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    Old 10-31-2013, 08:15 PM
    viper1979 viper1979 is offline
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    I've been building computers for the past 10 years and while you have some good stuff on this list, I'd like to offer up some changes.
    Core i7 4th generation (buy the best 4771)
    ASUS motherboard. ROG series if you can afford it.
    Plextor M5P Xtreme SSD 256Gb drive. ($224)
    zalman cnps 9900 CPU cooler(top rated)
    Corsair Carbide 200r Series case.
    Video card is great

    The number one thing I always look at is warranty. Don't ever buy anything expensive if the manufacture doesn't stand behind their product. SSD Drve, 5 years. Motherboard, 3 years.

    You can't go wrong with the Plextor drives. Incredibly fast(top 5 fastest and most reliable drives- I know, I have one) Hope this helps.

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    Old 10-31-2013, 08:29 PM
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    Why go i7? It's totally unnecessary for gaming because it adds no extra performance for games and the OP doesn't need hyper threading because he/she doesn't appear to be doing any work that requires it.

    As for a ROG board, they're overpriced considering you can get a brilliant MSI GD65 Gaming or Gigabyte UD4H for less than the cost of any ROG boards.
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    Except that ASUS is the best brand to buy for motherboards. I would never buy MSI.

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    Old 12-08-2013, 05:25 PM
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    Except that ASUS is the best brand to buy for motherboards. I would never buy MSI.

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    That's just wrong.Gigabyte, Asrock and MSI have better parts (MOSFET and VRM) on mid end board and at the high end, most manufacture are fine. Asrock OC Formula was used with LN2 for something close to the world record a while back.
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