Computer part compatibility check

  1. icdeadpeople123

    icdeadpeople123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    P.S this computer will be used for gaming, computer animation, photoshop, and recording and editing youtube videos.
  2. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,114   +732

    1) Get this CPU instead, the K series (unlocked = overclockable) is a better buy since overclocking really improved Photoshop performance:
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501&Tpk=3770k&IsVirtualParent=1
    2) Get this motherboard instead (The X79 that you previously had is made for Sandy Bridge E CPUs, not Ivy Bridge.) http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131820
    3) A 60GB SSD is very tight in terms of storage. After Windows is loaded up, there is little space for programs and games (games and photoshop take up a lot of space). Get this SSD instead with the extra money saved from the X79 to Z77: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147193
    4) I am not really sure about the RAM my friend, I have had this issue when I was planning for my build (still havent bought the parts yet). I was not sure if the Hyper 212 Evo would clear the huge heat spreaders of the Vengeance RAM. Just to be safe, get these, the smaller heat spreaders are not a big deal since 1600MHz does not produce much heat). My friend has this RAM and loves it.:
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233280

    What is your budget so maybe I can upgrade some components?

    Edit, getting to the point, yes it is all compatible except for the mobo. :)
  3. icdeadpeople123

    icdeadpeople123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    My budget was 1500 but then was raised to 2000 to get better parts, but I would like it to stay under 2000 if possible

    And by the way, I don't need I higher capacity sad because I am just using the ssd to store the os, I am using a 2TB hard drive for games and stuff
  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,197   +555

    Looks good, if you use the suggestions above.
  5. icdeadpeople123

    icdeadpeople123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    oh yah and one last thing, will I need to buy any extra cables to put it together or do all the parts come with the stuff they need?
    thanks again for your help. :)
  6. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,114   +732

    No problem, ASUS mobos come with plenty of cables. As for the SSD though, I would recommend going with a higher capacity drive man. 60GB is pushing it. Also, you may need another HDD as a photoshop scratch drive. Finally, I would at least get a 128GB SSD (also Sandisk SSDs arent the best). This drive is fast and is great for photoshop: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147192

    If you are playing games, editing photos, and videos, you will want a SSD and you will want to store the games on the SSD so that they load faster.
  7. icdeadpeople123

    icdeadpeople123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    ok then, any recommendations on another HDD? Is this a good one? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
  8. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,114   +732

  9. icdeadpeople123

    icdeadpeople123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I did take your SSD thought, I don't think I'm gonna get another HDD right now because I have already gone out of my budget, I originally only wanted to spend 1500 but I decided to move to 2000 to get some better parts.
  10. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,114   +732

    Sounds good. Just partition the 2TB HDD into 2 1TBs.
  11. icdeadpeople123

    icdeadpeople123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    then its more expensive, a 1tb is like 109 and a 2tb is like 179 so it would cost more, I'm just gonna wait until I have money for another 1 or 2 Tb then I will get another
  12. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,114   +732

    Oh so you arent getting a 2ndary HDD anymore? Just get a 2TB HDD in the future and partition it into 2 1TB partitions.
     
  13. icdeadpeople123

    icdeadpeople123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I think im just gonna gt a 2TB right now and then in the future get another 1TB because then it will cost more money, I may get like another 500GB HDD for a secondary right now but I am not sure.

    Actually I may just get a external hard drive to store like my ps or youtube stuff on, because it seems that they are a bit cheeper so that may be a good idea, and then I could transport it around as well.
  14. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,114   +732

    Yeah, good choice, but they are a bit slower.


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