thanks for your help in advance!
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  1. Answers:
    1. No, you can use the stock fan that comes with the CPU
    2. MOBO;
    MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $154
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130643
    ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $179
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790
    3. RAM
    CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $75
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233367
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $84
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231568
    4. PSU
    CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W $169
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011
    SeaSonic X Series X-850 (SS-850KM Active PFC F3) 850W $159
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151102
    5.It should
    6. Nohting
    7. They can build it for you
  2. cyberpower are not very reputable. I am a strong advocate of build it yourself rigs. for the PSU buy a Corsair CX600, you will not be needing 800W for your system. For the memory, get the cheapest brand, Corsair, GSkill, Crucial, Mushkin, A-Data are all good. Also be sure to buy DDR3-1600 or you will end up with slow memory.
  3. Thanks for your help, guys. Really needed it.

    Angaddev, can you recommend another computer company? (Cyberpower has a good rating on resellerratings but I believe you if you say they aren't good.)

    Would I need the higher PSU even though I will be using 4 monitors?

    And, thanks for the memory advice.


    Avenseth, thanks for your recommendations. I'm going to follow them.
  4. VolunteerFireFighter said:
    Thanks for your help, guys. Really needed it.

    Angaddev, can you recommend another computer company? (Cyberpower has a good rating on resellerratings but I believe you if you say they aren't good.)

    Would I need the higher PSU even though I will be using 4 monitors?

    And, thanks for the memory advice.


    Avenseth, thanks for your recommendations. I'm going to follow them.


    Firstly, do you live in the us or uk? Because cyberpower is crap over here but in the us it may be good, not sure. Your monitors are plugged into the wall so no, they don't draw power from your psu.
  5. I'm in the US. I guess it's bad over where you are but it seems that Cyber is ok over here. I checked the reviews and they seem to be better than the other sellers.

    Btw, it looks like the GPU is insufficient because it only has 3 outlets so I guess only 3 monitors will work. I guess I have to find a GPU with 4 outlets?

    Thanks again.
  6. Cyberpower doesn't offer the motherboards that you guys recommended.

    Is the Asus P8Z77-V LK sufficient?
  7. yes
  8. angaddev said:
    yes

    Great. Thanks.
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