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January 1, 2013 2:40:30 PM

So I have a gaming rig and I plan on migrating a lot of the parts when Haswell arrives, for know though I have ivy bridge parts in place of the Haswell stuff
I already have a part list together but its built around Ivy bridge as of now.
I mainly play games on my rig (so yes I know you're gonna hate the i7 but i really want one). I am a chemical engineering major though so I wouldn't be surprised if I had to do some heavy processing in the future.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tRUf
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($174.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($212.95 @ Mac Connection) <-(may change to a Vector or an 840 pro)
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($77.34 @ Amazon) <- (throwing old rig in it)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($25.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Other: Intel Core i7 3770k LGA 1155 ($229.99)
Other: XSPC Raystorm 750 RS240 Extreme Universal CPU Water Cooling Kit (New Rev. 4 Pump Included) w/ Free Dead-Water! ($144.99)
Other: Swiftech Green UV Reactive HydrX PM Coolant - Premix (16 fl oz.) ($5.99)
Total: $1072.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-01 11:30 EST-0500)

This is all gonna go in the Corsair Vengeance C70 i already have and I'll throw my GTX 670 FTW 2GB and My sound card in there with it.
I'll be using my OCZ ModxStream 600w Psu

Old rig is gonna be
Core 2 Quad q9300 @3.2GHz depending on my mood :p 
Coolermaster V8
Gigabyte EP43-UD3L
8GB G.Skill DDR2-1066
MSI 1GB GTX 460 HAWK TALON ATTACK
OCZ Vertex 2 60GB
Seagate 1TB 7200RPM
Seagate 250GB 7200RPM
OCZ StealthXstream 500w

Would appreciate your opinions on what I should do here, I already know your gonna tell me to go with an i5 instead of the 3770k, Will be watercooling the new rig and i've never done that before, any advice, I move it quite a bit as I'm in college?
Also the CM690 would be for the old rig and I'm curious if you guys think I should look at any other cases (gonna be working with the HAF XB soon and have thought about getting it instead)

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January 1, 2013 7:36:48 PM

Get 8gb ram. You would be better off with 2 7970's. If you are gonna get hazewell, you might as well just hold off until it comes out and save some money. You still have a pretty solid build.
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January 1, 2013 9:42:06 PM

I'd ditch the liquid cooler for an H100i (I know, right? :lol:  ) or a strong air fan like a Noctua D14. For a gaming rig you don't need an i7, get the i5 instead. I'd personally go for the Vector over the Vertex 4 or Samsung 840.
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January 1, 2013 9:51:35 PM

He said that he would be doing rendering with it eventually.
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January 1, 2013 9:53:41 PM

lt_dan_zsu said:
He said that he would be doing rendering with it eventually.


Then ignore what I said about the CPU. :lol: 
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January 1, 2013 10:15:37 PM

g-unit1111 said:
I'd ditch the liquid cooler for an H100i (I know, right? :lol:  ) or a strong air fan like a Noctua D14. For a gaming rig you don't need an i7, get the i5 instead. I'd personally go for the Vector over the Vertex 4 or Samsung 840.


so he should buy a h100i fisher price water cooler instead of a real liquid cooler that will yield 10*c better temps?

OP i think everything looks good to me.
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January 1, 2013 10:35:42 PM

cbrunnem said:
so he should buy a h100i fisher price water cooler instead of a real liquid cooler that will yield 10*c better temps?

OP i think everything looks good to me.

Well, custom cooler are also way more expensive, that an h100i. He might be able to overclock a little better.
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January 1, 2013 10:54:24 PM

cbrunnem said:
so he should buy a h100i fisher price water cooler instead of a real liquid cooler that will yield 10*c better temps?

OP i think everything looks good to me.


But that's not a real custom loop either - that's just a block and a pump, you need way more parts to make it a fully custom loop - the H100i isn't really any different. I'm normally against closed liquid loops - don't get me wrong - but the H100i looks very promising because of the Corsairlink software. The only reason I included it is for that.
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January 31, 2013 5:58:27 AM

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