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Hey everyone, I just sold my old PC and I finally have the extra money to build the new pc ive been wanting to for a while now.

Without any delay, here is the log for my new build dubbed... Metal Monstrosity 2 (MMII)

CASE: NZXT Phantom
CPU: i5 2500k i5 3570K
CPU COOLER: Hyper 212 EVO
MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
RAM: G.Skill Ares 8GB 1600mhz
PSU: Corsair CX600 Rosewill CAPSTONE 750-M
GPU: Sapphire 7950 (Reference board with non-reference cooler)


I will be using my own version of Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) & my SanDisk Extreme SSD 120GB

As it is getting colder out, i plan on leaving this PC completely air cooled so it acts as a heater for my room since we don't have a working heater smile.gif

Come spring, i will convert to completely water cooled.

I ordered everything today and it cost me JUST under $1000.

What you guys think?
Edited by drazah - 9/19/12 at 11:30am
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Originally Posted by drazah View Post

Hey everyone, I just sold my old PC and I finally have the extra money to build the new pc ive been wanting to for a while now.
Without any delay, here is the log for my new build dubbed... Metal Monstrosity 2 (MMII)
CASE: NZXT Phantom
CPU: i5 2500k
CPU COOLER: Hyper 212 EVO
MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
RAM: G.Skill Ares 8GB 1600mhz
PSU: Corsair CX600
GPU: Sapphire 7950 (Reference board with non-reference cooler)

I will be using my own version of Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) & my SanDisk Extreme SSD 120GB
As it is getting colder out, i plan on leaving this PC completely air cooled so it acts as a heater for my room since we don't have a working heater smile.gif
Come spring, i will convert to completely water cooled.
I ordered everything today and it cost me JUST under $1000.
What you guys think?

Why bother asking after you have already bought it?... smh people!!!!, there are a lot of things i would change there haha. but Oh well, you already bought it, so nice build! thumb.gif
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Bother asking what? I never asked what i should change, i asked "What you guys think?". SMH PEOPLE LEARN TO READ biggrin.gif

What would you change?
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What would you change?

I would've gotten a higher-quality power supply, but other than that, the rig will be awesome redface.gif
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Bother asking what? I never asked what i should change, i asked "What you guys think?". SMH PEOPLE LEARN TO READ biggrin.gif
What would you change?

Haha, i don't mean to sound rude in my first post smile.gif, but "What do you think?" 'in general' means... "what do you think about this? Is it okay? Or should i change something?" tongue.gif

To be sincere, it's a nice build, but i would change the psu... get something more future-proof, like a 750w should be okay, and i would change the gpu to a gtx 670, also change the case to something cheaper; since you are on a budget, a $39 case will not kill! haha, especially when it can fit the h100 and h80 fine without modding
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147061

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lol i think what i am trying to say is that i would buy my gaming rig parts over again for $1000 minus the H100 smile.gif.

And why i think you should ask on forums before you run and purchase your build items is because you may not know who on the forum has come across a recent deal on an item that will benefit your build, and is ready to share with anyone willing to buy. wink.gif
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I only build using full tower cases, and I'll also being going water cooled in a couple months so the room will be needed. I was going to buy the 7970 but decided on the 7950 and I will crossfire when i step over to watercool. The 7950 overclocks and beats the 660ti any day and that costs more than the 7950. Also not a fan of the closed loop CPU coolers because they don't seem worth it to me at all for the price. Would rather spend a little more to build a custom loop.

But now thinking about it, I do agree my psu isn't very future proof, but should do for now.
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Also, why a 2500k when a 3570k is only slightly more expensive?

BTW: good choice on the 7950. I'm in love with mine. OC's like a monster.
 
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post #9 of 58
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Originally Posted by victorzamora View Post

Also, why a 2500k when a 3570k is only slightly more expensive?
BTW: good choice on the 7950. I'm in love with mine. OC's like a monster.

I chose the 2500K because I'm an overclocker and it overclocks better than the 3570K and it was cheaper smile.gif
And that's also the train for me going 79xx over 6xx due to the insane overclocking abilities of the 79xxs
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And the 7950 I got is supposed to be the refernce card with the better non reference so ill see if I can flash the BIOS to a 7970, haven't really looked into that yet.
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