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Well since Haswell came out today, I've decided to do a new build. Here's the specs, let me know what you think.... Will post pictures once I get the parts and have everything setup.

Core i5 4670K @ $244.99
MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming @ $187.49
Corsair TX750M PSU @ $117.49
Seagate 3TB @ $129.99
Patriot Viper 3 Series 16GB (2x8GB) PC3-17000 @ $149.99

SSD is an Intel 240GB 520 series I bought a while ago on sale
Video Card is my current MSI Radeon 7970 (1010 MHz, 1375 MHz)
Hyper 212 Evo CPU cooler
Windows 7 Pro
Corsair Grpahite Series 600T White. Got this case for around $90 last year and decided to finally use it. Already upgraded the fans.
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Intel 520 Series, 240GB Seagate 3TB LG Blu-Ray burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
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Intel 520 Series, 240GB Seagate 3TB LG Blu-Ray burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
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I know you didnt ask for it, but I'll just leave my opinion about the components.

About the PSU : I dont think that you need that big a PSU for a single 7970. A good quality 500W unit should be enough for a single 7970 system, and a good quality 650W unit should suffice for dual-GPU systems. I suggest that you reconsider your choice of PSU and look into getting a lower wattage unit.

About the GPU : I'd suggest selling the 7970 and getting a 780. You'll get Titan-ish performance with an overclocked 780.

About the case : While I absolutely love the aesthetics of the case, I've had trouble with keeping the temps down. If your ambient temps are anywhere near the high 20s, be very careful in choosing your cooling components. My ambient temps are ~30c, and I cannot overclock my CPU at all because of it - even with 2 SP120s in push/pull with a 212 EVO.
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Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Force GT 120GB Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB Hitachi 2TB 
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Samsung 840 EVO 250GB Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB Western Digital Caviar Green 4TB CM Hyper 212 EVO w/ Corsair SP120s in P/P 
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Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit Benq BL3201PT Corsair Vengeance K95 Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1000W 
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post #3 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ahnafakeef View Post

I know you didnt ask for it, but I'll just leave my opinion about the components.

About the PSU : I dont think that you need that big a PSU for a single 7970. A good quality 500W unit should be enough for a single 7970 system, and a good quality 650W unit should suffice for dual-GPU systems. I suggest that you reconsider your choice of PSU and look into getting a lower wattage unit.

About the GPU : I'd suggest selling the 7970 and getting a 780. You'll get Titan-ish performance with an overclocked 780.

About the case : While I absolutely love the aesthetics of the case, I've had trouble with keeping the temps down. If your ambient temps are anywhere near the high 20s, be very careful in choosing your cooling components. My ambient temps are ~30c, and I cannot overclock my CPU at all because of it - even with 2 SP120s in push/pull with a 212 EVO.

I went with a Corsair HX650 PSU instead of the 750.

I've also got a 680 4GB in my spare system, is that better than the 7970 I got? I just bought these 2 video cards 2 months ago....

I guess I will just reuse my NZXT full tower case then and use the other case for my old stuff, giving it to my dad.
Haswell
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Intel Core i5 4670K MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming MSI Radeon HD 7970 Patriot Viper 3 Series, Black Mamba Edition 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 520 Series, 240GB Seagate 3TB LG Blu-Ray burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional BenQ G2420HD Acer G195w Logitech K350 
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Corsair HX650 NZXT Full Tower, White Logitech M510 generic blue 
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Intel Core i5 4670K MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming MSI Radeon HD 7970 Patriot Viper 3 Series, Black Mamba Edition 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 520 Series, 240GB Seagate 3TB LG Blu-Ray burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional BenQ G2420HD Acer G195w Logitech K350 
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post #4 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnvosh View Post

I went with a Corsair HX650 PSU instead of the 750.

I've also got a 680 4GB in my spare system, is that better than the 7970 I got? I just bought these 2 video cards 2 months ago....

I guess I will just reuse my NZXT full tower case then and use the other case for my old stuff, giving it to my dad.
Good decision going with the HX650. thumb.gif

680 and 7970 trades blows with each other. The performance varies from game to game (680s top some, 7970s others), but I think that most would agree that the 7970 gets the higher raw performance.

That being said, if you dont need a card as powerful as a 680/7970 for a spare system, sell both of them. Then get a cheap mid-range card for the spare system and a 780 for the 4670K rig. Even if you need a 680/7970 for the spare system, sell either the 680 or the 7970 and use the money to get a 780. You should see significant performance boosts with a 780 coming from a 680/7970.

