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Hello, Sort of new here didn't post in the introduction yet but I'm really interested to know what people think of the computer I'm building:

Case: Corsair Obsidian 650D (have the box now in my house)
CPU: Intel i7 3770k
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH (Overkill?)
GPU: MSI Geforce GTX 660 TI PE
PSU: Seasonic X-760 or X-850 ????
Cooler: Stock ATM
Memory: Corsair something not sure yet... I'm sure that I'd want to maximize this after a while but at first about 8 or 16gbs
HDD: WD 2TB 7200RPM SATA III Caviar Black coupled later with a 120gb Corsair Force GT SSD
Sound Card: A lot later probably one of the super platinum Creative cards but atm either onboard or my Audiophile 2496
Keyboard/Mice: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate (Overkill?)

Monitor: Dell U2312HM IPS Monitor - Heard great things about this monitor, however some silly folks are freaked out by the 8ms claim which I think is very negligible - I had to look up what ghosting means when it comes to monitors before I even know what that is, and I might be blind but I still don't see a thing.

I'm rather budget oriented, especially since where I live it's not very cheap But I'll be upgrading the PC adding more parts

Use cases: Gaming, Audio (Ableton Live, VSTs, etc...), Multimedia (Movies), Virtualization (Windows/Ubuntu/OSX)

I don't do heavy gaming, especially not competitive gaming.

Say your thoughts and help me out on some of the stuff if you can suggest some better stuff
Thanks folks
Edited by ThorAsgard - 1/18/13 at 4:55am
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Considering the rest of your components, I would say that an SSD (even if used only for the OS) is a must. You will notice the difference.
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Personally, the i7 3770k feels a bit over kill. You could go down to i5 3770k/3570k and wont notice a big jump. Save you a bit of money too towards an ssd. If you're budget orientated, consider a 212 evo+ for a cooler, its only $30~ but it gets the job done.
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The 7870 is a better value card if you want to save money, but the 660 ti is fine.

Get an SSD, as ninjacore said.

The 3770k really isn't any better than the 3570k, certainly not $100 better.


I personally like the reference GTX 680 cooler on this 660 TI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130816
If you intend to add a 2nd card in the future, it's probably the better choice, (especially in a case with no side fan, like the 650d) though the MSI card will be just fine.

A seasonic x660/650 would be just fine, even with 2 cards. An x750/760 would be plenty.

If you're getting an expensive case, there's no reason not to get a CPU cooler. The stock one sucks.
Edited by brucethemoose - 1/18/13 at 2:12pm
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Looks pretty good. The board probably is overkill. You can get the next one down in Gigabyte's line and save quite a bit of money.
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Thanks for the massive support people smile.gif
Regarding the CPU, I think I'm going to stay with the i7 3770k, based on cpubenchmark website the 3770k has a much higher number biggrin.gif I like numbers.

What board can you suggest? I was thinking the gigabyte one because of 1. brand, 2. thunderbolt 3. PCI slot 4. coming with bluetooth/wifi cards
But thunderbolt is what makes it mostly expensive I guess I guess I can do with no thunderbolt for another generation until prices are settling and we get more device support. Still looking for a decent board, not too cheap though I do want this a pretty good PC smile.gif

Regarding the PSU you want to say that 650 watts are fine for my build? I think I'll get the 750 for somewhat futureproofing the system (Expandability)
Cooling I'll do liquid cooling I think later just in a few months and I'll get an SSD like I said ASAP

Anyway not much eye candy (Especially not the mess behind) but here goes:
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by ThorAsgard View Post

Thanks for the massive support people smile.gif
Regarding the CPU, I think I'm going to stay with the i7 3770k, based on cpubenchmark website the 3770k has a much higher number biggrin.gif I like numbers.

What board can you suggest? I was thinking the gigabyte one because of 1. brand, 2. thunderbolt 3. PCI slot 4. coming with bluetooth/wifi cards
But thunderbolt is what makes it mostly expensive I guess I guess I can do with no thunderbolt for another generation until prices are settling and we get more device support. Still looking for a decent board, not too cheap though I do want this a pretty good PC smile.gif

Regarding the PSU you want to say that 650 watts are fine for my build? I think I'll get the 750 for somewhat futureproofing the system (Expandability)
Cooling I'll do liquid cooling I think later just in a few months and I'll get an SSD like I said ASAP

Anyway not much eye candy (Especially not the mess behind) but here goes:

Perhaps one of these?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157344
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128507R&Tpk=gigabyte%20ud4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128551

Also, cpubenchmark numbers don't mean much. This is a good CPU review
http://techreport.com/review/23246/inside-the-second-gaming-performance-with-today-cpus
If you like higher numbers, you shouldn't be getting a 660 TI anyway... that $100 difference would get you a GTX 670 or 7970, which, unlike the 3770k, are significantly faster than the cheaper alternatives.
Edited by brucethemoose - 1/18/13 at 3:15pm
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brucethemoose, Thanks, now that's definitely going to lower the price for me. I'm thinking of going for the G1 Skill 3 mATX board
But here's a good question, in the new egg link it does mention that it has like 2 pci slots available, I guess what they mean is that some of the PCIe are backwards compatible? or how does it work?
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brucethemoose, Thanks, now that's definitely going to lower the price for me. I'm thinking of going for the G1 Skill 3 mATX board
But here's a good question, in the new egg link it does mention that it has like 2 pci slots available, I guess what they mean is that some of the PCIe are backwards compatible? or how does it work?

All 16x PCI-e slots are backwards compatible with current GPUs. You could stick a PCIe 3.0 graphics card in a 2.0 slot, or a 2.0 card in a 3.0 slot... it doesn't matter, as far as I know. In other words, you could fit 2 of any kind of graphics card you wanted on there, don't worry about compatibility.

It appears to have a single low bandwidth slot for something that like a PCI-e SSD, network card, USB card, etc.

It also has a built in sound card... that's actually really nice for the price.



EDIT: Also get this memory instead. It's the best on newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096

It even has it's own Overclock.net fanclub! Can't say that about alot of RAM.

samsung-miracle-memory-club
Edited by brucethemoose - 1/18/13 at 4:54pm
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Get this memory, nothing can top it

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-Extreme-MV-3V4G3D-US/dp/B00592002W

If you want great sound, ditch all the crappy sound card ideas and use a stereo receiver. Optical out or HDMI. You can get premium sound for about the same price as you get a crappy sound kit with a sound card.
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