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  1. jgunning

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    Alright, This is what I'm thinking for a new build when my tax return comes in.
    What would you change if anything?



    Asrock x79 extreme
    i7 3820 3.60ghz (lga 2011)
    Corsair vengeance 16gb 1866mhz
    Samsung 840 250gb ssd
    Hightech ati hd 7970 3gb 384bit 3gb ddr5
    LG IPS277L 27"
    Corsair obsidian 650D
    Corsair 750w hx

    Any advice would be appreciated.

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    Can't give advice if we don't know what you're building the rig for.
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    Mostly gaming. bit of cs5 fiddling. :toast:
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    Looks Good

    Looks like a powerful combination. Corsair is probably the best company out there, so those are solid choices (although if I had the $, the AX760i/AX860i would be my choice). I also prefer nVidia cards, but yours is probably more bang for the buck. The only other thing I might change is the SSD - you'd have a super fast CPU and video card, and quad channel memory, so the drive (any drive) would be your only bottleneck, so it makes sense to get one of the fastest ones (Vector, 840 Pro, Neutron GTX) or maybe 2 of them and RAID 0 for the ultimate speed. I'm just sayin'...
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    Useful advice there hood. That is a very valid point, my bottleneck would be the ssd in that build wouldn't it.Perhaps I will look into a faster, bit more expensive one =P

    Thanks for the advice! :toast:
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    Anything for a fellow sufferer. I wish I could afford your proposed build, but my humble i5-3570K/Z77/660Ti build is plenty fast for now. Ultimately, I want to build a ridiculously overblown Ivy Bridge Extreme rig (assuming they release them), in a Corsair 900D case with SLI and everything water cooled and lit up, just because it may soon be impossible or impractical to build such a monster. Soon they'll start soldering CPUs to the boards, even in desktop PCs, then the RAM will be built in, and nothing will be the same. I'm sure they'll perform a lot better, but it just won't be the same.
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    Agree with you there mate, Sucks that's the way things are going.. :shadedshu
    But at least we still have the now to have fun with!

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