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August 6, 2012 6:11:38 PM

Hello, tom's hardware community i'd like your opinion on my newly built rig. (still haven't bought the components) I'd like to hear some pros/ cons about the setup and anything else you'd like to contribute. Thank you very much for your time.

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

motherboard:
ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

GPU:
EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

PSU:CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750M 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Semi Modular High Performance

CPU:
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570

RAM:
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

HDD:Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

MONITOR:Refurbished: Acer S Series S230HL Abd Black 23" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED Monitor

OPTICAL DRIVE:LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

CPU COOLER:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel .

and windows 7 as OS.

This is the first time i build a rig, any recomendations/criticism is welcome, again thank you for your time.
I forgot to mention this is a gaming oriented rig.

-GB

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August 6, 2012 6:49:07 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Site Feedback to section Systems by Mousemonkey
August 6, 2012 7:18:27 PM

1. Instead of getting Z68, get a Z77 motherboard so it works with your CPU.
2. They Hyper 212 EVO is newer and cools better than the 212+.
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August 6, 2012 7:18:59 PM

The build looks pretty nice. You could get a smaller power supply unless you want to SLI in the future, such as http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and save 20$.

The higher speed ram isn't really necessary, it won't run at that speed unless you overclock it, and even if you do, it's not going to make a difference. That said, it doesn't save much money by downgrading.
August 6, 2012 7:26:34 PM

Thank you for your replies, really appreciate it guys
a b B Homebuilt system
August 6, 2012 7:43:53 PM

get a z77 motherboard

for the price you could get a ram kit thas fitting with a color scheme

Hyper 212Evo

cases


tell you what, this is going to get out of hand very quickly.
edit your first post according to this format and we can move on from there.
August 6, 2012 7:44:53 PM

As another note, Acer aren't really the nicest displays typically (as far as build quality is concerned), but I'm guessing you just want something that works for as cheap as possible since you got the refurb.
August 6, 2012 7:56:58 PM

djscribbles said:
As another note, Acer aren't really the nicest displays typically (as far as build quality is concerned), but I'm guessing you just want something that works for as cheap as possible since you got the refurb.


Yeah, pretty much, thanks.
August 6, 2012 8:06:03 PM

Lutfij said:
get a z77 motherboard

for the price you could get a ram kit thas fitting with a color scheme

Hyper 212Evo

cases


tell you what, this is going to get out of hand very quickly.
edit your first post according to this format and we can move on from there.


Ok, I'll work on proper presentation next time, thank you.
August 6, 2012 8:21:47 PM

Quote:
I use an Acer display and although the stand is a bit wimpy for a 27"r, its a beautiful display.
The Sabertooth is a great motherboard, but you could save some money going with an ASRock Extreme 4.


I will look into it, thank you.
a b B Homebuilt system
August 6, 2012 8:30:11 PM

:)  you can edit your first post via the lil icon that says quick edit(with a lightning sign on it) and change the post to the format I linked to you. That way everyone including me will know what to suggest. Get my point mate?
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