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January 19, 2013 4:19:31 AM

Hello my fellow companions throughout the internet; I'm here today to ask for some reviews and opinions on the new desktop I'm building.

I'm a NL gamer and I need it to be decent to play everything that is a new game, AND I need it to be capable of live-streaming my WoW Raids.


First of all, I have three important parts that I'm keeping: my Case (Haf 922), my HDDs and my PSU (Corsair CX500).



This is the setup I have in mind, considering a 1200USD budget (as seen in Tigerdirect.com [might take suggestions]):

CPU: i7 3770K
MoBo: ASUS Z77 SaberTooth
RAM: 16GBs of Corsair (I'm still considering if I'm going for Vengeance or XMS, opinions appreciated)
GPU: eVGA GTX680
CPU Cooler: Corsair H40


PS. I do not live in the US, therefore, if one is suggesting websites, I need it to have online shopping.


Thanks in advance


Edit: My current resolution is 1440x900, but I intend picking up a 1920x1080 monitor. No SLI intended

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January 19, 2013 4:38:21 AM

I would get a 3570k, asrock extreme4, 8gb ram, and a 7970 ghz.
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January 19, 2013 4:54:24 AM

that ps isnt that great id upgrade it to a 620watts from seasonic. for better quality and better efficiency.

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (€206.85 @ Amazon Deutchland)
CPU Cooler: Antec KUHLER H2O 920 110.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (€89.27 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (€130.29 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€79.31 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (€355.95 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Total: €861.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 07:53 CET+0100)

total price:€861.67

thats close to ur 1200$ us. i tried getting u the 680 and 3770k but doesnt simply fit in ur 1200$ us budget.

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January 19, 2013 5:34:40 AM

And considering that I might go a little bit further on my budget, I should get the 3770k for a smoother live-stream sessions and video editing, right?

Also, I don't know if that was the reason, but I'm not in europe either, but still, thanks for the reply.
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January 19, 2013 6:59:13 AM

i7 3770k @ microcenter for $230
asrock z77 extreme4 @ microcenter for $125
16 gb pny 1.65v 1600 mhz pc3 12800 ram @ newegg for $70
evga gtx 680 2gb dedicated @ newegg for $470
evo 212 cooler @ newegg for $30
corsair hx750 80 plus gold @ newegg for $150 (will future proof yourself and put your system at optimal power usage)
total cost = $1075
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January 19, 2013 7:17:07 AM

Football32player32 said:
i7 3770k @ microcenter for $230
asrock z77 extreme4 @ microcenter for $125
16 gb pny 1.65v 1600 mhz pc3 12800 ram @ newegg for $70
evga gtx 680 2gb dedicated @ newegg for $470
evo 212 cooler @ newegg for $30
corsair hx750 80 plus gold @ newegg for $150 (will future proof yourself and put your system at optimal power usage)
total cost = $1075


He doesn't live in the US....

You are not supposed to use 1.65V ram with that CPU. Unless you want to void the CPU warranty.
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January 19, 2013 11:40:21 AM

I dont live in the US right, but I'm having a trip to your country in a few weeks, thus why I asked for links in case you had other suggestions besides TigerDirect.

So, should I keep the i7 and the 680, instead of saving a bit and going with the i5 and 670 as the other members suggested?


Cheers
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January 19, 2013 11:53:31 AM

je kan denk ik het beste de i7 laten vallen aangezien je geen video-editing gaat doen, je 680 zou ik lekker houden :) 
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January 19, 2013 12:08:46 PM

toine777 said:
je kan denk ik het beste de i7 laten vallen aangezien je geen video-editing gaat doen, je 680 zou ik lekker houden :) 



Using google translate:
toine777 said:
I think the best you can drop the i7 since you not going to do video editing, you 680 should I keep good



Ok, I do edit videos too. I forgot to mention in the first post

These are the programms I use the most:
Sony Vegas
AfterFX
Particle Illusion
Cinema4D for 3d modeling
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January 19, 2013 12:40:25 PM

Alright. So if you want to have the option to do video editing, streaming, 3D work etc. Then go with the i7 3770k(you can still do all of these with a 3570k but if you're planning to do all of these on a daily basis then get the 3770k) If not stick with the i5 3570k. If you feel like you can afford the gtx 680 and don't want to switch to a different gpu then keep it. Its an amazing card ;P. But if you want to save $100 then get a gtx 670. Both of these GTX 670's are amazing. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I'd also recommend getting a new power supply. I'm not sure if 500w would cut it with the components you have. Theres a seasonic x-850w on sale right now at newegg for $140 PLUS a $20 mail in rebate card so $120. Heres the link for that http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... The motherboard you have is amazing also. Heres some other choices you could go with for your motherboard.

Asus P8Z77-v Pro $199 @Newegg - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus Maximus V Gene $199 @Newegg - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H $189 @Newegg - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asrock Z77 Extreme4 $134 @Newegg - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hopefully this was helpful and good luck with your build! I'm sure it'll be amazing no matter what components you choose!

EDIT: I just saw that you will be editing. Yes definitely get the i7 3770k. Its worth the extra $100 if you will be doing that on a daily basis.
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January 19, 2013 1:05:03 PM

Potential said:
Alright. So if you want to have the option to do video editing, streaming, 3D work etc. Then go with the i7 3770k(you can still do all of these with a 3570k but if you're planning to do all of these on a daily basis then get the 3770k) If not stick with the i5 3570k. If you feel like you can afford the gtx 680 and don't want to switch to a different gpu then keep it. Its an amazing card ;P. But if you want to save $100 then get a gtx 670. Both of these GTX 670's are amazing. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I'd also recommend getting a new power supply. I'm not sure if 500w would cut it with the components you have. Theres a seasonic x-850w on sale right now at newegg for $140 PLUS a $20 mail in rebate card so $120. Heres the link for that http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... The motherboard you have is amazing also. Heres some other choices you could go with for your motherboard.

Asus P8Z77-v Pro $199 @Newegg - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus Maximus V Gene $199 @Newegg - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H $189 @Newegg - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asrock Z77 Extreme4 $134 @Newegg - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hopefully this was helpful and good luck with your build! I'm sure it'll be amazing no matter what components you choose!

EDIT: I just saw that you will be editing. Yes definitely get the i7 3770k. Its worth the extra $100 if you will be doing that on a daily basis.



Thanks for the answer Potential, you definitely answered to every question I had. Since you're not the first one to tell me that I should replace my PSU, I'm considering to go for an Asrock Z77 extreme4 instead, and save some extra money for a more suitable PSU.

I'm quite satisfied with my Corsair one, so I might take a look into some of their modular PSUs available.

Thank you, once again.

Edit: I did find a HX750 (Corsair) for a really good price. I might order that one, since it would fit my desires
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January 19, 2013 1:05:18 PM

Best answer selected by Heinzen.
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January 19, 2013 2:31:08 PM

As I said, I'm not in europe either. I'm from Brazil and will buy these components in the US, hence why I asked for american stores.

Either way, if anyone read my comment, a HX750 (Corsair) should handle the deal, right? And also, iceblock suggested Vengeance for my RAM, that should be ok, since I agree with the statement, but does anyone else has a different suggestion?
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