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First Time Build! Buying it ASAP

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February 2, 2013 1:24:02 PM

Hello guys, I just wanted real quick ask you if there are any major flaws to my build because i don't know much about building computers. So if you just quickly look through my build it would be much appreciated!
P.S. I am buying this build TODAY!!!!!

Build:
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B0Bi


CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $309.99 Newegg


Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 Newegg


MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $189.99 Newegg

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $89.99 Newegg

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $99.98 Newegg

SSD: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $169.99 Newegg

GPU: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $389.99 Newegg


GPU: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $389.99 Newegg


Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case 119.99 Newegg


PSU: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $124.99 Newegg


Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $16.98 Newegg


OS: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 Newegg


Corsair Vengeance K90 Wired Gaming Keyboard $89.99 Newegg


Corsair Vengeance M60 Wired Laser Mouse $55.97 Newegg


Base Total: $2328.81
Promo Discounts: -$20.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$85.00
Shipping: $4.99
Grand Total: $2228.80

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February 2, 2013 1:34:52 PM

Only things I would change are no 2TB drive, get a couple or four and put them in raid-faster access and data protection, I have a 4 drive raid 10. Get rid of WIN8 in favor of WIN7. Just a preference to ensure all drivers are available and for program compatibility.

Just my personal preferences, what you got will do just fine.
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February 2, 2013 2:20:54 PM

perfect build. but yeah, I'd go Windows 7 over 8. No benefits to going 8. poor Windows. ...yet again.

What's the monitors?
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February 2, 2013 2:30:11 PM

If this is for gaming, this is way overkill. How many monitors and what resolution?
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February 2, 2013 2:42:01 PM

cball1311 said:
If this is for gaming, this is way overkill. How many monitors and what resolution?


I have three VH242H for rendering and extreme gaming
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February 2, 2013 2:47:37 PM

t53186 said:
Only things I would change are no 2TB drive, get a couple or four and put them in raid-faster access and data protection, I have a 4 drive raid 10. Get rid of WIN8 in favor of WIN7. Just a preference to ensure all drivers are available and for program compatibility.

Just my personal preferences, what you got will do just fine.



Would i need an external RAID controller for having my hard drives in RAID-10?

I chose windows 8 because it uses less RAM i am just going to disable the live tiles and other crap and re-enable the start menu so it will be like windows 7 but it runs better.


What size hard drives did you use for your RAID system?


Lastly, will my PSU be enough if i want to overclock my CPU to 4.0GHZ?
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