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post #31 of 45
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Also, to the gentleman mentioning that the noise is very loud, I was worried that this was the case but I was told by another that it was nothing to worry about. I may go with a blue 32m cashe instead.
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Overkill unless you want two video cards?

Not for now but it's also what "future proof" means having room for a second card just in case ...

seem like OP is good to go, good luck with the buy, the wait have fun with the build and the use thumb.gif
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Thanks you, and to all who have replied. I've done my research and am confident this will be the best investment I ever make.
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It is alot of Text but worth it.

CPU 4670k $249.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899

MOBO Asus Maximus Hero VI $229.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131989

GPU Asus Matrix Platinum HD7970 $499.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121671&Tpk=7970%20matrix%20platinum&IsVirtualParent=1

RAM Corsair 2x 4GB 1600mhz $67.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233379

PSU Corsair AX760 $159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139042&Tpk=corsair%20ax760&IsVirtualParent=1

SSD Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147192

Cooler Corsair H110 $129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181035

Case Corsair C70 $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139013

Fan"s Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition $27.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181021

= $1635,91 + $100 shipping you would still be way under your price with nearly as much performance (but thats only really because of the GPU, everything else is same or above)




Down below you can read up on my opinion on the parts that i would choose if i had your budget or had to built my setup all over again.

CPU: Is plenty for gaming and brand new

Mobo: Asus RoG as always the best of the best, looks good performance and style wise.

GPU: The Matrix Platinum series only applys to the top end of each GPU generation and is hand picked out of the best 7970"s. Out of all Gpu"s it uses the BEST components and offer"s the HIGHEST clocks right out the box and on top of that it is the ONLY card that cools literally everything on the pcb. For a more indepth view check out the following review http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7970_Matrix/4.html

Ram: 8GB of 1600mhz is plenty for gaming, you dont need 16gb (even next gen will be designed around 8gb) and higher mhz has zero impact performance wise on most games.

PSU: 760 watt platinum is enough for your setup and one more top end part in this build. The psu is the hearth of each build and you really shouldn"t cheap out on that. Fully modular you can even buy individual sleeved cables on Corsair"s website if you so desire to.

SSD: I choosed the Samsung 840 Pro 128GB since its one just one of the fastest SSD"s out there. I did not choose any HDD since i think it would just slow you down. If you really need the extra space you could pick up the 256GB version which would grant you a higher writing speed (up to 520 mb/s instead of 390 mb/s)

Cooler: The Corsair h110 has really good performance but you would need enough space since it is designed with 2 140mm fans. I dont know if the case you choosed has space for it, but the case i did choose has it. Alternatively you could ofcourse get the h100i if you stay with your case.

Case: I did alot of personal research and none out of probably 200 cases did provide the mobility and space like the c70 did. You can easily transport it around thanks to the grips, has a huge window, has tons of room for cable management and on top of that you even could install up to 4 radiators.

Optical Drive: I did not choose a optical drive since i really think its no longer needed in 2013. If you still need a drive, you can take the one you already picked.


I hope that cleared your questions up quite a bit and that i could convince you in some (if not all) categories.
Edited by Takla - 6/11/13 at 8:31am
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post #35 of 45
He is from Australia not the US

And the Cosair AX760 has problems with coil whine
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Have you heard that ati cards in crossfire are not frame rating well? Can be checked out on www.pcper.com
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Black out -_-

However, so nice to have so many replies and I think Ill get the caviar black instead of the green. Is it much of a performance increase or would it only be minimal?

The side fan bothers me. I know its going to keep my gpu cool, but the fans on the gpu are supposed to keep it as cool as the EVGA 780 Superclocked's fan.

And yes the prices are expensive but i live in Australia and this is considered cheap.

The psu is an overkill i know, i was only going to get the 650 hx but i decided to use a little extra in case i did decide to run sli in the next year or two. And also, i heard that 50% usage left is ideal.

oh and the ssd is 840.

Why dont you take seagate barracuda they are cheaper here than the wd caviar black. I got 2 barracudas 7200rpm in raid 1 , I like them also my external hdd uab 3 is seagate too. I like this brand
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Wow. I appreciate all of the effort put into that Takla. But unfortunately I am in Australia and those prices don't really apply for me. I did look at Newegg>mail forwarding>Australia, but this would have been $400 in postage alone. Not to mention tax etc for large orders to Australia. Anyway, as much as ID like to be in the us right now, I still think the money is spent well. I mean, u may be right about 8gb ram. But I have decided to buy everything in bulk so that my computer will stay at its peak for a long time.
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Seagate barracudas are great too, but the WD are on sale.
Edited by Samwell - 6/11/13 at 9:28am
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Caviar Blue WD10EZEX is faster, quieter and cheaper than the old Black that has 2 platters. Althrough being marketed as a Blue it's about on par with Seagate latest drives.
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