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Old 08-15-2012, 09:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So just bought a first time new computer, tell me what ya think =)

NZXT Phantom Full Tower Gaming Case - Black

Intel® Core™ i7 3820 Processor (4x 3.60GHz/10MB L3 Cache) - Intel Core i7 3820 w/ Intel Performance Tuning Protection

Processor Cooling
Asetek 550LC Liquid CPU Cooling System (Intel) - ARC Dual Silent High Perfornamce Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow)

8 GB [2 GB X4] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - A-DATA Gaming Series

Video Card
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 - 2GB - EVGA FTW - Core: 1084MHz - Single Card

ASUS P9X79 LE -- 2x USB 3.0

Power Supply
1350 Watt - Thermaltake Toughpower-1350M - Free Upgrade to 1500 Watt Toughpower-1500M ($40 Savings)

Primary Hard Drive
1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive

Sound Card

Network Card
Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)

24" LED 1920x1080 -- Sceptre E246W-1080P (23.6 viewable) - Save $60! FREE Upgrade from 22" Sceptre X220T-Naga

2nd Monitor
19" LCD 1440x900

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Old 08-15-2012, 09:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks nice, but the PSU (power supply) is absurd overkill. You wouldn't saturate a 550W PSU let alone a 1350W. Could've got something more sensible and put the extra down on an SSD instead :P

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Coulda scrapped the whole deal IMO and gone IB with a better PSU (quality) and a 680 + SSD =D

Still a good machine though.
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