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 Post subject: Build 680/7970, fractal case, think I'm ready to pwn
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:10 pm 
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http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Publi ... r=21700705

Everything I've read says I don't need what i7 offers for gaming, maybe running a few virtual distros while tinkering.

It seems that the 680 v the 7970 varies depending on test/game... but I should be able to run most things on high.

16gb of ram may seem overkill but I plan on, when not gaming, allocating a few gb to each virtual distro.... since the type I have selected is out of stock, will likely switch with 2 more gskills.

Will add a blue-ray reader as well.

I think I can save on the power supply by getting bronze instead of platinum, but in my current job I change so many freakin power supplies out perhaps it may be worth it for the quality? The juice is a little higher than needed but does provided upgradibility/expandability.

Thoughts? If your going to leave an ass comment and then be like, 'and thus I'm not commenting', keep it to yourself please. Looking for constructive criticism, not an asshat remark :)


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 Post subject: Re: Build 680/7970, fractal case, think I'm ready to pwn
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:05 pm 
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Wattage wise that really isn't overkill but pricewise YIKES is that powersupply overkill. Generally even Bronze rated power supplies are pretty reliable nowadays but I can understand your hesitation in going with a base grade model. I would save yourself $60 and go with a Seasonic X650 Gold which is only a step down from Platinum and plenty reliable. To be completely honest though even a Bronze power supply would be fine and you could get a Seasonic 650 watt for $100. With all of the cash you're spending on this build I would also add something like a Samsung 840 120GB SSD to the mix. It adds another $110 to the pricetag but you'll definitely see a difference in using it vs using a standard HDD. Otherwise it looks like a solid build.


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 Post subject: Re: Build 680/7970, fractal case, think I'm ready to pwn
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Awesome, thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Build 680/7970, fractal case, think I'm ready to pwn
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:31 am 
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680 is an awful buy when the 670 is extremely similar in performance. Also the 7970 is vastly cheaper and includes 2 free games, while competing with the 680.


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