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pc build (did i screw up?)
« on: 10:21 PM - 03/03/13 »
so i just ordered some stuff for a new pc build, just want to make sure i didnt retard out since its my first time doing it. Also i wanted it to be a little cheaper but my buddy recommended getting some higher quality hardware. Check it out:

1 x ($449.99) GIGABYTE GV-R797TO-3GD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $449.99
1 x ($289.99) Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770 $289.99
1 x ($169.99) AMD Gift coupon: Crysis 3 + Bioshock Inf. $169.99
1 x ($149.99) COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper (SGC-5000-KKN1) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case $149.99
1 x ($149.99) ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $149.99
1 x ($109.99) PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply $109.99
1 x ($99.99) Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM $99.99
1 x ($94.99) SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $94.99
1 x ($79.99) Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - OEM $79.99
1 x ($52.99) CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10 $52.99
1 x ($17.99) LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM $17.99
1 x ($-169.99) DISCOUNT FOR AUTOADD #75511$-169.99
Subtotal:   $1495.90
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Re: pc build (did i screw up?)
« Reply #1 on: 10:36 PM - 03/03/13 »
Looks good.  Only thing I don't see is an aftermarket CPU cooler.  They can be had for around $30 and make a huge difference.

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Re: pc build (did i screw up?)
« Reply #2 on: 10:38 PM - 03/03/13 »

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Re: pc build (did i screw up?)
« Reply #3 on: 11:19 PM - 03/03/13 »
I read up on some stuff about it, it would be benficial even if i wasnt oc'ing? Thanks guys.
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Re: pc build (did i screw up?)
« Reply #4 on: 11:21 PM - 03/03/13 »
eh, technically the processor would last longer if it wasn't OC'd, but I've had my i7 2600k OC'd at 4.3 Ghz for the past year and don't have any problems.

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Re: pc build (did i screw up?)
« Reply #5 on: 11:22 PM - 03/03/13 »
Yeah, it will be beneficial.  It will run cooler and it will be more quiet compared to the stock fan.

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Re: pc build (did i screw up?)
« Reply #6 on: 11:27 PM - 03/03/13 »
Gotcha done deal. Ty.
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Re: pc build (did i screw up?)
« Reply #7 on: 01:13 AM - 03/04/13 »
That PSU looks cheap, i'd change it and go with something name brand. You went name brand on everything else.

If you're budget tight, drop the Vegence ram and pickup A-Data or OCZ, most ram is the same. PSU's are not

If you're not overclocking, stick with that CPU, if you plan on overclock the 3750k is great. As the extra 300-400Mhz you get out of the 3770 won't be noticed.

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Re: pc build (did i screw up?)
« Reply #8 on: 02:00 AM - 03/04/13 »
Thermaltake PSU's are about $100 for a 750w. Name brand, lasts a while.



Also, nVidia cards are just slightly better than the AMD's. I'm not a fan boy, but I've done the research. It's not a huge jump, so you may want to factor in price.

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Re: pc build (did i screw up?)
« Reply #9 on: 02:35 AM - 03/04/13 »
@#$%, when i went pricing i didnt use the ghz edition... maybe i should spend the 20$ more on a 680.... ahh this is hard thats how this @#$% thing got so expensive in the first place  :P

Believe it or not i had a couple reputable  recommendations for the power and cooling psu. Ive never heard of them before though so i might change that up.

Thanks guys.
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Re: pc build (did i screw up?)
« Reply #10 on: 03:29 AM - 03/04/13 »
As said above, an aftermarket CPU cooler is never a bad idea. I've had a i5 2500k clocked at 4.9ghz since launch with a noctua cooler and the other half has a i7 2600k at stock and mine is quiter when gaming.

PSU isn't something to save on, you don't need more than about 600w with this build, so the 750 covers it. I've always built with Corsair PSU's and found them ridiculously reliable, the modular ones make for a very tidy build also.

Lastly, I'm no card fanboy either, I've always gone with the best performance or feature set for the price at the time of a build. That Radeon is every bit as good as a 680, in some games one will win, in others the other will win. And we currently own two 680's.

The only advice I can give on the GPU is if you game a lot and plan to get a 120hz monitor AMD/Radeon isn't even a consideration right now over Nvidia because of the current Lightboost hack you can do on 680's with 3d 120hz monitors.

Research this lightboost stuff a little and see if eliminating motion blur is important to you at the cost of a little screen brightness. It's a bit like running a nice current gen plasma tv, aka 1000 lines of motion resolution at the cost of not looking great in a very bright direct sunlight room.

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Re: pc build (did i screw up?)
« Reply #11 on: 03:34 AM - 03/04/13 »
Get the gainward 680 gtx. Or any other decent nvidia 680GTX. I love amd graphics cards but if I were you and buying now then definitely get the 680gtx, it kills the amd 7970 in crysis 3. Crytek run em in there machines.
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Re: pc build (did i screw up?)
« Reply #12 on: 04:01 AM - 03/04/13 »
By popular demand the 680 it will be!
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Re: pc build (did i screw up?)
« Reply #13 on: 06:03 AM - 03/04/13 »
Hey, buy me one too! :) Or give me your old stuff! :P

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Re: pc build (did i screw up?)
« Reply #14 on: 06:19 AM - 03/04/13 »
I think you could of went a step down on the video card. Atleast with more bang for buck is concerned. Then besides running benchmarks, you probably would never notice the difference on most games. Or checked pricing and went for the xx90 version of last gen and bought 2.

I would not have went cheap on the PSU though. I would have spent the same and went name brand, versus budget brand(they were last time i checked). To ensure no spikes and steady feed.

Then Id use 120mm fans for sound levels. Not sure if that comes with your case or not. Same with CPU, but mostly for noise if your not overclocking.

Could also use para-cord or something similar to suspend your harddrives, to eliminate more sound. Or a rubber piece on the screws.

But feel you forgot the things that help alot with your feel of use.

Namely a mouse and any keyboard that will allow you to hit 4+keys at once. I personally like the g700 for a mouse. Bestbuy running a deal online for 59.99 for this mouse, in the same store at retail its 79.99.

Then your monitor. If your still on a CRT, Id upgrade to widescreen. Then also note that bigger is better. Its not like a TV where your picture is simply better. With bigger screen on computer, you get more real estate to use as well. Just make sure the native resolution is same as you wish to play with.


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