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    New system

    New system needed

    Looking @ scan 3XS Z77 Vengeance OC

    http://3xs.scan.co.uk/ConfigureSystem.asp?SystemID=1431


    I mostly use pc for video and some gaming nothing heavy. I have a lot of data I keep on pc and want a fast bootup, fast system as I have it for several years.

    My last pc which I got parts from scan is just over 4 years old at time I used good quality parts for future proofing

    any chance I need confused between what mobos to get

    Thanks

    Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Black Mid Tower Case
    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H, Intel Z77 Chipset (not sure which yet)
    CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K, Ivy Bridge, 3.5GHz, Quad Core + Hyperthreading, 8MB Cache (overclocked to 4.5)
    CPU cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro - Performance CPU Cooler
    Ram: 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Dominator Platinum, 1600MHz
    GPU: 2GB EVGA GTX 680 SC, 1058MHz GPU, 1536 Cores, 6208MHz GDDR5
    PSU: 600W Corsair Gaming Series, 80PLUS Bronze (Single Graphics Card
    Storage: 240GB OCZ Vertex 4, Read 550MB/sec, Write 520MB/sec - Everest 2
    Storage: 3TB Seagate Barracuda, SATA 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache
    Storage: 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green, 64Mb Cache
    Blu-Ray: LG BH10LS38 Blu-ray & DVD
    Sound: Asus Xonar DG 5.1 Gaming Sound Card & Headphone Amp!

    NO OS, mouse or keyboard
    I have win7 pro and Dell ultrasharp 24" lcd monitor

    £1,655

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    Re: New system

    Both are good motherboards, I just always go for Asus, whenever I have gone elsewhere, they have gone wrong!

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    Re: New system

    Many thanks for your help

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    • SOOMRO's system
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    Re: New system

    If i was u, I choose Gigabyte over Intel and buy a Full Tower Case.

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    Re: New system

    The only major differences I can see between the motherboards is that the Asus one has 4-way SLI whereas the Gigabyte only has 2, not much of a problem if you're not gonna go above 2-way, and the Asus has WiFi onboard. Other than that seems like a solid build.

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    • mojothejester's system
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      • Memory:
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      • Kingston v300 120gb ssd, Kingston 240gb ssd, hitachi 1tb hdd
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    Re: New system

    Well if it only comes down to the boards having different sli capabilities, it doesn't matter, because the psu you're choosing will only support one card anyway...

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    Re: New system

    Quote Originally Posted by shrek101 View Post
    I mostly use pc for video and some gaming nothing heavy.
    If your gaming needs are fairly basic, I'd personally save a bit on the graphics card; the GTX 680 is a fairly robust - and expensive - choice. What resolution do you game at, & which type of games do you play? If it were me, I'd probably drop down to a GTX 660 Ti or 7950, & put the difference towards a larger SSD, or even two SSDs in raid 0. If you're rendering or editing video, lots of fast storage on hand is always useful.

    EDIT
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    Of course the caveat to the above suggestion, is whether the video software you use supports GPU acceleration of some sort? The 3770K does support Quicksync encoding, but programs that utilise it aren't that common. Having said that, I believe future versions of Handbrake will support it, but I don't think it's available yet.
    Last edited by MrJim; 07-12-2012 at 02:34 PM.

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    Re: New system

    I assume you didn't mean £1665?

    Here's my best attempt at £1200 gaming:

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/stC2
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/stC2/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/stC2/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.94 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler (£48.49 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£99.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£54.98 @ Dabs)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£59.94 @ Aria PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£59.94 @ Aria PC)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£151.56 @ Ebuyer)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£299.75 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case (£68.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: OCZ ZT 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£69.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer (£45.34 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £1119.38
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-14 18:08 GMT+0000)

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    Re: New system

    Nice configuration. But I am little confuse about motherboard you have mention. I think it is not matched with the configuration.

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    • Thorsson's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
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      • Memory:
      • 2x8Gb Corsair Vengeance PC1866
      • Storage:
      • 256M4 SSD; 2Tb 7200RPM Barracuda; 2Tb Linkstation
      • Graphics card(s):
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      • Corsair HX650
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    Re: New system

    Memory: I would always get 2x8Gb over 4x4Gb, both form a stability and an expansion viewpoint.

