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    sorry for the wall of text

    couple of tips from someone who's built many pc's

    the H70 hydro is good yes, BUT

    well firstly.. http://m.newegg.com/ProductList?Keyword=Hydro+h70

    $13 cheaper with free shipping


    BUT

    te noctua nh-d14 (the best air cooler available) will be quieter AND cool 3-4 degrees (celcius) better, and it $83 from newegg.. And you can add a third fan to it

    and its baby brother te nh-u12p is also great and quieter for $72 new (i have this one but i dream of the d14 :p).. I have 2 fans on mine and it'a silent and very very good

    http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...sair_h70/4.htm



    Power supply, great choice great price!
    just a suggestion and preference o mine, but -

    try to get a hx*** on sale if you can.. Same or better function wise..

    modular power supplies mean you only plug in the cables you need... Rather than have rverything needing hiding away.. A well ventillated case can cool your cou by multiple degrees.. and 2 additional benefits. Install will be SUPER neat

    and install will be easier, less cables flying around everywhere
    AND if you find yourself needing more of a certain type of cable, you can plug just that one in for another gpu/hdd

    If you can't get a modular for the same price... Well ba luck no biggie lol.


    At full load overclocked your system won't draw over 400w(rough estimate), even with a second graphics card all system at 100%, you'd be fine with a 600w psu if you 'd want to save money or go to a higher model.. With my 620w and 6hdd/ssd, i'd happily add another graphics card.

    800-1000w suits a 4-6hdd tri/quad sli 5ghz 6 core system..

    This also plays into the efficiency curves of a power supply, 75% is where they like to operate most of the time. Yes lots of power supplies have amazing regulators that vary efficiency all over the power draws, but it's something to look at too.



    the case for sure is mostly personal preference (looks)
    but make sure it's not all plastic and weak... i own a thermaltake spedo, amazing size, super easy to build in... Looks good

    2 years later (2.5 now) and my $250 case has got rattley fans, thr plastic squeaks and flexes, pulls off easily, very poor quality.. My antec was better, but the 300mm fan on top shattered when i touched it and it was too small haha

    don't be sucked in by the 'thermal chamber' stuff, it cools better without them, i took mine out ages ago.. Plus tey're a huge pain in the ass to attach.. Plus side is it makes the inside of the case look perfecto

    cases are a LONG TERM purchase, especially when you're spending $200+ on it

    look for as much metal in the design as possible..(lian li's are the benchmark here) with filed edges (jagged case cuts are BAD)

    As a guide
    lian-li for a classy aluminium (light weight) case that will last forever.. $$$ though

    Fractal design cases are idntical to lian li almost but half the price, classy featureless design with LOADS of HDD bays, solid

    silverstone cases are about as solid as a lian-li but REALLY funky designs for those into the 'cool looking' cases

    thermaltake have a real 'gamer' image, and are usually well featured easy to use cases, but never the strongest

    and finally, mid tower if you're going to carry your pc around (friends houses/lans)
    full tower is much neater and easier to insall in (literally half the time!) - just a recommendation

    full towers tend to weigh an assload, and you're probably going to get more hard drives over the years (i started with 2 for OS.. 2 for data.. Grew to 8, hated the weight, consolidated to 4 and2 SSD's lol)
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sr20seb Click here to enlarge
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    Your choice for CPU is pretty poor. That chip supports hyper threading and no video games use it or benefit from it. Also you got the K version and choice of water cooling I suspect you got it cause you're interested in overclocking. The current Ivy Bridge CPU's are not very good at overclocking and Sandy Bridge pretty much spanks the $#@! out of them in that department. Here is a much better choice which would save you some more money and with a good overclock give you better performance all around, with much lower temperatures and a longer life of your cpu.

    http://microcenter.com/product/37649...oxed_Processor

    Also since the prices of SSD's are falling down I would pick an SSD up for O.S. and then use the 2TB for storage. With the release of the 840 series by Samsung the 830 SSD are diving in price and are still one of the best available ssd's on the market:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...e=Internal-SSD

    Your X-79 chipset motherboard won't actually work with Ivy Bridge since the X-79 is for Sandy Bridge-E CPUS's. I would suggest a Z77 for an Ivy Bridge CPU if you're going to go that way. A Z77 will work fine also with a i7 2700k and the best all around gaming brands would be Asus, ASRock, and Gigabyte. Since I used these 3 I can recommend them.
    regarding samsung SSD if im gonna use it for OS i would just go for the 64GIg you think that's good enough ?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by blkclk550 Click here to enlarge
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    regarding samsung SSD if im gonna use it for OS i would just go for the 64GIg you think that's good enough ?
    On paper it looks like it's enough. But Windows does grow overtime, and takes up more space. Right now I have Windows 7 on my 128gb ssd and it's up to 44GB. Some people have said that their windows 7 partitions have taken up over 50gb of space. So your question is pretty hard to answer not knowing what else you'll be doing with your pc. I would go with a 128gb so as to have no worries about running out of space, and you can also fit a program or 2 if you have to, like Photoshop or Sony Vegas so that they perform at their best.

