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Topic # 98649 3-Mar-2012 10:21 Send private message

Time for a new PC, bit of gaming and video editing for me, wife will use it for photo editing. Budget is around the $1700 mark, but can stretch a bit.

Had a look at PC Per's Hardware Leaderboards and playing around with Ascent's PC Builder... so far got this;

Spreadsheet 
 

Is 500W going to be enough? As well as the above items I'll also put in a 2TB hard drive I have and a DVD ROM.

There are a lot of options on RAM, I don't plan on doing any overclocking.

Never herd of EVGA brand for the GPU, just was one of the cheapest GTW 560s...

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  Reply # 589751 3-Mar-2012 10:48 Send private message

Hmm, spreadsheet link wants a login..

Anyway, i'd got for an i5-2500 (or i7-2600 if the budget stretches that far). At least 8 gigs of RAM, make sure you get a SSD too.



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  Reply # 589753 3-Mar-2012 10:50 Send private message

kyhwana2: Hmm, spreadsheet link wants a login..

Anyway, i'd got for an i5-2500 (or i7-2600 if the budget stretches that far). At least 8 gigs of RAM, make sure you get a SSD too.


Shouldn't need login, just tested again...

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Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 $219.00
CPU INTEL CORE I5 2500K $304.39
RAM Kingston HyperX Blu KHX1333C9D3B1K2/8G, 2x4GB $88.99
Hard drive OCZ VERTEX 3 120GB $318.94
GPU EVGA GeForce GTX 560 $300.75
PSU SliverStone Strider Essential 500W $93.54
Case Antec Three Hundred Mid Tower Case, Black $89.85
Monitor LG IPS235V-BN 23" $306.31
 

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  Reply # 589784 3-Mar-2012 11:43 Send private message

Looks good to me, though you might want to check the PSU has enough power for that 560.

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  Reply # 600937 27-Mar-2012 19:44 Send private message

Asus P8Z68-V Pro/GEN3 $338
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.4GHz Socket 1155 $385
Kingston (KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX) 8GB (2x 4GB) Hyper X 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM (Kit of 2) XMP. $92

This is as far as I have got. Im trying to stall at the moment as I have heard Ivy Bride CPU will be ut this month, thinking this will drop the price on i3-i7 cpu somewhat. Plus mobo tend to launch at the same time so again could be some prices falling? Well I hope anyway!

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  Reply # 600952 27-Mar-2012 20:09 Send private message

Ivy Bridge won't be released until the end of April from current reports.

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  Reply # 601006 27-Mar-2012 21:36 Send private message

Yes April. Hopefully I can hold out till then.

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  Reply # 601123 28-Mar-2012 10:23 Send private message

GEONXT: Asus P8Z68-V Pro/GEN3 $338
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.4GHz Socket 1155 $385
Kingston (KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX) 8GB (2x 4GB) Hyper X 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM (Kit of 2) XMP. $92

This is as far as I have got. Im trying to stall at the moment as I have heard Ivy Bride CPU will be ut this month, thinking this will drop the price on i3-i7 cpu somewhat. Plus mobo tend to launch at the same time so again could be some prices falling? Well I hope anyway!



I'd be interested to hear how you get on with the Asus MB setup.

I bought one when they first came out last year and had no end of trouble with smart response tech.
In brief the pc would run ok but keep freezing when it went into hibrnation mode.
Most probably my fault but in end I skipped smart response and settled on separate SSD for progs and HDD for files.

Out of interest - my 64GB SSD is big enought for office 2010 and host of other progs with 5GB spare.
runs like cut cat still. ( I did uninstall hibernation mode and that saved heaps of diskspace.)
On reflection I am happy I did not to install smart response tech as I know have a pc that keep progs and files separate on disks so it easy to backup files and upgrade SSD in future.

Lastly - I have opted for NO graphics card on asus MB - i.e. I am using GPU on CPU.
Runs office apps and most games ok incl video editing with MZ movie maker.
makes for silent pc with CPU at 33 degrees at idle but does hit 85 when under extreme load.

 


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  Reply # 601226 28-Mar-2012 13:10 Send private message

My Win-64 OS and programs (office, photoshop, a few dev tools, etc), not counting page file, is 35GB. 120GB SSD is nice, but you could get away with 60GB. It makes booting and starting programs faster, which is nice, but not really a big productivity gain. You still need hard drives for data storage.

Power supply calculator here: http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp




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  Reply # 601357 28-Mar-2012 15:45 Send private message

D1023319:
GEONXT: Asus P8Z68-V Pro/GEN3 $338
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.4GHz Socket 1155 $385
Kingston (KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX) 8GB (2x 4GB) Hyper X 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM (Kit of 2) XMP. $92

This is as far as I have got. Im trying to stall at the moment as I have heard Ivy Bride CPU will be ut this month, thinking this will drop the price on i3-i7 cpu somewhat. Plus mobo tend to launch at the same time so again could be some prices falling? Well I hope anyway!



I'd be interested to hear how you get on with the Asus MB setup.

I bought one when they first came out last year and had no end of trouble with smart response tech.
In brief the pc would run ok but keep freezing when it went into hibrnation mode.
Most probably my fault but in end I skipped smart response and settled on separate SSD for progs and HDD for files.




I have that motherboard (Since about last November ish) and it runs perfectly for me.... takes about 10 seconds between pressing the power button and getting a POST beep however but no other issues.

And to the OP I think 500w is a touch light in your case... I would feel a lot more comfortable with 650w (and I doubt you would pay a lot more anyhow) 

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  Reply # 601361 28-Mar-2012 15:53 Send private message

I plugged those components into the PSU recommendation website I suggested and got a minimum PSU of 323W, 373W recommended. 450W PSU should be fine. No great harm going higher.




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  Reply # 601429 28-Mar-2012 17:30 Send private message

Personally, I would go with at least 500W. As timmmay said, no issue with going higher, and you may my thankful in the future. 

Also, EVGA is a great brand for videos cards, would recommend from personal experience.  

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