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February 5, 2013 11:19:17 AM

Hello, I am purchasing a prebuilt and would just like feedback from users who have experience with similar builds.

Coolermaster Haf 922
Asrock z77 extreme4
Intel i7-3770k stock heatsink
HD 7870 2GB
2x4GB G Skill 1600MHz
120GB intel ssd
750 Corsair psu 80+certified crossfire ready
10x LG blu ray burner
Windows 7 Home Premium
24" lcd 1080P Dynex tv as monitor via HDMI


I intend to play Skyrim and some MMORPGs and I do a variety of photo/video editing and 3d rendering. I also multi-task like no one's business. Any feedback would be extremely appreciated before I process my order. As always, thank you.

As a side note, I am deathly allergic to thermal paste and shops in my state do not install heatsinks or cooling systems on intel because of merchant laws. So please, do not recommend that I purchase the 212 evo.

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February 5, 2013 12:18:06 PM

If you are forced to use the stock CPU cooler (still has thermal paste on it), you could save some money getting a non K CPU because you won't be overclocking. Other than that, it looks good to me.
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February 5, 2013 1:34:49 PM

What about getting a prebuilt from Cyberpower, iBuypower, etc? They will install improved paste and 3rd party heatsinks (or liquid cooled).

Either way, nice build.
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February 5, 2013 3:37:31 PM

First off, thank you. It is from iBuyPower in fact. I am getting the k because at some point I will overclock, after I find a trustworthy person to change out my cooler. IBC only offers the stock cooler and 2 closed looped coolers. I was able to choose the expensive thermal paste however, but I don't want a water cooler system.

A main goal of mine was to build a system that I could expand upon for the next 2-4 years. Does it look like I have done so with this build?
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February 5, 2013 4:00:43 PM

Copy.

I'd say you're good for a while. I plan to run mine for another 3 or so years.
- You're at the top end of CPUs for that socket but with the potential to OC down the road
- Can SLI if needed (mobo and psu are suitable) or get a faster single card later
- Room for two more sticks of RAM
- Reasonable array of USB and SATA connectivity
So yeah - very nice :) 

Only thing I can see is if you use firewire for your video equipment you're out of luck with that mobo.
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February 5, 2013 4:03:24 PM

Stock cooler? No.. Just no... I forgot if it was an LGA1155 or not, but if so, get a Coolermaster Hyper 212... Best heatsink for the price...
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February 5, 2013 4:45:11 PM

I am upgrading from my laptop. I'm a writer with a sweet spot for graphical creativity. I am hoping to demolish any programs I run across. I really appreciate the reassurance JED. Mclubbun, c'mon, was that a joke or what?
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February 5, 2013 4:50:08 PM

I think he just didn't read your posts... At any rate, the 212 Evo is really good bang for the buck. I was stable and cool up to 4.4GHz with it so no complaints.
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February 5, 2013 6:27:16 PM

Yeah sorry... I opened the page and went to go make a sandwich... Came back and replied quite a bit later...
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February 5, 2013 7:13:05 PM

You are right, I'm getting the evo 212. Also sammiches are great. Thanks for the help guys.
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February 5, 2013 7:13:31 PM

Best answer selected by easyspeak.
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February 5, 2013 7:22:55 PM

I'd recommend you get a full 16G of ram. It is marginally better for gaming, but for a lot of video editing and massive multitasking, you could use it.

Also, if you have another $100 laying around, get a 240GB SSD. It will give you a much larger sandbox to play in.
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February 5, 2013 7:25:14 PM

babernet_1 said:
I'd recommend you get a full 16G of ram. It is marginally better for gaming, but for a lot of video editing and massive multitasking, you could use it.

Also, if you have another $100 laying around, get a 240GB SSD. It will give you a much larger sandbox to play in.


The gaming RAM thing isn't true. Games use a MAX of 4gb RAM. The other 4gb is more than enough to allocate to the rest of the computer. 8gb is all any gaming rig needs. 16gb RAM will be the same or even possibly slower is certain instances.
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February 5, 2013 7:51:10 PM

tiny voices said:
The gaming RAM thing isn't true. Games use a MAX of 4gb RAM. The other 4gb is more than enough to allocate to the rest of the computer. 8gb is all any gaming rig needs. 16gb RAM will be the same or even possibly slower is certain instances.


You need to get out of your gaming cookie cutter mode. He is doing video editing and heavy multitasking. Here is a little blurb on RAM:

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/how-much-ram-do-i-ne...
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