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May 26, 2012 4:24:06 PM
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May 26, 2012 4:34:34 PM

1. Don't spent $30 on an HDMI cable. There is literally no difference between it and a $5 cable.

2. You do not need an 850W power supply. You only need power supplies that big if you're using multiple video cards.

3. You do not need 16GB of RAM. There is literally no benefit unless you're doing serious video editing. Get 8GB instead.

4. You do not need that expensive of a motherboard. A $140 board will perform every bit as well.
May 26, 2012 4:36:33 PM

willard said:
1. Don't spent $30 on an HDMI cable. There is literally no difference between it and a $5 cable.

2. You do not need an 850W power supply. You only need power supplies that big if you're using multiple video cards.

3. You do not need 16GB of RAM. There is literally no benefit unless you're doing serious video editing. Get 8GB instead.

4. You do not need that expensive of a motherboard. A $140 board will perform every bit as well.


Will change, thanks! only reason i bought expensive hdmi was for the length i needed
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May 26, 2012 4:42:06 PM

I just changed everything you told me and the new price is 1,769
May 26, 2012 4:54:15 PM

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The ram and your heat sink are not compatible you half to get low profile ram reason i know i use to have the Cooler Master V8


Alright thanks!
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May 26, 2012 4:57:14 PM

g-gill24 said:
Alright thanks!
no problem your welcome! ;) 
May 26, 2012 4:59:46 PM

Hey, i can't seem to find any low profile ram on tigerdirect, any help
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May 26, 2012 5:13:21 PM

First things first: if you're dead-set on a 700+ watt PSU, pick one of these (except for maybe the silly RAM bundle ones, dunno if those heat spreaders would fit) instead of that CoolerMaster PSU. Corsair is better quality and more affordable. Just make sure the one you pick is at least '80+ Certified' (bronze, silver, and gold are better).

As for RAM, this should fit easily with your HSF.
May 26, 2012 6:10:26 PM

mousseng said:
First things first: if you're dead-set on a 700+ watt PSU, pick one of these (except for maybe the silly RAM bundle ones, dunno if those heat spreaders would fit) instead of that CoolerMaster PSU. Corsair is better quality and more affordable. Just make sure the one you pick is at least '80+ Certified' (bronze, silver, and gold are better).

As for RAM, this should fit easily with your HSF.


Thanks, i will upgrade the ram and ill think ill just keep the PSU i have now since im fine with the price
May 26, 2012 6:19:55 PM

Decided to upgrade gtx 670 to 680
May 26, 2012 6:35:15 PM

I upgraded my motherboard and decided to remove the SSD drive

So my new price is $1,735
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May 26, 2012 8:06:06 PM

That's a nice mobo, but I'd actually go with this one (especially since you've got a full ATX case anyway): http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

It's virtually the same thing, same price, but it's got more PCI slots and more i/o ports.

Also, as far as I can tell there's really no reason to move up to the 680 - there's about 5% performance difference between the two. Your call, though.
May 26, 2012 8:22:45 PM

mousseng said:
That's a nice mobo, but I'd actually go with this one (especially since you've got a full ATX case anyway): http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

It's virtually the same thing, same price, but it's got more PCI slots and more i/o ports.

Also, as far as I can tell there's really no reason to move up to the 680 - there's about 5% performance difference between the two. Your call, though.


For my motherboard it said it supported the 3rd gen intel processors, that's the only reason. Though if it works on your motherboard i will get that one
May 27, 2012 12:31:51 AM

I'd go with a asus direct top cuIi gtx 670 instead, $150 less and it comes pre over clocked not to mention you can easily overclock it even more with the provided software it comes with, just my opinion. And if you plan on over locking your CPU I'd use an i7 or i5 sandy bridge processor, 2500k or something if the sort, save you an extra 150 or so. Good luck with your build!
May 27, 2012 2:04:26 PM

Bump i need more feedbacks before purchasing
May 27, 2012 4:59:38 PM

mousseng said:
More feedback:

- Drop back to a GTX670; $100+ for a 5-10% performance increase is not a good deal.
- Get a 2600k instead of the 3770k; there's no real gaming benefit for thte 3770k over the 2600k.
- Use the money you saved on those to get that Crucial M4 SSD (or possibly an OCZ Vertex 4).


Thanks for the feedback

I might change graphics card but ill keep CPU, I just have this urge to have the newest of everything lol
May 27, 2012 5:08:58 PM

thinking of just getting 2 gtx 670 for sli
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