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April 4, 2013 12:12:38 PM

I am ordering parts to build a PC will this work ?

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7 (£288)

Chassis: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D Full tower (£202) or silver stone TJ11 (£455) (will it work for booth)

Ram: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) Dual Channel Dominator Platinum (DDR3 2800/12.0/1.65v) - CMD8GX3M2A2800C12 (£238)

PSU : Silverstone 1200 wat

Graphics card: Nvidia Titan or EVGA (£820) I know this is a bad graphics card but it is the best I can afford

CPU: Intel Core I7 3770K Ivy Bridge-E (£250)

Monitor: XL2420TX Benq (£361)

I am going to watercool but I won't put that in also thanks if you can help and

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April 4, 2013 12:24:52 PM

What's the primary use for this build - gaming? Video editing? Something else?

A lot of the things you have on this build are major overkill - particularly the case (the TJ11 is very nice but very expensive). The GTX Titan isn't really a good value when dual 670s or 680s will match or beat the Titan's advertised performance. You will never need 1200W even for dual Titans later on. And never, ever pay the money for the Dominator Platinum. RAM is not the place to spend hundreds on a build. You're better off paying far less for RAM and using that money elsewhere. With the Dominator Platinum you're paying a 4X premium for nothing more than a fancy heat sink.
April 4, 2013 12:31:31 PM

g-unit1111 said:
What's the primary use for this build - gaming? Video editing? Something else?

A lot of the things you have on this build are major overkill - particularly the case (the TJ11 is very nice but very expensive). The GTX Titan isn't really a good value when dual 670s or 680s will match or beat the Titan's advertised performance. You will never need 1200W even for dual Titans later on. And never, ever pay the money for the Dominator Platinum. RAM is not the place to spend hundreds on a build. You're better off paying far less for RAM and using that money elsewhere. With the Dominator Platinum you're paying a 4X premium for nothing more than a fancy heat sink.
thanks for answering it was intended for gaming and what would you recommend using the gigabyte motherboard
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April 4, 2013 12:34:10 PM

Also thankyou so much I just joined toms hardware and straight away i get a answer much better than yahoo answers
April 4, 2013 12:36:03 PM

Also I was using the tj11 for the watercooling setup but do you thing the crosair obsidian 800d will be better off ?
a b Î Nvidia
April 4, 2013 3:48:10 PM

Martin Shmilli said:
Also I was using the tj11 for the watercooling setup but do you thing the crosair obsidian 800d will be better off ?


The TJ11 is big enough that it will handle anything but you don't really need it. The Corsair 800D is also overkill for a gaming rig. You could literally spend 1/2 of what you're planning to spend and come out ahead.

Here's what I would suggest:

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£59.83 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£149.26 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£45.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£55.14 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£106.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) (£343.30 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) (£343.30 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case (£89.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE 90 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£129.99 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.13 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
Total: £1571.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-04 23:47 BST+0100)

That will be a better use of your money for a gaming rig.
April 5, 2013 7:43:31 AM

Thanks G-Unit now I am not spending 5-6000 but the two titans came today forgot to cancel them Update I can send them back
April 5, 2013 7:46:49 AM

Oh yeah is there a way to make that best question or something like that because you have been really help full :p 
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