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Depending on how many games you play I would highly consider a larger SSD unless you have a few small select games. My steam folder is like 120 gigs alone and that doesn't include operating system + BF3 or WoW or a bunch of other misc games that are on there.

Having a SSD for single Multiplayer games is completely useless. All it does is decrease loading times, for mmos your raid is only as fast as your slowest person thumb.gif For single player games I think a SSD is great, but not even close to being a necessity. There are programs that let you remap your steam folder so it doesnt run off of your SSD.
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HAF 932 is a better case.
Why you bought vengeance? It uses a mix of hynix & nanya(bad chip for oc),better if went with gskill ares,those are much better(hynix chip),oc better,low profile heatsink & look cool.
Also since you have money try to anyhow pick the gtx680.
The evga gtx680sc+ with back plate is the perfect choice.
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since my order hasnt been shipped, i cancelled the ram.

so, what will be the best low profile ram that is on affordable side? the one that would fit let say noctua heatsink with no problem. ares dont have much review on it, what will be the other ones that you would recommend?
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since my order hasnt been shipped, i cancelled the ram.
so, what will be the best low profile ram that is on affordable side? the one that would fit let say noctua heatsink with no problem. ares dont have much review on it, what will be the other ones that you would recommend?

Samsung low profile RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096&Tpk=samsung%208gb

It's OOS right now, just get 2 separate 4GB sticks. Same price

These OC like bauses
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i heard nothing but good thing about that rams.. ill give it a shot.. ordering now! thanks!
Edited by deighty027 - 4/22/12 at 2:16pm
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so guys, i've been trying to get a 680 for the past 2 days, and couldnt find any in stock. would it be a good decision to buy a 7970 now? this one right here runs at 459, and $449 AR.. http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11197-01-40G/dp/B007JGARVU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1335284727&sr=8-2

should i pull the trigger on that one?

will probably order a haf 932 later since newegg has some kind of deal for it, and then get the ivy/z77 combo when it drops.. can't wait lol
post #47 of 52
I just ordered 2 of the 4GB Samsung sticks. Haven't seen a single bad review, they don't even heat up when OC'd. From what I've been told anyway. GL!
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RAM: I just ordered 2 of the 4GB Samsung sticks. Haven't seen a single bad review, they don't even heat up when OC'd. From what I've been told anyway.
GPU: Wait for a 680! I'm giving it at least until May. I have an old 5750 laying around that I can use, however painfully, until the 680's ship again.
Case: Roommate has a HAF 932, he loves it, but personally it isn't my style. Very...busy? I don't know how to explain it, but I prefer more subtle styling like Corsair Obsidian and NZXT Switch 810.
PSU: SeaSonic X750 fully modular is on sale on Newegg for $120 until midnight. I ordered mine last night. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087&Tpk=x750

We'll be building our rigs around the same time. Good luck man!
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RAM: I just ordered 2 of the 4GB Samsung sticks. Haven't seen a single bad review, they don't even heat up when OC'd. From what I've been told anyway.
GPU: Wait for a 680! I'm giving it at least until May. I have an old 5750 laying around that I can use, however painfully, until the 680's ship again.
Case: Roommate has a HAF 932, he loves it, but personally it isn't my style. Very...busy? I don't know how to explain it, but I prefer more subtle styling like Corsair Obsidian and NZXT Switch 810.
PSU: SeaSonic X750 fully modular is on sale on Newegg for $120 until midnight. I ordered mine last night. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087&Tpk=x750
We'll be building our rigs around the same time. Good luck man!

I already bought an AX750 and the samsung ram.

as for GPU: was the difference really that high between 680 and 7970?

as for the case, i really dont have a clear pick, i was choosing between phantom and haf 932 advanced, but then If i buy te phantom, i would have to buy the optional fan for the side panel and front, which will make the price 160ish, i might as well get the 810 if i woulda spend 160 for phantom.. i also heard that haf has the best case for air cooling,. So im leaning towards the haf right now..

aside from obsidian, do you have any recomendations for a case?

are you waiting for ivy too? goodluck!
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I already bought an AX750 and the samsung ram.
as for GPU: was the difference really that high between 680 and 7970?
as for the case, i really dont have a clear pick, i was choosing between phantom and haf 932 advanced, but then If i buy te phantom, i would have to buy the optional fan for the side panel and front, which will make the price 160ish, i might as well get the 810 if i woulda spend 160 for phantom.. i also heard that haf has the best case for air cooling,. So im leaning towards the haf right now..
aside from obsidian, do you have any recomendations for a case?
are you waiting for ivy too? goodluck!

PSU: The AX750 was my original choice. It's the same as my SeaSonic X750, just with a different sticker on the side. (SeaSonic is the OEM for the Corsair AX750 if you didn't already know.)
GPU: Comparing reference card to reference card, IMO, yes the difference is significant. I've been running AMD/ATI gpu's for my last 5 builds, but from what I've read the 680 at stock speeds beats even the MSI 7970 Lightning card($530). Stock for Stock $470 vs $510, only real beef with the 680 is their lack of availability.
Case: The Switch 810 grew on me, I really like the inside. I would absolutely love it if the outer shell was matte black or brushed aluminum instead of high gloss, but it still has my vote. If you don't mind non-painted interiors check out the cheaper Lian Li cases. They have quite a few cases I would buy that are cheaper than the Switch 810, but they don't have black interior. HAF cases are excellent for air cooling, Switch 810 is apparently the best mass market case for watercooling.

Yeah, I'm waiting for IB. From what I've seen at [TT] The 3570K @ 4.6GHz isn't that hot with an H100 cooler. I'll probably only OC it to 4.0-4.2GHz, which is where I would OC the 2500K, and it would definitely be superior to the 2500K while not having super high temps.
Edited by tbris84 - 4/24/12 at 2:40pm
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