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    Post New build with ROG motherboard

    Hello everybody,

    I'm fairly new to PC building (and this forum), and I want to get some advice on my new setup before I buy any of these stuff. This will be mainly used for gaming and video editing. Also, I will overclock this CPU. I've decided that money isn't a problem and I'd go all out for this build. It's my first build with an ASUS ROG Motherboard, so please give me any advice you may have.

    Thanks in advance


    CPU: http://ark.intel.com/products/65523/...up-to-3_90-GHz

    Motherboard: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Int...mus_V_Extreme/

    GPU: http://www.evga.com/Products/Product...04G-P4-2692-KR

    RAM: http://www.corsair.com/en/memory-by-...2a2400c10.html

    CPU Cooler: http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/cpu/57/.html

    SSD (240GB): http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-ver...i-2-5-ssd.html

    Hard Drive (2TB + 1TB): http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=760

    Power Supply: http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/prod...roduct_id=3055

    Optical Drive: http://ca.asus.com/Optical_Storage/I...rive/BW12B1ST/

    Case: http://www.nzxt.com/evolve/ OR http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/crafted_series/phantom

    Display: http://www.asus.com/Display/LCD_Monitors/VE258Q/


    A special note on the case: I would like to have either the NZXT Phantom (second link), or the newer Phantom, which is going to be released in about a week (first link).

    I'm unsure about the compatibility of some of these parts, though, but it'll show up eventually.

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    just be shure that you dont get enny problem fitting that cooler, the noctua nd?14 have a real tight fit on the cards, so if i was you i woould do some searching on that arctic cooler about spacing on the ram and the vga card.

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    Personally I would veer towards:

    >LLC CPU cooler
    >Samsung 840/Crucial M4/Plextor M5/Corsair Pro SSD (Toggle or Sync NAND). I use Corsair, Crucial and Plextor M3 at home/work laptop and they are excellent.
    >Drop the 1TB HDD, or buy a 3TB or 2x2TB.
    >Get a Seasonic Platinum PSU (750-850W will be plenty). I've not kept up with other brands PSU reviews, but you don't need 1300W by any stretch tbh.
    >Look at the VG278H/HE 27" 120/144Hz LCD, or, PB278Q 1440p
    >Mechanical keyboard (prefer MX reds personally) and a nice mouse

    Maximus V Formula(/ThunderFX) for gaming? If you're only running one GPU a 4-way board seems like a waste. Check the specs of the Extreme versus Formula.

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    I totally agree MarshallR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarshallR@ASUS View Post
    Personally I would veer towards:

    >LLC CPU cooler
    >Samsung 840/Crucial M4/Plextor M5/Corsair Pro SSD (Toggle or Sync NAND). I use Corsair, Crucial and Plextor M3 at home/work laptop and they are excellent.
    >Drop the 1TB HDD, or buy a 3TB or 2x2TB.
    >Get a Seasonic Platinum PSU (750-850W will be plenty). I've not kept up with other brands PSU reviews, but you don't need 1300W by any stretch tbh.
    >Look at the VG278H/HE 27" 120/144Hz LCD, or, PB278Q 1440p
    >Mechanical keyboard (prefer MX reds personally) and a nice mouse

    Maximus V Formula(/ThunderFX) for gaming? If you're only running one GPU a 4-way board seems like a waste. Check the specs of the Extreme versus Formula.

    Thanks, and I may change the cooler, SSD, and Hard Drive. For the keyboard and mouse, I personally prefer something from Razer, since I used their products before. I would like to add another GTX 690 GPU when it's less expensive. However, I would still consider the Mavimus V Formula/Thunder FX. As for the power, would 850W be enough if I want to over clock the CPU? Also, I'm not sure a 27" display would fit on my desk as it is already very crowded and I would like the display ratio to be kept at 16:9.

    Thanks for you other recommendations, I will change the parts accordingly.
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    well the 690 is close to equal to 2 680's in sli.
    so one 690 will last for along time

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkn View Post
    well the 690 is close to equal to 2 680's in sli.
    so one 690 will last for along time
    Yes, but when the 690 becomes old (like 3 years old), would two 690's in SLI outperform whatever new GPU that arises?

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    thats not easy to guess realy.
    i guess it depends on the games and so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkn View Post
    thats not easy to guess realy.
    i guess it depends on the games and so on.
    But still, I'd like to go with a single 690 now and upgrade it to SLI if necessary.

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    Why not get a Closed Loop Water Cooler? that way you won't worry about RAM/VGA clearance.

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