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March 12, 2013 6:43:34 PM

Ok so im not exactly new to gaming builds, i have done it before but i am not as up on the new hardware as i should be, that being said...
Setup:
CPU -Intel i5-3570k Ivy Bridge

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
mobo- Asus P8Z77-V LK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU - Gigabyte GTX 480 (Given to me for free)
PSU - Cooler Master GX RS650w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
case- Cooler Master Storm Enforcer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB (2x4gb)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD - i have a WD Blue 500gb hdd, i will be getting a SSD eventually but not right now
OS -have a free copy of windows 8 from my college.
Optic - Samsung 24x dvd

Now this pc will mostly be for games such as SC2, WoW, Skyrim (open world time games), Guild Wars 2, more of rpg and rts games as opposed to 1st person shooters.

The GTX 480 was given to me by a friend and i know is a power hungry gpu, and probably not the best bet, but its free and allowed me the money to get the more expensive i5 that i wanted.

psu has a single 12v rail so i should have enough power to push the system, my only concern was on the case, not sure if i should have done a haf 922/932 instead.

Also do i necessarily need more fans right off the bat? or should i use the i5 stock fan and see what kind of temps im at and then go for more? or just order a 212 evo fan now and get it over with?

what does everyone think?

also i do plan to OC the cpu up to around 4.3/4.4, im told everything past that gets into the water cooled area and i dont want to do that just yet.

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March 14, 2013 12:01:26 AM

kaisersozai said:
Ok so im not exactly new to gaming builds, i have done it before but i am not as up on the new hardware as i should be, that being said...
Setup:
CPU -Intel i5-3570k Ivy Bridge

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
mobo- Asus P8Z77-V LK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU - Gigabyte GTX 480 (Given to me for free)
PSU - Cooler Master GX RS650w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
case- Cooler Master Storm Enforcer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB (2x4gb)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD - i have a WD Blue 500gb hdd, i will be getting a SSD eventually but not right now
OS -have a free copy of windows 8 from my college.
Optic - Samsung 24x dvd

Now this pc will mostly be for games such as SC2, WoW, Skyrim (open world time games), Guild Wars 2, more of rpg and rts games as opposed to 1st person shooters.

The GTX 480 was given to me by a friend and i know is a power hungry gpu, and probably not the best bet, but its free and allowed me the money to get the more expensive i5 that i wanted.

psu has a single 12v rail so i should have enough power to push the system, my only concern was on the case, not sure if i should have done a haf 922/932 instead.

Also do i necessarily need more fans right off the bat? or should i use the i5 stock fan and see what kind of temps im at and then go for more? or just order a 212 evo fan now and get it over with?

what does everyone think?

also i do plan to OC the cpu up to around 4.3/4.4, im told everything past that gets into the water cooled area and i dont want to do that just yet.


If you want a case that has enough stock fans to cool your system and nothing to worry about, I suggest this: http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=78227&promoid=1323

Don't go with water cooling it's more risky and a lil bit hassle. If you want to overclock to 4.3/4.4ghz with really good temperatures when in full load, get this: http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Heatpipe-Bearing-Cooler-NH... it performs as good as a water cooling and sucks air like a beast.
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