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March 26, 2012 9:45:06 PM

Give me some feed back on what you think about this set up. If you see anything outta place or something I overlooked just let me know. Thanks all!!! PLEASE COMMENT IF YOU READ. :sol: 

NZXT Switch 810 CA-SW810-B1 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

XFX Double D HD-695X-CDFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler

KINGWIN Lazer LZ-850 850W Modular 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC W/ 3-Way LED Switch and Universal Modular Connector

OCZ VTX3-25SAT3-120G Vertex 3 Solid State Drive - 120GB, 2.5", SATA III

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Logitech G510 Black USB Wired Gaming Keyboard

ASUS VH236H Black 23" Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers 2ms response time

LITE-ON Black Internal 12X Blu-ray Combo SATA Model

4 Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AR-R1 R4 Series Case Fan - 120mm, Long Sleeve Bearing, 4 Red LEDs, 2000RPM, 69.69CFM, 19dBA, 12VDC

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March 26, 2012 9:48:23 PM

Very jealous of your build right now. I wish i got the switch but they didn't have it at microcenter :( .
Good luck!
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March 26, 2012 10:46:16 PM

I'd scale back the motherboard and invest the difference in upgrading your GPU to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For the motherboard get this instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also swap your PSU with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And your SSD with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And your secondary HD with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also watch the tall heat sinks on the Vengeance RAM - make sure you get the low profile version if you're going to be using a Hyper 212, otherwise if you look at those proposed changes everything else looks good.
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March 27, 2012 2:21:21 AM

You think that the ram is gonna hit the 212 cooler? And ty for the options but I am not really looking for a motherboard with intergrated graphics. So that board is really not for me.
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March 27, 2012 2:27:22 AM

I want to second the Gigabyte UD3H board linked above. The z68 board is cheaper and will serve you just as well as the maximus p67 board you listed. The graphics on your processor won't take precedence over your discrete GPU, so it won't matter.

I'm not sure why a 950 Watt power supply was recommended for a build with a single 7870, though. A 750 Watt would handle crossfired 7870's and an overclocked i5 just fine. Like this one, which is $95 after rebate:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That was a pretty good deal for that Silencer 950, but ultimately you'd be spending more than on this PSU that will serve you just as well.

Also, check out this other full-tower by NZXT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's $40 cheaper and still very nice.
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March 27, 2012 7:03:28 PM

mortonww said:
I want to second the Gigabyte UD3H board linked above. The z68 board is cheaper and will serve you just as well as the maximus p67 board you listed. The graphics on your processor won't take precedence over your discrete GPU, so it won't matter.

I'm not sure why a 950 Watt power supply was recommended for a build with a single 7870, though. A 750 Watt would handle crossfired 7870's and an overclocked i5 just fine. Like this one, which is $95 after rebate:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That was a pretty good deal for that Silencer 950, but ultimately you'd be spending more than on this PSU that will serve you just as well.

Also, check out this other full-tower by NZXT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's $40 cheaper and still very nice.


I recommend that PSU because for the price it's an absolute steal compared to say - the Corsair AX 850 or Seasonic X750 / X850 Gold. It's a proven PSU, solid construction, and you get future-proofing in case you decide to Crossfire / SLI. I also like the Phantom as well - that's an excellent choice.

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You think that the ram is gonna hit the 212 cooler? And ty for the options but I am not really looking for a motherboard with intergrated graphics. So that board is really not for me.


Yes it will if you get the tall heat sinks. If you get low profile RAM like this you'll have no issues:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The thing with Z68 though is that you're not going to find very many motherboards without integrated graphics, and I certainly don't recommend paying $300 on a motherboard when you could get a $150 board and put that difference into your GPU - I can't stress enough how important having a good GPU is to ensure the longevity of your build.
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