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 Post subject: My First Build
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:53 pm 
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I'm planning to build my first computer mostly for Elder Scrolls Online but also going to be playing Skyrim alot cause wanna try there awesome mods so please help and suggest anything wrong with my configurations


Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor
Asus P9X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard
Corsair H60 74.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SC 3GB Video Card
Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply
LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer
Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

This my list from pcpartpicker and i know alot people say you dont need 8gb of RAM but i do edit video often mostly to fit video on my iPad, PS3 and Vita


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 Post subject: Re: My First Build
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:56 am 
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Welcome! Let's pick this apart shall we?

Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor, Asus P9X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard
Get a Core i5-3570K with a Z77 board. The X79 platform isn't worth anyone's while, because the only processor worthy of it is the Core i7-3980X, which costs way too much.

Corsair H60 74.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Don't bother with liquid cooling unless you're doing heavy duty overclocking. And even then, an air cooler can do the job just fine.

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Drop this to 8GB, and yes, even if you edit videos, unless you're actually editing them and not transcoding them, you won't need more than this.

EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SC 3GB Video Card
If you're inclined towards NVIDIA, get a GTX 670. Otherwise a Radeon HD7970.

Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply
Bump the wattage up to about 650W.

And throw in a Samsung 840 SSD, Corsair M4, or since it seems to be worthy now, an OCZ Vector


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 Post subject: Re: My First Build
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:00 am 
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Thanks for the help but still tore apart over the i7 and i5 mostly cause i think the i7 as a better longivity especially if i want to upgrade higher in the future but if i choose the i5 wont i need the liquid cooler for overclocking?
So im guessing the higher the GPU better the game perform???


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 Post subject: Re: My First Build
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:00 am 
Smithfield
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The Core i7-3820 only performs practically the same as the Core i5-3570K in games ( http://anandtech.com/bench/Product/523?vs=701 ), and you can overclock the i5-3570K a lot more than the i7-3820. So with some tweaking, the i5-3570K will outperform the i7-3820 in everything. You don't need liquid cooling for overclocking. A high-performing air cooler like the Cooler Master Hyper Evo 212 will suffice.

Since this is a gaming machine, emphasis should be placed on the GPU, but within a limit if all you're sporting is a 1080p screen.

In fact, we could probably save you hundreds of dollars if you're not overly concerned about having something "future proof".


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 Post subject: Re: My First Build
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:19 am 
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Ok thanks looks like i5 is better or same FPS with i7 so what recommend mobo would you get for i5?

and would a Scythe better don't know the difference for cpu coolers


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 Post subject: Re: My First Build
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:32 am 
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dbhiroki wrote:
Ok thanks looks like i5 is better or same FPS with i7 so what recommend mobo would you get for i5?

and would a Scythe better don't know the difference for cpu coolers

I'm not partial to what's a good Mobo. All I can say is if you find something with a lot of bells and whistles, ask yourself if you're going to use them a lot. High end motherboards are generally not worth purchasing for a lot of people because they don't use the extra features to make it worth their while (they're more for people who constantly need to tweak every last thing). If you stay within $150 or less, you should be good. As far as brands go, I believe current trends are Gigabyte > ASRock > ASUS = MSI. But these are all higher quality brands.

As for CPU coolers, all I can say is look them up online and determine what combination of price, cooling performance, and noise works best for you.


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 Post subject: Re: My First Build
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:55 am 
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thanks for the help and advice going to look into mobo and cpu cooler hopefully get all my parts order soon


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