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Help finalize my PC build?

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October 20, 2013 8:40:03 PM

Motherboard
ASUS P8Z77-V PRO $180

CPU
Intel Core i7-3770 $290

GPU
EVGA GTX 780 $660 OR AMD R9-290X

RAM
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) $85

PSU
CORSAIR 850W (This will be from the old rig, 5 years old)

SSD
SAMSUNG 840 Pro 128GB $133

HDD
WD Black 1TB $90

External HDD
WD My Passport 500GB $70

OS
Windows 7 64-bit OEM $100

Sub-Total $1608



Add-Ons
Dell U2713HM Monitor $600
Belkin Surge Protector 12 Outlets 4320 Joules $29
Malwarebytes OEM $30
4 x 120mm fan, 1 x 140mm fan, 1 x LED light $83

Total $2350

Notes:
Purpose is for every day use, minor editing Vegas Pro 12(project may get bigger in the future), games such as Guild Wars 2, C&C, and Elder Scrolls Online for future. No FPS.

Case is HAF 932 I already own.

CPU fan is Hyper N520.

Will not OC.

I will be waiting for the R9-290X GPU to come out before deciding. The Dell monitor fluctuate in price every 15 days or so by about $140 so will wait until when it's at $460. I am thinking of going SLI or dual GPU for future.

There is no bottlenecking going on with the build?


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October 20, 2013 9:05:46 PM

Only three changes I would make:
1. go to the ASUS 1150 socket board
2. thus a Haswell chip so there can be an upgrade path
3. and since you do video work, double the ram.
Even without the three suggestions it should be a kick-ass rig.
October 21, 2013 5:07:24 AM

nostall said:
Only three changes I would make:
1. go to the ASUS 1150 socket board
2. thus a Haswell chip so there can be an upgrade path
3. and since you do video work, double the ram.
Even without the three suggestions it should be a kick-ass rig.


Tried making the changes you mentioned and this is how it turned out.

Motherboard
ASUS Z87-A(LGA1150) $145

CPU
Intel Core i7-4770(not the K version) $310

RAM
CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) $140

Total $2414
$64 difference than my initial 1155 build. Plus doubled RAM.
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October 22, 2013 8:10:54 AM

Looks really good. Should be a kick-ass rig and last for several years.
Good choice for RAM, by using 2X8GB sticks of RAM, you will be able to
add another 16GB, if needed, when you start doing more video editing and/or graphics and photo work.
I don't see any bottle-necks.
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