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March 4, 2013 9:24:39 PM

Here is my build.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/H3oi
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/H3oi/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/H3oi/benchmarks/

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.97 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($116.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($96.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($72.04 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.97 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1253.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


I'll be doing quite a bit of video editing and gaming.

I'm absolutely set on a 660 Ti, but I can change the brand if it's a better deal.
I need both the SSD and HDD, but if there are any better/cheaper drives, I'm open to it.
Thanks in advance.

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March 4, 2013 9:27:21 PM

Your PSU won't cut it.
Get a 500w-600w unit from Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.
Get a Crucial M4 or a Samsung 840pro. They are much better.

I recommend win8 as it is faster than 7 is all aspects and all the kinks are worked out.
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March 4, 2013 9:36:21 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.97 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($116.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($96.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($115.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($72.04 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($68.97 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.97 @ Outlet PC)
Other: Sata Cable ($3.65)
Total: $1263.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-04 18:35 EST-0500)

I updated it.

I really am against Windows 8, especialy as this isn't a touchscreen computer, making the UI even more awkward.
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March 4, 2013 10:32:42 PM

A 550w PSU is plenty for this build. From what I can tell your system will only be using around 390w and thats with a significant (4.5GHz) over clock on the CPU.

The Kepler cards are fantastic when it comes to power consumption.

I found some memory thats 8 dollars cheaper LOL, but I doubt that will help you out all that much. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Overall I think you did a great job sourcing these parts.
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March 4, 2013 10:35:16 PM

Thanks, I got quite a bit of help from the forums here.
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March 4, 2013 11:29:51 PM

Can anybody suggest a good wireless network adapter?
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