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September 7, 2012 1:24:31 PM

this is my first build and i was hoping i could get some feedback before making my purchase. i have roughly a 2k limit.

Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM

ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB

RAIDMAX Blackstone series RX-700AC 700W

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5

EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB

Intel BXRTS2011LC Liquid-cooled Thermal Solution For the LGA2011 Socket

OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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September 7, 2012 1:29:01 PM

Do you NEED i7 for things, other than games, it's no advantage (over i5) for games.
You have a locked processor (which can't be overclocked), and an overclocking motherboard. Which do you want to change?
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September 7, 2012 1:32:50 PM

no i don't need the i7, i suppose i would want to change the processor
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September 7, 2012 2:32:24 PM

iatowk said:
this is my first build and i was hoping i could get some feedback before making my purchase. i have roughly a 2k limit.

Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM

ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB

RAIDMAX Blackstone series RX-700AC 700W

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5

EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB

Intel BXRTS2011LC Liquid-cooled Thermal Solution For the LGA2011 Socket

OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Case: Not personally familiar with it, but seems pretty good/high end
Mobo: Fine
CPU: Change to i5-3570K
RAM: Fine
PSU: You don't need anything like 700W, for single GPU. If you are planning 2nd GPU, 700W would then actually be bit borderline. If only want single GPU, 500W is adequate. Get 550W or even 600W, for "a margin", but more is pointless. Seasonic or Corsair are good. Bronze quality (or better) is ideal.
HDD: Samsung is OK. Possibly prefer something like Western Digital Caviar Black (better warranty)
GPU: Fine. There are better performance 670's, but understand attraction of EVGA's support reputation.
Cooler: Cooler is given as socket 2011. I'm not sure if it is also suitable for your socket 1155. You need to check. If a problem, Corsair H100 decent alternative, if you don't want air cooler.
SSD: Used to be issue with some OCZ's. Think that one OK, though. Samsung 830's or Crucial M4, good alternatives.
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September 7, 2012 2:44:21 PM

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September 7, 2012 2:50:24 PM

Let me get this straight....

*you're getting a 200$ motherboard that doesn't support 3/4 way Crossfire/SLI so is a waste of money... get a ~120$ motherboard.

*You're getting a case with a horrible (design) performance/price ratio.

*Get an overclockable CPU.

*you're getting a PSU from the WORST brand in the world (raidmax, aka crap)

*Awful CPU cooler.

*there are WAY better GTX670s.... and you can even get a 7970 Ghz that will outperform it.

*take a look at my signature builds, i am sure you will find a rig you like and we can tweak it a little bit if you want.

*click here to read your PMs
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September 7, 2012 2:59:29 PM

i read someone mentioning gaming performance will decrease with 16gb of ram. should i just go with 2 4gb?
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September 7, 2012 3:02:38 PM

thanks idriod, and suggestions on high quality case?
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September 7, 2012 3:08:30 PM

iatowk said:
i read someone mentioning gaming performance will decrease with 16gb of ram. should i just go with 2 4gb?


lol.... that's BS.
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September 7, 2012 4:20:07 PM

iatowk said:
i read someone mentioning gaming performance will decrease with 16gb of ram. should i just go with 2 4gb?

I don't know where this 16GB came in. You certainly don't need 16GB for gaming, 8 is plenty. You only need more than that for, perhaps, something like HD video editing.
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