Final build review

Hi guys, I have revised my build with some advice from Twoboxer..thanks for the pointers. I have just ordered some new components and amgetting ready to finish up. I will post my final components as I will still have time to change if necessary.

Gaming, Photo Editing (amatuer), general purpose...


I changed cases from the Storm Sniper to this...

I changed power supplies from 850w Coolrmaster to this...




Saphire 6950 Toxic Crossfire


HDD...Will Raid 0 later

Memory changed from Corsair Vengance to this

Optical drives


ANyway, if anyone sees a problem or a concern, please let me know...This will be my first buildand I am wanting to be future proof for awhile.

Thank you for your time.
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  1. Since you want to have overkill parts then i see nothing wrong here. Just a waste of money.
  2. Way overkill but still good with no complaints as well (also ment to say this last week congratz on making Veteran Cutebeans)
  3. Yeah, thanks Emelth. :) It's just a title though. You give good advice even if you aren't one.
  4. Yep that is true but still I'm almost there myself, kinda been away from the last week though plus im about to get out of the AFG and back to the states soon and then I will be even more addict to giving advice out of sheer bordem
  5. Wow. You're really a soldier? I thought that just a random pic. Good luck with that. :D I want to get the Addict title though hahaha
  6. OK gentlemen, if you were buildng and still wanted performance, where would you cut? Less motherboard, processor and power supply? Please feel free to make recommendations, I have not ordered all the parts et and can still make changes.

    I went with the 240gb SSD vs. the 128 gb, hould I ut that back with the possibility of going with Raid 0 down the road or stay with 240 gb?

    I went ith the big power supply for future proofing and build quality. What do you guys think? Input is appreciated.
  7. I thought you wanted to OVERKILL everything?

    I would cut down on everything since everything is overkill.

    Get an i5-2500k
    Asrock z68 Extreme4 Gen3
    GTX 570
    Corsair 850w
    HAF 922
    Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 500gb
    Op drive - Any.
    G.skill 8gb.

    I don't know why but it seemed like you just wanted the attention and never intended to buy those parts you originally listed.
  8. HMMM...Intersting comment to make. I assume for those of you that are on the forums as much as you guys are that you have a fair amount of people that probably do those types of things. Rest assured that I am a grown man and have better things to do with my time than to waste both yours and mine.

    Parts I currently in my possession are the following:

    Coolermaster Storm Sniper but decided to change to a Silverstone Ft02 based on a conversation with Twoboxer...I will keep it and use it to build a coputer for the kids.

    Coolermaster 850w Bronze power supply. Again based on comments, I decided to look at a power supply that may be more reliable, but I got a great deal on it and will use it for the kid computer.

    16gb of Corsair Vengance memory, will use for kids computer...

    2X Sapphire Toxic 6950...I picked these up about a month ago when they were in stock...

    Hitachi Diskstar 1TB

    Last night I ordered the new case....the SSD...the CPU and the Motherboard through tax and I am a Prime member, so no shipping either.

    I realize this IS STILL OVERKILL, but I could have went with Sandybridge E and dual 580 GTX's too, but I am trying to be reasonable, even though I still really want to go that route deep down :D

    I was looking at the Asrock boards, but they seem as though they have a lot of issues and poor tech support...Although I could o with less board for sure, will have to think on that one. I can always send back if I change my mind.

    I know I don't need the 1000 w power supply, but it just seems to me that everyone says that is the one place not to skimp on...This would allow me to use this for multiple builds and years to come, same as the case. It seems worth the extra $100.00 or so...

    The one component I still have not decided on is the CPU cooler, any recommendations, I am afraid I will order something that will not fit. I thought about a Frio, but no external fan control and too loud on higher settings. I am concerne about clearance.

  9. ok.. if you're really talking about cutting... i'll certainly cut almost everything... check out the list below...

    Intel Core i5-2500K - $225

    ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z - $170

    G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB - $50

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus - $16 after MIR

    hsf fan:
    COOLER MASTER R4-BMBS-20PK-R0 Blade Master 120mm - $10

    LG DVD Burner 24X Model GH24LS70 - $21

    Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB - $150

    Plextor PX-M2 Series PX-256M2S 2.5" 256GB - $380

    EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 - $340

    OCZ ZX Series 850W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Gold - $140 after MIR

    Antec P180 Mini - $110

    case fan:
    2x Antec 761345-75120-9 120mm - $20

    total price after MIR excluding shipping - $1632

    all my previous suggestions will include a huge tower case with full size atx board... didn't realize that sometimes... some ppl may never use that much space... as time moves forward... there is more and more small cases that provides good cooling and build quality as well... also more micro-atx board that overclock nearly as good as standard sized atx ones if not better... proving that good things does come in small packages...
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