Help in building my own custom pc... Pls help...

December 6, 2012 at 13:24:29
Specs: Windows 7

I'm going to build a custom pc...
Here are the specifications...

EVGA GeForce GTX 670 SuperClocked 4096MB GDDR5, 2x Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, DP, 4-Way SLI Ready Graphics Card (04G-P4-2673-KR)=437.99

Komputerbay 32GB (4x 8GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz DIMM with Blue Low Profile Heatspreaders 240-Pin Dual / Quad Channel RAM Desktop Memory KIT 10-10-10-27 XMP ready=114.99

Asus P9X79 Pro=244.99

Intel Core i7-3930K Hexa-Core Processor 3.2 Ghz 12 MB Cache LGA 2011
- BX80619I73930K=569.99

Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX=91.95

Crucial 64 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT064M4SSD2=66.48

Asus VE278Q 27-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor with Integrated Speakers=279.99

Lite-On Super AllWrite 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive - Bulk - IHAS124-04 Version C (Black)=17.99

Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Gaming Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 Ports (SGC-1000-KWN1)=74.98

Corsair Hydro Series H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CWCH80)=92.98

All the costs are from amazon...
I dont know which power supply to use... Could someone suggest???
Please tell me what i am missing if any...
Please tell me any suggestion if any to decrease the cost...
But i do want the graphics,ram and the motherboard...

Pls do help...Pls...
Any help will be really appreciated... Thanks in Advance
Paul


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#1
December 6, 2012 at 13:48:48

What are you going to do with this rig? Seems to be over kill for most purposes.

One thing that jumps out is you have a 2.5" hard drive listed. That is a laptop drive. You need a 3.5" model.

Have you ever built a computer before?

If you are a gamer then you want something better than monitor speakers for sound.

Liquid cooling is a waste of money in my opinion.

Newegg.com is cheaper on the graphics card.


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#2
December 6, 2012 at 18:15:03

OthHill: the WD drive is 3.5" desktop model and the other is an SSD drive that the OP is probably using for OS or scratch disk (if Photoshop user).

I fully agree that we need to know the usage to share an opinion since much is overkill and with that much already, I would have gone with an SSD of 120GB or more for the OS and primary programs to get the most out of the power chosen.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
That's a lot of processor, graphics, and memory.
The power supply would depend on the final graphics card selection and whether there was a reasonable possibility of multiple graphics cards.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
December 6, 2012 at 19:19:44

Fingers, I realize there are 2 hard drives mentioned. I assume the 1TB will be for storage and the SSD will be for the OS. The issue is the SSD is a 2.5" model according to his post.

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#5
December 7, 2012 at 00:17:44

Most ssd i have seen are 2.5 inches, very few are 3.5 inches. Modern system cases comes with couple of 2.5 bays so there is nothing to worry.

I think v-card manufactures put insane amount of video memory to fool people (more = better).

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.


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#6
December 7, 2012 at 04:48:26

... And many SSD's come now with a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter for desktop use.
as in this one (look at the included images):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#7
December 7, 2012 at 05:41:49

OK, I wasn''t aware they only came in 2.5" profile.

I still think the list is overkill. The OP asked how to get the cost down.


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#8
December 7, 2012 at 11:32:58

Instead of the liquid cooling system i will be using
Cooler Master X6 Elite - CPU Cooler with 6 Heat Pipes and Honeycomb Fin Structure (RR-X6NN-18PK-R1)=47.99$
Pls tell me whether this good or not...
Tnx for all the replies...

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#9
December 7, 2012 at 11:43:46

Im also changing to
Samsung 840 Series 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7TD120BW...
Again tnx for ur suggestions...
Anything else needed to change..
Also i already have a pair of bose speakers... So sound is not a problem at all...

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#10
December 7, 2012 at 11:47:51

I edit videos in after effects, sony vegas pro, and cinema 4d..
I also use photoshop..
I play modern warfare 3,assassins creed 3, battlefield 3, crisis 2, black ops 2...
And I do overclock...

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#11
December 7, 2012 at 15:36:04

Try one of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#12
December 7, 2012 at 18:50:00

Do you ever intend to run SLI? If so, you need to size the PSU to handle two graphics cards.

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#13
December 7, 2012 at 23:30:31

I wont be running SLI

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#14
December 8, 2012 at 02:21:59

I am changing my graphics to
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW 4096MB GDDR5, DVI, DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort, 4-way SLI Ready Graphics Card (04G-P4-3687-KR) Graphics Cards 04G-P4-3687-KR

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#15
December 8, 2012 at 05:01:50

Which card is better:
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW 4096MB GDDR5, DVI, DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort, 4-way SLI Ready Graphics Card (04G-P4-3687-KR) Graphics Cards 04G-P4-3687-KR
or
MSI N680GTX Twin Frozr 4GD5/OC GeForce GTX 680 4GB 256-bit GDDR5???
Pls do reply...
Thnx in advance...

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#16
December 8, 2012 at 06:44:05

Well, here is a link to some customer reviews.

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-...


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#17
December 8, 2012 at 08:28:28

thnx but what would u suggest

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#18
December 8, 2012 at 19:16:46

I have not looked at cards of that caliber but I have generally seen better reviews on the EVGA cards than others. Each of these have customer reviews:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

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#19
December 9, 2012 at 07:54:51

But pls tell me if u had a choice of what to choose...
which one would u take???

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#20
December 14, 2012 at 11:27:28

Is radeon 7950 good???? Does it match up with the nvidia gtx 680????
Any reply will be good....
Thnx in advance...

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#21
December 14, 2012 at 21:33:44

All of the cards you are looking at are at the top of this chart so they are all very good (I think that the 7970 is closer to the GTX 680 than the 7950 though). There may be some differences depending on your exact uses, but it is a direct comparison that can be very useful.
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/h...
It is important to note though, Photoshop will benefit greatly (more than even the chart there shows) from running it on a top quality NVidia card over the equivalent Radeon card due to the CUDA architecture if I understand it correctly.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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