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First build. Advice / Help needed.

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September 30, 2012 11:44:40 AM

I've decided it's time for an upgrade, and what better way to upgrade then custom builds. My first ever rig though, so I don't know if I'm missing something, or have something I shouldn't, etc. Any pointers would be great.

Case - Coolmaster's Storm Trooper
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/cooler-master-cm-storm-t...

GPU - 4GB Nvidia GTX 690
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-evga-gtx-690-28nm-pc...(x16)-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-915mhz-boost-1019mhz-cores-3072-3x-dl-dvi-mini

Mobo - MSI Z77A-GD65
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-z77a-gd65-intel-z77-...(x16)-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-atx

CPU - i7 3770K Quad Core
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i7-3770k-s115...

RAM - 4 x 4GB 2400MHz DDR3
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/16gb-(4x4gb)-corsair-ddr3-dominator-platinum-pc3-19200-(2400)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-11-11-31-dhx-

Heatsink - Corsair H100 ( Hoping theres enough spare room in the Storm Trooper. )
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-h100-hydro-serie...

PSU - SeaSonic 860w ( This is what I was most unsure of. I don't want to damage my components by bad quality power. )
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/860w-seasonic-platinum-s...

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September 30, 2012 12:54:25 PM

That's a killer PC.The only thing most of us would do is make you a PC with the same performance for less.
But im going to do another thing.
Make it even better.
What i think you should do is.

First buy this CPU
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80619i73820

And this motherboard.
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/motherboa...

This will make your PC much, much more future proof.
Buy two of those dual channel kits.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
They are just as fast as the Corsair Platinum ones.But they don't look nearly as awesome.Still they are a lot cheeper.

Buy the PSU from here and save 40 pounds.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...

Or buy this one if you really want something future proof (Quad SLI FTW)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004NMJ9ZI/?tag=pcp0f-21

And instead of the GTX 690 buy two of those.They are going to be faster, run cooler and produce less noise.
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiagef...

And finally i'd get this case instead but its personal preference really.
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-phantom-enthusiast-...
September 30, 2012 1:15:09 PM

What resolution are you playing at because a 690 or two 680 in SLI (same thing for the most part) is complete overkill if your playing at 1080.
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September 30, 2012 2:09:37 PM

Kamen, I'll look into detail about what you suggested.

Andrew, yes it'll be 1920 x 1080, but obviously maxed settings.
October 1, 2012 2:35:38 AM

What I'm saying though is that for a single screen a 680 is considered overkill. Getting two would just be a waste of money unless you buy another two monitors for a 3 monitor setup.
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