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So I bought a few things, this is my first computer build coming from a few Dell XPS laptops. I will be doing gaming, video/photo editing and overclocking (mildly). Which eventually start overclocking like crazy down the road once I get acquinted with OCN and with the computer.

So maybe you guys can give me some tips if my build is sufficient enough and stable. I still haven't opened the items so I can still exchange them. Chime in..

Mobo: Asus Maximus V Extreme
CPU: Intel 3770K
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i
GPU: EVGA GTX 680 4gb w/back plate
DRAM: Corsair Dominator 1600 mhz
Drive: Intel SSD 240gb
PSU: Corsair AX1200i
Edited by WiLd FyeR - 2/22/13 at 10:30am
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post #2 of 13
overkill on the psu, i would rather of gotten a 7970. How many monitors do you plan on using? what case do you have?
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post #3 of 13
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I have the NZXT Phantom 630 and using 3 monitors. I plan on setting up for tri SLI or quad down the road. So I thought I'd just buy a 1200w PSU.

I also heard that EVGA is coming out with the titan, I can probably do a Step Up program.
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($148.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($186.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($295.66 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 630 (Gunmetal) ATX Full Tower Case ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Lightning 1300W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($225.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1417.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-22 13:52 EST-0500)

AMD cards are better for multi-monitors because they have much better memory bandwidth.
See this: 4GB on GK104 (GTX 670/GTX 680) Is Useless

On the other hand, I believe some users of 7970's talked about some stuttering issue with more than 2 cards, not sure through.
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post #5 of 13
Don't forget to get a 2 TB HDD for data storage.

Also, it may be better to get 2x 120GB SSD's and run them in Raid 0. Will still get the 240GB space, but should seriously improve the read write times. May be overkill or bit extra work, or worse, i dono.
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post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by Mrzev View Post

Also, it may be better to get 2x 120GB SSD's and run them in Raid 0. Will still get the 240GB space, but should seriously improve the read write times. May be overkill or bit extra work, or worse, i dono.

Ha, quoting myself, Would this be better \ worth it? Why? Sorry for the hijack, this just popped in my head.
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post #7 of 13
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Don't forget to get a 2 TB HDD for data storage.

Also, it may be better to get 2x 120GB SSD's and run them in Raid 0. Will still get the 240GB space, but should seriously improve the read write times. May be overkill or bit extra work, or worse, i dono.

120GB in RAID 0 gives you 120GB not 240GB...
    
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120GB in RAID 0 gives you 120GB not 240GB...

false....

Ive got 2 500GB in raid 0 for data drives, and it shows as 1tb in windows. Your thinking of Raid 1
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false....

Ive got 2 500GB in raid 0 for data drives, and it shows as 1tb in windows. Your thinking of Raid 1

Bleh yea your right, I should drink more coffee to wake up. I tried RAID 1 initially and then switched my SSD's to RAID 0 and have a larger logical drive.

I would also go with the 2x 120GB in RAID 0 for increased performance.
    
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Originally Posted by Mrzev View Post

Also, it may be better to get 2x 120GB SSD's and run them in Raid 0. Will still get the 240GB space, but should seriously improve the read write times. May be overkill or bit extra work, or worse, i dono.

For SSDs this is generally not needed, at all.
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