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Decided to build a new rig that would be a big step up from my current system, and purpose the current system for what it was intended for when I built it (HTPC).

Any feedback on the new rig before everything arrives and I put it together? Rig will be used mostly for programming, running statistics simulations, and I plan to learn how to do photo and video editing.

CPU: Intel Core i7 3770k $246.73 (includes tax, in store only) Microcenter
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i $109.99 ($99.99 after rebate) Newegg
Case: Corsair Carbide 500R $115.98 ($95.98 after rebate) Newegg
PSU: Corsair HX750 $119.99 ($109.99 after rebate) Newegg
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 $134.99 (plus free 8GB RAM) Newegg
Ram: Corsiar Vengeance 2x8GB DDR3 1600 $54.99 (1 stick was free with MB, bought the other) Newegg
DVD Drive: Samsung OEM drive $17.99 Newegg
SSD: Samsung 830 256GB $173.62 ($153.62 after rebate) TigerDirect
GPU: Already have 2 XFX Radeon HD 6670 1GB DDR5 that I will be using for now, as I don't game
HDD: Have a 2TB WD Caviar Green that I may put in as a data drive

For displays I have 2x Dell 2007FP and a Dell U3011 along the bottom in PLP, and a 32" 1920x1080 LED TV mounted right above the U3011.

Total before rebates: $974.28
Total after rebates: $914.28

Thanks!!!
    
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Looks pretty good.

I would maybe pass up on the Extreme4, it tends to have "issues", and get another board. Asus has some pretty solid Z77's right now. I personally have an MSi MPower, but that is a bit outside of your use scenario.
    
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Looks good.
I may be a bit skeptical about Asrock Z77 extreme 4, but a free 8GB RAM with that makes a very good deal.
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If I upgrade my video card would this one be a good choice? SAPPHIRE 100352-3L Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

I would like to be able to run all 4 of my monitors on one card (if I game, it would only be on a single monitor though probably the Dell U3011).
Edited by Gronnie - 4/3/13 at 7:52pm
    
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If I upgrade my video card would this one be a good choice? SAPPHIRE 100352-3L Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

I would like to be able to run all 4 of my monitors on one card (if I game, it would only be on a single monitor though probably the Dell U3011).

If you plan on gaming on a 1600P display, I would run nothing less than a 7970, honestly, two. I absolutely can push my 7970 at 1440P, although being such high resolutions we can typically turn down AA to minimal levels.

Another route, although you might hit a VRAM limit, would be two 7870s that are Tahiti LE based. Crazy amounts of power for ~$400 for the two.
    
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Very nice solid build.. The motherboard is what me and the other members are skeptic about. i was in the same situation my self and i ended up buying the UD3H from gigabyte for it's better VRMs and power phases.

If you are going to heavily overclock i would suggest the UD3H over the Extreme 4.

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If I upgrade my video card would this one be a good choice? SAPPHIRE 100352-3L Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

I would like to be able to run all 4 of my monitors on one card (if I game, it would only be on a single monitor though probably the Dell U3011).

If you plan on gaming on a 1600P display, I would run nothing less than a 7970, honestly, two. I absolutely can push my 7970 at 1440P, although being such high resolutions we can typically turn down AA to minimal levels.

Another route, although you might hit a VRAM limit, would be two 7870s that are Tahiti LE based. Crazy amounts of power for ~$400 for the two.

Thanks for the info, I'll keep that in mind if I start gaming. Most of my CS classmates game, and I feel left out.
    
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Very nice solid build.. The motherboard is what me and the other members are skeptic about. i was in the same situation my self and i ended up buying the UD3H from gigabyte for it's better VRMs and power phases.

If you are going to heavily overclock i would suggest the UD3H over the Extreme 4.

good luck and have fun

Thanks, I love the build. I put it together about a week ago, I was just looking for feedback on the video card.

I've got it 24 hour prime stable at 4.6 GHz with a +0.025 offset. It seems pretty stable under load at about 1.288V, peaks at 1.304. Max temp over 24 hours in the hottest core was 81, most of the time much below that.
    
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