Well recently I've been planing to upgrade from my shitbox of a laptop (a HP Pavillion) to an "all out" beast of a computer.
I'm looking to build a computer for pretty much everything, from video editing (25% of the time) , running 3D Graphics applications, playing games on ultra high settings (50% of the time). Anything, you name it!
Thing is, I've already picked the parts but just wanted a second opinion from you guys as you may had good or bad experiences with these particular PC parts. Also I'm open to reccomendations that could save me some money and/or give me better performance.
As you know from the title of this post my budget is around $2500 AUD
The main concerns I had with this build is the RAM, GPU and SDD. These are the parts I'm not 100% about.
Another question: Since I'm getting Windows 7 Home Premium, can I still have 16GB of RAM? This detail wasn't that clear to me.
Again, if you have any suggestions or reccomendation on parts please tell me!
Corsair Vengeance C70 Mid Tower Gaming Case Gunmetal Black $162
Corsair AX850 Gold Power Supply $239
ASUS Sabertooth Z77 Motherboard $249
Intel Core i7 3770K $335
Corsair Hydro Series H100 CPU Cooler $145
Corsair Vengeance Black CMZ16GX3M4X1866C9 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 $119
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB OC $379
Intel 520 Series 120GB SSD $145
Western Digital WD Black 2TB WD2002FAEX $169
Pioneer DVR-220LBKS Black 24xDVDRW OEM $25
LG IPS235P 23in Widescreen LED IPS Monitor $205
U-Board Smart Monitor Stand Black $45
Razer Imperator 4G Dual Laser Gaming Mouse $79
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard $159
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEm $95
Looks good but if it was me I would go for the Radeon 7950 - maybe that's just because I've always preferred ATI but I think the 7950 will perform better in games.
Edit: and by the way home premium only supports 16gb of RAM - you may aswell spend the extra $40 for professional
Depending on what editing programs you use, I would downgrading that PSU to this:
Upgrading your Keyboard to this:
This mouse is about the same but cheaper:
Same SSD but a tad cheaper:
With those savings you should be able to get this:
This would round out your rig a bit more.
I have a build that I put together, for under 2 grand, that will be just as good as this build for $1880.86\
INtel Core i5 3570k
Gigabyte GA Z77MX-D3H
Mushkin Blackline 8gb Cas Lat 9 Voltage 1.35
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120gb (Boot up and games)
Asus dvd burner Generic
Seagate Green 1.5tb 5900RPM (you will not see a performance decrease if you were to use this for storage. Personally this will be music and movies and programs)
Arc Mini (small awesome case)
PNY XLR8 GTX 660ti
Corsair Enthusiast 750watt
Dell Ultra Sharp 1920x1200
Logitech g600 MMO
Logitech g710+ (mx cherry brown switches)
Mionix Ensis 320 Luna almunium mousepad
Windows 8 PRO OEM
All this is bought through newegg, and if you go above $1000 I was giving free shipping, also I live in Japan on a military base.
Thanks for sharing your build, I might consider getting the i5-3570k instead of the i7-3770k and probably get a GTX670 with the $100 I save with the CPU :D
IMPORTANT buy the H100i NOT the original, they are the same price but the i comes with a better mounting system AND MUCH better fans. The stock H100 fans are crap
Yeah, I'll wait when the shop were I'm buying my parts will stock the H100i, I put in an item request for it so by next week they would probably have it.
Thanks for the tip :D
If you're going to be doing as much editing as you say you, i wouldn't go Nvidia. Pick up a 7970, or maybe even crossfire 2 7850s you'll get much more performance out of the amd cards for editing over the Nvidias, but if you are doing more gaming keep the 670.
if you have a little more cash get the 7850 in crossfire, they'll cream a 670