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    Purpose: Video and Photo Editing, CAD rendering and Uni work

    CPU - Intel Core i7-3770k
    Mobo - MSI Z77A-G43
    GPU - MSI GTX 560
    CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212
    PSU - Corsair Builder Series 600CX*
    HDD - 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm
    Optical Drive - Sony 24x LightScribe
    Card Reader - Startech 3.5"
    Memory - Mushkin 16gb Enchanced Silverline 1333mhz
    Case - CoolerMaster 430 Elite

    Total Price - £740
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    (Original post by gowans07)
    Purpose: Video and Photo Editing, CAD rendering and Uni work

    CPU - Intel Core i7-3770k
    Mobo - MSI Z77A-G43
    GPU - MSI GTX 560
    CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212
    PSU - Corsair Builder Series 600CX*
    HDD - 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm
    Optical Drive - Sony 24x LightScribe
    Card Reader - Startech 3.5"
    Memory - Mushkin 16gb Enchanced Silverline 1333mhz
    Case - CoolerMaster 430 Elite

    Total Price - £740
    You seem to have everything you need....good CPU for your hyperthreading.........are you planning on doing any overclocking with the aftermarket cooler? or is it for noise purposes?
    But that cooler is a win.
    Plenty of ram for your work.

    You thought about SSD? It could be useful for the videos and pic your editing and programs.
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    Looks solid, nice build! Should be a very quick rig.

    Cant really fault it anywhere, except for the case. But that is personal preference so I am just being picky :P
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    (Original post by ELs123)
    Looks solid, nice build! Should be a very quick rig.

    Cant really fault it anywhere, except for the case. But that is personal preference so I am just being picky :P
    Haha yeh got drawn in by the blue LED's. I'm not a fan of these massive cases, just something plain and simple, no thrills.

    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    You seem to have everything you need....good CPU for your hyperthreading.........are you planning on doing any overclocking with the aftermarket cooler? or is it for noise purposes?
    But that cooler is a win.
    Plenty of ram for your work.

    You thought about SSD? It could be useful for the videos and pic your editing and programs.
    Might look into Oc'ing in the future hence the Z77 and cpu cooler. The cooler is there mainly just to keep everything happy inside. SSD looked into it but atm budget wont stretch that far plus the speed difference is marginal compared to me currently rendering everything on a laptop.
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    (Original post by gowans07)
    Haha yeh got drawn in by the blue LED's. I'm not a fan of these massive cases, just something plain and simple, no thrills.



    Might look into Oc'ing in the future hence the Z77 and cpu cooler. The cooler is there mainly just to keep everything happy inside. SSD looked into it but atm budget wont stretch that far plus the speed difference is marginal compared to me currently rendering everything on a laptop.
    Well the cpu cooler you've chosen is very well known and very cool(temp).
    If ever want one in the future, the prices seem to be dropping, like a Crucial M4 128Gb or so comes under £80.

    As the other guy said, the case is ok, but with the components you've gotten, you could certainly do better, and get more fan expansions and get much better cooling.
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Well the cpu cooler you've chosen is very well known and very cool(temp).
    If ever want one in the future, the prices seem to be dropping, like a Crucial M4 128Gb or so comes under £80.

    As the other guy said, the case is ok, but with the components you've gotten, you could certainly do better, and get more fan expansions and get much better cooling.
    Yeh even that sort of size would be perfect, enough for OS and quick access files. I can always add one in at a later date and just do a reinstall and what not. With the case i'm gonna stick an extra 2 fans in (3 total). GPU has MSI's twinfrozer fans/heatsink so thats going to be fine. Should be good ordering up in less than a month.
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)

    As the other guy said, the case is ok, but with the components you've gotten, you could certainly do better, and get more fan expansions and get much better cooling.
    Yea I had similar parts to OP, I felt since I was spending so much on the hardware it needs to be accommodated in a decent case

    The case can also be the longest bit of kit you hold on to so I wanted to make sure it was big enough for lots of hard drives / fans / space so anything I throw in in the future will probably fit.
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    (Original post by gowans07)
    Yeh even that sort of size would be perfect, enough for OS and quick access files. I can always add one in at a later date and just do a reinstall and what not. With the case i'm gonna stick an extra 2 fans in (3 total). GPU has MSI's twinfrozer fans/heatsink so thats going to be fine. Should be good ordering up in less than a month.
    Yeah it should be much cheaper by then, as prices are crashing
    My issue would be the placement of the fans, as the places for it are 2 at the front and one above the graphics. By the way it comes with 2 fans. Other issue is whether the 2 fans at the front will mainly give airflow to the hard drives.
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    (Original post by ELs123)
    Yea I had similar parts to OP, I felt since I was spending so much on the hardware it needs to be accommodated in a decent case

    The case can also be the longest bit of kit you hold on to so I wanted to make sure it was big enough for lots of hard drives / fans / space so anything I throw in in the future will probably fit.
    Yeah, but I got the fx-8120 :/ and stuck it into the 690 II case, didn't think it would be that large, or the fan spaces that pointless :/

    Your definitely right, it's good always to have something to expand on in the future....didn't realise how bad it was buying a PC from PC world till I built one loool
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Yeah it should be much cheaper by then, as prices are crashing
    My issue would be the placement of the fans, as the places for it are 2 at the front and one above the graphics. By the way it comes with 2 fans. Other issue is whether the 2 fans at the front will mainly give airflow to the hard drives.
    Yeh hope so, i'm checking 2-3 times a week atm and saving a few pounds each time. The case 2 fans? I've read it comes with one. The 431 has two as standard. Was going to put a one in top and one in the side panel to extract air from inside the case to the outside. With a decent enough fan the HDD's should be fine, there not as susceptible to temp as cpu's but no point getting them too hot.
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    (Original post by gowans07)
    Yeh hope so, i'm checking 2-3 times a week atm and saving a few pounds each time. The case 2 fans? I've read it comes with one. The 431 has two as standard. Was going to put a one in top and one in the side panel to extract air from inside the case to the outside. With a decent enough fan the HDD's should be fine, there not as susceptible to temp as cpu's but no point getting them too hot.
    Get an Ebuyer account, they send emails whenever there's a good deal.
    oh wait loool i've been looking at the Antec 300.
    I'm getting weird technical details for it.

