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February 19, 2013 12:51:10 AM

I need everything except HDD and Optical.

Monitor and Windows 7 is needed!

I'll be using it for video editing and gaming, So I might need i7 and 16gb ram.


Help would be appreciated. :) 

More about : build 1300

February 19, 2013 12:57:22 AM

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.59 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Mac Mall)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1297.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

You cannot beat this build. To stronk.
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February 19, 2013 1:31:17 AM

If you are going to do major video editing then get an i7 if it is just minor, get the i5 and save quite a few.

and a CX PSU for a 1300 computer?
try investing in a better PSU and a 750-850W while you are at it since OCing the CPU is pretty much useless on its own until you SLI/CFX

Also no need for the GHz 7970 since it is just a factory overclock 7970

and the 840 uses TLC nand which dies out faster than MLC nand

When you really look at it, you are skimping out on quality parts
-SSD
-Case
-PSU

I would say if you are not going to SLI/CFX just skip OCing CPU and go get this build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($83.72 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($137.28 @ TigerDirect)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($392.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1323.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-18 22:31 EST-0500)

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February 19, 2013 2:00:07 AM

I disagree, with Intel. Video editing is highly threaded, and Hyper threading is not as good as a Piledriver 8 core. Note, I said AMD Piledriver, not bulldozer. So here is my Opinion.

As for gaming, many people have been done in by marketing. Here is the truth, when it comes to D3D/DX 11 or higher, Intel does not perform better than AMD at resolutions 1080p or below, and if it does it is very negligible I mean like only 2% diference, but, in video editing, yes there is much more disparity in favor of AMD's Piledriver. If you game in older versions of Direct X or, you game at resolutions higher than 1080 and every last frame is a priority then go with Intel. Otherwise, for what you want, the FX chip is best.

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

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($194.15 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.31 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($106.25 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($119.00 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech 920-003693 Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Speakers: Creative Labs Inspire T3130 25W 2.1ch Speakers ($40.47 @ Amazon)
Total: $1259.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-18 22:56 EST-0500)

I went with the pricier Noctua air cooler because those 8 core's heat up a bit more than an Intel would. I have 2 PC's one with an FX 8350 and one with the 2500k in my sig.
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February 19, 2013 2:26:23 AM

Z77 will let you push turbo up to 4.1ghz
The Xeon is an i7 with more cache, 100mhz sloer with no IGP and its a lot cheaper
PSu can allow CFX
128GB SSD and a 1TB HDD for slower volume storage
IPS and LED 1080p screen

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($98.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1349.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-18 23:25 EST-0500)

AMD version and with CPU price savings, you can get a 2TB HDD

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($194.15 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($98.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1301.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-18 23:28 EST-0500)
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February 19, 2013 2:53:41 AM

AMD is also a great choice if wanting a balanced machine.

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Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($106.25 @ Newegg)


just scrap that out and get 1600/1866 ram and try adding inside an SSD

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Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($98.98 @ SuperBiiz)


get an 850W PSU, you would be very close to the power limit if going with CFX on the AMD platform even without overclocks.
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February 19, 2013 3:28:58 AM

^taking in boulboxs' advice EDIT:in regards to the AMD build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($194.15 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1307.03
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-19 00:59 EST-0500)
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February 19, 2013 3:55:11 AM

oh i just ment the AMD platform since the 8350 consumes more energy, it shouldn't really be needed for the Intel platform since it does not consume nearly as much.
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February 19, 2013 4:25:15 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($83.72 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($363.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1299.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Cheaper ram here : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=73133&vpn=F3-12800CL10...
PSU : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&promoid=1257
Monitor : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74115&vpn=VS239H-P&man...
Ncix us offers free shipping with 100$ in the cart, for video editing, nvidia cards are better for it with cuda.
The xeon that everyone mentioned is an i7 iybridge without the on die gpu, so it's a good option for you.
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February 20, 2013 12:56:14 PM

2917987,6,1171826 said:
AMD is also a great choice if wanting a balanced machine.

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Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($106.25 @ Newegg)


just scrap that out and get 1600/1866 ram and try adding inside an SSD

I mentioned the 2133 because it has a noticable impact on gaming in AMD's most recent architectures, and the added price isn't that much. But yeah, most definately going the ddr3 1600 and getting an SSD is a better choice. I love SSD's :) 
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February 21, 2013 2:02:10 AM

Im making a build too, i would like you to advice me on anything :here it is http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Cpta
Thank you very much


djangoringo said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($83.72 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($363.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1299.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Cheaper ram here : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=73133&vpn=F3-12800CL10...
PSU : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&promoid=1257
Monitor : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74115&vpn=VS239H-P&man...
Ncix us offers free shipping with 100$ in the cart, for video editing, nvidia cards are better for it with cuda.
The xeon has everyone mentioned is an i7 iybridge without the on die gpu, so it's a good option for you.
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February 21, 2013 3:34:35 AM

Nko said:
Im making a build too, i would like you to advice me on anything :here it is http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Cpta
Thank you very much


You should start your own thread but here is a build anyways

M4 over 840 due to MLC over over TLC
670 since you might like phsyx but a cheaper card
Gigabyte motherboard for its better overall build quality and power delivery phases
A cheaper and better looking case (IMO) but you can stick with the 922 or even get an NZXT
You can't sli with this PSU but left it as is (get this http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850snlb... if you want to sli)
Cheaper ram with same performance unless you want to do an mem OC (not familiar myself with it)
Mircocentre has the 3570k for a bit cheaper than amazon but is pickup only
cheaper DVD drive

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.94 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($128.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.48 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($133.11 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($377.28 @ TigerDirect)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1361.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-21 00:30 EST-0500)
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