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Poll Results: Is this a good build for around 1000$?

 
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post #1 of 36
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I am almost finished with this build it's going to end up costing around 1100$(my budget) what do guys meaning good buys or things I should get instead please comment anything im new to the whole computer buiilding my cousin is actually putting it all together im just buying the parts.

Intel Core i7-3770k Ivy Bridge LGA 1155 costa rica with B stepping
COOLER MASTER CM Storm series Trooper
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Hybrid 850W
SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 7870 XT w/boost 2gb(actually runs the tahiti architecture)
CORSAIR CMXAF1 memory fans
MSI Z77 MPOWER LGA 1155(havent bought yet)
OCZ Vertex 4 128gb(havent bought yet)
G.SKILL Sniper Series 16gb 2x8gb 1866 memory(havent bought yet)
COOLER MASTER Seidon 120M(havent bought yet)

The only reason im buying that memory is cause I wanna OC to atleast 2000 figures 1866 memory would be safer to do that with than 1600 or am I a complete idiot lol. If you guys know of some really good memory plaese tell me my budget for memory hovers around 100$ and want 16gb(2x8gb so I can have 2 open dimm slots).
post #2 of 36
If it's a gaming rig you'll need more than 128gb. also, you don't need memory fans
post #3 of 36
I would get rid of the ram fans.
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post #4 of 36
I would ditch the 3770k and go with a 3570k. This will give your GPU budget another 100$ or so. I think this will provide you with a greater overall performance.
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post #5 of 36
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Originally Posted by stangs View Post

I am almost finished with this build it's going to end up costing around 1100$(my budget) what do guys meaning good buys or things I should get instead please comment anything im new to the whole computer buiilding my cousin is actually putting it all together im just buying the parts.

Intel Core i7-3770k Ivy Bridge LGA 1155 costa rica with B stepping
COOLER MASTER CM Storm series Trooper
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Hybrid 850W
SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 7870 XT w/boost 2gb(actually runs the tahiti architecture)
CORSAIR CMXAF1 memory fans
MSI Z77 MPOWER LGA 1155(havent bought yet)
OCZ Vertex 4 128gb(havent bought yet)
G.SKILL Sniper Series 16gb 2x8gb 1866 memory(havent bought yet)
COOLER MASTER Seidon 120M(havent bought yet)

The only reason im buying that memory is cause I wanna OC to atleast 2000 figures 1866 memory would be safer to do that with than 1600 or am I a complete idiot lol. If you guys know of some really good memory plaese tell me my budget for memory hovers around 100$ and want 16gb(2x8gb so I can have 2 open dimm slots).

 

If you want the best memory overclocking, then I seriously and sincerely recommend some of Samsung's "Wonder RAM" (that's what the enthusiasts are calling it):

 

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

 

I know that it doesn't have heatspreaders, but don't let that fool you.  People are reporting easy overclocking past 2000 MHz and superior performance.  I assume the superior performance is due to the 30nm manufacturing process.

 

The PSU is major overkill.  All that this build needs is a quality-made 400-450W power supply.  If you add a 2nd 7870, then a quality-made 550-650W unit would be a better choice (650W because it will be easier to find one with enough PCI-E cables without breaking the bank).

 

Finally, I strongly recommend that you put this together yourself with our help.  That way it will be done right the first time.

 

Edit: I agree that the memory fans are unnecessary, even with the Samsung memory I'm recommending.

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post #6 of 36
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bdenpaka View Post

I would ditch the 3770k and go with a 3570k. This will give your GPU budget another 100$ or so. I think this will provide you with a greater overall performance.
Do the memory fans hurt anything I already have them actually just got them today with the gpu.
Does it matter that I got the i7 on sale for 230$?
post #7 of 36
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

If you want the best memory overclocking, then I seriously and sincerely recommend some of Samsung's "Wonder RAM" (that's what the enthusiasts are calling it):

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

I know that it doesn't have heatspreaders, but don't let that fool you.  People are reporting easy overclocking past 2000 MHz and superior performance.  I assume the superior performance is due to the 30nm manufacturing process.

