Beto's 2013 new Performance PC build
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March 26, 2013, 10:57 PM
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Puerto Cortes, Honduras.
My System Specs
Beto's 2013 new Performance PC build
Iíve been searching the hardware market for some time now for all the necessary Components & Accessories for my
2013 new Performance PC build
. I have specific purposes and many ideas for this Performance PC. Itís been a long road, but finally here it is!
Of course, first the mandatory Q&A section:
; meaning what types of
you'll be performing?
It would mainly perform 2 tasks:
: Programming, Visual & Network design, Encoding, Video editing, File server, etc.;
High end Gaming
: FPS (BF3), RTS (SCII), Driving & Flight Simulators (NFS:MW / Lock On Platinum), RPG (Deus Ex: HR), etc.
Talking more in detail, High Quality & Performance and Compatibility without compromise is the name of the game here:
∑ Load times and Copy/write times must be kept to a minimum;
∑ Multitasking is a must, say 5 to 7 tasks: Compiling a program, Encoding a Video, Copying files, Gaming, Burning a DVD or Blu-Ray, etc.;
∑ Visually stunning.
How much is
is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread.
Total available budget:
∑ Up to
Iíve chosen a Standard warranty for all components.
will be buying
Iíll be purchasing most components from:
United States of America
will be purchased @ a local PC Hardware store (
ACOSA - Products
Perhaps you may ask,
Why only Amazon.com?
Answer: No other hardware site would accept my Credit card, Iíve been purchasing there since Q1 2008 and I have free shipping with Amazon PRIME.
Yes, I do favor some brands due to my experience using their products. To mention a few:
(CPUs & Motherboards);
Nevertheless, Iím willing to try new brands if a particular product proves its worth.
, and if so, which are those parts?
No. Itís a new build, so all parts will be
; except my Saitek keyboard and my copy of Win7 x64 Ultimate (system builder).
If by this youíre asking if I have
taken my time to do my homework
. Iíve researched every single component, starting with the CPU which determined the Motherboard and everything else, to finally the Logistics. I went through dozens of online Site reviews / Video reviews, hundreds of Customer reviews @ Newegg, TigerDirect & Amazon, and many Forum posts. I even called the manufacturers.
I mean itís my hard earned money Iíll be spending. I must first know everything I can about a product: Performance, compatibility, quality & the Peopleís (customers) approval, and then compare it to similar products to make an informed decision. Purchasing a product without first doing a proper research would be like walking blindfold; I donít recommend it (unless youíre Riddick or have a bottomless budget).
or runnning the system at
The System would remain on
on the first 3 months for system monitoring purposes, and then I would gradually
it up to the highest point where thermals, acoustics and general System stability are not compromised. According to my research, a 25% to 40% Overclock itís within the possibilities.
My overclocking experience level itís just theoretical from my research, since Iíve only slightly overclocked a GPU once many years ago. This new overclocking experience should prove very interesting and beneficial to my general PC Hardware knowledge.
do you plan to build it?
If all components are available for immediate purchase and Logistics are on time, Iíve scheduled for it to be assembled on Saturday, April the 27th or May the 4th, 2013. Iíve asked a friend for assistance.
Iíve already purchased some components like the GPU, PSU, Monitor & Wireless Router. The rest of the components could be bought next week (1st week of April) since it would take them approximately 3 weeks to arrive.
and settings do you use?
Iím used to play all games with
Are there any specific
Iíll just mention a few:
∑ Hyper threading, RAM disk, SSD & Hybrid (SATA III), USB 3.0, PCIe 3.0, SLI, PhysX, 3D Vision, Dolby 7.1 Surround sound, WiFi, Hardware level monitoring & control, Silent Performance air cooling, etc.
Iím not really interested in:
∑ All-in-one memory Card readers, water cooling, eyfinity, audio card, etc.
Talking about other details:
Do you need to purchase any software to go with the system, such as Windows or Blu Ray playback software?
What are YOUR
for your build?
c) High Performance;
d) Ease of Maintenance;
Noise & Power consumption
Itís important for this PC to be as silent as possible and power consumption should be kept within reasonable parameters.
Is this your 1st build ever?
