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Old June 14, 2012, 10:25 PM
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HEY GUYS! So I am building a pc and I need YOU! ya YOU! to help me =D
I have a 2500$ budget( i dont going up to 2700 -2800 with the shipping if its worth it ) so please feel free to give me suggestion if you think i should replace something
OH and I live in Canada !!
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CPU Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core
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CPU Cooler Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid
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Motherboard Asus Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011
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Memory Kingston HyperX T1 Black Series 24GB (6 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
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Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM
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Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB
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Case Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower
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Power Supply Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V
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Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
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I will use the PC for hardcore gaming and video editing
I know somethings might be a litlebit excessive but I want my it to be overkill
Thank you very much for taking your time to read

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Old June 15, 2012, 12:26 AM
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Few things.. firstly.. NIICE build..

the ram.. thats a tri-channel kit... x79 builds are quad channel.. so you want 4x 4gb or 4x8gb.

What size monitor are you pairing this up with? (resolution)
For video editing and with this budget on the box I hope your using IPS panel and a decent res otherwise you really are wasting much of this things power.

No SSD? with a build like this and a budget of your size a 256GB SSD is called for.

I would go for an 850 -950watt psu as this should allow a second 680 in the future if you want it.
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Old June 15, 2012, 01:19 AM
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For the monitor I was thinking about maybe a Samsung S27A950D
and I made some changes

Memory Corsair XMS 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory

Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

And btw do anyone have a good site from where I can buy Cases , because i am really not happy with the one I picked right now=P Thank you!
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Old June 15, 2012, 05:11 AM
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NCIX have a plenty good selection of case. You might want to consider going to a local boutique and see what you can get there as well. Case are usually heavy and can cost a pretty penny to ship.
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Old June 15, 2012, 06:36 AM
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Good call on the memory change. Agree with a swap to 850w PSU just in case you want SLI. The change to a cheaper 2TB drive is a good call in my opinion, but with that budget you should have a 256GB SSD in there as well. You could buy everything from NCIX.com or memoryexpress.com. Both places are well regarded, located in Canada, and do price matching of competitors (memoryexpress actually beats the difference in price by 25%,).
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Old June 15, 2012, 08:57 AM
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Yes, definately put a SSD in there. The quality and budget of this build really screams that you put in an Intel 520 Series 240GB. It really is the cream of the SSD crop right now and would be an excellent (albeit pricey) addition to your build.

If you're hitting the ceiling of your budget, I suppose a move to a Crucial M4 256GB SSD would be a much more reasonable drive to put in (not quite as nice/fast as the Intel drive, but probably the best 'bang for the buck' drive out there).

Oh, and if you let them, local computer stores will rape you on prices. Try to find one that will pricematch with NCIX or NewEgg. Otherwise you're better off going with the big online retailers and paying shipping (buy all your components at once at one retailer and you'll vastly reduce shipping price).
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Yes, definately put a SSD in there. The quality and budget of this build really screams that you put in an Intel 520 Series 240GB. It really is the cream of the SSD crop right now and would be an excellent (albeit pricey) addition to your build.

If you're hitting the ceiling of your budget, I suppose a move to a Crucial M4 256GB SSD would be a much more reasonable drive to put in (not quite as nice/fast as the Intel drive, but probably the best 'bang for the buck' drive out there).

Oh, and if you let them, local computer stores will rape you on prices. Try to find one that will pricematch with NCIX or NewEgg. Otherwise you're better off going with the big online retailers and paying shipping (buy all your components at once at one retailer and you'll vastly reduce shipping price).
Actually you can also price match at futureshop if they have an m4 in stock you could pick it up and then you wont have to pay shipping.
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Old June 15, 2012, 01:40 PM
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I have a question about the SSD Intel 520
Now lets say I buy it , I will have a 2TB Harddrive and the Intel SSD at the same time
Everything that I store on the SSD will be a bit faster but what about the things I store on the 2TB Harddrive ?
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Old June 15, 2012, 02:39 PM
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You would put your operating system and all your installs on your SSD. That will drastically reduce windows boot times as well as program load times (quite substantially, too, I might add). You would then use your 2TB for your larger media files, all of your music, movies and raw/edited videos.

I would also add a partition on your 2TB and use it to periodically back up your SSD.

I'd like to say 'trust me, it'll make a HUGE difference', but you don't know me, and that's so cliché anyways. But honestly, there's not much you can do these days to upgrade the general feel and 'snappiness' of your computer that beats a Solid State Drive. Everyone on this website who has an SSD will back me on this.

Now, you don't have to get the Intel 520 series. That is a very fast drive, but also very expensive. The Crucial M4 is almost as fast, and is a whole hell of a lot cheaper. The only reason I recommended the 520 series is for a couple of reasons:

It has the best reviews of the bunch;
Intel doesn't put their name on 'crap';
Bling factor - your computer deserves it.

The Intel 520 series is to the Crucial M4 as the 3930K is to the 3770K. It's only a little faster/better, a whole hell of a lot more expensive, but really cool and everybody wants one.
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Old June 15, 2012, 02:59 PM
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You convinced me , I am adding the Intel 520 :) Thanks
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