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October 4, 2012 2:13:05 PM

Hey everyone, thanks for reading this. I in the process of ordering a Micro ATX gaming system. Total Cost: about $2500. This includes shipping to APO adress.

The prospective build:
CASE: IN WIN Dragon Slayer Black 0.6mm SECC MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case

MOBO: ASUS Maximus V Gene LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU:Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core

MEM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16

PSU: CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC

SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Upgrade Bundle Kit)

MONO: ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor

WIFI: D-Link DWA-556 PCI Express Xtreme Desktop Adapter

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM

DVD: LITE-ON Black Internal 12X Blu-ray Combo SATA Model ihes112-04 - OEM

WEBC: Logitech C310 USB 2.0 HD WebCam

KB/M: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard /Logitech G9x Black Two modes scroll USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse

EARS: Cyborg F.R.E.Q. 5 3.5mm/ USB Connector Circumaural Stereo Headset

There it is...
I would appreciate some general feedback. Also, Do I need the 64bit OS? Am I paying too much? Is this build necessary for the part time gamer(all genres) Where if any can I cut the fat? Are there any compatibility issues or unforseen pitfalls? And do I need additional cooling?

This is my first build. Upgrading from a 3 year old Dell Desktop

THAKS again!

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October 4, 2012 2:30:39 PM

yes, 64bit OS

there's always modifications that can be made, but you have a solid build IMO
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October 4, 2012 4:50:25 PM

could certainly save money by getting a gtx670 rather than gtx680

very close in performance but quite a lot cheaper

8gb of ram would do as well--though rams very cheap at the moment

and a 3570k would be fine for gaming as well
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October 4, 2012 5:14:51 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
could certainly save money by getting a gtx670 rather than gtx680

very close in performance but quite a lot cheaper


This is solid advice. Performance gain of GTX680 over GTX670 is less than 10% on average - not worth the extra cost. Also, Samsung 840 Pro is the fastest consumer SSD out there - if you can get one for a comparable price to your Kingston SSD, would be an excellent alternative. It's only just been released but should be available for purchase any day now.
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October 4, 2012 5:36:52 PM

Also the CPU may be overkill. If your only performance-intensive applications are games, i5 3450 is every bit as capable. Similar with the RAM, like mcnumpty23 says, 8GB would be ample. In both cases there's obviously no harm is getting a bit more than is really needed (of course in a few years, software may be making use of much more RAM). I'd say that excess cost could be better spent on graphics or SSD, though you're already looking at top quality components in those areas anyway! If you want to trim the fat though and not spend money unnecessarily, i5 and 8GB :-)
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