• Are All of These Parts Compatible?
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NOTE: The Temporary Set up is what I'm going to buy Now. the Final Set up is going to be the stuff I replace with better stuff after a few months, I'll link to every part so you could further inspect them. I've been saving up alot of money, a few hundred every month, now I can finally buy my dream computer. Before I buy all of the parts I would like to know if it is a big waste of time and all the parts are incompatible, because I'm computer illiterate and a friend was guiding me, even though I trust him, I want a second opinion from you guys. So I'll post my soon to be specs here: ================================================== TEMPORARY SET UP: Case: Fractal Design Black Pearl $149.99 [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352017[/url] RAM: 16GB DDR3 RAM $98.99 [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233198[/url] CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K $224.99 [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072[/url] CPU Cooler: Noctua CPU Cooler $89.99 [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018[/url] Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 7970 $559.99 [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131452[/url] CD Drive #1: Asus Blu-Ray Player $67.99 [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135247[/url] CD Drive #2: Asus Standard DVD Burner/Player $20.99 [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204[/url] Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue Internal Hard Drive $109.99 [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769[/url] Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Intel Motherboard $289.99 [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157269[/url] Power Supply: XFX ProSeries CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified $279.99 [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207019[/url] ================================================== Price So Far with Temporary Set Up: $1,892.9 ================================================== FINAL SET UP: Replace Temporary Hard Drive with Final Hard Drive: Three SATA SSDs $2,399.97 [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147136[/url] Replace Temporary Monitor with Final Monitor: ASUS 1080p HDMI Monitor 199.99 [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236117&Tpk=ASUS%20VH238H[/url] ================================================== Price with Final Set Up: 4,492.86 Price with Final Set Up without the fucking SSDs: $2,092.89 Do you think I'll be okay with all these parts or am I living a dream?
Don't get an Antec 1200. Antec cases look cool at the beginning but they really lack in features compared to other cases, especially regarding cable management. If you want a dream build, get a friggin Cooler Master Cosmos II. It's a work of art for gods sake. If you wanna spend a bit less the Cooler Master Storm Trooper is a better alternative to the 1200. But for a $6700 PC I think a Cosmos II should really be in there. I would get a Noctua NH-D14 for the CPU cooler. It's sort of the standard for high end air cooling. And I mean. I consider the SSDs and the RAM amount really over the top but if it's a money is no object situation then go for it. I would like to mention that Nvidia Kepler and Intel Ivy Bridge are coming out in two months, and I REAALLY think that if you're going to spend $7000 on a computer you should wait for them to have the best of the best.
[QUOTE=garrynohome;34855414]Don't get an Antec 1200. Antec cases look cool at the beginning but they really lack in features compared to other cases, especially regarding cable management. If you want a dream build, get a friggin Cooler Master Cosmos II. It's a work of art for gods sake. If you wanna spend a bit less the Cooler Master Storm Trooper is a better alternative to the 1200. But for a $6700 PC I think a Cosmos II should really be in there. I would get a Noctua NH-D14 for the CPU cooler. It's sort of the standard for high end air cooling. And I mean. I consider the SSDs and the RAM amount really over the top but if it's a money is no object situation then go for it. I would like to mention that Nvidia Kepler and Intel Ivy Bridge are coming out in two months, and I REAALLY think that if you're going to spend $7000 on a computer you should wait for them to have the best of the best.[/QUOTE] Okay, The Case you told me about is most definitely better, but I was sort of thinking Antec because of how many fans it had, but mainly because it has a [b]fucking see through window[/b] so I can show it off to all dem muhafuckaz dat got dem shetty pee sees. ya knuh wha i sayin dawg? Anyways, I'll be looking for something similar to that except with a see-through side so I can peak inside whenever. Thanks, and I updated my wishlist to the CPU Cooler Fan you recommended, It's probably going to be much quieter than the one I chose before. I'm also glad my specs aren't incompatible and I got it on the first try. Thanks
You're seriously not going to get the Cosmos II because it doesn't have a window? Uh ok then. I think your best bet is the [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139001]Corsair 800D[/url] but I really think that it would be a mistake not to get it because of some window.
