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November 28, 2012 7:16:04 PM
November 28, 2012 7:19:59 PM

I would get either a evo 212 cpu cooler or a noctua nh-d14. Depends on your budget, but the 212 beats your current one.

The 680 is overpriced, I would go for a 7950/7970 much better bang for your buck.

I prefer G.Skill RAM over every other brand.

I would get an M4 SSD, but thats just my preference.

I would also get a 7200RPM HDD.

Other then that, I would give it a 6-10 just because of some minor things that are being wasted.
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November 28, 2012 7:21:15 PM

8/10

This is actually one of the first builds where the OP nearly hit the nail on the head with their proposed system. Just switch out the 680 for a 670 or a 7970 instead, as the 680 really isn't very much better and costs about $100 more.

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November 28, 2012 7:35:43 PM

I heard some bad things about the 7970 having rly bad stuttering. I also like how the 680 is factory overclocked. :o  It's a super clocked signature edition one.
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November 28, 2012 7:40:22 PM

I've had no issues with my 7970. Might be issues on the beta drivers, but not the latest.
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November 29, 2012 3:54:27 PM

BreadWhistle said:
8/10

This is actually one of the first builds where the OP nearly hit the nail on the head with their proposed system. Just switch out the 680 for a 670 or a 7970 instead, as the 680 really isn't very much better and costs about $100 more.

Anyway I can make it out a 10/10 or would that means spending more money?
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November 29, 2012 8:46:23 PM

Would mean spending a lot more money, as in custom water cooling your whole PC, and RAID (imho) Some people might call this bad because this and that, but really, for the price, it's a great build.
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November 29, 2012 8:54:40 PM

Better graphics card for cheaper and it comes with 3 free games:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cheaper cooler and much better:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also I suggest some low profile RAM so that the cooler doesn't block any RAM from the slots:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also here is a different PSU if you're interested, same price, 80 Plus Gold Certified, 750W and it is Modular:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 29, 2012 10:27:28 PM

macleody said:
Better graphics card for cheaper and it comes with 3 free games:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cheaper cooler and much better:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also I suggest some low profile RAM so that the cooler doesn't block any RAM from the slots:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also here is a different PSU if you're interested, same price, 80 Plus Gold Certified, 750W and it is Modular:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Better GPU? Pshhh please. Price/peformance then yes, the 7970, but I'm amost sure the 680 is better.


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November 29, 2012 10:44:29 PM

BreadWhistle said:
Better GPU? Pshhh please. Price/peformance then yes, the 7970, but I'm amost sure the 680 is better.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU12/372

Scroll down and look. OC the 7950 and the 680 only gets .8 more FPS. Is that worth the extra $164? Not really. Or you can buy a 7970 and get the same performance for $400 and then OC and beat the 680 by a lot.
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December 3, 2012 9:05:40 PM

Best answer selected by techdude9.
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