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post #1 of 27
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These are my components:

Case:NZXT Vulcan
Motherboard: Asus Maximus III Gene
CPU:Core i7 870
CPU Cooler:Corsair H-50 *
PSU: Seasonic X750 Gold PSU
GPU: MSI R6870 Twin Frozr II Radeon HD 6870
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600
HDD: WD 2.5" 640 HDD*
SSD:OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE240G 2.5" 240GB Sata II*
CD Drive:LG Black 10X Blu-ray Burner SATA LightScribe Support
Card Reader:SABRENT CRW-UINB 68-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader

What do you guys think? Comments? Questions? Advice? [Remember this is my first build!!] Are there any percieved bottlenecks?
I was talking to a friend and they said not to build on carpet... but all I have is carpet. Would a antistatic band remedy this problem? Or would I have to build it somewhere else? If I can build in my place, then where is a safe place to ground the strap? on a lamp?

thanks in advance for all the help!!

P.S. * means I already have it and am throwing it into this build
Edited by PixelFreakz - 11/28/10 at 6:32am
    
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post #2 of 27
I would:
-drop down to a 120gb SSD, 240gb is way overkill
-drop to 4gbs of ram
-get 2 GTX 470's instead of the 6870
Edited by overclockingXTC - 11/28/10 at 6:12am
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post #3 of 27
Looks very nice, However a couple of points:

8Gb ram is abit overkill, and same with the 240Gb SSD.
post #4 of 27
Looks good to me but I'm far from an expert on components, I generally build on my desk and have carpets never had an issue, maybe your kitchen table.

Good Luck
    
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post #5 of 27
cool but try for a MSI GTX 470 Hawk One
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post #6 of 27
Sexy!
Carpet in the kitchen?
Maybe through down a rubber floor mat where you decide to build.
Common sense works well for static electricity. Do not play with your dogs, run to go get part you forgot across the carpet and set your chip, ha.

If you leave the power switch set to off, and plug in your psu that will ground it.
Then before you touch any sensitive parts discharge the static by touching the grounded case first.
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post #7 of 27
Nice set up

I would drop to a 60 OCZ vertex 2 w/ a WD 640 Black for storage

This would free up the funds to go with a 580, or hold out for the 6970 pending on the winner of the preformance crown

I would also upgrade the RAM to some sick nasty Hypers
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post #8 of 27
Thread Starter 
I already have the 240GB SSD got it as a "gift" from someone

What are your reasons for the 2x470's? I figured with the dual fans and 19 degrees cooler than stock temps I can OC the 6870. I'm only getting one card for now and they're relatively the same price..
    
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post #9 of 27
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Precision_PC View Post
Sexy!
Carpet in the kitchen?
Maybe through down a rubber floor mat where you decide to build.
Common sense works well for static electricity. Do not play with your dogs, run to go get part you forgot across the carpet and set your chip, ha.

If you leave the power switch set to off, and plug in your psu that will ground it.
Then before you touch any sensitive parts discharge the static by touching the grounded case first.
Lol no I live in a dorm.. I'm in college and my room is pretty much all carpet. I dont think my roommates would appreciate me taking up their kitchen table lol..
    
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post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by Noel94 View Post
Looks very nice, However a couple of points:

8Gb ram is abit overkill, and same with the 240Gb SSD.
I guess I could live with 4G's of ram I just thought it may somehow increase performance lol..
    
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