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Skit112

join:2001-08-06
Hoboken, NJ
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Re: New system advice please

Thanks for the replies guys. I see that ASRock board I picked is not full size. It is 12"x 8.6" and won't reach the stand offs on the right side. I would like a full size board so I'll have to check more out.

If OCing is there a down side if I run 4 sticks? I know you use to be able to get higher clocks with less sticks.

I see you're both not liking the vid card selection for the money I'm spending. I would like to stay with nvidia. I thought since it's a EVGA FTW and is clocked higher @stock it would be a good choice. Any other suggestions?

The height of the RAM was/is a concern due to the HS. I will look for a different full size case.


Krisnatharok
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How much wiggle room do you have at $1700? Gimme a couple hours...

me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to Skit112
A good case wont care what size the motherboard is, my mobo is normal atx but my my case supports full e-atx works just fine.

not sure about the ram sticks, I only use 2.


Skit112

join:2001-08-06
Hoboken, NJ
reply to Krisnatharok
I could go to $1800. I could go much higher but there are always more guitars and amps to add to the collection.


Krisnatharok
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said by Skit112:

I could go to $1800. I could go much higher but there are always more guitars and amps to add to the collection.

OK, here's how I would do it. You didn't include an OS in your original build, so I didn't include one here.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 OC Formula EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($235.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.74 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($157.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($204.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card ($529.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1648.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-27 21:40 EST-0500)
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Skit112

join:2001-08-06
Hoboken, NJ
Thanks Krisnatharok and everyone else. I like that list. I was actually looking at that vid card as you posted. I have a Lite-On DVD/CD Writer. I just thought it might be nice to have the Blu-Ray too.

One question. How is the on-board sound on these new mobos? Right now I use a Creative SB Platinum card. Will the on-board sound be as good?

As far as an OS I run XP Pro now but I know I should upgrade and probably go with Win 7 Home Premium.

me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
I have no idea how they compare to the on-board stuff, but I only use on-board because its more than what I need right now.


Krisnatharok
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What sound system are you going to be using? Headphones or speakers?


Skit112

join:2001-08-06
Hoboken, NJ
I have an older Cambridge Sound works system. Sub with 4 speakers. It sounds amazing. It is a Henry Kloss designed system.


Ghastlyone
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join:2009-01-07
Las Vegas, NV
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said by Skit112:

Thanks Krisnatharok and everyone else. I like that list. I was actually looking at that vid card as you posted. I have a Lite-On DVD/CD Writer. I just thought it might be nice to have the Blu-Ray too.

One question. How is the on-board sound on these new mobos? Right now I use a Creative SB Platinum card. Will the on-board sound be as good?

As far as an OS I run XP Pro now but I know I should upgrade and probably go with Win 7 Home Premium.

The sound on my Z77 Gigabyte board is superb. It's got Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB2 audio. Installing a sound card would be a complete waste of money.

I guess if you're doing digital audio editing or something along the lines of that, a sound card might benefit you, but otherwise, I see no need.


Krisnatharok
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reply to Skit112
said by Skit112:

I have an older Cambridge Sound works system. Sub with 4 speakers. It sounds amazing. It is a Henry Kloss designed system.

You might want a soundcard if you are an audiophile. If you were using headphones, I'd say use onboard.

I don't know enough about audio to recommend a sound card.
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TruSm0ke

join:2005-07-21
Michigan
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reply to Krisnatharok
said by Krisnatharok:

said by Skit112:

I could go to $1800. I could go much higher but there are always more guitars and amps to add to the collection.

OK, here's how I would do it. You didn't include an OS in your original build, so I didn't include one here.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 OC Formula EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($235.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.74 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($157.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($204.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card ($529.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1648.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-27 21:40 EST-0500)

Hey just a fyi... that CPU at Microcenter is for in-store pick up only. So it might not be $189.99 if you don't have a Microcenter nearby.


Krisnatharok
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It's 27 min for OP. He can make the trip.


TruSm0ke

join:2005-07-21
Michigan
That works then


Skit112

join:2001-08-06
Hoboken, NJ
reply to TruSm0ke
Thanks for the heads up. I could make the trip if I had a car. I got rid of it years ago as I didn't use it much. I've looked at a couple Porsche 911's recently but then I'd really need to drive it a lot to justify having it parked out front. NYC is right next door and I take cabs or trains if I'm going into the city. The money really isn't an issue for me but I do appreciate it.