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March 27, 2013 3:22:10 PM

Hi All

I am going to be purchasing a z77 system in a few hours time and I'm wondering if folk would be kind enough to have a quick look over it to see if it's good:

Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD 7970 Windforce 3X 3072MB
Intel Core i7-3770K
Samsung 256GB SSD 840 PRO
Asus Z77 Sabertooth
750W XFX Pro Black Edition 80PLUS Gold Modular Power Supply
Corsair Carbide 500R Midi Tower
Corsair Hydro H110 280mm High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Samsung Green 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C11 1600MHz 30nm Dual Channel Kit

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April 19, 2013 10:23:09 PM

looks real good but i dont know anything about smasungs RAM might want to look into corsair ram or patriot viper just an opinion heck it might be the best ram out theres
April 19, 2013 10:28:37 PM

A bit pricey is my only gripe.

- If this is a gaming build, you don't need an i7. Go with i5-3570K.
- Drop the 256GB SSD with a 128GB SSD + HDD. But the choice is yours.
- I'd also drop the Asus Z77 Sabertooth with an Asus P8Z77-V LK or ASRock Z77 Extreme 4.
- Patriot Gamer 2 (2x4GB) RAM
- As for the closed loop water cooling, if you're going to water cool, construct your own. Otherwise, a Noctua NH-D14 is just as good in performance.
April 19, 2013 11:40:36 PM

Similar to Ksham.

Get the much cheaper and roughly equivalent Noctua NH-D14 for cooling.
If your just gaming, get a 3570k.

Use the money you save for a decent sized HDD and maybe a better case.