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New Rig - Which Build????

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February 2, 2013 12:33:17 PM

OK - due to an accident with a cup of coffee I need a new gaming rig - been looking at components and have narrowed the build to these two..... any thoughts appreciated:

X79 Build
Case: CoolerMaster HAF 912
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Quad Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011
Cooling Fan: Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid Cooling system w/ 120mm Radiator
Motherboard: Gigabyte X79-UD3 Intel X79 Chipset
Memory: 16GB (4x4GB) PC12800 DDR3/1600mhz Quad Channel Memory
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB
Power Supply: Corsair 850 Watts (Iwent 850 as may go SLI later)
Hard Drive: 2 x 120GB Kingston HyperX SSD's in Raid 0
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE. (BLACK Colour)


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X77 Build SLI
Case: CoolerMaster HAF 912
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Quad Core 3.40 GHz 6MB Cache LGA1155
Cooling Fan: Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid Cooling system w/ 120mm Radiator
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V Pro Intel Z77 Chipset
Memory: 16GB (4x4GB) PC12800 DDR3/1600mhz Dual Channel Memory
Video Card: 2 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660Ti 2GB in SLI
Power Supply: Corsair 850 Watts
Hard Drive: 2 x 120GB Kingston HyperX SSD's in Raid 0
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE. (BLACK Colour)

Im only into gaming and mainly play Battlefield, Skyrim and LOTRO, but will be playing Elderscrolls Online when its out.

Thoughts on the two builds appreciated.

tnx

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February 2, 2013 12:55:52 PM

If you are mainly gaming go with the I5 build.
February 2, 2013 3:45:35 PM

Id go with build 2 but make some changes.


Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Quad Core 3.40 GHz 6MB Cache LGA1155

Cooling Fan: Cooler Master TPC 812 (High-End air coolers are better than cheap water coolers)

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V Pro Intel Z77 Chipset

Memory: Corsair Vengence 2x8GB @ 1600Mhz

Video Card: Single GTX 680 (1 GPU will be more stable. There will also be less heat and power consumption)

Power Supply: Corsair HX750

Hard Drive: Crucial M4 256GB (RAID 0 isnt recommended for SSD's. A single ssd is lighning quick)

Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE. (BLACK Colour)

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