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As for the h100i cooler, I didn't go with that because of some bad reviews.
People reported it leaking, and I don't want to risk ruining my entire system.
Since I won't be overclocking like a lunatic I'm sure the air-cooler will suffice.

Furthermore I think this setup should be able to handle any game at 1920x1080 maxed settings without an overclock. Now in a week or so it'll be assembly time. Let's hope that goes well.
Will be my 1st computer ever that I put together myself..

and yes I already ordered my parts.
I was told this ssd would be sufficient to last 4 years minimum and is that thermal paste not good enough or what do you mean?
I don't intend to do crazy overclocking or anything.
I'm guessing if it runs on a stockcooler & custom cooler + thermal paste should be able to keep it at least as cool if not cooler.
It will keep your cpu cool,no doubt there but for the same price you could have gotten a better one,also AC5 tends to dry up after a while.
 
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As for the h100i cooler, I didn't go with that because of some bad reviews.
People reported it leaking, and I don't want to risk ruining my entire system.
Since I won't be overclocking like a lunatic I'm sure the air-cooler will suffice.

Furthermore I think this setup should be able to handle any game at 1920x1080 maxed settings without an overclock. Now in a week or so it'll be assembly time. Let's hope that goes well.
Will be my 1st computer ever that I put together myself..

and yes I already ordered my parts.
I was told this ssd would be sufficient to last 4 years minimum and is that thermal paste not good enough or what do you mean?
I don't intend to do crazy overclocking or anything.
I'm guessing if it runs on a stockcooler than a custom cooler + thermal paste should be able to keep it at least as cool if not cooler.
Good choice for the parts. Let us know when you build.
 

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Good choice with GTX680. Always worth pay little more for strongest single card if you use only one.
For H100i maybe you read many complains, but CORSAIR sell that coolers in thousands models every week and you can't find now 100 complain over net.
I think that is best option for 3770k because push air out of case and give space to clean dust and remove cables inside. You can change paste on ten H100 coolers faster than of one tower cooler and look very good. That look give whole view inside of case and that is very nice.
 
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It will keep your cpu cool,no doubt there but for the same price you could have gotten a better one,also AC5 tends to dry up after a while.
Do you know how often I should put new thermal paste on my cpu?
 
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Do you know how often I should put new thermal paste on my cpu?
Well it depends,just do it when you see your temps are too high for no reason.
 
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Do you know how often I should put new thermal paste on my cpu?
That AS5 is Fine for your purposes, I applied it to My 2500k almost a year ago and My temps are NEVER higher than 45C or so under load. @ Idle they're in the 22-25C range. You'll be fine.Not to mention that I've been running @ 4.0Ghz for the last few months.
 
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Pehla is a AMD fanboy
ROFL!!!gtx 680 is overpriced!! and for the price of gtx 670 he can get hd7970 witch is beter in several scenarios!
and for the driver issue that is old news...,do u read rewiews lately??
why am i amd fanboy if i recomend him intel cpu and intel based mainboard??
dude u make me laugh!!! and its prety late now so thank u for leting me sleep with smile..:nutkick:
 
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http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7970_X_Turbo/28.html

reff design 7970 GHZ is 4% faster at 1200p than a reff 680 while being 80$ cheaper.
Take it from some one that has been round a lot longer than you reviews can never give you the right performance for card VS card reason being they never update the drivers, Each card would be tested with what ever drivers were available at the original date of that cards test no the date of the card being reviewed, So those 680 scores are old and wouldst show today's performance and also the GTX 680 in the test is only a stock card.

As for the h100i cooler, I didn't go with that because of some bad reviews.
People reported it leaking, and I don't want to risk ruining my entire system.
Since I won't be overclocking like a lunatic I'm sure the air-cooler will suffice.

Furthermore I think this setup should be able to handle any game at 1920x1080 maxed settings without an overclock. Now in a week or so it'll be assembly time. Let's hope that goes well.
Will be my 1st computer ever that I put together myself..

and yes I already ordered my parts.
I was told this ssd would be sufficient to last 4 years minimum and is that thermal paste not good enough or what do you mean?
I don't intend to do crazy overclocking or anything.
I'm guessing if it runs on a stockcooler than a custom cooler + thermal paste should be able to keep it at least as cool if not cooler.
There's always going to be those few units that leak but when i say a few that's like 1% of the amount sold that goes for any closed loop the H100 also leaked.
 
