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Best Reliable OC Build I came up with 1100-1400$

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July 24, 2012 6:23:08 PM

I've build this for 1300$, reliability is the top priority. I will use it for gaming but overall fast system speed is a much higher priority. If I add an extra 100-200$ to upgrade or change core components, what should it be? Any Opinion is welcomed.

Intel Core i7 3770K that I plan to OC to 4.5Ghz using Antec Kuhler H2O 920 :) 

ASRock Z77 EXTREME4, Ive been told it performs great for OC and under hot temps

Video: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Corsair Vengeance Black 2X8GB (I decided to leave 2 slots open for later upgrade)

O/S disk will be 2x OCZ Agility 3 120GB with Raid 0 :pt1cable: 

I'll be adding a 1.5tb disk for storage I already have at home.

Thanks for your help!
July 24, 2012 6:24:39 PM

Save the money get yourself a i5 3570k, i use the same water cooler and mines at 4.5ghz
July 24, 2012 6:39:05 PM

For gaming, the i7 is overkill. Games don't use HT and won't for a long time. Use the $ and pour it in to the GPU for a GTX 670. It is where the performance counts in a gaming system. I would not recommend RAIDing SSDs as you do not see a big increase in speed. 16GB of RAM is also useless for gaming. Games have just started using 6GB of RAM and 16GB is many many years away. The Kuhler is better than the H100, but if you really want WC, don't use closed-loops. Use something like a RASA kit or go full air.
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July 24, 2012 6:43:35 PM

yeah, pls people you dnt need i7 for gaming yet.
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