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    New build Advise

    Looking at the first full build for 5 years upgrading from a q6600 and 8800gtx

    I will be taking across my ozz 720 modular psu sammie 830 ssd and ive got a few 1 and 1.5 tb drives lying around at home after a recent server upgrade below is my basket

    NZXT Switch 810 Hybrid Black Full Tower Silent Performance Case with USB 3.0 and Side Window w/o PSU £111.97 £134.36
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    LN44184
    Asus Sabertooth Z77, Intel Z77, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 3.0, DisplayPort/ HDMI, ATX £148.77 £178.52
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    16GB (2x8GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Low Profile Jet Black, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 10-10-10-27, XMP, 1.5V £61.61 £73.93
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    140mm NZXT 9 Blade Rifle Bearing Fan Silent with Braided Cable 1300rpm £6.58 £7.90
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    2GB Gainward GTX 670, 28nm, PCIe 3.0 (x16), 6008MHz GDDR5, GPU 915MHz, Boost 980MHz, Cores 1344, 2x DL DVI, DP, HDMI £239.67 £287.60
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    NZXT Sentry Mix LED Illuminated Fan Crontroller with Six 50W Channels 5 LED Colours Slider Controls £24.44 £29.33
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    NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler 6 Heat Pipe Dual 140mm Silent Fans S775/1155/1156/1366 AM3/AM2+/AM2 £40.41 £48.49
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    Intel Core i7 3770K,1155, Ivy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.5GHz, 5 GT/s DMI, 650MHz GPU, 8MB Smart Cache, 35x Ratio, 77W,Retail £214.17 £257.00
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    Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound for CPU and Chipset Coolers - 3.5 gram £3.59 £4.31
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    Boogie Bug Aim B.PAD XL Gaming Mouse Mat / Surface - Large Size

    Any advice? anything your change? anything that would be better for the same money or less?

    Thanks

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    • Domestic_Ginger's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
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      • Memory:
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    Re: New build Advise

    What you doing and whats your screen setup?

    The mobo could probably be to a cheaper option (its a premium hence the prcie tag). Go down to an i5 3570/2500k.

    Not sure on ideal cooler; Hexus did a review recently but £50 seems an awful lot. I was under the impression the thermal limit of the chips are due to the poor design limiting them thermally and not the price of the cooler.

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    Re: New build Advise

    gaming mostly but i hope to still be gaming on this rig in a few years time, im not a every 2 year upgrader like I used to be

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    Re: New build Advise

    Also of the ones youve pointed me to one isnt great when overclocking 1 isnt sold by scan 2 are more expensive and the thermaltake and noctua are just plain ugly

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    • dacads's system
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      • Memory:
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    Re: New build Advise

    I agree noctua are ugly but they had to stand out in some shape, way or form

    Also an i5 3570k is overclockable and is just what you need for gaming, i7 will be overkill the hyperthreading will go to waste..

    Also around that money you could go with water cooling instead such as the Corsair H40 or H60..an air alternative would be the following:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/be-qu...us-am3-754-940

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    Re: New build Advise

    I did think about water but after reading reviews the top airs are just as good if not better than the aio waters and tbh throwing another 500 quid at a custom water loop seems like a lot I might still go the custom water route after xmas or something but I wanted be able to play first, also I do do some video encoding mkv2vob and stuff on it too hence the i7

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