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Gaming PC build review

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January 11, 2013 8:05:40 PM

Hey all, It's been about 8 years since my last build. Can I get some feedback on my choices?

Thanks!

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77
CPU: Intel i7 3770K
Video Card: EVGA GTX 660TI 2GB
Memory: 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600
SSD: Intel 330 180GB
HD: Seagate Constellation 1TB 7200rpm
Case: Corsair Obsidian 550D
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
Optical: Asus DRW-24B1ST
Power: Thermaltake TR2 TR-700 700W
Windows 8

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January 11, 2013 8:14:29 PM

if your not a hard core video editor or photoshop you may want to drop down to an i5. the inte 330 has had firmware issue with bsod and bricking. when installing windows. i would look online to see if they fixed all the firmware bugs on that drive.
January 11, 2013 8:23:05 PM

the intel 330 is fine. where are the reports of the 330's firmware issues? i know there was a problem reporting writes in the smart data but thats just a cosmetic reporting issue.
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January 11, 2013 8:59:33 PM

smorizio said:
if your not a hard core video editor or photoshop you may want to drop down to an i5. the inte 330 has had firmware issue with bsod and bricking. when installing windows. i would look online to see if they fixed all the firmware bugs on that drive.


Mmmm I own a Intel 520 and an Intel 330 and never experience BSOD nor any firmware bug. Only firmware bug I'm aware of on an Intel SSD is a smart data misinterpretation on Intel 335 series that has been solved in november by a firmware upgrade....

So Intel 330 is a good SSD, no bug, no BSOD, no problems... It'S Intel quality all the way.
January 12, 2013 3:15:03 PM

I actually do a fair amount of work in Photoshop and do some video editing, so I don't mind a little extra for the CPU.

I'll double check the SSD.

Any other comments, suggestions on components?

Thanks
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