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October 25, 2010 5:46:53 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: DECEMBER 2010

Budget Range: 1500$ Before Rebates and Including Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: I convert movies with convertxtodvd and Play 2 games the COD franchise and the Total War Franchise

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country of Origin: usa

Parts Preferences: n/a

Overclocking: maybe

SLI or Crossfire: maybe

Monitor Resolution: no preference but not horrible resolution

Additional Comments:i picked parts for this build tell me what u guys think feel free to make any suggestions. Im getting back into the pc repair business, so this will be used for scanning hdds, testing hardware, backing up clients info.

Hopefully this is finalized and ready to go but all of your thoughts and criticism's are welcome.

Finalized Build Up For Review:

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October 25, 2010 6:00:02 AM

^ Nice build, all parts seem very good...
Why not a bigger HDD ?
October 25, 2010 6:08:07 AM

no reason i was contemplating it i guess ill go with a 1tb caviar black, wow so everything else looks good
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October 25, 2010 6:31:39 AM

my budget was $1500 strict do you think i should add anything to this or just pocket the money
October 25, 2010 6:33:22 AM

Looks good except for the cooler. I'm not a big fan of any of the closed loop coolers, especially since the coolit isn't that good. I personally would get a high quality air cooler for that kind of money or if you really want the closed loop water cooling then get an h70 instead. For air I recommend the hyper 212+ as its price/performance is amazing.
October 25, 2010 6:43:04 AM

the hyper 212 really so which would you choose the h70 or the 212 ive personally never like the weight that these large heatsinks put on the mobo, the coolit ive read has done fairly well by some comments left on newegg 2 users overclocking their 950s.
October 25, 2010 6:44:29 AM

^ That will be a very good data drive, but if running installed apps of that drive might be kinda slow though(5400RPM)
October 25, 2010 6:48:06 AM

syxxnyne69 said:
the hyper 212 really so which would you choose the h70 or the 212 ive personally never like the weight that these large heatsinks put on the mobo, the coolit ive read has done fairly well by some comments left on newegg 2 users overclocking their 950s.

I prefer the hyper 212+ mostly because it's $30 compared to the h70's $110.
October 25, 2010 6:48:16 AM

installed apps and os will be on the ssd
October 25, 2010 6:50:22 AM

As for the cooler, with the backplate installed, I doubt those coolers would put much pressure on the board,
As for that ECO, it seems to be very good, and reduces the clutter near the socket...
October 25, 2010 6:57:20 AM

ok i have 3 options to finalize my build.
1. keep the 1tb f3 and the h70
2. keep the 1tb f3 and the coolit
3. get the 2tb and get the hyper 212

which would u guys choose because im very indecisive on the matter.

will the hyper 212 allow me to overclock the 950 a decent amount or do you guys have another airflow cooler to recommend
October 25, 2010 7:04:36 AM

I would go with 3. as the 212+ would offer cooling performance similar to the ECO and the H70(+1 to anonymousdude, IMO $110 for a cooler is not worth it)
Why not this 1.5TB Samsung + ECO ?

The 212+ will easily allow for overclock upto 3.8GHz without any issues and with another fan in Push-Pull config, you can touch 4GHz,...(But dont go above 3.8GHz as there is no significant performance increase compared to the power consumed)
October 25, 2010 7:13:19 AM

ok my budget is 1500 but if i keep it at 1300 then thats 200 in my pocket, so with that said. I can get the Coolit Eco +2tb f4 and still be right at 1300$ and some change. what do u think
October 25, 2010 7:19:35 AM

If I were you I'd get two of those 500 GB drives and run a raid 0 array. and what is your monitor? have you considered running a triple monitor set up? they are incredibly immersive.
October 25, 2010 7:33:44 AM

my monitor is a 27" vizio 1080p, never considered a triple monitor setup
October 25, 2010 7:34:43 AM

^ RAID 0 I doubt would offer any significant performance increase in real-world usage,...
ECO(But you should know that the 212+ will offer similar performance like I said before) with the 2TB would be good...
October 25, 2010 7:43:44 AM

oh ok the 212 it is then, one other question do you think that case and psu are fine or do you recommend something else, will it have enough airflow and i know haf is high air flow, on the hyper can you recommend another fan for a push/pull setup, ive read it works awesome with the hyper
October 25, 2010 8:27:32 AM

Ok so hopefully this looks good seems awesom with all your help well here it is

finalized final build rev.1

October 25, 2010 8:37:59 AM

ok went with the lg
October 25, 2010 9:02:54 AM

Best answer selected by syxxnyne69.
October 25, 2010 7:21:12 PM

I really can't hate on your system the specs are solid. Only thing I would change is I would get a velociraptor. People say you wont feel the difference but to me it is like feeling the difference between an i7 930 between the 950 it maybe very small but once you get used to it you feel the difference. That may all be in my head though. Great build and that GPU I WANT IT!!!
October 25, 2010 11:12:35 PM

where would u get the velociraptor in place of what