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Trying to build a computer Suggestions please?

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February 28, 2013 11:50:25 PM

CPU - Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz or i5 3570K
- I heard 3770K will help with editing purposes since multithreading.

Motherboard - ASUS ?
- I have no idea which motherboard to get

RAM - 16GB - 32GB
- Which brand?

GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 680 SLI
- Should I be using more than 1 cards? I am going to using tripple monitors
PSU - ?
- I guess I am lacking knowledge about PSU's

SSD - Samsung 840 Pro Series 2.5-Inch 128 SATA 6.0gb
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

Liquid Cooling - ?
- I don't know if I really should try installing liquid coolin

Sound card - Do i really need one?
Case - ?
Purpose - Crysis, WoW, Dota2, Photoshop (300dpi painting), 3d Maya, and Zbrush
* I will be running Crysis engine for 3D modelling
My lack of knowledge to build computers is giving me hard time choosing parts
I have never build a computer before, but, I am sure I am able to build it. I don't know about the liquid cooling part though.
Please suggest which hardwares to get and maybe some advice.

Thanks
March 1, 2013 12:01:13 AM

no need for SLI. you can play wow at max settings so easily. the video card can be used for photoshop acceleration

680s are terrible values. a 670 performs the same for 100 dollars less. and if you dont mind amd, it can brought down even lower

get this
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GGvW

CPU. if you have a microcenter store near by, the i7 3770k costs 229.99
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=70540&promoid=1324

ram
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=78420&promoid=1026

hard drive
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74462&promoid=1324

case
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=75051
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March 1, 2013 12:05:35 AM

Well, still need some information about liquid cooling system?
I am trying to get better GPU because I will be working with Crysis Engine
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March 1, 2013 12:16:02 AM

the best GPU is the gtx titan. that will cost you 1000 dollars but will be super powerful and fast during photoshop

the best $/performance card is the 7950, which performs slightly under a 670 for 80-90 bucks cheaper

if you need a tad more performance go get the 7970. a 680 is never an option in any of my builds unless they have a custom cooler and is cheaper than a 670.


liquid cooling (those closed loop units) are a joke. steer clear. custom cooling on the other hand is beast but only if you overclock. air cooling is sufficent
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March 1, 2013 12:27:10 AM

TheBigTroll said:
the best GPU is the gtx titan. that will cost you 1000 dollars but will be super powerful and fast during photoshop

the best $/performance card is the 7950, which performs slightly under a 670 for 80-90 bucks cheaper

if you need a tad more performance go get the 7970. a 680 is never an option in any of my builds unless they have a custom cooler and is cheaper than a 670.


liquid cooling (those closed loop units) are a joke. steer clear. custom cooling on the other hand is beast but only if you overclock. air cooling is sufficent


Well, thinking of doing custom cooling because I am going to overclock.
So getting 1 gtx titan better than getting 2x670?
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March 1, 2013 12:30:14 AM

a heatsink can already achieve 4.5ghz on most ivy bridge CPUs (some like mine go higher). liquid cooling means that you pay 300+ dollars for 300mhz more performance (90% of the time you wont notice)

no. 2 670s perform better
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March 1, 2013 12:32:08 AM

So getting liquid cooler might be overkill?
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March 1, 2013 12:34:52 AM

95% of people, yes. some people do it for the look of it, the fun of it, and for the fact that they have to squeeze as much performance out of something as possible
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March 1, 2013 2:37:51 AM

Anyone else have different opinion about the spec
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