EPIC AMD GAMING RIG. Need Expert Advice!!

Hello, For awhile ive been going back and forth to find the best components that fit my needs for my new eyefinity build. I think ive got it all pat down, but for arguments sake, im posting it up here for any "cconstructive critism", and comments. If you have anything to say, please back it up with an explanation, and your alternative. Its so annoying having like 5 guys telling you your not right simply because they say so. I am not certainly not a shmuck, i have done all my research and comparisons, and am looking soley for last minutes tweaks and overviews. Thankyou Very much! :D Also, would like to know if all my components will fit in the case ^^ With alteast some elbow room !

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yF1l
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  1. Just a few things for such a sweet gaming machine:

    1. The motherboard might be a little "overkill", unless there is a specific reason you want it. I would take a look at the MSI MPower Z77 Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130660 It has all the same functionality, but it has been tested for overclocking and is cheaper.

    2. Swiftech has come out with a new closed loop solution that can be upgraded. It has better cooling performance and has been reviewed so far quite well. Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZgctchIQ7M and: http://www.swiftech.com/H220.aspx

    3. I would recommend getting 2x8GB RAM, because Ivy Bridge works slightly better when paired with one dual channel kit. It also allows for even more room for upgrading in the future. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148561 This is not something that will greatly change performance, but it'll help.

    4. ASUS Radeon cards, at least from what I've heard, have had some troubles. Take a look at these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202001 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161431 Both are GHz Edition cards which will perform better in real world situations, like gaming. http://www.anandtech.com/show/6025/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-edition-review-catching-up-to-gtx-680

    Take a look, your build will definitely work very well, but a few things here and there can make it better!
  2. With a msi z77 mpower or an asrock z77 oc formula it goes well with two 7970 lightnings, it's just perfect for that, the lightning overclocks well and matches the style.
  3. Thankyou so much for all your input. Quick question. Im no good with dimnsions -.- will the swiftech H220, or Krakon x60 closed water loop fit in the Bit Fenix Shinobi XL?

    http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/chassis/shinobi-window-xl#specs
  4. This topic has been moved from the section Graphics & Displays to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  5. kevinwants2know said:
    Thankyou so much for all your input. Quick question. Im no good with dimnsions -.- will the swiftech H220, or Krakon x60 closed water loop fit in the Bit Fenix Shinobi XL?

    http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/chassis/shinobi-window-xl#specs


    Don't purchase a closed liquid loop. If you want liquid cooling use the real thing or don't use it at all.

    Quote:
    3. I would recommend getting 2x8GB RAM, because Ivy Bridge works slightly better when paired with one dual channel kit. It also allows for even more room for upgrading in the future. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820148561 This is not something that will greatly change performance, but it'll help.


    For a gaming rig you don't need 16GB of RAM - that's just not the place to spend tons of money on a build. 8GB. Nothing more, nothing less.

    Quote:
    4. ASUS Radeon cards, at least from what I've heard, have had some troubles. Take a look at these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814202001 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814161431 Both are GHz Edition cards which will perform better in real world situations, like gaming. http://www.anandtech.com/show/6025 [...] to-gtx-680


    The Vapor X is an excellent card with an above average cooling solution. Alternately the Gigabyte Windforce 3X cards are good from what I hear. There's also that ridiculous Windforce 5X card that's been released but that thing takes up 3 slots.
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