[QUOTE=garrynohome;34855580]You're seriously not going to get the Cosmos II because it doesn't have a window? Uh ok then. I think your best bet is the [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139001]Corsair 800D[/url] but I really think that it would be a mistake not to get it because of some window.[/QUOTE] ALRIGHT, I'll get the case you want. Actually if I have some money laying around I'll get both of them and see if any of them are better. Thanks :p
[QUOTE=endorphinsam;34855592]ALRIGHT, I'll get the case you want. Actually if I have some money laying around I'll get both of them and see if any of them are better. Thanks :p[/QUOTE] Hey it's not my build, get what you want. I just think that features like the hot swappable HDD bays would couple well with your SSDs. And the front fan control feature is great too. Anyway good luck with your build, it looks good and it should drive those 3 1080p panels really well in games.
Paying too much [sp]IMHO[/sp]
Why the fuck would you get two blu ray players/burners? You probably wouldn't even use one, what the fuck do you do with TWO of those?
[QUOTE=tratzzz;34860810]Why the fuck would you get two blu ray players/burners? You probably wouldn't even use one, what the fuck do you do with TWO of those?[/QUOTE] Because he can! If I had the money he has, I would buy two Blu-Ray drives just so I could rip two disks at a time from my library, even if I never used the second drive again after that.
[QUOTE=garrynohome;34865792]Because he can! If I had the money he has, I would buy two Blu-Ray drives just so I could rip two disks at a time from my library, even if I never used the second drive again after that.[/QUOTE] But why? Just because you have the money, doesn't mean you should waste it. If he would use it a lot, then go ahead, but he probably won't.
[QUOTE=shatteredwindow;34866888]But why? Just because you have the money, doesn't mean you should waste it. If he would use it a lot, then go ahead, but he probably won't.[/QUOTE] While I do agree with you to the most part, but I have about 40-50 Blu-Ray discs and I'm one of those people that's like "OOH, I WANNA WATCH THE DARK KNIGHT BLU RAY. But I don't want to get up and walk all... the... way over to the couch... and turn on the TV... and then turn on my PS3.... then log in... then move through the whole XMB screen till I hit the movies category.. then open the disc and put it into the tray... and then close it... and then press X..... and then wait for it to load.... and then press X again to hit play", When I can easily put it into my PC and watch it while I'm doing other stuff too. I know it's so stupid to give you that reason, but I have alot of money saved up and I'd like to have a PC that will work and not be obsolete until five years from now. Who knows, maybe the whole Blu-Ray thing will kick off and become a standard. I can be a person that says "HAHAH! I HAD THOSE BEFORE THEY WERE STANDARDS IN PC BUILDS!". Same with the 32GB of RAM. It sounds like its insane now, but in 6-7 years it will be a "low end computer". ADHD version: I want two of the Blu-Ray slots just because I might need them. Oh and I have enough money saved up (after... many... many months of saving) to buy it all. and as I said in the OP, I wanted a dream computer. I'm probably going to replace the CPU with the new Intel Ivy Bridge thing and as well replace the Motherboard when they both come out as well. Thanks for the advice, though.
Why buy Sandy Bridge now just to replace it with a new CPU and motherboard in two months?
Buy a decent computer, spend the rest on games, not a computer that will last until 2020. [b]THINK[/b] before you make what seems to be an impulsive decision.
If I had that money i'd buy a Vaio Z and an i5k/560ti build. As someone said somewhere, "The best way of future proofing is having money in the bank."
