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#1 GMac


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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:16 AM

I'm planning on ordering this PC at the end of the month. I'm going to use it for mostly gaming (GW2, BF, ect) I would like to be able to play games in 3D with maxed resolution, however I will not be gaming entirely in 3D. I also plan to do some recording of gaming and some video editing. As well as some photo shop and light office work.

I've priced out most of the items and they all seem reasonable. I'm aware it would be cheaper to build it myself, but I lack an understanding of how to do so, so I don't mind paying some extra cash for assembly.

Processors (CPUs) Intel Core i7 3770K Unlocked Quad Core Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 3.5GHZ Ivy Bridge 8MB

CPU Heatsinks Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366/1155/1156/2011 120mm

Motherboards ASUS Sabertooth Z77 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 SLI 3PCI-E16 4PCI-E1 SATA3 HDMI DisplayPort USB3.0 Motherboard

DDR3 Desktop Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB 2X8GB DDR3-1600 240PIN C9 DIMM 1.5V Dual Channel Memory Kit

Video Cards MSI GeForce GTX 680 1006MHZ 2GB 6GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E 3.0 Video Card x2

Computer Cases Cooler Master HAF X EATX Tower Case Black 6X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB3.0

Power Supplies Corsair Professional HX850W 850W ATX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140mm Fan

Operating Systems Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM

Security & Privacy Panda Internet Security 2010 Bilingual OEM W/ 1 Year Sub

Solid State Drives - SSD Corsair Neutron Series GTX 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 6GB/S LAMD LM87800 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD

Hard Drives Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive 1

CD & DVD Drives ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black 1 $19.17

Sound Cards Onboard

Network Adapter Onboard

1. Will this build be future proof for quite some time?
2. Will it be able to run all games on the current market at max settings?
3. What would be needed to be able to play games in 3D? (e.g. glasses, ect)
4. Will the 16GB ram aid in video recording/editing?
5. If in the future I would like to run a multi-monitor set up, will this machine be able to handle it?
6. Are there any compatibility issues that I have missed?
7. Will cooling be sufficient?

I'm open to any suggestions that you have to offer. To go along with the 2TB hard drive I also have a 1.5TB external, so memory shouldn't be an issue.

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#2 moriz


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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:56 PM

you're looking good specs wise. however, i'd consider changing to windows 7 professional x64, since home premium has a maximum RAM limit of 16 GB (which you're already maxing out), while professional has a RAM limit of somewhere around 192 GB. also, you don't particularly need the panda antivirus, since microsoft security essentials (free for all valid copies of windows) is very good already.
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:31 PM


1. yes
2. @ 1920x1080, yes
3. Glasses, a 120Hz monitor, and more money and trouble than it's worth. :)
4. yes
5. maybe, but certainly not in 3D
6. no
7. yes
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