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July 23, 2012 7:33:11 PM

is this a good build?
120GB Force 3 SSD-levy, SATA III, 550/510, 85000 IOPS
GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II
Maximus IV Extreme, Rev 3.0, LGA1155
1TB Barracuda 7200.12, SATA III, 7200rpm, 32MB
COSMOS II Ultra Tower Case
vy Bridge i5-3570K, LGA1155, 3.4GHz, 6MB, Boxed
16GB (4GB x 4), Ripjaws X, DDR3 2133 Mhz, 11-11-11-30, 1.6V
Corsair 750W 750HX ATX2.3
Hydro H100 cooling system
3x 120 x 120 x 25 NF-F12 PWM

If you want to change or add something feel free to say what you like!.
thanks!

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July 23, 2012 8:01:41 PM

compatibility wise everything will fit together....it is a nice build and will perform well for you...something to think about first are you planning on getting an optical drive you may need one of those eventually
July 23, 2012 8:14:28 PM

is the mobo an z77 mobo?
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July 23, 2012 8:21:30 PM

no its p67 which is a good point if you find a z77 motherboard you will be able to have pcie 3.0....not a deal breaker but may be nice to have
July 23, 2012 8:30:50 PM

I'd go for an high-end air cooler instead of the H100. It will perform just as good without having to spend as much. H100 has no advantage over high end air coolers.

If you insist in water cooling, get a quality custom loop, not pseudo water cooling like H100.

A GTX 670 is a better buy than the GTX 680, almost exactly the same performance for significantly cheaper.

I think you should at least aim for the GT version of the Force 3, if not a better SSD overall, preferably a 256GB.

drums101, optical drives are pretty useless. In the past 4 years, I think I've only had to use my optical drive 3 times - not even for installing Windows. Flash drives and digital copies have made optical drives obsolete. One of the reason why my recently built rig doesn't have an optical drive either. But hey, it's only $20 for one...
July 23, 2012 8:50:45 PM

it would be a 30 euro difference, noctua or h100, why i tought h100 would be betther, was its not so big. i know the cooling isint a big different between noctua n14 and h100
July 23, 2012 8:56:00 PM

what is the GT version, i couldent find,



July 23, 2012 9:12:50 PM

A custom loop water cooler would perform better than the H100. Less chances of leaks, cools better, and better pump.

GT version: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

They come in red. I believe most 240/256GB drives are faster than the 120/128GB versions. Personally, I prefer the Mushkin Deluxe Chronos, Samsung 830, OCZ Vertex 4, Corsair Performance Pro, or Plextor M3 Pro over the Force GT.
July 23, 2012 9:16:15 PM

thanks for te info! How about the kingston hyper x3k`?

And if i dont want watercooling, will the noctua 14hd, be enough?
July 23, 2012 9:30:51 PM

Yes NH-D14 will be enough.

Kingston HyperX is a very fast SSD
July 23, 2012 9:36:32 PM

hi. i changed to GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP, 2GB GDDR5 And for the SSd i took this one. 256GB 830 Series SSD
July 23, 2012 9:36:41 PM

And yes also the nhd14 i switched to,
July 23, 2012 9:37:33 PM

For a cpu cooler, even a cm hyper212 is enough.
The H100 is expensive, noisy, less reliable and does not cool any better than a good air cooler in a well ventilated case.
The Noctua NH-D14 is about as good as it gets.

For gaming, 16gb of ram is overkill. But ram is cheap.
What you don't need is ram faster than 1600.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4503/sandy-bridge-memory-...
Also, get low profile ram to avoid any cpu cooler clearance issues. 1.5v ram really does not need any heat spreaders at all.

You have picked a very expensive P67 motherboard capable of triple sli.

You should be able to buy a z77 based motherboard for half the price.
Something like this ASUS P8Z77-V LK:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Unless you are planning a triple monitor gaming a single GTX680 will be all you need.
If you ever need more, trade it in for a GTX690 or son of kepler.
July 23, 2012 9:38:26 PM

hartsia said:
hi. i changed to GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP, 2GB GDDR5 And for the SSd i took this one. 256GB 830 Series SSD

Good changes.
On newegg, use promo code EMCYTZT1942 today to get it for $199.99
July 23, 2012 9:39:06 PM

Corsair 750W 750HX ATX2.3 this psu is probally also good enough for this setup?
July 23, 2012 9:44:35 PM

hartsia said:
Corsair 750W 750HX ATX2.3 this psu is probally also good enough for this setup?


