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  1. IMO,yeah it's "that" good.
  2. should i get the USB 3.0 or normal?

    search on pccase: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=Silverstone+Fortress+FT02B+with+Window&x=0&y=0

    both are there i would like to know which one i should get.

    @recon-uk is that a fan? or something link to it please.
  3. usb 3 is just 10 bucks more and i guess you don't mind 10 bucks extra LOL!
  4. hellfire24 said:
    usb 3 is just 10 bucks more and i guess you don't mind 10 bucks extra LOL!

    no definitely don't mind 10 bucks LOL. and is it the same as normal but with added usb 3? will i even need it/use it? and does 3.0 work with normal USB's with 2.0?
  5. will i need thermal paste or anything like that?
  6. Depends. What CPU Cooler are you getting?
  7. azeem40 said:
    Depends. What CPU Cooler are you getting?

    i'm getting the CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler found here: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=18670
  8. ^only if you buy a xigmatek cooler :lol:
    other wise stock paste is good enough.
  9. The Hyper 212 EVO comes with a really good non-conductive thermal paste.
  10. ok awesome thanks for the fast reply
  11. Ok here is the best one i can make! (for now at least from what people say besides SLI of course!)


    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard $155:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_711_1183&products_id=19867


    Intel Ivy Bridge i5 3750K 3.4hz ~$212 USD :

    http://www.guru3d.com/news/intel-ivy-bridge-gets-prelaunch-price-cut/


    G.Skill Ares F3-2133C9Q-16GAB 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 $169.00:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=19626


    Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001 $139.00:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=19554


    Crucial M4 SSD 256GB $349.00:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=17686


    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB $699.00:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=19788


    Silverstone Fortress FT02B with Window USB 3.0 $249.00:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=17941


    ASUS PCE-N15 Wireless N PCIe Adaptor $45.00:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=18067


    Silverstone Strider 850W Gold ST85F-G $179.00:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=16519


    CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler $39.00:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=18670


    LG CH12LS28 12X BD-R Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive $55.00:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=18220


    Total Cost = $2290 (BECAUSE AUSSIE DOLLAR)


    Stuff not included in the budget:


    ASUS VE248H 24in Widescreen LED Monitor $199.00:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=558_1212&products_id=16558


    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM $95.00:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=17003


    Razer Tiamat 7.1 Headset $228:

    https://www.ebgames.com.au/pc-156498-Razer-Tiamat-71-Headset-PC


    Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard Mirror Edition $89.00:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=8762


    Razer Imperator 4G Battlefield 3 Edition $95.00:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=18940


    SteelSeries QcK Diablo III Barbarian Edition mousepad $24.00:

    https://www.ebgames.com.au/pc-156493-SteelSeries-QcK-Diablo-III-Barbarian-Edition-mousepad-PC


    Kaspersky Anti Virus 2012 1 User/1 Year OEM $15:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=375_975&products_id=18512


    Total cost ALTOGETHER = $3035


    Here is my wishlist on pc case gear http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=wish_lists&wlcId=54629&action=wish_lists with everything except for the mouse pad and headset.(they don't have them.) (unfortunately to be able to see the wishlist you have to be logged in)
  12. you have made a really great(not to mention expensive too)build.only suggestion is to change your headset but if it's a personal choice then keep it.great build and good luck.
  13. ok so here is what i will most likely get.


    Silverstone Fortress FT02B with Window USB 3.0 $249.00:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=17941


    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard $155.00:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=19867


    GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 Video Card - 3072MB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0 (x16), 1x Dual-Link DVI-I, 2x Mini DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, Eyefinity, CrossFireX, Overclocked x2 $1,079.98:

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2056404&sku=G452-7972


    Intel Ivy Bridge i5 3750K 3.4hz ~$212 USD :

    http://www.guru3d.com/news/intel-ivy-bridge-gets-prelaunch-price-cut


    SilverStone ST1200-G Strider Gold Modular ATX Power Supply - 1200W, 80 Plus Gold, 135mm Fan, Active PFC $259.99:

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7246676&sku=S35-2056


    G.Skill Ares F3-2133C9Q-16GAB 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 $169:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=19626


