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This is my 4th gaming build. instead of building to a budget I tried to pick the best value for performance parts

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  • 56 months ago
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and you definitely succeeded, perfect balanced build +1

  • 56 months ago
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its balanced i guess but what would have made it perfect is buying one of those ssds and getting a 2tb hdd.

  • 56 months ago
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nah chuck em in a phat raid 0 setup and destroy read/write speeds

  • 56 months ago
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Unless you only play 1 game I'd seriously consider getting a HDD

  • 56 months ago
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thanks lachie, I only play a couple of games at a time, and have all data on NAS. usually I uninstall games if i'm not playing them, so 250G is heaps for me, iv'e never gone past 120 (my last build had 2 x 60G). at the moment the SSD's are in raid 0, however after some research i found there is no real world advantage to have them in raid 0, but also no disadvantage so they will stay that way. but if could build it again I would probably opt for a single SSD. The plan was to also make it easily up-gradable, which is why I installed an 850 PSU, so when the time comes I can just throw another GPU in. I intended to buy a 960 since it's only pushing 1080p, but the 970 was on sale

  • 56 months ago
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Hi how is the motherboard

  • 56 months ago
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The motherboard is perfect for me, it was the starting point for the whole build, it overclocks like a boss. I had the z77 version in my last build, ran a 3570k at 5Ghz, this one Iv'e had to 4.8 but didnt think the extra voltage increase was worth 300Mhz. It will do 2 way SLI but not 3 way as the bottom 2 PCI slots are reduced to 4x when populated. I figured by the time I need 3 GPUs I will be ready for a new PC anyway

  • 56 months ago
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HI

I am taking a survey and asking everyone what their serial number begins with I am looking for trends as to which boards serial number are BAD I have found that some boards start with a 46 47 48 are BAD My serial number starts with a 48 PLEASE HELP ME thank you info found on reddit post here http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/2jrt1b/psarequest_possible_reoccurring_problem_with_the/

  • 55 months ago
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No problems yet, gets used daily. I regularly move it to the TV so it gets unplugged a lot, I've also changed the PSU since it was first built

  • 55 months ago
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Ok think you

  • 55 months ago
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CPU fans facing the wrong way!!

  • 55 months ago
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This is the only configuration that will fit. I'm not too concerned considering it can hold 72 degrees stress testing at 4.8 ghz with 1.35v

  • 55 months ago
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By looking at the pictures you do have room to move the left fan to the right

  • 55 months ago
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The ram offsets the fan too far to clear the side panel, even with low profile ram it doesn't clear

  • 29 months ago
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So in the last picture i see u can close the case. The Noctua NH 15D fits normally in this case? It closes normally?