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Old October 7, 2012, 04:43 AM
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My System Specs


Originally Posted by HEY1911 View Post
Processor: Intel Core i7 3770 3.4GHz
Mainboard : Asus Maximus V Formula (E-ATX)
Memory: Kingston DDR3 1333 CL 9 KVR1333D3N9/4G (8GB) 4GB x 2

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SATA3 WD10EZEX -
Graphics Card: MSI HD7870 2GB R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC
Optical Drive: LG 24x DVDRW GH24NS90 Black
PC Case: Coolermaster Elite 431 Plus with Side Window
Power Supply: Seasonic M12II 750 Bronze 750W
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
May you answer the sticky questions as a few are confused about the purpose of this computer: NOTICE - PC builders, when asking for input on YOUR projects Please Tell

I've highlighted the things that seem out of place or incompatible, which happens to be about everything
  • As mentioned, a non-K processor with a liquid cooler is out of place unless you're looking for a very quiet computer, but even then most air coolers with a 120mm fan will do fine on an Ivy Bridge
  • An EATX motherboard will not fit in a Coolermaster Elite 431 unless you cut up the case
  • If you can, pay the extra money ~$5ish for the DDR3-1600 RAM - AnandTech - Sandy Bridge Memory Scaling: Choosing the Best DDR3
  • The power supply is overkill for the 7870 video card
  • As mentioned, get an SSD or switch to a higher tier hard drive if for some reason you don't want an SSD (e.g. 2TB Caviar Black or Seagate Barracuda XT)
"The computer programmer says they should drive the car around the block and see if the tire fixes itself." [src]
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