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drslash
Goya Asma
Premium
join:2002-02-18
Marion, IA

1 recommendation

Recent build ASUS Maximus V Forumla/i7-3770K

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From newegg:
1 Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 $329.99
1 ASUS Maximus V Formula/Assassins C3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard $289.99
1 Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - OEM $94.99
1 CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $59.99
1 Logitech G400 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 3600 dpi Gaming Mouse $39.99
1 DISCOUNT FOR PROMOTION CODE -$35.00
Tax: $0.00
Shipping and Handling: $0.00
Total Amount: $779.95
Less rebate and gift card of -$45.00
Total: $734.95

From Amazon:
1 Logitech Keyboard K120 $13.90
1 Arctic Silver 5 Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound Paste 3.5g $8.23
1 EVGA GeForce GTX 650 1024MB GDDR5 DVI mHDMI Graphics Card $94.99
1 Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack $135.98
1 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan $32.99
1 Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black) $23.59
2 Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory $103.99
1 Samsung MZ-7TD250BW 840 Series Solid State Drive (SSD) 250 GB Sata 2.5-Inch $171.57
1 Rosewill Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case THOR V2 $121.84
Tax: $0.00
Shipping: $0.00
Total: $811.07

Grand total: $1546.02

I got a lot of horsepower for a reasonable price. I didn't get the absolute best deals since my last build is starting to fail. I needed this fairly quickly. The Thor case is pretty big but it is very easy to work in. With all of the case fans at full speed it is still pretty quiet. With the fans turned down it is nearly silent. With Win 7 loaded on the SSD, it boots in about 15 seconds. I am very pleased with this system.

A special shout out goes to Krisnatharok See Profile He helped with several of my questions about components and assembly. Thank you very much!!
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Krisnatharok
Caveat Emptor
Premium
join:2009-02-11
Earth Orbit
kudos:12

1 recommendation

Very nice man! Make sure you get your free download of Assassin's Creed III off the mobo manual.



Octavean
Premium,MVM
join:2001-03-31
New York, NY
kudos:1

1 recommendation

reply to drslash

Very nice indeed,...

Also that Samsung 840 SSD probably came with some free game download as well, I know my unit did.

I'm away from home on a quasi forced vacation, thanks to the Wife, so I can't use my computers,...

Thanks for the Computer pr0n,..errr I mean PC pix. It really hits the spot!



kingdome74
Let's Go Orange
Premium
join:2002-03-27
Syracuse, NY
kudos:5

1 recommendation

reply to drslash

Sweet looking computer, Slash. Can't wait to see the bench's off of it.



Krisnatharok
Caveat Emptor
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Earth Orbit
kudos:12
reply to Octavean

said by Octavean:

Also that Samsung 840 SSD probably came with some free game download as well, I know my unit did.

Wait what? I can't find any info on this. I got the 840 500GB...
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kingdome74
Let's Go Orange
Premium
join:2002-03-27
Syracuse, NY
kudos:5

I was just thinking the same thing. I just got my 250 GB 840 and I didn't get a game.



drslash
Goya Asma
Premium
join:2002-02-18
Marion, IA
reply to kingdome74

said by kingdome74:

Sweet looking computer, Slash. Can't wait to see the bench's off of it.

I don't have a bench program yet. What would you suggest?


kingdome74
Let's Go Orange
Premium
join:2002-03-27
Syracuse, NY
kudos:5
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS

You know I was going to ask the other folks which one to run. I know Kris was using something to bench Cyrsis 3. I've run 3DMark for my benches in the past and probably will for the new one.
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Krisnatharok
Caveat Emptor
Premium
join:2009-02-11
Earth Orbit
kudos:12

I used FRAPS' benchmarking option.



drslash
Goya Asma
Premium
join:2002-02-18
Marion, IA

I am running OCCT now on my CPU. Temps running low to mid 60C. What is considered red lining?



kingdome74
Let's Go Orange
Premium
join:2002-03-27
Syracuse, NY
kudos:5

1 recommendation

I believe anything over 90 C is starting to get warm. 60C under load is fine.



