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I have finally gotten the opportunity to build a gaming computer. I have already ordered all of the pieces listed below and some other accessories that I didn't list. Currently i'm still stuck in afghanistan for a couple more weeks but as soon as I get back i'll be building this computer. The specs are listed below, if you have any suggestions / comments / find things that aren't compatible, please let me know, i'll appreciate the feedback. Thank you!

CPU: Intel I7 3770K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501

Cooler: Corsair H100 (w/ corsair SP120 replacement fans)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181017&Tpk=corsair%20h100

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131818

GPU: EVGA GTX 680 FTW+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130794

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16gb 1600MHZ
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145347

Case: Corsair Obsidian 650D
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139006

Power Supply: Corsair HX Series HX750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010&Tpk=corsair%20HX%20gold

SSD: Crucial M4 256gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148443

Data Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

Optical Drive: Asus Black CD/DVD-RW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135240

Any questions or comments are welcome, thanks!
post #2 of 12
It looks good, but do you plan on adding a second GTX in the future?
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At the moment I don't plan on adding a second card within the next 6 months or so. If I end up adding a second one I'll have to upgrade to a more powerful PSU additionally. I only plan on using one 2560x1440 monitor for right now and don't see the need to have a second card yet. Waiting on the reviews to come out on the Nixeus Vue that comes out on the 21st before I buy one.
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At the moment I don't plan on adding a second card within the next 6 months or so. If I end up adding a second one I'll have to upgrade to a more powerful PSU additionally. I only plan on using one 2560x1440 monitor for right now and don't see the need to have a second card yet. Waiting on the reviews to come out on the Nixeus Vue that comes out on the 21st before I buy one.

I was asking because of the PSU. I game 25 x 16 on a 30" monitor and you might want to consider a second GPU. This is an interesting comparison of GPU's. http://www.anandtech.com/show/5805/nvidia-geforce-gtx-690-review-ultra-expensive-ultra-rare-ultra-fast/8
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If that resolution turns out to be too much, i'm stuck with it for a little while due to budget constraints. The wife had a large say in how much I could spend and when I looked into the 690 but it was sadly out of my price range.... good review though, I will definately look at getting another card sometime in the future, along with a better PSU. Thanks for the suggestions
post #6 of 12
That PSU will be more than enough for two 680s.


Measured power consumption two cards in SLI

System in IDLE = 155W
System Wattage with GPU in FULL Stress = 473W
Difference (GPU load) = 318W
Add average IDLE wattage ~20W
Subjective obtained GPU power consumption = ~ 338 Watts

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-680-sli-review/4

With 62A on the 12v rail you should even have some room for overclocking.

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Originally Posted by estabya View Post

That PSU will be more than enough for two 680s.
Measured power consumption two cards in SLI
System in IDLE = 155W
System Wattage with GPU in FULL Stress = 473W
Difference (GPU load) = 318W
Add average IDLE wattage ~20W
Subjective obtained GPU power consumption = ~ 338 Watts
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-680-sli-review/4
With 62A on the 12v rail you should even have some room for overclocking.
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That review is based solely upon GPU power consumption, not total system consumption. With an overclocked CPU, add another 115 and add in everything else he may add. He will be around 600 and I, although crazy, like a lot of headroom. Just my 2 Cents.
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post #8 of 12
It shows the GPU power usage (338) and the full system (473). Even if he has an intense OC that would give him lots and lots of headroom. The 600 series is much more efficient than anything else nvidia has put out.

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post #9 of 12
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As far as overclock I don't plan on going further than 4.2 ish on the CPU and have no intention of overclocking the video card at this point. This is still going to be my first build and have a lot to learn. I appreciate the feedback so far though, thanks guys.
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Next order of parts has come in. Keyboard, (Razer Lycosa), Mouse (Razer Deathadder) and Headset (Corsair vengeance 1500). Now just to get back stateside.
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