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April 1, 2013 9:41:52 AM

Okay I'm building my computer for the first time in my life and I'm wondering did I go to far. I already bought the motherboard and cpu but tell me where I can tone it down. I will be overclocking the cpu and gpu but not to the max just like a little basic overclocking. 1 Motherboard : Asus maximus v formula. 2. Cpu: intel i7 3770k. 3. Gpu: evga gtx 680 ftw 4gb. 4.psu: corsair professional series ax850. 5. G.skill ripjaws 8gb 2x4. 6. Ek-kit h30 360. 7. Nzxt switch 810 case I will be doing heavy rendering and some gaming to tell me what to add or lose thx for the info

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April 1, 2013 9:45:40 AM

looks good dont forget to add a hard drive, optical drive, windows oem
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April 1, 2013 9:48:14 AM

You don't need a 680, drop it down to a 670. The CUDA cores should help in you rendering and stuff. You might want to consider 16gb of ram (1600mhz). I'm not a water cooling guy but based on reviews the Switch 810 should serve you well. Again I'm not a water cooling guy so I can't comment on the EK kit.
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April 1, 2013 10:01:08 AM

+1 for the iuncreeased memory for render work and definitely get a good sized SSD. I am currently liking the Samsung 840 250GB.
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April 1, 2013 10:27:25 AM

Flying-Q said:
+1 for the iuncreeased memory for render work and definitely get a good sized SSD. I am currently liking the Samsung 840 250GB.
im getting the 120gb version of that ssd is that good enough and I already have windows 7 pro 64bit

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April 3, 2013 2:55:17 AM

NoLonic said:
Flying-Q said:
+1 for the iuncreeased memory for render work and definitely get a good sized SSD. I am currently liking the Samsung 840 250GB.
im getting the 120gb version of that ssd is that good enough and I already have windows 7 pro 64bit


I like the 240GB size as even with W7-64 and Office and a bunch of other large apps and some monster games there is plenty of space left. As SSDs get less remaining space they have to do more housekeeping using up P/E cycles. This has a small impact on the drive's longevity. Tom's has explored this in depth in several articles.
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