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    Shuttle SZ77R5

    Hi,

    Am currently looking to build a small, but powerful PC with the ideal it has to be quiet also. Current thinking is:

    Shuttle SZ77R5
    Intel 3rd Generation Core i7-3770K CPU Ivy Bridge
    32GB RAM (not sure if to go for 4x 8GB or 2x 16GB - and which type)
    Not fussed about a graphics card as the built-in should be ok as I'm not using it for games - but will use it for encoding and converting videos (i.e. mkv to mp4).
    I also think I should replace the case fan to a more quiet option.
    256GB SSD - maybe the OCZ Technology 256GB Vertex 4 SSD.

    I will be running VM's for development purposes, hence the CPU choice.

    Any suggestions on the build, or better options out there?

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    Re: Shuttle SZ77R5

    well, no replies? Anyhow, here is what I am about to order over the weekend>

    Shuttle SZ77R5 - £306.24
    Intel Core i5 3570K Quad Core IvyBridge Processor - £166.79
    Corsair 16GB 1600MHz CL10 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Kit - £95.95
    OCZ VTX4-25SAT3-256G 256GB Vertex 4 SATA III-6Gb/s 2.5 Inch Internal SSD - £179.60

    I decided against the i7, thus saving around £100. Not sure about if I really need a GPU? I would spend around £100 if I could get a big performance improvement and obviously, it has to fit into the case. Any input to this would be great.

    Any comments before I press the order button?

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    Re: Shuttle SZ77R5

    The K series CPUs lack IOMMU. HandBrake will is getting OpenCL support at some point too.

    I would also get this SSD:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Seri.../dp/B009LI7CTY


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    Re: Shuttle SZ77R5

    Thanks for the reply. I plan to ditch VM side on the actual PC and utilise my server which is stored in a cupboard for this

    Is that SSD notably better than the vertex?

    And re. openCL, are we talking a dedicated GPU? I would be prepared to spend around £100 (excl. vat) for one as I have a massive library of HD videos and a large collection of DVD's to convert - something to make this quicker would be a massive gain. And going forward, I might like to play the odd game or 2

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    Re: Shuttle SZ77R5

    I would go for the Samsung and Crucial SSDs over the OCZ ones TBH.

    About OpenCL,it would run better on a dedicated graphics cards,especially an AMD one. However,the OpenCL version of HandBrake is not out AFAIK.


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    Re: Shuttle SZ77R5

    I think to add a GPU rather to go with the i5. So, final spec should be:-

    Shuttle SZ77R5 - £305.29
    Intel Core i5 3570K Quad Core IvyBridge Processor - £166.79
    Corsair 16GB 1600MHz CL10 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Kit - £95.95
    Samsung 840 Series Pro 256GB 2.5 inch SSD - £179.59
    XFX Double Dissipation Core Edition Radeon HD 7770 AMD Graphics Card - 1GB HD 4K Ready - £95

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    Re: Shuttle SZ77R5

    I would get this HD7770:

    http://www.dabs.com/products/sapphir...?q=7770&src=16

    Its cheaper and comes with a few games too.


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