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Looks like a very solid build but are you sure that a 256GB SSD will be enough for your games and OS. My games folder is about 450GB.
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I won't be doing any crazy overclocking, i was thinking low 4s most likely. One last question... Can I replace the stock fans on the H100i with 120mm Spectre Pro fans without sacrificing cooling performance?
Ya replacing the fans is no issue. Spectre pros are pretty solid fans and they look very nice.
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post #13 of 21
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Thanks for that, I really like the looks of the Spectre Pros. I think the 256 will be enough for the time being. I tend to stick with games for a while. I can always add more SSDs later if necessary.
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My one system is very similar to this one. It performs very well.
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post #15 of 21
Two things.

First, I didn't notice the H100i before, get the H80i, it out performs the h100i. Not sure about the h100, but there are many tests that show the h80i out performing the h100i.

Second, how modded do you plan to play skyrim? If you use plenty of textures and max it out, you will VERY likely run into memory issues. The 4GB cards will solve this problem, but most of the 4GB 670s are slightly slower than the 2GB brethren. BF3 is another game which can max out your graphics memory if you are not careful.
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Two things.

First, I didn't notice the H100i before, get the H80i, it out performs the h100i. Not sure about the h100, but there are many tests that show the h80i out performing the h100i.

Second, how modded do you plan to play skyrim? If you use plenty of textures and max it out, you will VERY likely run into memory issues. The 4GB cards will solve this problem, but most of the 4GB 670s are slightly slower than the 2GB brethren. BF3 is another game which can max out your graphics memory if you are not careful.

2GB is probably enough with basic HD mods from STEP
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2GB is probably enough with basic HD mods from STEP

Certainly, but I've seen the people with full texture packs and some other mods reporting 2.2 and higher.

OP: Tin is 100% correct, if you are lightly modding, you should not have any issue, same is true with BF3, if you turn down some of your AA settings / texture settings you should not have any issues with the 2GB version.
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post #18 of 21
I just put together a very similar build and am enjoying it quite a bit. Check my sig rig to see components.

Also, you may want to get Samsung 30nm ram.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096

It will easily outperform (after overclocking) the ram you selected and is half the cost.
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If you go with the 3570k you can get $40 off your motherboard at Microcenter.

IMO for $70 less, it's a no brainer. Then you can get a gtx680 instead!

Microcenter has the z77e-itx from Asrock which I just built a new system on. It's a great board and I only paid $104 for it with the 3570k discount.
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AAWW WHAT AN ADORABLE LITTLE COMPUTER CASE!!!


Seriously I've never looked into those micro sized PC's, that is pretty awesome!
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