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February 29, 2012 2:15:51 PM

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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February 29, 2012 2:20:42 PM

Buy 7950 or 7970 video card.
XFX Radeon HD 7950 Core Edition 3GB 384-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This have better cooling ASUS HD7950-DC2T-3GD5 Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 29, 2012 2:31:10 PM

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=N82E168... 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.
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February 29, 2012 2:57:24 PM

it's good but stock fans are crap.swap them out for something good.gentle typhoons and cougar fans are recommended.
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February 29, 2012 3:54:59 PM

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?)
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February 29, 2012 4:02:09 PM

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=N82E168...
This have better cooling ASUS HD7950-DC2T-3GD5 Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Thank you for the advice. What are your thoughts on:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 29, 2012 4:11:14 PM

^is a reference card.they have less cooling,more noise and less overlocking potential.
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February 29, 2012 4:37:33 PM

Yeah figured as much. Leaning more towards the XFX Double D, I have a XFX 6870 Double D in my current PC :) 
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February 29, 2012 4:54:57 PM

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