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ROFL!!!gtx 680 is overpriced!! and for the price of gtx 670 he can get hd7970 witch is beter in several scenarios!
and for the driver issue that is old news...,do u read rewiews lately??
why am i amd fanboy if i recomend him intel cpu and intel based mainboard??
dude u make me laugh!!! and its prety late now so thank u for leting me sleep with smile..:nutkick:
Well, you don't have to say anything. Your avatar did it for you.
 
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212 will not get him far on a 3770K.

so if he think about do some overclocking, he should go with water or good air cooling like noctua d14 or silver arrow
 
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Well, you don't have to say anything. Your avatar did it for you.
...mwahahaha...u wouldnt belive how that get there!! but i see ur point :)
i gues il have to change that...:nutkick:
 
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Take it from some one that has been round a lot longer than you reviews can never give you the right performance for card VS card reason being they never update the drivers, Each card would be tested with what ever drivers were available at the original date of that cards test no the date of the card being reviewed, So those 680 scores are old and wouldst show today's performance and also the GTX 680 in the test is only a stock card.



There's always going to be those few units that leak but when i say a few that's like 1% of the amount sold that goes for any closed loop the H100 also leaked.
I compared stock 680 to a stock 7970GHZ edition,also drivers are up to date in that review and are mature on both sides.
 
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Even considering the new drivers the 680 is still 80$ more expensive while trading blows with the 7970,dont get me wrong the 680 is a great card but its priced way too high.
I agree.
 
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...mwahahaha...u wouldnt belive how that get there!! but i see ur point :)
i gues il have to change that...:nutkick:
Well, one picture can mean thousands of words. ;)
 
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#44
I did note that OP's system spec lacked an ODD, he does not need one? As for vid card, if OP's willing and able to pony up the extra deniros for the GTX680, well, that's his prerogative. I have a TriFire HD7970 setup (Cat12.11 B11 + 12.11 CAP2) and dual GTX670 SLi setup (310.70), and both are just fine. Sure, I do encounter driver issue/hiccups occassionally from both makers, neither is perfect.....though I do think that the Cat driver has come a long way since I started trying out CF system with 2x HD2900XT's. Back then, the Cat driver were bad. heck, I recall a few times the driver refused to stick after reboot. Since then, I've gone 2x HD3870 X2 to 2x HD5870 to my present TriFire system. BTW, I also have a HD6990 in my 3rd rig, and thus far, I have had no major issue with it. Games run buttery smooth, using the same driver and CAP as my main rig.

As for the OP's spec, other than the lack of an ODD, everything seems solid.....good build actually.:rockout:
 
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Even considering the new drivers the 680 is still 80$ more expensive while trading blows with the 7970,dont get me wrong the 680 is a great card but its priced way too high.
Like many have said the 670 would of done fine but at the end of the day its only $80 that i would rather spend on a solid card that has more support, Just like i rather spend more money on expensive toilet paper instead of crap that cuts your ass :laugh:
 
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Like many have said the 670 would of done fine but at the end of the day its only $80 that i would rather spend on a solid card that has more support, Just like i rather spend more money on expensive toilet paper instead of crap that cuts your ass :laugh:
More support?
 
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Driver support AMD drivers suck
I have a friend with a 560ti and anuther with a 570 and theire drivers crash in bf3 from time to time(not too often),what im saying is that while AMDs drivers are not perfect(i personally had no issues with them)nvidia's drivers arent perfect neither and i still see no reason to pay that 80$ price premium,that said you will be happy with both a 680 and a 7970.
 
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#49
I have a friend with a 560ti and anuther with a 570 and theire drivers crash in bf3 from time to time(not too often),what im saying is that while AMDs drivers are not perfect(i personally had no issues with them)nvidia's drivers arent perfect neither and i still see no reason to pay that 80$ price premium,that said you will be happy with both a 680 and a 7970.
Both cards have there driver problems i will agree there but there's less problems on nvidia card because of nvidia driver support they release a new driver each month which AMD doesn't, And for BF3 crashing it probably not just a video driver issue as the games unstable when using certain drivers mainly sound drivers , Any how when the 7970 come out it got released with beta drivers the card didn't see any WHQL drivers for months.
 
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#50
Well at the moment the drivers are mature and any one getting a 7970 at the moment will most likely face no issues.