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April 21, 2012 1:20:14 PM

Can you please let me know if there is anything I should change on my build or any compatibility issues with this build. Also any advice on upgrades that will be highly beneficial. I intend to OC and would like to stay away from water cooling so if anything in that regard should be changed also please advice me.

Silverstone Fortress FT02B
I5-3570K
ASUS Sabertooth Z77
2x 680 GTX
PWS Seasonic Platinum - 1000W
16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1600mhz DDR3 C10
Noctua NH-D14
Auzen X-Plosion 7.1 Cinema (got it for free of a mate)
1x Crucial M4 256GB
2x WD CAVIAR GREEN 3.5" 1TB 7200/64MB/SATA3
LITE-ON REV.B 24x SATA DVD-R/RW/DL BLACK
Samsung S27A950

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April 21, 2012 2:07:17 PM

A 750W PSU would be more than enough.
You can save a bunch of money by switching to a cheaper heatsink, which will have slightly decreased cooling performance but greatly decreased price. Check out the $50 Scythe Mugen 3 and the $35 Hyper 212 EVO.
Without Ivy reviews, I have nothing to say about the CPU, but you'll obviously have to wait and see how Tom's likes it, how it compares to the rest of the lineup and how much it costs.
April 21, 2012 2:18:02 PM

kajabla said:
A 750W PSU would be more than enough.
You can save a bunch of money by switching to a cheaper heatsink, which will have slightly decreased cooling performance but greatly decreased price. Check out the $50 Scythe Mugen 3 and the $35 Hyper 212 EVO.
Without Ivy reviews, I have nothing to say about the CPU, but you'll obviously have to wait and see how Tom's likes it, how it compares to the rest of the lineup and how much it costs.


I got the PSU off a mate really cheap so unless it will do more harm than good I will be sticking with it. Money is not really an issue with this build as it is coming well under budget for me, so I will probably stick with the more expensive cooler as you have said it will perform better. Thanks for your comment though I do appreciate it.
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April 21, 2012 2:42:16 PM

Yes it is all compatible! Seems like a fairly good build overall. Your PSU won't do you any harm. Just a note if you'd like to show off your pc I reccomend getting a case with a clear door. That way if people look in they can see all your hard work lol. Not a big deal but for $250 its easy to find a different case with this feature. Only matters if you plan on showcasing it though. If your locking it up in a desk don't worry about it:) 
April 21, 2012 3:03:48 PM

andystanley said:
Yes it is all compatible! Seems like a fairly good build overall. Your PSU won't do you any harm. Just a note if you'd like to show off your pc I reccomend getting a case with a clear door. That way if people look in they can see all your hard work lol. Not a big deal but for $250 its easy to find a different case with this feature. Only matters if you plan on showcasing it though. If your locking it up in a desk don't worry about it:) 


Yea I am planning on getting it with a clear panel http://www.vtechindustries.com.au/silverstone-fortress-... . But main reason is it is best case for cooling on the market at the moment.
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