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So I bought a few things, this is my first computer build coming from a few Dell XPS laptops. I will be doing gaming, video/photo editing and overclocking (mildly). Which I will eventually start overclocking like crazy down the road once I get acquinted with OCN and with the computer.

So maybe you guys can give me some tips if my build is sufficient enough and stable. I still haven't opened the items so I can still exchange them. Chime in..

Mobo: Asus Maximus V Extreme
CPU: Intel 3770K
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i
GPU: EVGA GTX 680 4gb w/back plate
DRAM: Corsair Dominator 1600 mhz
Drive: Intel SSD 240gb
PSU: Corsair AX1200i
 

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That PSU is way overkill, a 850 watt would be more then enough. Also the SSD could have been a bit better.
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I got the NZXT Phantom 630 case. The reason why I got the Corsair AX1200i is because I might be doing tri sli or quad sli down the road, keeping options open.

Thanks mate.. Nice to be on this forum. I was at the ASUS forum but they were too much of a ASUS fanboyz. which was kinda annoying.

Also to add, I will be using 3 monitors.
 

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Welcome to OCN bro!
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That board takes 2133MHz RAM...apart from that, looking good. Check the read/write on the Intel SSD you're getting but they're generally great drives.

Don't forget the build log!
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Get swiftechs all in one
My h100i had grinding issues and the firmware update that relieved those issues made the cooler fail to work (both fans and pump)
 

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The software update didn't fail mine though but there sounds like air bubbles in the rad
I'm too lazy to RNA it cause it works fine just makes a bubbling noise every once in awhile
 

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3 out of 5 components = all? Troll much? What's wrong with the AX1200??
the psu is not any better then the competitors who are 30$ less or more
 

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And dominator ram is so terribly over priced
At that price you should buy resold Samsung ram (best ram not-available) you can pick up a pair for 80$ from smaller stores all big stores are out of stock

Or you could wait and buy 20$ a stick
 

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And also like previously stated by others intel ssd s are over price and unperforming
 

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And also like previously stated by others intel ssd s are over price and unperforming
 

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Interesting, well, I was thinking the 1200W would be sufficient down the road when do SLI or 3. Or maybe do the Titan SLI int he future was well.

I've had intel SSD's for a while and has done me no wrong for the past 4 years. Also I'm going for reliabilty vs performance for the Drives.

I didn't mind spending extra for asthetics regarding the Dominator.
 

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So I bought a few things, this is my first computer build coming from a few Dell XPS laptops. I will be doing gaming, video/photo editing and overclocking (mildly). Which I will eventually start overclocking like crazy down the road once I get acquinted with OCN and with the computer.

So maybe you guys can give me some tips if my build is sufficient enough and stable. I still haven't opened the items so I can still exchange them. Chime in..

Mobo: Asus Maximus V Extreme
CPU: Intel 3770K
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i
GPU: EVGA GTX 680 4gb w/back plate
DRAM: Corsair Dominator 1600 mhz
Drive: Intel SSD 240gb
PSU: Corsair AX1200i
You could of possibly optimized a little bit better for your budget, but it's still a solid setup. Welcome to the club
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Get swiftechs all in one
My h100i had grinding issues and the firmware update that relieved those issues made the cooler fail to work (both fans and pump)
Your experience with one Corsair product doesn't define all their other products, or everyone else's experience with them. My H80i has worked like a champ since I got it, and the software does it's job. It makes for a great introduction to closed-loop liquid cooling. And while there're plenty of alternatives to the Vengeance kit, it's not like the RAM isn't up to par with everything else. No need to bash him off-rip like that.
 

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Interesting, well, I was thinking the 1200W would be sufficient down the road when do SLI or 3. Or maybe do the Titan SLI int he future was well.

I've had intel SSD's for a while and has done me no wrong for the past 4 years. Also I'm going for reliabilty vs performance for the Drives.
I find intel ssd have neiter of realiability or performance Over its competitors and hybrid drives usually faster then intel ssd
My hdd was faster then intel ssd when it was under 500gb used
And any psu competitor that is platinum rated 1200 is just as good n u could probably get an extra 100w or so at same price/efficiency
 

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You could of possibly optimized a little bit better for your budget, but it's still a solid setup. Welcome to the club
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Your experience with one Corsair product doesn't define all their other products, or everyone else's experience with them. My H80i has worked like a champ since I got it, and the software does it's job. It makes for a great introduction to closed-loop liquid cooling. And while there're plenty of alternatives to the Vengeance kit, it's not like the RAM isn't up to par with everything else. No need to bash him off-rip like that.
The ram is only looks it only = out in performance at double the price
According to the forum of corsair firmware updates there is 1 person per 2 pages in there main topic where the thing didn't stop working
And me personally sounds like there is air bubles and my friends agree
And it still has a grind that whines more then te original grinding before the firmware update
 

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I know I should of went for like a $1000 build starting as a noob in OC'ing and WC. But I'll start slowly but surely once I get acquinted with all these terms in OCN.

It's too bad that local stores don't have other aftermarket water coolers available.
 

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Interesting, well, I was thinking the 1200W would be sufficient down the road when do SLI or 3. Or maybe do the Titan SLI int he future was well.

I've had intel SSD's for a while and has done me no wrong for the past 4 years. Also I'm going for reliabilty vs performance for the Drives.
I find intel ssd have neiter of realiability or performance Over its competitors and hybrid drives usually faster then intel ssd
My hdd was faster then intel ssd when it was under 500gb used
And any psu competitor that is platinum rated 1200 is just as good n u could probably get an extra 100w or so at same price/efficiency
For what he is doing the SSD seems fine. I probably would have gone with a Samsung 840 for the price but the premium for the Intel isn't a complete waste. I'm afraid your speculation on Intel SSDs is completely unfounded.

Comparing a HDD's burst speeds against first generations SSDs is hardly fair.

However, I feel the PSU, cooler, and RAM to all be a little 'off'.

Recommendations to OP:

-Non-Dominator RAM of similar specs

-Heatsink or closed loop. Unless space is of a concern AIO loops really aren't worth the cost/trouble. $20-30 dollars less for an aluminum cinderblock with minimally better performance most the time time is worth it if you are a function over form kind of guy.
 

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It is a solid build but let's just say that you could have gotten more out of your budget.
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Next time ask on OCN whats best on the market at the moment. My first build was far from perfect aswell, sadly I noticed after I joined OCN.
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It is a solid build but let's just say that you could have gotten more out of your budget.
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Understand, it's good to let me know, keep it coming. It's nice to know since I'm a noob at all the component selections out there.

Don't forget, the items I have can still be returned since they are still unopened. Except the case since I had to order it online. So not too late to change out these components.

BTW don't forget to mention what components you would replace and what brand and etc..
 

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Understand, it's good to let me know, keep it coming. It's nice to know since I'm a noob at all the component selections out there.
We all make mistakes man. As long as you learn from them then there is no shame in making them.
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It is a solid build but let's just say that you could have gotten more out of your budget.
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Understand, it's good to let me know, keep it coming. It's nice to know since I'm a noob at all the component selections out there.

Don't forget, the items I have can still be returned since they are still unopened. Except the case since I had to order it online.
Where did you get the items from? And how much did you pay for everything(each)? And what is your status on peripherals (monitor/mouse/keyboard/audio)?

You're set up is very nice (Cooler is arguable either way) but you could get a bit more bang for your buck. It also seems like you could use some direction on what you actually need.

For example, if you'll only be playing at 1920x1080 then multiple GPUs (and a larger PSU likewise) would be a bit silly.
 
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