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Old 10-31-2012, 09:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So getting a new comp soon, and decided to put it together myself. I consider myself fairly tech savy, but no genius, and I was hoping for some feedback. Purely a gaming build, and i don't need a ton of space on my drive seeing i don't play a lot of different games. After a good amount of research and forum discussions here's what I've come up with. Still debating on an aftermarket cooling system, would really like some feedback on ideas there. Whether it's needed or not, and suggestions on what to buy.....Alittle concerned with the case i picked out, just due to it's size....I feel like this build leaves me open to easy upgrading down the line when i decide to SLI the video cards. If you see anything i missed in compatibility, or just have suggestions, I'm all ears.

NZXT H2 H2-001-BK Black Steel / Plastic Classic Silent ATX Mid Tower Chassis
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811146072

EVGA Superclocked, Signature 2 02G-P4-2687-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814130797

CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817139011

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Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW240A3K5 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good to me. You don't need aftermarket cooling unless you plan to overclock.
SLI isn't necessary either with 680s. Ask my best friend who wasted a grand on a pair and every time we hop on BF3 "Dude, why did I buy both of these?".

And thank you for having a decent budget while not going completely overboard on RAM and motherboard for a gaming computer.
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Quite a good set up you got going there! Hope everything runs well! One question though, are you investing in an 850w PS leaving room for future upgrades or you just want to be safe? Hell, if an 850 fits your budget why not right? Haha!
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He mentioned wanting to SLI later so one can assume 680 SLI which would warrant the need of an 850 which is the next up from 750 for the HX series.
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Thanks for the feedback guys, much appreciated. I did go with the 850w because i do plan on running two 680's somewhere down the line. Any thoughts on the case though? Still alittle concerned about the size and it's air flow ability. Any thoughts there?
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Wouldn't be my first choice but cases are personal preference in style. Airflow will be fine.

To clarify, by the time you would actually need to SLI 680s there would be a better single card solution.
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Wouldn't be my first choice but cases are personal preference in style. Airflow will be fine.

To clarify, by the time you would actually need to SLI 680s there would be a better single card solution.
both of these things. the case looks fine.
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