    I went with the i5-3570k as suggested above, because the i7 is very little different in the real world and I preferred to spend money elsewhere... for motherboard & CPU Cooler, my choice was the Asus P8Z77-V PRO & the Corsair Hydro H80i. Yes the motherboard has things I don't need, but it's well put together, has the best BIOS and it's by ASUS, who have not put many feet wrong over the years - after 24 years of building my own and other's PCs I tend to prefer not to save money on motherboards. While in testing the Gigabyte may show as very comparable to the Asus, will it last as long, and/or be as desirable if you come to sell it on?

    For the HS my reasoning was simply that I don't like these huge HSFs in a Tower Case, and it gives very good cooling at a decent sound level (on the mid-level setting).

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    Re: New system

    I am building for my work mate a PC in the near future (as soon he can recover from the season spending spree).

    CPU:Intel Intel Core i5 3570K (OEM over retail) - £170.60-£174.20 at Scan.co.uk
    MB_1:ASRock Z77 Pro4-M Intel Z77 - £78 (out of stock right now at Overclockers.co.uk)
    MB_2:Asus P8Z77-M Intel Z77 - £81.30 at Scan.co.uk
    RAM_1:2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LP Jet Black 1600Mhz CAS 9-9-9-24 at 1.5V - £65.40 Out of stock right now at Scan.co.uk
    RAM_2:2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LP Jet Black 1600Mhz CAS 10-10-10-27 at 1.5V - £65 at Scan.co.uk
    Cooler:Corsair H80i Hydro Series CPU Cooler - £76.60 at Scan.co.uk
    Case:Silverstone TJ08B-E Temjin Evolution Black micro ATX case - £64.60 - at Scan.co.uk
    PSU:Corsair AX760i Digital 760W Full Modular (PSU) - £158.1 - at Scan.co.uk [ review at http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...ly-Review/1668 ]
    GPU:3GB Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 with non-reference cooler - £300 at Scan.co.uk
    Optical drive:Any of your choice, my friend will recycle his existing drive
    SSD:Basicly RAID 0 with 2x 120GB SSD newer generation, cheaper the better like SanDisk 128GB SSD SDSSDP-128G-G25
    £134.70 for 3x at Scan.co.uk
    HDD:2TB/3TB 7200.14 Seagate HDD not for 24/7 use (like NAS or home servers) but for personal computers ideal £70.8-£100 at SCan.co.uk
    Sound:Asus Xonar DG PCI or Asus Xonar DGX PCIe, the Asus MB got a PCI slot and you wanted the PC to be future proof so unlikely that you will often change components, a PCI soundcard is acceptable - £19.90-£22.2 at Scan.co.uk

    Price:£1138.30-£1177.1 for a compact, decent looking, powerful (depending on the OC) and quiet PC.

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    Re: New system

    Quote Originally Posted by shrek101 View Post
    New system needed

    Looking @ scan 3XS Z77 Vengeance OC

    http://3xs.scan.co.uk/ConfigureSystem.asp?SystemID=1431


    I mostly use pc for video and some gaming nothing heavy. I have a lot of data I keep on pc and want a fast bootup, fast system as I have it for several years.

    My last pc which I got parts from scan is just over 4 years old at time I used good quality parts for future proofing

    any chance I need confused between what mobos to get

    Thanks

    Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Black Mid Tower Case
    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H, Intel Z77 Chipset (not sure which yet)
    CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K, Ivy Bridge, 3.5GHz, Quad Core + Hyperthreading, 8MB Cache (overclocked to 4.5)
    CPU cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro - Performance CPU Cooler
    Ram: 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Dominator Platinum, 1600MHz
    GPU: 2GB EVGA GTX 680 SC, 1058MHz GPU, 1536 Cores, 6208MHz GDDR5
    PSU: 600W Corsair Gaming Series, 80PLUS Bronze (Single Graphics Card
    Storage: 240GB OCZ Vertex 4, Read 550MB/sec, Write 520MB/sec - Everest 2
    Storage: 3TB Seagate Barracuda, SATA 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache
    Storage: 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green, 64Mb Cache
    Blu-Ray: LG BH10LS38 Blu-ray & DVD
    Sound: Asus Xonar DG 5.1 Gaming Sound Card & Headphone Amp!

    NO OS, mouse or keyboard
    I have win7 pro and Dell ultrasharp 24" lcd monitor

    £1,655
    looks good to me however change the hard drive to western digital caviar black for better warranty, or the hitachi hd, change your psu to corsair ax series, again fully modular, longer warranty and more efficent, for the sound i rather go integrated, also i change the cpu cooler to a corsair h100i if you overclocking it as it neater and easier to install, i note you got no mouse or keyboard go for the mechanical series of keyboard and a gaming mouse, either roccat or razer do good one

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