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    Question Planning to order new Build 1 Aug (Some Checking for the parts i picked)

    So as the Title says i'm planning to Order the components for my new Build 1 Aug. I Been reading alot on Mmo and ended up with is this.

    Case: Cooler Master HAF X Big Tower Black
    CPU: Intel® Core i5-3570K Processor
    CPU Cooler: Noctua DH-14
    Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V, Socket-1155
    Ram: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz 8GB CL8 Low Profile Ram
    SSD: Samsung SSD 830 Series 128GB 2.5"Desktop Kit
    SATA 6Gb/s (SATA3.0) 520MB/320MB/s read/write,
    HDD: Western Digital® Desktop Green 1TB (Storage)
    GPU: Waiting for 660TI?
    PSU: Seasonic M12II 650W 80+ Bronze (Modular)
    OS: Win 7 OEM, 64bit, SP1

    Im looking for all the tips i can get, and im open for all suggestion regarding replacing some stuff with other brands or components.

    Typical games i play is Wow, Starcraft , Diablo 3 and Random Steam Games

    Build will be updated during the replys.
    Last edited by Wyz; 2012-07-31 at 03:30 PM.

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    A GTX 560Ti wouldn't be much of an upgrade, it's marginally better than a 5870. I guess you could wait for the GTX 660Ti and see how it compares to the competition.
    The Agility 3 might not be the best choice since it's a Sandforce drive. You're better off with a Crucial M4 or a Samsung 830.
    Last edited by stalkerzzzz; 2012-07-29 at 10:31 PM.

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    Stay away from OCZ SSD's in my book. The Agi-3 had a lot of controller issues from what I understand. And I would just stay away from all of OCZ products in general simply because of the rep. Yes, they have newer SSDs like the Vertex 4 and such that are better controllers.. But intel has some good ones. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tem=20-167-093

    I'm using the 2x 180gb Muskin Chronos Enhanced in raid0. Why not right? They have been good to me for a little over 4 months now.

    Also, if you can afford an extra $200 you should pick up a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...on=670&x=0&y=0

    You could wait for the 660 ti, but I'm betting it will be close to the same price as a 670.

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    Thanks for the replys so far guys. I will be updating the build in Post 1 as this thread goes on.

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    Crucial M4 or Samsung 830 for the SSD. 128 or 256 GB capacity.
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    Updated Build Again. Ordering soon, still looking for some tips or answer about the setup overall.
    Last edited by Wyz; 2012-07-30 at 11:04 AM.

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    HAF X is "overkill" for a rig like yours, however if that's what you prefer then more power to you

    Save some money by getting either of these PSU:

    SeaSonic M12II 620
    Antec HCG-620M
    CPU: Intel i5-3570k (4.5GHz) MB: ASUS Z77 Sabertooth (uefi 2003)
    GPU: Asus 280X TOP (1080MHz/1700MHz) RAM: Corsair LP/LV white 8GB 1600MHz
    SSD: Samsung 840Pro 256GB + Crucial m4 128GB (040H) PSU: Seasonic 620M CASE: Corsair 500R (White/Black) Monitor: LG 237L-BN IPS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    HAF X is "overkill" for a rig like yours, however if that's what you prefer then more power to you

    Save some money by getting either of these PSU:

    SeaSonic M12II 620
    Antec HCG-620M
    quess i will jump down to a 620 Watt then. One thing i might change is the CPU Cooler, i heard some really good things about the Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler and it actually beats the H80, if thats the case its kinda + for me since you dont got the possibility of H80 to leak and i heard H80 is abit more noisy than the Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler however if i change, is gonna fit with the current Ram i picked?
    Last edited by Wyz; 2012-07-30 at 11:45 AM.

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    Can you provide a link to the RAM? I believe those might be high profile, you'll want low profile like any of these:

    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    Mushkin Enhanced Radioactive 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    Corsair Vengeance Lowprofile 8GB 2X4GB

    NH-D14 or NH-C14 which ever is cheapest, they're both good options. the C-14 should technically be a little better/quieter but it's not by much.
    Last edited by Notarget; 2012-07-30 at 12:09 PM.
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    GPU: Asus 280X TOP (1080MHz/1700MHz) RAM: Corsair LP/LV white 8GB 1600MHz
    SSD: Samsung 840Pro 256GB + Crucial m4 128GB (040H) PSU: Seasonic 620M CASE: Corsair 500R (White/Black) Monitor: LG 237L-BN IPS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    Can you provide a link to the RAM? I believe those might be high profile, you'll want low profile like any of these:

    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    Mushkin Enhanced Radioactive 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    Corsair Vengeance Lowprofile 8GB 2X4GB

    NH-D14 or NH-C14 which ever is cheapest, they're both good options. the C-14 should technically be a little better/quieter but it's not by much.
    http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=650278 Those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyz View Post
    Yeah perfect.
    CPU: Intel i5-3570k (4.5GHz) MB: ASUS Z77 Sabertooth (uefi 2003)
    GPU: Asus 280X TOP (1080MHz/1700MHz) RAM: Corsair LP/LV white 8GB 1600MHz
    SSD: Samsung 840Pro 256GB + Crucial m4 128GB (040H) PSU: Seasonic 620M CASE: Corsair 500R (White/Black) Monitor: LG 237L-BN IPS
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    This might sound retarded, but i was wondering if you can boot up the pc without the GPU and install win7 and such as i might wait for 660TI?

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    Yes you should be able to just hook up the monitor (assuming you have the correct connections) to the motherboard and run it off the on-board graphics (from the CPU).
    CPU: Intel i5-3570k (4.5GHz) MB: ASUS Z77 Sabertooth (uefi 2003)
    GPU: Asus 280X TOP (1080MHz/1700MHz) RAM: Corsair LP/LV white 8GB 1600MHz
    SSD: Samsung 840Pro 256GB + Crucial m4 128GB (040H) PSU: Seasonic 620M CASE: Corsair 500R (White/Black) Monitor: LG 237L-BN IPS
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