[QUOTE=garrynohome;34874218]Why buy Sandy Bridge now just to replace it with a new CPU and motherboard in two months?[/QUOTE] Because I don't want to wait two months, I'll put the old parts that I replace into another computer, trust me they wont go to waste.
brotip, if you want your rig to last long, then don't blow 7000 bucks right away. You're spending retarded amounts of money on, as you said earlier, components that will be outperformed by far within the span of a few years. One of those gpus will alone run all of the games more then enough, and once it stops managing that, you will have more then enough money to spend it on a gpu that most certainly will outperform it by far. Sure, buy a pricey but great case and cooler, but why two of those 7970ies, why that retardedly overpriced powersupply, an i7 that you'd most likely wont need in comparison to an i5 2500k? Save your money, upgrade once its actually needed, and you will have the opportunity to have a build that lasts for so much longer then what you got now.
Why are you on socket 1155, at this kind of pricepoint go with 2011.
[QUOTE=Kialtia;34908895]Why are you on socket 1155, at this kind of pricepoint go with 2011.[/QUOTE] I think I stated before in the OP that I'm computer illiterate and going by what my friend told me, so forgive me, but what the fuck is a socket 1155?
[QUOTE=endorphinsam;34917147]I think I stated before in the OP that I'm computer illiterate and going by what my friend told me, so forgive me, but what the fuck is a socket 1155?[/QUOTE] Socket 1155 is the normal cpus. 2011 is enthusist. Max 1155 has 4 cores, 2011 has 6. [editline]28th February 2012[/editline] Look dude, this is overkill. You will see no real life performance boost at all. get 2500k, and a gtx 580, maybe 2 and it will perform better than 95% of any other computers. You will not use 6 cores, the 7970's arn't hugely better. You do not want performace, you want price AND performace. The several thousand dollars you will save are worth it. Also, your all a bunch of stupid arses, two 590's beat two 7970's anyway and is cheaper. In games a 2500k, is also better, no game uses 6 cores, none. 32gb's of ram is useless, 8 is overkill, 16 is future proof, and ram speeds never matter. [editline]29th February 2012[/editline] Infact, if your that crazy go [url]http://originpc.com/[/url] there and knock yourself out.
What exactly are you planning on using this computer for? Like several others have said, the i5 2500k is the best gaming CPU on the market right now and there's no reason to get anything more expensive. If you're planning on doing a lot of video editing, though, the 2700k's hyperthreading might be worth the extra money. Up to you.
Why do people always do such overspecced builds? Sure get the Cosmos II, NH-D14 and a Blu ray drive, but the rest of that stuff will get killed in a few years by newer and better hardware.
[QUOTE=Chubbs;34928352]Why do people always do such overspecced builds? Sure get the Cosmos II, NH-D14 and a Blu ray drive, but the rest of that stuff will get killed in a few years by newer and better hardware.[/QUOTE] He wants to go nuts, let him go nuts.
[QUOTE=Ooops: 404;34933895]He wants to go nuts, let him go nuts.[/QUOTE] Thank you, someone that finally understands :D
[QUOTE=endorphinsam;34936327]Thank you, someone that finally understands :D[/QUOTE] Except in about 4 years I'll be able to make a better build than your build for about 1/2 the price. You are genuinely better off getting a 580 and a 2600K. Those WILL max every game going. You could record with those too if you get some decent HDD's. I'm just trying to stop you from wasting several grand and feeling like a complete plonker a few years down the road. That's all any of us have been trying to do.
I would recommend spending less, but hey, you money. If you want to feel an idiot in a few years go for it.
Okay okay okay, I'm spending a lot less now. I updated the OP, look. the usual amount of money I get every month declined, quite, quite, quite alot so I'm now on an actual budget. Take a looksies.
Get a Corsair 600T over the Antec 1200
[QUOTE=erfinjerfin;34968816]Get a Corsair 600T over the Antec 1200[/QUOTE] I'm not computer literate, what's the difference between the two?
At the price of the 600T he might as well get the 650D
Right, get a 2500K rather than a 2700K. Get 8GB of RAM rather than 16GB. Also replace that PSU with a TX750M V2 or the like, as that TT thing is hugely overpriced.
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