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January 10, 2013 10:25:59 AM

Hi Everyone!

So i am building my first PC very soon! I am going to use this PC mainly for gaming at max settings. I like to record my games and edit videos as well, but like i said, mainly for gaming. Here are the specs:

Motherboard - Gigabyte G1 Assassin2
GFX Card - Gigabyte Geforce GTX 680 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E 3.0 - (Will buy another if supports SLI)
CPU - Intel Core i7 3930K Unlocked 6-Core LGA 2011 Processor
CPU Fan - Cooler Master X6
PSU - Cooler Master GX-750W
Case - Cooler Master HAF X
RAM - Kingston HyperX Predator 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR3 1866MHz DIMM Memory
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 3.5" 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s - (Will have 2)

I think i have made sure it all works with each other. The case supports the PSU and Motherboard, the Motherboard supports the CPU/CPU Fan and GFX card.

Will this be okay?

PS. Sorry for posting this twice, i accidentally put it in the wrong section before.

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January 11, 2013 1:44:05 AM

Objective:
1. Grate gaming performance.
2. Video Editing on the side.

CPU - 3930k is great for intensive video editing applications, BUT it's almost 600$!!!

if you Wish to invest in a system for Gaming and some video editing on the side, go with the i7 - 3770k. Reasons; Still awesome for gaming (although not necessary to have i7), and when you wish to do your editing, it will have the edge (although not as good as 3930k but 200-300$ cheaper... I think makes a lot of sense)

Motherboard - 400$ motherboard... is really expensive once again...

could get with 3770k
ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 about 275$ which is a very nice mobo

it has 2x PCI-E 16x slots so when you do your SLI you will have best performance you can get (because some boards come with 1x 16x(speed) slot and 1x 8x (speed)

now take that those savings of what? 400$ at least.. and buy yourself Corsair H100 Cooling or H100i so 100 - 125$

I like your choice of Video card actually, I think the gigabyte are very nice, especially with the tripple fan to keep em cool ;) 

PSU I would recommend the Corsair HX850 (your system is about 550watt if SLI and IF you get what I say to get :p )

Ram I would say either g.skill Ripjaws or Corsair vengeance. 16gb is good though if you gonna do editing.

as far as hard drives go.. i dont really know what to tell you since you want to record a lot of game play... I would say... get something quicker for main drive like an SSD or 10k RPM drive and get those barracudas as secondary drives to save your video capturing

although... i am really not sure if your video recording goes through C drive before entering another drive (cuz ssd have certain amount data that can be written before they die, obviously its not like itll die tomorrow) when being saved to another drive. that.. i cannot say....

I personally just went with velociraptor from WD ( i do some video editing too and i didnt want to just trash the drive with all the time doing recording like that [if it were ssd])

hope that helps a little



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January 11, 2013 3:31:44 AM

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CPU - 3930k is great for intensive video editing applications, BUT it's almost 600$!!!


if you Wish to invest in a system for Gaming and some video editing on the side, go with the i7 - 3770k. Reasons; Still awesome for gaming (although not necessary to have i7), and when you wish to do your editing, it will have the edge (although not as good as 3930k but 200-300$ cheaper... I think makes a lot of sense)


Motherboard - 400$ motherboard... is really expensive once again...


could get with 3770k
ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 about 275$ which is a very nice mobo


I completely agree here - there's no need to pay $600 for a CPU and $400 for a motherboard to record game playing when you could spend like 1/2 of that and still get a pretty good system.

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now take that those savings of what? 400$ at least.. and buy yourself Corsair H100 Cooling or H100i so 100 - 125$


I will disagree with that - there's no advantages that the H100 and H100i offer over a Noctua D14. Sure there's Corsair Link but that's not ready for prime time yet.

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I personally just went with velociraptor from WD ( i do some video editing too and i didnt want to just trash the drive with all the time doing recording like that [if it were ssd])0


Those hard drives are ridiculously expensive and NOT WORTH IT. You could get a solid 128GB SSD and a Caviar Black 1TB and come out ahead for the price you'd pay for a 1TB Velociraptor.
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January 11, 2013 3:51:05 AM

Here is my suggestion. It is still way overkill on a lot of the components, but it looks like you are willing to spend it, so here goes.

I left the i7 (but downed it to the 3770k, which is a strong enough CPU) and the 16GB RAM for the video rendering that you would like to do. The 680 is about $80 more expensive than the 670 and you can OC the 670 to be very close to 680 specs. As g-unit said, the Velociraptors are definitely not worth it, an SSD will blow them away. The Assassin motherboard is way more than you need, even for SLI or OC'ing. Stick with air cooling, less concern for problems later down the road. I picked the Noctua but you could easily get by with the 212 EVO for $29. Since I suggested a single card setup, 650W would do fine. If your planning to SLI, go with the 750W. Since budget seems to be higher than average, I would make sure the PSU is modular which is good for cable management (the 650W is suggested is).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($322.28 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($79.33 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1435.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-11 00:42 EST-0500)
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January 11, 2013 9:23:11 AM

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now take that those savings of what? 400$ at least.. and buy yourself Corsair H100 Cooling or H100i so 100 - 125$


I will disagree with that - there's no advantages that the H100 and H100i offer over a Noctua D14. Sure there's Corsair Link but that's not ready for prime time yet.

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The h100 will perform better, even though it may not be by much, still there is a diffirence :p  and it looks better in a case.
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