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post #1 of 14
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Hey ocn, im doing a new computer build at the beginning of the summer, and i just wanted to run my specs by you guys and see what you think about it
processor: intel i5 3570k $225
gpu: gtx 680 $499
motherboard: asus sabertooth z77 $239
psu: Antec HCP Platinum HCP-1000 1000W $259
case: haf 932 $139
ssd: Crucial M4 $159
hd: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM $139
ram: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) $59 (kinda lost when it comes to ram any recommendations would be good for that, but i thought these ones where good, i think lol.)
cooling: corsair h100 $114
cd reader: $25
windows 7: $189
total build amount: $2046
so what do you guys think? would you make any changes to anything or do you think its about perfect? love to get some feedback, but thanks for reading. biggrin.gif
post #2 of 14
The only thing I would say it ditch that 1kw psu and get a 750w or an 850w if you need extre extra overkill assurance......

750w is WAY more than enough for overclocked SLI gtx 680's and an overclocked Ivy Bridge cpu.

And spend the extra $100 you save on a bigger ssd.

I would recommend the Corsair TX750 or the Corsair TX850.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139022

Or if you want to keep it fully modular, then go for the 750w antec version of the psu you picked.
Edited by icehotshot - 4/8/12 at 7:06pm
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post #3 of 14
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good point is 850w psu is good enough for two 680s ill do it.
post #4 of 14
Sounds good but the 1KW PSU is overkill, you might want to get some other opinions besides mine but I'm thinking a 750W PSU could easily power that setup.
post #5 of 14
I agree with the Coraisr PSU. I currently have an HX850 powering OC'ed 480's and 2600k. The thing is a beast and dead slient, too.
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i have a question should i go with a FT02 case and air cool the cpu, or do you guys think i will get better results with a h100?
post #7 of 14
i'd go with the z77 pro over the sabertooth
 
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post #8 of 14
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anyone got any thoughts about the post i put up about air cooling instead of the h100? would i get better temps with a air cooled FT02 or a h100 in a haf 932?
post #9 of 14
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hey would i need to buy a wifi connector with the asus sabertooth z77? or will it already connect to my homes internet?
post #10 of 14
The HAF series are some of the best for air cooling, but the H100 is a beast too. It matches up with the top air coolers. You'll have better results on air in the HAF, as for the H100, you'll probably get the same result in each case. What air cooler would you get?
As for the sabertooth, it has ethernet if that's you mean. I don't think it comes with wifi built in.
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