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  • Started 1 year ago by doctorwhofan
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doctorwhofan
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Hi - going to build my first ever. I mainly game and word process but there is the possibility I will run some form of mathematical modelling program and GIS program on a few occasions. Two questions - 1. would you recommend any changes within a similar price range to improve system performance and speed. 2. Where my computer sits it gets very warm during summer- is it worth getting an extra fan?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nwho
Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W ATX12V Power Supply)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)

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endemion
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Do those mathematical modelling programs use hyper threading? And even if so ur only gonna use it occasionally. No real good point to chose i7 over i5. If you go for i5 u will have room for a better gpu.

R u planning on upgrading ur memory in the near future? Otherwise it seems a bit odd to go for 1 stick.

An extra fan certainly couldn't hurt.

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Lighthouse
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doctorwhofan hi. I should wait for one of our experts to arrive.
K9's buggered off again.

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raphoenix
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Build needs (2) modules of 1600 MHz matched memory so as to run in Dual Channel Mode.

Build Does NOT need a Sound Card.

Build should have 750 Continuous Watt Power Supply.

Build needs a CPU Air Cooler plus an intake fan to cool the mechanical HDD.

May be start the complete selection of components from the beginning again. :)

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whs
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And what about a small SSD for the OS.

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InDiSent
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Instead of fans I would go with something like this for the CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6835181017

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raphoenix
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AGREE, H2O Cooler is Much Better as <InDiSent> posted above.

SELECTION:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....er+cooling

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doctorwhofan
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OK let me try this again,

Intel Core i5 3570
ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Motherboard
G.Skill Ares F3-1600C11D-16GNT 16GB (2X8GB) DDR3
ASUS GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II 2GB
Antec High Current Gamer 520W Power Supply HCG-520
120GB SSD Kingston V
2TB WD Caviar Green
LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)

and I changed my mind about the case and will probably get the Fractal Define Mini Tower instead.

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whs
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The Kingston SSD is not bad, but the Samsung 830 it the very best right now: http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....820147137. And think about this mini tower. Do you really want 'cramped quarters'.

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