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 Post subject: New Build- Gaming and Internet-All criticism welcome
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:24 am 
8086
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I want to put this build im my Antec 900 case which has an existing Corsair 750 PSU.

all comments welcom :)

Gigabyte Z77X-UP4TH
Intel Core i5 3570K
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
EVGA GTX 660 Ti 3GB
16GB Patriot Viper 3 DDR3/1600
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB
1TB Seagate Barracuda 64MB cache
Windows 7 Pro SP1 OEM


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 Post subject: Re: New Build- Gaming and Internet-All criticism welcome
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:13 am 
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Very nice. Few quick questions....
1. Do you need thunderbolt? Nah! I didn't think so, who does (or ever will). So get the UD3H or UD5H instead.
2. Do you like crap brackets? If not, get the TS-120/140 instead.
3. Do you like past gen ssd's? If not, get the Vector or 840 Pro instead.
4. Do you want to get the most performance:price out of your GPU? If so, with the new drivers the 7950 is your card.


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 Post subject: Re: New Build- Gaming and Internet-All criticism welcome
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:38 pm 
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Revised build

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H (seemed to have more good comments than UD3H)
Intel Core i5 3570K
True Spirit 120M
ASUS Radeon HD7950 3GB
16GB Patriot Viper 3 DDR3/1600
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
1TB Seagate Barracuda 64MB cache
Windows 7 Pro SP1 OEM


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 Post subject: Re: New Build- Gaming and Internet-All criticism welcome
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:37 pm 
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The UD5H can be had right now for $177. Also those Patriot dimms do look cool, but I always opt for badass performance instead. With Z77 it's best to go with 1.35v memory...like the Blacklines or the beyond compare and coveted magic ram. I obviously don't know your data footprint, but do know that for just a few more greenbacks you can step into a 2TB and double or even a 3TB and triple your Barracuda real estate.

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 Post subject: Re: New Build- Gaming and Internet-All criticism welcome
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:19 pm 
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I see your valid point on the Barracuda, small increase in price, large real estate gain. Currently I run a Seagate 250GB(232GB usable). at one time I had Crysis, Far Cry I and II, MW2, Sim City 4, MS Flight sim, etc and all of my storage and back up and still only used 130GB. So that is why I chose a 128GB SDD, and a 1TB HDD, intending to use the SDD for it's intended purpose, and having enough storage for the new games. I'm still running Win XP, I dont know what space windows 7 Pro uses. However... I believe that your recommendations will provide great results and compatability. I'm in :)

Should I increase the capacity of the SSD to 256GB?

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Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H (seemed to have more good comments than UD3H)
Intel Core i5 3570K
True Spirit 120M
ASUS Radeon HD7950 3GB
16GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline DDR3/1600
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
3TB Seagate Barracuda 64MB cache
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 Post subject: Re: New Build- Gaming and Internet-All criticism welcome
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:24 pm 
Mr. Late Night
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If it's in your budget there's no reason not to increase the size of your SSD. It'll increase the amount of programs that you can have on there that'll load quickly. Insofar as the size of Windows 7 it depends on how you install it. If you do a standard install of Windows 7 Home Premium it's about 30 gigabytes, give or take. You can strip a few gigabytes away by making a custom installation disc and stripping out parts that you don't need. I typically recommend making a custom installation disc anyways since it'll cut down on the amount of time you spend patching.


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 Post subject: Re: New Build- Gaming and Internet-All criticism welcome
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:49 pm 
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nsafreak wrote:
I typically recommend making a custom installation disc anyways since it'll cut down on the amount of time you spend patching.


Same here. And to fuel that point, slipstream with WinTool Kit, not 7lite and it's molasses for an engine. I got a bit frustrated that the developers abandoned the tool and it's been stagnant for 2.5 years. So I began to ask around and just recently found WTK and I'm blown away at it's feature, speed and near daily upkeep. But here I go again, digressing and hijacking threads.


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