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July 20, 2012 7:14:07 PM

Hey everybody! Just finishing up my new gaming build. Wanted to give ya'll the specs and see what kind of feed back I get. My new born child cost me just at $1500 or so. I think I may want to switch out the PSU with a modular one but I have quite committed yet.

Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H
Intel i5-3570K @ 3.4GHz
CM Hyper 212 Plus
Corsair 800W PSU
32GB G.Skill RAM
Crucial M4 128GB SSD
1TB WD Black 7200RPM
80GB WD 7200RPM (old! took it out of my old PC to use for extra play room)
GeForce GTX 670 (eventually would like to get another one and SLI)
LG DVD Burner GH24NS90 (x2)
CM Storm Trooper
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

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July 20, 2012 7:28:43 PM

if it is pure gaming then take the RAM down to 8GB 1600 speed

all you need is a 700W to power up 2x670 so i recommend Corsair TX v2

or NZXT HALE 82 series

no need for win7 Ulti, the $100 one is fine unless you want to just torrent it

you do not really need 2 burners, heck i don't even need 1.

if you have a USB you can download win7 on it and install it through the USB instead of buying a Burner

everything else looks fine and i am pretty sure that i5 has a few combo deals with some Mobos, i would take the i5 3570k with an ASrock extreme4

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July 20, 2012 9:04:52 PM

Thanks for the input. I have already bought everything and built it, I'm actually using it now. I like to think of it as a gaming PC with some pleasure on the side. Like that really awesome girlfriend that you want to put everything in to. Why not have 32GB of RAM? And why not put more power from the PSU? I use my burners a lot so I found it necessary to get two.
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July 20, 2012 9:22:12 PM

cchartsell said:
Thanks for the input. I have already bought everything and built it, I'm actually using it now. I like to think of it as a gaming PC with some pleasure on the side. Like that really awesome girlfriend that you want to put everything in to. Why not have 32GB of RAM? And why not put more power from the PSU? I use my burners a lot so I found it necessary to get two.



32GB for a gaming PC is overkill, unless you are going to use your PC for video editing or some other heavy memory using applications, for gaming 8GB's is enough, but 16 would of been the best choice going for a 2x8GB set would been perfect, 32GB's good luck overclocking it and achieving high overclocks. Now if your not overclocking then hey you got 32GB's which i think is awesome ;)  everything else looks good to me. Pretty sweet gaming machine, may it conquer every game you throw at it :D 
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July 21, 2012 4:21:34 AM

giovanni86 said:
32GB for a gaming PC is overkill, unless you are going to use your PC for video editing or some other heavy memory using applications, for gaming 8GB's is enough, but 16 would of been the best choice going for a 2x8GB set would been perfect, 32GB's good luck overclocking it and achieving high overclocks. Now if your not overclocking then hey you got 32GB's which i think is awesome ;)  everything else looks good to me. Pretty sweet gaming machine, may it conquer every game you throw at it :D 



Haha thank you. I know it's overkill but I figured why not? Eventually technology will advance and I'll use it. Right? Why would it be difficult to OC with 32gb of RAM?
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July 31, 2012 12:14:01 AM

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