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Hey guys second PC build; first build log.

This build will take a few weeks to build as I am spreading out the purchase of components. I own the essentials of the build already. It will be based around the HAF XM and Maximus V Formula, with a Red and Black theme of course tongue.gif

I own at the moment:

Coolermaster HAF XM
i5 2500K @4.2GHz
EVGA GTX 560Ti
Asus P8P67 PRO
Corsair Dominator CL8 4GB
Corsair H50
Corsair HX750
Samsung Spinpoint 1TB

I am buying over the next few weeks:

Maximus V Formula (Already pre-ordered biggrin.gif)
Intel Core i5 3570K
Asus Direct CUII GTX 670
A SSD of some sort, recommendations would be helpful smile.gif



I have pre-ordered a Maximus V Formula for the build and recently bought the Coolermaster HAF XM, which I havent seen a lot of to be honest. Was tempted to get the Corsair 650D but this was a better price at the time tongue.gif

I will also be aiming for IMMACULATE cable management. I want this rig as clean and as tidy as possible so may end up cable sleeving too.

Enjoy the log as I build this awesome machine biggrin.gif

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Edited by Beb12682 - 7/7/12 at 1:47am
    
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post #2 of 57
Thread Starter 
The HAF XM, brilliant case so far haha. love the cable management features, especially the psu cabling cover
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post #3 of 57
Why not i7 3770k? HT is pretty usefull sometimes smile.gif
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post #4 of 57
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by insyxion View Post

Why not i7 3770k? HT is pretty usefull sometimes smile.gif

Cheaper tongue.gif Not sure really just dont really need HT
    
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post #5 of 57
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The HAF XM next to my old case which was a Lian Li LANcool K-62, as you can see the HAF XM is quite a large mid tower tongue.gif. The K-62 is a reasonably large mid tower too

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post #6 of 57
What is your budget for a SSD? And also, do you plan on installing any games on the SSD or just essential programs?

I would recommend a 128 GB Crucial m4 (especially if you can get it for $110 or $100) or a 128 GB Samsung 830 Series (currently a little less than $130). Intel is also good, but somewhat overpriced.
    
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Plextor is great too! smile.gif
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Yeah, the Plextor M3 is also very good. Price is around $130 for 128 GB. Also, it comes with a 5 year warranty like Intel SSDs. Plus, Plextor has a well-established reputation for reliability.
    
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looking forward to the end result biggrin.gif
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post #10 of 57
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Quote:
Originally Posted by elreyhorus View Post

What is your budget for a SSD? And also, do you plan on installing any games on the SSD or just essential programs?
I would recommend a 128 GB Crucial m4 (especially if you can get it for $110 or $100) or a 128 GB Samsung 830 Series (currently a little less than $130). Intel is also good, but somewhat overpriced.

Yeah I've considered the Crucial M4 and seems like a good bet. Don't forget in in New Zealand so I work in NZD instead of your USD.

Though US prices are significantly cheaper, do you know of any good US online PC retailers that ship worldwide?
    
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