Good evening and thank you for reading my post.
This will be my first build in roughly 5 years and only my second overall build, ever. I see many, many things have evolved over the years.
This PC will be used for graphic design and high-end gaming purposes (iRacing, ext).
Here are the current specs:
ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $274.99
Patriot Extreme Performance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory $89.99
GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7970 GV-R797OC-3GD Video Card $499.99
SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $329.99 / $289.99
COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition RC-942-KKN3 ATX Full Tower Computer Case $219.99 / $209.99
KINGWIN Lazer Platinum Series LZP-550 550W Power Supply $169.99 / $149.99
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
Intel Core i7-2700K 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor -$25.00 Combo = $519.98 / $494.98
- Grand Total: $2,009.92
- Basically, I simply picked my desired parts between the dream and high-end sectors on the HW-Leaderboard. I am pretty sure everything is still compatible..?
- Another question I had was regarding cooling... Liquid cooling has always intrigued me though, I must admit, I know little about it. Is it worth the hassle? Are they pretty much fail (leak) safe now days?
- If I do run liquid cooling.. I would rather run my CPU fan as liquid cooled as well. What would be the best option for this as I have yet to decide on a CPU fan..?
- What would be the best option overall for a liquid cooled system? Is it as difficult to setup as it appears?
- I have selected the i7 2700K CPU as I am not in a position to wait for the i7 3770K to be available. I understand there are some advantages to the 3770K over the 2700K... but are they noticeably different in performance?
- Is everyone still cool with newegg? They are who I purchased all the parts from for my last build.
Thank you for any and all help!