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March 17, 2012 8:35:30 PM

Hey guys, here is the newegg link for my new build


https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...

*My budget would be around $1800
*Approximate purchase date would be March 30th
*I would like to do some high end video editing, gaming, and movie viewing platform.
*USA
*newegg
*Overclocking - Maybe
*SLI or Crossfire - Yes(Need more info about SLI and Crossfire. Also I am contemplating a double or triple monitor build for the future)


Not as experienced as some of the members on here, I figured I would ask you guys how my build looks.
I have a couple concerns.
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* Airflow and temp
* Motherboard versatility
* Are any of these components obsolete and expensive?
* Substitutions for better performance
* Overall layout
* Overall Compatibility
* Any other issues you guys see


Thanks All
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March 18, 2012 3:08:56 AM

rodcopperbottom said:
Hey guys, here is the newegg link for my new build


https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...

I can't comment on your build because it's not in a public wish list, but here's my suggestion:

Cooler Master 690 II: $79.99 ($69.99 after rebate)

SeaSonic X750 Gold: $149.99

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3: $121.99

Intel Core i5-2550K: $229.99

Noctua NH-D14: $85.99

G.SKILL Ares 8GB DDR3 1600: $44.99

2 x Sapphire Radeon 7970: $1069.98

Crucial M4 128GB: $164.99

Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB: $109.99

Total: $2058

A little over budget, but that'll give you the best performance for three 1920x1080 monitors. Includes lots of storage for your videos, an SSD for games, and plenty of overclocking headroom. It should run fairly cool and quiet as well, because of the efficient PSU, the rear-exhaust GPUs, and the Noctua NH-D14.
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March 18, 2012 3:20:59 AM

I made the OP's wishlist public: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Do not get a mATX MOBO - It is very limited in upgradeability, no matter how many features it has. Silverstone isn't a good PSU manufacturer. Try the Antec Earthwatts 750W PSU. The Noctua D14 performs the same as that liquid cooler for less. I would get an unlocked CPU if you plan to OC in the future. Try the i7-3920k.
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March 18, 2012 3:39:46 AM

The TX650 will be better for your build.

Everything else is mostly fine. The D14 is cheaper, but you won't be able to use RAM with heat spreaders so the H100 will be fine.
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March 18, 2012 3:40:59 AM

azeem40 said:
I made the OP's wishlist public: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Do not get a mATX MOBO - It is very limited in upgradeability, no matter how many features it has. Silverstone isn't a good PSU manufacturer. Try the Antec Earthwatts 750W PSU. The Noctua D14 performs the same as that liquid cooler for less. I would get an unlocked CPU if you plan to OC in the future. Try the i7-3920k.

Oh, thanks for that. I agree with your suggestions.
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March 18, 2012 3:41:23 AM

He could just get the Crucial Ballistix 8gb dual channel (2x4gb). It is cheaper and has a much much lower failure rate; it also is low profile. Large heatsinks on DDR3 memory is ridiculous (not needed).
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March 18, 2012 3:41:59 AM

e56imfg said:
The TX650 will be better for your build.

Everything else is mostly fine. The D14 is cheaper, but you won't be able to use RAM with heat spreaders so the H100 will be fine.

You can use RAM with heat spreaders that aren't too tall, like the G.SKILL Ares I recommended.
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March 18, 2012 9:42:27 PM

rodcopperbottom said:
So this is what it looks like so far:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

I am still unsure about of the mobo and GFX. I heard a new chipset is coming out and there 7800 is out or coming out for the GFX. Insight?

How important is video editing for you? Because I think your earlier kit had twice the RAM. 1866 RAM won't make much of a difference.

This is the CPU cooler you should get, not the H100.

This case has better cooling and has more up to date features.

This hard drive is essentially the same and $20 cheaper.

I would recommend this Corsair PSU over the Silverstone. It's $60 after rebate, and getting more wattage than that for a single GTX 570 would be silly.

You could wait for the 7800 series GPUs. LGA 1356, on the other hand, doesn't look too special compared to LGA 2011; the Ivy Bridge release is more important, and an LGA 2011 motherboard will support Ivy Bridge-E.
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