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I built a pc can you guys let me know what you think before I buy it?

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  • Started 1 year ago by solly344
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solly344
Posts: 13

Hi

I built a pc online and would like to know what everyone thinks.

First I must say that I wanted to start with a solid base that I can upgrade.

Your help and suggestions will be much appreciated.

+ DESKTOP PC, Core� i5 / i7 Z77 3-way SLI� / CrossFireX� Performance Custom Computer System 1
COOLER MASTER, Storm Scout Black Mid Tower Case w/ Window, ATX, No PSU, Steel/Plastic
COOLER MASTER, Silent Pro M 850W Power Supply w/ Modular Cables, 80 PLUS� Bronze, ATX12V 2.3 EPS12V 2.92, 6x 8/6-pin PCIe, SLI� Certified, Retail
ASUS, P8Z77 WS, LGA1155, Intel� Z77, DDR3-2800 (O.C.) 32GB /4, PCIe x16 SLI CF /2+2*, SATA 6Gb/s RAID 5 /4, 3Gb/s /4, DVI, USB 3.0 /6, HDA, GbLAN /2, ATX, Retail
INTEL, Core� i5-3570K Quad-Core 3.4 - 3.8GHz TB, HD Graphics 4000, LGA1155, 6MB L3 Cache, 22nm, 77W, EM64T EIST VT-x XD, Retail
COOLER MASTER, Hyper 101i CPU Cooler, Socket 1155/1156/775, Copper/Aluminum
COOLER MASTER, ThermalFusion 400 Thermal Compound, Electrically Non-Conductive
KINGSTON, 8GB (2 x 4GB) HyperX T1 PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz CL9 1.65V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
EVGA, GeForce� GTX 670 915MHz, 2GB GDDR5 6008MHz, PCIe x16 SLI, 2x DVI + HDMI + DP, OEM
KINGSTON, 60GB SSDNow V+200 SSD, MLC SandForce SF-2281, 535/460 MB/s, 2.5-Inch, SATA 6 Gb/s, Retail
SEAGATE, 1TB Barracuda�, SATA 6 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 64MB cache
RAID, No RAID, Independent HDD Drives
LG ELECTRONICS, WH14NS40 Black 14x/16x/48x BD/DVD/CD Blu-ray Disc� Burner, M-Disc, SATA, OEM
D-LINK, DGE-530T 10/100/1000 Network Card, PCI 2.2, Full-height/Low-profile, Retail
CREATIVE, X-Fi Xtreme Audio, 7.1 channels, 24-bit 96KHz, PCIe x1, Retail
STEELSERIES, 68115 Shift Gaming Keyboard, Black, USB, Medal of Honor, Retail
RAZER, Abyssus Mirror Special Edition� Gaming Mouse, 3500dpi, 3.5G Laser Sensor, 5 Buttons, wired, USB, Retail
MICROSOFT, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition, OEM

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solly344
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My Budget is about $2000 and I live in DC.

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solly344
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http://www.avadirect.com/shopping_cart.asp

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Xhi
Xhi
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Your link is only good for you. For me it says my shopping cart is empty.

For folks to help you here you will need to list your parts separately with a link to the description of each.

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solly344
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Ok I will try and do that quickly.

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solly344
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I tried to get a link of the page where I have chosen my options already.

http://www.avadirect.com/deskt.....urator.asp

I am not sure if my selections will show on this page.

Otherwise, could I ask if you know of a better site?

The above configuration will cost me $1877.24 including shipping costs.

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andreagomez
Posts: 2

Mmm it looks great but I'm not sure about buying it... I'll check it out more

Thanks for sharing!

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Andrea Gomez, rocker&blogger

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solly344
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Why are you not sure about buying it? I don't understand?

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Xhi
Xhi
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No, they do not show. Hopefully some of the build experts will drop by soon.

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solly344
Posts: 13

Any advice would be much appreciated?

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solly344
Posts: 13

No1 gonna have a look at the specs?

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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solly344,

Need ALL the parts put into format like the below so we can check and discuss as we can't see your shopping cart.

MOTHERBOARD $350.31
ASUS P8Z77 WS, LGA1155
http://www.avadirect.com/produ.....PRID=24184

However I tell you from above posted specs that the SSD capacity is to small for a system drive.
You need at least 128 GB SSD for the system.

Rick P.

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solly344
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raphoenix
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oldgeezer
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Couple of small comments. You don't need the separate LAN card as it comes with Dual Gigabit LAN on the motherboard. Also check on the Asus website for recommended RAM, you should find that you can get higher speed memory for the money you saved on the card.

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solly344
Posts: 13

Thank you.

What are the advantages of getting the smaller power supply? ($10 difference).
Is a core i7 really necessary? ($100 difference).

Thanks I will take the network card off and look at the RAM again for something faster.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Was going to post a Complete Build for you but the site is hard to navigate and I hit 30 minute limit.

The Antec PSU has (4) Balanced Rails in stead of just (1) large rail.

The core i7K CPU is top of the line for 1155 Builds and that's what you appear to want to Build.

Look at the LAST posting on this topic thread for a list of parts.
http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....replies=19

Rick P.

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solly344
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Thank you for your help, I am mainly going to use the computer for gaming and I dont think I am going to overclock it.
I want to be able to upgrade it easily and will probably go for a GTX 690/ or 3 way sli when I can afford it...

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Disregard, this post was a mistake. :(

Rick P.

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solly344
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Would that mean that I would need to choose a different CPU and such?

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