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January 13, 2013 7:57:21 PM

First I would like to say hello to everyone. This is my first post here, however I am sure I will be very active with the community.

I am currently working on a new build for my home. The main problem I have is I just cant make up my mind. I would also like to make sure I receive the most bang for my buck.

Currently I have the following items for the newbuild:

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower

Power: 750W

Storage: 2 TB


I just cant make up my mind on i5 or i7, Ram, and Video Card.

The main purpose of the build would be for online gaming and also music and video editing. I shoot promotion videos/commercials for companies.

Currently I am doing all of that off my Macbook pro 8gigs. Video Editing on Final Cut.


I would like to keep the price for the remaining items under $1,500. However, if it goes above slightly for top of line I can understand that. If anyone could give some assistance on this I would be most appreciated.


Thank You
-Chris

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January 13, 2013 8:11:17 PM

overcloking?
sli/crossfire (=dual gpu)?
OS/monitor?
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January 13, 2013 8:19:26 PM

Overclocking Yes.

sli/crossfire (=dual gpu) I believe I will start with 1 video card because of the budget

OS= Windows 7

Monitor= I use my flat screen 36inch Vizio
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January 13, 2013 11:49:47 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($102.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1097.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-13 20:49 EST-0500)
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January 14, 2013 8:46:58 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($138.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($424.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($135.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($25.28 @ TigerDirect)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1324.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-14 05:46 EST-0500)

Not sure if you need sound card for your music work.
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January 16, 2013 7:16:04 PM

butremor said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($138.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($424.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($135.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($25.28 @ TigerDirect)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1324.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-14 05:46 EST-0500)

Not sure if you need sound card for your music work.



Possible a sound card what would you recommend?
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January 17, 2013 12:29:43 AM

crzoid said:
Possible a sound card what would you recommend?


Unless you want the whole surround sound setup, the one in the Extreme4 will be enough.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2013 10:35:53 AM

motherboard has sound intergrated
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