    Top: 120 mm fan x 2 (not included)
    Front: 120 mm blue LED fan x 1,140 mm fan x 1 (120mm included)
    Rear: 80/90/120 mm fan x1 (not included)
    Side: 120 mm fan x 1 (not included)
    Bottom:80/90/120 mm fan x1 (not included)

    Artic cooling f-12's are good priced and top sellers around £4, so get a few.
    Best thing to make sure is have a good airflow config......so the rear and the top 2 are for extracting the hot air and the others for bringing in cool air.
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    Would probably spend a little more on the case.

    That thing is dayum ugly.

    Would spend the little bit more on a 560 Ti as well.
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    Yeh a bit hard to understand, basically the important part is
    "Front: 120mm blue LED Fan x 1"
    To be fair to CM it does have adequate space for more. What would you suggest for an airflow configuration for this. At £4 theres no excuse not to buy 2-3 of them.
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    (Original post by Camoxide)
    Would probably spend a little more on the case.

    That thing is dayum ugly.

    Would spend the little bit more on a 560 Ti as well.

    Personal Preference and i dont require a high end GPU.
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    (Original post by gowans07)
    Yeh a bit hard to understand, basically the important part is
    "Front: 120mm blue LED Fan x 1"
    To be fair to CM it does have adequate space for more. What would you suggest for an airflow configuration for this. At £4 theres no excuse not to buy 2-3 of them.
    http://imageshack.us/f/819/e430alt.jpg/

    Like CM have shown to be honest.
    So rear and top 2 fans are exhaust purposes and the rest intake fans.
    So you get flowing in and out in one direction so we get maximum airflow.

    http://www.dabs.com/products/arctic-...WV.html?src=17

    or

    http://www.dabs.com/products/arctic-...H0N.html?src=3

    For fan choice, I got the first link and their pretty silent.
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    (Original post by gowans07)
    Personal Preference and i dont require a high end GPU.
    You might as well cut out the GPU.

    "Supported NVIDIA graphics cards for GPU acceleration

    GeForce GTX 285 (Windows and Mac OS)
    GeForce GTX 470 (Windows)
    GeForce GTX 570 (Windows)
    GeForce GTX 580 (Windows)"
    -Adobe
    http://www.adobe.com/uk/products/pre...ech-specs.html

    I'd definitely get the GTX 570

    It's become quite cheap and will help with Adobe programs

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1280m...hdmi-plusfree-

    Also how much are you paying for the RAM?

    This faster Corsair RAM is probably around the same price

    http://www.ebuyer.com/274037-corsair...16gx3m4a1600c9
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    (Original post by Camoxide)
    You might as well cut out the GPU.

    "Supported NVIDIA graphics cards for GPU acceleration

    GeForce GTX 285 (Windows and Mac OS)
    GeForce GTX 470 (Windows)
    GeForce GTX 570 (Windows)
    GeForce GTX 580 (Windows)"
    -Adobe
    http://www.adobe.com/uk/products/pre...ech-specs.html

    I'd definitely get the GTX 570

    It's become quite cheap and will help with Adobe programs

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1280m...hdmi-plusfree-

    Also how much are you paying for the RAM?

    This faster Corsair RAM is probably around the same price

    http://www.ebuyer.com/274037-corsair...16gx3m4a1600c9
    The RAM looking to spend about £70 kinda on the low end for 16gb, i've looked into 1600mhz XMS3. Which would you recommend the vengeance or the XMS3?

    With regards to getting a GPU acclerated graphics card, is there any need? With an 3770k and a high spec set of RAM its not required?
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    http://imageshack.us/f/819/e430alt.jpg/

    Like CM have shown to be honest.
    So rear and top 2 fans are exhaust purposes and the rest intake fans.
    So you get flowing in and out in one direction so we get maximum airflow.

    http://www.dabs.com/products/arctic-...WV.html?src=17

    or

    http://www.dabs.com/products/arctic-...H0N.html?src=3

    For fan choice, I got the first link and their pretty silent.
    Cheers hadnt seen that diagram. Dabs seem best price for the F12's, how to find the fixed speed fans? Is it worth getting the temperature controlled ones?
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    (Original post by gowans07)
    Cheers hadnt seen that diagram. Dabs seem best price for the F12's, how to find the fixed speed fans? Is it worth getting the temperature controlled ones?
    Rated Fan Speed 1350rpm for the standard f-12's.

    It depends to be honest, if your motherboards bios can change the speed it would be better otherwise your fans would just work on full throttle and than maybe a bit too much noise.

    Like my motherboard lets me make silent setting, turbo or a custom one, depending on temperature.
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    Hmm okay, i'll have to read up on the mobo then.

    Whats the noise level like when running at turbo?

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