Corsair is a very good brand.
750w is plenty for any single graphics card made today.
The GTX670 only needs a good 500w psu, and probably can even do with less.

If you will sli GTX670, you are probably ok, not that I recommend that.
July 23, 2012 9:48:39 PM

would thees ram choices be betther?
G.Skill 16GB (4x4GB) Ares DDR3-1600, 8-8-8, 1.5V or Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) HyperX Blu, 1600MHz DDR3, CL10, 240-pin 1.5v
July 23, 2012 9:50:39 PM

And why is the zz7 betther than p6 if im running 1 grapich card?
July 23, 2012 9:54:16 PM

hartsia said:
would thees ram choices be betther?
G.Skill 16GB (4x4GB) Ares DDR3-1600, 8-8-8, 1.5V or Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) HyperX Blu, 1600MHz DDR3, CL10, 240-pin 1.5v


I like the low heat spreaders of each, but prefer the 2 x 8gb configuration.

Z77 costs no more, but it is a more modern chipset with some potentially useful features. hard drive cacheing, for example.
July 23, 2012 9:58:18 PM

okei i will choose the kingston hyper x 2x8 then, and money isint a problem for the mother board, any other good examples for 200-250 dollars mobos z77? with good features and quality.
July 23, 2012 10:08:54 PM

ohhgourami said:
I'd go for an high-end air cooler instead of the H100. It will perform just as good without having to spend as much. H100 has no advantage over high end air coolers.

If you insist in water cooling, get a quality custom loop, not pseudo water cooling like H100.

A GTX 670 is a better buy than the GTX 680, almost exactly the same performance for significantly cheaper.

I think you should at least aim for the GT version of the Force 3, if not a better SSD overall, preferably a 256GB.

drums101, optical drives are pretty useless. In the past 4 years, I think I've only had to use my optical drive 3 times - not even for installing Windows. Flash drives and digital copies have made optical drives obsolete. One of the reason why my recently built rig doesn't have an optical drive either. But hey, it's only $20 for one...


the H100 put up just as good numbers as the best air cooled solutions, and cost a lot less than a custom loop... The key benefit to an H100 is easy access to the motherboard / components, including RAM & CPU... Oh and they are about 2 lbs lighter
July 23, 2012 10:10:50 PM

get a normal ASUS pro series motherboard (P8Z77-V pro) dont go with those stupid extreme ones they have a higher failure rate
July 23, 2012 10:15:33 PM

So this will be a much betther choice? Asus P8Z77-V Pro, LGA1155, Intel Z77, DDR3, ATX
And thanks for all the help.
July 23, 2012 10:36:02 PM

madbiker said:
the H100 put up just as good numbers as the best air cooled solutions, and cost a lot less than a custom loop... The key benefit to an H100 is easy access to the motherboard / components, including RAM & CPU... Oh and they are about 2 lbs lighter


Like I said, performance of the best air coolers and the H100 are about the same. But the H100 is a lot louder in order to keep up with air cooling. If you replace the fans with quieter ones, you might as well buy a custom loop OR just get high end air cooling. Don't forget about possible leaking and what not. Sure Corsair will cover any damaged parts, but you might be weeks without a computer.

The OP is getting a full tower so there is plenty of room to access components even with a big heatsink. As long as he gets heatsink-less ram, there should be no problems. Oh and I've never heard of a mobo snapping from the weight of a heatsink...
July 23, 2012 10:38:54 PM

I'd go with the P8Z77-V Pro. It will support SLI GTX 680s if you ever want to go that route. It will also let you OC very very well...
July 24, 2012 3:38:28 AM

did anyone say the motherboard will snap ? Oh and weeks without a computer? I guess if the dude tossed the stock cooler in the trash
July 24, 2012 4:26:38 AM

yes, go for P8Z77 mobo.. and this build i believe is over than it should be..
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