Pc inspiration build...

when i built my pc around 2008... i used this build from corsair... unfortunately this blog was erased years ago... i wish they have at least the PDF of it... anyway, i still have the list of specs...

http://foro.univision.com/t5/Videojuegos/Building-a-High-Performance-Gaming-Box/td-p/82882458

here are the specs...

circa 2005...

Athlon64 X2 4200+
A8N-SLI Premium
Zalman CNPS7000B-CU LED
TWINX2048-3500LLPRO
Logitech Cordless Desktop MX3100
eVGA GeForce 7800GTX PCI-Express
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
Western Digital Raptor 36GB 10,000 RPM SATA Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 300GB SATA Hard Drive
Antec NeoPower 480W Modular Power Supply
NEC-3540 DVD+/-RW Drive
Sony DVD DDU1615
Lian-Li V1000B-W Aluminum Case.

now i'm making my pc build again for 2013... using the guide from 2005...

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GyqM

the question is... is this a good rendition of the classic build?
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  1. What exactly will the PC be used for? Build looks overkill for most purposes.

    > 8gb of RAM is plenty for a gaming+general purpose build; 16gb if you're into media creation and you do a lot of rendering.
    > There's a review somewhere that says the 670 doesn't have enough processing power to completely utilize its 4gb VRAM, it took a 3-way SLI setup to get there.
    > With your presumed budget, I'm assuming you have an epic audio system, so good choice on the Xonar.
    > I suggest Artic Silver 5 if you're into aftermarket thermal pastes.
    > PSU is undeniably great, but there really isn't much difference between the different certifications, be it Silver or Platinum, the premium isn't worth it. I suggest something like this from Seasonic(XFX PSUs are OEM'd by Seasonic).
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207028&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151102&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    If you really insisnt on a Platinum,
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151111&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    > I don't see the point of the two optical drives, the BD can play DVDs as well.
  2. Those are good parts, but I have a few questions.
    1) Do you have a multi-monitor setup
    2) Do you do a lot of extreme editing
    3) Do you plan to overclock
    4) Are you doing music creation
  3. 2 monitors 1920x1200

    a little bit of editing

    OC yes... around 4.5

    just an audiophile

    and also for hi def gaming as well...
  4. Yeah, what you had was WAY overkill. Here is something more suited for your needs.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.06 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($224.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 6GB Video Card ($579.99 @ Newegg)
    Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($101.97 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.22 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1830.16
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-28 17:02 EST-0500)
  5. Or if you prefer NVIDIA cards, get a GTX 680 FTW, or even a Titan if you don't care for price to performance ratios.
  6. I would drop the SLI setup and get a single GTX680 or Radeon 7970.
    Less expensive overall and dual cards is usually unneeded.

    Drop the RAM to 16GB. Rarely is any more than that needed.
    The optical drive is expensive.
  7. bogo663 said:
    Yeah, what you had was WAY overkill. Here is something more suited for your needs.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.06 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($224.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 6GB Video Card ($579.99 @ Newegg)
    Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($101.97 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.22 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1830.16
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-28 17:02 EST-0500)

    I like this build, but a few things.
    > I would up the motherboard to an Extreme6, the 4 looks a bit off for this budget.
    > 2 DIMMs, low-profile, and cheaper priced RAM. http://www.outletpc.com/cp9371-f3-1600c9d-16gar-gskill-ares-16gb-memory.html?utm_source=cp9371-f3-1600c9d-16gar-gskill-ares-16gb-memory&utm_medium=shopping%2Bengine&utm_campaign=pcpartpicker
    > The OCZ Vector was fine, but the 840 Pro is good too; they're more or less on par, I guess it's up to the OP which one he likes better.
    > I don't see the point of the 6gb of VRAM. Either of these would do.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125439&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202001&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
    > I question why you changed his HAF-X to a 922, the former is better.
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