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 Post subject: Any problems with this build?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:59 pm 
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This is my 3rd build in the past 5 years, and I just like to have the peace of mind that it's all going to work the way I want it to.

Specs are as follows.

Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge - 319.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819116501

Graphics Card: PowerColor AX7990 6GBD5 - 899.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814131483

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - 134.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820233386

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H - 139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813128544

Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower XT TPX-1275M 1275W - 269.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817153156


Anyone have problems with these components? Thank you, also, if you have any suggestions on hardware changes that would keep the performance but lower the price, that would be appreciated.

Thank you.

J :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Any problems with this build?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:32 pm 
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  • I'd opt for a Core i5-4670K with a Z87 board.
  • Drop the RAM to 8GB, you won't need more than that.
  • You also won't need more than a 7990 unless you're running resolutions higher than 1920x1200 in games (which is something like 2560x1440+ or 3D Surround/EyeFinity). A GeForce GTX 770 will do here. Or a Radeon HD7970 if you're so inclined towards AMD
  • Even if you're going to keep that videocard, you can drop the power supply down to 800W. If you're going for a single GPU card, you can go down to 600W.


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 Post subject: Re: Any problems with this build?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:01 pm 
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So what MOBO would you recommend for my i7? I've considered the 7970, but due to my accessibility of my funds, I'd like to stick with my 7990. I apologize as I should have mentioned I may crossfire the 7990 with a 7xxx card some time later on, and perhaps alot more addon cards down the road, so that's the reasoning behind my 1000W+ PSU.

I've also considered the 770 as my GPU, but I've ran nvidia since my dell dimension 4600, and would like a change. ( I ran a 5200? That lasted me 8 years)

Thanks for your input, much appreciated.


J


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 Post subject: Re: Any problems with this build?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:08 pm 
Smithfield
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So... what is this, a money is no object build?


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 Post subject: Re: Any problems with this build?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:42 am 
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Yes and no. I'd like to keep it under 3k, but I'm prepared to pay up to 4. (That's including monitors, mouse, keyboard, sound system, etc.) that's only because I've sold my last build, and everything with it, with an exception for my HDD, but I'd like to get an SSD that will hold my high end games and OS, but keep the HDD for movies, and mainly bulk storage. (750gb WD Caviar Black)



Regards,
J


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 Post subject: Re: Any problems with this build?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:11 am 
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Update: After snooping around newegg for a bit, I found this, and the reviews says it works especially good with 3770k

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... alParent=1

Any input? Thanks.


Regards,
J


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 Post subject: Re: Any problems with this build?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:53 am 
Smithfield
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I would still get a 4th gen Core processor system just to keep up to date. As for motherboards, don't spend anymore than $150... as this is where practical features are no longer added or nice-to-have features. And unlike most hardware, motherboard price does not equal higher performance. A $100 motherboard will perform the exact same as a $300 motherboard with the same chipset and default settings.


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 Post subject: Re: Any problems with this build?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:07 am 
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I think you have got it all there with you! I strongly believe that you would make a find machine this time :)


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