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My Rig
12-27-2011, 09:07 PM, (This post was last modified: 12-28-2011, 11:20 AM by HunGJaI.)
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My Rig
Hi All,

Well this is what I have got but still have some concerns...First homemade built...been buying before...

CPU: i7 2700K
GPU: MSI N580GTX Lightning
Mobo: ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen 3
RAM: 2 X 8GB G.Skill Sniper F3-12800CL9D DDR3-1600
HDD: 640GB Caviar Black
HDD: 2 X 2TB Caviar Green (Will Raid-1)
SSD: 120GB Corsair Force 3
Case: HAF 932
Drive: Liteon
Cooler: Noctua C14
PSU: XFX 750W

1) Since the new 7970 is suppose to become available Jan 9 2012 should I just wait for that card? (or just wait for the 580 to drop in price...It is right now $550 Sad...I'm not in a hurry for the card yet...I don't game a lot on computer...mostly on PS3)

2) I think my PSU might be not be enough for future SLI/Cross fire (Looking to pick up 850 or 1000) any suggestions?

Canadian here...so can't use Amazon.com to order...

Thanks,
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12-27-2011, 09:39 PM, (This post was last modified: 12-27-2011, 09:41 PM by Brian.)
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RE: My Rig
1. Yeah, you should really wait for the HD 7970, it's about the same price or slightly more, but it's 15-25% faster.

2. 750W will allow you to do SLI/CrossFire, but it's kind of pushing it. If you want the best, get the Seasonic Platinum series. Otherwise, I'd get the NZXT Hale 90, the Kingwin Lazer Gold, or the Rosewill Lightning (which are all built on the same Superflower platform). Either 850W or 1000W will work fine.

Also, I noticed some flaws with your build. Caviars don't play well with RAID. Period. Also, there's no discernible advantage from getting the 2700K vs the 2600K, considering that it doesn't seemed that the better chips are binned or anything. It's the exact same chip with an extra 100MHz that you can easily overclock by yourself. Also, why NH-C14 when the NH-D14 is better, especially considering you're not spaced confined in the HAF 932.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6970 VGA Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 550W Kingwin Lazer 80 Plus Platinum Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q12 Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Sceptre 27"
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12-28-2011, 10:39 AM, (This post was last modified: 12-28-2011, 12:02 PM by HunGJaI.)
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RE: My Rig
Yeah, I'm going to be refunding my 580

I will be looking for a new PSU now...going to sell my unused one to my friend for the same price I got it for Big Grin

found a XFX 850W for $79.99 (After MIR) good enough for my needs...

I got the 2700K on a retail edge program for $150...the price was just too good to pass up.

I'm not sure which one is better...my buddy works at NCIX (Canadian computer store and told me to grab that)

I will check out the D14 Vs C14 tonight...I gotta refund stuff anyways...

Thanks,
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12-28-2011, 03:02 PM,
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RE: My Rig
The NH-D14 is definitely better.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6970 VGA Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 550W Kingwin Lazer 80 Plus Platinum Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q12 Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Sceptre 27"
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