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April 13, 2012 8:00:00 PM

Looking for feedback on my build. What do you guys think?

Case: NZXT Phantom 410

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H

CPU: Core i7-2700k

GPU: Nvidia EVGA GTX 680 SuperClocked

PSU: Corsair HX750

SSD: Crucial M4 256GB

Memory: G.Skill 16GB (4x4GB) 1600

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo

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April 13, 2012 8:04:40 PM

The HAF 922 or HAF 932 would be more conventional cases.

I doubt you will get much more value out of a 2700k than you would out of a 2500k which costs much less.

You probably also won't get much value out of the 2nd 8GB (GBs 9 - 16) and you could have a performance hit by having it.

Otherwise, everything seems OK.
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April 13, 2012 8:07:07 PM

HEADSHOTPUNK said:
Looking for feedback on my build. What do you guys think?

Case: NZXT Phantom 410

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H

CPU: Core i7-2700k

GPU: Nvidia EVGA GTX 680 SuperClocked

PSU: Corsair HX750

SSD: Crucial M4 256GB

Memory: G.Skill 16GB (4x4GB) 1600

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... <--- Hard to give an honest opinion without knowing your budget and what the intended use(s) are for your build along with your monitors resolution and when you plan on purchasing...etc....
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April 13, 2012 8:09:11 PM

Raiddinn said:
The HAF 922 or HAF 932 would be more conventional cases.

I doubt you will get much more value out of a 2700k than you would out of a 2500k which costs much less.

You probably also won't get much value out of the 2nd 8GB (GBs 9 - 16) and you could have a performance hit by having it.

Otherwise, everything seems OK.



I actually plan on doing quite a bit of work in CS5 and possibly some other cpu intensive apps (and gaming :D  ) which is why I went with the i7 and the 16gb of ram.
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April 13, 2012 8:13:24 PM

Why_Me said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... <--- Hard to give an honest opinion without knowing your budget and what the intended use(s) are for your build along with your monitors resolution and when you plan on purchasing...etc....



Sorry about that!

Purchase Date: Today
Monitors: 2 x 23 inch @ 1080p
Uses: Gaming, CS5, 3DS Max / Maya
Budget: $1600 - $1700
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April 13, 2012 9:15:21 PM

HEADSHOTPUNK said:
Sorry about that!

Purchase Date: Today
Monitors: 2 x 23 inch @ 1080p
Uses: Gaming, CS5, 3DS Max / Maya
Budget: $1600 - $1700

First off I would drop down to the 2600K. Your going to gain it all back and then some with a simple o/c that's going to take you all of a few min. So save the $$.

Second and just as important...never ever get a 4x4GB set of RAM for a 1155 board when you can just as easily go with 2x8GB. That's for a few reasons. First off you leave yourself the ability to add another 16GB RAM in the future, and second you don't have all four RAM slots full sitting side by side creating heat.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... <---- Here's what's on newegg for 1.5v 2x8GB 1600 RAM.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <---- Good set to look at. It has low profile heat spreaders so it won't screw you on your cpu h/s fan.

Then I would buy myself a little head room for when if and when I added that second 680. 750w will cut it but it cuts it thin. This psu down below is manufactured by Seasonic as are all XFX psu's and the mid and upper tier Corsair psu's.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $154.99 - $134.99 after mail-in rebate card
XFX PRO850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80 Plus Silver Certified 850 Watt Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... <---- If your looking to cut the price at all without cutting quality then here's two Mushkin SSD's worth looking at.
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April 13, 2012 10:43:28 PM

I have to disagree with why_me about 2x8GBs of RAM.

Very many people have problems getting 8 GB sticks to work correctly in their computers. Anyone who gets 8 GB sticks opens themselves up to risk that they will have to do substantial amounts of troubleshooting on day 1.

When people get their computers they want to be productive soon afterwards, so for that reason I would suggest 4x 4GBs (preferably 2x CT2KIT51264BA1339) rather than 2x 8GBs of whatever brand and whatever speed.

Since a lot of people are prone to buying dodgy RAM brands in the first place, I would doubly advise against it for that reason too. I would trust a dodgy brand 4GB 1333 stick more than a dodgy brand 8GB whatever speed stick.

I would only suggest 8GB sticks for when having the maximum amount of RAM is of utmost importance, which only really happens in enterprise servers. Even then I might suggest 16 GB sticks instead if the budget allows for it.

That being said, I do 2nd the suggestion of using an XFX 850w PSU. Also 2nd the suggestion of using a 2600k OCd to 2700k levels rather than paying the extra for a 2700k.
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April 16, 2012 8:36:51 PM

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