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My New PC Build

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#1 blwrunner


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:27 PM

Hi Guys, here a few parts that I have picked out for my build. I am planning on using this computer mainly for gaming (minecraft, portal 2, ect.) and video/photo editing.
I am hoping to run programs like photoshop and illustrator.


Case- Xion AXP970-001BK ATX Mid Tower Case
CPU- Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
GPU- Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card
Motherboard- ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory- G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (definitley going to add more, just wanted to save money.

I am struggling to chose a hard drive, I don't know whether to get a solid state for the os and programs and a mechanical hd for files.
Or I could get a a solid state for os and another ssd for programs, and then a mechanical hdd for files.

I also would like some advice for a power supply and how many watts i will need for my build. I am also planning on getting windows 8. I will buy a cd writer/reader in the future.
I don't know if a should get liquid cooling or a heatsink. All help is appriated!!! Thanks.


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#2 killerx525


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:19 AM

To save some cash, you should get the non K 3570 if your not going to overclock. The 560TI is a last generation graphics card, the 7850 or the 7870 which provides great value. You can get a 120GB SSD which should be able to fit in your OS and programs but for the games, you are going to have to install it on a hard drive. A 620W power supply like thiswould do and the stock intel cooler is adequate.

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 07 November 2012 - 12:29 PM

Cooling you have two types air or liquid

air is normal for Gaming unless you want to overclock that where liquid cooling comes in

These are suggestions

Power Supply; imo, I want to stay in the range of 650 because it more common to have over head so 650 is a single GPU it you have SLI 750w. So what I did is I got 650 Consair TX650 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020)

SSD: you want to get 90-120GB a 32GB-64GB drive wont hold many restore points. So I have a Corsair GT 90GB (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233205) with Western Digital drive from previous build

Windows 8 is quite new because its only been like a week or so. Not everything is compatible with 8 yet Games and some hardware

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#4 blwrunner

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:39 PM

Thank you for all your help! I still have some questions about a GPU, should I get a HD Radeon or a GeForce? I have always planned on getting a geforce 560ti, but I'm still debating. I also don't know about CPU cooling, should I get an after market heatsink fan or just use the stock heatsink? I would like to overclock a little bit, that is why I got the 3570k. I have decided that I am going to buy windows 8 because I did some research on it and found out that a majority of windows 7 programs will be compatible with Win8. :thumbsup:

P.S. My price range is $650 to $725

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