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October 8, 2012 12:19:51 AM

This is a final check on my first gaming rig build. Here are the parts I have:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jEcu
Critiques and recommendations are VERY welcome.

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October 8, 2012 12:24:15 AM

jackw428 said:
This is a final check on my first gaming rig build. Here are the parts I have:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jEcu
Critiques and recommendations are VERY welcome.


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October 8, 2012 12:47:31 AM

If you buy a cheaper motherboard you might be able to get a GTX 670. On the other hand, you should add a CPU cooler to your build, the Core i5-3570k is built for overclocking and that requires a custom cooler to work well.
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October 8, 2012 12:53:54 AM

Oh crap. I'd thought I'd had it in there. Anyways I was going for the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO.
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October 9, 2012 9:18:20 PM

That's a decent motherboard at a very good price.
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October 9, 2012 9:41:15 PM

OK so it looks like I'm going with that mobo and Strife's GPU. Any other suggestions or am I finally ready to start ordering?
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October 11, 2012 12:33:05 AM

OK so one last quick question: if I plan on eventually adding a second 670 to SLI for this build (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jQI1) then will the 650w PSU be enough?
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October 11, 2012 12:36:02 AM

Gah. Forgot CPU cooler yet again and it wouldn't let me edit the post. Anyways I'm going for the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus.
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October 11, 2012 2:23:18 AM

The corsair hx650 will be enough for 670 sli. You should get the cooler master hyper 212 evo not the plus. The plus is the older hyper 212.
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October 11, 2012 10:01:15 AM

It looks like you can get an HX750 for the same price as the HX650, I'd go for that if you're thinking about SLI.
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October 12, 2012 8:40:10 PM

OK great. One last question (this time it is the last question, I swear!): with the Corsair Vengeance 8GB RAM will there be enough room for the Hyper 212 EVO or should I get low profile RAM instead?
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October 12, 2012 8:58:07 PM

That's a good point actually. I don't think the Hyper 212 is going to pose a problem (at most you'd have to move the fan to the other side of the heatsink), but you might as well get RAM with low-profile heatsinks instead. Performance is not affected at all, and you won't have to worry about compatibility with the CPU cooler.

I see a low-profile Corsair Vengeance kit with the same clock and timings that's actually marginally cheaper than the one you had selected, so you save a buck on it too.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cml8gx3m2a1...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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