No, this is my 2nd time researching the hardware market for a performance build; my 1st build was in Q1, 2008 (the PC Iím currently using).
Now on to the fun part, hereís the list of the Components Iíve researched and chosen for my 2013 new Performance PC build, with Part # & Price (
@ Amazon.com, 03/26/2013
Intelģ Coreô i7-3930K
[BX80619I73930K] | $565.70;
ASUS Sabertooth X79
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB
(4 x 4GB) [F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH] | $148.99;
[SE2011] | $79.24;
Intelģ SSD 520 240GB
[SSDSC2CW240A3K5] | $254.98;
Seagate Momentus XT 750GB
Hybrid Drive [STBD750100] | $139.95;
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW Edition
[02G-P4-2678-KR] | $431.99;
CORSAIR Professional Seriesô AX1200i 1200 Watt
[CP-9020008-NA] | $279.99;
NZXT Phantom 820 Gunmetal
[CA-PH820-G1] | $247.99;
Acer HN274Hbmiiid 27" 3D
[HN274H BMIIID] | $444.99;
Logitech G930 Wireless 7.1 Surround
[981-000257] | $99.99;
Creative Sound Blaster Recon 3D and Omega Wireless
(Bundle) [GH0200] | $219.02;
Logitech G700 Wireless Laser
[910-001436] | $70.94;
APC SMC1500 Smart-UPS
[SMC1500] | @ Local hardware store: $445.00 (free shipping);
ASUS RT-N66U Dark Knight
Dual-Band Wireless-N900 [RT-N66U] | $169.99;
Linksys Dual-Band Wireless-N USB Adapter
[AE3000] | $47.91;
Lite-On Super AllWrite 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Drive
[IHAS124-04] | $17.99.
Accessories and misc hardware list:
Arctic Silver 5
Thermal Compound with ArctiClean
[ARTICOMBO] | $12.89;
12" SATA 6GBPS Extension Cable
[GC12ARMF] | $5.10;
EVGA GTX 680 FTW Backplate
[M021-00-00009] | $19.99;
NZXT Premium Cables Starter Kit
[AC-CBSTR-O1] | $22.29;
ULTRA Silicone Anti-vibration PSU gasket
[ULT40450] | $4.50;
Silverstone Tek Four-in-One SATA Power Connectors
[CP06] (Cable management) | $10.99;
Noctua 140mm Premium Fan
[NF-A14 FLX] (used as Pivot fan) | $19.99;
Cooler Master MegaFlow 200mm Fan
[R4-MFJR-07FK-R1] (used as top Exhaust fan) | $18.35;
Velcro Reusable Self-Gripping Ties
, 50 pack  (Cable management) | $3.78;
C2G Releasable/Reusable Cable Ties
 (Cable management) | $5.99;
KingWin Anti-Static Wrist Strap
[ATS-W24] | $4.76;
OP/TECH USA Large Work Mat
 | $11.51;
Corsair Vengeance MM600
Dual-Sided Gaming Mouse Mat [CH-9000017-WW] | $39.99;
Sennheiser HH 10
Headphone Holder  | $25.01;
Kingston Digital DataTraveler SE9 16GB
USB 2.0 [DTSE9H/16GBZ] | $9.99;
Philips LCD, LED and Plasma Screen Cleaner
[SVC1116F/27] | $8.99;
C2G Cat6 Patch Cable 2mt.
 | $4.55;
Your expert advice, suggestions and comments regarding my project will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
My System Specs
Intel D975XBX2KR Motherboard BOXD975XBX2KR Socket 775
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor BX80562Q6600
Corsair XMS2 DHX 4096MB Dual Channel PC6400 DDR2 800MHz
eVGA GeForce GTX 470 SC
OS: Western Digital VelociRaptor WDC WD3000GLFS-01F8U0 300GB Secundary: (x2) Western Digital Caviar SE16 Model WD5000KSRTL 500GB
Thermaltake W0116RU ToughPower 750W Black PFC
NZXT Lexa Blackline Classic Series Mid Tower
LITE-ON Black SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe LH-20A1L-06
DELL 22Ē Widescreen Flat Panel E228WFP
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
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