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Nothing can compare with running program on SSDs. Intel SRT is OK but if you want the best or if money is not a problem (it's only about $100 more) then go with 128 Gb SSD, if not then go with the 128 Gb.
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As far Z77 or X79 mobos, I'll go with Z77 mobo. It's the best bang for the buck. X79 CPUs are very expensive.
Edited by Cheaptrick - 9/12/12 at 1:06pm
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As far Z77 or X79 mobos, I'll go with Z77 mobo. It's the best bang for the buck. X79 CPUs are very expensive.
Going with it, take a look...

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What I'm going to say here is a matter of personal choice (doesn't mean it's the best) if I'm the one in your shoes. I'm not a fan of full tower cases so I'll go with mid tower cases - exclusing my CM Storm Scout, I'll go with either Corsair Graphite Series 600T, Corsair Vengeance C70, Thermaltake Commander MS-I Epic Edition or the coming CM Storm Scout II (available end of this month).

I'm like Enermax & Corsair PSUs so I'll go with 850 watts PSU with those brands. Your choice of PSU is not bad (you got a good discount).

Of course, if you're aiming for performance, running programs on SSDs instead of going caching with Intel SRT I'll get a much higher Gb (240 Gb). It's the best upgrade hence there's lots of 240 Gb SSDs on sale right now (less than $100 doesn't hurt). I'll definitely go with this upgrade cuz besides the video card, an SSD upgrade is very significant in terms of raw performance. Later on you can add another one (if you so decide) for even better RAID set up. Comparing the speed of a regular HDD with that of an SSD is like comparing apples with Bentleys.

G-Skill RAMS are good but I still like the Corsair Vengeance. This is so much cuz of the looks as G-Skill are good RAMs. The Sniper looks good to but it's a matter of personal choice.

The EVGA GTX 670 is a good video card. It's a nice choice. The 680 is faster (not much) but the 670 is the best bang for the buck.
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What I'm going to say here is a matter of personal choice (doesn't mean it's the best) if I'm the one in your shoes. I'm not a fan of full tower cases so I'll go with mid tower cases - exclusing my CM Storm Scout, I'll go with either Corsair Graphite Series 600T, Corsair Vengeance C70, Thermaltake Commander MS-I Epic Edition or the coming CM Storm Scout II (available end of this month).
I'm like Enermax & Corsair PSUs so I'll go with 850 watts PSU with those brands. Your choice of PSU is not bad (you got a good discount).
Of course, if you're aiming for performance, running programs on SSDs instead of going caching with Intel SRT I'll get a much higher Gb (240 Gb). It's the best upgrade hence there's lots of 240 Gb SSDs on sale right now (less than $100 doesn't hurt). I'll definitely go with this upgrade cuz besides the video card, an SSD upgrade is very significant in terms of raw performance. Later on you can add another one (if you so decide) for even better RAID set up. Comparing the speed of a regular HDD with that of an SSD is like comparing apples with Bentleys.
G-Skill RAMS are good but I still like the Corsair Vengeance. This is so much cuz of the looks as G-Skill are good RAMs. The Sniper looks good to but it's a matter of personal choice.
The EVGA GTX 670 is a good video card. It's a nice choice. The 680 is faster (not much) but the 670 is the best bang for the buck.

Agree. Mid towers have an impressive amount of room inside. A bigger mid tower will run 3 card SLI and have room for like 10 hard drives. They have good cable routing too... So a good midtower will be perfect for you. But if you really like the looks of that tower, keep it. It isn't bad. Not my top choice, but it may be yours.

Personally, I would only get 8 gb of RAM, because honestly, unless you KNOW that you are going to use it, then you will not use it. Unless you have some extremely PC crippling program, you will not use that much ram. And, I wouldn't go with that CPU cooler. Those water cooled loops are not much better (if at all) than the best air cooler. Only a true water cooled setup is worth your money. And, when on air you will never have a spill or leak.

Um... If you want your rig color coded, then you might get a different PSU...
Edited by ./Cy4n1d3\. - 9/12/12 at 2:30pm
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Going with it, take a look...

Don't buy from only newegg you are wasting an incredible amount of money... Do something like this and you will get significantly more bang for your buck
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Here is a quick build $2k build (Click to show)
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CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($181.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($96.49 @ B&H)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($319.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Other: XSPC Raystorm 750 RS360 kit ($159.99)
Other: Mech Keyboard ($130.00)
Other: Nice Mouse ($60.00)
Other: Catleap or Crossover Monitor (Ebay) ($300.00)
Total: $1988.40
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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Nothing can compare with running program on SSDs
Meh...theres other solutions 10 times faster wink.gif
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Agree. Mid towers have an impressive amount of room inside. A bigger mid tower will run 3 card SLI and have room for like 10 hard drives. They have good cable routing too... So a good midtower will be perfect for you. But if you really like the looks of that tower, keep it. It isn't bad. Not my top choice, but it may be yours.
No really my top choice, actually I prefer smaller tower I just though a big tower was need for those modos. I like this one: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021
Will that case fix nicely on a ASUS Maximus V FORMULA LGA 1155?
Edited by xtriker360 - 9/12/12 at 2:36pm
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I would try to stay away from Antec's cases, Their build quality and cable management is much lower than NZXT and Corsair. Heck even Coolermaster is stepping up their game.
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Don't buy from only newegg you are wasting an incredible amount of money... Do something like this and you will get significantly more bang for your buck
Thanks! just using them as a reference, I will look for the best deals online when I'm ready to buy biggrin.gif
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