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 Post subject: First time builder would like feedback on current build
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:26 pm 
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Have wanted to build a PC for a long time now but have never really needed the upgrade. Now I do.

I would be using the computer mainly for video editing and gaming. Right now the budget is around $1000 but if I could dramatically increase performance for a little bit more money I might be willing. The only thing I am really concerned about right now is the PSU and whether or not everything will fit in the case. I was also wondering if I will be needing extra fans or anything else I don't have on the list.

Oh, and I have not yet purchased anything, those are just the prices I could get those items for.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($135.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($126.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ES 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.64 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (Purchased For $176.00)
Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) (Purchased For $69.99)
Total: $1031.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-09 22:18 EDT-0400)

Someone has already suggested to get the 7870 XT, but from what I've read it only provides a slight increase in performance and I would be paying $75 more for it. Figured it would be better to upgrade to Crossfire when I get a little more money. Or now, while the 7870 is on sale.

And while I'm here, if anyone has any suggestions for Keyboards and/or Mouses I open to anything, within reason.


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 Post subject: Re: First time builder would like feedback on current build
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:53 am 
Smithfield
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Why not invest in a Haswell chip?

Also you can lower the power supply to about 650W if it saves you money.


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 Post subject: Re: First time builder would like feedback on current build
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:14 pm 
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The only thing I am really concerned about right now is the PSU and whether or not everything will fit in the case.


I agree with Latios - you don't need THAT much PSU...BUT the price is incredible so you might as well go for it.

As for the case, it's a typical mid-tower ATX case - everything you list should fit.

Hope this helps.


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