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September 25, 2013 11:12:30 PM

First time poster so don't flame me ;) 
Ok, I love the look of the case and am thinking of buying it. Just proposing a build, which I have parts for, just not the big stuff yet.
My primary uses for the system is going to be Gaming, Video editing and Photoshop uses.
My technology skills are limited to putting the case together, I know little about benchmarks and whats the best.
Money is not a problem, but if there's something that does the same thing and is cheaper propose it to me.

Case - Storm Stryker <3
Motherboard - Asus X79 Rampage IV Extreme <---- Any better X79 chipsets out there?
CPU - i7-3930k (Got)
CPU Cooler - Corsair H80i (Got)
GPU - MSi GTX 760 (Got) , Might get another in the future to Crossfire or something.
PSU - Its an 875W power I think, forget name
RAM - 16 GB Samsung 4x4GB (Got, plan to get more)
BD Drive - I forget which one I'm using atm
OS - Windows 7 Ultimate
SSD - Samsung Pro 840 Series 256GB (Got)
HDD - 2x1TB Western Digital (Got)

Thanks guys and gals :) 
a b 4 Gaming
September 26, 2013 1:51:48 AM

Case is a matter of preference. Until about last week all of my parts were housed in an older design Antec Sonata, and then I moved to a case from a Dell XPS 630i.

If you like it, go for it. As long as it has decent airflow.

As for your SSD, my friend on this forum gave me these links to go through, and I found them to be very useful for the use of a SSD:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-inst...
http://www.computing.net/howtos/show/solid-state-drive-...

Credit goes to clutchc for showing me these links.

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a b 4 Gaming
September 26, 2013 5:10:06 AM

id get these
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1HMe5

-any closed loop cooler that isnt the h220 is built like junk. dont know why you would get that thing but its overpriced for the performance it offers.
-no point of a high end SSD when there is no practical speed benefits of it compared to a general mainstream SSD. wasted 60 bucks here
-please dont bother with a POC psu
-getting a 2tb seagate would have saved you money and sata ports. effectively paid double for what you should have been paying
-you are joking me with ultimate right?
-chose a much cheaper case. what might look great now will not look great in 3 years. the plain fact that you are barely throwing in hardware in a stryker just means that you waste space and money. you better be custom watercooling to effectively get your money's worth of that case
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a c 378 4 Gaming
September 26, 2013 5:42:02 AM

CM Storm Stryker < Great case my cousin has it.
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September 26, 2013 11:59:25 AM

TheBigTroll said:
id get these
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1HMe5

-any closed loop cooler that isnt the h220 is built like junk. dont know why you would get that thing but its overpriced for the performance it offers.
-no point of a high end SSD when there is no practical speed benefits of it compared to a general mainstream SSD. wasted 60 bucks here
-please dont bother with a POC psu
-getting a 2tb seagate would have saved you money and sata ports. effectively paid double for what you should have been paying
-you are joking me with ultimate right?
-chose a much cheaper case. what might look great now will not look great in 3 years. the plain fact that you are barely throwing in hardware in a stryker just means that you waste space and money. you better be custom watercooling to effectively get your money's worth of that case

Im sorry, I dont understand you. Your opinion doesn't matter to me.

To the others that have responded, thanks for your input.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 26, 2013 12:18:13 PM

Also, just noticed above, you said you might Crossfire. With a Nvidia card, it is called SLi. With AMD cards it is called Crossfire.

I'd have to agree with TheBigTroll in that Windows 7 Ultimate is sort of a waste. Unless there is a feature that you REALLY REALLY need in Ultimate, Home Premium should be just fine.

I cant really argue on the point of closed-loop, since I got mine for free.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 26, 2013 12:59:52 PM

skinnyrabbit said:
TheBigTroll said:
id get these
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1HMe5

-any closed loop cooler that isnt the h220 is built like junk. dont know why you would get that thing but its overpriced for the performance it offers.
-no point of a high end SSD when there is no practical speed benefits of it compared to a general mainstream SSD. wasted 60 bucks here
-please dont bother with a POC psu
-getting a 2tb seagate would have saved you money and sata ports. effectively paid double for what you should have been paying
-you are joking me with ultimate right?
-chose a much cheaper case. what might look great now will not look great in 3 years. the plain fact that you are barely throwing in hardware in a stryker just means that you waste space and money. you better be custom watercooling to effectively get your money's worth of that case

Im sorry, I dont understand you. Your opinion doesn't matter to me.

To the others that have responded, thanks for your input.


its not opinion. closed loop coolers are junk for the money and quality (unless you go with a h220 cooler). it isnt really relevant now given you paid for that unit anyways, but just putting the facts out there.

for the SSD, also, there is no practical benefit of a high end SSD. you are going to get within milliseconds worth of boot times and loading times and the only differences you can see are irrelevant benchmarks that test irrelevant and synthetic usage scenarios. since you already wasted the unnecessary 60 bucks on that SSD, its not that relevant but im putting the facts out there

any psu that is rated for ~75, ~25, or ~30 means that it isnt built by a brand name OEM like seasonic or superflower no exceptions really. if you arent buying a psu that is made by a proper OEM, you are buying yourself a nice chinese firecracker

case is an opinion, but it is a fact that you will never use half the provided space, and therefore you effectively wasted it. as for the looks, i can almost guarantee that in 3 years, what might look cool now to you will not look cool by then. there are almost no exceptions. you can go ahead and waste the money there, but id rather have something that is functional rather than flashy
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