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    Hello, I need some help. Im planing on building my own gaming PC and this is my first time my computer is like 4 years old now and when im playing Tera online the graphics is not really that good anymore. I want a gaming pc that i could play with Blade and Soul and Guildwars 2 when they come out. im a total newbie i dont know much about computers all i know is playing games .I was planning on buying an alienware aurora or a Asus Tytan CG8890 but i cant find anyone selling a CG8890. And i heard some horrors about alienware that they suck really bad.

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    need some advice in my build

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    Processors: Intel Core i7-3930K
    Motherboards: Asus Maximus IV Extreme Z
    Storage: 160gb Intel Sata3 SSD
    Memories: G.Skill Sniper 8gb 1600 (12800CL9D-SR2)2x4
    Graphic Cards: Asus GTX680 DCII Top 2gb ddr5 256bit
    Power Supplies: Thermaltake GRAND 80+ GOLD 750w
    Optical Drive: Samsung SE-S084
    Audio Cards: Creative SB X-FI Xtreme audio PCIE
    Chassis: Antec Dark Fleet DF-85
    Gaming Keyboard: Razer Lycosa Mirror
    Gaming Mouse: Razer Naga
    Fans: Thermaltake Frio OCK
    Coolants: Antec Kuhler H20 620 Liquid Cooling
    Lan Card: Zyxel GN680T Gigabit Lan card
    Software: Windows 7 Professional 64bit
    Anti Virus: McAfee Total Protection 2012 OEM

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    looks like a good build, if you want to you can try and hold off the audio card and see what the onboard sound is first, that way you can save a few bucks if so.
    for the OS drive, try and keep it as low as posible ( the fill rate on it )
    and drop the lan card since the mobo have built in lan port/card.
    for the cooler i would go for a H60 or above ( or you can go air cooling whit the Noctua NH-D14 ( BUTT you have to ask around and see if it fits becouse of screencard and memory there can be a tight squeeze or conflict ) i dont have it my self so i can not say if it fits or not )

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    The only problem with your plans, Brian Rule, is that the suggested CPU, the i7-3930k, is not good in that mobo.... the motherboard can house LGA1155 CPUs, while the i7-3930k is LGA2011...

    If I would be you, I would step up with the mobo and go with the Maximus V series... the MVG is perfect if you don't want a lot of PCIe slots (more than 2 way SLI/Crossfire), MVF for gaming and MVE for OC'ing... - all of these mobos goes very well with the i7-3770K... (or you can even go lower on the CPU....)

    And yes, if you want to enjoy your life, stay away from Alienware...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zka17 View Post
    The only problem with your plans, Brian Rule, is that the suggested CPU, the i7-3930k, is not good in that mobo.... the motherboard can house LGA1155 CPUs, while the i7-3930k is LGA2011...

    If I would be you, I would step up with the mobo and go with the Maximus V series... the MVG is perfect if you don't want a lot of PCIe slots (more than 2 way SLI/Crossfire), MVF for gaming and MVE for OC'ing... - all of these mobos goes very well with the i7-3770K... (or you can even go lower on the CPU....)

    And yes, if you want to enjoy your life, stay away from Alienware...
    Exactly.
    Then there is that 'walk on the wild side', AMD.
    CrossHair V Formula-Z / 7970/7990? / DominatorGT 2133 -- 1100T if you can find one. (my2c)

    AlienWare .... hahhahahhahaha .c.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zka17 View Post
    The only problem with your plans, Brian Rule, is that the suggested CPU, the i7-3930k, is not good in that mobo.... the motherboard can house LGA1155 CPUs, while the i7-3930k is LGA2011...

    If I would be you, I would step up with the mobo and go with the Maximus V series... the MVG is perfect if you don't want a lot of PCIe slots (more than 2 way SLI/Crossfire), MVF for gaming and MVE for OC'ing... - all of these mobos goes very well with the i7-3770K... (or you can even go lower on the CPU....)

    And yes, if you want to enjoy your life, stay away from Alienware...

    Zka17, how about this build? is my power supply to much or i should just go with the 850watts? oh and what do you mean by SLI?

    Processors: Intel Core i7-3770K (3.5G) 8mb 22nm
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus IV Extreme Z
    HDD: 160gb Intel Sata3 SSD
    RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 8gb 1600 (12800CL9D) 2x4
    VGA: Asus GTX680 DCII Top 2gb ddr5 256bit
    PSU: Aerocool Strike-X 80PLUS Gold 1100watts
    Optical Drive: Asus 24x 24B3ST
    Cooling: CoolerMaster V8
    Case: AeroCool StrikeX GT
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium OEM
    Last edited by Brian Rule; 08-19-2012 at 08:02 PM.

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    is it possible to mount the h100 push pull 4 fans to Maximus V formula and using this case corsair 600T?

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    sli = 2 ( or more cards ) cards ( screencards ) connected together. ( nvidia cards )
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalable_Link_Interface

    x-fire ( crossfire ) = 2 or more cards ( AMD cards ) connected together.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_CrossFireX
    Last edited by kkn; 08-19-2012 at 08:35 PM.

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    Brian Rule that system will be a beast, enjoy.
    To help us help you - please provide as much information about your system and the problem as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Rule View Post
    Zka17, how about this build? is my power supply to much or i should just go with the 850watts? oh and what do you mean by SLI?

    Processors: Intel Core i7-3770K (3.5G) 8mb 22nm
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus IV Extreme Z
    HDD: 160gb Intel Sata3 SSD
    RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 8gb 1600 (12800CL9D) 2x4
    VGA: Asus GTX680 DCII Top 2gb ddr5 256bit
    PSU: Aerocool Strike-X 80PLUS Gold 1100watts
    Optical Drive: Asus 24x 24B3ST
    Cooling: CoolerMaster V8
    Case: AeroCool StrikeX GT
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium OEM
    Well, the SLI was explained - thanks kkn!

    A good, higher rated (gold or platinum) PSU will be enough at 850W... if you want to use multiple graphic cards, then you may need a bigger one... - but right now, you're fine

    Although the 3770k with the Maximus IV combo may fly... I still would upgrade the mobo to the Maximus V series with the Ivy Bridge CPU... if you stick to the Maximus IV, I would rather go with the Sandy Bridge CPUs... - the i5-2500k is the best price/function choice, but you may go higher to 2600k, even 2700k...

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