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December 19, 2012 12:03:09 AM

Case: cooler master haf 932 advanced
CPU: i7 3770k
CPU COOLER:XSPC RS360 Water cooler
MOBO: Asus Maximus V Formula (I'm only getting it because its the only cheap mobo to fit 2 Asus 680 Tops
Graphics card: Asus gtx 680 dcu ii top, Hopefuly sli later in the future, hence why i got the extended MOBO
Monitor: ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor
Power Supply: hx 850 corsair modular
Ram:16gb corsair vengeance 4 x 4
SSD: Corsair Neutron Series GTX 128 gb
HDD: Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
ARCTIC MX2 Thermal Paste -4gram
windows 7.

Alright, let the confusion begin, it is my first build
>1080p 1 monitor fr gameplay, 1 crappy one for side tasks/Livestreaming

I've read into water cooling and I take care of my systems well, so i decided to go for it because i game extremely hardcore,(;

4 things,
>is the power supply enough for my system
>Can my case fit my Cooling kit well
>Can i run sli 680's tops on a regular mobo
>Do i need thermal paste

I will love anyone who answers this noob's question

Thanks in advance
December 19, 2012 12:12:16 AM

You can still game extremely hardcore with a air cooler, my hyper 212 plus keeps my 3570k under 50c at 100% load, its not overclocked tho. The power supply, I'm not sure if enough for SLI + Overlock, but i know its enough for 1 card + overclock. The stock paste that comes with the coolers is good enough. You might want to get a radeon 7970 instead of the GTX 680. Your case will fit that cooling, its a big cooling but my suggestion is to get air cooler.
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December 19, 2012 12:16:03 AM

Dammit, alright i guess i have to change my mobo and graphics card... ;/ .
>Is it better to run some radeons in sli or have 1 single powerful card?
>I kind of wanted watercooling not only for the potential, but because its pretty sexy looking. Thanks for the fast replies
December 19, 2012 12:17:56 AM

elephat said:
Dammit, alright i guess i have to change my mobo and graphics card... ;/ .
>Is it better to run some radeons in sli or have 1 single powerful card?
>I kind of wanted watercooling not only for the potential, but because its pretty sexy looking. Thanks for the fast replies


Single card will not micro stutter, you're going to game in one 1080p monitor so the 7970 ghz edition is enough, ill get that over the gtx 680.

I know watercooling sounds badass, but remember it will be inside of your case and you'll be looking at the monitor not the case.
December 19, 2012 12:19:21 AM

I thought Nvidia ran smoother on single monitors and Radeon on triple?. if not give me the most bad ass Card, and a mobo that will fat/match it (:
December 19, 2012 12:20:03 AM

Something i could buy another of and run it into sli in the future (:

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December 19, 2012 12:30:05 AM
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The i5 3570k will be fine for gaming, this graphics card will max out everything you want.




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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($424.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1415.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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December 19, 2012 12:35:05 AM

Best answer selected by elephat.
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