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December 9, 2012 5:03:45 AM

Hello, I'm about to embark on my first build and would really appreciate some feed back on my proposed build as far as component compatability and viabilty are concerned. So here it
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Case - CM Storm Stryker - $135.00
MOBO - Asus P8z77 -v pro thunderbolt - $224.74
CPU - Intel 3570k - $219.79
PSU - Corsair 750 HX - $125.87
RAM - Corsair 2x4GB Vengence 1600 - $41.89
GPU - EVGA Geforce 660 - $243.16
DVD writer - Asus drw - 24b1st - $17.31
HDD - Western Digital red 1TB sata 3 - $79.79

Any thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated ...... Thanks
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December 13, 2012 3:10:25 PM

Looks solid. Could be cheaper,but is otherwise okay.
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December 13, 2012 10:21:08 PM

Looks like a solid build, but hears a better GPU and for less money
The GTX 660 FTW signiture 2 edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -230$
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December 16, 2012 2:39:40 AM

Thanks I appreciate it. Definitely a beter choice. how about the mobo?
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December 16, 2012 2:43:06 AM

Solid build, but don't go with a WD red, go for a black or green, those are the more reliable ones. Reds are normally optimal for NAS
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December 16, 2012 6:32:36 AM

WD blue is the way to go. 7200RPM
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December 17, 2012 2:40:01 AM

So if I swapped the WD Red with a black I'd be good? I' still a little concerned about the mobo. It doesn't need to be the cheapest ...... I want it to last. I also managed to locate a CM V8 cpu cooler for free. is it decent?
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December 17, 2012 4:57:06 AM

Mobo is fine, abit excessive even for average use.
Yes, swap with a black or blue,or Samsung F3 or Seagate Barracuda.
Not any better than stock heatsink. Get the Hyper 212 cooler in it's variations.
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December 17, 2012 8:51:04 PM

Thanks I really appreciate the input. I'll be hitting Buy soon
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December 17, 2012 9:09:48 PM

Maybe add a SSD if you have the extra money?
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December 17, 2012 10:00:27 PM

fully intend to add one after getting the base system together ....... probably a 256 GB vector
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December 18, 2012 1:13:06 AM

Enjoy your new PC.
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December 31, 2012 2:02:31 PM

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