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April 24, 2012 1:54:36 PM

IMO,yeah it's "that" good.
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April 24, 2012 2:06:04 PM

usb 3 is just 10 bucks more and i guess you don't mind 10 bucks extra LOL!
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April 24, 2012 2:08:28 PM

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?
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April 25, 2012 6:18:59 AM

will i need thermal paste or anything like that?
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April 25, 2012 6:23:06 AM

Depends. What CPU Cooler are you getting?
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April 25, 2012 6:26:09 AM

^only if you buy a xigmatek cooler :lol: 
other wise stock paste is good enough.
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April 25, 2012 6:26:43 AM

The Hyper 212 EVO comes with a really good non-conductive thermal paste.
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April 25, 2012 6:27:47 AM

ok awesome thanks for the fast reply
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April 27, 2012 2:18:37 PM

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_i...



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

http://www.guru3d.com/news/intel-ivy-bridge-gets-prelau...



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

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...



Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001 $139.00:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...



Crucial M4 SSD 256GB $349.00:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...


Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB $699.00:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...



Silverstone Fortress FT02B with Window USB 3.0 $249.00:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...


ASUS PCE-N15 Wireless N PCIe Adaptor $45.00:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...



Silverstone Strider 850W Gold ST85F-G $179.00:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...



CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler $39.00:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...


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

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...



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_i...


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

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...


Razer Tiamat 7.1 Headset $228:

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


Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard Mirror Edition $89.00:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...


Razer Imperator 4G Battlefield 3 Edition $95.00:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...


SteelSeries QcK Diablo III Barbarian Edition mousepad $24.00:

https://www.ebgames.com.au/pc-156493-SteelSeries-QcK-Di...


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

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...


Total cost ALTOGETHER = $3035


Here is my wishlist on pc case gear http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=wish_list... 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)
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April 27, 2012 4:34:09 PM

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.
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April 28, 2012 11:19:10 AM

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_i...



ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard $155.00:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...



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/ite...



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

http://www.guru3d.com/news/intel-ivy-bridge-gets-prelau...



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/ite...



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

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...



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/ite...



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/ite...



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

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...



Crucial M4 SSD 256GB $349.00:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...



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

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...



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

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...



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

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...



Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard Mirror Edition $89.00:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...



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/ite...



ASUS PCE-N15 Wireless N PCIe Adaptor $45.00:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...



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-He...



SteelSeries QcK Diablo III Barbarian Edition mousepad $24.00:

https://www.ebgames.com.au/pc-156493-SteelSeries-QcK-Di...


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!
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April 28, 2012 12:59:17 PM

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/ite...

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?
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April 28, 2012 1:09:39 PM

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)
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April 28, 2012 1:38:43 PM

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_i...

or with the normal one? http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
i know they are not in stock right now but they will be eventually
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April 28, 2012 1:47:11 PM

you can do the overclocking by yourself :) 
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April 28, 2012 1:53:35 PM

^that's a SC(superclocked) card.
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April 28, 2012 1:58:11 PM

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?
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April 28, 2012 3:58:22 PM

^just enjoy!
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April 28, 2012 11:14:47 PM

OK when Ivy Bridge comes out im going to order all the parts! :D 
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April 29, 2012 12:28:35 AM

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!
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April 29, 2012 4:11:41 AM

^good,why me is a good person.
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