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Old January 6, 2013, 12:54 AM
TheWildRose TheWildRose is offline
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My System Specs


Originally Posted by AwesomeBrads View Post
Okay was looking around and I'm thinking of the following:

Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor: 169.99

2x EVGA 02G-P4-2676-KR NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 FTW LE: 389.99 each

Corsair Vengeance Series 16GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800) 80.00

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Motherboard: 140.00

Thermaltake SMART Series 850 Watt ATX Modular Power: 120.00

Corsair Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Liquid Cooling: 130.00

Computer case: Corsair Vengeance C70 Gaming Mid Tower Case Military: 150.00

Total: 1629.00

OR single EVGA GTX 680

Here are my following questions:

Will the list items work well with each other and provide enough space in the computer case?

Are there any specific recommendations for the build I've provided?

I'm debating between EVGA dual 670's or a single EVGA 680... what do you think?
My opinions/Advice:
  • CPU: Great choice, It'll last you a LONG time!
  • GPU: Don't go with 2 670s, if you really want to be futureproof (And have the best upgrade options later) go with a Single GTX 680, Then one day if your CPU is still kicking butt then just add a second 680.
  • RAM: The RAM is okay, As Dzzope said there are mixed experiences with Vengeance, I've been looking into changing it in my build, There are a lot of people who'll say Vengeance is great though. I think it <should> be fine.
  • Motherboard: The motherboard is a good choice as far as I know, I'm getting the UD5H for my workstation/gaming rig!
  • PSU: I really don't know anything about Thermaltake PSUs, My friend has one and it's been great for years but that's all I really know. I can recommend Corsair, Seasonic or XFX.
  • The H100i is a good choice, I'm getting it in my build also, for my 3770k.
  • Case: I hear a lot of good things about the case, but as Dzzope said the second graphics card (if you get the 3 670s, or a single 680 and upgrade in the future), might get too close to the PSU.

The items will all work together as far as I know, If you want to be sure about RAM go to the motherboard's page on Gigabyte's website and check the RAM support list.

If you have any questions about my recommendations/opinions or want some advice about something, feel free to ask in a reply or PM me!

"what's that black fan at the back of the case for? I never see it on."
"Well it's REALLY loud, but it's 5500 RPM and moves a TON of air."
"Why do you have it though?"
"Well... It's the "Oh s**t!" fan."
"What do you mean?"
"Well what do you say when your graphics card hits 90c?"
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