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I was wondering what people thought of this setup, I am getting ready to build and this will be my first time so all advice and input are welcome. I will be running

-Cooler Master Storm Scout Gaming Mid Tower Computer Case with Carrying Handles (SGC-2000-KKN1-GP)

-Corsair Enthusiast Series 850-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms - CMPSU-850TXV2

-Corsair Vengeance 16 GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600MHz PC3 240 Pin DIMM Memory CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10

-Intel Core i7-3770 Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I73770

-ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

-Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX

-EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Superclocked 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Limited Warranty Graphics Card, 01G-P3-1563-AR

I should probably get some kind of cooling device also, but i haven't looked into it yet. What do you all think?
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:welcome: vega16

It is a nice build but there are a couple of changes that I would make which would free up some cash to improve a couple of your main components.

Can you tell us what the main use of the computer will be, your maximum budget and where in the world you will be purchasing the parts from.

I should probably get some kind of cooling device also, but i haven't looked into it yet. What do you all think?

What sort of cooling device do you mean.

I do not see an optical drive or operating system on the list, do you have these already and if so what are the details please.
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This computer will be mostly for school using 3D cad program and some gaming, I would say max budget 1,500$ as an absolute max. As of right now without the optical drive and operating system I am looking at 1,182.87 so far. I still have some wiggle room. I have looked around a few places and prices seem to be the same anywhere i go (exept shipping) so this is all on Amazon, but i do not have any preference from where it comes from as long as i get a decent deal. As for cooling i was thinking of maybe getting a liquid CUP cooler system. I'm not even sure if I need one. What changes do you recommend? any advice? I have done plenty of research, i simply lack experience. Thanks in advanced for taking time to help me out. :thumbsup:
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Info.
> http://www.javelin-t...ardware_faq.htm
What monitor are you using/thinking of using?
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List of alternative parts http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jAia
Let us know what you think, any questions please ask.

Using an aftermarket cooler, a very important thing I must make you aware of is that you do not need the additional heatsink and CPU fan and if you did use one you would void your CPU warranty, Intel are clear on this, 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 available @ http://www.intel.com...b/cs-009862.htm
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Thanks for the info it was super helpful. I like your setup more than mine. I will be going with your design. I do have a question iammykyl posted an interesting link about Solid Works 2012 the recommended video card was extremely expensive, will that video card be able to handle programs like that? One more question about the aftermarket cooler what do you recommend? I heard Thermaltake are good quality for the price, but there are so many to choose from.
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Yes the card is adequate, a slightly less expensive but also very capable card is the GTX 480 http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID= iammykyl is the best person to ask about the software.

One more question about the aftermarket cooler what do you recommend?

Do not use one, please re-read my reply #5 as to why.

You are welcome BTW :thumbsup:
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GPU. This professional card will be ideal for your build, 10bit colour, multi display, 3 monitors, will still play games, better performance than the $399 Quadro 2000. Please read carefully the specs and the reader feedback.
> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814195109
The below link us just to demonstrate the difference between a professional and gaming GPU, Note that a Quadro 2000 is compared to a GTX 580.
> http://www.anandtech...mped-quarters/3

CPU, Solid Works and like CAD programs are mostly linear so make very little use of Hyper Threading. They tend to max out one core and use lots of RAM, so i recommend a i5 3570K, keeping the ability to use Turbo Boost to over-clock if required. The boxed cooler will still be OK. For a $20 fee from Intel you can buy a once only 3 Year replacement warranty should you cook the CPU.

Build, >
http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/ Note. Not showing on PCP, the CPU is available, pick up only, for $189.99, check that includes the heat=sink and fan >http://www.microcent..._1155_Processor

OS. Windows Home editions are not supported Virtual environments are officially not supported. This applied to all versions of Solid Works. Source, > http://www.javelin-t...ardware_faq.htm. Recomend you get Professional, you should be able to get a student discount on all your software.

PSU. The one I have specified is more than enough and would allow for the removal of the Fire Pro and replacement with a high end gaming card.

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Please give details of the monitor you are using/buying as some consideration should be given to this item.

Edited by iammykyl, 13 October 2012 - 04:52 AM.

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Here is the link to purchase Intel over-clocking warranty. Make sure to read the terms and condition. > http://click.intel.com/tuningplan/
You can also purchase a plan if the retailer provides it.
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I apologize for taking so long to respond I was in the middle of a move. Ok that was a lot of information to take in, but I think I get it. Change to i5 3570k because there isn't a real need for the hyper threading technology and keeping turbo boost. I will definitely do that along with the video card, great performance for the price! The only thing that i still haven't figured out is the overclocking i have heard about it before I just haven't had the time to look into it yet. At least there is a warranty for it. I also changes to

~Windows 7 professional SP1 (64 bit) although there is one other

~Windows 7 professional full(32/64) not sure what to get.

You said I can get a discount, but how? at checkout? Im sure the 900W is more than enough.
As for the monitor i still havent decided, but i do need something big like a 27-30in monitor. I have also thought about dual screen, but i havnt researched that either. If you all have any recommendations on the monitor I will gladly take it into consideration. Thanks a lot all this information has been greatly helpful
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The only thing that i still haven't figured out is the overclocking i have heard about it before I just haven't had the time to look into it yet.

Have a read through this topic for some good explanations. > http://www.techsuppo...ock-658338.html
And the guide mentioned, if your interested, a little dated now but still gives the basics principals, > http://www.techsuppo...00k-652418.html

OS. This is the one you want, Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - (OEM is the licence agreement and, basically for you, means it is illegal for you to install the software on another computer. > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116992

Discount Student software is sold on-line, (conditions apply) you will need to do some Googling. ie. > http://www.academicsuperstore.com/ your school or college should have information available as well.
Be sure to search for coupons, ie. http://coupons.answe...erstore-coupons

One my way out now, so will answer your other questions later.
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This monitor, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824260047 I have and do recommend for this type of build. Read heaps of Pro reviews, all very good, reader feedback is great.comes with a Display Port lead, most unusual. you can use any size second monitor for your tool/Docs/browser etc.

> Revised build, 13th Oct, > http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kbGi NB. Addition taxes may be charged, depending on which state you live in. *** Check carefully when buying on Amazon that the goods are new.

Monitor Review, > http://www.kitguru.n...nitor-review/6/

Have I missed anything? Do you have more questions?

Edited by iammykyl, 13 October 2012 - 06:23 AM.

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Thanks again for your help, i revised my computer setup to fit your model. I did leave the RAM at (4x4)16GB unless you think i should change it. Also the Rosewill Hive 750W instead of 650W. I did run into a problem though. This is with the

-Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case, there was a compatability issue with the 3.0 ports this is what it said.

-ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports

I am not sure if added that correctly or not, but i see why it is a custom addition to the tower.
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Hi.

Please post the link to your CPP build.
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kpU7
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