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post #11 of 31
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If you do video editing once or twice a month, then save your money, and get a i5 2500k and overclock. For ram, im not sure whether G-Skill is much cheaper in singapore (it is in the US and UK) so what ever is cheaper on that note. for the hard-drive, ow much storage space do you have in your current computer? I would just suggest 250GB more that your current hard drive. For the PSU, get a AX 850 (a TX is another option), its a high qaulity power supply, and can hold at 850 W, unlike other PSUs. I'd also wait for the 7950, rumored to be $400, and better than the 6970, so thats a option smile.gif I'll check back on this tommorow, its 12 am here, and ive got college tommorow frown.gif Hopefully another OCNer helps too smile.gif

okay well right now im running a laptop so i dont think i can really compare it that way. but its a 640GB hard drive. g skill ones are cheaper here too! haha biggrin.gif sure dude. thanks for the help! (:
post #12 of 31
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imo, for the very few instances that you do any video editing, is it really worth the extra 100$ for the 2600k?
I'd get the 2500k, and spend that extra 100$ towards your GPU budget, and like said, i'd go for a 900W.

ram is super cheap so your fine there, and SSD models have been covered by everyone else.
and HDD, id get something cheaper for now, since like people have said, prices are super high.

thanks for the comment, like u suggested. i think it'd be better if i invested in the GPU instead of the CPU. 2500k with HD7970? hmmm

it was suggested to me to future proof the power supply. whats ur take on that? (:

yeah i think i'll switch it to a probably seagate barracuda xt to save cost biggrin.gif
Well the 2500k is a lot worse in video editing and rendering then the 2600k.

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post #13 of 31
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I would say change the gourmet to a 7970 or gets second 6970 if you want no lag. For the add I would say get am m4 128gb and for the sound card I would get a creative labs Recon3D. Do you plan to get multiple monitors and use eyfinity?
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i dont plan to get multiple monitors. haha just one would do. im thinking of changing to the 7970. what do u think about the plextor SSDs?
post #14 of 31
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yeah but i dont exactly do video editing too often. im more of a gamer. so i do have that small dilemma
post #15 of 31
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That power supply is OVERKILL to the max, i say, grab yourself a Corsair AX750W unit, and throw a 7970 on that machine, so that you have the possibility of CFX when Nvidia releases GTX 700 series and lowers price of 7970. Motherboard? you could use that board i guess, personally, Asus Republic of Gamers board, (yes i am sortof a fanboy) but that board is pretty good too, and with a Corsair H100 you better be overclocking =] also if your gaming, its nice to invest in good gaming mice and a MECHANICAL keyboard, and some sexy speakers to go with that whoopass sound card you have there. And to be honest, Windows 7 Professional offers soo much more than home premium, and ultimate is just loaded with crap, so dont get that.

i did hear that future proofing ur PSU is a good thing. i would love to have the 7970 but its a little pricey here in SG. haha. i do plan to overclock thus the H100 biggrin.gif haha. well from a gamers point of view, what features does the Windows 7 professional offer over that home premium that i might need? (:
post #16 of 31
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That power supply is OVERKILL to the max, i say, grab yourself a Corsair AX750W unit, and throw a 7970 on that machine, so that you have the possibility of CFX when Nvidia releases GTX 700 series and lowers price of 7970. Motherboard? you could use that board i guess, personally, Asus Republic of Gamers board, (yes i am sortof a fanboy) but that board is pretty good too, and with a Corsair H100 you better be overclocking =] also if your gaming, its nice to invest in good gaming mice and a MECHANICAL keyboard, and some sexy speakers to go with that whoopass sound card you have there. And to be honest, Windows 7 Professional offers soo much more than home premium, and ultimate is just loaded with crap, so dont get that.

I agree with you. You don't need over 1000w unless you are trifiring go for somewhere in the 750w range if you plan to crossfire if your only getting the 6970 then a 600w is fine.

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post #17 of 31
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That power supply is OVERKILL to the max, i say, grab yourself a Corsair AX750W unit, and throw a 7970 on that machine, so that you have the possibility of CFX when Nvidia releases GTX 700 series and lowers price of 7970. Motherboard? you could use that board i guess, personally, Asus Republic of Gamers board, (yes i am sortof a fanboy) but that board is pretty good too, and with a Corsair H100 you better be overclocking =] also if your gaming, its nice to invest in good gaming mice and a MECHANICAL keyboard, and some sexy speakers to go with that whoopass sound card you have there. And to be honest, Windows 7 Professional offers soo much more than home premium, and ultimate is just loaded with crap, so dont get that.

i did hear that future proofing ur PSU is a good thing. i would love to have the 7970 but its a little pricey here in SG. haha. i do plan to overclock thus the H100 biggrin.gif haha. well from a gamers point of view, what features does the Windows 7 professional offer over that home premium that i might need? (:
Well my parents have premium and I have regular so none as far as I've seen.

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post #18 of 31
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hey guys,
currently an amateur when it comes to building gaming rigs. currently this is what im looking to build
CPU + Mobo : i7-2600k + Asrock Z68 fatality professional Gen 3..25/2600K And Asus p8z68 pro
CPU Cooler : Corsair H100 Water cooling AIO Kit
Ram : CORSAIR VENGEANCE 1600 MHZ 4 x 4GB .......8 GB is plenty....Sandy bridge runs 2133 well/stable..gives more throughput
HDD : WD 2TB Caviar black 7200rpm SATA 3
SSD : COrsair FORCE GT 120GB 6G Sata 3..slow ssd....crucial m4
PSU : Corsair AX 1200W 80+ Gold biggrin.gif
GPU : GIGABYTE HD 6970 2GB DDR5 biggrin.gif
ODD : LG 12x Blu ray re writer
Sound Card : ASUS XONAr Dx... why?
OS : Windows 7 Home Premium OEM x64bit
Chassis : NZXT Phantom Red
monitor: SAMSUNG S24A350H 24"wide LED monitor
Webcam : Logitech HD pro webcam C525
Personally, i would say i hate lags. thats my number one priority. other stuff i probably require is high graphic gaming, video editing sometimes. etc. what do u guys think of this build? feel free to comment on it. thanks (:
 
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post #19 of 31
yeah 2600k is better for video editing, but like he mentioned, he only does video editing once or twice a month, im sure the 2500k will suffice.

as far as PSU goes, stay at or under 1000watts, and your still futureproofing it, so whatever card you get now, you can still sli/crossfire later.

and for gpu I'm more of an nvidia guy, but apparently these new 7970's, and the 7950 thats suppose to come are great cards.
otherwise I'd pick up a gtx580
post #20 of 31
Larger SSD, go for 240GB. You'll thank me if you play alot of games, some newer games are pushing 20GB each.

I second the rec for G-Skill, but I think you're good to go 16GB. Why not, you'll never need less RAM.

I also agree that 1200W is a waste of money.
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