[BUILD] New Desktop

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  1. Maddog

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    So, since I'll be starting my new job in 2 weeks or so, thought I'd look into the new desktop I will be building thanks to the money I will be earning from it.



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    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor

    CPU Cooler
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Extreme 130.0 CFM CPU Cooler

    Motherboard
    MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

    Memory
    Corsair XMS3 12GB (3 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

    Storage
    Crucial V4 32GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
    Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

    Video Card
    EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card

    Case
    Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case

    Power Supply
    Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

    Thermal Compound
    Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste

    Monitor
    Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor

    Keyboard
    Microsoft Sidewinder X4 (UK Layout) Wired Standard Keyboard

    Mouse
    Razer Abyssus Mirror Special Edition Wired Optical Mouse

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    Hopefully full build is £2000.



    Your guys Thoughts?
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2013
    Posted May 25, 2013
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  2. Suffering

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    Power supply? Can it handle the 2 graphics cards?
     
    Posted May 25, 2013
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  3. Maddog

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    Will have fans and a Power Supply, yes. PowerSupply will range from 650-750.
     
    Posted May 25, 2013
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  4. Cpt. Hopi

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    Well fine, continue to make me cry. :c

    #jealous
     
    Posted May 25, 2013
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  5. Looks fine, though SSD FTW.
     
    Posted May 25, 2013
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  6. Maddog

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    SSD for a fast boot computah which I will never turn off? ;3
     
    Posted May 25, 2013
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  7. No, for steam and photoshop and shit like that.
     
    Posted May 25, 2013
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  8. Maddog

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    Considering the power of the machine, the SSD over HDD will make not much of a difference...
     
    Posted May 25, 2013
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  9. Maddog

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    ACTUALLY,
    BRAND NEW UPDATED VERSION!!! Check it!
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2013
    Posted May 26, 2013
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  10. Personally, there is really no need for a i7 for gaming. An i5 will work fine. I have a Xenon e5 in my system currently.
     
    Posted May 27, 2013
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  11. The only real difference between the i5 and the i7 is the hyperthreading which does next to nothing for gaming. What else will you be using it for (other programs might justify the i7)? You could also step up to a haswell processor if you haven't built this thing yet. Thirdly, go for 2x8GB sticks if possible for the ram if you are going for the 3770k. It is a dual-channel processor and thus works best with two sticks over more (the only real effect of more will be increased load on the IMC).

    If my memory is correct, the arctic silver paste is conductive so you have to be careful with the stuff. The MX-4 paste from them is an excellent substitute and it's non-conductive which is a nice plus (just an option).

    Otherwise, looks like a solid build! Let me know if you need help overclocking the 3770k as I've taken mine to hell and back (5.3GHz with 2400MHz ram on air anyone?). :)
     
    Posted Jun 7, 2013
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  12. Maddog

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    Extra CPU will help with Rendering, as well as recording.streaming.
    Haswell apparently not as good as claimed.
     
    Posted Jun 7, 2013
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  13. There are boosts on the benchmarking end of things but i will agree that for a normal consumer, the upgrades are not work it. Mainly a matter of price for most users.
     
    Posted Jun 7, 2013
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  14. Looks great man, except for you keyboard and mouse. You disappointing me.... if you mainly play fps games, get the Corsair m65 mouse and Corsair k60/70, if you do MMORG games, get a Corsair m90 and k90
     
    Posted Jun 7, 2013
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  15. Haswell has roughly a 10% lead over the last generation. It's also more than ready for extremely fast RAM and caching, with literally double the memory bandwidth over Ivy Bridge.

    Just wait for pricing to go down and you'll be right as rain. It also would let you future-proof your machine to support new technologies, as the new LGA1050 architecture is planned to stay on the market for the next 5 years.
     
    Posted Jun 8, 2013
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  16. Maddog

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    Hummm, well I'll be waiting 2/3 months before I do buy it, by that point I should look at the build and see what needs changing.
     
    Posted Jun 8, 2013
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  17. Spending way too much money for gaming. Really no reason you would ever need those specs unless you were like doing a ton of rendering. Gaming definitely doesn't need 12 GB of RAM(nothing does). Your money though man.
     
    Posted Jun 8, 2013
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  18. Please icy... I have 16 gigs, right now running basic shit no games, I am at 6.2 gb of ram, sometimes it gets up to 9 or 10. Hosting servers requires 16 gigs of ram....and he aint spending too much money... if he wants to render videos and actually run games with some antialliasing not just basic shit, then he needs more.
     
    Posted Jun 8, 2013
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  19. Maddog

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    Icy, I do video Editing and Video Special Effects, thats what the additional RAM is for.
     
    Posted Jun 9, 2013
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  20. As do I. Even with my relatively horrid current AMD CPU, I have 12GB of 1600MHz Corsair RAM in this thing. I do Video Editing/Rendering, Photo Editing, special effects in both of those, along with a ton of website work through Dreamweaver.
     
    Posted Jun 9, 2013
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  21. Drew

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    [MENTION=2930]Maddog[/MENTION], you certainly know what you are doing when picking parts.. Looking at the list, it looks pretty damn awesome.

    I can attest to the booting speed of an SSD myself.. its like the blink of an eye and you are on your desktop from the moment you power on, and that ASUS monitor is a good touch. :p
    As for graphics cards.. I'm fine with my single GTX 560.
     
    Posted Jun 9, 2013
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  22. Maddog

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    Another build I was thinking was SLI, but why SLI 2 cards when I can save up for another 780 and SLI it :p
     
    Posted Jun 9, 2013
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  23. Drew

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    lol
     
    Posted Jun 9, 2013
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  24. Maddog

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    lol indeed.
     
    Posted Jun 11, 2013
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  25. Just to let you know sli/crossfire isn't a great technology. It doesn't get great performance usually and isn't very much fun. If you can setup everything perfectly it is nice to have, but it takes work to configure everything just right.
     
    Posted Jun 12, 2013
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