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October 26, 2012 8:22:17 AM

This build is mainly for gaming, though I do video editings and other stuff. I'm also a heavy multi-tasker on games

PSU : Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800watts
Casing : CoolerMaster HAF X Clear Side
CPU : Intel Core i7 3770k 3.5Ghz (Quad Core) (Ivy)
MOBO : lga1155 MSI Z77A MPOWER Big Bang
Ram : Corsair Dominator Platinum (Dual) 2x4gb ddr3 1866 CL9
Monitor : LED 23" Samsung
HDD : SATA2 500Gig Seagate 7200rpm
SSD : OCZ Vertex 4 128gb sata 3
vga : Sapphire HD 7870 256bit/2gb (OC Ed) <------------- ALREADY HAVE ONE
Heatsink : Cooler Master (Hyper 212 Evo) CPU Cooler


What do you guys think? isn't 1866 better than 1600 for the rams?

I'm planning to crossfire my vga in the near future.

I'll also buy an Corsair H100 to replace the Hyper 212 when I have enough money, think its worth it? the Hyper 212 will go to my sisters computer incase your wondering where it'll go.


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Gonna buy these first week of November.

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a b 4 Gaming
October 26, 2012 8:38:12 AM

I wouldn't buy any kind of closed loop cooling. Air coolers are generally cheaper and perform better.

No point in getting 1866; you hit diminishing returns. Dominator is overpriced too.

Get a cheaper mobo. Z77 Extreme4 or GA-Z77X-D3H is my pick. Newegg throws in 8GB free RAM with the Extreme4 currently.

CM PSUs aren't that great; get Antec, be-Quiet, Corsair, Z/ZT/ZS OCZ, PCP&C, newer Rosewill, Seasonic, or XFX. 700W+ is enough for 7870CF.

You may want a larger HDD than 500GB.

EDIT: HAF X is a bit overpriced/overkill as well.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 26, 2012 9:02:44 AM

Find a review of it. I think they are moderate - not the best but more than ok.

I still don't like paying for looks; what do you think about the black vengeance LP? The large heat spreaders can cause trouble with large coolers.
October 26, 2012 9:06:49 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
Find a review of it. I think they are moderate - not the best but more than ok.

I still don't like paying for looks; what do you think about the black vengeance LP? The large heat spreaders can cause trouble with large coolers.


before the dominator I was considering Gskill rams, specifically the Ripjaw ones 2x4 kit, vengeance kinda look ugly with the green color

I think I'm going with Seasonic X760 760w one. god why is newegg not available internationally T.T

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a b 4 Gaming
October 26, 2012 9:10:32 AM
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You can't see the PCB when it is in the slot. Seasonic is one of the best PSU manufacturers and 760W should be enough to run even 7970CF.
October 26, 2012 10:28:38 AM

Im pretty sure the LEDs for the Dominator sticks arent even out yet.
You can CF 7870s on a 650W PSU.
a b 4 Gaming
October 26, 2012 10:30:07 AM

Yup, 2x7870 on a good 650W is fine.

EDIT: Forgot the "2x"
October 27, 2012 2:33:44 AM

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