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Thats fine. But, most people prefer some good constructive advice rather than telling them their hardware sucks and telling them they are fanbois. Especially when they are new to our forum. Most enjoy the nice friendly atmosphere here. If we treat people badly they just dont come back. THIS THREAD HERE is a perfect example of this. Kid came here asking for help, got insulted, 11 posts later, never came back. Last time online: 5/17/12. Its just sad.

OP left the Asus forums because he felt the were Asus fan boys. Comes to an all encompassing community (NOT just computers, we like things that are IN SPAAAAAACE too biggrin.gif and the folding and the boinc and the LN2 and the DICE and the ... wheee.gif ) and this troll spoils his first experience of us.
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I DNt mean to insult the fellow I was just giving general advice that corsair is more expensive = quality or sometimes lesser quality
You can get higher performance/dollar else where and if you want good looks then make it your own the way you want it with many modding tools this is easy enough to accomplish soon there will be copy's of the dominator platinum if that's the look u want
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OP left the Asus forums because he felt the were Asus fan boys. Comes to an all encompassing community (NOT just computers, we like things that are IN SPAAAAAACE too biggrin.gif and the folding and the boinc and the LN2 and the DICE and the ... wheee.gif ) and this troll spoils his first experience of us.

Dude exactly! You just got REPd and followed! Best Friends? cheers.gif

(sorry for the thread fail OP. You look like youre doin just fine.)
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Welcome to OCN OP!
Build looks good, PSU is a bit overkill though. In the end go with what you like and read reviews before you buy. Getting advice here is great (thats why I am here smile.gif ) but don't forget to read reviews from individualizes who actually have purchased the items as well. Also I like to refer to Passmark to view benchmarks on hardware. Multiple sources for verification is never a bad idea when considering how much money one can put into a PC.
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You want to snag a 3tb when it on a good price (bought mine for 120 after tax in Canada) you want 3tb because it is the highest gb/$ and the multiple platters make it as good as 2/3 1tb hdd in raid 0 (this drive will be good for games and storage) where the intel can be hot and OS though I recommend better performance/$ ssd
You should go with dual 7970s as it is better performance/$ but some tasks will run better on the 780 and 780 can be clocked more
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I just built a new rig.. spent several hours looking up price vs performance at current level and even then I still posted it all to here to get opinions.. only thing I ended up changing from opinions was thr mobo and adding another item. Doing your own research makes you feel better about whaat your buying when your looking at spending such a large amount of money.

I compared over 2 dozen displays before I made a decision.

Looked up bench marks for different cpus in my budget

Compared specs on similiar gpus in my budget along with their real world benchmarks.

Ram by definition in todays world is cheap so I know not to get screwed on that. 50 bucks for 8 gig ddr3 is about right + or - for asthetics and heatsink.

Decent quality air cooler 50 is sufficient.

Mobo. Entry level gamer 150. Upwards of 250 to 400 for enthusiasts

Etc etc just research and ask questions... also just purely surfing the site will help you. And dont forget that SEARCH funtion up top.

Gl on the build and I meant no disrespect from this post. Cheers.

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Anyway I looked through and read "most" here and I massaged your system a bit. The link is here.
Went with the MSI MPower, only supports 2-way sli but almost $200 cheaper. They actually test it with an overclock in the factory.
Samsung wonder ram, everybody swears by it I've never used it personally but enough serious users swear by it so...
Went down to the Corsair HX850. Half the price of the ax1200i, and if you choose to do so you can order sleeved cables from corsair. More than enough for 2 video cards.
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Mines a pint! cheers.gif

to be honest twocables said it best (for those who didn't click the link)
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If you want more Rep, then stop trying to get Rep.

I mean, the secret in getting something like this is to have absolutely no desire to get it. The second your reason for helping people is to get Rep is the same second you dramatically decrease your chances of getting it. This is because it negatively affects the way you help people.

If you don't believe me, then consider the amount of Rep points I have while also considering my join date. I have never helped anyone with the intention of getting Rep. I have also never even cared about whether or not I get Rep. All I care about is being there for my brothers and sisters here on Overclock.net. I absolutely do not care about whether or not I get anything in return; every single time I help, I do so while expecting absolutely nothing in return.

