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All good but too much for mobo. Get an H model, as they are cheaper.
 
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Honestly, you can get by with a 32gb SSD for an OS drive. I would stick with the 128gb, though. You could take that PSU down to ~400 watts and be fine if you want to save a few bucks, as 650 watts for a 3770 and 550 Ti @ stock is overkill.Looks good otherwise. thumb.gif

Don't go smaller than 120GB on SSD.

I'd agree with putting the spending toward monitor and sound for what he wants to do.
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post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by Gunderman456 View Post

All good but too much for mobo. Get an H model, as they are cheaper.

H model? is it still a sabertooth?


also, for 90$ i can get either this 550 http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=59501&vpn=01G%2DP3%2D1556%2DKR&manufacture=eVGA&promoid=1219

or this 640 http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=73671&vpn=02G%2DP4%2D2643%2DKR&manufacture=eVGA&promoid=1067

which of the two is the better card?
Edited by ryder - 9/12/12 at 2:35pm
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I would try to obtain a 7750 or 7770 for a little more.
    
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CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX US) [Note: Overclockable, will yield better results]
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ Amazon) [Note:Best cheap cooler]
Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg) [Note: That sabertooth is likely to trap dust, not make dusting easier. Plus it has features he doesn't need, therefor costs too much.]
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force Series GT 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($111.48 @ Amazon) [Note: Faster, better company, better customer service.]
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($360.00 @ Newegg) [Note: Much, much faster.]
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.93 @ Mac Connection) [Note: Sleeker, better made, more room, better cable management.]
Power Supply: SeaSonic 560W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($21.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1270.23
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-13 17:19 EDT-0400)

Around that price this is the best you are going to get. You can go cheaper on the video card and save some money, he doesn't need a GTX 670, but if he ever wants to game, or needs it to last a good while at that price point it isn't a bad investment.
Edited by Live_free - 9/13/12 at 2:27pm
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The 3770K is beast.
Don't let anyone talk you out of it, HT makes a nice difference overall.
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Honestly, you can get by with a 32gb SSD for an OS drive. I would stick with the 128gb, though.
Its not good to use more then 60-70% of an SSD for max performance and life.
Even for a OS drive, get atleast 120GB +....just my .02.
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Fail on the Corsair Vengeance (G-Skill RipjawsX are far superior) and graphics card, otherwise the build is pretty decent.
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Building an Ivy rig for my brother. He doesn't game but wants the ability to watch ultra hi-def videos etc. He also wants it to be lightning quick and be futureproof for the average word processing/internet surfing user. Money isn't a huge object and he wants a 'higher end' rig and does not plan to OC.
Heres what I was thinking in cdn $:
CPU: Intel i7 3770 $299 i5 3570K $230
Mobo: Asus Sabertooth Z77 $224 MSI Z77A-GD55 $150
Ram: Corsair Vengeance Black (4x4GB) $89 G.SKILL Ares 8GB (2 x 4Gb) $40
PSU: Corsair AX650 $129
SSD: Crucial M4 128GB $120
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB $109
Vid Card: EVGA GTX 550ti $100 EVGA SuperClocked GTX 650 1GB $130
Case: Fractal Design R4 Black $108
Fan: Fractal Design 140MM $12
DVD: Asus DVD-R $19
Total: $1210 $1047

If you arn't going to overclock at all I would recommend the non-K versions. A sabertooth is really overkill for this kind of system and even though money isn't that big a deal, the motherboard is the least important component of this build. The i5 will be just as futureproof as an i7, and 4 GB RAM will hold you off for a while. If you need more ram in the future you can always add more. I also suggest getting this generation of GFX cards since they are very efficient.

You can then use the $163 savings to buy a 27in LCD or a sweet audio system. tongue.gif
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^ Thats not quite true, if you plan to do any overclocking at all no matter how minimal a good mainboard and PSU are the two most important things in the system. You hardly want to be ripping a system apart to replace a mainboard or PSU when you can get something good from the off making any future upgrades much more hassle free.
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