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How good is this PC build?



Processor: Intel Core i7 2600k @ 5Ghz
Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 670
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth Z77
RAM: 16GB DDR3 2133 Mhz
Solid State: Crucial M4 128GB SSD
Hard Drive: 500GB 7200rpm HDD
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932
Custom Water Cooling:
4 x 120mm Couger Hydro Fans
EK XT 360mm Radiator
EK XT 120mm Radiator
EK High Flow Water Block
Swiftech MCP35X Pump Revision 2b
Swiftech MCP36XR2 Reservoir







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re: How good is this PC build?


Depends on what you need it for.





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lsufan251875
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re: How good is this PC build?


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Processor: Intel Core i7 2600k @ 5Ghz
Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 670
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth Z77
RAM: 16GB DDR3 2133 Mhz
Solid State: Crucial M4 128GB SSD
Hard Drive: 500GB 7200rpm HDD
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932
Custom Water Cooling:
4 x 120mm Couger Hydro Fans
EK XT 360mm Radiator
EK XT 120mm Radiator
EK High Flow Water Block
Swiftech MCP35X Pump Revision 2b
Swiftech MCP36XR2 Reservoir


So a $350 CPU, a $350 GPU, $250 MOBO, ~$400 case, and a $45 HDD? If you are going to piss your money away at least go all out.

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This rig would be overkill for just about anything, as it should be for what it would cost.



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The Dude's Rug
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Gerdzfa
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re: How good is this PC build?


Its a COD YouTuber's build. Jw.





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vegas-tiger
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re: How good is this PC build?


If you are going with that level of hardware, get a 256 GB SSD and a large storage HDD 3 TB HDD


ETA: To answer the question. It is a good build. I have seen better, and I have seen worse.



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bluebarracuda
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re: How good is this PC build?


I wish people who are fricking dumb like you would stay out of these types of threads. You obviously have no idea what you're talking about.

But to the OP, I would grab the I5 3570k and get a 680 or 7970. It would yield better performance when gaming due to the better video card. You want a good processor, but a video card is far more important than it. I have a 680 and 7970 right now (just testing each one out to see which I like better), so I recommend one of those.

I wouldn't spend that much on a lga1155 mobo, but I would recommend the gigabyte UD3H or the asrock extreme4 (both z77). If you're set on the i7, I'd recommend getting an i7 3820 and lga2011 mobo.

No need to get 2133 ram either. Just go with 1600 or 1833. The price/performance isn't worth the upgrade to 2133

Since you're custom watercooling, make sure you get a reference video card



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ILikeLSUToo
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re: How good is this PC build?


Don't get those radiators. They are about as restrictive as a CPU block and overpriced. Your pump is strong enough to overcome it, but decent radiators would give you more room to add on.

As it stands, your watercooling setup makes no sense to me. Powerful pump, two restrictive radiators, one water block. What's your goal here?

I have a HAF 932, and I actually did a mod that allows me to have a 240mm rad at the top as well as at the bottom, and a 120mm rad as exhaust.

Here's a pic.



I've since gotten rid of the crossfired cards and went with a single 7970, but my cooling setup was more than adequate to overclock everything. My 2600k is at 5.0 as well. I also recently changed my fans to gentle typhoons.

Any reason you are going with 2133Mhz RAM? You will not get noticeable real-world performance, and it will not help you in overclocking an unlocked CPU.

I also don't understand why you put a Sandy Bridge on a Z77 motherboard, especially such an expensive motherboard. As Blue said, get an ivy and a cheaper mobo.

So, to conclude:

- Get Swiftech or XSPC Radiators
- Get an Ivy Bridge, either 3570k or 3770k
- Go with one of Blue's mobo suggestions
- Save money with 1600mhz RAM
- Get a 256GB SSD, a Samsung or Crucial
- Upgrade your vid card to 680 or 7970, and watercool it




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stout
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re: How good is this PC build?


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I wish people who are fricking dumb like you would stay out of these types of threads.



Come on, man. You are becoming "that guy" FWIW.






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polarbehr
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re: How good is this PC build?


Every board needs an a-hole





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SaintLSUnAtl
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re: How good is this PC build?


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Every board needs an a-hole


Don't we have enough here already?

I say as I look in the mirror






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polarbehr
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re: How good is this PC build?


We can rotate Them out





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jcole4lsu
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re: How good is this PC build?


quote:

This rig would be overkill for just about anything

quote:

Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 670


overkill is a bit strong of a word, especially if gaming in something higher than 1080p.

you want overkill? go look at my $5k wish list gaming computer on newegg






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LSU Coyote
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re: How good is this PC build?


Things to consider when purchasing an 1155 socket. The next mainstream desktop CPU will be on a 1150 socket.
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The Dude's Rug
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re: How good is this PC build?


7970 vs 680.

Pretty big price difference. Which should I get?






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LSUSaintsHornets
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re: How good is this PC build?


I'm looking at the 680, but the performance probably doesn't justify the price difference.





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bluebarracuda
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re: How good is this PC build?


If you're overclocking, the 7970>>> 680, but a stock, the 680 is a little better. Check out that benchmarks thread for some great builds to give you some ideas

Edit: I just bought a 680 super oc edition off ebay that is better than my 7970ghz edition, and they were both the same price (I bought the 7970 new, though)



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LSU Coyote
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re: How good is this PC build?


It is hard for me to say the 7970 is beating the 680 in most benchmarks but that doesn't mean AMD's drivers are 100% stable.







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brucevilanch
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re: How good is this PC build?


what exactly are you planning on doing with all of that ridiculousness?





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The Dude's Rug
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re: How good is this PC build?


Lots of Skyrim, Far Cry, and ArmA 2.





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bluebarracuda
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quote:

o look at my $5k wish list gaming computer on newegg




Crossfired 7990s or sli 690s with a 3960x, 64gb 1866 ram, 1tb ssd, 1200w platinum psu and caselabs case... that's a good 3-5k right there without 3 1440p 120hz monitors






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