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Old 12-02-2012, 02:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys im new here and I just bought all the pieces for my new gaming rig. i havent built it yet so i cant wait to get it together. Here is the piece list and please fell free to let me know what you think, comments concerns or something i should have done differant. I have built gaming rigs before but i think this will be my best one yet

video card - Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7870 2 GB GDDR5 DVI-I/HDMI/2x Mini-Displayport PCI-Express 3.0 Graphic Card GV-R787OC-2GD

Ram - 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 240-Pin DIMM Kit 1stchoicememory.com

case - Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case

processer - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

cpu fan - Thermaltake Frio Overclocking-Ready Intel Core i7 (six-core ready) & i5 Compatible Five 8mm Heatpipes Dual 120mm Fans

sound card - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 96KHz

motherboard - Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA1155 CrossFireX/SLI Dual Lan Dual UEFI BIOS with Bluetooth 4.0/Wi-Fi Expansion Card GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB WiFi

HDD - Western Digital Green 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA III, 64 MB Cache

HDD - same as abouve but 2 TB for storage

750 watt power supply

OS - Windows 7
misc. all necessary high speed cables, dual dvd burners, artic silver 5 conpound, front multi card reader, and total of 6 120mm case fans
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good choices, except for the green drive as your OS drive. Green drives are 5400 RPM drives and stop spinning when not being accessed to save power... both of which will severely hamper your speed. A WD Black drive or, even better, a SSD (solid state drive) would be what you want.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i could have swore it said 7200rpm. that was my fault. will it hurt my system severely. if so ill try and return it and get a black one
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Damn, nice set up! How much did you spend approximately?
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i think i spent about 12 to $1,300 or so...i only wanted to spend like 800 but well merry christmas i guess...lol and thanks man i hope it will kick some a$$. i still need to pick up a good monitor. i have an ok one but i was looking at like a 23" widescreen or something.

and trotter i sent in the green drive and picked up the black 1TB drive. thanks for the info on that man.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Awesome build!
Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case, very nice case!

It's a beast of a rig!
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
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thanks man
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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welcome to the forums
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