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My Build for 2012 (Code Name: Don't let the wife know how much this cost)

Level 7
My current gaming system is getting a bit long in the tooth (GTX 295 just can't keep up)

I'm waiting on my goodies to get delivered tomorrow (Tuesday)

Case: Corsair C70 - Military Green

Power Supply: Cooler Master 1200w

Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Exteme

Processor: Intel i7 3770k

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14

Memory: G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB


SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G - x 2 in Raid 0

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB - x 2 in Raid 1 (already have these)

Anything you guys think I could have bought to make this system a little more beastly?

I'm planning on buying another 680 next month or two and then following that up with 3 3d monitors for nVidia Surround in 3d!

Not applicable
Looking good, did a fast check..

But hey, its not your wifes gear, but be kind and let her do the carrying..

is the mobo atx?

Not e-atx?, i am not sure..

That case dont support e-atx, checked the spec on your link

Level 8
Yes X Pack is right, unfortunately that case will not fit the motherboard of selection, you will need a full tower case 😞 The board is indeed E-ATX, and case only goes up to ATX
Case - Cooler Master Storm Enforcer
Motherboard - Crosshair V Formula
CPU - FX-8150 3.6GHz ( OC'd to 5.4)
CPU Cooler - Corsair H70 (2 gentle typhoon fans)
GPU - ASUS Radeon 6850 HD 1GB
RAM - G.Skill Ripjaw X series (2x4gb) 1600 (OC'd to 1725)
PSU - Seasonic 860w platinum
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 500gb
SSD - Corsair Force Series GT 120 GB
OS - Win. 8 Pro 64 bit

Level 40
Not sure the ram will fit under the cooler, and check the dimensions of the case v the motherboard.

Other than those two points looking good indeed.
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I have the board mounted in the case right now and it does fit. Is there anything i should be concerned about if the board mated up with the case mb tray?

Level 40
If you have the puppy all sorted then great. I have seen tears with the E-ATX boards and some cases in the past.

Only thing is the concern with the hight of the memory heat spreaders. Has been a whole heap of discussion about the clearance.
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Level 18
Looking good. Funny, that is the 'Most Used' name in here .. hehhehee ..
Just point out, its cheaper than a new Corvette, and it's a one seater.c.

Level 40
And not that many kids get started in the back seat of a PC either. LOL
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The wife has been pretty supportive of this build (Thankfully)

Nice! 🙂 Neft guns and gaming ... pure pleasure 🙂

No GFX card yet?
I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee! 🙂
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