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Building my first PC

7ntera

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hay guys am planing on building a new PC , and am new at this
am going to buy the parts from Amazon.com usa
and going to use the PC for gaming and architectural visualization
my budget is about 1600-1800$
here's my list i hope they will work will together

motherboard :
MSI Z77 MPOWER -LGA1155

processor:
Intel Core i7-3770K
am going to overclock it to 4.2

Ram :
Corsair Vengeance Red 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz

Cpu cooler:
Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H100i

Gpu :
MSI GTX 660 Ti Power Edition Graphics
or any other 660 ti

Sound Card:
Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D

HDD :
WD 1 TB sata2

SSD:
x2 Corsair Force GT 60 GB SATA III
i am going to set those 2 in raid0 and put my operation system on it

power supply:
NZXT Hale82 80 Plus Bronze ATX 750 Watt Modular Power Supply

case:
NZXT ca-ph410-b2 Phantom 410 Mid Tower

Just getting a basic optical drive


Any help or advice etc would appreciated
Thanks
 
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SugarJ

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Parts look good from a gaming standpoint. If you are going Windows 7, Home Premium only sees up to 16GB.
 

bliz

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Yeah,all this is not perfect,it will work together but you can do better,for example: ill talk only if you are gaming...not editing or stuff but normal gaming.


32gb ram is overkill ,take 8.
3770k is also overkill for a GTX 660ti,take a 3570k or a bigger graphics card,you won't see a huge difference in gaming between a 3570k and a 3770k.

If you are gaming you will find it WAAAAAAAAAY better to have a 670 or 680 with a 3570k instead of a 660ti with a 3770k!


So take a cheaper motherboard,like a Z77X UD3H...

buy big SSD instead of 2x 60gb,it's better,only 2 cables,no raid,safer...maybe 250gb...but slower,yeah...
 

clg

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If he's doing any sort of engineering which he said he is, a i7 and 16gb of ram will be useful.

How necessary is an h100 for mild overclocking?
 

7ntera

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thank you all for replying to my thread
am going to use Revit architecture 2013 and lumion 3.0 for some really huge projects
as for games Battlefield 3 and maybe world of warcraft :)
 

Bond007

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Overall it's good. As mentioned windows home is only good for 16gb ram, so more than that is useless unless you get pro. You could get a cheap air cooler for a mild OC. Get a single faster and larger ssd vice 2 small.
 

clg

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I did a little research for you. Revit recommends for larger projects 16gb of memory, and for lumion it actually suggests a gtx680. Of course that's for quite high performance, but considering the gap between the 660ti/680 and your budget I think it's be doable.
 

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