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 Post subject: First build / compatibility check
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:27 pm 
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Ok using the build guides and BOTB list I came up with this, just wanted to make sure everything was compatible.

Case: Antec Sonata Series SOLO II Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower Grand TPG-1200M 1200W ATX
Mobo: ASUS P9X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K
Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) CPU Cooler
GPU: ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10
Optical drive: LITE-ON Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Internal 12X Blu-ray Combo Model ihes112-04 - OEM
SSD: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
HD: Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Kit

Total was $2,347.00 on NewEgg

Am I missing anything other than keyboard and monitor?

Thanks guys!


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 Post subject: Re: First build / compatibility check
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:23 am 
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What are you using this computer for?

Or if you really want those parts: you need four sticks of RAM minimum for an X79 board. Don't get another dual channel kit, get something that actually comes with four sticks just to be safe.


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 Post subject: Re: First build / compatibility check
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:42 am 
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Surfing the web of course! Just kidding, I will be using it for everything! A little HD video editing, some 3D work in 3dsmax, Photoshop/Illustrator, Android development, Chief Architect, a game every once and awhile, but mostly FaceBook :wink:

Just wanted to make sure all the parts jived and would fit in the case.

Looks like I need 4 sticks of ram, thanks. Anything else I will need to get this going. There are no computer stores around here so if I don't get it now I'll have to sit and stare at the thing until the part arrives!

-Nick


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 Post subject: Re: First build / compatibility check
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:09 am 
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I see you have a Blu-Ray drive, if you're doing HD videos, why not have the option of burning a BD video disk? Otherwise it all looks good.


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 Post subject: Re: First build / compatibility check
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:25 am 
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That certainly is a monster. Since you're asking about compatibility, it's much more than you'll ever need. You could spec out $1000 rig that would crunch all that and rock your Facebook world too. But it's your money.
- If you plan to actually do shit, not just game on it. Get a 7950 or 7970 instead.
- Extreme9 bests the Asus Deluxe. I know they flaunt it, but try to ignore the MPC in'fact'uation with Asus at the moment
- No one needs a 1200w psu, especially this rig. A single-rail 650w is plenty (750w at most), especially since you're not an OC'r. Hint: Seasonic.
- Get the Mushkin Blackline, so much tighter than the Corsair. All you're buying there is the overused Vengeance name and stale marketing.
- The Macho eats the Phanteks, plain and simple


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 Post subject: Re: First build / compatibility check
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:45 am 
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Thanks for the tips. I'll check them out.

Just getting started and there is an overwhelming number of options out there!

What do you guys think of the Nov. Performance build? Would that be sufficient for the programs I listed?

If I went more along those lines I could upgrade my monitor also. Do you guys think that's money better spent?

Thanks again!


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 Post subject: Re: First build / compatibility check
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:07 am 
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Somehow I know you don't need LGA2011, so chew on this if you value money. And yes, nothing beats a fat and wide 2560x1600 panel. So snatch your up your newfound $1115 in saving and get this IPS on BF.

$230 - 3770k
$60 - AsRock Pro4 with $50 MicroCenter bundle discount
$62 - 16GB Samsung MV-3V4G3D
$280 - Gigabyte 7950 OC
$120 - Barracuda 3TB
$170 - Samsung 830 256GB
$90 - Seasonic X650
$110 - Lite-On iHBS212-08
$40 - Macho
$70 - Fractal Arc Midi

$1232


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 Post subject: Re: First build / compatibility check
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:26 am 
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Thanks kleinkinstein!

Having a hard time finding some of those prices, I don't live near a MicroCenter so no in-store pickup :(

No offense to kleinkinstein but what do you guys think of his list? Best bang for the buck right now?

I have to stop researching for a while my head is pounding!!


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 Post subject: Re: First build / compatibility check
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:29 am 
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If you're looking for bang-for-buck, then yes.

Though he has a hard-on for that case, so go look around for something you like.


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 Post subject: Re: First build / compatibility check
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:43 am 
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Nah! Only turned on slightly, because it's an R4 sans the plastic door and foam wrap. For $70 shipped it's a perfect ATX case. Now, if your FT02 was south of 2-bills I'd consider it in a flash. If it lost its girth and was mATX, I'd own one.

No, my real and true turn on comes from the lilliputian Samsung DIMMS. The 830's a close second and then those badazz X-series Seasonic's.


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 Post subject: Re: First build / compatibility check
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:21 pm 
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I've tried and can't get down to the $1234 where we're you getting your prices?

