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My first build
by rogeryoung
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gigabyte x79-ud5 ..16GB 1866MHZ Ram.. i7 LGA2011 3820..EVGA 560Ti 448 core classified ultra..antec eleven hundred case.. 2TB 7200rpm HDD..120GB ssd agility3 asus dvd...antec high gain psu 620 watts....bluetooth4 ....logitech 720p webcam......3.6 gh overclocked 4.3gh ....cooler master hyper212 cpu cooler...5 apevia 120mm blue led fans...200mm blue led fan...120mm reg case fan....Logitech G110 Gaming keyboard, x7 sector7 extreme gaming mouse.

So what graphics card would you use to match my cpu best (knowing i use this rig for gaming & editing) and that gives the best bang for the buck, should I also switch out the ram for 16gigs of 2133MHZ, Keep in mind I would like a fast pc

Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.6GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate822MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate4.0GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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sicaBOO 6 points 12 months ago

such a high end build yet such a lackluster card

Bgwood91 3 points 12 months ago

I can't help but feel you could have done better in the GPU department, such as the Sapphire 7870 XT for a little less or a Radeon HD 7950 for a little more.

rogeryoung [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

Yes i could of done better on the gpu but i was on budget. gtx 680 plus 16more gigs of ram another 2tb hhd. will be added next, and im debating changing the ram to 2133mhz.

Vidar2 2 points 12 months ago

I don't believe 1833 will give much benefits to gaming, and beyond 1600 its sort of pointless. Also you probably don't need another 16 gigs of ram.. Save your money for the 680 and 2 tb hhd.

achelos 1 point 12 months ago

I don't think people are saying that I think they are just saying for the money you could have gotten a better card for the same price such as a gigabyte 7950 for 5$ more but I still this is a good build especially with what upgrades you have planned.

rogeryoung [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

I actually like all these comments, they are helping me. When I started this build I knew nothing about pc building. I just started researching and when it all worked, I had a $100 smile! ya

bigblock454 1 point 6 months ago

yeah i understand you were on a budget but $420 for a 560ti?

lenoz [2 Builds] 1 point 12 months ago

Your motherboard is still listed on PCPP, as with most components regardless of if they are still on the market or popular. Here you go: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gax79ud5

rogeryoung [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

thx for the post. I bought it at newegg and it was discontinued there.

rogeryoung [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

I didnt use this web site in the build and by the looks at the wattage consumption i cut it kind of close with a 620w psu. I think a 750w would be just about right.

bogo663 1 point 12 months ago

Why such an expensive OS? Would have been better to get Win8 or Win7 Proffesional and use the money on a better GPU.

Sneak_Stealth 1 point 12 months ago

I love the LED fans on the Hyper 212

Sinisyko [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Nice clean build. If it were mine I would have stepped down the cpu and stepped up the gpu.

dhero27 1 point 12 months ago

You have alot of wasted money here. Should have went for a caviar blue rather then black. Samsung ssd at 120gb would have saved you money. And why did you waste so much on ram? You could have seen a better gfx card if you did more research.

Smily 1 point 12 months ago

Don't fall for the "448 core classified ultra swag yolo 420..." cards. Generally the best don't have names like that lol

rogeryoung [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

Ya they got me with the swag lol

Padpo 1 point 4 months ago

Do you like the RAM performance?

DjArtifact 0 points 12 months ago

Is this rig used for editing or gaming or both? If it is an editing rig than the 560 ti makes sense as fermi is better than kepler in a lot of situations with CUDA. If this is a gaming rig like others are saying I would have gone with a cheaper board and CPU and RAM and put more into the graphics card.

rogeryoung [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

I use it for both.

rogeryoung [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Both althought editing is not serious, the editing I do is generally for learning, eg: after affects, sony vegas, i do use photoshop alot and lightroom. and i play muliple games