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post #1 of 17
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Alright, this is my first build that I'm planning. I have been planning this build for about a month or two, going to be getting the parts for Christmas. Just want to make sure everything is all good. My budgets is around $2,000, give or take a hundred. I am going to be mostly gaming, and also recording and editing. The current specs I've decided on are:

Case- Thermaltake Chaser MK-1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133191

Processor- Intel Core i7-3770K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501

CPU Cooler- Corsair H100i
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181032

Video Card- EVGA GTX 670 FTW+ 4GB (Hope to sli in the future, maybe by next Christmas)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130824

Memory- CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) (Possibly upgrading to 32GB later)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233299

Storage- Corsair Force Series 240GB SSD (Boot Drive)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233312
WD Black 1TB Hard Drive (Storage Drive)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

Motherboard- ASUS Sabertooth Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821

Power Supply- CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

Optical Drive- ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

I am also going to be getting some Artic Silver Thermal Paste and some extra SATA III cables. I am also going to be using the SSD to record onto, then I will transfer those files to the main storage drive, which is why I thought to go with a 240GB SSD. I am going to be going with Windows 7, not 8. Please leave your comments and suggestions if I should change anything.
post #2 of 17
First, good job on not going with Windows 8. It is absolutely terrible to use. You shouldn't go with the 240 Gb if all you are going to do is use it for a boot drive. I understand that you want to transfer files over or something but you definitely do not need a 240. At most, you should get a 128. I would recommend the Samsung 830 or 840 series. Those are really reliable.
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Apex DM-318 HTPC Case w/275W Power Supply 
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699GB TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075 (SATA) TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-208AB Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 
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AMD A8-5600K MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 AMD Radeon HD 7560D Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600... 
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post #3 of 17
I hate the look of that case, you should take a look at the BitFenix Shinobi White, or the Corsair 500R.
Will you be using the i7 to it's potential? If not, take it out and add a i5 3570k.
Good cooler from what I've heard, can get noisy at times though.
Get a 7970, it's on par with the 680 for slightly more than the 670, and sometimes cheaper.
Memory is a bit overkill, will you be using it all? If not, drop down to 8GB.
For the SSD get a Intel 330, Samsung 830/840 or Plextor MS5. I haven't heard great things about the Corsair SSDs.
Brilliant choice on the HDD.
No need to get the Sabertooth tbh, all your buying is the looks. It's overrated. Change something from ASRock, or MSI.
Great PSU.
Good ODD.
post #4 of 17
I'd ditch the Sabertooth in favor of the Asus P8Z77-V - the Sabertooth is seriously overpriced.

I'd also switch out the WD Black for the 1TB WD Blue - it uses a 1TB platter and is faster than the Black (and cheaper).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339

I'd also get something other than Arctic Silver - pick up some MX-4 or something instead. Or just use what comes with the cooler - it'll work fine.
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies.
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I hate the look of that case, you should take a look at the BitFenix Shinobi White, or the Corsair 500R.

I have been looking around for cases a lot. It is actually one of the hardest things for me to choose. Personally for me it was a tie between the Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 and the NZXT Phantom 820. I also was looking into the Corsair SSD because it was a lower price, but I think I'll go with a Samsung 840.

I most likely wont be running the 3770k to its potential, so I will be dropping down to the 3570k.
I also am gonna stay with NVIDA, but go with the 680 and not the 670 FTW+. While I respect Radeon cards, I like the driver support of NVIDIA cards, PhysX, and from what I've seen, the GTX 680 will give me better frames in most of the games I play.

I want to keep the ram, as it helps with rendering, but probably wont upgrade to 32gb unless my ram dies and its cheap.
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I'd also switch out the WD Black for the 1TB WD Blue - it uses a 1TB platter and is faster than the Black (and cheaper).
Thanks for pointing that out!

My updated specs will be:

Case- Thermaltake Mk-1 or NZXT Phantom 820
Processor- Intel i5-3570k
Graphics card- EVGA Superclocked+ GTX 680
PSU- Corsair HX Series HX750 750w
Memory- Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB)
Motherboard- ASUS P8Z77-V LK
Storage- WD Blue 1TB x2
Samsung 840 120GB
Optical Drive- ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

I'm going to get rid of the extra thermal paste. The price has dropped nearly $300, so I think I might invest in a new monitor or two.
post #6 of 17
Drop down to a 7970, it's on par with the 680 at practically half the price.
post #7 of 17
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Alright, switched my graphics card to an ASUS HD7970-DC2-3GD5 Radeon HD 7970. I realize this is a three slot card, but the max cards I'd Crossfire in this system would be 2, and my case has 8 expansion slots, so no worries there.

My system now looks like:

Case- Thermaltake Mk-1 or NZXT Phantom 820
Processor- Intel i5-3570k
Graphics card- ASUS DirectCU II 7970
PSU- Corsair HX Series HX750 750w
Memory- Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB)
Motherboard- ASUS P8Z77-V LK
Storage- WD Blue 1TB x2
Samsung 840 120GB
Optical Drive- ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
post #8 of 17
Get this GPU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125413

Change to a Samsung 830. IIRC it's cheaper and faster.
post #9 of 17
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From what I'm seeing most of the 830's, at least those in stock, are actually priced higher. This one on sale is faster and cheaper on Newegg. If one of the 128gb 830's come back into stock, they may be able to compete with the price of the 840, but still not the performance. The cheapest 128gb 830 on Newegg is $103(Out of stock), vs. the 840 which is $105.
post #10 of 17
When you say Memory- Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) what speed are you talking about?
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor 
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