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Build Advice Advice new gaming/editing build

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by malbluff, 23 Jul 2012.

  1. malbluff

    malbluff What's a Dremel?

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    I am putting together a new build, primarily for gaming, but also for reasonable video editing, as my skills improve. Budget 2K. As this is first full build, would appreciate advice on compatability, plus any alternative suggestions.

    Cooler Master 690ii ADV case (poss nVidia edition)
    Asus P8z77-V pro/Thunderbolt
    Intel i7-3770K OC to aprox 4.4GHz
    Corsair H80 cooler
    16GB (4x4) Corsair Vengeance RAM 1600 MHz C8 DDR3
    Asus GTX670-DC2T-2GD5 Graphics
    Corsair AX650 PSU
    Samsung 830 SSD 256GB
    WD Caviar Black HDD 2TB
    Lite-on iHBS212 Blu-ray R/W
    Dell U2410 24" Monitor
    Win 7 Pro 64bit

    For what it costs, allowed for Thunderbolt, as will need decent RAID array, in future, at least gives option of external (if they ever become affordable). Whilst 650W PSU should be adequate, wonder if worth getting 750W, for expansion. Also not sure if AX is worth extra cost over TX. Any suggestions more than welcomed.
     
  2. freeclout

    freeclout What's a Dremel?

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    The only thing i would suggest as it's a first build is scan insurance. It sure made me feel more confident in putting my first build together. Other than that, it looks good to me.. also I went for a 750watt as figured it would run quieter and allow for expansion. Don't know how correct that is tho.
     
  3. maestro0428

    maestro0428 Master Modder

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    That should be a great build for ya.
     
  4. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    Looks good mate, you save a few quid by going for windows home premium. A higher wattage psu can run cooler as it does not have to push itself as hard. But to be honest the corsairs are so quiet anyway its only worth bothering if you're considering adding another card at a later date
     
  5. aramil

    aramil One does not simply upgrade Forums

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    Looks good :eek:

    I would (as I have) of gone for the 750W psu just in case I ever add another GPU.

    With the newer GPU's running on less power I don't see the need to go any higher.

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  6. malbluff

    malbluff What's a Dremel?

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    Although unlikely to add second GPU, sounds good advice to go up to 750W. Is the AX worth the extra, over the TX. To be honest, I was a bit put off by the TX being described as "semi" modular. Wasn't quite sure what that meant.
    Don't know if anyone can advice on couple of specific wiring points.
    1) Mobo has chasis fan speed control via 4 pin connectors. Will I need to change "stock" case fans (3 pin), to 4 pin PMW's to get that control?
    2) Mobo has CPU control, presumably intended for air coolers. Can that be integrated with the H80's built in control, or does one control have to be disabled?

    Many thanks.
     

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