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August 9, 2012 3:41:30 AM

This is the same copy/paste of my previous post due to some guy trolling and it turned in flame war, plz, keep this thread for information.

Approximate Purchase Date: Tomorrow to must later 2week from now.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Waching high-res movie, listening to music, web browsing with over 100tab in firefox or chrome, /d program such as Maya 3dstudio, Photoshop CS6 with high detail painting and 3d painting, lightroom 4, zbrush, gaming ect...
PS: These are almost equally important since I game alot and I do alot of painting and I have always atleast 60-80 tab opened in firefox or chrome at all time. I also watch alot of anime and movie and ordinary always listen to music as well while gaming or painting.

Are you buying a monitor: No, maybe later I will add 2 20'' for a PLP setup.


Parts to Upgrade: MoBo, CPU, CPU Cooler, Sound Card, PSU, GPU, Case, SSD, Fans maybe.
I already have 4stick of 4gb gskill sniper 1.5v ram.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ncix.ca, newegg.ca, directcanada.com, http://www.memoryexpress.com or other canadian online shop.

Location: Rouyn-Noranda in abitibi, quebec.

Parts Preferences: Asus, EVGA, Nvidia

Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Not for now.

Your Monitor Resolution:2560x1600 30''dell plus 1980x1080 32''tv
Additional Comments: I'm looking to build a silent PC with amazing cooling so I can overclock steadly and have it stable. . I love to game on max setting, I play skyrim, The Secret world, League of legend, dota 2, starcraft 2, diablo 3 and alot of other game.

I also have 5x2TB HD from samsung for storage so need enough salot on the case.

I have a 5.1 home theater that I want to use as speaker as well, so I want something that will give amazing sound quality, that's important. I will also buy QC15 or Sennheiser wireless headphone later for my birthday or maybe xmas, depending on how life going to go. Sound is important as you see which is why I 'm looking for a good sound card or something! Obviously I was dumb in getting a HTIB lol.. too bad for now

Windows and bling bling are fluff stuff and not necesary sinc the computer is in my bedroom. Unless there a way to shut down led light at will or automatcaly set it up to turn down at x time, then maybe it wouldn't hurt haha... BUt really it's not that important.

So in the end, quiet, extremely performant cooling efficient for overclocking and amazing sound quality. That sum it up


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My old computer is lagging behind, BSOD/freeze/shutdown are randomly happening. The 8800GTX isn't able to stay alive with my current screen set-up.

So far the current set up.
MoBo: Asus Z77 Sabertooth or maybe Maximus formula with or without thunderfx
CPU: Intel i7-2600k or i7-3770k
CPU Cooler: H80 or H100 or Notua d-14 or CM 212
EVGA gtx680 ftw+ 4gb
SSD: Crucial m4 256 or Intel cherryville 240
PSU AX or TX 750 ot 850w corsair. Don't know if gold certified is really worth it.
Case: Corsair 550d or 650 or maybe a silverstone ... Can't decide on this one.
Sound Card: Xonar STX or St. I don't know anything about sound card sadly.

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August 9, 2012 3:56:59 AM

Everything seems great, but personally i would change a few parts:

*i7 3770k, not the 2600k

*Asus sabertooth if fine but the new asus Maximus V got realeased already, its an amazing board here are some reviews

http://www.ocaholic.ch/xoops/html/modules/smartsection/...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-maximus-v-extreme-re...
http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/2954/asus-maximus-v-ext...
http://overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/asus_maxim...

*Corsair H100 with a pair of high quality fans to boost its performance

*SSD = Mushkin Chronos Deluxe, Samsung 830 or Vertex 4

*PSU= the TX750w is enough, the TX850 is a bit overkill and they cost 125 and 135$ respectively (in the US) but i found a PC Power & cooling PSU (extremely high quality) with 950w of power for only 129.99$ after MIR: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=67740&vpn=PPCMK2S950&... imo, its an amazing deal

*Get the GTX 670 4GB edition, most people will start to tell you that 4GB is overkill and bla bla bla but to be able to game confortably @5760x1080 you need 4GB if you want to turn on all the eye candy filters, there is not a real performance diference between the GTX 670 and 680 thats why i am advising you to get the 670...besides, in the US the 4GB edition of the GTX 680 cost 150$ more than the GTX 670 4GB, here you go: http://pcpartpicker.com/mr/ncix/evga-video-card-04gp426...

*i wouldnt buy neither of those cases, get a NZXT Phantom, Phantom 410, Whisper or a Colermaster HAF X, XM or 932 or the bitfenix colosus venom edition


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August 9, 2012 3:58:10 AM

Get the H100 for the best cooling. You may want to upgrade to 8GB of RAm.750 watt is an overkill since you're not XFiring/SLI. Crucial M4 is what Irecommend. Sound Cards are optional you can use the audio your mobo will come with.
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August 9, 2012 4:30:33 AM

H100 is good only with aftermarket fans. The stock fans are loud.
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August 9, 2012 4:36:46 AM

azeem40 said:
H100 is good only with aftermarket fans. The stock fans are loud.


You are right! altough this cooler is waaay better than the H100 when they both use their stock fans
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August 9, 2012 4:39:18 AM

Yep, that cooler certainly is better, but for around the same price, he can get a starter true custom WC kit that will perform even better.
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August 9, 2012 4:47:19 AM

azeem40 said:
Yep, that cooler certainly is better, but for around the same price, he can get a starter true custom WC kit that will perform even better.


You're right again, for only 20$ more he could get this cooler or for the same price of the h100/tmk all in one he could get this one
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August 9, 2012 4:56:13 AM

I was going to get that, but then I realized, "Why am I getting this when I don't plan to OC past 4.5 GHz?".
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August 9, 2012 4:59:13 AM

azeem40 said:
I was going to get that, but then I realized, "Why am I getting this when I don't plan to OC past 4.5 GHz?".


What CPU do you have? if its an ivy bridge then it cant be overclocked past 4.7Ghz not even with the best WC setup
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