Thus, their desire to give me something in return is strengthened. But the secret is that you have to be genuine. Even pretending to be like this will have the same negative impact on the way you help and it will weaken their desire to give you something in return. They might even sometimes just not even respond to you.

To put it simply: the secret is to not care about the Rep system at all, but yet it should still be respected.

Sorry OP for the slight thread hijack but your build is fine. personally I'd go for faster RAM but as a previous poster said if you want those ones it's your choice.

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You want to snag a 3tb when it on a good price (bought mine for 120 after tax in Canada) you want 3tb because it is the highest gb/$ and the multiple platters make it as good as 2/3 1tb hdd in raid 0 (this drive will be good for games and storage) where the intel can be hot and OS though I recommend better performance/$ ssd
You should go with dual 7970s as it is better performance/$ but some tasks will run better on the 780 and 780 can be clocked more

 

I'd wouldn't recommend a 3TB HDD for your purposes. It seems like you'd be putting all of your eggs into one basket. And unless you are limited by physical space or limited via SATA ports I can't imagine it being too much more advantageous.

 

Brief Explanations of popular HDD models from WD:

WD Green = Low speed storage exclusive drive

WD Blue  = Mid-line drive, but very fast since the newer drives have a single platter design

WD Red= Lower RPM drive geared towards stability with customizations for RAID setups, good warranty

WD Black = Performance drive, more optimizations that make them the most suitable as OS drives, good warranties, since your drives will just be storage drives I can't imagine the premium being worth the price

 

I'd personally recommend a WD Blue 1TB if you only want 1TB now. If you were to have several different volumes as time goes on that'd work nicely as well.

 

If you want to go with a RAID array I'd recommend getting two WD Reds and putting them in RAID I.

With RAID 0 you get the full amount of space out the of the HDDs and you get significantly faster reads and writes. However, if something goes wrong with the drive you're in big trouble.

With RAID 1 you get 1/2 the space (1TB x 2 = 1TB usable) and only your reads are twice as fast. If one of the drives die, you shouldn't have any problems if the problem stemmed from the HDD itself. Power surges are a whole nother' things.

 

I'd recommend getting just enough for now and expanding as necessary since HDDs can only be getting better and cheaper.

 

That got me thinking, do you have a compatible UPS OP? With a rig this expensive and with it holding priceless information (edited media) it'd be a great idea. Be sure to get one that is active PFC compatible.

 

I am currently using this unit:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00429N18S/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Since you have an SSD you computer should shut down pretty quickly so getting a smaller battery size and having the unit shut down your computer safely before the battery dies should work out for you. I'd recommend starting another thread about that stuff since you'd be more like to catch the eye of a member (or mod) who is more versed in that kind of stuff.


Edited by Ryleh - 2/22/13 at 1:10pm
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Based on my experience I would recommend staying away from corsair. I have Corsair RAM, PSU, Case, H100 and had the Link for a little while. I had to RMA the link and finally gave up on it and removed it from my system. The PSU needs to be RMA'd and the memory also needs to be RMA'd. I would RMA my H100 for the loud grinding noise but I am waiting for the release of the Swiftech H220. I will likely not RMA the memory but replace it with Mushkin Blackline or Redline. Whether or not I RMA the PSU depends on if they will pay for shipping both ways or not. I was just getting back into the hardware market when I built my PC and I was under the impression Corsair manufactured solid components. A few RMA/part failures later... not so much.
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Intel Core i5 3570k Asus Sabertooth Z77 EVGA GTX 670 4gb Superclocked EVGA GTX 670 4gb Superclocked 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Patriot Viper 3 Black Mamba WD Caviar Black OCZ Vertex 3 OCZ Vertex 4 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS asus bw-12b1st Swiftech H320 Silverstone FHP-141 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 professional 64-bit Benq XL2420T Corsair K90 Seasonic 860 w Platinum 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 800D  Logitech G400s Razer Vespula Creative Soundblaster Z 
AudioOther
Sennheiser HD 595 Leapmotion 
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