The PSU is major overkill.  All that this build needs is a quality-made 400-450W power supply.  If you add a 2nd 7870, then a quality-made 550-650W unit would be a better choice (650W because it will be easier to find one with enough PCI-E cables without breaking the bank).

Finally, I strongly recommend that you put this together yourself with our help.  That way it will be done right the first time.

Edit: I agree that the memory fans are unnecessary, even with the Samsung memory I'm recommending.
Ya I wasn't gonna get the 850w the reason I went with it was I got it for 130$ on sale so figured what the heck and eventually I am wanting to crossfire.
post #8 of 36
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

If you want the best memory overclocking, then I seriously and sincerely recommend some of Samsung's "Wonder RAM" (that's what the enthusiasts are calling it):

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

I know that it doesn't have heatspreaders, but don't let that fool you.  People are reporting easy overclocking past 2000 MHz and superior performance.  I assume the superior performance is due to the 30nm manufacturing process.

The PSU is major overkill.  All that this build needs is a quality-made 400-450W power supply.  If you add a 2nd 7870, then a quality-made 550-650W unit would be a better choice (650W because it will be easier to find one with enough PCI-E cables without breaking the bank).

Finally, I strongly recommend that you put this together yourself with our help.  That way it will be done right the first time.

Edit: I agree that the memory fans are unnecessary, even with the Samsung memory I'm recommending.
Thanks for the advice I honestly appreciate it I wanna do this right this is actually my forst build I was always the go to dell my a computer guy but my cousin finally talked sense into me.
post #9 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by stangs View Post

Do the memory fans hurt anything I already have them actually just got them today with the gpu.
Does it matter that I got the i7 on sale for 230$?
IF you already got it then don't send it back, but you will seriously need more storage on that computer
post #10 of 36
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Originally Posted by stangs View Post


Ya I wasn't gonna get the 850w the reason I went with it was I got it for 130$ on sale so figured what the heck and eventually I am wanting to crossfire.

 

Oh, then here is a better PSU for less:

 

650W Rosewill CAPSTONE Modular Cable Version Series for $89.99 shipped, $74.99 after $15.00 rebate card

 

It has way more than enough power:

 

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_radeon_hd_7850_and_7870_review,7.html

 

With one 7870 under full load in their system, their PSU pulled 274W.  The 7870 alone pulled 127W, so I'll add 127W to 274W in order to figure out a crossfire power draw.  That would make the PSU pulling 401W from the wall outlet.  Their CPU was idling, so if I had 150W for a 3770K overclocked to 5 GHz and under full load (I can prove it), then that makes the PSU pulling 551W from the wall outlet.  So if the PSU is 85% efficient while pulling 551W from the wall outlet, then the system is pulling 468W from the PSU.  However, the gaming load would be closer to 375-425W - maybe 450W at times (maybe).

 

So with the extreme situation where the 7870s and the overclocked 3770K at 5 GHz are under full load simultaneously, the system could pull up to about 470W.  A more realistic power draw would max at at 425W to maybe 450W.  This means a quality-made 550W power supply is more than enough because the PSU would be able to continuously deliver 550W if it's ever needed.  This isn't cutting it close, it's more like the sweet spot.  ;)

 

However, a 550W PSU that has 4 x PCI-E cables costs more than a 650W with 4 x PCI-E cables.  I mean for example, here's the cheapest 550W unit I can find that has 4 x PCI-E cables:

 

550W KINGWIN Absolute Platinum Series for $124.98 after shipping, but it's not even modular.

 

Here's a similar modular unit:

 

550W KINGWIN Lazer Platinum for $154.98 after shipping

 

So yeah, the Rosewill 650-M is a "no-brainer".  ;)

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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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