General feedback for a new build

Hello everyone, I'm planning on building my second computer in late January. I understand that the new graphics cards could be coming out around that time so if an official release date is not announced before January 25ish, I'm going to go ahead with this build. I'm just looking for general feedback, like if everything is going to work out how I'm planning it.

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181015
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128544
Power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153158
Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211457
SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231614
Hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769
CD/DVD drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
Graphics: 2x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161429
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146089

I'll be getting 3 extra 140mm fans, and windows 7 64 bit. So my plan is to overclock the cpu to 4.2 - 4.5ghz and keep it that way. I also plan to overclock the graphics cards, and from what I've read about them it seems pretty easy to push them to or a little past 7970ghz edition performance. I'm looking at it like getting the performance of crossfire 7970 or sli gtx 680, or even a gtx 690 for much cheaper, at my resolution at least.

I use a 27" monitor @ 1920x1080 and 60hz. I understand that crossfire is probably overkill but a second 7950 is only adding $200 to the build and it's still well within my budget. So what do you guys think? Should everything go smoothly with the parts I've selected and overclocking I'm looking to achieve? Any feedback is appreciated and thanks for your time!
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  1. Everything looks good, though I'd opt for 1 TB drive, they are only $15 more expensive.

    Somebody might also say that water cooling is overpriced and air cooling would be much more effective at that price range :).
  2. Sunius said:
    Everything looks good, though I'd opt for 1 TB drive, they are only $15 more expensive.

    Somebody might also say that water cooling is overpriced and air cooling would be much more effective at that price range :).


    Good call for the 1 TB drive, and I fully agree that you can find a much better air solution at that price range, I just like the clean look of the closed loop liquid ones :) .
  3. djangoringo said:


    I'd go with the corsair 750w if it will still run the crossfire or sli without any problems.

    As long as I can hit at least 4.2ghz at solid temps with the h60 I'm happy. I know it's not anywhere near the greatest and it's purely for a looks thing, which is stupid, but it's what I'm sticking with.

    Is there a reason that the two ssd drives you linked are better then the G.skill? Just curious.

    I know it could just be a minor performance gain, but if it's at the same price point and I'm getting a better cooler and more performance, I think I'll stick with the HIS 7950's.
  4. Corsair 750w will easily run two cards in crossfire/SLI.

    Also, HD 7950 isn't better than GTX 660 Ti, it's just pure preference for which you should go - their performance is identical.
  5. Two 670 gtx reference cards will beat any 7950, also the mobo you have doesn't have much space between the pcie slots meaning the HIS cards are gonna get really hot vs 670 blower style cooler.
    Don't forget the rebates, it's $279.99 x2 = 560$, it's good considering the price.
    Also SLI setups gets less micro-stuttering and has better driver support than crossfire setup.
    Yes, both ssds are better, i recommend the m4.
    As for the h60, it's your choice but you'll get more heat with that cooler than the hyper 212 evo, for half price, i recommend the hyper 212.
    Yes, get the Corsair HX750, it will do for a pair of 7970 or 670 gtx, it's way better than thermaltake.
  6. Oops, I misread. I thought djangoringo offered you to get GTX 660 Ti x2. GTX 670 smokes HD 7950.
  7. Alright guys, thanks for taking the time to give me some feedback. Now I'll just have to wait and see if AMD or Nvidia announce a release date soon.
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