New PC for the New Year

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Ithikial, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. Ithikial

    Ithikial New Member

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    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:

    CPU
    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

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

    RAM
    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

    Storage
    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

    Case
    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
     
  2. Faces Of Death

    Faces Of Death Master Guru

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    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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