I'm looking into buying a new computer that can stream and play games on high settings. So far I came up with this build:
NZXT Crafted Series ATX Full Tower
Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 GC 2 GB
Western Digital 1 TB RE4 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache
Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB SATA III
Corsair Vengeance 8 GB
Corsair Hydro Series H100
1300$+ ~100$(tax) + free shipping everything = 1400$.
My budget is about 1300-1500$
I already have monitor,keyboard,mice,PSU(CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W), windows,dvd drive and speakers.
I never bought a galaxy card and it is discontinued on newegg so I am a bit iffy about it.
I wanted to try out the H100 cooling but is it worth the hassle or should I just get a regular cpu fan( I do plan on OC)
I would like to know what you guys think about the build.
Pretty good build. Here is what I would get for that price:
Asrock z77 Extreme 4
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 Tb
Plextor M3 Pro 128 Gb
EVGA Gtx 670 FTW
G-Skill Ripjaws 16 Gb
Is the EVGA GeForce GTX670 FTW worth the extra 20-40 bucks over the galaxy 670 OC?
Any reason to go Extreme 4 over Extreme 6 in the motherboard?
And any preference in the heat-sink over the H100?
Get a card from Gigabyte, Asus or MSI, they have great coolers. Dont know about Galaxy as Ive never had any experience with them.
Imo, custom water loop > H100. If you really want water cooling atleast. You get to make your tower look awesome and all with a well done custom loop, add a little lighting and BAM. Take a picture and put it in a photo album
That case comes with a built in multi channel fan controller, LED on/off switch, 200mm side fan, dust filters, etc.... That XFX psu is a SeaSonic OEM as are all XFX psu's and it's modular. That vid card down below runs head to head with the gtx 680.