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#1 Spazmanien

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:25 PM

Hi there,

I'm entirely new to building a pc, and i am extremely excited. Here is the components i've picked out thus far, i was wondering will all of these components work together?
My main concern is the case, i love huge cases, but i'm not sure if it will fit the GPU, especially two of them.



AZZA Full Tower Computer Case with 4xEasy Swap HD Trays and 2x2.5-Inch SSD Trays HURRICAN 2000R (Black/Red)
by AZZA
http://www.amazon.co...d=ITG9M826DE5D7

NZXT Sentry LX High Performance Fan Controller (Black)
by Nzxt
http://www.amazon.co...id=IUYJAHPBHERH

Corsair Professional Series AX 850 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Gold (AX850)
by Corsair
http://www.amazon.co...=I1CY8K23EYYPKY

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX
by Western Digital
http://www.amazon.co...=I12DM84KEB692O

Kingston Hyperx Cooling Fan Accessory - Black
by Kingston
http://www.amazon.co...=I3E4QV1PZ1W85P

Corsair Memory Vengeance 16 Dual Channel Kit DDR3 1600 MHz 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM CMZ16GX3M4A1600?C9
http://www.amazon.co...=I1ZU6ER73HYT00

2 x Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 OC with Boost 3GB DDR5 DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI?-D/HDMI/DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 11197-03-40G
by Sapphire Technology
http://www.amazon.co...=I2X68I5GD96Y66

ASUS Maximus V FORMULA/THUNDER?FX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
by Asus
http://www.amazon.co...=I33R3WNN20I287


Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz 8 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80637I73770K
http://www.amazon.co...=I21L264KRLUR2D

And if you have anything that you think would make this better let me know. At first i will do air cooling, but plan to upgrade to water cooling later. If THe azza case would not work with this could ypu also add a case or two that you think might work with all this. and what components am i missing?

All help will be appreciated.
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#2 Spazmanien

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:54 PM

Heres new links since the old ones did not work.

Azza HUrican 2000r
http://www.amazon.co...ords=azza 2000r

NZXT fan controller
http://www.amazon.co...troller (Black)

PSU
http://www.amazon.co...LUS Gold (AX850

HDD
http://www.amazon.co...Black 1 TB SATA

Memory fan
http://www.amazon.co...erx cooling fan

memory
http://www.amazon.co...16 Dual Channel

2 X GPUs
http://www.amazon.co... Radeon HD 7970

MOBO
http://www.amazon.co...MULA/THUNDER?FX

CPU
http://www.amazon.co...l Core i7-3770K

Thanks for the patience.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:01 PM

Looks good but frankly, it's a total overkill IMO if you're only using it as a Gaming system.

Also, where do you live? Is there a retailer near your area or are you just going to stick with Amazon?

My advice (I'll be using prices from newegg):

- Ditch the RAM cooling. You won't need it since your RAM would never overheat unless you somehow burn it with a torch.
- You won't need 16GB of RAM unless you're planning to do a lot of photo/video editing. 8GB is more than enough for a gaming system.
- You won't need the 3770K unless you're going to use a lot of multi-threaded application (video editing usually). Get the 3570K instead and save a $100.
- I'd suggest getting a cheaper board since you most likely won't be needing all those ROG gimmicks. Personally I'd get the Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H and save $200.
- You won't need audio cards (unless you're a true audiophile) as on-board audios these days are quite good.
- Unless you plan on playing with 3 monitors simultaneously (5760x1080), you won't need a 7970, let alone 2 of them. For gaming at 1080p, you won't need anything more than a GTX660Ti or HD7950 (I'd pick the latter)
- Get an SSD! I'm sure if you were to take my advice(s) above, you'd be able to get a OCZ Vertex4 512GB if you want to (not saying that you should as it would be a waste of money)
- Since you may want to try watercooling and like Big cases, I'd suggest getting the NZXT Switch 810
- There's nothing wrong with wanting to go green, but you can save money getting a 80+ Bronze PSU instead of 80+ Gold. And if you take my advice(s) above, you won't even need 850W PSU. 750W will be more than enough.

So that's:

> i5 3570K - $219.99
> Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H - $179.99
> 8GB 1600MHz RAM (Most brand) - $39.99
> HD 7950 (Most brand) - $299.99
> PCP&C Silencer MKII 750w - $109.99
> OCZ Vertex4 256GB - $209.99
> WD Caviar Black 1TB - $79.99 (Shell Shocker deal)
> NZXT Switch 810 - $159.99

Total: $1100 (A bit more than half the price of your Original configuration.)

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:21 PM

Very nice counter build proposal Van. I'm onboard with that :)
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:39 PM

If you love huge cases, try the Xigamatek Elysium. It's got a roller, lol.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:03 PM

It's got a roller, lol.


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:27 AM

Looks good but frankly, it's a total overkill IMO if you're only using it as a Gaming system.

Also, where do you live? Is there a retailer near your area or are you just going to stick with Amazon?

My advice (I'll be using prices from newegg):

- Ditch the RAM cooling. You won't need it since your RAM would never overheat unless you somehow burn it with a torch.
- You won't need 16GB of RAM unless you're planning to do a lot of photo/video editing. 8GB is more than enough for a gaming system.
- You won't need the 3770K unless you're going to use a lot of multi-threaded application (video editing usually). Get the 3570K instead and save a $100.
- I'd suggest getting a cheaper board since you most likely won't be needing all those ROG gimmicks. Personally I'd get the Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H and save $200.
- You won't need audio cards (unless you're a true audiophile) as on-board audios these days are quite good.
- Unless you plan on playing with 3 monitors simultaneously (5760x1080), you won't need a 7970, let alone 2 of them. For gaming at 1080p, you won't need anything more than a GTX660Ti or HD7950 (I'd pick the latter)
- Get an SSD! I'm sure if you were to take my advice(s) above, you'd be able to get a OCZ Vertex4 512GB if you want to (not saying that you should as it would be a waste of money)
- Since you may want to try watercooling and like Big cases, I'd suggest getting the NZXT Switch 810
- There's nothing wrong with wanting to go green, but you can save money getting a 80+ Bronze PSU instead of 80+ Gold. And if you take my advice(s) above, you won't even need 850W PSU. 750W will be more than enough.

