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Old October 18, 2012, 09:04 AM
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Here is my new build im about to order, does it look ok?

Case - CM Storm Stryker White
PSU - Corsair 850W AX850
Motherboard - Asus P8Z77-V
CPU - Intel Core i5 3570K 3.5GHz
CPU Cooler - Phanteks PH-TC14PE
Graphics Card - Asus GeForce GTX 660 TI-DC2
Memory - Kingston Blu 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600MHz
SSD - Intel 240GB 520 Series
HDD - WD 2TB Black Hard Drive
Blu-Ray Drive - LG BH10LS38 SATA Blu-Ray Optical Drive
OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Thermal Paste - Arctic Cooling MX-4 Thermal Compound
Thermal Remover - Arctic Silver ArctiClean Thermal Material Remover

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Old October 18, 2012, 10:12 AM
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Looks good for the most part.

Something I would consider is going with a smaller PSU (assuming you don't have huge upgrade plans down the road). 850W is more than you need for the parts you listed. Maybe go with an AX650 instead - still a great PSU but it'll save you a bit of cash.
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Old October 18, 2012, 10:14 AM
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That's going to be a nice looking build with the blue and white. All the parts are fine, will run max details on all current games at 1920x1080 all day long.

Post some pics, I haven't seen the Phanteks HSF in a build yet.
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Old October 18, 2012, 11:35 AM
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if you want to save a few bucks Amazon has the SAMSUNG 830 Series 128 and 256 on sale for $100 and $155 respectively freakin smokin deal on a good drive .

Good looking build you need to post pics of it when you get it

Edit : Price jumped on the 128 from 70 to 100

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Old October 18, 2012, 02:11 PM
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Looks great. As previously mentioned, if you will not sli you could easily go to a 650 or 750w psu. Your call on that. Build and enjoy.
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Old October 18, 2012, 02:25 PM
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Off topic here

When I read the topic I had a flash back from years of go when My exe would ask the same question just as we were heading out the door which would send mild panic through my mind because she would change her mind no matter what my answer was .
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Old October 19, 2012, 03:10 AM
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Thanks for the feedback guys, most parts are on the way and i will post pics as im building and final build.

Its a long time from my last build so i was behind on pc stuff as theres so many new things.
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Old October 27, 2012, 10:20 PM
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Looks pretty good, if your looking to save money and put it towards something else you could easily go with 8GB RAM depending on your usage.
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Old October 29, 2012, 03:53 AM
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Hey guys, I opened my cpu cooler and under the top fin cover, looks like rust? Is it safe to use or should i send it back?

Ive attached images. The base looks fine tho, its just the top fin where pipes are.
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Old October 29, 2012, 04:36 AM
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Hey guys, I opened my cpu cooler and under the top fin cover, looks like rust? Is it safe to use or should i send it back?

Ive attached images. The base looks fine tho, its just the top fin where pipes are.
It means that they're using copper fins which has a golden brown color. If copper were to rust, it would be greenish blue. Phanteks uses color/anodizing for their fin stack so there should be some spots where the heatsink rests upon while curing/drying. I guess there's a good reason why Phanteks adds a top cover.
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