Krisnatharok
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Earth Orbit
kudos:12
reply to drslash

60 C is fine under load. 70C is warm, 80 is high, 90 is bad.



drslash
Goya Asma
Premium
join:2002-02-18
Marion, IA

ok



Octavean
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join:2001-03-31
New York, NY
kudos:1
reply to Krisnatharok

said by Krisnatharok:

said by Octavean:

Also that Samsung 840 SSD probably came with some free game download as well, I know my unit did.

Wait what? I can't find any info on this. I got the 840 500GB...

Yeah when I bought my 500GB Samsung 840 SSD it was about ~$330 and came with a free download of Farcry 3,.....a then ~$50 value,....

When the 500GB Samsung 840 hit ~$279.99 I was tempted to buy another unit but passed on it,.....


norwegian
Premium
join:2005-02-15
Outback

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reply to drslash

said by drslash:

1 EVGA GeForce GTX 650 1024MB GDDR5 DVI mHDMI Graphics Card $94.99

I've been wondering on these cards myself of late for that build I would like that I have been thinking on for near 2 years. For someone not a gamer or intensive outside of the odd music/vid file conversion I'm debating on what would be the idea gpu to add to save utilizing the onboard; however I doubt I'd have a problem just running HD4000.

Can you please let me know how you go with it?

I'm at a bottleneck; whether to go another $100 to get a performance card against just using the onboard HD4000; this card seems worth looking at.

Edit: grammer
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drslash
Goya Asma
Premium
join:2002-02-18
Marion, IA

My decision to install that graphics card was based that I was not replacing my monitor. My monitor has a DVI connection. The ASUS MVF on board video does not have a DVI connection. I do a little video editing and I may do a little gaming so I will also benefit from using this graphics card. If the motherboard had a DVI connection I likely would not have installed this card.



kingdome74
Let's Go Orange
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Syracuse, NY
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Reviews:
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reply to norwegian

You can always try the HD 4000 and if it doesn't work as you need then just add a dedicated video card. No sense spending the money if you don't have to. I have an I3 with HD 2000 on my general use computer I haven't had any problems with it not running video. Of course I wouldn't attempt gaming with it but that's not a concern.
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Gordo74
Premium
join:2003-10-28
Monroeville, PA
reply to drslash

said by drslash:

My decision to install that graphics card was based that I was not replacing my monitor. My monitor has a DVI connection. The ASUS MVF on board video does not have a DVI connection. I do a little video editing and I may do a little gaming so I will also benefit from using this graphics card. If the motherboard had a DVI connection I likely would not have installed this card.

If that's the case, I'm sorry to tell you that you wasted $90+.

»www.amazon.com/HDMI-Adapter-Plat···_sim_e_4

I also think that you would have been just fine with a $100 motherboard at most. Maybe even $75 range based on your usage.


Ghastlyone
Premium
join:2009-01-07
Las Vegas, NV
kudos:5

said by Gordo74:

said by drslash:

My decision to install that graphics card was based that I was not replacing my monitor. My monitor has a DVI connection. The ASUS MVF on board video does not have a DVI connection. I do a little video editing and I may do a little gaming so I will also benefit from using this graphics card. If the motherboard had a DVI connection I likely would not have installed this card.

If that's the case, I'm sorry to tell you that you wasted $90+.

»www.amazon.com/HDMI-Adapter-Plat···_sim_e_4

I also think that you would have been just fine with a $100 motherboard at most. Maybe even $75 range based on your usage.

I agree. He's at $1,600 already, on a PC that would struggle to max most games out (mainly because of that GPU)

Reducing that motherboard down, scrap one whole set of that RAM, and the added cost of that 650 would equal purchasing a 7950 or even a 7970 which would smoke any game out there.