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This is my proposed build, any suggestions are welcome:


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I currently have a full tower case and while that has quite the physical presence, I would like something a little more understated and portable. I would also like this to be fairly quiet, light, small and have sufficient cooling. I'm looking for something with an upgrade path, that's why I am considering LGA2011.

Edit: This is a primarily a gaming build, with some photo/video editing planned in the future. I plan to crossfire when my current card becomes obsolete for 1440p.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Edited by TheExile - 3/22/13 at 8:23am
post #2 of 13
So is this a gaming build? Are you planning on crossfire in the future? If not, 750 Watts is too much for a 7970. If you are going for crossfire, make sure that the psu is a quality psu and can be found on the accepted OCN thread. As for RAM, low latency 1600 or 1866 MHz ram 8GB will do you justice.
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Yes, I forgot to elaborate on that, this is primarily a gaming build and I plan to crossfire when one card is no longer enough.

Thank you for your reply.
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Yes, I forgot to elaborate on that, this is primarily a gaming build and I plan to crossfire when one card is no longer enough.

Thank you for your reply.

No problem!

I wouldn't slack on the psu if you plan to crossfire. I would recommend any psu found at this link:http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

EDIT:What do plan on using for storage? External Hard drives? 256 gigs will fill up very quickly.
Edited by aznpersuazn - 3/22/13 at 8:51am
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Which size power supply would you recommend? Also, are there any other changes you recommend?

Yes I plan on using a 256 Gb for internal and I have a couple usb 3.0 HDDs (2 Tb and two 500 Gbs).
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750 watts is overkill for a single card system unless you want to go Crossfire later?
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I'm looking to crossfire later, when it is needed. The only reason why I have the 750w listed is because I currently own it however, I am open to smaller/modular solutions.
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If you are looking to buy a new PSU now or later you sould pick one from this list

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

Those that are on there is the good ones if you find one that is not then its either brand new or just crap

There is a very good deal going on for the Rosewill Tachyon Series 650 watts model its 42% off over at newegg so its the same price as the Rosewill Capstone-M 650 watts PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182272
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750 watts is overkill for a single card system unless you want to go Crossfire later?

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If you are looking to buy a new PSU now or later you sould pick one from this list

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

Those that are on there is the good ones if you find one that is not then its either brand new or just crap

There is a very good deal going on for the Rosewill Tachyon Series 650 watts model its 42% off over at newegg so its the same price as the Rosewill Capstone-M 650 watts PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182272

Thanks for not reading the other posts thumb.gif I'm glad other forum members suggest PSU's from that thread.

To the OP, your build is very solid thus far. I recommened this RAM kit: G.Skill CAS 7 1600MHz 8GB kit.

If you are looking for Low Profile, then I recommend this: Corsair LP CAS 9 1866MHz 8GB kit. (Colors include white, red, black, blue--so you choose biggrin.gif)

I suggest only 8GB since no one really needs more than 8GB, unless you plan on using RAMDisk.
Edited by aznpersuazn - 3/22/13 at 9:56am
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Silverstone SG09, Great case, with plenty of fans to cool the hottest components in the tiniest of spaces.
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