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Post Date: 2012-05-24

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  Quote darbebo Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Can you help review this real quick?
    Posted: 24 May 2012 at 10:23am
budget:
1500-1800

semi hot room
Need to play Diablo 3, starcraft 2, dota 2, surfing, hulu on high settings (if not ultra)
Need to load stuff blazing fast
Resolution of monitor:  going to be using 1680x1050 currently (if it dies i may upgrade to a 1900x1080 one).

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http://www.digitalstormonline.com/comploadsaved.asp?id=692062

Please pick apart my build as much as possible. I am wondering if the A50 would be suffice for the 670 + OC level 1

and anyone have anything bad to say about the mobo? should i upgrade to a deluxe one if i don't plan on SLI?

thank you


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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 10:33am
Hi darbedo..... That is a real nice build.Big%20Smile
 
You got the SSD you really wanted and the gtx670 is about the best for the money and tops in my book..  The A50 with stage 1 oc is good to go and the case has a 200mm side fan to blow right on the mobo/gpu.  If you don't care about sli or WiFi built in then the mobo is fine.
 
For the bucks, there is no suggestions from me.  Others might chime in and give suggestions.
 
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  Quote darbebo Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 10:41am
thanks Bprat, it's been always dragged on but the laptop is dying fast and i see actions may need to be done soon.

If others have any other offers, lemme know
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  Quote darbebo Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 10:43am
btw, does this even warrant a HAF-X?
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 10:52am
Big%20Smile  You know me....I will always recommend the HafX if its in the budget.  I'm like a broken record. 
 
But, the 670 does send most of it's heat out the back and the stage 1 oc plus the side fan blowing air on things should handle it no problem.  Ideally, would be a top fan, but it is what it is.
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  Quote darbebo Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 11:08am
I forgot, if i were to go with HAF X, what were the "extra fans" i got to get and what kinda Vcore should i ask for?
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  Quote LaneHayes Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 May 2012 at 11:05am
You can concievably add a 200mm cooler master fan to the top as well.
 
Also, theres a place over the videocards that you can add a 120mm fan. My cards were getting to 85-86C before it, now max out around 77. Definitely a must if you go SLI, still helpful with 1 card.
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  Quote Teemberland Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 May 2012 at 1:07pm
Decisions, decisions...

Nice build for the price.. Is SSD important? Sorry for the noob question haha


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  Quote Orange7 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 May 2012 at 3:47pm
Yes. When it comes to boot times or loading games, there is no substitute for an SSD. I have the 240GB version of that SSD in my laptop, and boot time is between 15 and 20 seconds, and opening large programs is ridiculously fast. Also, file transfer is extremely rapid. I transferred about 20 songs (about 170MB) instantaneously (less than 1 second). It would have taken my old desktop (with an HDD) almost 50 seconds. Also, booting Netbeans takes less than 5% of the time it did on an HDD. It is a necessity.
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