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So I plan to build my first ever system in the coming weeks after years of a declining experience with Dell.

Here are my planned specs:

-Intel Core i7 3770K
-ASUS Sabertooth Z77 motherboard
-Kingston Hyper-X16 GB memory (2 sticks of 8GB)
-ASUS AMD Radeon 7870 GHz edition
-Corsair Professional Series HX750W 80-GOLD Power Supply
-Samsung 840 Pro Series 500GB SSD
-Noctua D14 cooler
-Corsair Graphite Case
-Windows 7 Home Premium 64
-Samsung S23B550V monitor

The games I will be playing are Microsoft Flight Simulator and maybe the new version of Counter-Strike. I don't plan to render videos. Just watch them in HD biggrin.gif

I want top of the line parts, but if this is overkill, please let me know.

So what you think?
Edited by maortega15 - 5/21/13 at 7:52pm
post #2 of 38
Very nice first build! With a huge SSD ta boot. IMHO, there is no such thing as overkill.
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Its an overkill cpu,psu . Wait for haswell dont skip a gen for a matter of 10 days
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 0CALEFACTION0 View Post

Very nice first build! With a huge SSD ta boot. IMHO, there is no such thing as overkill.
Thanks mate! I might need the extra space of the SSD for Flight Simulator mods such as add-on scenery, aircraft, weather effects, etc, and they take up a whole lot of space.

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Originally Posted by sanket779292 View Post

Its an overkill cpu,psu . Wait for haswell dont skip a gen for a matter of 10 days
My plan build date is around June 9 next month. I really need a desktop as the laptop I am using can't keep up with what I do.
post #5 of 38
New haswell i5 and i7 will release on june 3 you should consider them
    
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post #6 of 38
And an i5 would be more than enough
    
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post #7 of 38
With an 550w psu
    
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post #8 of 38
The new Haswell i7-4770K and matching Sabertooth Z87 motherboard should be available to you before your build date of the 9th, so I'd recommend those.
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post #9 of 38
haswell will be out before your ready to build so it is worth considering.
if you are happy with the build you are thinking the only change i would make is get a gigabyte z77x-up5 since it uses industry leading VRM set up and the sabertooth is overpriced and overrated.
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post #10 of 38
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What about the components like coolers et al.? And will Windows 7 still be compatible with Haswell?
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