opinion and suggestions on new gaming rig
I have a price limit of 2000$ i will go over a bit and im ordering from ncix.
Here are my parts:
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 OC 1071MHZ 2GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card - Gigabyte - GV-N680OC-2GD
Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Z77DDR3 3PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 HDMI CrossFireX/SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard - Gigabyte - GA-Z77X-UD3H
Western Digital WD Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6GB/S 7200RPM 32MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM - Western Digital WD - WD10EALX
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition 64BIT DVD SP1 OEM - Microsoft - FQC-04649
OCZ ZT Series 750W ATX12V 20/24PIN Modular 80+ Bronze Active PFC Power Supply 140MM Fan 5 Year Wrty - OCZ Technology - OCZ-ZT750W
PC Assembly and Testing With 1 Year Limited NCIX System Warranty (PRE-CONFIG WIN. OS If Purchased) - NCIXPC - PC-ASSEMBLY
Razer Naga MMO Gaming Mouse 17 Button 5600DPI 3.5G Laser Sensor USB - Razer - RZ01-00280100-R3U1
Coolermaster Haf X EATX Tower Case Black 6X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB3.0 - COOLERMASTER - RC-942-KKN1
Razer BlackWidow USB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 5 Macro Keys Black - Razer - RZ03-00390100-R3U1
Silverstone CP09 External to Internal 19PIN USB 3.0 Header 120MM Adapter Cable - Silverstone Technology - SST-CP09
Noctua NH-D14 LGA1155/1156/1366/AM3 I7/I5/PHENOM Heatpipe Cooler W/ NF-P14 140MM & NF-P12 120MM Fan - Noctua - NH-D14
Logisys CLK12BL2 Dual Blue Cold Cathode Kit 12IN 3.0MM - Logisys Computer - CLK12BL2
Corsair Vengeance Blue Lowprofile 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit - Corsair - CML8GX3M2A1600C9B
OCZ Vertex 3 60GB 2.5IN SATA3 6Gbps Sandforce SF-2281 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD - OCZ Technology - VTX3-25SAT3-60G
Sexy build, 2 things -
I personally avoid OCZ products so I would get a corsair tx750/m.
You could safely go 650watt too, but future proofing i would say got 850watt cause 750s on the low side if you want to SLI another 680, so take that into consideration, and for $30 dollars more or whatever you pay, it cant hurt.
Actually I just saw that OCZ unit is super cheap right now, up to you i suppose.
and the SSD;
Corsair Force Series GT 60GB SSD SATA3 Solid State Disk 555MB/S Read Sandforce SF-2200 - Corsair - CSSD-F60GBGT-BK
Its an amazing drive - i even hit 560mb/s rather than the stated 555mb/s
The other thing is the mobo, i see your getting it built so NCIX will sort that for you, but people have been saying none of the usb ports work on that board until usb3.0 drivers are installed, which means no bios access without a PS2 keyboard.
Is it just me or is there no processor there?
im getting a i5 ivybridge
Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail - Intel - BX80637I53570K
Looks like a solid build. I would suggest that you don't need that noctua NH-D14. Something like a H212 or corsair H80 would be my choice for cooler. Reason being is that the IB cpu's only OC to a certain point and then when you go past 1.3V or so they start dumping out alot of heat. I don't think that even the mighty D14 wouldn't be able to cool the cpu sufficiently at that point. For PSU, look at anything from seasonic, corsair, xfx, or antec. The OCZ ZX series PSU's are OK and usually a little cheaper than the above brands. My 2 cents...
Looks good, I would swap for a cheaper/better cooler, the thermalright silver arrow. 2C cooler, plus way nicer better looking fans.
Yeah good point, h212 is a great cooler and if your keen on overclocking the airflow around the MoBo heatsinks is something it has over the h80, unless you own a wind tunnel of a case.
Should switch the vertex 3 with a mushkin chronos deluxe, everything else looks pretty good.
+1 for the Thermalright Silverarrow, -1 for the CM Hyper 212. When building a full tower with 140mm, or even 230mm fans, only a large heatsink can direct air towards the CPU. Imagine a gerbil trying to shag an elephant, that's what the 212 will be like inside the HAFX.
If you like CM and want something new, I recommend the CM TPC 812 CPU.
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