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Rig is in link: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nK8h
I have a 1TB HDD and a 120GB ADATA SSD laying around so that should suffice for the storage.
looking at this for the optical drive but couldn't find it on pcpartpicker: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136246
I plan to add a second 680 sometime in the future, could someone comment on whether my PSU is adequate?
I will be using this mostly for 1080p gaming, but I want to upgrade to higher-res monitors and multiple monitors as finances permit.
Thanks!Looking to keep the total as low as I can without compromising on the CPU and GPU. Any advice is welcome.

Thanks!

EDIT: what do you guys think about the cooler? I heard there was some sort of fault with the H80 that caused the thermal compound to come off? Any truth to this?
Edited by AIienware - 11/14/12 at 4:46pm
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post #2 of 47
Everything looks very set to me. I was about to say thats a bit overkill on the PSU but o well, its $125=good deal thumb.gif

Just a few questions:
What will the rig be used for?
Do u use multiple monitors?
    
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The settings seems well balanced.
Good luck!
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Everything looks very set to me. I was about to say thats a bit overkill on the PSU but o well, its $125=good deal thumb.gif
Just a few questions:
What will the rig be used for?
Do u use multiple monitors?

I will use it mostly for 1080p gaming but looking to get a higher-res monitor as prices fall
I don't use multiple monitors at the moment, but again I hope that I will be able to afford it soon
I agree, the PSU is a bit overkill but as I said, I want to add another 680 later on and overclock the CPU if needed.
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Originally Posted by AIienware View Post

I will use it mostly for 1080p gaming but looking to get a higher-res monitor as prices fall
I don't use multiple monitors at the moment, but again I hope that I will be able to afford it soon
I agree, the PSU is a bit overkill but as I said, I want to add another 680 later on and overclock the CPU if needed.

Multi-monitor? well at this point i wud suggest a 7950 or a 7970 simply because they have more memory and they perform better at higher resolutions because fo their wider memory bus width (i think its the right term correct me if im wrong! tongue.gif ) with the exception of nvidia sponsored games and some others
    
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post #6 of 47
Seems like a great build.

The only suggestion I have is if you're not buying right now, the H80i (same price as H80) is coming in the next few days at newegg (I heard maybe tomorrow); might be something worth to wait 1 day or two thumb.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181031
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post #7 of 47
What are you doing with this pc? If you want help you have to tell people that much. If you're gaming you don't need 16gb of ram... you don't even need half that, but it's the accepted overkill for gaming and if one module goes bad you still have 4gb. (i rarely get close to 4gb)
PSU should do it.. there are better models in that price range (and less iirc) - check the psu section of this site for a list of good brands & models.

And btw, a "budget rig" is a rig that you build on a low budget... not a $1400 build with top of the line cpu and gpu.
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Multi-monitor? well at this point i wud suggest a 7950 or a 7970 simply because they have more memory and they perform better at higher resolutions because fo their wider memory bus width (i think its the right term correct me if im wrong! tongue.gif ) with the exception of nvidia sponsored games and some others

This is the 4GB version of the GTX 680, and I think the 7970 only goes up to 3GB. Tbh, I think by the time a multi-monitor setup becomes feasible, I will have at least changed my GPU once.
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Very nice setup! winksmiley.jpg
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AIienware View Post

Rig is in link: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nK8h
I have a 1TB HDD and a 120GB ADATA SSD laying around so that should suffice for the storage.
looking at this for the optical drive but couldn't find it on pcpartpicker: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136246
I plan to add a second 680 sometime in the future, could someone comment on whether my PSU is adequate?
Looking to keep the total as low as I can without compromising on the CPU and GPU. Any advice is welcome.

I will be using this mostly for 1080p gaming, but I want to upgrade to higher-res monitors and multiple monitors as finances permit.
Thanks!
EDIT: what do you guys think about the cooler? I heard there was some sort of fault with the H80 that caused the thermal compound to come off? Any truth to this?
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