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May 6, 2013 3:58:40 PM

So I am building my own computer but I need some of you to look over all the pieces and check and see if they are all compatible. And also if you think I should trade a part with a better one don't hesitate to say so.
Here is the build:

CPU = Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor

Mother board = Asus Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard

CPU cooler = Zalman CNPS11X Performa CPU Cooler

RAM = G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory F3-12800CL8Q-16GBZH

Storage = A-Data S510 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

Graphics card = PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card

Case = NZXT Phantom 410 (Black/Orange) ATX Mid Tower Case

Power = Corsair Professional Gold 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply


Optical drive = Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

Operating system = Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

Thanks everyone for answering!!

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a c 151 à CPUs
May 6, 2013 4:32:32 PM

What's the build for?
May 6, 2013 4:55:32 PM

ksham said:
What's the build for?


Sorry I forgot to add this :( 
I will be using this computer for gaming, photo/movie editing, internet surfing with multiple windows and watching movies (with either a 2560x1600 or 1920 x 1080 monitor).

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a c 151 à CPUs
May 6, 2013 5:04:11 PM

1. Drop the i7-3820 for an i5-3350P or i5-3470 (non-OC) or i5-3570K (OC). Then drop the motherboard for an ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP (non-OC) or ASRock Z77 Extreme4 (OC).
2. If no OC, drop the cooler. If so, replace it with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO.
3. 2x 8GB > 4x 4GB RAM
4. With the money saved in step #1, upgrade your GPU. Aim for either a GTX 670 (if you're an nvidia fan) or HD 7970. The 7970 is the better of the two.
May 6, 2013 7:37:00 PM

ksham said:
1. Drop the i7-3820 for an i5-3350P or i5-3470 (non-OC) or i5-3570K (OC). Then drop the motherboard for an ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP (non-OC) or ASRock Z77 Extreme4 (OC).
2. If no OC, drop the cooler. If so, replace it with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO.
3. 2x 8GB > 4x 4GB RAM
4. With the money saved in step #1, upgrade your GPU. Aim for either a GTX 670 (if you're an nvidia fan) or HD 7970. The 7970 is the better of the two.


I really like the mother board and the G card what is the reason to change this?
I looked at the cooler you pointed out but it is the same price in pcpartpicker and it has a louder operating sound. Maybe I am looking at the wrong spot though. And for the ram I was told to use the quad channel since I have it.
Thanks
a c 151 à CPUs
May 6, 2013 8:10:38 PM

1. The i7-3820 uses a LGA2011 socket. It was expensive and you get no advantage getting it. So if I dropped it to an i5-3470 or an i5-3350P which uses a LGA1155 socket, then I'll of course have to change the motherboard.

2. The cooler that I recommended is better than the one you had and it is not loud.

3. I was referring to my changes in step #1. The motherboards that I recommended is dual channel.

But if you like your setup, stick with it. I'm only offering suggestions.
May 6, 2013 8:25:29 PM

ksham said:
1. The i7-3820 uses a LGA2011 socket. It was expensive and you get no advantage getting it. So if I dropped it to an i5-3470 or an i5-3350P which uses a LGA1155 socket, then I'll of course have to change the motherboard.

2. The cooler that I recommended is better than the one you had and it is not loud.

3. I was referring to my changes in step #1. The motherboards that I recommended is dual channel.

But if you like your setup, stick with it. I'm only offering suggestions.


Ok, I will switch over to the cooler master. And thanks for your help!
a c 151 à CPUs
May 6, 2013 8:29:33 PM

You're welcome. Feel free to let us know if you need anything else. And best of luck with your build. :) 
May 6, 2013 8:33:57 PM

ksham said:
You're welcome. Feel free to let us know if you need anything else. And best of luck with your build. :) 


Thank you :) 

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