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Old 02-02-2013, 11:42 AM   #1
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Default Finale Reveiw, One Question..

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/APXY
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/APXY/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/APXY/benchmarks/
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek Dark Knight II SD1283 Night Hawk Edition 89.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Value 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($204.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DGX 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($98.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1940.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 12:34 EST-0500)

I wanted to be certain that the power was sufficent for overclocking.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:10 PM   #2
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Why not just post this in your thread so people know the context?

Yes, 750W is enough. But for an expensive build like this I'd prefer to have the modularity and Gold efficiency of a HX750.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:31 PM   #3
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Yeah, Sorry about that. Very Glad for your input lehtv, I was having a hard time forming my question. But you have giving me the anwswer i needed. Hope to post pics when its running !
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:40 PM   #4
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You might be able to get the Samsung 840 series 250g SSD @ microcenter for $149 with the cpu & mobo purchase.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:00 PM   #5
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What you have looks fine to me. 750W is plenty of power.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:07 PM   #6
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This is sold out:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820147164

Is this worth $40 more as a replacement?:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820147193

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Old 02-06-2013, 01:29 PM   #7
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No. Get this: Plextor M5S 256GB for $170 @ microcenter (5 yr warranty!)
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:12 PM   #8
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ok,will check it out. Also, windows 8 is NG? just double checking
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:39 PM   #10
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No Good, relative to windows 7 for gaming and productivty. I read that there will be no service pack 2 for windows 7. Also have not read of any recomendations from you or mfenn to get windows 8, so just double checking before I place my order.

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Old 02-06-2013, 03:22 PM   #11
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Windows 8 is good. Why wouldn't it be? There are lots of improvements under the hood and if you dislike the interface, there are third party solutions to get the start menu back.
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So if your were getting an OS for YOUR new rig, you would install windows 8, 8 Pro or 7?
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7 all the way. Corporate will never move to 8 and 7 will continue to have a lifespan similar to what XP saw.

Follow what business does as they drive sales and software adoption, not consumer market.
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Great, Thank you vi edit
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I would do 8, simply because Microsoft will support it far into the future, the under the hold improvements are pretty nice, and the interface honestly isn't that bad. I moved to 8 and am perfectly happy.
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How about this:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...174_controller
I was not impressed with the plextor review:http://www.anandtech.com/show/6090/p...256gb-review/5
I don't mind spending a little extra for speed....

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:59 PM   #17
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The 840 is fine for most people. But, it just has less warranty than the Plextor, and that's still magnitudes faster than a HDD. I bet if I put a PC with a Samsung Pro and a PC with the Plextor in front of you, you couldn't tell the difference. It isn't even that far off on the Benchmark you showed (sometimes within the margin of error), and the conclusion even states that it's a good all-round SSD. I believe Plextor has also released a new firmware since then which improves the controller.

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Old 02-07-2013, 01:35 AM   #18
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So if your were getting an OS for YOUR new rig, you would install windows 8, 8 Pro or 7?
I'd get the regular Win 8
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I think Windows 8 kind of sucks. It's under the hood optimizations are minor enough that they're not worth putting up with the horrendous, backwards-moving interface IMHO. If I have a task that requires a real OS, I'm running Linux anyway.

As for the SSD, the M5S is perfectly good. A few tens of MB/s worth of sequential performance is not noticeable. A reliable controller with a 5 year warranty is.

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Thanks for your input mfenn, for the record, I ordered windows 7 and the Plextor M5S. I am looking forward to putting this rig together and overclocking it. I'll post some pics when done. Thanks all for your input.
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Thanks for your input mfenn, for the record, I ordered windows 7 and the Plextor M5S. I am looking forward to putting this rig together and overclocking it. I'll post some pics when done. Thanks all for your input.
Cool, I'm looking forward to it.
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Just wanted to say Thanks for your build input, rig is up and running. Tried to post a pic, but can't. Should be good week for trading!
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Glad it worked out for you! This forum doesn't allow direct attachment of images, you have to upload it somewhere else and link it. Try imgur.com for something quick and easy.
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Ok, I may try that..This rig is Real fast and I can't tell you how Happy I am that I built it, You are a great resource ! Talk to you in a while for my next build!
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