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January 16, 2013 11:39:19 PM

My other thread seems to have been lost, but Im just wondering...

Here Is what I have selected for this build. Anything I should change before I start placing orders? I'm going to be doing heavy gaming and Rendering along with some 3d modeling and probably some music notation things. (Will be using Poser Debut 10 and Finale 2012, as well as Stencyl. Games include BF 3, Skyrim, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Minecraft, Total War Shogun 2, Total War Rome, WoW, SWTOR, TF2, and MANY others)

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xYRg

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January 17, 2013 12:04:46 AM

That motherboard is socket 2011 so wont work with your 1155 processor .

Why Pay $700 more for equal performance??

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xZz4
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xZz4/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xZz4/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.74 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($479.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1563.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-16 21:04 EST-0500)
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2013 12:31:25 AM

I'd get a 670 instead of a 680. The 680 is only 5% faster (3% after overclocks), but it's $100 more... that's not really worth it.

I'd also consider getting an i5, depending on how much you render, since gaming doesn't benefit whatsoever from an i7.
You could also get a 550w power supply and be fine, but that's no worry.

(And going off of camo's build, do you need two blu-ray readers? That seems like a waste. Same thing for Windows 8 Professional - I'd get windows 7 home premium for $80 - there's not a big difference between the versions besides price.)
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January 17, 2013 12:35:23 AM

if you will over clock a lot get a better cooler
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2013 12:42:01 AM

DarkSable said:
I'd get a 670 instead of a 680. The 680 is only 5% faster (3% after overclocks), but it's $100 more... that's not really worth it.

I'd also consider getting an i5, depending on how much you render, since gaming doesn't benefit whatsoever from an i7.
You could also get a 550w power supply and be fine, but that's no worry.

(And going off of camo's build, do you need two blu-ray readers? That seems like a waste. Same thing for Windows 8 Professional - I'd get windows 7 home premium for $80 - there's not a big difference between the versions besides price.)


He wanted a dvd and a blu ray, might as well make it 2x blu rays for an extra $10? . Yes, and get windows 7.
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January 17, 2013 2:05:01 AM

Hadnt noticed i used two blu rays. my bad. Plus, I will not be overclocking. Im also sort of a nub to computers, myself being 18, but I will be going to college for computer science. What does it mean, if you dont mind explaining, the socket thing with the motherboard?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2013 3:18:03 AM

Your motherboard in your build was X79, correct? Thats a socket 2011 mobo. You need a Z77/H77 mobo for your build.
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January 17, 2013 3:37:53 AM

2 words of advise, do what camohanna said his build looks nice. windows 7 is the best operating system to date, so go with it.
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January 17, 2013 10:31:12 AM

Ehhh... Im kind of a fan of windows 8... IVe had it on this touch screen laptop for 6 months and I sort of love it. Whats the main difference?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2013 5:21:36 PM

But you will have no touch screen... It makes it difficult and some programs are having issues running on windows 8. Its totally up to you but i suggest windows 7 .
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January 17, 2013 8:45:48 PM

I personally prefer 8, but i guess OS is really an opinion thing. I went through the pc part picker that you showed me, and here is what I built. I think its pretty much the same thing, but I changed the processor and RAM. I havnt decided on a motherboard yet.

CPU Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core $499.99
CPU Cooler Scythe SCSMZ-2100 55.5 CFM $29.98
Memory Corsair Dominator 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 $144.99
Storage Intel 520 Series Cherryville 120GB 2.5" SSD $137.98
Western Digital VelociRaptor 500GB 3.5" 10000RPM $135.98
Western Digital VelociRaptor 500GB 3.5" 10000RPM $135.98
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB $559.99
Case NZXT Phantom 820 (Grey) ATX Full Tower $239.99
Power Supply Corsair 860W ATX12V / EPS12V $235.98
Optical Drive LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $45.98
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) $137.99
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2013 9:01:03 PM

No need for a 3930k lol, a 3770k will do you fine in combo with a asrock extreme4
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January 18, 2013 3:13:00 AM

Hey I went to microcenter for a good 2 hours today and had a good long chat with some of the people there. We went over these parts and he said it would be perfect for what I want to do. Since im going to college for Graphics design and CG stuff, I will be doing heavy rendering and 3d modeling, as well as the gaming.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yc5G
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January 18, 2013 3:23:46 AM

The 2011 socket is more future proof that the 1155 socket so that is a positive.
The cooler may be the weakest link in that build.
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January 18, 2013 10:36:14 AM

What would you guys recommend? Thats the cooler that the guy at Microcenter recommended.
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January 18, 2013 10:00:58 PM

To start if you have room in the case this one is one of the best air coolers available.
http://www.acousticpc.com/noctua_nh-d14_se2011_ultra_qu...

