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New build! pretty much done looking for tips!

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August 9, 2011 6:12:52 AM

I5 2500k processor

Corsair H50 Liquid Cpu cooler (going with liquid for the low profile cooling)

Corsair Vengeance RAM 8GB

ASUS P6Z68-V PRO MOBO

MSI N580GTX Lightning Edition (already bought)

60GB OCZ SATA 2 SSD (already had)

Samsung F3 spinpoint 1TB 7200

Corsair HX 850 PSU

Antec 1200 case

going to be buying in the next few days! looking for tips!!



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August 9, 2011 6:32:56 AM

^ CPU Cooling - Get the newer Corsair H60, offers better cooling

CASE - There are also other good options like the HAF 932 and such,...

Rest are fine,...
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August 9, 2011 2:21:34 PM

not to poke holes in something you are going to buy in a couple days,, but the antec 1200 is a monster of a case -- you don't need to worry about going low profile for anything.

to be honest if you are looking for quiet with that cooler, this is not the case for you, you may want a coolermaster cosmos (only a little more cash) or a silverstone raven - depending on model, it will be similar in cost to a 1200 or a cosmos, with or without side window, and looks sweet as hell

- dont forget hot glue, sticky tape & bandaids!
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August 9, 2011 5:06:36 PM

Dabigado said:
I5 2500k processor

Corsair H50 Liquid Cpu cooler (going with liquid for the low profile cooling)

Corsair Vengeance RAM 8GB

ASUS P6Z68-V PRO MOBO

MSI N580GTX Lightning Edition (already bought)

60GB OCZ SATA 2 SSD (already had)

Samsung F3 spinpoint 1TB 7200

Corsair HX 850 PSU

Antec 1200 case

going to be buying in the next few days! looking for tips!!

do you want to sli the 580?
here is a 1000w psu- http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Fully-Modular-80PLUS-Performa... 850w is pushing it

+1 for the h60

the pro motherboard is very pricey for what you get- http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GA-Z68X-UD4-B3-1155-Inte... 20 phases!!!!!

Case- http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Extended-90-Degree-Mo... it cools extremely well thanks to its unique design

you might also want another 60gb ssd just for games...
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August 9, 2011 7:25:45 PM

^^ the silverstone case you mentioned is one of the raven series i suggested,, there are like 6 different models of raven, any of them are awesome and unique.

the 580 isn't that power hungry, however the 1000 psu would be recommended if you plan to SLI later

60GB is tight, but doable if you manage your programs effectively, I would just add storage (green drives) at this point and not worry about another ssd till they come further down in price, you'd probably be able to live with it till then -- i am sure the 7200 rpm will be just fine overall for some of your lower end games with less level loading,, ,most of the ssd "snappiness" is on your OS & supporting programs (browser/media players/pdf readers/office type programs)
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