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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by phantom42o, Apr 14, 2013.

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I am planning on using this for EvE Online and Starcraft HotS w/ recording option

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  1. is this overkill for what i want to use it for?

    66.7%
  2. is this about right for what i plan to use it for?

    41.7%
  3. the spec i have is insufficient for what i plan on using it for?

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  1. phantom42o New Member

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    1.) What case would fit all of this?

    2.) Will all these parts get along well?

    3.) Any suggestions that would improve my listing that aren't much higher in price range?


    -thanks guys!


    EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SUPERCLOCKED 2048MB GDDR5 DVI HDMI DP Graphics Card 02G-P4-2662-KR - EVGA

    Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz 8 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80637I73770K - Intel

    ASRock DDR3 2600 Intel LGA 1155 Motherboards Z77 OC FORMULA - ASRock

    Cables To Go - 43098 - 25ft HD15 M/M UXGA Monitor Cable with 3.5mm Audio (Black) - C2G

    2 x RCA Male, 1 x 3.5mm Stereo Female, Y-Cable 6-Inch -
    PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom - PC Power and Cooling


    Razer Goliathus Omega S - Control (Fragged) - Razer USA

    Razer Naga Special Edition - Molten (RZ01-00280500-R3) - Razer USA

    some wireless apple keyboard

    NZXT Technologies 5.25-Inch Hue RGB LED Color Changing Controller (8c-hue0000-00b) - NZXT Technologies

    NZXT Aperture M Internal 5.25-Inch Mesh Card Reader with 2x USB 3.0 (8c-aper000-w0b) - NZXT Technologies

    NZXT SENTRY 2 Accessories 5.25-Inch Touch Screen Fan Controller (Black) - NZXT


    Intel Thermal Solution Liquid - Intel


    Arctic Silver 5 Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound Paste 3.5g - Artic Silver


    Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10)
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    The apple wireless keyboard will no fit in any case. Sorry to say!:laugh::laugh::laugh:
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    of course the keyboard wont fit inside the case. aside from asking for advice as to which case i should get, i am also asking if my specs are okay.
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    Yes everything should play nice together & that case would be a good fit with spare room for the future. Personally I'd switch the PSU to Corsair or Seagate & get a "Gold" model vs the Silver you listed.
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    You probably mean Seasonic.
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    okay changing it to 80+ gold; im a bit icky on the amount of watts the PSU has... should i bump it to 850?
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    two threads on the same subject?
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    in a sense, yes. dicks are always welcomed too =)
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    you say that like you know me. im guessing you dont, so be aware that people browse these forums looking to learn etc. and will probably learn something about you.
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    Its kinda overkill on the Processor part, although the additional threads might be beneficial for recording but still I'd recommend an i5

    Your mobo is too expensive, there are other alternatives

    I don't get it, why would you use "some wireless apple keyboard" for gaming(esp that your gonna use a Razer mouse)

    Will you do SLI? or even overclock? 750W is too much
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    well i havent decided yet if to go wireless with keyboard/mouse or just go cord (i shouldve specified).

    i want to have the option for when i do get another GPU, ill be able to add it in without an issue or replacing the motherboard/psu. far as overclocking, yes ill be OCing.

    btw what 120g SSD would you recommend for gaming? I wanted to get a Vortex 4 but it appears its not compatible with Windows 8 and my motherboard appears to encounter issues with anything lower than windows 8, according to reviews.
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    im not sure did those msi gaming series mainboard out...cause there will be prety ossom if u ask me... got great creative sound card on board.. and can do CF-SLI..,good overclocker to..and should be cheaper then asrock oc formula!!
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    do you have a link for such motherboard?
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    ...and I the only person who thinks the choice for keyboard is a terrible idea? I have a Bluetooth wireless Apple keyboard and it don't want to connect to the Bluetooth on my tower. I would recommend not going with an Apple keyboard. You'll have less problems and headaches long term.
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    why be rude? moderators frown on multiple threads on the same subject. Also by insulting someone your not going to find much help in the future if you act like that in every thread you make.....
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    I wasn't rude and I was most definitely not aware of moderators frowning upon 'multiple threads' under one thread. To each their own...
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    thanks! ill go with a regular keyboard, any suggestions?
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