Do as much online research as possible since Microcenter will price match New Egg Frys CompUSA/Tiger Direct.
Microcenter will be Cheapest on CPU/MOBO with their instore and combo pricing then on other parts be higher.
You may consider a slight variation in parts selection to maximize the deal.
Like Corsair AX 850 VS the newer 860 on your list Just leave options open in case of favorable sale prices allow upgrade or cheaper simmular option.
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January 18, 2013 10:27:07 PM

Microcenter will price match!?
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January 18, 2013 11:36:14 PM

Yes they will just tell them where.
New Egg is one they matched for me.
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January 19, 2013 12:45:07 AM

Well thanks man! Quickly becoming my new favorite person lol.
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January 19, 2013 12:54:13 AM

Glad to help and good luck with the build.
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January 19, 2013 1:34:07 AM

Does the Microcenter in your area have any other 2011 Mother boards to pick from.
Reviews on that Intel board are not great. And it only has 2 sata 6 ports.
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January 19, 2013 6:57:05 PM

Maybe it wasnt that board, The one he showed me was an Asus Workstation, but Im not sure which one.
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January 20, 2013 3:11:04 AM

The build I made last with the intel DX79SI Board, from microcenter, that whole build (changing the PC cooler to a Cooler Master 212 Evo, It has great reviews... and getting vengeance ram instead as well as a different ODD) Its about 2500, minus 100 since I got a quote on the processor that I was guarenteed a price, so its 2417.
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January 20, 2013 3:24:48 AM

Will you be getting them to match prices with any other vendor?
The power supply you picked is only 2-3% more efficient that the AX850 Gold and costs $76.00 more than the AX850 is they match new egg
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January 20, 2013 5:37:18 AM

If I can get them to price match, yeah.
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January 20, 2013 6:18:42 AM

Also, I was thinking of switching the cpu cooler (Cooler master 212 evo) to the Corsair H100i water cooler. Now Im going to admit this, but Ive stated it before in other threads. Im a computer newbie. Im 17, almost 18 (1 month to go :D  ) but I will be going to college for computer science (minor) and majoring in Graphics design and maybe a little bit of systems engineering or something like that, but my point is, even though im a nub now, I will be going into things like this so I want to learn as much as I can, but anyway, here goes.) I wanted to ask, and this is probobly anyones first question when it comes to water cooling. What are the real chances of the cooler leaking? Im scared of sinking 2400 into my pc and this leaking everywhere over my components...
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January 20, 2013 1:41:05 PM

I ran a H100 and before that H80 and the biggest issue I had was the fan noise.
Performance wise the Noctua cooler will be quieter nearly the same TEMPs and no chance of leaking. The CM 212 has rave reviews but is not on par with the noctua and you are cooling a 130 watt chip.
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January 20, 2013 2:20:51 PM

Noise is not a factor for me, it will not matter. But I changed my mind with the cooler. The only problem is Microcenter does not sell Noctua, and Id prefer to not have to wait for shipped parts to come. The guy I spoke to also said Zalman coolers were pretty good. Any input on that?
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January 20, 2013 3:55:55 PM

Also, motherboard wise, what would you guys say about the Gigabyte Assassin?
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January 20, 2013 8:09:05 PM

Go with a 7970 it is the price of the 670 with better performance than a 680
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January 20, 2013 8:13:58 PM

No sorry. I hate AMD and everything about them.
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January 21, 2013 12:45:11 AM

Im sorry i meant The Gigabyte g1 Assassin 2 not 1.
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January 21, 2013 1:35:11 AM

Does Microcenter carry that board in stock? do you need the wifi built in?
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January 21, 2013 1:52:38 AM

Wifi built in is nice, but I figured I could order the board from MC online.
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January 21, 2013 2:28:03 AM

I am picky about color myself and like a black PCB.
I also like to avoid special orders where possible due to shipping issues and exchange problems in the event of a faulty or damaged product. My entire build was bought local with the exception of a few water cooling parts.
This has WIFI and is in stock at most Microcenter locations.
http://www.microcenter.com/product/403817/GA-X79S-UP5-W...
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January 21, 2013 4:36:01 AM

Personally, I think im going to go with the Assassin 2. The Bios is so much better and it offers improved graphics performance and many other things. Just one more question for you though. Even though the board says X79, will my z77 processor processor work with it?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 21, 2013 4:41:04 AM

No it wont. and it is a 2011 processor and a 1155 processor. x79/z77 is the chipset.
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January 21, 2013 4:42:29 AM

Right thanks for that.. Plus, just read a bunch of reviews... not happy... I dont know what mobo i should settle on. I want something That DOMINATES and works good for around the 250 price range...
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January 21, 2013 4:54:01 AM

Well if I can get something cheaper that performs just as well, ill spring for that to. Just nothing relating to gpus :p  Hate amd
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 21, 2013 4:56:21 AM

ThatGamerGuy said:
Well if I can get something cheaper that performs just as well, ill spring for that to. Just nothing relating to gpus :p  Hate amd


There is nothing wrong with amd...
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January 21, 2013 4:57:46 AM

And wont the sabertooth not work? Its an 1155
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 21, 2013 5:11:41 AM

The sabretooth is a socket 1155 (Z77 mobo) so it will work.
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January 21, 2013 12:11:30 PM

The OP is buying a 3930K 2011 processor so 1155 is out.
Sabertooth is available in socket 2011
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