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March 3, 2013 3:40:33 AM

Hey,

I scraped up alot of money and decided to invest in a whole new gaming computer. Here are the specs I choose.

ASUS P8Z77 V PRO (Thunderbolt, WiFi, USB 3.0, SATA 6Gb/s)
ORIGIN CRYOGENIC Custom Liquid Cooling CPU Only (refill kit included)
Clear
Koolance Performance Coolant - Blue
Overclocked Intel Core i5 3570K Quad-Core (4.0GHz-4.6GHz), 8MB Cache
1.5 Kilowatt Silverstone Strider
Dual 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GTX 680
ORIGIN Professional Graphics Card Overclocking
8GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600Mhz (2x4GB)
Genuine MS Windows 8 64-Bit Edition
RAID 0: For better speed and performance (2 or more identical drives needed. Not Compatible with Boot Drives over 2TB)
500GB SATA 6.0Gb/s, 7200RPM, 16MB Cache

Will this work?
Any suggestion, I only have one shot so anything is appreciated!

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March 3, 2013 3:57:09 AM

I would personally choose to DIY a build, its not that hard

You can be fine with a quality 600-850w PSU

I would personally choose an 7970 over a 680

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March 3, 2013 4:05:23 AM

ever considered adding an extra SSD for the system drive?

also raid 0 is a bit overrated imho.
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March 3, 2013 4:06:37 AM

I might suggest not having them do the overclocking, it's not too difficult plus it would give you the added advantage that if something goes wrong, you'll (hopefully by then) know what steps to take to deal with it. Your PSU is overkill by a very large margin (unless considering adding two more 680's) - a quality 750W should suffice.
Just my take here
Going to give you this link which should prove to be helpful I would think http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/277130-29-read-first-...
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March 3, 2013 4:25:30 AM

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I would personally choose to DIY a build, its not that hard

You can be fine with a quality 600-850w PSU

I would personally choose an 7970 over a 680


why do you think that?
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March 3, 2013 4:33:05 AM

I meant 7970ghz but you get my point

DIY is the best :) 

600W is enough for i5 + 7970, anything over is just safety net


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March 3, 2013 5:14:28 AM

Quote:
I might suggest not having them do the overclocking, it's not too difficult plus it would give you the added advantage that if something goes wrong, you'll (hopefully by then) know what steps to take to deal with it. Your PSU is overkill by a very large margin (unless considering adding two more 680's) - a quality 750W should suffice.
Just my take here
Going to give you this link which should prove to be helpful I would think http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/277130-29-read-first-...


Could I easily find out how to overclock it myself?
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March 3, 2013 5:37:46 AM

Yep! With the new unlocked CPU's, it usually only takes changing a few settings in bios.

With graphics cards, it even easier, just load up a easy program in windows and change some sliders and you're good to go

It does take some time to test for OC stability though :p 
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March 3, 2013 8:35:49 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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