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rakion3dfx

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so i decided to build my own pc and here are the components i chose..

COMPONENTS
CPU - Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge
Motherboard - ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 - Recommended by phillpower2
RAM - decided to change G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) into CORSAIR Vengeance because the mobo is much more compatible with it..
HDD - Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
PSU - CORSAIR Professional Series HX750
CPU cooler - was suppose to use CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler but decided to stick with the one that comes with the CPU
GPU - havent decided on this one?? i was thinking of putting 2 GPU so anyone can recommend good stuffs?

are all of this compatible with each other??
well everything written in here is not yet finalized so if anyone can recommend something much better then im open for suggestions,,,

Edited by rakion3dfx, 30 July 2012 - 08:40 AM.

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another thing.. what would be the difference between a 2x 8gb ram and a 4x 4gb ram??

sorry for the noob post and for posting this in reply.. i cant edit my post and i dntt know why hehe..
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:welcome: rakion3dfx

Couple of pointers for you, your CPU is not compatible with your MB as the MB is the LGA2011 socket type and the CPU is the LGA1155 type.

You do not need and should not use anything other than the heatsink and cooling fan supplied with your processor as you will invalidate the Intel warranty if you do, see below;

damage to the Product due to external causes, including accident, problems with electrical power, abnormal electrical, mechanical or environmental conditions, usage not in accordance with product instructions, misuse, neglect, alteration, repair, improper installation, or improper testing;


Full article @ http://www.intel.com...b/cs-009862.htm

8GB of Ram is the sweet spot for Windows 7 64-bit** and unless you plan on rendering videos or doing heavy 3D modeling work you will use no more than 8GB of Ram and so it will be wasted.

**What OS will you be installing.
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so what would be a much better MB for this set?? well i guess ill just stick with the fan that comes with the CPU..

I already have an 8gb ram desktop and it doesnt seem to work well with how i use my desktop so i decided to go with the 16gb ram..

Im going to use a Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on this set up..
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A popular choice of MB http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131821

Good decision on the HS and CPU cooling fan :thumbsup:

Can you post the specs of your present build as there may be a reason why the 8GB of Ram is not giving you the performance that you would like.
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sorry but i cant post the specs of my previous pc cause i already gave it to my cousin im just using a laptop atm...

well about the GPU Im thinking of using 2-3 monitors.. well wat would be a good choice of GPU?? would 1 GPU with eyefinity be better than installing multiple GPU?? and if multiple GPU is much better, can i do this like ill connect the main monitor into one GPU then the other two into one GPU. would the quality be the same?? or much better if all 3 have there own GPU..?
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yeah BTW this is me.. i cant logon my first account ehehe.. sorry for this..
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woo.. i finally opened my account.. well to summarize all of my questions and concerns.

I don't know if this can be called heavy use of PC but most of the time I stay Online on 2 different games while i watch HD movies, I do some video editing and other stuffs that's why I decided to go for 16GB ram.

Same reason why I chose to go with 3 monitors because it really gave me a hard time alt tabbing all the time. Im new with this multiple monitor thing and only learned about it by reading on forums and threads so that's why I wanna know if one GPU with eyefinity is enough or would it be better if i go with multiple GPU.. and if its okay if you can direct me to some GPU that really good.

another question i have is will the PSU i chose be able to handle everything?? I want to have a good PSU so that if I decide to add something i wont have to change it.

I keep my PC turn on 24 hours a day, i shut it down at least once a week so is the cooling system enough?? or is it recommended that I get a better one, doesn't really care if I void my warranty I just want everything to work perfectly. I know that the case will also be a big help when it comes to cooling, and i decided to get a NZXT Phantom 410 is this good enough?? and will everything fit in it??

also i Decided to get windows 7 home premium since windows 8 will be realeased soon...

Like i said on the first post, every part i chose is not yet finalize and is open for suggestions, i dont really care about the price of parts as long as they're reasonable. Thanks..
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If there is a possibility that you could start serious video editing then yes have 16GB of Ram but for gaming and everyday use 8GB is fine.

A GPU suggestion http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID= and benchmarks http://www.videocard...GeForce GTX 670

The Phantom is a good case but I prefer the Antec 1200 V3 http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID= or the 900 V3 http://www.superbiiz...CA-900TWOV&c=CJ

The 1200 V3 is available with free shipping @ http://us.ncix.com/p...nufacture=Antec

We can choose a PSU when you have decided on all other hardware.
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okay so heres the final list of everything..

COMPONENTS
CPU - Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge
Motherboard - ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 - Recommended by phillpower2
RAM - CORSAIR Vengeance
HDD - 2x Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB
PSU - CORSAIR Professional Series HX750
CPU cooler - one comes with CPU
GPU - MSI N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB
Case - NZXT Phantom 410
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

So i still decided to go with the NZXT Phantom 410 ehehe i just like the color, and decided to go with MSI GeForce GTX 670 as recommended by philpower2 and I also decided to go with 2x 1TB HDD instead of a 2TB, i dont really know why it just pops up in my head ahehehe.. so with everything finalize, is the PSU i chose good enough to handle everything or do i need a stronger 1.. yeah so that would be my last question and then ill start ordering things.. if anything would be a much better upgrade for these set then kindly post it here before i start ordering things ahehehe.. thanks for the help...
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You do not have an optical drive (DVD) on your list of parts, you will need one in order to install Windows 7, a suggestion should you need one http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID=

Having two 1TB drives makes sense to me as you could have one as your primary drive and one to back up important data to.

I am not a fan of modular PSUs as they are overly expensive, good cable management is all that is required, also the PSU you have on your list would not give you much headroom should you wish to add a second GPU in the future, not that I think that you will need to, an alternative PSU suggestion http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID=
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