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    Posted: 17 Aug 2012 at 5:37pm
Budget:
About $2100
Expectations:
I expect to be able to do upgrades later down the line and play all games at highest settings.

Usage:
I play on a 1920 x 1200 monitor and I play lot of different games ranging from metro 2033 to starcraft 2. Also will be used for photo editing   
Special Needs:
Needs to be able to sli and hold 2 additional hard drives.

Saved Ticket #: 398108

Specifications:
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master 942 HAF X
Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.40 GHz (Unlocked CPU) (Quad Core) (Requires Z77 Motherboard)
Motherboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 (Intel Z77 Chipset) (Features Thermal Armor and Thermal Radar)
System Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 800W Corsair GS (Dual SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (240GB Solid State (By: Corsair) (Model: Force GT Series CSSD-F240GBGT-BK) (SATA 6Gbps)
Optical Drive 1: ASUS Blu-Ray Player/DVD Writer (Play Blu-Ray and Burn DVDs) (Model: BC-12B1ST)
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card(s): 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB (PhysX) (FTW Overclocked EVGA)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 2: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 Extreme Performance
Sub-Zero LCS Cooling System Selected
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: - Green
CPU Boost: Stage 2: Overclock CPU 4.5GHz to 4.8GHz (Requires Pro/Deluxe/Sabertooth Motherboard)
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)

Some questions:
Which cools better the Notuca D-14 or the H100?
Is there any gain to using the sabertooth motherboard over the m-pro?
Thanks in advance.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Aug 2012 at 6:55pm
The D14 is a great cooler and works well with the HAF X so you have a good choice there.

The Sabertooth will allow you to tweak and overclock the system better and get better stability over time.
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Aug 2012 at 6:51am
The Sabertooth mobo also has more PCi slots for added cards, which you might or might not need, and a 5year warranty as opposed to the M Pro's 3 year warranty.
 
 
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  Quote Vigil Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Aug 2012 at 9:22am
One other question: will DS be offering Borderlands 2 with the nvidia kepler cards? Thanks for the quick responses. I will be ordereding later today if I have time.
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Aug 2012 at 9:32am
That's a great question.  Supposedly, any qualifying purchase of the gtx 660Ti gets a code to download from Nvidia site.
 
If Alex stops by later, he'd have to answer this.
 
 
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Aug 2012 at 9:54pm
The cards should come with them, we don't want to say that all of them do since partners sometimes stop supplying them and then we get stuck with orders that need the game.
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  Quote Vigil Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Aug 2012 at 8:52pm
So if my card does have a copy of the game, where will the code be?

I have ordered now and am at stage 3. I ended up upgrading the power supply to the 750 and asked for the extra video card fan.
Thank you Alex, bprat, and Frank for all the good advice I have learned reading your posts.

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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Aug 2012 at 10:14pm
Hi Vigil,

I am glad that I helped in some way. You ended up with a good system.

Frank
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Aug 2012 at 5:01am
Hi Vigil.. Congrats and the psu change was a good idea.   
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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Aug 2012 at 6:59am
Yes, and dropping that Enix case was a Super Idea.

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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Aug 2012 at 11:45am
You're welcome. It should be in the accessories box.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 22 Aug 2012 at 12:15pm
I just heard from the team, at this time, our GTX 660 Ti may not come with Borderlands 2 as we're not marketing it with the video card. Doing so allows us to offer a more agressive price for this mainstream graphics card.
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