So that's:

> i5 3570K - $219.99
> Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H - $179.99
> 8GB 1600MHz RAM (Most brand) - $39.99
> HD 7950 (Most brand) - $299.99
> PCP&C Silencer MKII 750w - $109.99
> OCZ Vertex4 256GB - $209.99
> WD Caviar Black 1TB - $79.99 (Shell Shocker deal)
> NZXT Switch 810 - $159.99

Total: $1100 (A bit more than half the price of your Original configuration.)

:cheers:

I think I would have suggested nearly every choice you made minus the Caviar Black, and leaving case choice to the buyer :cheers:

Edited by IVIYTH0S, 10 November 2012 - 03:28 AM.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:51 AM

Very nice counter build proposal Van. I'm onboard with that :)


Thanks :)

I think I would have suggested nearly every choice you made minus the Caviar Black, and leaving case choice to the buyer :cheers:


Chose the Caviar Black only 'cause of the Shell Shocker deal :D

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:37 PM

Thanks :)



Chose the Caviar Black only 'cause of the Shell Shocker deal :D

Still: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148725

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:26 PM

Thanks for your advice van, i will definitely be looking into some of those items. i am however wanting to start my own YouTube channel once i have a build of some sort.

And next year im headed to college and will be majoring ion media communications, and Part of that course requires allot of video editing. so i will probably start with the some of the items mentioned above and could upgrade at later time also i guess. :thumbsup: I also thought that if i got great item s to start with i would not have to upgrade for awhile. If cash were not an issue, ( besides the ATI HD 7950) what GPU card would be could to keep up with a load of video editing and keep current and forthcoming games above 60fps? Dont say The GTX 690 hahaha!!! i would definitely get that if it were not $1000!!!!!

I had chosen the memory cooler cause i thought it would add just that much more to the looks, hehe. and i found this ROG board which had allot of the same characteristics but a good $100 cheaper.
http://www.amazon.co...erboard by Asus

I also live in GA and haven't found out all that much about retailer near me. I just moved here so you know im still new to the area.

and thx for all of yur help.

Edited by Spazmanien, 10 November 2012 - 08:51 PM.


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:54 PM

Still: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148725


Didn't see that Green Drive there... :blush:

Thanks for your advice van, i will definitely be looking into some of those items. i am however wanting to start my own YouTube channel once i have a build of some sort.

And next year im headed to college and will be majoring ion media communications, and Part of that course requires allot of video editing. so i will probably start with the some of the items mentioned above and could upgrade at later time also i guess. :thumbsup: I also thought that if i got great item s to start with i would not have to upgrade for awhile. If cash were not an issue, ( besides the ATI HD 7950) what GPU card would be could to keep up with a load of video editing and keep current and forthcoming games above 60fps? Dont say The GTX 690 hahaha!!! i would definitely get that if it were not $1000!!!!!

I had chosen the memory cooler cause i thought it would add just that much more to the looks, hehe. and i found this ROG board which had allot of the same characteristics but a good $100 cheaper.
http://www.amazon.co...erboard by Asus

I also live in GA and haven't found out all that much about retailer near me. I just moved here so you know im still new to the area.

and thx for all of yur help.


Well honestly, if it were me, I'd still save money and get the 3570K.
Personally I'd get the 3770K (or even a 3930K) only when I do some serious video editing work (think "semi-professional & source of money" kind of work and that you'd need it to finish rendering withing a very limited time window)
But since you have the extra money to get one, by all means get the 3770K. It'd help shave off some rendering time.

Even if cash wasn't an issue, I'd still get a 7950 for gaming (video editing/rendering, IIRC, doesn't benefit much from these kind of GPUs). Sure you wouldn't need to upgrade for quite some time if you went with a 7970, but chances are, you'd want to and will upgrade even if you don't need to.
Instead of spending an extra $100 for a 7970, I'd use it to get a second 7950 and also 3 monitors to play on (not that I want to or have the money for, but it's much more effective). It'd still get the job done and you'd still save some money (compared to getting 2x7970 and a 3 monitor setup)
But if you're going to do serious video editing/rendering work, you might want to look at the Quadro cards

Well $30 for aesthetics is quite expensive in my books, not to mention it'll hamper the installation of top-end tower coolers (D14, Havik140, etc) and waterblocks (sometimes). So I personally wouldn't think of buying one.
May I know why you'd really like to get an ROG board? If it's the functionality you're looking for, those ROG-branded features are just gimmicks that can be found on most, if not all 'cheaper' boards, and those that are exclusive to the ROG boards would most likely be of no use to you, me, or the majority of people in the world who doesn't do LN2 or other extreme overclocking.
If it's for aesthetics, than I've got no comment.

:cheers:

Edited by vandreadstriker, 10 November 2012 - 10:54 PM.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:50 PM

Well i thought about the ROG board mostly because i wanted to do water cooling later and the ROG board had the fusion cooler. but i guess when you think about it... i may just as well save the cash for later and get a cheaper board. Again im new to computer building so... Any suggestions as to a good board? and i like that 7950 crossfire idea, i will look into that one for sure.

Edited by Spazmanien, 11 November 2012 - 12:51 PM.