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February 24, 2012 2:05:23 AM
February 24, 2012 2:33:02 AM

You need to look at more low profile RAM. The tall heat sinks on yours will not fit with the hyper 212 cooler.

I would go with the gen 3 asus board.

Go with the m4 SSD More reliable and saves you $15. If you got the money i should shell out for the 128gb one. They fill up quick.

That powersupply will be fine aslong as you dont plan to SLI two 570's together. If so get the 750w. You might want to anyways incase you change your mind. Other than that it looks great the 570 is a great card and you should be happy with your build.

a b å Intel
February 24, 2012 2:44:28 AM


I'll give a major second to the Crucial M4 - I have the same drive and it's been really excellent so far.

That looks pretty good but I actually think the 570 might be overkill. I'd say drop it to a 560TI and invest the difference in getting a better case and motherboard. I'm not taking anything away from the HAF 912 - it's a great case, I just think a $1300 build deserves a bit better:


- Corsair Carbide 400R:
- Fractal Design Arc MIDI:


- Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P:
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February 28, 2012 2:40:10 AM

This will be mainly for gaming. I also plan to mess around with OC'ing on the 2500k and/or 570
Would the PSU be enough at 650w if I don't plan on doing any SLI?
Any other thoughts would be great, thanks.

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