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    Talking what do you think about my new build

    Ok so after a couple months of research and saving saving some cash I can finally get my new build So tell me what you think about it and if there are any problems (bottlenecks compatibility issues etc) any way share your thoughts.
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    1050w psu, 16gb really neccesary? no ssd?

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    Do you plan on overclocking?
    CPU: Intel I5 2500k OC'd to 4.5GHz
    HSF: Phanteks PH-TC14PE
    Mobo ASUS P8Z68-V Pro
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB)DDR3 1600
    Storage: 1TB WD Caviar Green. 1TB WD Caviar Black
    GFX: 2GB EVGA Nvidia GTX560 Superclocked
    Audio: Turtle Beach DX12 DSS2 with X12 headset
    Case: NZXT Tempest Evo
    PSU: Corsair GS600
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

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    Also, if you want to save some cash, Amazon.com has the 2500K cheaper than it is on Newegg and if you live by a Microcenter they have it way cheaper than both at $169.99 and if you do live by a microcenter, they run a deal with the Z77 chipset that you get a ton of money off when you buy the mobo and an i5 processor together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boosteeddc View Post
    1050w psu, 16gb really neccesary? no ssd?
    The psu i chose cost the same as a 80 plus gold corsair 850w and in the future I plan on crossfire another 6870 when i get one. SSD? I have a ocz 120gb sitting around. RAM? just kind of want 16gb and i do some photoshop work and video editing

    Quote Originally Posted by Creating Chunks View Post
    Do you plan on overclocking?
    Yes hence the H100

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    no reason not to get a 120g SSD for boot up OS, few games, apps. you'll REALLY appreciate the speed of an SSD. also, since z77, no reason not to go for IB i5 3570k cpu. rest looks good. double check that you get all the cables/fans that you need. there are some other options to consider at that price range, asrock extreme6 i think, and mayb an asus board; but anything decent (that price range) should b good.
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    CASE: HAF - X BUILD PICS
    PSU: Cooler Master 850W Silent
    CPU: Intel i5 3570k @ 4.0ghz 1.17v
    Custom Water Cooling Loop - XSPC RX360 w/ Swiftech Helix 120s Pull- Alphacool Monsta 140 w/ 2x Bgear Blaster 140 push/pull
    - EK Suprm HF CPU Block - XSPC RezTop on MCP350 pump -Tubed in Black n coiled in RED
    GPU: EVGA GTX680 HydroCopper @1201 GPU / 6110 Mem
    MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
    MEMORY: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 @ 2133 9-11-10 1.5v
    HD: OCZ Agility3 SATAIII 120gb : 3TB 7200rpm SATAII 64mb cache

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtrunk View Post
    no reason not to get a 120g SSD for boot up OS, few games, apps. you'll REALLY appreciate the speed of an SSD. also, since z77, no reason not to go for IB i5 2570k cpu. rest looks good. double check that you get all the cables/fans that you need. there are some other options to consider at that price range, asrock extreme6 i think, and mayb an asus board; but anything decent (that price range) should b good.
    Im sticking with a SB because there are heat problems when overclocking with IB until these get fixed i'm sticking with SB

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    if you're upgrading, especially to an i5 series intel, there is no reason NOT to go with IB. the 3570k has less heat issues than the i7 3770k. correct, it doesn't OC to 6.0ghz on stock air; DEAL WITH IT. at 4.2ghz(ish) AND with the integrated 4000 series gpu AND ddr3-1600 AND PCIe 3.0 the IB i5 3570k does NOT FAIL. @4.2ghz(ish) this is the beast u want. plus most z77 boards add sataIII and USB3. WIN!
    ^ and you don't need to OC to 4.6+.... why is everyone so caught up on wanting to OC through the roof? with good ram, ssd, good gpu, etc... IB will do you right, you don't need to clock it to the moon. but whatever, knock yourself you with the 2500k; you are losing potential features of new technology.
    CASE: HAF - X BUILD PICS
    PSU: Cooler Master 850W Silent
    CPU: Intel i5 3570k @ 4.0ghz 1.17v
    Custom Water Cooling Loop - XSPC RX360 w/ Swiftech Helix 120s Pull- Alphacool Monsta 140 w/ 2x Bgear Blaster 140 push/pull
    - EK Suprm HF CPU Block - XSPC RezTop on MCP350 pump -Tubed in Black n coiled in RED
    GPU: EVGA GTX680 HydroCopper @1201 GPU / 6110 Mem
    MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
    MEMORY: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 @ 2133 9-11-10 1.5v
    HD: OCZ Agility3 SATAIII 120gb : 3TB 7200rpm SATAII 64mb cache

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    Eh. Overkill psu. You could run two HD6870s with an overclocked CPU with a quality 500w psu. They're not power hungry cards. Dtrunk. I agree yet I don't. I also opted for a 2500k over ivy bridge. Fact is its also cheaper. Though I am running a z77 board. I'd post more but I'm on my phone and have guests over.

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