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Hey Guys, Yet another mates build.... This is what he has in mind.

Can you please post if there are any stand out issues or suggestions.

Here is the build.
Cheers


CASE: NZXT Phantom - $183
CPU: i7 2600k - $339
Mobo: ASUS MAXIMUS-IV-EXTREME- $445
GPU: GTX580 3GB MSI LIGHTNING-XE x 2 $639($1278)
OD: SATA BLU-RAY WRITER LG - $85
RAM: 8GB KIT 2133 (4GB x 2) G.SKILL RIPJAWS-X x 2 $103 ($206)
CPU Cooler: NOCTUA NH-D14 - $92
PSU: THERMALTAKE TOUGHPOWER 1200W - $279
HDD: 1TB WD BLACK - $89
Screen: ASUS ML248H - $205

TOTAL: $3201

Thanks Again guys
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post #2 of 11
my NZXT phantom only cost me around $130.. $183 for that case is pretty steep
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$183 for that case is pretty steep
What country and store?
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Where are you getting these prices?
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One thing that stands out to me is $3200 total price with $89 spent on HDD. If you're spending that much I would go with SSD for the operating system and then perhaps a bigger storage drive (like a 2 TB one). It's never really the sexy thing to spend money on hard drives but it will pay off in the end.
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i would make several changes, personaly.

First off all, i would replace that ram with 1600mhz, which would save you roughly 120.00, as well as trade out that motherboard for something 1/2 the price (IMO the difference, both in terms of feature set and performance really dont justify 3-4x the cost)

This money would go towards a nice 120Gb M4 SSD, which would operate as your Boot disk.

You should also be able to replace that 1Tb HDD with something closer to 2Tb for the same price.

I heave heard great things about the D14, (though i prefer the Antech Kuhler H2O myself, easier to install, and still performs really well)
    
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One thing that stands out to me is $3200 total price with $89 spent on HDD. If you're spending that much I would go with SSD for the operating system and then perhaps a bigger storage drive (like a 2 TB one). It's never really the sexy thing to spend money on hard drives but it will pay off in the end.
This!!! ssd is becoming more a staple now, either with gaming computers or for video/photo editing. Also, if you're gonna spend $279 on a power supply, you might as well get either the AX1200 or the Antec1200. Good mobo choice, although I've heard that Asus doesn't have good customer services. And for your GPU, have you looked at the asus Mars II with the dual 580?

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post #8 of 11
It would help to ensure accuracy to state where you're geographically located so that you're not quoted USD when you live in Canada or vise versa, etc. I got my NZXT Phantom from NewEgg.com for about $130USD.
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2x580 for a single HD screen?

not really sure, but isnt that psu quite old? newer ones have better voltages...
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2x580 for a single HD screen?

not really sure, but isnt that psu quite old? newer ones have better voltages...
Wha?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there usually a 12v, 5v+ and 3.3v rail?
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