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Ivy Bridge Gaming Build - Please provide feedback

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Hello everyone,

I'm new to the forums but have been stalking around for quite awhile. Lots of great information. I was hoping I could get some feedback on the following machine. I'd like to do a little bit of overclocking (~4.3 ghz on the CPU).



Computer Case Graphite 600T http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Graphite-Series-Mid-Tower-CC600T/dp/B003Y0R1GO

CPU Intel I7 - 3770k (Ivy Bridge)

CPU Cooler Zalman CNPS9900 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118074

Graphics Card EVGA GTX 680 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130768

RAM G-Skill Ripjaws (2x4) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

RAM G-Skill Ripjaws (2x4) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

Motherboard ASUS Sabertooth Z77 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821&Tpk=Sabertooth%20Z77

Hard Drive Crucial CT128M4SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148448

Power Source Coolermaster Silent Pro RSA00-AMBAJ3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171049

CD Drive LG 12x Super Multi Blue http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136241


Thanks everyone!
post #2 of 7
What will you use this computer for besides gaming? If nothing, drop down to the i5-3570k.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
I'd like to be able to stream on twitch.tv as well.
post #4 of 7
You dont need a 1000watt psu, if i was you i would go 750 or 650 unless your plan on sli in the future then i would go 850 ,cause 1000watts is not needed at all with the decrease in power comsumption as tech advances, like the way the 680 uses less power than the 580

this id the best cpu cooler to get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608024
Edited by NAWZ77 - 4/25/12 at 9:31pm
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
I looked at the Noctua cooler and I'm worried about the size and sound. The Zalman seemed a little bit lower profile even though it isn't quite as good at cooling.
post #6 of 7
this is a good case for air ventalation the one you choose is good looking but if you deside to go liquid cooling this or the 650d would better but this has more fan options, i would of got this myself but it came out after i purchased the 650d
http://www.corsair.com/vengeance-gaming/vengeance-gaming-case/vengeance-c70-mid-tower-gaming-case-gunmetal-black.html

this is one of if not the best air cpu cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608024

And far as the cpu i would wait on the new ivy till they get a revision or after we get some true retail bench marks cause it looks like they put them together with a cheap thermal compound which is causing them to get way hotter than sandy bridge so i would wait till about july if I was you cause thats what im diong and hopefully they will soldier the IHS together like they did sandy cause the ivy is the hands down better chip but the heat problems need to be fixed just read this it will explain
http://www.overclockers.com/ivy-bridge-temperatures
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103089 or you could go this route its cheap and good peformance but the hyper 212 evo is the bset bang for the buck hands down
in my opinion this would be bettre for the sabertooth Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608020 only because of the thermal sheild this cooler with provide it with the air it needs as you no it uses 2 40mm fans to cool the board this will provide more air across the board plus cool your cpu... I hope i helped you out cause we are kind of building a simular bulid, and i been doing a lot of research so i help my little to cents was a benifit to you ...
Edited by NAWZ77 - 4/25/12 at 10:10pm
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