    If 64 is the best you can go with then I would suggest doing some light tweaking with windows. Turning off some features like system restore and some unnecessary bloatware to not have it "grow" as much. There are a ton of good windows 7 tweak guides which can help with that.
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    ^^

    i used to have 2*31gb as c:

    never again, basically ONLY fits windows and a few small programs... Sadly..
    my 2*60g ssd's are 90% full (damn steam :p)

    if you plan on putting ALL apps elsewhere go 64... If you want windows AND programs.. Yeah try a little bigger *if* you want/can

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    so i changed my mind again...
    i went with a Mid Tower Cooler Master 690
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119216

    i didn't like any of the Full tower cases all seemed to be cheap made while this one seems very strong.

    For Mother board i am going with
    ASRock Z77 OC Formula
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

    For power i am going with
    CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006
    On sale right now for $60 which is a $#@!ing killer with free shipping

    For cooling i will be going with H100 from Corsair
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181017

    Memory i will be going with CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233305


    Video Card i am going with:
    EVGA 04G-P4-3687-KR GeForce GTX 680 FTW

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130794

    CPU
    I am still nut sure which i7 i will be using....
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    Why not the GTX 690? Why even mess around with anything else?

    I think I'm going to build myself some absurd PC this Christmas. Maybe sell my laptop as it will be redundant. Or keep it just because.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
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    Why not the GTX 690? Why even mess around with anything else?

    I think I'm going to build myself some absurd PC this Christmas. Maybe sell my laptop as it will be redundant. Or keep it just because.
    Because i dont wanna blow 1k on a video card...

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by blkclk550 Click here to enlarge
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    Because i dont wanna blow 1k on a video card...
    Oh, well, ya, that.

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    will see what black friday and ciber monday bring me , hope i can save a few hundred bucks

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sr20seb Click here to enlarge
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    Your choice for CPU is pretty poor.
    Whats your take on the i5?

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/3...1155_Processor

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by blkclk550 Click here to enlarge
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    This particular chip has shown to be a very very good overclock. The money you save by going with this chip can be put either into a nice computer case or a motherboard. Can't really go wrong with this one although it fits more along the "budget" gamer instead of the best of the best of what's out there currently. It will more than suffice in video game performance but there will be other dudes with a bigger e-peen than you.

    I myself rock a i5-2500k in my build and am perfectly happy with it.

    Just a FYI since this thread has been started AMD has released their beta of their new 12.11 drivers in October which are probably the best drivers ever released by them in a long long time. The 7970 is now considered to be the best single GPU video card on the market:

    http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/..._download.html

    When this thread started another user asked me about my opinion on what I would put in a pc and I told them I'd go with a GTX 670, but now I don't think I would, I think I'd be jumping ship to team Red for this round.
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    BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY CAN'T COME FAST ENOUGH!!!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sr20seb Click here to enlarge
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    This particular chip has shown to be a very very good overclock. The money you save by going with this chip can be put either into a nice computer case or a motherboard. Can't really go wrong with this one although it fits more along the "budget" gamer instead of the best of the best of what's out there currently. It will more than suffice in video game performance but there will be other dudes with a bigger e-peen than you.

    I myself rock a i5-2500k in my build and am perfectly happy with it.

    Just a FYI since this thread has been started AMD has released their beta of their new 12.11 drivers in October which are probably the best drivers ever released by them in a long long time. The 7970 is now considered to be the best single GPU video card on the market:

    http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/..._download.html

    When this thread started another user asked me about my opinion on what I would put in a pc and I told them I'd go with a GTX 670, but now I don't think I would, I think I'd be jumping ship to team Red for this round.
    i am thinking to consider AMD.....

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    thinking about this AMD instead of Intell since i will be gaming and lots of video editing and 8 cores sounds nice OC.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131735

    and

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819113285

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    I have two OCZ SSDs in Raid 0 and love that speed. Also 3 x 24" widescreen monitors and love the real estate.

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    new egg has the 64 gig Samsung SSD for $50 that's $#@!ing insane!

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    so after much thinking i went back to my decision not to keep the build over $1300 so this is what i have so far, SSD, HDD, and Memory are in the mail soon this thing will be Running.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819113285

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...6814125418&Tpk

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119216 paid $#@!ing $94 in Micro center they have it for $50 on new egg with free shipping might return it...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128514

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231461

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181032

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    sticky can you update it with this pic please

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    Yes...

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    holly $#@!ing $#@!! SSD is the truth! if you dont use SSD you are in stone age!

    system is done

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    Congrats. I enjoy my SSD as well.

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    overclocked the CPU to 4630.73
    overclocked the GPU ( video card) to 1200/1200 MHZ

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    You do any performance tests yet? Go to the benchmark thread and add your numbers.

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    Yeah i got 3dmax 11 score, whats the link to thered?

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