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February 20, 2012 9:49:48 PM

Just wanted to get a few opinions and suggestions on my new build, haven't ordered yet, but I am very close to it.

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
Mobo: ASUS P8Z68 VPRO/GEN3
Video Card: MSI Twin Frozr 2 (GeForce 560 Ti) 2GB
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000w (Bronze Certified)
CPU: Core i5-2500k Sandy
Boot Drive: Samsung 830 60BG SSD
RAM: G. Skill Sniper 8GB DDR 2133 (2x4)
Storage/Game Drive: WD Caviar Black 1.5 TB (64MB cache, 7200 RPM)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212

Any feedback would be appreciated immensely.
February 20, 2012 10:23:54 PM

You might want to look at a big bigger SSD. That samsung is running at 109 right now on newegg but you could swap that out for the following:

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

It would run you about $45 more dollars or so but your getting double the space without a huge cost upgrade.

You didn't mention budget so i don't know how close you were to your limit but based off what you had if you needed to cut cost you could easily get slightly slower speed ram or a bit smaller psu to overcome the costs of a slightly larger ssd and lose much performance wise.

The larger SSD will come into play if you plan on using this as a boot drive 64gb will fill up fast.
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February 20, 2012 11:14:31 PM

I'm sure I could knock the PSU down, I don't have nearly enough going in this build for a 1000w, any suggestions?
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February 20, 2012 11:31:45 PM

Twyzted said:
I'm sure I could knock the PSU down, I don't have nearly enough going in this build for a 1000w, any suggestions?


The Silent Pro is not a good choice, try one of these:
- Antec Current High Gamer Series 750 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The main thing I'd suggest is to scale back the hard drive - there's no question that the Caviar Black are some of the best on the market right now but you'll be paying ridiculous premiums for them due to the HD shortages. Go with something like a Caviar Green 1.5TB and put the $100 difference elsewhere: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Then invest the difference in upgrading your GPU to a 570: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 21, 2012 1:03:15 AM

I'm not sure about upgrading to a larger SSD, in my current build, I'm only using 33GB of my 60GB OS partition. That's with all windows updates, tons of drivers, all my maintenance utilities. Also, the Caviar Green in that link is more expensive than the Caviar Black I chose.
PSU I chose:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, the 560ti 448 core seems to be overclockable to equal or above the 570.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Would be my choice.
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February 21, 2012 2:53:33 AM

Twyzted said:
Just wanted to get a few opinions and suggestions on my new build, haven't ordered yet, but I am very close to it.

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
Mobo: ASUS P8Z68 VPRO/GEN3
Video Card: MSI Twin Frozr 2 (GeForce 560 Ti) 2GB
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000w (Bronze Certified)
CPU: Core i5-2500k Sandy
Boot Drive: Samsung 830 60BG SSD
RAM: G. Skill Sniper 8GB DDR 2133 (2x4)
Storage/Game Drive: WD Caviar Black 1.5 TB (64MB cache, 7200 RPM)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212

Any feedback would be appreciated immensely.


This PSU is great for a better deal it is semi-modular Click on the link:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 27, 2012 11:24:18 PM

Best answer selected by Twyzted.
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