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    Default New Rig Help(not sure what to buy)

    Hi guys,

    I'm looking to build a new rig for gaming and 3D rendering in Autodesk come November/December. This will only be my 2nd custom rig, my current one came from Cyberpowerpc. I want to build it myself, I've done a few upgrades but I'm ready for more kick. I want the best performance and graphics, with a budget of $800-$1000. possibly more. Would also be nice to be future proof for about 5-6 years.

    My current rig:

    Vista 64bit

    Bloomfield Intel i7 920 at 2.67GHz(not OC)
    Stock intel heatsink

    Asus P6T Mobo

    16GB Corsair Vengeance PC3-1600(2000MHz)

    Sli Evga Geforce GTS 250 1GB(not OC)

    Kingwin LZG-1000watt PSU(I plan using this on new rig)

    1X Hitachi HDP725050GLA360 500GB(OS)
    1X Seagate ST31500341AS 1.5TB(storage)


    What I'm looking at:

    Unsure on OS

    Intel i7 3770k

    Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe Mobo

    Corsair H100 Liquid Cooling(or something in $100 range)

    Plan on keeping 16gb vengeance or something in $120 range)

    Geforce 560ti(or something in $200-$300 range)

    120-150GB OCZ SSD
    1-2tb HDD(might use current seagate)

    Kingwin LZG-1000watt PSU

    Thermaltake V3 Case(my pc room stays warm, need good airflow)

    What do you guys think? Whats a good choice?

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    Default Re: New Rig Help(not sure what to buy)

    do you need it right away? haswell be coming soon march/june 2013,if you can hold out it would be worth it,plus it will push z77 prices down
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
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    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

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    Just Uploaded New Battlefield 4 Video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: New Rig Help(not sure what to buy)

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    do you need it right away? haswell be coming soon march/june 2013,if you can hold out it would be worth it,plus it will push z77 prices down
    Thanks for reply,
    I can't wait as Crysis 3 and Black Ops 2 are hitting the shelves soon. If not for that I'd consider waiting.

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    Default Re: New Rig Help(not sure what to buy)

    Check out the newest GTX 660 Ti video cards and comparable AMD models.
    When you've decided on the motherboard model, check the memory manufacturer's website to confirm which memory kits have been tested with your motherboard model. If needed, double check with their tech support people.
    SSD prices are very low right now, HDD prices are still quite high.

    Good things come to those who wait, but instant gratification is hard to resist.
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    Default Re: New Rig Help(not sure what to buy)

    you need a 64bit os and one that takes advantage of 16gb memory,esp for gaming,you could save a little on the cpu and choosing the 3550k if your not doing extensive video editing ect,can save a little more on the psu,a 700/750w should be more than enough for your needs

    graphic card id choose a 7950,best value per /$ imo,the geforce 560ti is old hat now

    could save a little more on the mb,either the z77 v pro or the gigabyte z77 ud5h or z77 d3h boards,with those potential savings you could go all out on graphic card and choose a gigabyte windforce 7970
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

    http://i38.tinypic.com/14myvfa.jpg x58 ud5 <=3.8ghz + 4.2ghz Overclock Template!!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/warren304#p/u Visit Me On Youtube

    Lots Of Gaming Videos With X58 Ud5 System And Gpu On My Youtube Channel!!
    Just Uploaded New Battlefield 4 Video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: New Rig Help(not sure what to buy)

    I'm keeping the Kingwin 1000w because a lot of usb devices and no need to buy a new one. I like your thinking on the 7970, sick. I'll look into the mobo's recommended. What do you think of the AsRock Extreme 3 mobo? do you think my RAM is good? If I wanted faster RAM what would be a good choice?

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    Sorry I got mixed up,didn't realise you already had the psu,id recomend the gigabyte z77 up5 th board? Not sure on asrock,if you wanted faster ram the ram in my Sig the Samsung is cheap and clocks well
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

    http://i38.tinypic.com/14myvfa.jpg x58 ud5 <=3.8ghz + 4.2ghz Overclock Template!!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/warren304#p/u Visit Me On Youtube

    Lots Of Gaming Videos With X58 Ud5 System And Gpu On My Youtube Channel!!
    Just Uploaded New Battlefield 4 Video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: New Rig Help(not sure what to buy)

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    Sorry I got mixed up,didn't realise you already had the psu,id recomend the gigabyte z77 up5 th board? Not sure on asrock,if you wanted faster ram the ram in my Sig the Samsung is cheap and clocks well
    What 64bit OS Supports 16GB RAM? Is it easy to over clock RAM? never tried it. Oh and what is Raid?

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    Default Re: New Rig Help(not sure what to buy)

    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium supports up to 16GB of memory.
    Higher end win7 x64 versions support much higher limits.
    Memory Limits for Windows Releases describes memory limits for XP through win7.
    Last edited by profJim; 09-16-2012 at 02:55 PM.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
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    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: New Rig Help(not sure what to buy)

    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium supports up to 16GB of memory.
    Higher end win7 x64 versions support much higher limits.
    Memory Limits for Windows Releases describes memory limits for XP through win7.
    So I've been looking a lot, here's what I've come up with.

    Windows 7 Premium 64-bit
    CPU: i5 3570k(OC at 4.5GHz)
    Mobo: AsRock z77 extreme3
    Cooling: Corsair h100 or h80
    HDD: Seagate ST1000DM003
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 1600 16Gb
    GPU: HIS Radeon HD 7970
    PSU: Kingwin LZG-1000

    Does that look like a good setup?

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