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Lost my old build in a house fire, Wondering what you guys think about this replacement build?

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OK so without going into the whole sob story, I lost THIS Build in a fire in february:

-Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
-XFX GeForce GTX 260 Black Edition Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express
-EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard
-Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
-CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler
-Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2M080G2XXX 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive
-CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
-Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
-Rocketfish 700-Watt ATX CPU Power Supply


I am having a local computer place help me with the replacement of this build and here are the specs they quoted me:
-Antec 300 Mid Case NPS
-Asus p9x79
-Intel Core i7-3820
-2 x 4gb ddr3 1333mhz
-Antec 650w PSU
-120gb SSD Corsair Sata3
-1 TB Seagate Sata3 64/7200
-NVidea 560 TI
1) First off, I am out of the loop these days with components so I was wondering if you guys would be able to tell me if this is a comparable build to what I had or a total upgrade?
2) Secondly I wanted to know what you guys think of this NVidea 560 TI he is suggesting. I do mostly photo and video editing but I would like to be able to play games as well. He said that this card should crush video editing and gaming no problem.

What do you guys think?
Edited by Xtremeskierbfs - 4/24/12 at 10:04am
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Lost my old build in a house fire, Wondering what you guys think I should get this time around?

That card will game pretty well at 1080p and usually overclock really well so for the money it's not bad.

Also I would swap that 2x4GB RAM setup for a quad channel kit of say 4x2GB.

Also note that the 3820 does not come with a stock cooler so that should also be added to your list.
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Now why do you suggest that ram set up? I was thinking in a few pay checks i would just add 2 more 4gb ram cards. I just can't swing the extra 80 or so dollars right now. Is 16gb complete overkill? And is there some big advantage with the quad computing for 4 x 2gb cards?
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Dual-channel 8 GB kit is fine.

For your video card, the CPU seems pretty overkill. What resolution and what games do you want to be able to run?

Also, how much is your budget and how much are you paying for the parts? Depending on your computer place, you might be getting ripped off.
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He's suggesting 4x2gb because LGA 2011 platform runs Quad-Channel memory, not dual. It's the same amount of RAM but in proper configuration. Also, try to get 1600mhz RAM, not 1333. The price difference should be minimal.
Video card is fine, but try to get the 560 ti 448 core model - it's better than regular.
    
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Well, I'd start by seeing if they can get a good case, those old Antecs are showing their age now. And you don't (or maybe do) want to be having to mod the life out of it to get it tidy inside...
Quad channel isn't worth the hassle, but the rest looks great.
The 560Ti will crush your old 260 in any rendering process, it has way more cude cores.
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@tahayassen

They are charging me $1599 for all of that. Which I don't really mind because insurance is footing the bill as it is a replacement for a build I lost in a fire. But on the same token I would be curious to see if they are taking me for a ride.

In all honesty I don't really game much on the computer, maybe 15-20% usage. I play crysis occasionally or Valve games. Counterstrike, portal and such. Will absolutely be playing D3. What I will use it most for is HD video editing and HQ photo editing. Will Probably have dual 27" or > size monitors, and will prolly mirror one of them to my 55" samsung.

They had originally suggested the 1gb Quadro 600 16x PCI but after doing some research it seemed that this was a workstation card built for doing 3d Cad rendering so I went with the 560TI instead. Thoughts?
Edited by Xtremeskierbfs - 4/24/12 at 10:42am
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He's suggesting 4x2gb because LGA 2011 platform runs Quad-Channel memory, not dual. It's the same amount of RAM but in proper configuration. Also, try to get 1600mhz RAM, not 1333. The price difference should be minimal.
Video card is fine, but try to get the 560 ti 448 core model - it's better than regular.

Honestly though, there isn't a huge difference between dual-channel and quad-channel at the moment. Getting 4 x 2 GB is just going to cost him more in the long term, because he won't be able to add additional RAM.
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my thoughts exactly! I figured if anything I would just spend 80$ down the road and get 2 more 4gb to make it quad. But is 16gb complete overkill guys?
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Complete overkill? Nope, not really. It's not needed for just games, etc, but you could make a RAMDisk out of the spare 8GB to do what you wish with. Quad channel ram (4 dimms) will speed up the i7 3820, but not by much.

Really, if you have the money to spend, by all means go for it, but if you do not then focus on the GPU as I would suggest upgrading it if your going to use it with a socket 2011 CPU, for the sake of balancing out the system.

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They had originally suggested the 1gb Quadro 600 16x PCI but after doing some research it seemed that this was a workstation card built for doing 3d Cad rendering so I went with the 560TI instead. Thoughts?

The Quadro 600 is based upon a GT430 Geforce card, so it is much slower than the 560ti. For Quadro cards you are just paying for drivers that have been certified for use with certain 3D CAD programs, the equivalent Geforce often cost much less. For expmple, the GT430 on which the Quadro 600 is based costs just $50.
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