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Thanks again. More adjustments made. I did some more research and switched out the recomended components. Except for the Samsung ram, I found some on eBay.

Can't wait to put it together and start learning more about overclocking!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/E7Xo
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good choice on the 922,,,good airflow,,,good price,,,and the h100 fits real nice,,,if you want in the future,,,
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amd 965x4 asus,m4n72-e asus gtx 570 1.25gb 8gb 800 gskill ddr2 
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Here we go... maybe the final iteration wink.gif fingers crossed!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/E8wD

Seems like loosing an inch of screen space is worth it for gaining an IPS panel?
post #23 of 38
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Thanks again. More adjustments made. I did some more research and switched out the recomended components. Except for the Samsung ram, I found some on eBay.

Can't wait to put it together and start learning more about overclocking!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/E7Xo
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Looks like a pretty solid rig now! You should enjoy it and have a good time building it. Nice selections.

Check Microcenter though for the HAF 922, got mine on sale there for $80.

(Not too sure about the cooler, if it's anything like the Thermalright TrueSpirit 140, you should be in good shape or just get the TrueSpirit 140)
post #24 of 38
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Seems like loosing an inch of screen space is worth it for gaining an IPS panel?

I think it is. wink.gif
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Thanks a ton! This knowledge base has been so helpful!
post #26 of 38
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Thanks, I just switched to the Sapphire card. When you say cooling do you mean on the card or a better CPU cooler?
I meant better cooling on the graphics card.

Glad to help! Enjoy the new rig!
 
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post #27 of 38
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I don't know why people go nuts over the Plextor M5S. I tried one on my bud's computer, it took about three seconds longer to boot compared to my RAID 0 64GB 830s. Go with an 830, it's cheaper now that the 840 is out, and is still blindingly fast and steadfastly reliable. Also, get a Black drive with 64MB cache. You'll thank me later.

Great choice with the 3570K by the way.

If you want to overclock on air, try and spring for a Noctua DH-14 IMO, unless you are on an extreme low-budget, which you evidently aren't. Water, try an H80.

I want to try out a 7970 now, they seem to be gaining popularity. Honestly, team nVidia over here has had me for quite some time, but I feel it might be time to give AMD a chance, considering I've never bought one of their processors or graphics cards.

Not sure where you're coming from with the Gigabyte motherboard. IMHO, stick with Asus, get a P8Z77-V or a Maximus V Gene.

As for the case, yeah, I really dislike HAF and CM cases in general. My favorite mid right now is the Define R4, but some people believe that the noise blocking foam also insulates heat. Get a 600T if you are worried about the heat. The New Soprano is getting some attention right now, but my current case is a Thermaltake, and I hate it beyond never buying another Thermaltake case. Also, again opinionated heat concerns with the foam.

Samsung RAM is great. Perfect choice there.

Get the 2013 edition of the Deathadder, again unless you're on a very low budget it has Synapse 2.0 and higher DPI, also, the older one may not be supported by 2014. (Many will say 3500 is plenty, but I like to have lots of headroom, especially when editing 6000*4000 pictures at a pixel level wink.gif

Quickfire is definitely the way to go if you want a good value mechanical. Get the QF Rapid unless you require a numpad and shave 20 bucks off your total price.
LOL I imagine I will get lots of flak and tl;drs for this, but honestly this is what I would get.
post #28 of 38
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I don't know why people go nuts over the Plextor M5S. I tried one on my bud's computer, it took about three seconds longer to boot compared to my RAID 0 64GB 830s. Go with an 830, it's cheaper now that the 840 is out, and is still blindingly fast and steadfastly reliable. Also, get a Black drive with 64MB cache. You'll thank me later.

Comparing it with a RAID0, that's very fair. rolleyes.gif
The Plextor M5S is a better performer than the 830:
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/ssd-charts-2012/AS-SSD-Overall-Total-Score,2792.html

Also, the WD10EZEX althrough being a Blue is WD's fastest consumer drive because it's the only drive from them (if you don't mind the 500GB AZEX) that has a single 1TB platter, thus it has improved performance, checkout this thread for more information:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1297633/wd10ezex-review-wd-blue-1tb-single-platter-drive/0_20
The one you see here in part of the early batches but they improved on the access times (13~15ms) with the newer revisions - you don't even have to worry about it when you're running the OS off an SSD whatsoever.

The Gigabyte motherboard is of better value than Asus ones, that's why you see so few people with them.
Check this review, it's an impressive board:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1252290/z77x-ud3h-review-and-oc-testing-circuit-analysis-ln2-runs-efficiency-comparison/0_20

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post #29 of 38
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Thanks a ton! This knowledge base has been so helpful!

enjoy
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fx 6300 asus m5a99X evo asus gtx 670 2gb  8gb 1600mhz gskill ripjaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
corsair 120gb ssd WD 1 tb 7200rpm lg blueray H100 
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windows 7 home premium 50 inch 3d plasma 1080p,,smart tv logitech wireless  corsair tx 750 watt 
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coolermaster 922 denon 7.1,home theatre 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
amd 965x4 asus,m4n72-e asus gtx 570 1.25gb 8gb 800 gskill ddr2 
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HAF 922
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902
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I7 7700K strix Z270E asus gtx970 dcII 4gb 16gb gskill ripjaws 2400mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
seagate sata 1 tb samsung 850 evo 500gb ssd lg blueray corsair H105 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
windows 10 home  asus 27inch 1080p  acer 24 inch 1080p acer 24 inch 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech G110 evga supernova G2 750watt fractual design define XL R2 mx518 
Audio
sony wireless,,,headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
fx 6300 asus m5a99X evo asus gtx 670 2gb  8gb 1600mhz gskill ripjaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
corsair 120gb ssd WD 1 tb 7200rpm lg blueray H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 7 home premium 50 inch 3d plasma 1080p,,smart tv logitech wireless  corsair tx 750 watt 
CaseAudio
coolermaster 922 denon 7.1,home theatre 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
amd 965x4 asus,m4n72-e asus gtx 570 1.25gb 8gb 800 gskill ddr2 
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post #30 of 38
Value, definitely. Reliability and performance? I don't think so. Gigabytes occasionally have issues with OC, (ASUS this problem is basically nonexistent) and RAM sometimes doesn't OC well.

Well well, score one for the Plextor M5S! Yes, I realize that RAID 0 ups performance quite a bit, but some people act like the M5S just blows any other setup out of the water. I think Samsung is the best for RAM and SSDs. They make everything in-house, so they can insure compatibility and optimization knowing that someone in the company designed anything you could see on one of their SSDs.

I think you may be missing the point about the Blue vs Black drive argument I was making. Single platter is good unless you do parallel data storage. Then, the OS can group files by index and you can read them quicker. Also, multi-platter also means multi-headed. That means that you can read data from more than one place at one time by using the other read-heads on the other platters, or the indexer used by the OS can stripe across all the platters and also speed read time. On a single-plattered drive, it has to spin all the way around and reposition the read-head to get different data that could be being read at the same time by other read-heads. Phew. I THINK I got all of that right.
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