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August 26, 2012 10:26:49 PM

I posted earlier and got some help. As I was reading reviews on Newegg for some of the suggestion I took on this site I began to worry that some of these parts suggested may not work with what I want, or may taking too big of a risk for a cheaper product.

Here are the specs. This is my first ever build.

Cooler: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED fan, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 230mm top fan, and 1x 230mm side fan
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (I'm getting two)
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Harddrive: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler: CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Reason for my build: I'm getting into Youtube. I play games, record, and commentate. I need a machine that can render really good. I'm also making my own video game (it's 2d) and the firepower will help me in the process of making it.

Reason I'm posting on here again: I'm not completely satisfied with this yet. In one complaint about the motherboard, I read that someone said it's misleading because it doesn't support SLI. I need in my system for both GPUs to work together. Also the Hard drive has some awful reviews on it as well which scares me.

I need some reassurance on this and some advice please!
August 26, 2012 10:29:37 PM

Get the Noctua NH- D14. Get a Samsung or Crucial SSD. Get a WD drive. The Extreme4 does support SLI. Somebody probably forgot the SLI bridge or something. -_-
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August 26, 2012 11:23:56 PM

+1 to obsama

WD Caviar Black series are pretty fast and reliable...H100 is a nice looking cooler and performs well. However, the NH-D14 will perform significantly better for the price (one of my favorite Air Coolers :)  ).

Also, the Samsung 830 series SSD gets my vote.

On a side note..any particular reason you went with the HAF 932? I personally dislike the looks of the case and would prefer something else. If you're looking for silence and elegance, the Corsair Obsidian 550D gets my vote. If you're looking for good looks and airflow, the Corsair Carbide 500R gets my vote :) 
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August 26, 2012 11:37:28 PM

I would drop that Asrock MB for a..
ASUS P8Z77-V LGA
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Gigabyte UD5H

The H100 is a great cooler the Noctua is good too
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August 26, 2012 11:38:56 PM

The Bitfenix Colossus is, IMHO, the best looking case ever, but it seems that no one carries it. The Phantom looks good too. But yes, go with the cases mocchan said.
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August 26, 2012 11:40:08 PM

Those mobo's cost more, and the ASrock Extreme 4 is the best mobo in its price range.
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August 26, 2012 11:41:14 PM

Redeemer's recommendation of Mobo is actually very good considering that particular model is a decent overclocker...On newegg it has a $20 gift card promotion at the moment too :) 
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August 26, 2012 11:45:29 PM

Asrock Extreme 4 is a decent OC'er too with its 8+4 phases.
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August 26, 2012 11:48:46 PM

Yes definitely :)  as much of an ASUS fan I am at the moment, it's hard to refuse the ASRock Extreme 4. It's probably the only board I recommend at that price point (I think you've noticed from the other threads you've been in with me :na:  )
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August 26, 2012 11:49:33 PM

LOL, yup.
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August 26, 2012 11:54:17 PM

On a side note...I was looking at the P8Z77-V LK earlier..so scratch out the $20 gift card :lol: 

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