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Building New Computer Looking For Thoughts on Parts

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August 19, 2012 12:40:28 AM

Hi Guys first time building a gaming computer was wondering what you guys think of the parts I plan on getting.

Hard Drives
Caviar Black 2TB
Crucial M4 SSD 256GB

Case
Corsair 800D

Mobo
ASUS Maximus V

GPU
MSI GTX 670x2

PSU
Corsair HX1050 1050W

CPU
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz

Ram
G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB

DVD Player
ASUS Black

Fans/Cooling
Corsair H100
Corsair Air Series SP120

I plan on getting liquid cooling set up down the road as well as maybe adding another 670. So was wondering what do you guys think of this build overall.


Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: October 16

Budget Range:2700 before shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming. web surfing, and general usage.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Location: City, State/Region, Country - San Diego CA

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution:1920x1080
August 19, 2012 2:38:24 AM

When they say a single gpu solution is always better they are right get the 7970 toxic edition it is the strongest single card on the market and should about perform very well in gaming. It is safe to say you will be able to play almost anything on full settings with 60+ frames a second for a long time. Also I would recommend getting an i5 3570k. You don't need an i7 for gaming also you don't need a liquid cooling system unless you do some major over clocking and wouldn't get it unless you really need to. The thing is with a 7970 toxic and a 3570k will get 60fps. Most tv's and monitors can only do 60 frames per second.
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August 19, 2012 3:16:20 AM

if you can wait near the end of this year the ib chips for the 2011 mb should be out. they wont need the pci bridge multiplexer chip that on the 1155 chipset mb.
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August 19, 2012 9:43:16 AM

@lt_dan_zsu Yeah bumping the i7 3770k down to a i5 3570k should be just fine for what I plan on using the computer for. As for the 7970 toxic edition if that is the one your talking about. I wasn't aware that it had even been released yet. Which isn't really a problem if it is coming out soon i'm willing to wait it does look like an amazing card.

@Smorizio not quite sure what you mean might just be me being a noob but the CPU I picked was already and IB.
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