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September 20, 2012 3:22:38 AM

Questions regarding build at bottom.

$1400~ build including the monitor:

MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: i5-3570k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: GIGABYTE gtx670 (oh look another recommended buy hurrr)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2x4gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE: NZXT Phantom 410 mid-tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1tb 7200rpm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR HX 750W GOLD modular (Gold b/c of 10+ hours a day usage)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Xigmatec Loki 92mm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=35-233-...

DRIVE: ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: ASUS 24' 2ms monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SATA cables:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... x2


I'd mostly like to know

- whether I'd need the 750W if decided to put another 670 in there for SLI in the future

- if SLI 670's would even fit in that case. With the drive bays out it should work right?

-Do i need to order these Sata cables for the OEM hard drive and disc drive?

Otherwise just let me know if u spot any red flags or if theirs a better alternate part suggestion.

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September 20, 2012 3:40:47 AM

1) get the 120mm cup cooler at least. Check out the XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 for $20.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And this is the review. http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=259...

2) You don't need buy extract SATA cables, it comes with the MB.

3) Yes, take out the bay then the card will fix.

4) Do you consider the SSD. like this http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

5) otherwise all are very good.
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September 20, 2012 1:42:46 PM

MSI 670 > Gigabyte 670. MSI has a better cooler and over volting which allows for better OCing.

That is all.
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September 20, 2012 1:50:05 PM

Your mobo clearly states TWO sata cables and you have ONE hard drive so you don't need to buy sata cable/s(?)
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September 20, 2012 2:20:28 PM

Nice find on the Xigmatek Gaia review; I did not realize it actually outperforms the CM Hyper212+, and there's a 6db noise difference too. Nice.
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September 22, 2012 11:43:12 PM

Best answer selected by skillmore.
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