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February 12, 2013 4:58:04 AM

I am currently in the process of choosing components for my first build and am unsure whether any of the components will impeed on another due to space or if my build will be restricted by another factor. Please say if you can see any issues or if you could recommend another component.
Heres what I've got so far:
Seagate Barracuda 3 Tb
Asus MAXIMUS V EXTREME
CORSAIR PROFESSIONAL SERIES AX850
Ivy Bridge Core I7 3770K
Asus GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II Overclocked 2GB
Samsung 120GB SSD 840 Series
Corsair 16GB (2x8GB) Vengeance DDR3
Asus BC-12B1ST 12x Blu-ray Reader
Thermaltak FRIO OCK CPU Cooler or Coolermaster V6 or V8

Cases not sure which one to pick
NZXT PHANTOM 820
NZXT SWITCH 810
COOLERMASTER HAF-X

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February 12, 2013 5:11:58 AM

Unless You really want 80+ Gold, there is an XFX 850W 80+ Silver that is an great option and $50 cheaper
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850bnlg...
I would consider the 7870XT over the 660ti though the best 7870XT is out of stock right now http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100354...
The 3770k can generally handle PhysX without any real performance decrease until you turn it up to medium/high

http://physxinfo.com/news/9425/borderlands-2-is-cpu-cap...
http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/Borderlands...
http://www.techspot.com/review/577-borderlands-2-perfor...

If PhsyX is integral though then stick with the 660ti :) 

I like the Phantom the most out of the 3 :D 
February 12, 2013 5:15:52 AM

i do want the 80+ gold , ill do some research into the 7870XT and see if i want to swap it out as for the case i agree but it is the most expensive outa the 3
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February 12, 2013 6:51:09 AM

But the regular phantom does not support e axt motherboards and the asus maximus extreme is an e axt motherboard so not really an option
February 12, 2013 4:05:58 PM

astrosheen said:
But the regular phantom does not support e axt motherboards and the asus maximus extreme is an e axt motherboard so not really an option


Just don't purchase the Maximus V. It's ridiculously overpriced for a motherboard and you can get one that is 1/2 as much and does the same functions. What is the primary purpose of this build? If it's gaming I would switch a few things up in favor of a stronger video card setup instead of an overpriced motherboard, CPU, and RAM combo.
February 12, 2013 8:19:20 PM

^ that, and getting a good ATX motherboard can basically get you all the features you need
February 13, 2013 3:31:43 AM

any recomendations???
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