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January 14, 2012 4:17:26 PM

Alright so i've posted here before asking about my build and here is going to be the final setup, any comments/ suggestions? my budget was 1400 and it worked out perfectly to 1389, through tigerdirect, i prefer td because newegg taxes in my state. here are all the links.


PSU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Cooling: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

CPU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Mobo: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

OS: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

GPU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Optical Drive: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

HDD: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Case: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

RAM: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

as well as this, i am ordering a 200mm fan and a 140mm fan on amazon because i have gift cards to amazon. How will all this run? im lookin to play skyrim mostly. oh and can i oc with my liquid cooling? if so what kinda range?

thanks!

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January 14, 2012 4:31:28 PM

That 200mm fan put in front of the case ( ill did the same).
The build is verry good. Yes you can OC the cpu with that liquid cooling , at minimum 4.5Ghz easy. Good luck.
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January 14, 2012 4:37:43 PM

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as well as this, i am ordering a 200mm fan and a 140mm fan on amazon because i have gift cards to amazon. How will all this run? im lookin to play skyrim mostly. oh and can i oc with my liquid cooling? if so what kinda range?


Save your gift cards and buy some games - that case is really well ventilated as it is.

Your build looks really good with a couple of suggestions:

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CPU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applica [...] =I69-2600K


Drop this to an i5-2500K and invest the difference in getting a better case and PSU. Maybe something like this:

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Cooling: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applica [...] u=C13-2170


I'm actually going to suggest not getting a liquid cooler and stick with a good strong air cooling solution. There's way too many things that can go wrong with liquid cooling and you don't want to trust your build to something like that. This would be a couple of suggestions for a good air cooler:

- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Mobo: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applica [...] =A455-3034


I generally like Asus boards but I really hate this one. Having the plastic covers on everything will make upgrading and replacing parts extremely difficult. This would be a better board for the same money:

- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you want to stick with an Asus board maybe something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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RAM: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applica [...] u=C13-5720


Get the low profile version - the tall heat spreaders will make upgrading and installing coolers extremely difficult. Maybe try something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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