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Hey everyone,

This is my first post so I hope it's in the right place smile.gif

I currently have a very powerful full tower PC, and would like to try a mATX build. I've chosen the Corsair 350D case, and would like a red theme in the PC. I will be using it mainly for gaming, I will be overclocking, and will not be Crossfiring or SLIing.

Here are the parts I have already chosen, and a few comments about them

CPU: Intel i5 3570K - $239 (Go-to gaming, overclocking CPU)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Fatal1ty Proffesional-M - $199 (Chose this over other mATX Z77 board for the red theme - do I get any other features for the money? Also looking at Maximus V Gene.)
RAM: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz Red - $72 (Have used this exact ram, but 16GB, in my full tower, and I haven't had any troubles with it. Goes with red theme)
Graphics: Sapphire Radeon HD7950 3GB with Boost $299 (7950's are great cards, just wondering about the exact model card.)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W Modular $91 (Have used this, except non-modular, in my full tower - haven't had any troubles. Goes with red theme)
Case: Corsair 350D $129 <3
Cooling: Corsair H100i $145
Fans: 2x Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edtiion Case Fan Twin Pack $66 (Not too sure about these. I like the red rings, but don't want too many LEDs.)
HDD: Have a spare 4TB Seagate Barracuda. $0
SSD: Have 2 spare Samsung 250GB SSDs. $0

All up $1240.

Any throughts on this build? Anywhere I could improve without spending too much more?

Thanks.

PS: All prices are Australian.... so god damn high!!!
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Looks good to me, although I would go for a Maximus V Gene, my friend has one and he loves it, great for overclocking.
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Looks good to me, although I would go for a Maximus V Gene, my friend has one and he loves it, great for overclocking.

I've been reading around and apparently the ASRock offers better bang for buck? If you could link me to some other comparisons, that would be great thanks. Also, regaurding the fans, are they any good? Are they silent?

Thanks
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I've been reading around and apparently the ASRock offers better bang for buck? If you could link me to some other comparisons, that would be great thanks. Also, regaurding the fans, are they any good? Are they silent?

Thanks

Like most fans they are silent to a point depending on RPM. There are better fans out there but it depends on the availability in your country
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If I was doing a build now I would wait for haswell to be released and the newer socket 1150 in another couple weeks,if you dnt feel the need to wait you still have a nice rig picked out...
Edited by Jamaican Reaper - 5/12/13 at 5:11am
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Looks nice, I would invest in a bigger power supply. 750W+.
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Looks nice, I would invest in a bigger power supply. 750W+.

That's a complete waste of money. 520w is already tremendous overkill given he doesn't plan on SLI or Crossfire.
    
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That's a complete waste of money. 520w is already tremendous overkill given he doesn't plan on SLI or Crossfire.

Not a tremendous overkill, 520w is just about the right amount with headroom for overclocking
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Looks nice, I would invest in a bigger power supply. 750W+.

You dont need that much power its overkill

Other then the Antec is very overpriced (in denmark it is) it is a good unit that is pretty underrated

You could maybe find a better deal on another unit if you looked around
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That's a complete waste of money. 520w is already tremendous overkill given he doesn't plan on SLI or Crossfire.

Actually, the 7950 once overclocked, can pull a significant amount of power. 520 watts is just about right for his rig for overclocking head room.

Looks good op! Ouch on that h100i price almost 150$ :/
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