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March 23, 2012 11:42:14 PM

Hey, decided its time to get a computer that's going to last a while, and building looks to be cheaper and much more fun so here it goes. If i could just get some comments on the system, and have a check for any compatibility issues I may have missed. Also if you have any suggestions for things that might be better for the same/less price that would be great.

Uses: Gaming, running a virtual machine or 2, movies and the other usual stuff.

Case --------------------- Cooler Master CM 690 II Adv
Power Supply ---------- Corsair HX-750
Motherboard ----------- ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
Processor Intel -------- i7-3770K
Graphics Card --------- nVidia GTX 680
RAM --------------------- G.SKILL Ripjaws X 2x4Gb
Hard Drive 1 ----------- OCZ Vertex 3 120GB
Hard Drive 2 ----------- 2TB Seagate Barracuda
OS ----------------------- Windows 7 Home Prem x64
Moniter ------------------ Asus VS248H 24"W 1920x1080

Also may SLI in a year or 2, and not OC straight away, giving me time to buy extra fans etc.

The things I have looked at the least are the mobo and the moniter, really just added to match the rest, so would appreciate any thoughts on improving them.

One question I do have however, is about the motherboard, looking at the comparison, there is very little difference between the pro and the normal version, I think its along the lines of 1 USB 3.0 port and one other thing I cant remember. Am I missing something?

Thanks in advance for all comments.

EDIT: One other thing, is the PSU giving enough headroom for 2 680's in SLI

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March 24, 2012 12:03:19 AM

I'd want a better case for all that fancy hardware

Corsair 500R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Corsair HX850 would be a good match w/ oomph enuff for two 680's

Alternate would be the Antec 1200V3 or DF-85 w/ CP-850

If that's the Barracuda XT, then I'm behind the HD

As for the SSD, the Chronos Deluxe has same performance and cheaper

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

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-review-benchmar...

And Id do a 120Hz monitor


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March 24, 2012 12:22:46 AM

Thanks for that, any recommendations for the monitor? I really just tacked that onto the end, haven't really looked into them that much.
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March 24, 2012 12:26:49 AM

Awesome build, will definitely last for years! For SLI, 850+ is good.
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March 27, 2012 9:05:46 AM

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