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First time builder

#1grimydPosted 8/26/2013 12:44:24 PM(edited)
So I'm in the market for a very high end gaming pc. After doing some research I've decided to jump into the deep waters of putting the thing together myself. Figured i can save some money as well as gain the knowledge to make any future upgrades myself. I have no experience as far as putting my own rig together. The most that I've done is replace a memory stick that went bad. I am looking for some user friendly videos and resources to help a first time builder. I also would like some feedback on the rig I'm throwing together. I wanted something that can run max settings on graphic intensive games while recording without a hiccup for the next 3 years. Any tips or suggestions would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1wvtX (Updated Link)
#2Dirk85UKPosted 8/26/2013 12:25:12 PM
No need for the d-link network adaptor, since your motherboard already has an onboard NIC.
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#3grimyd(Topic Creator)Posted 8/26/2013 12:33:48 PM
^^thanks for the heads up.
#4Dirk85UKPosted 8/26/2013 1:02:29 PM
Normally this board is fast to help with PC builds. But since no one else has answered I'll help.

First, it's not worth the cost going down the LGA2011 route. Get a 1150 haswell CPU and 1150 motherboard. Secondly ask your self if you really need a blu ray drive?

As for building the PC, it's quite simple, there isn't much knowledge needed, the only part you can go wrong with is installing the CPU & heatsink. Watch videos on youtube, to see how to build a PC.
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i5 2500 | 8Gb DDR3 | GTX 670 FTW | Asus P8 P67 | Intel 330 SSD | XFX 650W | Dell U2711
#5EStar999Posted 8/26/2013 1:24:45 PM
If you can, wait until Q4 of this year for Ivy Bridge-E for your motherboard + Processor.

As for the HDD, you should switch to this:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004CSIG1G/?tag=pcpapi-20
#6gsf4lyfePosted 8/26/2013 1:30:31 PM
Doesn't really seem like budget is an issue, but I've made some changes that will save you money with no loss of performance (in the case of the SSD you will actually get a faster drive for cheaper).

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1wwFE
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#7gsf4lyfePosted 8/26/2013 1:33:08 PM
And that machine will run games on max on multi-monitor set-ups, it's an absolute beast.
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#8ShpooplePosted 8/26/2013 1:35:07 PM
Might be worth checking to see whether the Bluray drive comes with software, apparently most don't and it's super expensive without any viable free alternative.
#9grimyd(Topic Creator)Posted 8/26/2013 1:43:45 PM(edited)
EStar999 posted...
If you can, wait until Q4 of this year for Ivy Bridge-E for your motherboard + Processor.

As for the HDD, you should switch to this:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004CSIG1G/?tag=pcpapi-20


Most definitely can wait if it's worth it. Didn't plan to start the project until around the Christmas holiday. And i dont necessarily need a blue ray drive. I just figured it makes since looking 2-3 years down the line.
#10grimyd(Topic Creator)Posted 8/28/2013 7:53:06 PM
Ok after a few more days of research this is what i've finally settled on. Any last second input?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1xqKl