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Can i get some feed back on my new build

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May 27, 2012 1:27:06 AM

New specs
CPU Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo)

CPU COOLING Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer

GPU GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB

MOTHERBOARD GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H

RAM CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

STORAGE Western Digital 500 GB RE4 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache

PSU CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750

CASE NZXT Phantom (White)

OS Windows Vista (may update to windows 7, plan on waiting for windows 8)

Is there anything you can see that i should upgrade do with out or otherwise change. My budge was $1,000 but i went over it by about $250. If you all wouldn't mind giving some feed back on what i built i would greatly appreciate it. :wahoo: 

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May 27, 2012 1:59:10 AM

ditch the water cooling . A $30 cm hyper 212 is more than adequate

The RE4 hard drive a product for server RAIDs. A conventional hard drive is a better option

You need a 500 watt psu to run that
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May 27, 2012 2:03:17 AM

If you are overclocking you may want to get an h100 water cooler. If you aren't overclocking I would recommend an i7-3770 processor or an i5-3570 processor (non K)
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May 27, 2012 4:07:06 AM

Would i really see that big of a difference in that h100 then the thermaltake?
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May 27, 2012 5:10:02 AM

Bfulks said:
Would i really see that big of a difference in that h100 then the thermaltake?



Would you really see that big of a difference with that water than the air cooler?

and is it worth blowing so much of your budget on something that wont increase performance?
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May 27, 2012 1:40:19 PM

I didnt blow that much on the LCS it was only $60 and a $30 air cooling doesn't do much for looks. Sure the performance increase of the performer won't be that big of a deal but it does still out perform the EVGA superclock cpu cooler at $40, and thats said to be a better air cooling solution out there. me personally i want more control over the heat in my case. i plan on mounting the radiator at the top of the case and installing an additional 200mm on the side panel to keep my GFX card frosty.
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