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December 18, 2012 10:36:50 AM

I would like some input on my first build in 10 years. i've settled with i7 3770k, asus p8z77-v deluxe, EVGA GeForce GTX 660Ti SUPERCLOCKED, sandisk extreem 480gb ssd, seagate 3tb 7200 hd, kingston hyperx 2400 4x4gb, Thermaltake VN300M1W2N ATX Full Tower, Thermaltake CLP0575 121.0 CFM, Thermaltake W0382RU Modular Power Supply - 750 Watt, 140mm Fan, 80 Plus Bronze, Active PFC, running windows 8, I do some gaming, video editing and photoshop elements 11. I just want the most bang for the buck, and i dont want to build one for about 5 years or more. I am going with 3770k for all the threads, deluxe for the ability to have my pc as my dvr, and using blue tooth and my android for a remote control, my 55 inch plasma tv will be my monitor. may buy a good monitor later. just want some advice and maybe i missed something. thanks in advance for all thoughts and imput.

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December 20, 2012 6:30:42 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Systems by Pyree
December 20, 2012 7:36:07 AM

Nice setup there. Let me introduce some improvements ;) 
I would recommend a card without reference cooler. If you want EVGA have a look at
but probably the best 660ti is the MSI Power Edition
If gaming is your priority I recommend changing the cpu to 3570k and buying a more powerful card.

Sandisks controllers are known to cause problems, I stopped trusting them, that's why I recommend a Samsung 840 500GB (do you really need that much?)

CPU cooling:
The one you chose is very good in terms of performance, but horribly loud. If you want the best there is, have a look at:
Phanteks tc-14pe (it comes in 4 colors)
or Noctua nh-d14

Memory you chose is low and it will find under each of these coolers. Only downside is it runs at 1.65V vs default 1.5. With 4 modules installed this can affect OC potential.

No need for 700W one. You need only about 25A on 12V rail or 30A if you are going to overclock. My recommendation is XFX Core Edition PRO550W
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January 3, 2013 10:17:34 AM

I am now moving more towards the Asus HD7950-DC2-3GD5. As for the Samsung, I like that. The nh-d14 was my first choice, but I wanted to try liquid cooling. Will go with nh-d14. I will stay with 750w ps though. I like the fact I can add things down the raod and not worry about power.
January 3, 2013 9:21:21 PM

If 7950 then have a look at the sapphire vapor-x. It's one of the best models, great OC potential.