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Anonymous
January 22, 2013 8:56:30 PM

Hey guys!
I just put together a list of components for my first PC build and I'm looking for some feedback. I'm not on that tight of a budget so if anyone has some recommendations, please let me know! By the way, The computer is going to be used for gaming, as well as mad multitasking. I'm aware that the 3770K is a tad overkill but I managed to snag a really good deal for it.

Case: Rosewill Thor V2

Processor: Intel i7-3770K

Cooler: Antec Kuhler H20 920

Motherboard: Msi Z77 Mpower

Memory: 8Gb Corsair 1866MHz Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9

Video card: Msi GTX 670 Power edition

Storage: Corsair Force GT 180Gb

Power supply: Antec Earthwatts 750W PSU

Generic DVD drive and card reader

Any comments would be appreciated!
Thanks!

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January 22, 2013 9:49:27 PM

You don't need an i7 unless you want hyper-threading. Get an i5 3570k.
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January 22, 2013 9:53:32 PM

Alright thanks for the reply! I will be using the computer primarily for gaming so yeah intel is the way to go for me. As for the cooler I did include an all-in-one water loop from Antec. I'll consider getting a smaller SSD with a hard drive, I hadn't really thought of the mass storage aspect. Any other recommendations or perhaps some compatability issues I would have missed? Thanks again guys!
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January 22, 2013 10:42:08 PM

-corsair doesnt make power supplies. they get it from CWT, seasonic, and flextronics. the rosewell that i chose is made by superflower, a company on par with seasonic.

-that is just bs. a i7 3770k will perform better than a fx 8350 in pretty much everything. just that if you want to save money, piledriver is the way to go

-crucial m4 is rather outdated and slow compared to the other solutions. and the price per gb right now isnt quite as good as the one i suggested

-once again, corsair does not make watercoolers. they get them from asetek (same place where antec gets theirs) and coolit. either one of them are crap. go get yourself a good heatsink like a nh-u12p SE2, nh-d14 or go get custom. the hyper 212 is where you need to start if you are looking for something on a budget.

-if he picks a k chip and a z77 overclocking board, im pretty dam sure he is going to overclock
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January 22, 2013 10:42:54 PM

if you are not a serious multi-tasker, a i5 will do. fx will also do that job. just uses double the power of a intel chip in the process
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January 22, 2013 10:44:30 PM

whats ur max budget and do u need screen+os+keyz+mousse?

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Anonymous
January 23, 2013 2:09:41 AM

Max budget is when I run out of money haha, in other words if I don't have the money now I'll save up for later. As for peripherals, I'm already equipped!
Thanks TheBigTroll, your name kind of threw me off but you're giving some good advice. Since I already bought the i7 (and yes I'm going to overclock it), I'll stick with that.
I was thinking corsair Force GT because I found one that was refurbished for about 0.75$/Gb. What do you think of refurbished SSDs??
Also, I really want a water cooled setup but I'm kind of a noob so I rather a closed loop are they any good ones you could suggest??
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January 23, 2013 2:10:49 AM

so whats the rest of ur parts u need? and i need max budget in a us dollar figure :) 

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Anonymous
January 23, 2013 2:14:06 AM

Iceclock, The parts I listed are all tentative except for the 3770K and my budget is, let's say 1500$, but it really isn't strict. The parts I chose are mainly by price point since I really don't know all that much about DIY PCs yet, it is my first build :)  I don't need anything else other than what's on this list so like keyboard, mouse, monitor, etc. are all covered, I just put the i7 in there for compatibility reasons.
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January 23, 2013 2:48:45 AM

do u live close to a microcenter by any chance?

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Anonymous
January 23, 2013 3:24:48 AM

I live in Quebec I don't know if we have any :S
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Anonymous
January 23, 2013 3:25:39 AM

Oh and one more question, would the power supply I chose be of high enough capacity to support a second graphics card with this setup?
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January 23, 2013 3:42:16 AM

anyways since ur in quebec,canada heres a build for u minus the 3770k :) 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/z5Qy
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/z5Qy/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/z5Qy/benchmarks/

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.78 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($118.24 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.45 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($90.99 @ Computer Valley)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $1059.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 00:41 EST-0500)

Base Total: $1119.40
Mail-in Rebates: -$60.00
Total: $1059.40

7950 overclocks to 7970 levels and that rivals a 680 and beats it at times :)  better bang for bucks than 670 tbh.

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Anonymous
January 23, 2013 3:46:52 AM

wow nice! Thanks Iceclock! I'll take your word for it that seems like a nice build! Although, I'm really looking forward to Nvidia shield so I might just stick to the 670, other than that awesome thanks again!
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January 23, 2013 4:00:50 AM

aight than let me revise this.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/z5ZM
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/z5ZM/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/z5ZM/benchmarks/

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.78 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($118.24 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.45 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($300.03 @ NCIX)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($90.99 @ Computer Valley)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $1079.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 01:00 EST-0500)

Base Total: $1149.40
Mail-in Rebates: -$69.96
Total: $1079.44

tu vas avoir du fun avec ca mon ami :) 

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Anonymous
January 23, 2013 4:11:25 AM

Best answer selected by mitchdrum29.
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January 23, 2013 4:11:47 AM

enjoy ur new rig brother, qc power :) 

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Anonymous
January 23, 2013 4:12:38 AM

Wow I never expected to get this much feedback! First timer here at Tom's lol
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January 23, 2013 4:13:00 AM

its cool, and ur from quebec, gatineau here brother. keep the neo-france alive :) 

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Anonymous
January 23, 2013 4:14:05 AM

Thanks Iceclock! The rig is gonna be crazy,
I can get an Antec H2O 920 for 55$ though so I'm gonna do that probably.
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January 23, 2013 4:16:43 AM

no problem.

might as well get some nice ocs off that beast with that h20 :p 

feel free to msg me if u require more assistance cheers.

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