Will this build be good for a few years?

Hello,

I was wondering if I can get a few thoughts on this build that I am thinking about getting. It will be used for gaming and work. I am a web developer, so I use Adobe Creative Suite daily, and usually have Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator and multiple browser windows open at the same time.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this.


Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Adjustable HDD Cage
24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive
GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, Ultra Durable4 Classic, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x Gen3 PCIe x16, 3x PCIe x1 & 2 PCI
Intel(R) Core™ i7-3770K 3.50 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155
G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/2133MHz Dual Channel Memory
HIS IceQ GHz Edition AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card
750 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready
Cooler Master Seidon 120M Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator Push Pull
1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard
AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge
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  1. GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H is actually entry level z77 board
    get asrock z77 extreme4 if you will do OC
    and up the ram for 16GB (2x 8GB)
  2. No ssd, i recommend an air cooler over the aio watercooler, what's your budget for the total system, if you're open to alternative suggestions.
    You can get 16GB of ram, i recommend the Gigabyte GA-Z77x-D3H.
  3. Thanks for the responses.

    Yeah, what you see there is pretty much what I am getting. Will it be good for a few years?
  4. Well, you have a good cpu for it and a good gpu, the psu is also good, if it's the V2 since it's was made by seasonic.
    It will last, but nobody can predict how long.
    There're some choices that i personally would change, like the motherboard, cooler, case, and ram.
  5. Cool. Yeah, I know it just depends on the system. I just wanted to know generally if it will be good for a few years, you know, mostly for gaming.
  6. How about this:

    Corsair Vengeance Series C70 Arctic White Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    LG 24X DVD Burner - Bare Drive Black SATA Model GH24NS95 - OEM
    Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - OEM
    GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    NZXT HALE82 HALE82-650-M 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Power Supply
    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9D-8GAB
    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD4H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
    COOLER MASTER Seidon 120M RL-S12M-24PK-R1 Water Cooler
    G.SKILL Phoenix III FM-25S3-120GBP3 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal 7mm Solid State Drive (SSD)

    One quick concern about the power supply and GPU. First, the PSU. I am wondering exactly how much wattage I can get away with. I am thinking about 600-650w. And, have you ever heard of PC Power Solutions, this one in particular:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703036

    Snd, th GPU. I can get this one or spend $70-$80 more on the GHz edition. I think that I will be able to overclock this one to meet the GHz Edition and the GHz edition, the voltage is locked, so I cannot overclock it. I just need a little push ti see which one to get.

    Thanks!
  7. djangoringo said:
    Well, you have a good cpu for it and a good gpu, the psu is also good, if it's the V2 since it's was made by seasonic.
    It will last, but nobody can predict how long.
    There're some choices that i personally would change, like the motherboard, cooler, case, and ram.


    Alrighty. Here is what I ultimately went with last night:

    CASE CORSAIR|VENGEANCE C70 WHITE RTL
    Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD4H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7970 OC 3GB GDDR5 DVI-I/HDMI/2x Mini-Displayport PCI-E 3.0 Graphics Card GV-R797OC-3GD
    Corsair Enthusiast Series CP-9020039-NA650W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular High Performance Power Supply
    Kingston Digital 120GB SSDNow V300 SATA 3 2.5 (7mm height) with Adapter Solid State Drive 2.5-Inch SV300S37A/120G
    Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - OEM
    COOLER MASTER Seidon 120M RL-S12M-24PK-R1 Water Cooler
    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9D-8GAB
    LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

    How does that look?
  8. I think you can get the capstone 750W for the same price as that Corsair, and the capstone is a superflower unit, the corsair tx modular a channel well unit, i would get the capstone, also i would get a better ssd and i recommend an aircooler, you can find cheaper ram.
    Here's the link of what i suggest : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Jt0i
    If you still want an aio water cooler, get the h100i(fits in the case, though, i recommend an air cooler for less) : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Jt2y
  9. Thanks!
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