Hello everyone I'm building my first pc and would like to hear you guys make reccomendations and suggestions. Right now all the parts cost £924.51 which is about $1400, I am willing to spend anything under £1000.
So here are my specs:
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth z77
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770k
GPU: XFX Radeon 7970
PSU: Corsair CX 750
RAM: Kingston Beast 8gb 1866Mhz
HDD: 1tb Seagate 7200rpm and a 500gb seagate 7200rpm
Case: Sharkoon t9
What are you planning to use the PC for? Gaming? Video editing? Browsing the web and email?
1) Get a different 7970, XFX has been known to have bad cooling and im pretty sure theyre voltage locked as well, go Sapphire or Gigabyte
2) Get a different Motherboard, sabertooth are nice but theyre also overpriced for what you get, id suggest a Gigabyte D3H or UD3H because of the VRM design, or an MSI GD65/Asrock Extreme 4 if you dont want one of the Gigabyte's.
3) its kind of pointless to get a 500GB and 1TB HDD, either get a small SSD for caching on a 1TB drive or buy something like a WD black 2TB
4) make sure you get a decent cooler for your 3770K
I decided to go with gigabyte 7970 and gigabyte ud3h, for the hdd im using the 500gb drive for a hackintosh and the 1tb for windows 8, what cooler would you reccomend ? water cooled or air?
Gaming, Programming, Video editing, rendering 3d objects, and photoshop work
Depends on how high you want to OC it, id suggest a modaretly large air cooler, or if you get an AIO make sure its top tier, or an ait cooler would be a better option.
i would suggest to to chance the mobo to the msi z77A mpower, its cheaper then the sabbertooth and is more nicer ☺
Xfx has so many cooling problems, agreed for sapphire and gigabyte
Id get a 680 if I was rendering just my opinion, because cuda is so nice