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post #1 of 16
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Hi all,
As the title says this is my first ever small form build. So far I have the following hardware in mind:

Sliverstone TJO8-E case
ASUS Maximus IV Gene Z
Intel Core i7 2600k
ASUS GeForce GTX 590 3GB
Corsair CMP8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Corsair AX850 Gold Power Supply
Antec KUHLER H2O 920 CPU Cooler
Crucial M4 SSD 128GB
Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB WD2002FAEX

Any suggestions? All input is appreciated.
Edited by Gibs - 11/11/11 at 2:04am
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post #2 of 16
Wow. Nice choice
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post #4 of 16
i would change the mobo and the psu

mobo if you are going all out like that why not get the asus Gene?

psu your prob better off with a more reliable one like a corsair or something of the other i only know that cooler master only made one good line and that is the real power pro series which they don't make anymore but other than that those are beastly choices.
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post #5 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HexATL View Post
Y the crucial over the OCZ?
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post #6 of 16
generally crucial is more reliable plus with their new firmware update its a bit faster than the ocz's
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Windows10 pro LG 34uc88-p Dell P2411H Varmilo  
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Windows10 pro LG 34uc88-p Dell P2411H Varmilo  
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post #7 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KuuFA View Post
i would change the mobo and the psu

mobo if you are going all out like that why not get the asus Gene?

psu your prob better off with a more reliable one like a corsair or something of the other i only know that cooler master only made one good line and that is the real power pro series which they don't make anymore but other than that those are beastly choices.
Swapped out the MB for the gene and also the psu to a Corsair AX850 Gold Power Supply

Note: Also updated OP
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OCZ SSD 120GB + 1TB WD Caviar Black Samsung SH-B123A 12X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive Windows 7 x64 Pro 3x Acer V243HLBD 24in Widescreen 
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OCZ Behemoth 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ SSD 120GB + 1TB WD Caviar Black Samsung SH-B123A 12X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive Windows 7 x64 Pro 3x Acer V243HLBD 24in Widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
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post #8 of 16
Gibs,

I am planning to do a similar build as yours:

-TJ08-E
-i7 2600K
-AX 850 PSU
-MSI GTX 580 LE
-Crucial M4 128 GB
-Antec 920 Kuhler
-8 GB Corsair Vengeance LP

I ordered the TJ08-E and am waiting for its arrival. Good luck with your build. If you have a chance to put up some pics, that would be great! I'm very interested to see the GTX 590 in this case!
Edited by ChaiBear - 11/8/11 at 1:00pm
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post #9 of 16
great motherboard, you won't be disappointed.
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post #10 of 16
Yes, switch to the Crucial M4 SSD. Better reliability, faster, and just doesnt suck!
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