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May 31, 2012 1:28:54 PM

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Adjustable HDD Cage (Black Color) [-25]

Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts [+9]

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)

Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more) [+49]

Cooling Fan: EVGA Superclock CPU Gaming Cooler Fan [+13]

Motherboard: [CrossFireX/SLI] ASUS P8Z77-V Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, Wi-Fi GO!, 7.1 HD Audio, Intel GbLAN, Display Port, 3x PCIe x16 (2 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2x PCIe x1 & 2 PCI (All Venom Ultimate OC Certified) [+128]

Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Kingston HyperX [+16])

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+390] (EVGA Superclocked [+10])

Video Card 2: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+439] (EVGA Superclocked [+10])

Power Supply Upgrade: 1,050 Watts - Corsair HX1050W 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+207]

Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)

Data Hard Drive: 120 GB SanDisk Ultra SATA-II 3.0Gb/s SSD - 280MB/s Read & 270MB/s Write [+61] (Single Drive)

Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network

Running SLI, hoping to get max settings/fps.

Thoughts? Opinions?

Thanks!

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May 31, 2012 1:39:33 PM

Normaly our harddrive should be the SSD and the data drive should be the harddrive.

Probably much cheaper to build it yourself
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May 31, 2012 1:49:38 PM

Couple of observations...
1) Switch your hard drives, you want the SSD for Boot/system, HDD for Data
2) Drop the overclocking by them. It's easy enough to do yourself, the folks here at Toms can help.
3) Heatsink/Fan, a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 would be a better choice (IMO)

Everything else looks pretty monsterish
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May 31, 2012 1:50:10 PM

So I should do this?

Hard Drive: 120 GB SanDisk Ultra SATA-II 3.0Gb/s SSD - 280MB/s Read & 270MB/s Write [+61] (Single Drive)

Data Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)

Also, I know it would be cheaper to build and there would be guides/videos to show how to, I just don't want to take the risk on building my first gaming rig.

Would my overall setup accomplish what I'm looking for though? (Max settings/fps)
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May 31, 2012 1:52:55 PM

Thanks C12! Just saw your post after I posted. I'll do that. What makes the CM hyper better than the EVGA or is it just preference?

I was also thinking about the liquid cooling options however, if the fan will do the same or close to it I'd rather stick with that as I have no clue about the liquid cooling and what I should get if that's the way to go...
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May 31, 2012 1:58:17 PM

You wont need 2 670's to run max settings, one will work just fine.

Fairly sure a 1050w PSU isn't needed for SLI 670's either. 750w would be ok, 850w probably recommended.

Can't see any prices either.

Don't pay for over-clocking, follow a guide and do it yourself.

Always better to build than to buy.

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May 31, 2012 6:09:51 PM

Agree with AdrianPerry. Get one 670 for now (it will handle anything you throw at it on MAX) and get a second down the line, say a year or two, when they cost half the price or less.

i'd go CORsiar 850w TX or the next step up from that... 950 or 1000?

don't forget the coupon code at checkout.
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