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"First" very ambitious build...

This is technically my first complete build, some parts are ordered while others I am still deciding on...

Thoughts, advice and/or criticism are all welcomed.


Case: Coolermaster Storm Trooper
Mobo: Asus x79 Sabertooth
CPU: i7-3930k SBE
PSU: Coolermaster Silent Pro Hybrid 1050W

Everything above has been ordered or received already.

I am really only stuck on which video card route to go. This system will of course been an "all-around" system, mostly gaming but also work related use.
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  1. Best answer
    Buy 7950 or 7970 video card.
    XFX Radeon HD 7950 Core Edition 3GB 384-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150590
    This have better cooling ASUS HD7950-DC2T-3GD5 Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121489
    XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150596
  2. Better cooling is always preferable :)

    Forgot to mention, also looking for an excellent CPU cooler, thinking about the Corsair H100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181017 as a viable option but just wondering if anyone has experience/knowledge on something "better" which I haven't come across as yet in my research.
  3. it's good but stock fans are crap.swap them out for something good.gentle typhoons and cougar fans are recommended.
  4. Yeah, I have read many reviews/forums on swapping the stock fans out which is what I will do. May end up going with the H100 seeing as I have yet to come across anything better.

    Another question, Push/Pull....I felt like an idiot trying to understand how the hell do fans work.

    How much of a difference would a push/pull configuration make?

    Are there any changes that needs to be made to my case in order to achieve this config? (Besides changing the stock fans, fan directions, placement?)
  5. sosofm said:
    Buy 7950 or 7970 video card.
    XFX Radeon HD 7950 Core Edition 3GB 384-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150590
    This have better cooling ASUS HD7950-DC2T-3GD5 Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121489
    XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150596



    Thank you for the advice. What are your thoughts on:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150591
  6. ^is a reference card.they have less cooling,more noise and less overlocking potential.
  7. Yeah figured as much. Leaning more towards the XFX Double D, I have a XFX 6870 Double D in my current PC :)
  8. Best answer selected by eCkz.
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