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January 8, 2013 10:50:33 PM

Use of build: video editing (adobe premiere and after effects), 3ds max, light gaming

If someone could just check i have everything needed to do a full build, down to the tiniest things (e.g. thermalpaste) and suggest any changes that could increase performance and/or lower price. I would like the option to watercool in the future if i start heavily overclocking. I am hacking the gtx 650 ti to work with adobe premieres mercury playback engine btw. I am mounting the 2 cooler master fans to the bottom of the case for intake and using a splitter to connect it to the controller (will this work?). Also i live in Australia. All help is greatly appreciated. :D 

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($335.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($135.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.00 @ Scorptec)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB Video Card ($189.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($195.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($115.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($169.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Other: Arctic Silver 5 (3.5g) ($9.00)
Other: windows 8 pro ($48.00)
Other: USB 2.0 Bluetooth V 2.0 EDR Dongle Adapter Apple HTC Samsung Win7 Vista Wireless ($2.65)
Other: Anti Static ESD Wrist Strap with Adjustable Ground Bracelet Discharge Strap ($6.90)
Other: Shintaro Internal Card Reader 3.5" ($18.00)
Other: CoolerMaster 120mm 2-Pack Silent LED Fans ($19.00)
Other: 3pin Fan Power Splitter ($3.00)
Total: $1578.55
January 8, 2013 11:02:16 PM

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Other: Anti Static ESD Wrist Strap with Adjustable Ground Bracelet Discharge Strap ($6.90)
Other: Shintaro Internal Card Reader 3.5" ($18.00)
Other: CoolerMaster 120mm 2-Pack Silent LED Fans ($19.00)
Other: 3pin Fan Power Splitter ($3.00)
Other: Arctic Silver 5 (3.5g) ($9.00)


Right off the bat - you're just throwing money away buying this stuff. When choosing parts for a build you don't need to worry about the little things - for the most part everything will come with one part or another and there's no need to buy the same part twice or waste money on things you don't need.

There's far better card readers you could buy. You don't need the extra fans or the fan splitter until you get your build up and running. You can always add fans as needed. Your fan will come with really good thermal compound so you don't need to purchase Silver 5. Static wrist straps are a waste of money. Just build on a clean surface and you'll be fine. Use a plastic floor mat to cover the floor if you're that worried.

Here's what I would suggest - your build is a good start but it could use a lot of improvement:

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CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($335.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($135.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.00 @ Scorptec)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.00 @ Scorptec)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($105.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($329.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($115.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($112.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($19.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 3-Pack (OEM) (32-bit) ($99.00 @ Scorptec)
Total: $1432.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-09 12:01 EST+1100)

Then add whatever monitor you want and you're good to go.
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January 8, 2013 11:50:37 PM


Hey thanks for the quick reply. I do have a few problems with that build though. I would much rather keep the 16gb of ram vs 8gb for renders. Also i would like a modular psu as it would make it a lot easier. I know the corsair 400r is a great case but i hate the look of it. I have to admit im a bit of a show off and wouldnt mind something a bit more stylish. Also with the space im chewing through atm i think ill need at least 2tb. If you dont mind me asking what thermal paste will it come with? And finally what are some examples of better card readers as i still need one. Thanks
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January 9, 2013 12:01:42 AM


Hey thanks for the quick reply. I do have a few problems with that build though. I would much rather keep the 16gb of ram vs 8gb for renders. Also i would like a modular psu as it would make it a lot easier. I know the corsair 400r is a great case but i hate the look of it. I have to admit im a bit of a show off and wouldnt mind something a bit more stylish. Also with the space im chewing through atm i think ill need at least 2tb. If you dont mind me asking what thermal paste will it come with? And finally what are some examples of better card readers as i still need one. Thanks
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January 9, 2013 12:12:02 AM

happyhorse101 said:
Hey thanks for the quick reply. I do have a few problems with that build though. I would much rather keep the 16gb of ram vs 8gb for renders. Also i would like a modular psu as it would make it a lot easier. I know the corsair 400r is a great case but i hate the look of it. I have to admit im a bit of a show off and wouldnt mind something a bit more stylish. Also with the space im chewing through atm i think ill need at least 2tb. If you dont mind me asking what thermal paste will it come with? And finally what are some examples of better card readers as i still need one. Thanks


The Hyper 212 comes with non conductive MX-4 which is actually a better compound than Silver 5 is. Here's a better example of a card reader but this will be quite a bit more expensive: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Much easier to install than a 2.5" unit will be.

Here's a few cases that I think are better than the one you chose if you don't like the 400R - all of these have windows:

- Fractal Design Define R4: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
- NZXT Phantom 410: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
- Silverstone Fortress FT03B: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
- Antec 1100: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
- Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
- Corsair 300R w/Window: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

I'd say get the WD Caviar Black but that's a whopping $175. :ouch: 
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January 9, 2013 1:00:31 AM

I would rather just go for Seagate 2TB, only $99 for pretty much the same thing
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