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August 3, 2013 5:07:46 PM

I would love some feedback and suggestions for the PC i am pricing out on Newegg. The purpose of this machine is to be able to play games for at least 4 years.

I have had a lot of good experiences with EVGA and Corsair, so I stuck to the brands that I know. I didn't go for the most expensive stuff on the market, but not the cheapest stuff either. Please give me some constructive feedback. Are these parts total garbage? Should they work well together? Any feedback would be helpful.

The total cost of all of this is $1425.
I know I haven't selected a video card yet. I might be getting one for free, so I'm not worried about that yet.


Case: Corsair 800D (Nice case, good reviews, set up for easy use of larger radiators)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MB: EVGA X79 LGA 2011 (fair price, does everything i need it to do, and alot more than ill probably use)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: i7-3820 3.6Ghz LGA 2011 (cheaper than haswell and other 1155 cpus)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PS: EVGA Supernova 750W (just a PS, fully modular, which I like)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (Boot Drive / OS only) (reviewed here to be one of the best)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600 Corsair Dominator Quad Channel Cas7 (might go more memory, but staying with 1600 to fit cpu rating)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H100i (simple out of box water cooling. i figure i'd start small and go complex later if i got more confident)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a c 590 à CPUs
August 3, 2013 6:20:24 PM

Looks pretty good, need an OS?, do you have a platter driver, for data, caches, temp, etc?
August 4, 2013 12:17:47 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Looks pretty good, need an OS?, do you have a platter driver, for data, caches, temp, etc?


I have a copy of Win7 Ultimate that i'll be using.
I have 2x 1 TB Western Digital Black Editions right now.
I was thinking about using those as storage and the SSD to keep my OS / games installed on.
a c 590 à CPUs
August 4, 2013 12:28:41 AM

Very good, you've planned it out, many folks just throw everything on an SSD and don't realize that repeatedly writing to SSDs deteriorates them, shortening their life span
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