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    Quote Originally Posted by Vynrael View Post
    What software runs your BluRay then? I know as of right now, WMP doesn't support it for some reason.

    I noticed you also added liquid cooling. I've never installed a liquid cooler before. How complicated is it? Does is need to be maintained? If so, how often?
    it is an all in one solution , maintenance free yet pretty good performance. (and usually more silent compared to air)
    easy to install aswell.
    i just play them with VLC, however my sources of BR's aren't exactly legal. (i just use VLC mediaplayer for all my movies )

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    Quote Originally Posted by shroudster View Post
    it is an all in one solution , maintenance free yet pretty good performance. (and usually more silent compared to air)
    easy to install aswell.
    i just play them with VLC, however my sources of BR's aren't exactly legal. (i just use VLC mediaplayer for all my movies )
    I'll test out VLC with my discs, if they play out well, I'll get the BD that you recommended. However, it is OEM, so I will have to buy addition cables, corrent?

    My main concern with liquid cooling, is some how breaking it and making a mess, but it they're not all to hard to install, I'll give it a shot. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vynrael View Post
    I'll test out VLC with my discs, if they play out well, I'll get the BD that you recommended. However, it is OEM, so I will have to buy addition cables, corrent?

    My main concern with liquid cooling, is some how breaking it and making a mess, but it they're not all to hard to install, I'll give it a shot. :P
    corsair got a 5 year anti leak warranty iirc.
    also your mobo should have the required sata cable to connect it. (and PSU the power pin ofc)
    shouldn't be a need for extra cables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shroudster View Post
    corsair got a 5 year anti leak warranty iirc.
    also your mobo should have the required sata cable to connect it. (and PSU the power pin ofc)
    shouldn't be a need for extra cables.
    Sounds fantastic. It looks like we're getting down to the final build. I'm pretty excited. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vynrael View Post
    Sounds fantastic. It looks like we're getting down to the final build. I'm pretty excited. :P
    just post a final partpicker list when you are done.
    also noticed price gap between my suggested card and this one is pretty small but i think you can fit this one in the build :P (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ightning%20680)

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    I would actually go with this 680: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125422 in that price range.
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($106.13 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($135.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($113.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($479.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($92.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG CH10LS28 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($59.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1556.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-09 16:17 EST-0500)

    VLC didn't work with my BluRay movies sadly. Oh well, the extra $20 won't kill me. I'll leave the monitor off for now, just for the raw price of the computer. I picked up the MSI card, still way under budget, and the build looks great. Last minute check, everything look solid to you?

    (Side note, free BL2 and AC3 is a nice touch, don't have to spend the extra $100 on those now. :P)
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    GPU: EVGA 780ti SC
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 16GB (8x2)
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    i'd say your ready ^^
    it will likely be overkill at first with certain parts but in the long run you won't regret it.
    you got very decent oc potential cooling for the cpu and a very strong stock gpu with good options of a future OC if you'd be interested in going that route.
    it will devour games at full ultra 50 fps pretty much. (just corrected had to double check farcry 3 benches :P either way other games 60+ should be achieved easily)

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    Now, before I make any drastic decisions (:P)

    How do you expect it will handle recording/streaming? For example, a game like Frycry, will I be fine on ultra? Or will I have to tune it down a bit for solid replay? I don't mind having to sink it a little, just want to know what I'm getting myself into. xD
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    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H
    GPU: EVGA 780ti SC
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 16GB (8x2)
    SSD/HDD: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB w/ WD Caviar Black 2TB

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    For the build, it looks nice to me

    One nitpick: I have heard a lot of stories of coil whine on the new generation of MSI Lightnings... It could be anomalies though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vynrael View Post
    Now, before I make any drastic decisions (:P)

    How do you expect it will handle recording/streaming? For example, a game like Frycry, will I be fine on ultra? Or will I have to tune it down a bit for solid replay? I don't mind having to sink it a little, just want to know what I'm getting myself into. xD
    streaming/recording would work way better in combination with an i7 (for HT) and likely another hhd dedicated to the footage storage. (unless you can keep all games you want to record on the SSD then recording to the WD green should work aswell)

    @coil whine of lightnings those were issues of the first batch due to overvolting issues , im assuming this got fixed for their later cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idrinkwhiterussians View Post
    For the build, it looks nice to me

    One nitpick: I have heard a lot of stories of coil whine on the new generation of MSI Lightnings... It could be anomalies though.
    When I checked reviews, the only downfalls I could really see were, certain ones you can't OC out of the box, (which is a non issue for me atm) and some factory defects. Which is bound to happen to someone at some point in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shroudster View Post
    streaming/recording would work way better in combination with an i7 (for HT) and likely another hhd dedicated to the footage storage. (unless you can keep all games you want to record on the SSD then recording to the WD green should work aswell)

    @coil whine of lightnings those were issues of the first batch due to overvolting issues , im assuming this got fixed for their later cards.

    I"m not worried about space, I can manage that well for now, especially with 2TB. What are we looking at CPU wise?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i73770k?

    Edit: Sorry about double post. :x
    Last edited by Vynrael; 2013-01-09 at 09:45 PM.
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    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H
    GPU: EVGA 780ti SC
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 16GB (8x2)
    SSD/HDD: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB w/ WD Caviar Black 2TB

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    is serious into the streaming thing you might want to check for a i7-3770k instead ($100 more expensive iirc then a i5-3570k)
    also oc'ing helps allot for streaming.

    also space is not the issue im aiming at with the recording part, it simply won't work to launch a game from a drive and store it on the same drive due to drive limitations speed and action wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shroudster View Post
    is serious into the streaming thing you might want to check for a i7-3770k instead ($100 more expensive iirc then a i5-3570k)
    also oc'ing helps allot for streaming.

    also space is not the issue im aiming at with the recording part, it simply won't work to launch a game from a drive and store it on the same drive due to drive limitations speed and action wise.
    OH, yes, I was planning to play off the SSD and record to the HDD already. :P

    So, upgrade to the 3770k, and we're solid?
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    SSD/HDD: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB w/ WD Caviar Black 2TB

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    yeah should work and the cooler should be able to keep up with most temps for oc'ing around 4.2 Ghz (maybe 4.4 if you get a good chip that needs low Vcore)
    but all that you can find out easy in the large amount of oc'ing manuals out there on the interwebz.

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    Sweet!

    Thank you very much Shroudster, you've been an amazing help to me. Thanks for putting up with me and my little knowledge.

    I can't wait to get this bad boy put together. When I do, I'll be sure to post in the Gaming Setup thread for the world to see!

    Also, thanks to the other people who threw in their 2 cents to get this whole thing set up.

    YOU'VE ALL BEEN AMAZING.

    <3MMOChamp.

    Edit for the final build:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($106.13 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($479.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG CH10LS28 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($59.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1505.02
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-09 18:38 EST-0500)
    Last edited by Vynrael; 2013-01-09 at 11:38 PM.
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    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H
    GPU: EVGA 780ti SC
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 16GB (8x2)
    SSD/HDD: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB w/ WD Caviar Black 2TB

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    Solid. Remember to post pics when you have it all together
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    Quote Originally Posted by Idrinkwhiterussians View Post
    Solid. Remember to post pics when you have it all together
    You can be sure that I will.
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