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Hello! I'm fixing on buying a new gaming pc. I'm looking to spend around $2,000. I have some stuff and was wondering how well they work with each other. I also picked out some items for water cooling too if anyone could help me out with that. Any feedback is accepted!

Pc link: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/N5Ej


Water cooling Items:



Swiftech Radiator - MCR320 Quiet Power Series Triple 120mm - Black
$67.95

*** HOT *** Swiftech APOGEE HD Ultimate Extreme Performance Water Block - White
$69.99

Swiftech MCP655™ Series 12 VDC Water Pumps - With Speed Control
$76.95

Alphacool Cape Coolplex Pro 10 External(Reservoir)
$39.95

Koolance Tubing, Clear UV-Reactive PVC, 1ft/30.5cm [ID: 10mm (3/8in); OD: 16mm (5/8in)]
$1.59

*** NEW *** Mayhems Aurora Extinction Green Concentrate - 250ml
$17.95

Swiftech ⅜” x ½” Lok-Seal™ Compression Fitting - Chrome(6)
$23.94

**** NEW **** XSPC Razor GTX 680 - Full Cover VGA Water-Block with Multiport Connector (New Style)
$99.95

Sub-Total: $398.27
post #2 of 9
Other than getting a bigger ssd (64gb too small imo) and possibly downgrading to a 3570k(ht not much use for gaming), it looks good to me. thumb.gif
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Yea, if all you're doing is gaming get an i5. You'll never need 8 full cores to play a game... that we know of.
Pump up the SSD to 128GB. Windows will take up about 20GB so you're left with 44GB... then factor in format size and maybe 40GB of usable space.
HDD Is good....
Graphics card is good as well.
 
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Originally Posted by frezzer180 View Post

**** NEW **** XSPC Razor GTX 680 - Full Cover VGA Water-Block with Multiport Connector (New Style)
$99.95
Didn't notice this before. Galaxy cards are NOT reference design. Therefore that block will NOT fit on that card. If you want to water cool your gpu, and want a full cover block, don't get a galaxy. Get something that has a reference pcb design (Printed Circuit Board, reference means "stock" as designed by Nvidia). thumb.gif
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OK, thanks guys!
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Yea, if all you're doing is gaming get an i5. You'll never need 8 full cores to play a game... that we know of.
Pump up the SSD to 128GB. Windows will take up about 20GB so you're left with 44GB... then factor in format size and maybe 40GB of usable space.
HDD Is good....
Graphics card is good as well.

^^ What he said,

With the $$ you are spending on the 64 M4, you can get a 120 for near that price. Look at the Samsung's as they have been going on sale lately. (830, 840, and 840 pro)
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^^ What he said,

With the $$ you are spending on the 64 M4, you can get a 120 for near that price. Look at the Samsung's as they have been going on sale lately. (830, 840, and 840 pro)
Don't get an 840.
830 and 840-pro are the good ones.
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Don't get an 840.
830 and 840-pro are the good ones.

But if he/she gets the 840's, then they can be the guinea pig for us and see really how long they actually last. Someone's got to embrace the TLC tech! thumb.gif
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Looks good to me, but definitely get a bigger SSD. Look at the 180GB Intel 335 Series. Good price point, great performance and reliability. Also, really don't see the point at all in getting a GTX 680, just not worth the money. Better off going with a nice GTX 670 with a 680 PCB (like the EVGA FTW or Gigabyte Windforce). After a flash, you can be at or above 680 clocks for the most part. Save you like $100 too.

Since you're still $200 under budget, you might as well bump the ram up to 2133MHz G.Skill, not that much difference in price @ 8GB.

Lastly, you might want to look at a nice or bigger monitor. Amazon.com has a great selection on Asus monitors.

Also, as mentioned, 3770k isn't going to help you in gaming. Go with the 3570k.

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