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    Post Building a new gaming rig. Any advice??

    sup guys. i just want to ask advice and get information as much as i can on building and choosing pc components for my rig.
    im plan on using my rig for gaming most of the time but still a good workstation.

    i want to max out my settings for GW2 and prolly want to OC to 4.5 Ghz but im also going to be playing high end games with this rig.

    what i have in mind:
    CM storm stryker ( got it already ) with 4 noctua 120mm fans and stock fans
    ASUS Maximus VI formula
    intel i7 4770k haswell 3.5 Ghz
    G. skill 32 GB 2400 Mhz
    MSI geforce gtx 760 4GB OC Twin Frozr
    Corsair HX850 (should i go higher since im planning to overclock in a few months?)
    2 TB Western Digital HDD
    ASUS 23" monitor
    Corsair k90 keyboard ( got it already )
    Corsair m90 mouse
    XSPC water cooling kit + 2 more 240 rads.

    What are your suggestions guys..

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    Why not a gtx 770 at least.
    G1 Sniper 3
    Intel i7 3770k @ 4.7ghz
    Custom Water Cooling
    Gskill Trident X 2400 mhz-CL 9 @ 2450
    GeForce GTX 970
    VelociRaptor II 150
    XFX 850 Black Edition PSU
    Cooler Master HAF X
    Acer G245H 24 inch monitor
    Vanatoo T 0s speaker system
    ROG mouse
    ROG Keyboard when available

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    Welcome to the ROG forums, deejay14.


    The only important component that's missing from your setup is a SSD, mate. That's the only missing piece in your high end setup. With your budget, you should at least aim for a 256GB SSD.

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    But what about the water cooling.. how much power do I really need? I cant decide if I need to spend a lot on my psu.. im think 2 240 rads

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    A 850w unit will suffice unless you're planning to add more gpus down the road.

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    i see.. now about the memory.. because im planning to get a quad channel kit 32GB 2400mhz g skill trident. but i kinda spent some money and now im cutting on the budget... so now i want to get a dual channel kit 16GB 2x8gb g skill trident 2400mhz.. can i just add another
    16GB later on? and will it have the same performance??

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    There is never a 100% guarantee that combining two identical kits will work well together. But performance wise, yeah they'd be the same. As a sidenote, 16GB of lightning fast 2400MHz RAM is more than enough for gaming.

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    oh i see, but which RAMs are better.. skill tridents or ripjaws x .?? both 2400mhz, but i saw on the info of tridents that they are build to perform better with a z77 motherboard or a 3rd gen cpu,

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    Quote Originally Posted by deejay14 View Post
    oh i see, but which RAMs are better.. skill tridents or ripjaws x .?? both 2400mhz, but i saw on the info of tridents that they are build to perform better with a z77 motherboard or a 3rd gen cpu,
    Both will perform equally good given that they are both quality kits. But I favor the TridentX Over the Ripjaws X only because they look cooler and blend in very well with the ROG colors.

    Oh! And I have the TridentX with my MVIH and the kit works without any hiccups.

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    Btw.. I just found out that they have aluminum on motherboard M6F . That might affect the durability of the mobo no? And if im gonna use the cooler on the mobo.. Do i need to put silver in there to prevent corrosion ??

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