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May 2, 2012 12:46:16 AM

Hi i am just trying to get a final check before i purchase the components.

If you have any recommendations that would be great!

Corsair HX-850 Power supply
Seagate SATA3 2Tb barracuda
Kingston 8G DDR3 1600MHz HyperX
Gainsward GTX580 Phantom 3072mb PCIe
Corsair Hydro H40 CPU Cooler
Intel 520 series120Gb SSD
Asrock z77-Extreme 6
Intel i53570k
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Corsair 600t

MY PC will be used for gaming with web browsing and music and movie's

Thank you for all your help
May 2, 2012 1:06:33 AM

I'd grab a 7950, 7970, or 680 instead of the outdated 580. All of those will perform better than the 580.
May 2, 2012 2:09:42 AM

I like it. Everything will work together great. In fact, I wish it were mine ;) 
Tom's Graphic Card Hierarchy Chart doesn't consider that GTX 580 such a slouch: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
Right up there with the HD 7950 and a baby step below the HD 7970. The GTX 500 series don't turn into antiques just because a new model comes out.

If you want to save a few bucks, dropping back to Windows 7 Home Premium OEM won't change a thing for gaming and the tasks you listed. But it doesn't look as if you are worrying about a few bucks.
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May 2, 2012 2:37:06 AM

thanks for the replys this is my first complete build i have added things to my old pc's but i felt like it was time i built my own. I was considering droping down and saving some money and see what windows 8 is like but i am pretty set on everything else. i have a favouring for nividia so i will stick with the 580
May 2, 2012 2:45:51 AM

C_reid said:
thanks for the replys this is my first complete build i have added things to my old pc's but i felt like it was time i built my own. I was considering droping down and saving some money and see what windows 8 is like but i am pretty set on everything else. i have a favouring for nividia so i will stick with the 580

Have you tried the Windows 8 RC that's offered? I did. I don't think I can get used that 'tablet' GUI. I ended up going back to Win7.

Sorry, meant consumer trial version, not RC version.
May 2, 2012 2:49:08 AM

I had a quick look but i havnt had any real time to sit down and go through the UI i dont think i will like the interface either
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May 2, 2012 2:58:06 AM

i honestly don't like that low end water cooling solution; it has an aluminum cold plate.

i really would suggest sticking with air until you can afford a better solution.
May 2, 2012 3:02:49 AM

would the h70/80 be better?

I live in a tropical place and the temps get quite high so i wanted water cooling to stop my cpu from getting fried
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May 2, 2012 3:22:03 AM

an H80 would be SSSOOOOO much better :) 
May 2, 2012 3:22:33 AM

thanks for that i will make the swap
May 2, 2012 3:45:25 AM

I did some quick research and i think the h80 is the way to go

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May 2, 2012 4:02:55 AM
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C_reid said:
I did some quick research and i think the h80 is the way to go

ok! cool.
i will admit hoses and radiators are things i am not an expert at but i do know you want copper on that cpu for better heat conductivity.
May 2, 2012 4:35:09 AM

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