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Planning on taking the plunge into the abyss never to return....This has been a long time coming since I am completely addicted to everything PC. I have been tooling around on a budget laptop for 2 years and its to the point where i need to step into something lean,mean and completely kick ass. The goal is a box that can do anything I want it to do...

I will be using this PC for A great number of entertainment purposes such as:

XBMC For My Massive Movie Library of DVD And Bluray ISO Rips
Running Game Emulators like PSX2 and Dolphin
Video editing with heavy transcoding
Music creation through FL Studio 10
Adobe CS6 Master Collection
Gaming BF3,Call Of Duty, Ect.

The Goal is to Have this rig be the central entertainment hub in my living room doubling as my HTPC and Game box. it will be running on my LG 46'' HD TV. There will be in excess of 50,000 games ready to run through a dozen or so emulators with wireless Xbox 360 controllers and wiimotes. thousands of full dvd and bluray rips stored on internal hard drives accessed through the XBMC library with an MCE remote. Ultimately it will pretty much be My digital Mecca... All of this will be accomplished using windows 7 ultimate with full shell themes.

All of these things I have already been doing with a cheap laptop so there should be no reason this build shouldnt be able to handle everything i intend to throw at it.. I am just looking for some more ideas that may help make this build even more exciting for me. for the past few weeks i have been researching parts and reading and watching reviews,benchmarks ect. And I feel like i have just about settled on most everything for the initial build with room to grow... possibly into sli and liquid cooling one day.

So here is my list so far with links. the entire purchase is to be made on newegg in about 6 to 8 weeks.

Thermaltake Overseer RX-I case Full Tower: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133194

Asus Sabertooth Z77 LGA 1155 MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821

Intel Core I7 3770k Ivy Bridge 3.5 GHZ Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501

Thermatake Toughpower Grand Gold 750 Watt PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153132

Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro Liquid CPU cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106189

Samsung 830 Series 256 GB ssd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147135

Corsair Vengeance 16 GB 2x 8 GB DDRIII ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233246

LG Black Bluray Burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136250

And I will be Going with an Nvidia GTX 670 Graphics card.... just have not decided which brand yet...


Any input is appreciated... Keeping in mind this is only the beginning many things will be added after the initial build including a Whole bunch of large mechanical hard drives gaming controllers ect....

if any of you have any these components and want to share your experience with them I would love it... thanks.
Edited by ibleedspeed - 10/8/12 at 3:30pm
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Looks perfectly fine to me as I can see you spent a lot of time selecting your components. Are you getting a 1TB hard drive to go with that? Having storage files (such as movies, music, etc) on the SSD is my only concern, so you should definitely get yourself a 1TB drive. Preferably, a Western Digital 1TB Black? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

As far as graphics card,

EVGA GeForce 670 FTW: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787
Galaxy GeForce 670 (OC'd): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162107
GIGABYTE GeForce 670: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423

are all good choices, I don't think you could go wrong with any of them.

Edit: What about a sound card since you are using FL Studio 10?
Edited by zephiK - 10/8/12 at 3:32pm
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I'm just gonna go down the list:

 

Case: Seems OK, I don't quite know why you need a full tower, but its fine if you want it. In my opinion, a mid tower would be fine. I'd recommend Corsair Carbide 500R.

 

Mobo: Perfect

 

CPU: Perfect

 

Cooler: I know nothing about all-in-ones, so I can't comment.

 

SSD: Perfect

 

RAM: I don't really know enough to comment.

 

Optical Drive: Fine

 

GPU: Perfect

 

Overall, really good for a first time build. Looks like you did your research and took your time. Let us know how this goes.

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hey thanks guys... i currently have all my media stored on external hard drives... about 8 TB last time I checked... so the internal hard drives for the build can come later down the road. planning on 4X 3 TB hard drives.. for starters that should hold me over for about a year....lol...

The EVGA 670 was my first choice for graphics due to the enclosed cooling shroud and dark backplate which better matches the case.... until i read all the newegg reviews of tons of people saying that they sent out a bad batch doa after doa..... i really like that card but man to get a doa would be pretty annoying on my first full build... any body know anythig about that? if they have worked it out i will go for it.... otherwise it will probably be the asus one.....
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hey thanks guys... i currently have all my media stored on external hard drives... about 8 TB last time I checked... so the internal hard drives for the build can come later down the road. planning on 4X 3 TB hard drives.. for starters that should hold me over for about a year....lol...
The EVGA 670 was my first choice for graphics due to the enclosed cooling shroud and dark backplate which better matches the case.... until i read all the newegg reviews of tons of people saying that they sent out a bad batch doa after doa..... i really like that card but man to get a doa would be pretty annoying on my first full build... any body know anythig about that? if they have worked it out i will go for it.... otherwise it will probably be the asus one.....
I wouldn't get a ASUS-based NVIDIA or AMD card. Heard bad things about them. I always read DOA on feedback but I always take the benefit of the doubt and I never have any problems.

The Galaxy card I linked is at the same speeds at the EVGA 670 FTW, and I personally use it. Everything looks good on ratings, I personally love the card.
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I wouldn't get a ASUS-based NVIDIA or AMD card. Heard bad things about them. I always read DOA on feedback but I always take the benefit of the doubt and I never have any problems.
The Galaxy card I linked is at the same speeds at the EVGA 670 FTW, and I personally use it. Everything looks good on ratings, I personally love the card.


All right thanks for the heads up.. I have never heard of galaxy... of course that does not mean much since i have never built a gaming rig. will look into it... seems like a lot of doa,s from most of the brands in the 670 models... not really sure how to take that... guess i will have to bite my lip and commit one way or another... if its doa i will have to cough up for shipping I guess like every one else did.
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All right thanks for the heads up.. I have never heard of galaxy... of course that does not mean much since i have never built a gaming rig. will look into it... seems like a lot of doa,s from most of the brands in the 670 models... not really sure how to take that... guess i will have to bite my lip and commit one way or another... if its doa i will have to cough up for shipping I guess like every one else did.
I never of heard of them either but I've heard good things and went for it. Various youtube reviewers and hardware reviewing websites have been using them so they are definitely getting their name out there.

Bought the card while it was on deal, no problems. Runs cool.
Edited by zephiK - 10/8/12 at 6:57pm
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I wouldn't get a ASUS-based NVIDIA or AMD card. Heard bad things about them. I always read DOA on feedback but I always take the benefit of the doubt and I never have any problems.
The Galaxy card I linked is at the same speeds at the EVGA 670 FTW, and I personally use it. Everything looks good on ratings, I personally love the card.

I have an Asus HD6870 and have had no problems at all.
    
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I have an Asus HD6870 and have had no problems at all.
Some cards work, some cards don't. I didn't say all cards are DOA'd.

Not to mention, ASUS' RMA service isn't very good.
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Looks pretty solid to me.
I like seasonic psu's and this one is a 15% cheaper than the one you picked out, and has about the same specs.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087

I assume you will add some HDD storage to it too and if that's the case, I like the WD caviar blacks
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