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My first Build ever. bought everything except 1tb WD hard drive that I already had. got the complete list for just under 980$ on early black friday deals

Still have to figure out to clean the wires a little any comments are more than welcome

thanks

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  • 85 months ago
  • 5 points

An locked processor, 16gb of ram, and a 560ti 1gb on a $1000 build...noooooo. You would only need 16gb of ram if your a heavy video editor. Also you could of gotten a 2500k or 3570k instead for $100 less and put that $100 towards your gpu to make for a more balanced build. But if your a video editor the 16gb of ram and i7 make sense. But you didnt specify.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi

mainly a general computer but with maybe 50-60% of gaming. Ram was on special fur much cheaper than price shown.

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

Alright that makes sense I guess. But you'll never use 16gb of ram for gaming. Also the i7 has no advantage over the i5 in gaming. So you could of spent $100 less on the cpu and put that towards the gpu as I said in my previous comment.

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

True story there.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry, I forgot to mention that yes, I do make video and photo editing. not an intense user of adobe CS5 but play quite a bit with adobe premiere and photoshop. that's what made me go with the I7. as for the Ram, I went with 16gb as for black friday it was 2$ more than the 8gb. only reason why.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

This build probably works, and will run games and is probably very stable. That being said it does not look very well planned out or researched. :(

OK I'll say pretty much the same as most others except I'll explain a little in detail. Even if you got the i7 cheap or even near the same price as an i5-3570k it wont provide much benefit since you can't overclock it / SHOULDN'T over clock it.
The i5-3570k can make up the difference in performance by being overclocked making the hyperthreading benefit not really that significant. Wasted possible resources on a motherboard and cooler meant for overclocking because the CPU should not be overclocked and running at stock clocks the cooler provides no significant benefit as well most of the features on the motherboard are for overclocking therefor even if it was a good price a cheaper priced, equally reliable board would have been a better benefit. Most people who even do video rendering, encoding and programming but don't do it intesively don't utilize 16GB of RAM.
All the money that would have been saved on purchasing balanced items would have easily upgraded the GPU / PSU. As it stands when if you want to upgrade, which with the 560 Ti you'll be feeling the need way sooner compared to if you got a newer Nvidia or Radeon card for nearly the same price. The 650W wont run SLI 560 Ti's let alone any newer cards in which you'd want to SLI or Crossfire. Also to mention that Micro Center was selling i7-3770k CPU's for nearly the same price as an i5-3570k, and was selling the i5 for what $170-$180 I can't remember but it was really cheap as well combo'ed with a motherboard gave drastic discounts on MB. (That only applied if you lived near one, I don't) You may not either.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the comments again, this is my first build ever. I'm no where near a geek of a computer guy. I guess this build will be good enough for now but will consider this comment if ever i need to upgrade - probably won't happen in the 2-3 years anyway. if you had to change few components, you would change the psu and GPU I guess ? for what ?

thanks

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

well personally I'd have dropped to an i5-3570k, dropped motherboard to a UD3H. If you plan on never doing SLI or Crossfire I'd have dropped the PSU to a 550W and upgraded the GPU to a 7970 / GTX 670. Especially during Black friday sales even with a Corsair, Seasonic, XFX proseries 750w powersupply the entire build would have been around $950. Though now similar builds are well over $1k+

I am a computer geek gamer geek, I actually spend nearly every day studying parts, builds, prices for components and benchmarks as systems change. It isn't easy picking the right components especially with so many differing bias opinions. I will say though you did pick great quality brands. _^

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

Seems that I will be able to return some parts here - as they are all brand new. stay tuned, I'll try to do some modification to this build in the next week and will probably repost it

thanks for the comments

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

If you'd like to discuss further options or possibilities I'd be more than happy. You can visit with me on my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/IamApropos

Everyone is welcome to come geek talk with me :D

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  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

Be polite please. I will not tolerate comments like that here.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I only speak from hands on testing not rant about nonesense I don't personally know from experience or what I can't back with professional reviews or benchmarks. Sorry it goes against something you think you know... But seriously if you cant' act like a mature respectful adult when responding to people I suggest you unplug...

Compared to the LOCKED 3770 that can't be overclocked I could ask you the same question about retardation... seriously look up some reviews and benchmarks of the LOCKED 3770 vs reviews of a i5-3570k overclocked 4.5GHZ or higher and then come back and try to be a mature respectful person. If I'm wrong than prove it and I'll learn something but from what I've tested a locked 3770 doesn't provide much benefit, especially in GAMING, over a overclocked i5...

  • 85 months ago
  • -1 points

Well, jeez, when you put it that way, I'm not sure where to start.

Maybe with the fact you keep mentioning the 3770 is "LOCKED." Yes, the multiplier is locked, but that doesn't mean you can't overclock. This here is sending up red flags as to your personal experience with the 3770. What about upping the BLCK? You can get upwards of 4.0ghz+.

Additionally, you completely ignore the advantages of the i7, only looking at the clock speeds. Never mind doubling available cores, and never mind the increased L3 cache size, allowing faster actions overall. Never mind the advantages hyper threading gains in newer games, like Planetside 2 (the direction more games are going) and better streaming/rendering performance.

So tell me, how again does clock speed negate hyper threading? You're the one with the outstanding claim here.

Another point I thought was interesting, that I'd like to touch on, is the part about a "GAMING" pc. How many frames per second do you really think you gain from overclocking an i5 over an i5 at stock clocks? Seriously? 4fps? 5fps? The GPU is still the bottleneck here. This isn't a middle of the road AMD cpu that gains substantial fps by over clocking.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't want to hear your opinion especially after your initial imature over reactive comment. Provide links to full benchmark comparisons and reviews or just stop, nobody wants to read some raging jerk go off on people because he disagrees.. Its counter productive and makes you look really bad. There are enough bad mannered jerks on the internet you don't need to add to it just because you disagree with something.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, I see this a lot, i really hope you have that CPU fan the right way round, I understand you have very tall ram, but just turning the whole cooler around is a bad idea because it will completely screw up the airflow in the case, other than that I agree with what most other people have said :)

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the graphics card?

  • 85 months ago
  • -1 points

I think you spent to much money on the case, ram, and cpu but great build and what do you use it for?

  • 85 months ago
  • -1 points

Lol 16 gigs of ram combined with a 560 ti and i7. 16 gigs is useless except for video editing. Same story with the i7, same performance with a i5-3570k. You got a locked cpu and a unlocked mobo. H77 or B75 for a locked cpu. This is a ugly build.