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Just looking for some feedback on a build.

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February 6, 2013 3:03:49 AM

I am just looking for some feedback on my build. Is there anything that I overlooked or is there anything here that is deemed incompatible? This is the parts list I have come up with:


1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM

1 x ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

1 x LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner, Bare Drive, 3D Play ... - OEM

1 x SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

1 x Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

1 x GIGABYTE GA-Z77-HD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

1 x HIS H785F2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

1 x Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics ...

1 x CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance ...

1 x Sentey Arvina Extreme Division Tower Case 6x Fan LED/ 4 x USB / Multi Card Reader / 4 x Fan Control / E-SATA / 6 ...

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February 6, 2013 3:11:01 AM

Why do you need another drive ? the bluray one, i'd ditch it if you're not planning to add any bluray discs.
You don't need 16GB of ram, get 2x4GB, 8GB is plenty.
Get a ssd with mlc nand, like the kingston hyper x, crucial m4, samsung 840 pro, sandisk extreme, etc.
If you're planning to overclock the cpu, get an aftermarket cooler like the xigmatek gaia or cm hyper 212 evo.
If you can upgrade your card for the 7870 XT, it will be better, the 7870 XT is basically a 7950 under the hood.
You can find one at 240$.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 6, 2013 6:15:03 AM

If this is for gaming, you would get much much much better performance with a 7970 + no ssd + 8 gb then a 7850 + 250gb ssd + 16gb ram
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