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January 28, 2013 1:11:07 AM

Here's my upcoming build, it'll be my second build, but the first that I'll do alone.


Budget: ~$2200
Specs:
Case- Corsair 500r
MoBo- Asrock z77 Extreme6
Processor: i7 3770k
Cooler: Corsair H100i
Graphics Cards: 2x Asus Direct CU II GTX 680's w/ 4Gb
HDD: 1TB WD Black (looking to buy a 128 or 512 SSD in the future)
RAM: 16GB (8GBx2) of G-Skill Ripjaws X Blue @ 9-9-9
PSU: Corsair AX850
DVD Drive: The Asus $20 DVD Drive on newegg.

(Hopefully that's everything, if I'm missing something, pls lmk)

My main question: Is this a good build for a bit less than $2200?

Second question: Will the 850watt PSU be able to hold all this down, and in the future, one more SSD? (Maybe a bit of overclocking, but nothing too extreme, minor stuff

Thanks in advance!
January 28, 2013 2:14:14 AM

The build looks good; I would increase your PSU to 1000w unit for more system longevity
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January 28, 2013 2:15:12 AM

whats ur country of origin and maximum budget in ur country.

also do u need monitor+key+mousse+os thanks.

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January 28, 2013 10:05:42 AM

avenseth12 said:
The build looks good; I would increase your PSU to 1000w unit for more system longevity


Could you suggest any good 1000 Watt PSU's? I picked to stay with the AX850 because Corsair makes kick ass PSU's, but I'm pretty sure they don't sell any 1000 watt PSU's, and the AX1200 goes over my budget, but if need be, I'll save up a bit more money if it's worth it.
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January 28, 2013 10:10:13 AM

iceclock said:
whats ur country of origin and maximum budget in ur country.

also do u need monitor+key+mousse+os thanks.


I do have a monitor, and mouse, but I need a keyboard, and I'll be looking to gt a nicer monitor in the future since the one I have is like 5 years old now. I also got the OS and country is USA
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January 28, 2013 3:36:09 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A5VE
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A5VE/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A5VE/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Thermaltake eSPORTS Meka Wired Gaming Keyboard ($67.86 @ Newegg)
Total: $1745.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 12:35 EST-0500)

Base Total: $1897.63
Combo Discounts: -$16.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$60.00
Shipping: $7.87
Total: $1829.50

no need for 680s. and 4gbs of vram is useless for a while in games.

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January 28, 2013 4:01:59 PM

What kind of monitors are you using ? What resolution ? If you aren't gaming at 2560x1440 or trying to surround game at 5760x1080 then you certainly don't need two 670s or 680s. If you don't have a 27" 2560x1440 get something like the iceclock build above and add one of those Korean monitors off of ebay (or check monoprice.com or microcenter if you have one, they sell them for a little extra markup).
As far as power supply, quality 850watt is enough, and you can add as many drives as you want -the power draw in the system is all going to be to the video cards - SSDs & even normal spinning platter hard disks barely register.
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January 28, 2013 7:56:23 PM

Ok, I'm getting the two 680's, because they're awesome ass cards, and in the future I will be running a 3 monitor 2560x1440 setup.

And no, this build isn't just for gaming, it's primarily for video editing, so I need rendering as fast as possible.
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January 28, 2013 7:58:34 PM

iceclock said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A5VE
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A5VE/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A5VE/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Thermaltake eSPORTS Meka Wired Gaming Keyboard ($67.86 @ Newegg)
Total: $1745.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 12:35 EST-0500)

Base Total: $1897.63
Combo Discounts: -$16.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$60.00
Shipping: $7.87
Total: $1829.50

no need for 680s. and 4gbs of vram is useless for a while in games.


except I don't have a microcenter anywhere near me...
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