    Corsair CWCH80 Hydro H80 CPU Liquid Cooler - 120mm Fan, LGA775, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, LGA 2011, AM2, AM3 $84.99:

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=581559&sku=C13-2180


    Asus VE248H 24" Widescreen Full HD LED Monitor - 1080p, 1920x1080, 16:9, 10000000:1 Dynamic, DVI, VGA, Integrated Speakers $204.99:

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6804706&sku=A466-2410


    Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB Serial ATA Hard Drive - 2TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gb/s $119.99:

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=744345&sku=TSD-2000AS4


    Crucial M4 SSD 256GB $349.00:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=17686


    LG CH12LS28 12X BD-R Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive $55.00

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=18220


    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit with SP1 OEM $179.00:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=16917


    Kaspersky Anti Virus 2012 1 User/1 Year OEM $15.00:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=18512


    Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard Mirror Edition $89.00:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=8762


    Razer RZ01-00350300-R3M1 Imperator Battlefield 3 Gaming Mouse - USB, 6400 DPI, Adjustable Side Buttons, 7 Programmable Keys $66.99:

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1403237&sku=R99-1132


    ASUS PCE-N15 Wireless N PCIe Adaptor $45.00:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=18067


    Razer Tiamat 7.1 Headset $228.00: (@hellfire24 you have contributed SOOOO much to my rig but i just love the look and i think it will be much better than other ones!)

    https://www.ebgames.com.au/pc-156498-Razer-Tiamat-71-Headset-PC


    SteelSeries QcK Diablo III Barbarian Edition mousepad $24.00:

    https://www.ebgames.com.au/pc-156493-SteelSeries-QcK-Diablo-III-Barbarian-Edition-mousepad-PC


    Total Cost = 3,585.93

    EDIT: OK now i don't know which one to get because it seems the 7970 still has problems and the drivers are still no better (or at least not much better) than day 1 but Nvidia i know from experience can vastly improve the performance of the card! so which one im trying to figure out! it was so much easier when i knew nothing!
  14. everything is good but why 1200w?7970 CF needs no more than 850w.i really don't like H80.for $15 extra,h100 is a better deal-
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=581556&csid=_23
  15. hellfire24 said:
    everything is good but why 1200w?7970 CF needs no more than 850w.i really don't like H80.for $15 extra,h100 is a better deal-
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=581556&csid=_23

    will the h100 fit in my case though? and once again im torn between 2 7970's or 2 680's at as much overclock as possible and right now i am looking at benchmarks where the 680 is better but i have seen others where the 7970 is better so once again i'm not sure which ones to get.

    and is that cooling enough for everything not to get TOO hot?
  16. first of all,you don't need 7970 cf or 680 SLi but i would suggest going with 680.it's faster and overall better IMO.h100 will fit in your case.recon is running a similar setup(fortress is pretty much similar to raven)
  17. hellfire24 said:
    first of all,you don't need 7970 cf or 680 SLi but i would suggest going with 680.it's faster and overall better IMO.h100 will fit in your case.recon is running a similar setup(fortress is pretty much similar to raven)

    ok should i go with the 680 superclocked http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=19988

    or with the normal one? http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=19893
    i know they are not in stock right now but they will be eventually
  18. you can do the overclocking by yourself :)
  19. hellfire24 said:
    you can do the overclocking by yourself :)

    ok thanks

    but do you know if this is the same as the non overclocked one?

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2519925&CatId=7387
  20. ^that's a SC(superclocked) card.
  21. hellfire24 said:
    ^that's a SC(superclocked) card.

    ok that will be alright anyway but why is it so cheap when the recommended retail sale (or whatever it is) is like $500? that is very cheap! if it isn't some sort of knock off or something maybe...... but then they wouldn't sell it.... man i don't know why it's so cheap do you know why or have any idea why?
  22. ^just enjoy!
  23. OK when Ivy Bridge comes out im going to order all the parts! :D
  24. Best answer selected by mark12000.
    nthis was because he got me to pccasegear.com because if he didn't i would probably be trying to get it form amazon. but i can't thank you all enough for all of your help in making this incredible build!
  25. ^good,why me is a good person.
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