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This is my wonderful gaming PC. It's a complete overhaul from an earlier build of mine (http://pcpartpicker.com/b/z0Y). I'm extremely pleased with, keep in mind that the Sabertooth P67 is no longer available to add via pcpartpicker so I chose the Sabertooth Z77. The P67 was the same price at least ($239). This was a pretty extensive overhaul. I replaced the RAM (The G.Skill RAM was acting up), added another 1TB HDD, replaced the 6970's with 7970's, replaced the case, replaced the H80 with H100i. I bought 7970 backplates from TripTCC, although he forgot to send the mounting hardware so I haven't installed either one yet. Some Build notes:

650D:Love it, but I do wish there was more room behind the motherboard tray for cable management. It's a bit tight back there. Very quiet though, especially with the Antec TrueQuiet 120 Fans. I highly recommend those fans for anyone who wants a quiet PC.

Corsair H100i:Good all in one cooler. However I think I am ready to try a custom loop next time. If anyone knows of a good starter setup for cooling a CPU and 2 7970's in a 650D with minimal modification that would be fantastic.

Sapphire Dual-X 7970s:Love them, very good looking cards and excellent cooling. I don't think they get enough attention for how good the Dual-X cooler is, my avg. load temp is 53C and I can barely hear the cards. This is after hours of Far Cry 3, Skyrim, Crysis 3, Planetside 2, and Battlefield 3. My only issue is the lack of a backplate. This cards are heavy and I've heard stories of card sag causing issues. Thankfully I remedied it by purchasing custom backplates and will be installing those as soon as the mounting hardware shows up (small packaging error).

Comments

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like you are ready for either a 120Hz / 144Hz monitor or tripple monitor eyefinity!! Great looking build Dwood is amazing I love his work and want to order some custom plates for my rig and a PSU cover too. I can't wait to see your system when your plates are installed ;) Happy gaming!

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