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New PC for the New Year
Videocard: Gigabyte GTX580
Processor: i7 920
Mainboard: Gigabyte EX58 Extreme
Memory: 6Gb DDR3
Soundcard: realtek HD
PSU: 850W
Default New PC for the New Year - 12-12-2012, 12:47 | posts: 6

After almost five years it's time to replace my rig which has done me well.

Looking for some extra opinions on what a mate of mine has designed with me. Main use will be for gaming but I also do some video editing as a side project from time to time.

One problem I've got is living in Australia with hot summer days and this has caused some problems where I'm living. Personally I'm still worried about the graphics card especially. Any thoughts on keeping this new rig cool and quiet?

Anyway here are the specs at present:

Intel Core i7 3770k Ivy Bridge 3.5ghz 8mb

CPU Cooler
Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100 High-performance CPU Cooler, 2011/1366/1156/1155/775 and AM3/AM2 compatible

Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD5 MB, Intel Z68, 4x DDR3, HDMI, 7.1CH, CrossFire/SLI, SATA3, eSATA, RAID, USB3.0, Firewire, ATX

G.Skill 8GB Kit (2 x 4GB)DDR3-2133 Dual Channel CL9 [RipjawsX] x 2 (16GB Total)

Graphics Card
Gigabyte GF GTX 690 PCI-E 3.0 4GB 512-bit DDR5, Base:915 boost:1019 / 6008 MHz, DVI-I x 2, DVI-D x 1, Mini DP x 1, Fan

SSD (Operating System)
Corsair Force 3 240GB 2.5" SSD Sata3 550/520 x 2 (RAID 0)

2 x Western Digital Caviar Black 3.5" 2TB 64mb 7200rpm

Optical Drive
LG CH12lS28 12x BLU-RAY Combo Retail Box

Power Supply
Corsair AX-850 850W 80plus Gold Modular Power Supply

Cooler Master Storm Trooper, Black Ultra Gaming Full Tower, 2x Front USB3.0, 2x Front USB2.0, 1x eSATA + HD Audio., 1x 2.5" X-Dock for SSD/2.5" HDD, 2x Front 120mm Red LED Fan, 1 x Top 200mm Fan, Rear 120mm Fan. NO PSU

Rough local price total
$3,622 AUD ($3,800 USD)

Thanks in advance
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Videocard: Dual nVidia GTX680 4GB
Processor: Dual Xeon E5-2687W
Mainboard: Asus Z9PE-D8 WS
Memory: 128GB Samsung ECC/REG
Soundcard: Charlie Greens Special
PSU: Enermax Platimax 1500w
Default 12-12-2012, 13:32 | posts: 875 | Location: Derby, England

don't use a z68 board with that cpu, you want a z77 board

also i would have a look for a samsung 830 SSD
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