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Berticus129

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Just wondering if these parts will work together well. Looking to run all current and future games on max with high fps. My first time building a gaming pc so any advice will be great thanks

Processor (CPU)

Intel Core i7 3820 Quad Core 10mb 3.6ghz Hyperthreading LGA2011 Processor

CPU Cooling

Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance CPU Cooler System LGA1366 2011

Motherboard

Gigabyte X79-UD3 Atx LGA2011 X79 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 PCI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 MOTHERBOARD

DDR3 Desktop Memory

Corsair CML16GX3M4A1600C9B Vengeance Low Profile Blue 16GB 4X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24

Video Cards - Advanced Options

Galaxy GeForce GTX 680 1006MHZ 2GB 6GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E 3.0 Video

Computer Case + Advanced Options

Thermaltake Level 10 GT Black E-ATX Modular Tower Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PS Fr

Power Supply (PSU) + Advanced Options

Corsair Professional Series HX1050 1050W ATX 12V 87A 24PIN ATX 80PLUS Silver Modular

Hard Drives + Advanced Options

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive - OEM

Solid State Drives - SSD + Advanced Options

OCZ Vertex 2 Extended SandForce 120gb 2.5IN SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD
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iammykyl

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Hi Berticus129, Posted Image

There ar 2 other members looking to build almost identical rigs to yours. If you say hello on the links below you will be able to follow along for useful info and maybe PM each other.

http://www.geekstogo...89#entry2138489

http://www.geekstogo...ine-tune-build/
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iammykyl

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Your selected parts are comparable.

You only need 8GB of RAM for a gaming build.
Unless you are going to over-clock the CPU like ?? I would stay away from liquid cooling. They take effort to maintain, you can't just stick it in and forget about it, there is also a potential disaster awaiting with leaks. have you researched well, will it fit in the case? what performance will you get compared to air cooling. http://www.tomshardw...cking,3130.html

You will get better performance with the Vertex 3, also other good info on the site, http://www.tomshardw...ark,3139-3.html
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Info. Cooling, http://www.xbitlabs....2011.html#sect0
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Update.


Intel is pushing the latest Sandy Bridge E, Socket 2011 which I think is overkill for a gaming rig. There maybe some benefits for gaming as the CPU chipset supports
PCI-E version 3.0 which can be used by the latest top end video cards.

http://www.hardware-...-december-2011/
http://www.madshrimp...4#axzz1qUsMUOug

I usually spec a Z68 Mobo, Socket 1155, Sandy Bridge i5 2500K or i7 2600K, (if games being played are Multi Threaded). The higher you go with cost there is a diminishing performance return.

I would suggest deferring for a month as Ivy Bridge is confirmed due April. Some will operate on existing Z68 Motherboards
http://pocketpccentr...-date-april-29/

Or look at Z77 Motherboards, already available, like this http://www.asrock.co...el=Z77 Extreme4
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Hi.
Just wondering how your build turned out? An update would be welcome.
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