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Building a new pc based on Ivy Bridge 3770k


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#1 Light vs. Dark

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 04:09 PM

I spent the last year doing research on different parts wanting to build a nice high end machine for myself.  Now that I am close to aquiring the necessary funds I want to post my build here to see if there is anything within my list of parts that will not work, will not fit, or is not compatible with each other.  I understand only as far as the motherboard and cpu both being intel based and are compatible sockets 1155.  Between the compatibility / size of all these parts I just want to make sure that I'm not misreading anything.  All should be compatible and work well together nicely.  As for OS, I will be using Windows Ultimate X-64

 

CPU - 329 + 50
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501

Motherboard - 378 + 70
ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131858

CPU Cooler & Heatsink - 80 + 10
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018

Memory - 170
CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2666 Desktop Memory Model
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233355&Tpk=CORSAIR%20Dominator%20Platinum&IsVirtualParent=1

Video Card - 579 +30
PNY VCGGTX6804XPB GeForce GTX 680 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133475

SSD - 140
Intel 330 Series Maple Crest SSDSC2CT120A3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167121

Hard Drive - 229
Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ 1TB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236243

Power Supply Unit - 300
PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk III Series 1200W Modular Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703037

Case - 330
Corsair Obsidian Series 900D Super Tower Computer Case CC-9011022-WW - Black
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B1R8JT0/ref=asc_df_B00B1R8JT02446397?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=dealt529124-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395093&creativeASIN=B00B1R8JT0

Case Fans 15x - 300    (Corsair 900d holds 15 fan slots, not sure what size though)
Noctua NF-A15 140mm Fan
http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NF-A15-PWM-140x150x25mm-900rpm/dp/B00AED7XFI

Speakers - 90 + 17
Logitech Z506 75 watts RMS 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121044
 

 



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:17 AM

Do you have a budget?


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:17 AM

Which version of Windows are you using?  Ultimate is almost never needed.  That power supply is overkill unless you use multiple graphics cards.  If you have multiple graphics cards, that motherboard does not support dual X16 speeds.


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:37 AM

What about the 850w psu, would that be better?  My budget is about $3,200


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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703039

 

I am currently using the Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit and was thinking to move to 64-bit because it utilizes more than 4GB of memory.  Looking for a faster system.  I work extensively in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop; and I play games a lot_ having the option is always nice and I'm not looking for any kind of slow down.

 

As for the video card, I'm upgrading from the GeForce 8800 GT(bought in late 2007) to the GeForce 680 so I think I would only need 1 video card.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:38 AM

To the OP- You are proposing throwing a lot of money at this system, and not getting a lot to show for it.

 

PNY video card, $380 for a mobo, $280 for a PSU, $140 for a little SSD are things you might rethink.  Its almost like you are throwing money at this build just to throw money at it. 

 

If you really have the cash to toss around, look into a Socket 2011 build and a hex core CPU.


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:01 AM

I want a system that is a big jump from my 2007 build now 2013.  I plan on offering my current 2007 build to a friend who is in need of a computer and doesn't have a lot of time much less the ability to finance it  So I figured since I have about 3k to spend I'll get myself something nice with room for improvement in the future if I want to add more storage space, a possible 2nd videocard, and / or other accessories.  As for budget, I won't go any higher than $3,400.

 

My 2007 build

AMD Athlon X2 Processor 6000+ 3013 Mhz

Asus Republic of Gamers Crosshair Motherboard

Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT

4 GB RAM

 

Maybe I don't need the SSD as much as I think I do.  I've heard it is really fast, I've been looking at them for years but never bought one before because the cost per GB is pretty high, it still is thus the reason I picked out the 140 GB Maple Crest Intel SSD to go along with the 1 TB hard drive.

 

I switched out the 1200w psu for an 850w, that brings my grand total down to $2,973...  If I took off the SSD entirely, I'll be at $2,833 grand total.


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 01:22 PM

Given your budget, you can get quite a bit of a computer for $3K.  I would even consider an LGA2011 as that is a ton of money for a build.  As an alternative, I suggest changing out the following.

 

Motherboard:  EVGA X79 FTW 151-SE-E777-K2 LGA 2011

 

CPU:  Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz

 

SSD:  Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD1CCA 2.5" 256GB SATA III

 

GPU:  XFX Double D FX797GTDFC Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB


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Posted 28 March 2013 - 08:37 PM

I have to agree with DJBPace07, That SSD you selected is too small.

 

Give Yourself room to breath on the Boot drive and get at least 256Gb. I'm running a 300Gb Intel C: That gives me some headroom. When I capture 1080i HD I capture to that drive as it is the fastest in the system. Then I encode and Author to another drive before burning to a BluRay disk.

 

Once You use a SSD to boot from and load programs from You'll never want to go back.

 

I also agree that Windows 7 Ultimate is overkill. Windows 7 Professional is fine for 99%+ of the users.

 

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:08 PM

I switched out the 1200w psu for an 850w, that brings my grand total down to $2,973...  If I took off the SSD entirely, I'll be at $2,833 grand total.

You don't need to ditch the SSD. At least boot your OS off of it and/or programs (~120GB). Your new build will hardly be an upgrade if you stick to HDD speeds in 2013...not to mention your budget completely allows for an SSD.

What the hell is with the super tower? Why not cut that price in half and go with a full tower like a black NZXT Switch 210? Are you certain you'll be using that much space?

Corsair dominator? Really? What research have you done to come to the conclusion that you want 170$ for just 8GB RAM?

You might want to seriously re-consider a lot of this hardware.




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