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February 22, 2013 6:13:10 AM

Hello, I'm a first time PC builder looking to make a High-End system.
I will list the parts I have currently selected, and would ask if you could recommend whether there are better parts out there or if I'm missing something.


CPU: 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 3770K 3.50GHz Socket LGA1155
CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 680 Twin Frozr III / OC 2GB GDDR5
PSU: Corsair Professional Series HX750 - 750 Watt 80 PLUS® Gold Power Supply
MOBO: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) Motherboard
SSD: SanDisk Extreme SSD SATA III 2.5" 120GB Solid State Hard Drive
HDD: Western Digital Red 2TB 64MB Cache Hard Disk Drive SATA 6gb/s 7200rpm - OEM
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus Black Tower Case
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz
OS: Windows 7 Premium 64bit

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February 22, 2013 6:44:46 AM

What are your plans with the PC.

Get the 670 :) . It is cheaper by $100 and will perform 5% slower which is about 1-2 fps than the 680.

Get a cheaper motherboard. Get the Asrock Extreme6 which comes with free 8gb ram at newegg.

Get Samsung 840(currently best) or Plextor M5S ( value for money)

If gaming, just get i5-3570k.
February 22, 2013 7:21:32 AM

Firstly I'd like to thank you for your input and reply, very logical and explanitory.
he system will be used for a mixture of personal life and professional life. both gaming and video editing/rendering. I'm trying to build as bigger system as possible, as i've came into some money, which might not be there for future upgrades, so although its a cliche, futureproofing is essential. I'm also in the UK, so I cant use Newegg I believe.
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February 22, 2013 7:33:24 AM


i7-3770k would be great then.
Get a cheaper motherboard, Any z77 Asus , Asrock, Gigabyte would do great.
Don't get the RED. It is extremely expensive without super great benefits.
Get the 670.

That is all bow.
February 22, 2013 7:38:31 AM

Thanks again, what brands would you suggest for HDD, still Western Digital? or look at others like Sea Gate, e.c.t
February 22, 2013 7:40:20 AM

Whatever's cheapest, WD blue or Seagate.
February 22, 2013 7:42:55 AM

If it's still true.. WD Blue is 2 years while Seagate is 1 yr warranty.