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Old 02-24-2013, 06:42 PM   #1
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Hai guys, new to this site but im in need of ideas of what i could do with my build. the following are the specs:

1. Coolermaster HafX Full Tower
2. Asus Sabertooth Z77 LGA 1155 ATX INTEL Motherboard
3. Windows 8 - 64bit
4. Intel Core i7-3770 8 MB LGA 1155 4-Core processor
5. ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x 16 Video Card
6. Corsair Force Series 3 180GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
7. Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb / s Hard Drive
8. Kingston HyperX 16GB(4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
9. Corsair H100i
10. Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200W ATX 12V Power Supply

any ideas??
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:45 PM   #2
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Single GPU? Take your PSU down to 600ish. Spend the difference on a screaming video card.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:29 PM   #3
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1. Coolermaster HafX Full Tower

Unless there are extra drives/components to be added (later), the full tower case is too big for this build. Midi tower would be a better choice.

2. Asus Sabertooth Z77 LGA 1155 ATX INTEL Motherboard

Z77 chipset motherboard is a good choice.

3. Windows 8 - 64bit

OK.

4. Intel Core i7-3770 8 MB LGA 1155 4-Core processor

The i7-3770 is definitely overkill for gaming. If there is no overclocking, then the i5-3570 would be a better choice.

5. ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x 16 Video Card

OK.

6. Corsair Force Series 3 180GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

OK.

7. Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb / s Hard Drive

Basically OK. But I prefer the Western Digital Black.

8. Kingston HyperX 16GB(4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600MHz

Overkill for gaming. 8GB (2 x 4GB) is recommended.

9. Corsair H100i

Really not required, especially if not overclocking. Good air cooling would work fine.

10. Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200W ATX 12V Power Supply

Way too much power! Using INITIAL selection of components, and allowing for derating of the PSU due to aging, a 500W PSU is all that is needed.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:16 AM   #4
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going to add another gtx660ti into rig some time before or during summer
planning on throwing in atleast 2-3 more Harddisks (2TB)

was considering to get an Antec HCP-850 850W

as for the liquid cooling mainly because im concerned with the weather where im living as temp is 32'C daily (9pm i still can feel the heat) unless the occasional rain where it'd drop to more or less 23'C

secondary use of the rig is going to be for rendering videos for side projects i do.

besides that wondering what else i should add or could do with my rig
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I'd change the PSU with a Seasonic X-Series KM3 or Corsair HX Gold. I'd considering lowering the amount of RAM and spending the difference somewhere else.

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Along the same lines of the RAM thing, I'd second that motion. 8gb is plenty for any game. Furthermore, if you're going for "overkill", 1600 mhz isn't very fast. You could do better if finances are of no concern. It really wouldn't cost you very much extra anyways.
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If doing video work as well, then extra RAM (16GB in total) should be beneficial.

For a system using these components -

i5-3570
4 x HDD
SDD
H100i
2 x GTX 660Ti
16GB (2 x 8GB or 4 x 4GB) RAM
optical drive (?)
sound card (?)

Total power requirement, and allowing for derating over time and a safety margin, would be around 700W.

The Antec HCP 850W PSU is not a bad four rail +12V unit, but there are better single rail +12V PSU's available, such as (in order of most preferred first) -

Seasonic X-750
Seasonic M12II 750
Corsair TX750M
XFX Core Edition Pro 750W
Rosewill Capstone 750M
PC Power + Cooling Silencer MkII 750W
Corsair TX750 V2
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