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January 13, 2013 8:58:49 PM

Hey there, just got money to finish my build.

I use my pc for gaming and video editing.

I already own:

Cpu - i7 2700k (going to oc to 4.5ghz)
Gpu - Asus gtx 670
Case - CM storm trooper
Psu - XFX xxx 750w modular

I still need:

Mobo: (MSI z77 mpower)?
Cooler: (h100i)?
Ram: (corsair 2x8gb)?
Ssd: (samsung 840 128gb)?
Hdd: (seagate barracuda 1tb)?
Ops: (windows 8 full)?

Please help me make this either better or cheaper! thanks!

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January 13, 2013 9:24:37 PM

This all looks pretty good but is there a certain reason why you're getting Windows 8 over 7? Also is this a gaming machine? If so you only need 8GB rather than the 16GB you choose.
January 13, 2013 9:31:08 PM

imo, msi < asrock. Asrock z77 extreme4 is good and cheap.
liquid cooling? i think air is just easier, and again cheaper. CM 212 EVO
samsung 840pro - top notch, tier 1 ssd.
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January 13, 2013 11:36:03 PM

kassuba39 said:
This all looks pretty good but is there a certain reason why you're getting Windows 8 over 7? Also is this a gaming machine? If so you only need 8GB rather than the 16GB you choose.


as it says i do video editing and i really need more than 8gb of ram, and i will probably upgrade to 32 later. windows 8 over 7 is because i would have to get windows 7 professional to be able to have more than 16gb of ram, so i save 40 dollars by going with windows 8.
January 13, 2013 11:47:58 PM

hiporc said:
as it says i do video editing and i really need more than 8gb of ram, and i will probably upgrade to 32 later. windows 8 over 7 is because i would have to get windows 7 professional to be able to have more than 16gb of ram, so i save 40 dollars by going with windows 8.


Oh okay then this build is great! I would get an Asrock Z77 Extreme4 as your motherboard.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 13, 2013 11:58:11 PM

Quote:
I already own:

Cpu - i7 2700k (going to oc to 4.5ghz)
Gpu - Asus gtx 670
Case - CM storm trooper
Psu - XFX xxx 750w modular

I still need:

Mobo: (MSI z77 mpower)?
Cooler: (h100i)?
Ram: (corsair 2x8gb)?
Ssd: (samsung 840 128gb)?
Hdd: (seagate barracuda 1tb)?
Ops: (windows 8 full)?


id agree with the Asrock z77 X4, i think for the SSD why not get a Vertex 4 much cheaper and the speed difference.
January 14, 2013 12:22:39 AM

butremor said:
imo, msi < asrock. Asrock z77 extreme4 is good and cheap.
liquid cooling? i think air is just easier, and again cheaper. CM 212 EVO
samsung 840pro - top notch, tier 1 ssd.


i think i am going to stick with the msi board, as they do a 24 hour hand test on each board b4 they leave the factory. Also, i am probably going to stick with the h100 over the evo because i am overclocking.
January 14, 2013 12:27:05 AM

tech_twist said:
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I already own:

Cpu - i7 2700k (going to oc to 4.5ghz)
Gpu - Asus gtx 670
Case - CM storm trooper
Psu - XFX xxx 750w modular

I still need:

Mobo: (MSI z77 mpower)?
Cooler: (h100i)?
Ram: (corsair 2x8gb)?
Ssd: (samsung 840 128gb)?
Hdd: (seagate barracuda 1tb)?
Ops: (windows 8 full)?


id agree with the Asrock z77 X4, i think for the SSD why not get a Vertex 4 much cheaper and the speed difference.


ocz has a long background of poorly made products. also all of their bench marks are tested with little data on the ssd, as they preform much much worse than other drives over 50%. i like the customer review from samsungs products. I would have gone the 830 as it is faster than the 840, but there are no more 128gb drives left.
January 14, 2013 3:59:51 AM

hiporc said:
i think i am going to stick with the msi board, as they do a 24 hour hand test on each board b4 they leave the factory. Also, i am probably going to stick with the h100 over the evo because i am overclocking.


:lol:  then why ask for help if you don't want to consider all the help. :lol: 

I also agree with asrock over msi. I'm not into Msi boards and heard some bad rep about their boards. And yeah air > water. easier and almost same temps. also what if that water leaks. :bounce: 
January 14, 2013 4:07:01 AM

Nothing wrong with MSI or OCZ products..OCZ had slight issues in the past which was fixed with firmware updates. Their new products eg. Vertex 4 are very good. Don't work on hype....

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January 14, 2013 4:23:46 AM
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hiporc said:
as it says i do video editing and i really need more than 8gb of ram, and i will probably upgrade to 32 later. windows 8 over 7 is because i would have to get windows 7 professional to be able to have more than 16gb of ram, so i save 40 dollars by going with windows 8.

Windows 7 x64 Home basic is limited to 8GB of memory, Home Premium can utilize 16GB, while Win 7 x64 Pro can use 192GB (if you happen to be running a server chassis).

So you can use Win 7 x64 Home Premium and skip the gawd awful Win 8 mess and still run 16GB of memory.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa366778(v=vs.85).aspx

Both Win 8 x64 and Win 7 x64 Home Premium OEM are $100. Both Win 8 x64 Pro and Win 7 x64 Pro are $140. However, if you buy the Win 7 Home Premium and later decide to upgrade to 32GB of memory, you're SOL. The basic Win 8 x64 will allow you to go up to 128GB of memory, while you're limited to only 16GB on Win 7 Home Premium. Personally I won't touch anything other than Win 7 x64 Pro as Win 8 is a nightmare. If you're okay with having a tablet interface as your OS, then you will be fine with Win 8.
January 14, 2013 4:27:45 AM

i am probably going to stick with the h100 over the evo because i am overclocking.
January 14, 2013 12:45:59 PM

its your opinion to stick with the h100 then if you want it then get it. other than the opinions stated theres nothing to argue about its just a matter of choice.
January 16, 2013 2:38:28 AM

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