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Old 12-02-13, 02:12 AM
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I'm building a new gaming PC setup. I would really like for this to last quite some time with as few upgrades as possible. I've come up with what I think seems like a very good build. Please take a look at it and tell me what you think! If you have any suggestions as to add or change something please let me know as this is the first time I'll be building a PC completely by myself!

CASE: NZXT Switch 810 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod6811146088

GPU: MSI N680GTX Lightning http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod6814127693

MOTHERBOARD: MSI Big Bang http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod6813130626

CPU: Intel i7-3820 Sandy Bridge http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod6819115229

PSU: Corsair AX860i http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod6817139041

RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod6820233307

SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 512 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod6820147194

Extras:
-CPU Liquid Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod6835146028

-Blu-ray drive: Asus Blu-ray drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod6827135252

-Wireless adapter: Asus PCE-N53 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod6833320113


If for some reason these things won't work together, I've forgotten something important, or you just have a suggestion as to what I could do to save on cost with the same quality please let me know!! Thanks for your time.

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Old 12-02-13, 02:21 AM
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welcome to OC3D,
youve come to the right place for help...
because this will need some help if just a gaming rig.
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Old 12-02-13, 02:24 AM
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How so? I understand some may consider it "overkill" but I'm looking to build a PC that will be top of the line and last me quite a while with very few upgrades needed for some time.
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Old 12-02-13, 02:40 AM
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Are you going to be doing video rendering / editing, overclocking, or are you just specifically doing gaming?
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Old 12-02-13, 02:44 AM
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I plan on overclocking and doing some video rendering/editing but not a ton
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Old 12-02-13, 02:53 AM
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If you are going to be doing minor video editing, and mostly just gaming, I would stick with mainly the same parts.

However,
I would swap the processor to an intel Core i7 3770K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116501

Change the Mobo to The MSI Z77 Mpower Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130660

I would also get the Corsair H100i instead of the NZXT Kraken X60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181032

Everything else looks fairly well planned, however I would also pick up a mechanical hard drive for mass storage. Perhaps a WD Caviar black or green 2TB?

Anyway, good luck on your build, perhaps the other forum members will be able to come up with a few more suggestions.
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Old 12-02-13, 03:00 AM
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Thank you!! I had read somewhere (possibly here) the corsair cooler was too thick to fit in the top section of the switch. If anyone know more about this let me know!!
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Old 12-02-13, 11:41 AM
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The roof fits up to 80mm rads with pull fans - One should think it would fit the 27mm of the Corsair and NZXT?



Honestly - this case demands proper watercooling. The aio´s would just disappear in there...
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Old 12-02-13, 09:41 PM
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Okay it's just that I've never done "real" water cooling and would prefer to keep it simple my first time around that and the fact that aios don't need maintenance.
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Old 13-02-13, 03:48 AM
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Thats fair. U can always upgrade to a real kit when u feel ready.
May I suggest u take a look at the Swifftech H220 Its to be released within days and from what we have seen this far outperforms all other AIO´s. Its also expandable.
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