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Hello Guys im new here, i need your opinion on my new rig!

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hello, which build would be better for 5 years?(this is not a future proofing question) i tend to keep each computer i build for exactly 5 years, i dont like to change computers a lot

Already own:
-Keyboard
-Mouse
-1080p (will be using it as 2nd display)
-1TB 7200rpm HDD

Uses:
-Gaming
-internet
-possibly photoshop in the future
-storing and watching HD Movies

Part Preference:
-Intel
-nVidia
-Corsair
-Mostly the stuff i picked

Notes:
-Please don't recommend that i should change my build every 2 years and just answer the question
-The power supply i want isn't available on part picker the one I'm getting is the Platinum edition
-Already bought the fans, case, and HDD



Build 1

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($297.28 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($179.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Corsair Neutron Series GTX 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($233.58 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($469.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card 2: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($469.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair C70 Gunmetal Black (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($170.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PA248Q 24.1" Monitor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $2635.73

Build 2


CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($399.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($314.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Corsair Neutron Series GTX 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($233.58 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($469.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair C70 Gunmetal Black (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($170.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PA248Q 24.1" Monitor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $2403.45


Thanks a lot!!!
post #2 of 18
The only reason to prefer one good quality company over another is fanboyism, if that's a word. Unless your doing heavy gaming two GPU's is unneeded, if your not doing large amounts of 3D Modeling, etc. an i7 is pointless. Also, what's the HDD you have?

This will max every game out : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qAh0

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($32.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($106.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DVDE818A7T/BLK/B/GEN CD Reader, DVD Writer ($25.97 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1207.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-02 12:37 EST-0500)
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
thanks for the reply but im not interested in anything cheap, and sure you can call me a fanboy, each one to his own smile.gif
post #4 of 18
If you are wanting 16gb of ram, just get a pair of 8gb modules. It is less stressful on the system. In addition, if you aren't doing anything intensive then stick with i5 3570k with a single gpu config. Also, HDD selection should be the new WD Caviar Blue: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=4003003&SID=19j6rre1a53c2
Edited by aznpersuazn - 12/2/12 at 9:49am
post #5 of 18
Lame thread.

There is absolutely no need for that kind of power. It will be be outdated at the same time as mhyles build.
post #6 of 18
Build 1 looks legit.
Pew pew pew!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3970x Asus Rampage IV Extreme GTX 680 GTX 680 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Mushkin Enhanced Redline  Intel 520 Series SSD Intel 520 Series SSD LG Blu-Ray Burner/Reader 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H100i. Windows 8 Professional Dell U3011 Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA Supernova 1500 Cooler Master Cosmos II Razer Naga 2012  X-Trac Ripper 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3970x Asus Rampage IV Extreme GTX 680 GTX 680 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Mushkin Enhanced Redline  Intel 520 Series SSD Intel 520 Series SSD LG Blu-Ray Burner/Reader 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H100i. Windows 8 Professional Dell U3011 Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA Supernova 1500 Cooler Master Cosmos II Razer Naga 2012  X-Trac Ripper 
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post #7 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xinoxide View Post

Lame thread.

There is absolutely no need for that kind of power. It will be be outdated at the same time as mhyles build.

Lame attitude.
Pew pew pew!
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3970x Asus Rampage IV Extreme GTX 680 GTX 680 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Mushkin Enhanced Redline  Intel 520 Series SSD Intel 520 Series SSD LG Blu-Ray Burner/Reader 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H100i. Windows 8 Professional Dell U3011 Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA Supernova 1500 Cooler Master Cosmos II Razer Naga 2012  X-Trac Ripper 
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Pew pew pew!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3970x Asus Rampage IV Extreme GTX 680 GTX 680 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Mushkin Enhanced Redline  Intel 520 Series SSD Intel 520 Series SSD LG Blu-Ray Burner/Reader 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H100i. Windows 8 Professional Dell U3011 Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA Supernova 1500 Cooler Master Cosmos II Razer Naga 2012  X-Trac Ripper 
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post #8 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zombiechow View Post

Lame attitude.

Untrue. He's correct. There's no point in going overkill on something you don't need. Go with my build, and change the GPU to a 670.
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by Mhyles View Post

Untrue. He's correct. There's no point in going overkill on something you don't need. Go with my build, and change the GPU to a 670.

I would get the 670 for dedicated physx support. But I would get the 4gb model for multimonitor support.
post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zombiechow View Post

Build 1 looks legit.
Thanks for your help!!! biggrin.gif
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