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Post Date: 2012-04-21

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    Posted: 21 Apr 2012 at 8:46am
Hello,
 
I am considering becoming a first time DS customer for my next gaming rig. This computer will be used 90% gaming / 10% home office, photos, etc.
 
My total budget is $4000 including monitor. I am going with the Asus VE278Q which i will purchase separately. For the computer i am considering the following config:
 
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master 942 HAF X
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 2700K 3.50 GHz (Unlocked CPU for Extreme Overclocking) (Quad Core)
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE (Intel Z77 Chipset) (Higher Overclocks and Unique Wi-Fi Features)
System Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 1000W Digital Storm Certified (Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Compatible) (Silent Edition Highly Recommended)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (180GB Solid State (By: Intel) (Model: 520 Series)
Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM) (Model: Black Edition)
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: Blu-Ray Player/DVD Writer (Play Blu-Ray and Burn DVDs)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 2x SLI Dual (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB (Includes PhysX)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 2: Phanteks PH-TC14PE Extreme Performance
H20 Tube Color:- Not Applicable, I do not have a FrostChill or Sub-Zero LCS Cooling System Selected
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: Noise Suppression Package Stage 1 (Optimized Airflow & Fan Speeds Only)
LaserMark: - No Thanks
Boost Processor: Standard Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Automatic Overclocking
Boost Video Card: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Boost Memory: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
Boost OS: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows 7 CD)
Virus Protection: - No Thanks
Office: - No Thanks
Game: - No Thanks
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: - No Thanks
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 10-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty
 
Any advice or feedback appreciated!
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Apr 2012 at 9:54am
Hi Kyndas...great build.  
I would however drop the i7-2700k to the 2600k and put the $55 to stage 2 overclocking.   The i7-2600k and Phanteks cooler are made for it.  Drop memory to 8gb, all gaming can use and put the savings to the 1050HX psu, tops with a 7year warranty.  Drop the noise suppresion package.  the Hafx is great as is.  No sense messing with a good thing.
 
Everything else is right on, except don't forget the free t-shirtBig%20Smile
 
Good LuckBig%20Smile
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  Quote Kyndas Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Apr 2012 at 11:35am
Thanks for the reply. I like the suggestions. Always wondered if i really would use 16GB so some savings there. A little more juice in the PSU is never a bad thing.
 
No experience with overclocking. Always had a concern with cooling but it seems OC is pretty mainstream nowadays so i am comfortable giving it a shot.
 
Thanks for the suggestions.
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