Do you know of a Black Friday deal on the monitor?

I think I'm leaning towards the smaller computer bigger monitor scenario.

Thanks for your help!


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 Post subject: Re: First build / compatibility check
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:15 pm 
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NiknJen wrote:
I've tried and can't get down to the $1234 where we're you getting your prices?

Do you know of a Black Friday deal on the monitor?

I think I'm leaning towards the smaller computer bigger monitor scenario.

Thanks for your help!

http://pcpartpicker.com/

As much as I like that website, I don't think it takes into account of S&H. Buy as much from one supplier as possible to minimize S&H costs.


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 Post subject: Re: First build / compatibility check
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:41 pm 
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NiknJen wrote:
I've tried and can't get down to the $1234 where we're you getting your prices?

Do you know of a Black Friday deal on the monitor?

I think I'm leaning towards the smaller computer bigger monitor scenario.

Thanks for your help!


the monitor is 200.00 cheaper on newegg.


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 Post subject: Re: First build / compatibility check
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:57 am 
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kleinkinstein

Where did you get your prices? I've Goggled extensively and can't find most of those prices.

g.m.waters

Thanks the $1234 was for the PC, Amazon had the best deal I could find on the Monitor for $1,099

Thanks Guys


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 Post subject: Re: First build / compatibility check
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:58 am 
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Ahhh I see, you want your little hand held as you stroll thru the big, noisy and scary mall. Are you a newEgg subscriber? If not, shame. Use their discount promocodes...20% off Seasonic, 15% off DIMMS, etc. They come out Mon, Tues, and Thur. The 7950 is after MIR, hell gpu's always are. The Macho is at Nan's Gaming Gear, or the Team Spirit just as efficient for $10 less. The Barracuda is at Amazon. The 830 ssd is at MacMall. The Arc Midi is now actually only $56 at Amazon, but you'll pick a box that speaks to you anyway. All free shipping.

Wait on that U3011, odds are good it will drop another $200 on BF. But act quick, they'll go fast. I got mine last year and went back a few hours later for a 2nd, and bam OOS.

All this cost shopping and price tag shaving is a bit comical actually since you were ready to drop almost 2.5 Large on a X79 rig yesterday. What happened, did sanity kick in? Whatever you don't find, just PM me and I'll track it down for you.


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 Post subject: Re: First build / compatibility check
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:29 am 
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Ahh come on, Don't rip me too hard! If I hadn't spent the last day and a half looking for those prices then ya let me have it, I guess I should have put up what I've found to let you know I'm not just surfing porn while you do all the work! I plan on spending the same amount of $ but now you got me all wet on this monitor!

Thanks again for all the info, I haven't bought a new computer for a LONG time so I'm not hip to all the trade secrets, working the system and getting the good deals, and knowing what I actually need (not to mention all the lingo). So give me a little break I'm learning a lot!


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 Post subject: Re: First build / compatibility check
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:41 am 
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Well I pulled the trigger, here it is:

Case: Silverstone Tek Micro-ATX Mini-DTX, Mini-ITX Mid Tower Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel and Steel Body TJ08B-E - Black
PSU: CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
Cooler: Thermalright Macho Rev A
GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Ram: G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9Q-32GSR
Optical drive: LITE-ON 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner with 3D Playback iHBS212-08 LightScribe Support
SSD: SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC256B/WW
HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200 3 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST3000DM001
Monitor: Dell UltraSharp U3011 30" Monitor

Working every deal I could find : $2210 with free 2 day shipping, Assasens Creed 3, Boarderlands 2 (that's counting $275 in rewards points I had saved up) :D

Any foreseeable problems?

Thanks again kleinkinstein for your input.


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 Post subject: Re: First build / compatibility check
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:54 am 
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The Macho will only work in a pull configuration in the TJ08-E. Even without the X650, that's a BIG BOY build in a little case. Nicely done, enjoy it all!

And this may aid in putting it all together, your case just slightly different pieces and parts.


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 Post subject: Re: First build / compatibility check
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:48 pm 
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Will that effect the performance of the cooler (running backwards)? Should I get a different one, I don't think its shipped yet.

Also do I need thermal paste or will the cooler or CPU come with some?

I plan on putting up pics and reporting my progress when it starts arriving.

-Nick


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 Post subject: Re: First build / compatibility check
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:15 pm 
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I don't think the push/pull configuration matters. And most coolers come with paste, but I'd rather use Arctic Silver 5.


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