Dont give up on the 600T just yet. Since you already have the case and the fans, you should give it a chance and see how it handles the heat from your system. Besides, if your ambient temps arent too high, then I dont think that you need to worry. Post here to get more info from experienced owners about the 600T.
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Intel Core i7-3770K ASUS Maximus V Formula Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Force GT 120GB Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB Hitachi 2TB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB Western Digital Caviar Green 4TB CM Hyper 212 EVO w/ Corsair SP120s in P/P 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit Benq BL3201PT Corsair Vengeance K95 Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1000W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Graphite Series 600T Special Edition Steelseries Rival Gigabyte Ghost Series MP8000 Schiit Gungnir 
AudioAudio
STAX SRM-323S STAX SR-009 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Force GT 120GB Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB Hitachi 2TB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB Western Digital Caviar Green 4TB CM Hyper 212 EVO w/ Corsair SP120s in P/P 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit Benq BL3201PT Corsair Vengeance K95 Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1000W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Graphite Series 600T Special Edition Steelseries Rival Gigabyte Ghost Series MP8000 Schiit Gungnir 
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STAX SRM-323S STAX SR-009 
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post #5 of 8
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The one thing I am absolutely hating about this power supply is that the SATA power connectors are the wrong way and the cable isn't quite long enough. So I either have to run a second cable for my Blu-Ray burner or just remove it and use it thru USB since I don't very often use it.
Haswell
(16 items)
 
My systems
(49 photos)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 4670K MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming MSI Radeon HD 7970 Patriot Viper 3 Series, Black Mamba Edition 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 520 Series, 240GB Seagate 3TB LG Blu-Ray burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional BenQ G2420HD Acer G195w Logitech K350 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 NZXT Full Tower, White Logitech M510 generic blue 
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Haswell
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My systems
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Intel Core i5 4670K MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming MSI Radeon HD 7970 Patriot Viper 3 Series, Black Mamba Edition 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 520 Series, 240GB Seagate 3TB LG Blu-Ray burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional BenQ G2420HD Acer G195w Logitech K350 
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Edited by johnvosh - 6/3/13 at 2:11pm
Haswell
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Intel Core i5 4670K MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming MSI Radeon HD 7970 Patriot Viper 3 Series, Black Mamba Edition 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 520 Series, 240GB Seagate 3TB LG Blu-Ray burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional BenQ G2420HD Acer G195w Logitech K350 
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Corsair HX650 NZXT Full Tower, White Logitech M510 generic blue 
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Haswell
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Intel Core i5 4670K MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming MSI Radeon HD 7970 Patriot Viper 3 Series, Black Mamba Edition 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 520 Series, 240GB Seagate 3TB LG Blu-Ray burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional BenQ G2420HD Acer G195w Logitech K350 
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post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnvosh View Post

The one thing I am absolutely hating about this power supply is that the SATA power connectors are the wrong way and the cable isn't quite long enough. So I either have to run a second cable for my Blu-Ray burner or just remove it and use it thru USB since I don't very often use it.
I've never heard of such an issue with that PSU and dont have any personal experience with it either. So I cannot really help you with it. But maybe you could get sleeved extensions to solve the problem while making the case look even better.

Speaking for myself, I avoided installing the DVD burner since I hardly ever use it. It helps in keeping the clean look of the case too. Since its the same with you, maybe you shouldnt install it either - especially since you can use yours over USB, which I cannot.
3770K | Titan
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7-3770K ASUS Maximus V Formula Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Force GT 120GB Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB Hitachi 2TB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB Western Digital Caviar Green 4TB CM Hyper 212 EVO w/ Corsair SP120s in P/P 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit Benq BL3201PT Corsair Vengeance K95 Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1000W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Graphite Series 600T Special Edition Steelseries Rival Gigabyte Ghost Series MP8000 Schiit Gungnir 
AudioAudio
STAX SRM-323S STAX SR-009 
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Intel Core i7-3770K ASUS Maximus V Formula Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Force GT 120GB Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB Hitachi 2TB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB Western Digital Caviar Green 4TB CM Hyper 212 EVO w/ Corsair SP120s in P/P 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit Benq BL3201PT Corsair Vengeance K95 Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1000W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Graphite Series 600T Special Edition Steelseries Rival Gigabyte Ghost Series MP8000 Schiit Gungnir 
AudioAudio
STAX SRM-323S STAX SR-009 
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Haswell
(16 items)
 
My systems
(49 photos)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 4670K MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming MSI Radeon HD 7970 Patriot Viper 3 Series, Black Mamba Edition 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 520 Series, 240GB Seagate 3TB LG Blu-Ray burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional BenQ G2420HD Acer G195w Logitech K350 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 NZXT Full Tower, White Logitech M510 generic blue 
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Haswell
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My systems
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 4670K MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming MSI Radeon HD 7970 Patriot Viper 3 Series, Black Mamba Edition 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 520 Series, 240GB Seagate 3TB LG Blu-Ray burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional BenQ G2420HD Acer G195w Logitech K350 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 NZXT Full Tower, White Logitech M510 generic blue 
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