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February 10, 2013 3:35:45 AM

This is my first computer build , any advice are there any changes i should make to the parts i have chosen?

thanks for your input


LiteON SATA DVD-RW 24X Black $22.00

Sharkoon 120mm Silent Eagle Modular Fan $16.00

Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64bit OEM $145.00

Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler $84.00

Thermaltake BlacX Edition V6 (With HDD Dock) $75.00

1 x Western Digital 2TB SATA3 64M Black(WD2002FAEX) $165.00

2 x Intel 520 series 120GB SSD Kit $149.00

Antec EA-650 Platinum Power Supply, 80PLUS Platinum $122.00

Asus P8H77-M PRO P8H77-M PRO.H77 4xDDR3 2xPCI-E16 GBL SATA3 USB3.0 RA $109.00

Intel Core i7 3770K/3.50GHz/8MB CACHE/LGA1155 Ivy Bridge $330.00 $
Gigabyte GTX 660Ti WF2 EDITION PCI-E 3.0 2GB DDR5 2x DVI , HDMI, DP, Fan $309.00

Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) Vengeance CMZ32GX3M4A1600C9 1600MHz DDR3 CL9 $215.00


The system will be used primarily for photshop editing and playing with large files. I am not sure if i need a 650w power supply or if this if over kill
thanks

a c 105 B Homebuilt system
February 10, 2013 4:05:35 AM

You might want to fill out this form, it will give us the info needed to best help you.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgra...

Initial impressions
- No need for a graphics card if this is just a photoshop rig.
- You got a chip that can overclock and a board that cant
- Way too much RAM, video editing rigs dont need that much. 16GB is a more reasonable amount.
- Motherboard is M-ATX in an ATX case, also no need for a premium motherboard.
- The hair combs they glue to Vengeance RAM will get in the way of your large (and overkill) CPU cooler.
February 10, 2013 4:28:08 AM


HI and thanks for your comments looks like i need to review my build i have put it into the correct format and hope you can lead me in the right direction as to what i need.


Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.:

Tomorrow



Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) Before / After Rebates; Before / After Shipping

Budget after shipping$2000.00 AUD


System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

Photography , photoshop , photshop addins , internet


Are you buying a monitor: Yes / No

No not atm but thinking of an ENZIO Eizo S2433W 24 Inch Widescreen FlexScan LCD Monitor i also want to use and older 27inch monitor so i need dual screens

Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

NIL

Do you need to buy OS: Yes / No
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Yes but that was only if i needed 32mb of ram , i have windows home version from and older computer


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)

Umart brisbane qld australia

parts i was thinking of buying

LiteON SATA DVD-RW 24X Black $22.00
Sharkoon 120mm Silent Eagle Modular Fan $16.00
Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64bit OEM $145.00
Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler $84.00
Thermaltake BlacX Edition V6 (With HDD Dock) $75.00
Western Digital 2TB SATA3 64M Black(WD2002FAEX) $165.00
Intel 520 series 120GB SSD Kit $149.00 $298.00
Antec EA-650 Platinum Power Supply, 80PLUS Platinum $122.00
Asus P8H77-M PRO P8H77-M PRO.H77 4xDDR3 2xPCI-E16 GBL SATA3 USB3.0 RA $109.00
Intel Core i7 3770K/3.50GHz/8MB CACHE/LGA1155 Ivy Bridge $330.00
Gigabyte GTX 660Ti WF2 EDITION PCI-E 3.0 2GB DDR5 2x DVI , HDMI, DP, Fan $309.00
Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) Vengeance CMZ32GX3M4A1600C9 1600MHz DDR3 CL9 $215.00



Umart brisbane queensland australia






Location: City, State/Region, Country - we need to know where these parts are being assembled and whether there are good store-only deals available

Brisbane qld australia


Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU)
NO idea


Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe

maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe
No idea


Your Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200 or if you're upgrading please state what you'd want to get)

1024 x 768

Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC. Please also list specific software or games you're using)

Need to have windows , would like a quiet pc , i use photshop and for gaming starcraft



And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: (e.g. I'm having trouble running game X or my PSU broke)

My laptop cannot handle photoshop



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a b B Homebuilt system
February 10, 2013 5:04:58 AM

same yourself some cash drop the i7 to an i5 3570. your not going to see any real slowdown with an i5 over an i7 in photoshop. the i7 is great if your hard core gamer. i would swap out the power supply for a 750 bronze or silver cosair or sesonic unit. running with a slightly oversized ps will have it run cool. it the 12v leg not the output you have to look at.wattage of the cpu plus the wattage of the gpu. also 32g is way overkill i have 8g system and have never run out of ram. I would look into picking up two 8g low profile ram sticks.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
you also picked out a k chip for the cpu and a locked mb a h77 mb. if you keep that mb then pick up a non k chip that save you some more cash if your not going to overclock the system.
also see if windows 8 64 bit cd oem is less then 7. with the ssd and newer mb widows 8 quick boot take only few sec to turn on.
you may want to look at set of 20-23 inch monitors. with newer mb and gpu you can set up a two monitor system and have photoshop open on one screen and web or word or another app on the other.
February 10, 2013 5:18:12 AM

thanks for that smorizo appreciate your time in answering me

can you recommend a good motherboard , and case?


February 10, 2013 5:28:23 AM

you can actually get a seagate barracuda 3TB for $30 less (cause its on sale) on newegg

you can get the Corsair Vengeance 32gb for cheaper on amazon im getting it for $183.99 cause im a prime member but you can get the trial order it and then cancel the trial if you dont want to pay $80 for membership.


a b B Homebuilt system
February 10, 2013 6:04:57 AM
February 11, 2013 6:00:52 AM

hi guys

after the feedback have got a new build for you to review for me...



Corsair 16G (4x4GB) Vengeance CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 DDR3 $109.00

1 x Western Digital 2TB SATA3 64M Black(WD2002FAEX) $165.00

3 x Intel 520 series 120GB SSD Kit $149.00

Asus P8H77-M PRO P8H77-M PRO.H77 4xDDR3 2xPCI-E16 GBL SATA3 USB3.0 RA $109.00

Asus DRW-24B5ST BLK/G/AS 24X DVD-RW $23.50

Intel Core i5 3570 LGA1155 CPU 3.4Ghz 6Mb Cache Ivy Bridge
$209.00


CoolerMaster Elite RC344SKN2 MATX with 420W USB3.0 $78.00



Total
$1140.50

I have got a mouse , keyboard and monitor do if i want to run to monitors do i need to purchase anything else? I also have a version of windows 7 home edition is this ok to use...

I am not buying a video card as yet but may upgrade to this later if required.

All comments and assitance is greatly welcomed.

thanks in advance









a b B Homebuilt system
February 11, 2013 7:17:35 AM

intel i5 has a built in gpu. just look at the video output ports on the mb and your monitor. the smaller blue cables are vga and the white cables on monitors are dvi ports. for the ram look into getting a 8g kit with 2 dimms to free up two dimm slots in case you need more ram.
February 11, 2013 8:02:01 AM

thanks smorizio you are a legend
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