Your Advise On This Build

Would you advise any changements??

Intel Core i7 2700K BOX, 3.5GHz, LGA 1155, 4C/8T, unlocked
Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3, Z68, LGA1155, PCI-E 3.0, SLI/CFX
Corsair XMS3 2x2GB
Sapphire HD 7950 Dual Fan 3GB, PCI-E x16 3.0, DP, HDMI
Asus DRW-24B3ST, DVD Brenner, schwarz, SATA
Super Flower AMAZON SF-800P14HE
Cooler Master HAF Mini Window RC-922M-KWN1-GP - black
or
Antec 900 v2 advanced
And an SSD of 120GB. (got an old HDD lying around by desk for extra)
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  1. Depending on what you plan to do with it..

    If your primary goal is a gaming computer, 2700k is an unnecessary expense as it offers absolutely no advantage over a 2500k in performance.

    The money you could save would allow you to get some more RAM. 4GB is barely makin' it these days.

    Other than that, yea its a pretty nice build.
  2. nekulturny said:
    Depending on what you plan to do with it..

    If your primary goal is a gaming computer, 2700k is an unnecessary expense as it offers absolutely no advantage over a 2500k in performance.

    The money you could save would allow you to get some more RAM. 4GB is barely makin' it these days.

    Other than that, yea its a pretty nice build.


    I'd also put the difference into a bit more into the PSU - judging by the choice of the 7950 I'm guessing it's a gaming build. Go for this as your PSU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703028

    As for case choice I'd be far inclined to recommend this over the Antec 900 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139008
  3. g-unit1111 said:
    I'd also put the difference into a bit more into the PSU - judging by the choice of the 7950 I'm guessing it's a gaming build. Go for this as your PSU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703028

    As for case choice I'd be far inclined to recommend this over the Antec 900 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139008


    Actually wanted to get the Cooler Master CM690II Advanced Case (With window on side panel).
    I like fancy cases with windows to add lights (modding).

    Computer is for gaming, yea, im going to go for i5 2550k with the new GTX 680 instead of the HD 7950.
    And i'm obliged to keep my 4GB of ram as i will be using w7 32bit (which only supports ~3.5GB)
  4. thomazeboss said:
    Actually wanted to get the Cooler Master CM690II Advanced Case (With window on side panel).
    I like fancy cases with windows to add lights (modding).

    Computer is for gaming, yea, im going to go for i5 2550k with the new GTX 680 instead of the HD 7950.
    And i'm obliged to keep my 4GB of ram as i will be using w7 32bit (which only supports ~3.5GB)


    The CM 690II is a good choice but it's quite a bit outdated. Maybe try the Antec 1100 - it meets all your requirements and has better cable management: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129178&Tpk=antec%201100

    But don't get the 2550K - it's just a 2500K with a slightly faster clock and no onboard video.
  5. You don't need a monster PSU, even to SLI 680s. The card draws ~190W under load, which is less than a 6950. You could easily get by with a 650W PSU, provided it's got a quality rail.

    Corsair TX650
    Seasonic X650
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