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Doing my first build..help and opinions please


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#1 scottbryan724

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 08:52 PM

im going to be building my first pc…ive posted here before when sandy bridge was just coming out but due to family issues was not able to purchase any parts or start building when I wanted to so im starting from scratch since a lot more stuff is out with new opinions

my budget is around 1700 usd less is of course better but I dont want to cheap out I want something that’s going to last me

i will be using the computer for basic photoshop and video editing nothing extreme basically converting videos simple encoding like that along with basic pc and internet tasks,bittorrent download and all types of multimedia stuff..i will not be overclocking atleast for awhile i wont be.. so no matter what processor i get i might want to get the k version just to leave my options open

im looking for this build to not be complicated since it is my first and im already anxious and nervous about doing it overall I just want it to be a highend basic pc and would like it to be as hassle free as possible

so depending on my setup if you feel like I need certain adapters because of my case or motherboard like sometimes things don’t reach right then please tell me rather buy extra stuff then having to find it out during the build process

when it comes to cases the only brand I don’t like at the moment is a very popular one and that’s cooler master..the reason being the static electricity issue they seem to have with a lot of there cases causing random reboots..its all over newegg reviews of there cases and various other forums im not saying it will happen to me but its something that’s common enough that I don’t want to take a chance especially considering where my pc will be in a carpeted room that at times the air is very dry in

besides that im I want to have an ssd as my windows drive is there anything special I should do when installing it ive heard if im putting in a hard drive as well to put that in after so the windows setup doesn’t have any issues defaulting to the ssd.. anything else I have to actually do for the ssd or do I just install it like a hard drive and windows will take care of the rest such as taking it off ide mode?

and ive heard mixed rumblings about the sata controllers on the new boards intel vs marvel is there a preference with the sandy bridge boards on what I should use the ssd will be sata 3 so should I hook up to intel or marvel..hard drive I think im going with sata 2 but same question applies

sorry for rambling on I just really wanna do this my self I just have some anxiety about it

this is what ive come up with so far please feel free to add or remove stuff and tell me why your doing so

with motherboards im stuck between the listed msi board and the asus sabertooth or p67 deluxe..let me know what you think if you would choose one over the other and why or if theres any other boards

and case im still not 100 percent on either so recommend away

and dont need a monitor right now

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Corsair Obsidian Series 650D (CC650DW-1)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139006

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130568

CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 (CMPSU-650HX) 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM I
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231445

MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130574

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148348

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 01:28 AM

I would choose the Asus motherboard over the MSI because of the Asus motherboard quality.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:45 AM

I'd also go Asus. They're the best choice for Intel motherboards.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:17 PM

I would go with either MSI, Asus, or Gigabyte, all are good brands. I would go for an AMD six-core CPU given your content creation requirements. It also means you will be able to upgrade to the upcoming Bulldozer CPU's, which should be better than the one you've selected. I would get the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX motherboard and an AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz, which is a six-core CPU. If you discover that this isn't enough, you can get an AMD FX-8130P which is an eight core CPU that can simply be dropped into that motherboard without the need to swap motherboards or any other computer component, you don't even have to reinstall Windows.

In the graphics area, I would get the HIS H687F1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB which is more powerful than a GTX 460 at the same price. I don't know much about Crucial SSD's but I just bought the Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3K5 2.5" which is a good drive, though, it is not SATA III. Intel's SATA III drive is the Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest) SSDSC2MH120A2K5 2.5" 120GB. As for installing Windows on these drives, when you go to install the OS, you can select the drive to install Windows on. Just select the SSD and the setup program will take care of the rest.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:23 PM

Now that Sabertooth motherboard is one nice board except for the brown PCI-E slot. *drooling*

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:27 PM

It is, it's pretty stable too. I have it. I like the UEFI on the Sabertooth, it makes setting stuff up so much easier.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:29 PM

No more plain confusing blue colour and now the new non-confusing UEFI interface!

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 06:14 PM

have a new question besides wanting more opinions on the above..i just realized this..for now i want to use my current dell flat panel lcd monitor it does not have hdmi or dvi connection how can i connect a newer video card to this monitor

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 06:47 PM

You can connect it using a VGA to DVI adapter, however, you will not have HDCP and the image will be more prone to interference.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:19 PM

if i go for an aftermarket cooler for the 2600k..whats a good one thats easy to install?

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 01:45 AM

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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