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 Post subject: Newbie building a PC , requesting opinion.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:11 am 
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Hello , I am a complete and utter noob in building up a PC,

My goal is to get a mid to high end Gaming PC , from what I scavanged from YouTube and other various sources I came to the conclusion in picking the following parts.

Please express your opinion , suggestions towards the build and constructive critisisum.
My budget is around 2,000 US $ but due to the fact that there are taxex when shiping various components from the US to my country,
prices may be different. So set aside the money and just think of good compopents that are sort of equivalent in price but outperfom my desicions.
Thank you

Asus GeForce GTX 680 DCII 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E GPU

16GB (4 x 4GB) Kit Corsair Vengeance DDR3-2400MHz RAM

Intel Core i7-3770к 3.50GHz Socket LGA1155 BOX CPU

ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE socket LGA 1155 MOTHERBOARD

180GB Intel 520 Series 2.5” Solid State Drive, 25nm SATA III SSD

1TB Western Digital WD Caviar Black, 64MB cache, SATAIII-600 HARD DRIVE

Corsair Obsidian Series 650D CASE

850W Corsair Professional Series™ Gold CMPSU-850AXEU POWER SUPPLY

Corsair Hydro H80i High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler LIQUID COOLER

ASUS DRW-24B5ST Super Multi Disk Drive DVD±RW SATA Black OPTICAL DRIVE

ASUS XONAR D2/PM 7.1 Channel Audio PCI Card SOUND CARD


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie building a PC , requesting opinion.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:10 pm 
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Welcome to the Forums! In which country are you located? It's always fascinating when people from other parts of the world are able to join us in something we enjoy - computers!

Overall, you have a very good start. The one thing I noticed is that many of your components are one generation older (meaning, there are new parts that have replaced the ones you selected). Here's a few thoughts:

  • Instead of the 680, try nVidia's newer 770 GTX. It matches the 680 in performance and is actually cheaper.
  • Same goes for the CPU - the 4770k replaces the 3770k and is basically the same price (slightly better performance). Keep in mind, the 4770k requires a different motherboard socket (1150 vs 1155) so if you go with the newer CPU, you'll have to change the motherboard
  • 2400 RAM will require overclocking the motherboard no matter which motherboard you get. Instead, opt for the 1600 or PC12800 RAM. It's the standard speed right now and should be cheaper than the 2400
  • In general, the added efficiency of a gold series PSU does not justify the premium price. Pick a solid Bronze rated PSU, in the 650W range. I like Corsair and OCZ.
  • For SSDs, the two top choices are Samsung and OCZ (the Corsair Neutron also seems like another good choice). And consider moving up to 250GB - if you game at all, you'll be happy with the added storage.
  • I like your CPU cooler. Same goes for the sound card - I'm leaning towards getting a Xonar for my next build.

Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie building a PC , requesting opinion.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:18 pm 
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Thank you very much for the opinion !
First of all I am from Bulgaria , where prices are really beefy compared to the US ones.

After your suggestions I made the following changes.

I will change the CPU i7 3770k for the 4770k
I am thinking of getting the GTX 780 or 770
RAM will be switched to 16GB (4 x 4GB) Kit Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600MHz (9-9-9-24)
The PSU will be Seasonic G Series 550W power supply , which I think is a 200$ dollar saving + outstanding performance.
Motherboard will be Sabertooh Z87 or Suggest a cheaper but almost equal performance ( Please express opinions on this part )
Due to the fact that there is a lack in Samsung SSDs in Bulgaria and OCZ that are 520 GB I will stick to Intel but upgrade to Intel 520 Series 240GB SSD

Thanks for the warm welcome! I expect we can chat again on this topic!

All of the changes above sum up to 3,700 leva ( from Bulgarian stores ) that is 2357US$
Oh and 1leva = 1,45$


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie building a PC , requesting opinion.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:09 am 
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that is a very good start. I am a newbie here too and I am enjoying all the useful information here.


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