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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by xbit, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. xbit

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    Well, project gaming system is finished and I had a great time doing it. so fun :) I went through newegg for all parts. everything arrived on time w/ zero defects, no rma's.

    some pic's just for fun: http://x-bit.org/blackdragon/

    Did my best w/ the cable management side of the case. in fact, that took me longer than building the entire system, but it was worth it.
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    Looks good, glad you kept to your own idea on the psu , you have plenty of room for future upgrades without having to worry about upgrading it.
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    thanks.. and that was my idea. the case and psu will be with me for a long time.
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    Really tough to find a RevoDrive 3 these days, tho. But a X2 would be a really great deal for him with 1TB drive, i have to agree.

    Anyways, he would get over the budget... The 500GB Velociraptor actually looks like a excellent option. 149.99 on Newegg.
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    Keep it on the SSD. But you can make it smaller. Do not remove it. And 16 Gb is not overkill. I use to think that till I got 16 Gb, I use it
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    that's interesting you say that Jester, due to the fact that's one area people seem to be hard-coded to give opinions on stating I'll need more than 8megs. I feel the two areas one might want to consider going over on would be the psu and memory, so i tried to do just that.

    I do more than just play borderlands 2 :) it's nice not to close down any of my virtualbox vm's just to do something else for example.
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    If you do that then get 16GB as it is relatively cheap. With 8GB, my gaming and general computing will never fill it up. But I don't like having too many things running in the background so i don't have to deal with stuttering while gaming.

    The one thing about PSU i know from experience is that it is one of the component with the shortest life span. I would not recommend buying a PSU for future proofing. It's also a good idea to have a back up PSU also. Diagnosing hardware problems without an extra PSU is a nightmare sometimes.

    Also, i5 3570k with H100i is kind of wasting money IMO. I know you will probably OC but going with a cheaper cooler and spend that extra money to buy a 3770k would make more sense. In fact, you will not need to OC the 3770k for a while unless you just want to. Where I live, Microcenter's price for the i5 is 189 and 229 for the i7. The difference is $40, which is about the same as the difference between the H100 and H60 watercooling kit.
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