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July 19, 2012 6:15:34 PM

Looking for comments on the below config before i buy.
Does this look like a reasonable setup?
I need to be able to run MS Office 2010 as well as games like Crysis 1 & 2 ( and eventually 3 ) or Metro 2033.

MB - ASUS P8Z77-V
PSU - Silverstone 750W 80+ Silver
CPU - i5 3570k overclocked - liquid cooled
Ram - 8gb Crucial Tactical 1866mhz ( 2x4 )
GPU - Nvidia geforce gtx 670 2gb
HD1 - Crucial SSD 120 gb
HD2 - Caviar 2tb green

Should i up the Ram or change the HD to a caviar Black?
Does the rest look ok?

sorry, i am new to this. :) 

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July 19, 2012 6:23:40 PM

Forgot to mention i will be using a 24" single monitor if that is a big factor.
July 19, 2012 6:23:44 PM

If it's primarily gaming you won't need any more RAM and from what I hear liquid cooling is overpriced and unnecessary. BTW it would help us help you if you were to fill out the form in the sticky post.
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July 19, 2012 6:38:28 PM

Lets see if this will work better for you. Please note. I am not building this myself.
I know i could save money by doing so but i don't really have the inclination or time to do it.( I know, heresy)
so i am buying this from Falcon NW if it appears to be suitable.
I am not necessarily looking to save money just looking for good performance in this price range.

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week or within the next 3 weeks max.

Budget Range: about $2000.00

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming with above stated games for now, but i need Office functions as well as just idle net surfing

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, but not included in this build i will buy separately


Parts to Upgrade: All new build

Do you need to buy OS: NO ( included )

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, but as stated this is not home built

Location: City, State/Region, Country - East Coast USA

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe later

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 probably 24" monitor


July 19, 2012 6:56:59 PM

Looks nice but check out cyberpower and ibuypower before fixating too much they also build hi-spec computers, but the fans this comes with oughta be good fo OC'ing not sure about silverstone's track record with psu's but I think I recognize their name anyways 750w should be enough for oc'in and probably SLI/Crossfire
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