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    Please check out my gaming rig build. Thanks!

    First of all I want to think anyone for the information in this area of the thread! I have been with out a gaming rig for about 2 and half years now. So I had to relearn a few things with the new hardware sets. So here is what I'm looking for my build. Tell me what you think and what you would change? If anything!

    Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146072

    Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131837

    CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116504

    RAM (8Gigs for now) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233144

    Video Card (Comes with Assassins Creed 3 for free) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500269

    Storage (HDD) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820147189

    With a grand total of $1,008.63 SHIPPED to me.

    Any and all thoughts are welcome guys! The only area where I still feel that I'm a little rusty is the video card and maybe the MOBO. Advice on them would be great! I will be ordering this I hope by the end of next week!

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    you might want to switch the ssd to either a samsung 830 or 840 pro version (or vertex4/crucial m4) the standard 840 from samsung is a worse version compared to it's predicessor.
    also you 100% you won't do any overclocking? (since a good budget cooler is only 20-30$)
    rest seems fine.
    in regards to mobo you could take the extreme4 to save some money, gpu : zotac is a small but very good brand with custom gpu's (very good cooling and high factory overclock)
    Last edited by shroudster; 2012-11-30 at 04:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shroudster View Post
    you might want to switch the ssd to either a samsung 830 or 840 pro version (or vertex4/crucial m4) the standard 840 from samsung is a worse version compared to it's predicessor.
    also you 100% you won't do any overclocking? (since a good budget cooler is only 20-30$)
    rest seems fine.
    in regards to mobo you could take the extreme4 to save some money, gpu : zotac is a small but very good brand with custom gpu's (very good cooling and high factory overclock)
    Thanks for the reply! I do plan to OC just not right away. I figured I give it a few months to test the hardware then I will OC.

    Also could you link me the MOBO and SSD's that your taking about? That would be super helpful! Thanks a lot!

    Oh and before I forget...What Power Supply would you all use with this setup? I forgot the add that! CD-ROM drives and what not I have laying around.
    Last edited by Rallaster; 2012-11-30 at 04:42 PM.

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=vertex%204 (vertex4 ocz)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148442 (crucial M4, allot slower writes compared to other ssd's but highly reliable)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233395 (sandforce controller does not appeal to everyone due to reliability issues from the past)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ng%20840%20pro (good version of ssd from your OP, 830 only laptop versions left)
    edit: another new SSD which seems like another top of the line http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227915

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157293 (nvm just saw price difference on mobo is a moot point, thought i saw this one cheaper)
    Last edited by shroudster; 2012-11-30 at 06:05 PM.

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    You should pick up a HDD with your SSD, the 120gb doesn't go far and 250 will last a bit longer you still will probably need a decent size storage drive. I've used up around 700gb all together on my computer, and I use the extra 1.4TB for recording game footage.
    [SIZE=1][CENTER]CPU: Intel I5-3570k 4.7ghz MB: Gigabyte Z77-D3H
    GPU: Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti Windforce Ram: G-Skill 8GB 1333
    SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB PSU: Antec BP550 Case: Corsair 750D

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    Thanks again Omega! Here is what I think I will be doing now...

    PC Take 2!

    Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131837

    CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116504

    RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233144

    Graphics Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500269

    Storage (HDD) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148443

    Power Supply - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139027

    Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146072

    I will buy a better heat sink later is the year and I have another data drive already.

    This comes to a grand total of $1,089.56 SHIPPED. Just over budget of my 1K but doable! Also if anyone else wants to chime on in feel free!

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