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post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by Gawdz View Post

Just remember that you will ALMOST always need CPU power to do as many things with your GPU especially If you a student, But a Intel i5 3750k sounds like it will do the job and with a Hyper 212 you could pick the clocks up a little.
But overall the hardware looks nice, Good choice of parts and hope all goes good with your build!

Since when are students power users? doh.gif For taking notes and doing projects, even an APU will be fine.

Here is a quick build for gaming and no overclocking No overclocking build (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ECS H77H2-M3(1.0) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($184.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $489.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-28 11:25 EST-0500)
Here is one for overclocking after you add in a CPU cooler, it is over budget. Overclocking Build(Needs CPU cooler) (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: Biostar TZ77A ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.88 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($184.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $534.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-28 11:26 EST-0500)
Here is an AMD Build that allows you to overclock. AMD Overclocking build (With CPU Cooler) (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($18.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($129.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($184.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $493.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-28 11:30 EST-0500)

I personally would go with the first build. thumb.gif
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The Sig Rig
(19 items)
 
Wifey Rig
(11 items)
 
Xbox PC
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @ 4.8GHz stable ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 MSI GTX 980 Ti 32GB (4 x 8GB) 1866Mhz Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Acer 28" 4K Corsair AX750 Corsair 800D SWTOR Razer Naga 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium XSPC RS120 8 x GT AP-15s White Sleeved Cables for Corsair AX750 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3Ghz Asus P5G41T-M LX Plus EVGA GTX 680 2x4 GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB WD Black 64 GB Crucial M4 Sony CD/DVD burner H40 w/ GT AP-15s 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Home 64 bit Corsair CX430 APEVIA X-Plorer2 Pink 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium G620 Foxconn H67S ITX Intel HD 2000 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
256GB Crucial M4 Old Laptop CD/DVD drive Windows 7 picoPSU-150-XT 
OtherOtherOther
4 x Purple LEDs Power button Tranquility Xbox 360 Skin 
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post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by Ironman517 View Post

Since when are students power users? doh.gif For taking notes and doing projects, even an APU will be fine.

I certainly am, I use programs like Photoshop and Autodesk 3d Max and I like them to render fairly quickly :S
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by Gawdz View Post

I certainly am, I use programs like Photoshop and Autodesk 3d Max and I like them to render fairly quickly :S

This made me smile. I too share your unwillingness to wait, and prefer a performance pc for the same reasons! thumb.gif
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