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post #1 of 12
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http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/irKP

I'm pretty happy with everything on that list and unless anyone has any suggestions for changes I'm going to be ordering it all tonight or tomorrow morning.
post #2 of 12
I would say switch to a 4GB GTX 670. My 670 actually outperformed my 680 on most occasions. Look at the Samsung or the Crucial M4 SSD's... they are top performers, and cheaper than the Intel.

Then you could beef up your CPU cooling a bit.

Dont know much about the board, so cant make a comment on that.

That PSU is awesome. I miss mine. It ran a 5.0ghz i5 2500k, dual 6970's OC'd, and a full WC setup without a hickup.

Good start!
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the reply!

Just to explain my situation, I'm running a BenQ XL2420T 120 Hz monitor and I mainly play CoD, but I have BF3 to download once I get a bigger SSD. My main goal is 120 FPS in CoD at max settings for the next 2 years.

I've read memory is only really needed for higher resolutions and I only plan on doing 1080p for quite a while.

I could get a M4 or Vertex 4 for probably $40 less, but I feel like I'd regret not going with the Intel one.

I looked at a lot of different coolers and I don't like the look of many of them.

I have a Corsair 650D with a big ass side window and want stuff that looks good, going with a black/blue colour scheme.
post #4 of 12
Have you looked at Corsiar Neutron GTX SSD's?

Also, If you want overclocking RAM, Samsung
     
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post #5 of 12
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I'm pretty happy with buying the Intel 520.
post #6 of 12
Don't bother getting a 4GB card - the extra VRAM is not needed for 1080p, but dropping down to a GTX 670 is still a good idea as it is 90-95% of the performance of the GTX 680 for only 80% of the cost. You can do better than that cooler for the money also.
post #7 of 12
http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/izaX

Edited your build a bit.
     
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post #8 of 12
Personally, I'd save $40 and get the $90 Corsair HX650 PSU instead.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by NMunro View Post

Thanks for the reply!
Just to explain my situation, I'm running a BenQ XL2420T 120 Hz monitor and I mainly play CoD, but I have BF3 to download once I get a bigger SSD. My main goal is 120 FPS in CoD at max settings for the next 2 years.
I've read memory is only really needed for higher resolutions and I only plan on doing 1080p for quite a while.
I could get a M4 or Vertex 4 for probably $40 less, but I feel like I'd regret not going with the Intel one.
I looked at a lot of different coolers and I don't like the look of many of them.
I have a Corsair 650D with a big ass side window and want stuff that looks good, going with a black/blue colour scheme.

Even the GTX 680 will struggle to keep COD at 120 FPS and don't even think you will see anything close to 100 FPS on BF3.

The ONLY way you would keep 120FPS on every game at max for the next couple of years would be to get two AMD 8970s in crossfire and just overclock the crap out of them.....and yes I did say 8970.

Now two GTX 660ti's will keep COD at 120 FPS for a couple of years, but that is about all it would keep at 120 FPS. And it would be at your price range.

Video memory has a much larger role than driving higher resolution monitors. Even running off of one 1920x1080P monitor, you could start running into vram issues. Now normally, 2Gb is the max, but even that limit is being pushed by modern games. The Vram will hold the textures of the game. If the game has some uber textures, then you could end up needing more Vram. I think that in this case the perfect card for you would be the 3GB GTX 660 ti and you should get 2 for SLI.

The vertex 4 has better real world performance than the intel 520 SSD. I could get into the nitty gritty of SSDs and explain it all to you, but I am going to spare you from that long story and just say that the intel 520 uses a sandforce controller. The sandforce controllers do really well in certain areas....but fail in most. Intel's strategy was to make superior parts to compensate for the weak controller. Their method did work very well and still is, but the vertex 4 doesn't have to charge you the premium for the higher end parts because it uses a whole different controller all together.

So in short vertex 4 FTW

Your cooler is ugly as crap. http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=54742&vpn=RR-V6GT-22PK-R1&manufacture=COOLERMASTER You can change the light to blue to fit your color scheme, and it is a great cooler.

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post #10 of 12
^ Might as well get (2) 7950s instead of 660TI's.... Without a doubt. Or just stick with the 680 if you don't have another ~ $100 in the budget.

Otherwise the build looks good, and i agree you could do better on the cooler, especially given that your running IVY.
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