Need advice, Building power rig - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-15-2012, 11:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 199
Send a message via AIM to bomt697
Default Need advice, Building power rig

Hey guys, am gonna be getting a new job soon and alot more pay so i figure its a good time to build a new pooter. I've kinda been outta the loop with the latest and greatest in computer parts bc of school, so i need some help in picking out the right parts

I want to get a new intel CPU that will last me for a good 3-4years, and willing to drop 500-600 bucks on one.

I also would like same usage from the GPU, and also willing spend around 500-600 bucks on one.

Am open to any and all suggestions.

Thanks
__________________

__________________
if it was up to me, my sound system would be worth more then the latest and greatest comp.

-Gigabite 880 mobo
-AMD FX -8350 Black edition
-Kingston Hyper X 16gigs
-Western Digital 1Tb HD
-GeForce GTX 660Ti
-thermaltake 850watt psu
-logitech Z-55oo speakers
bomt697 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2012, 12:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,279
Default Re: Need advice, Building power rig

I'm going to be quite frank, a 3770k will last a good long time but I went ahead with this simply because you said you are willing to drop 500-600. I can easily swap parts out for the 300 dollar 3770k instead.

CPU:
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K

Motherboard:
Newegg.com - ASRock X79 Extreme6 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9

PSU:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Semi Modular High Performance Power Supply

GPU:
Newegg.com - EVGA 04G-P4-2686-KR GeForce GTX 680 w/ Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

SSD+HDD:
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Newegg.com - Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Case;
Newegg.com - Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

DVD:
Newegg.com - LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - CD / DVD Burners

OS:
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems

Now, I want to be clear on a few things I have linked here.

For 1, a 6 core or even socket 2011 rig is not needed for hardly anything done today. I have a 3960x and a 3570k or 3770k will do anything you want to do just as quick, or if it's gaming do it quicker. The 3930k is essentially the same CPU as the 3960X.

16GB of RAM is not needed for any kind of gaming or 80% of anything you will do on a PC right now. I put 16GB of RAM in there simply so you could have quad channel on the platform. If you decide the 3770k will be enough I will drop the recommendation down to 8GB.

I put an 850w PSU in the mix just in case you want to SLI the 680 later on. I want to be clear, that isn't necessary either on both parts. A single 680 is perfectly fine for any game right now and 850w is overkill as you can run 2 680s on 750w easily. Just put a little extra leeway on there.

An SSD is required/recommended for all rigs these days. The slowness of the HDD must die and I want people to realize this. I added the 1TB for storage just in case as you weren't specific to your needs or budget. You can either raise that space or take away the HDD completely but that's up to you. You can also get a bigger SSD if you desire, again up to you.

Lastly is the case. That is totally personal preference. As long as you have a good ATX case you're good.

This rig comes in just under 2k at $1999.90 lol.
__________________

__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2012, 12:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 199
Send a message via AIM to bomt697
Default Re: Need advice, Building power rig

Holy cow thank you so much PP Mguire for hooking me up with this crazy sweet build. This maybe the way I got when am ready in the near future thanks alot!!!
__________________
if it was up to me, my sound system would be worth more then the latest and greatest comp.

-Gigabite 880 mobo
-AMD FX -8350 Black edition
-Kingston Hyper X 16gigs
-Western Digital 1Tb HD
-GeForce GTX 660Ti
-thermaltake 850watt psu
-logitech Z-55oo speakers
bomt697 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2012, 01:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,279
Default Re: Need advice, Building power rig

If you actually go through with it post up some pics.
__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.