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December 10, 2012 1:43:13 AM

My first computer to be built my yours truly :pt1cable:  still waiting on shipment please comment with feedback..Thanks

Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000

G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-2133C9D-16GTX

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

ASUS Maximus V Gene LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

APEVIA X-TELSTAR-RD Red/ Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer CaseNo Power Supply

24" LED HP HD Monitor

Razer Naga Hex (red) Mouse

Standard Keyboard

Razer Notromo Speed Pad

Turtle Beach px 21 Headset

Like i said this is my first build and just want some feedback. Extremely excited lol. Hope its gonna be nice

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December 10, 2012 1:51:10 AM

Looks awesome. I would've saved on the processor and added a SSD but if you're mostly playing games. But regardless, it will run any game you can throw at it easily.
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December 10, 2012 1:58:34 AM

It looks great! For a gaming build it's about as good as you are going to get without an SLI setup.

I only have two concerns/recommendations-

1st, this is a pretty high end build. You're system will be much more responsive if you throw in a 60GB boot SSD. Compared to the total cost of the build it's not too much of an added cost ($50 if you're lucky). Toms hardware publishes a good SSD buying guide every once and a while, if you want to read that.

2nd, you should probably get an aftermarket CPU cooler- the stock ones tend to be pretty junky... though, since you're not overclocking, you are probably fine if you don't want to spend money on it. If you do decide to get one I recommend the hyper 212 evo. It's a really good cooler for the price (pretty quiet too)

Also, how much RAM did you buy? What timings and speed?
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December 10, 2012 2:06:43 AM

ended up getting 2x8 gb at 2133. posted thread first missing the ram but added after i realized your concern about it lol.

and yea i was going to get a SSD but didnt have the $200 for the one i wanted to get which i do plan on adding here in the near future

and as far as fans go this is my first time building a pc and wasnt sure on what fans to get or whether the ones in the case are good enough.

This is the SSD i wanted http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But they do have a $80 64gb available is there a noticeable difference in the performance between the two of them??
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December 10, 2012 2:25:29 AM

I would have just gone with an i5 3570k. Almost no gaming performance increase from the 3770 for the extra $80. Also on the 2133 ram, I have corsair vengeance 2133 ram, and every time I run it at 2133 on the XMA profile settings for that speed, I get blue screens everywhere. At 1600, no blue screen. Hopefully you have better luck. Also, I would recommend getting a usb 3.0 external hd and a large ssd instead of getting that storage drive. I eliminated my internal storage hard drive and have a large ssd. Loving the switch. Good luck though.
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December 10, 2012 2:30:51 AM

What is the point of getting a full tower and putting a micro atx board inside? I mean it'll be vented well but still that is a large case for that board
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December 10, 2012 1:49:24 PM

I think the full tower is a good idea if you have room for it. It gives you room for future expansion, it's well ventilated and you rarely have to worry about anything not fitting.
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December 10, 2012 4:35:26 PM

I didn't have an issue with a full tower, just a micro ATX inside of it. If you want to give yourself the option of expansion why not use a standard ATX board which generally has much more flexibility
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December 10, 2012 7:43:03 PM

i got a full tower for better ventilation and plan on having to gpu eventually :D 
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