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July 27, 2012 10:09:32 AM

Hey guys,

I'll be home from Afghanistan in less than a week and ready to pull the trigger on my new gaming rig. Here is where I am at currently. I need any last minute suggestions or solutions. Also, what is the best amount memory for gaming? I see a lot of 8GB builds but I was just going to put 32GB since cost isn't an issue. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks in advance!!

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... EVGA Superclocked, Signature 2 02G-P4-2687-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CORSAIR Gaming Series GS800 800W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256D/AM 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade Kit

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9Q-32GXM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

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July 27, 2012 10:59:53 AM

32 GB of RAM is completely, I repeat, COMPLETELY unecessary. Only if you are doing heavy PS, After Effects, and virtual machines, or RAM drives. 8 is all you need now and in the upcoming years. Given that money is no issue, you could pour more money in the graphics cards and grab two 670 to SLI them, and a H100. Apart from that I don't see anything else that is wrong.

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July 27, 2012 11:21:43 AM

Yup, the cooler, it will cool a lot, it's a great one if you are OCing heavily. Yes, I'm saying 670, not 680 because the price difference is about 100 and the performance you lose is only 5 to 8%. If you get an aftermarket edition, you will have some OC done to it that in some cases will outperform that of the reference 680. You can grab two Gigabyte Windforce 670, they're great for SLI, since they're quite thin, and have great cooling too, for more OCing, and outpacing the 680 and other aftermarket 680 too if you OC it manually.
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