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Old 09-30-2012, 03:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My “FIRST” build??!!?? I am looking for opinions and thoughts on my choices. It started with me wanting to upgrade my current HP Pavilion m9250t to 3D.Not worth it. So after months of research (note: very bad on reading reviews 10 bad out of 1000 I think what if that happens to me) I would like an all around computer and be able to upgrade. I like to play games watch movies listen to music (over 300 hundred movies on hard drive and 15000 songs) I plan on hooking up to my Yamaha AV receiver and to my Samsung 3D TV. I picked 1st CPU 2ND Motherboard with thought of video card 3RD video card 4th case 5TH sound card (not sure if I even need, kind of afterthought) 6th RAM. Have not picked hard drive, thinking 1TB and using one or both 500GB drives from old computer, (HELP)??Would like to have blue ray, 3D DVD would like it to write both not sure yet on kind (HELP)??Power HOW MUCH?? Sorry if too much info.
Here are my picks:
or Have not bought anything yet!!!!

CPU: Intel i7-2700 sandy bridge
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper
Video Card: Gigabyte GV-N660C-2G GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (mid tower)
Sound card: OMEGA Claro Halo 24-bit 192 KHz PCI Interface (not even sure if needed)
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB)
Hard Drive or drives:???
Power:???
I Have learned a lot (or maybe not
) may be in over my head.
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Welcome to TF.

What's your budget, folkjs might be abnle to tweek things abit more?

Is it 2700k? Honestly, the extra money for the i7 isn't fully worth it, unless you are doing heavily multi-threaded applications.

This build will easily run on a 650W psu, like a Corsair 650tx or Antec psu.
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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2700k is extremely unnecessary and probably over priced depending on where you are getting it.
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3570k for CPU.
Much cheaper budget oriented Z77 ASRock, Asus, or MSI board.
Sound card is absolutely not needed unless you are running studio quality book shelf speakers off that Yamaha A/V.
16GB is over kill for a rig like this unless you are doing CAD, 3D Maya, or VM work. Drop it to 8GB of 1600mhz.
I would get a cheaper 5900RPM 2TB Seagate drive for storage and RAID 0 your 500GB drives if they are 7200RPM. Or if budget permits get an SSD.
As was said, 650w Corsair TX PSU.

That 660 is by all means fine, but if you have a little more cash to work with then get the 660ti instead.
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks need all the help i can get
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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my Budget is 1,400$ I am at 1,178.92 less OS with my picks. I will be hooking up to my samsung 3D TV to watch movies and the sound thru my Yahama AV receiver. this all started because i want to upgrade my system to 3D now i am building a new one.
NZXT Crafted Series Phantom Black / Green Trim Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case Model #PHAN-002GR
GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:G1.Sniper 3
GIGABYTE GV-N660OC-2GD GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Model #:GV-N660OC-2GD
Intel Core i5-2550K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Without IGP BX80623i52550K
Model #:BX80623i52550
Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW120A3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Model #:F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL



Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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That board is still completely unnecessary.
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Unless you actually plan to use the 4 pci-e slots, get an asus z77-v or something similar.
This is just me and PP Mguire will disagree, but I would get a single 8gb ram stick instead of two 4gb sticks. That way, in 6 years or so, (or whenever more than 4gb can finally be utilized by not yet existent native 64 bit games), you can just buy three 8gb sticks and add them to your board instead of buying four and replacing those two 4gb sticks. That will save you a few bucks later.
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Windows will never need 16Gig of ram, let alone 32.

Plus in 6yrs the same ram will not be avaliable, and if it is, it will be incredibly expensive. Look at thde price of ddr ram. 2Gigs is mkore expensuive of 8Gigs of ddr3, so while it might seem like a savings today, it will not be in 6yrs.
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Windows will never need 16Gig of ram, let alone 32.

Plus in 6yrs the same ram will not be avaliable, and if it is, it will be incredibly expensive. Look at thde price of ddr ram. 2Gigs is mkore expensuive of 8Gigs of ddr3, so while it might seem like a savings today, it will not be in 6yrs.
1GB or ddr ram costs $14 on amazon.

Windows itself doesn't use much ram. In 6 years, all the programs we might be using combined together might take that 8 or even 16 gb You may think that's impossible right now, but 6 years ago, a computer with 8gb of ram was insane overkill beyond fathom.
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