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April 2, 2012 5:39:07 PM

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
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Antec 900 v2 advanced
And an SSD of 120GB. (got an old HDD lying around by desk for extra)

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a c 118 B Homebuilt system
April 2, 2012 7:15:12 PM

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.
a c 93 B Homebuilt system
April 2, 2012 9:35:06 PM

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=N82E168...

As for case choice I'd be far inclined to recommend this over the Antec 900 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
April 4, 2012 11:44:52 AM

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=N82E168...

As for case choice I'd be far inclined to recommend this over the Antec 900 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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)
a c 93 B Homebuilt system
April 4, 2012 8:28:30 PM

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=N82E168...

But don't get the 2550K - it's just a 2500K with a slightly faster clock and no onboard video.
a b B Homebuilt system
April 4, 2012 10:28:16 PM

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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