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gary92 June 17, 2012 01:54 PM

my first time building. need opinions
here it is: Intel i7-3930K, EVGA GeForce GTX 680, Cooler Master HAF 912 - System Build - PCPartPicker Canada

i know nothing about cases and motherboards and im still looking for a mouse

this computer will be used mainly for gaming and web designing. looking to build this by august

let me know what you guys think

dandelioneater June 20, 2012 10:43 AM

I like the part selection. the only thing I personally would change would be the PSU. I've never used a raidmax psu before so I just don't know if they are any good or not. A safe bet would be something like an AX750 from corsair or something from seasonic, xfx, or antec, maybe even enermax.

Dzzope June 20, 2012 03:45 PM

Few problems I see with that build... (well not problems but comments on it)

no.1 is for any kind of design, colour is important and a bog standard TN panel is rubbish for colour reproduction. Get an IPS

Second is for web design a 6 core processor is totally wasted.. If you we doing allot of BIG renders I would say go for it.. but there is really no need...
Save yourself $300 and get a 3770k.. Hell a 3570k would be way more than enough for web design and gaming. Invest in a better monitor..

Get cheaper memory... 1600mhz is plenty fast enough..

H100 is overkill unless you really want to push an oc on a "standard" after-market cooler and not go custom loop etc H60 is quite good and much cheaper

That evga is stock.. I'd go for something with a custom cooler on it for reduced heat and noise.
P.S if you don't get a better monitor then a 670 is plenty powerful enough.. especially if you go for the gigabyte windforce oc or asus DCII TOP etc as they trade blows with a stock 680..

Can't emphasise how much a good monitor will increase your experience compared to over-doing the CPU, ram etc..
27" IPS is super sweet to work on (680 would be useful) but a 24" is pretty good too

eunoia June 20, 2012 05:50 PM

It's a nice build, but I'm going to agree with the above, either replace the beast parts in the top half of the list with a 3770K and Z77 mobo or you should beef up the bottom with a better PSU, case and monitor.

What is the location you'll be buying parts from? PC PartPicker isn't exhaustive (ex. no Gigabyte Sniper M3 Z77) and if prices are at all a concern, a lot of people here are attuned to sales and pricing trends.

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