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December 7, 2012 7:39:02 PM

HDD: Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM
GPU: GIGABYTE GV-N660OC-2GD GeForce GTX 660 2GB
CPU: i5 3570K Ivy Bridge
RAM: G.SKILL Trident 8GB 1600 MHz
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 TR-700 700W
MOBO: MSI Z77A-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77
CPU Fan: ARCTIC Alpine 11 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler for Intel
Case: Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA

Planning to overclock the CPU and possibly the GPU. Also planning to get another 660 in the future. I have been told that this fan is barely better than the stock, is this true? If so what could replace it? I am also considering changing the motherboard as it has been frequently suggested, but no one has really said why I should. In summation, does everything look decent for a low-mid budget gaming computer?

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December 7, 2012 7:46:53 PM

i would stay away from thermaltake psu's.
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December 7, 2012 8:02:53 PM

Many Thermaltake PSUs are not good. I'm not sure about that one, but why take a chance? I'd go for a 750W Seasonic "X" series PSU if you're going to run two GTX660s.
A better cooler would be the Xigmatek Gaia, which I believe is still only $20 but cools as well as the more expensive Crappermaster Hyper 212 EVO. It is also quieter.
Don't forget the optical drive if you need one.
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December 7, 2012 8:53:41 PM

Onus said:
Many Thermaltake PSUs are not good. I'm not sure about that one, but why take a chance? I'd go for a 750W Seasonic "X" series PSU if you're going to run two GTX660s.
A better cooler would be the Xigmatek Gaia, which I believe is still only $20 but cools as well as the more expensive Crappermaster Hyper 212 EVO. It is also quieter.
Don't forget the optical drive if you need one.


Yea I think I am going to take your advice on the fan, that fan looks really nice. I also forgot to mention that I have an optical drive. Are you sure I will need 750W for two GTX660s? How do I do the math for this?
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December 7, 2012 9:22:21 PM

Okay...I decided to go with the nice Corsair 750W, which brings my build to the desired end (also got a ASRock Z77 Extreme4). Thanks for the help.
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December 7, 2012 9:22:50 PM

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December 8, 2012 2:30:22 AM

Thanks. Looks like a good build.
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