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September 5, 2012 5:41pm
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My mom recently gave me money, no reason but I'd see no reason to not spend it :D
Here is the configuration I did for myself feel free to comment/argue on it o-o

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black 119.99$
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V 187.99$
Cpu: Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3,4 ghz 309.99$
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda Green 1,5 TB 5900 RPM 6.0Gb/s 95.99$
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB Sata III (VTX3-25SAT3-120G) 99.99$
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4x4GB DDR3 1600 95$
Graphic Card: MSI N660Ti PE 2GD5 (Geforce Gtx 660 Ti) 299.99$

+Cooling +PSU +DVD Burner ~1500$

ty xaiolu for the sign :3
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by wRAthoFVuLK » September 5, 2012 5:57pm | Report
nice ;o

you really don't need 16 gigs ram tho lol

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Pheyniex » September 5, 2012 6:48pm | Report
16Gb seems overkill but if you want, sure...

not sure about graphic cards these dayse, but I'm a bit sticky to Asus Nvidia. =3


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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Arkharan » September 5, 2012 6:51pm | Report
I do mount workstations and servers on my computer because of school (virtual machine)
So for my use it's actually needed, I'm debating tho 4x4GB or 2x8GB
Also I'm not a big fan of monster montherboard, but there was like only 4 cards with Z77 Chipset - Wifi<
(What I mean by monster motherboard, I have a dedicated processor for the OC)

ty xaiolu for the sign :3
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by wRAthoFVuLK » September 5, 2012 8:04pm | Report
Oic.


I'm pretty sure 2x8 is a bit more efficient, less sticks to pull from; and allows you to up to 32 in the future without buying a whole new RAM set.
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Antec 900 has great airflow, but it's also loud (I have it). Sure, I'm enjoying my 23°C idle and 40°C load CPU (also overclocked from 3GHz to 3.8GHz), but I don't really need it.. I'd rather have a quieter PC, so I'm gonna switch to a Fractal Design Define R4. Which seems like an amazing case.

i7 is a waste of money unless you're doing a lot of specific things that benefit from hyperthreading (video encoding and such). I'd recommend you get the i5 3570 and spend more money on your GPU instead.
Nvidia GTX670 is probably the best choice in that price range, but if you wanna overclock AMD's cards are better.

That's a SandForce SSD. Sure, it has performance out the wazoo(best performance on the market), but I would never entrust SandForce with any important data. Because SandForce has some serious problems.
Samsung has a great controller. Really good read speeds and decent write speeds, but the main thing is that it's incredibly stable, unlike SandForce. I think OCZ's newest series of SSDs have a Marvel (they're calling it Everest II or something) controller. I think that controller is really good, but I also think it's gonna be expensive, so I'd just go with the Samsung 830 series.

I'd recommend you grab a 2TB HDD rather than 1.5 since 2TB is better value for your money.

Those RAM sticks have big coolers, which is completely useless in most cases. They might get in the way of your CPU cooler if you buy a good one. So you should get "low profile" RAM instead. You also might wanna grab 2*8GB instead.

PSU should be 600-750W and have 80+GOLD.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Arkharan » September 6, 2012 1:05pm | Report
Like I said I'm gonna need an i7, I'm running virtuals machines on my computer and I heavy multitask, the more core/thread/frequency, the best it will be for me.
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On the SSD side, I might reconsider it's true that going SandForce might not be the best choice
(I was mostly thinking on saving money but I guess I can spend a little more)

I know price/value for the HDD could've been better, but if it was just from me I would've gotten a 500GB-1TB, I don't even need all that space and if I can just save like 30$ on my HDD I'm going to do it.
(Had 3 criteria for my HDD search)
-Seagate (Along with samsung one of the best HDD manufacturer)
-6Gb/s (SATAIII)
-Below 100$ (I don't want to pay more, because I don't need to)

To do List:

-I'm still looking for the motherboard, if I can find something better for quality price
Thinking about: MSI Z77A-GD65 184.99$ as a viable 2nd option

-Will check for any alternative SSDs
Thinking about: SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB Sata III (VTX4-25SAT3-128G)

-Will try to investigate for the case
Still investigating

ty xaiolu for the sign :3
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Searz » September 6, 2012 2:22pm | Report
You actually never said that you'd need the i7 :P
But I can see why you'd want it now.

The case Fractal Design Define R4 has 6 140mm fan slots (only 2 of those come with the case though) where you can fit water cooling radiators too, dust filters, CPU fan mounting hole in the back, good spacious cable holes and noise reducing coating. You can remove a bunch of the HDD cages for better airflow and to be able to fit GPUs the size of freaking mount Everest (like 50cm).
In short a very spacious case with a bunch of clever solutions.

I don't think the Samsung SSD is much more expensive than the one you mentioned. They're 850 in Sweden while the OCZ drive is ~800. I think the Samsung SSDs are overall the best cheap SSDs on the market atm. The Samsung SSD is only 7mm btw, 3mm shorter than normal SSDs.

Samsung doesn't make HDDs anymore :P
Seagate bought their facilities. Seagate and WD now own ~80% of the HDD market (which is why the prices are so high).
And SATA III doesn't really make a difference to HDDs. HDDs don't even reach the limit of SATA II, it's with SSDs you'll be limited by SATAII.

If you're looking to save a little money then AMD's HD7870 is a great choice (I thought you wanted a monster system). But I'd wait for GTX660 to come out since they might lower the prices, it should be out in ~2 weeks(I'm waiting for it, gowna upgrade my GPU) and if it's really good then you could just get that instead of the HD7870.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Mooninites » September 6, 2012 2:59pm | Report
imagine all the porn you could store on that sucker
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Searz » September 6, 2012 3:43pm | Report
^Exactly.
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