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#11OmegaDL50Posted 9/14/2013 1:15:19 PM
A majority of PC games don't even take take advantage of hyper threading in the first place.

It's generally when you do high end graphical rendering (3dsmax, Maya, etc), video encoding, or multi-threaded apps like Photoshop does it actually matter.
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#12gastamanPosted 9/14/2013 1:24:29 PM(edited)
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1DJax

I'd also get a 7970 and a better CPU cooler, but if you prefer Nvidia, then that is fine. Changed your case to one I like better, but that's personal preference. However, the motherboard and PSU are better in this build.

Edit: New link. Changed out RAM. Cheaper, low profile for Hyper 212 clearance, faster.
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#13gastamanPosted 9/14/2013 1:17:37 PM
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#14NicodimusPosted 9/14/2013 1:22:56 PM
gastaman posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1DIYR

I'd also get a 7970 and a better CPU cooler, but if you prefer Nvidia, then that is fine. Changed your case to one I like better, but that's personal preference. However, the motherboard and PSU are better in this build.


The Fractal R4 kicks so much ass...I just turned off my A/C for the first time today since having this new PC with that case, and it's downright creepy how quiet it is in here. Awesome noise dampening (and quiet Noctua fans too, but that's another topic.)
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#15OmegaDL50Posted 9/14/2013 1:23:38 PM
The Blackhawk is a fine case. It's basically the same as a CM 690 II for all intents and purposes.

I still be concerned about the Ripjaws Ram. It's a known issue of the heat spreaders height making clearance issues with the Hyper 212,
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#16GamerXGamer(Topic Creator)Posted 9/14/2013 1:24:52 PM
gastaman posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1DIYR

I'd also get a 7970 and a better CPU cooler, but if you prefer Nvidia, then that is fine. Changed your case to one I like better, but that's personal preference. However, the motherboard and PSU are better in this build.


Will use that MOBO and PSU thanks for the input, I have had bad luck with radeon before and prefer Nvidia.
#17gastamanPosted 9/14/2013 1:26:34 PM
OmegaDL50 posted...
The Blackhawk is a fine case. It's basically the same as a CM 690 II for all intents and purposes.

I still be concerned about the Ripjaws Ram. It's a known issue of the heat spreaders height making clearance issues with the Hyper 212,


Agree. Didn't catch that the first time, but I've changed out the RAM in my updated suggestion above.

And yeah, case was fine. I just changed it to provide another option. It's preference, really.
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#18maybecallsPosted 9/14/2013 1:32:17 PM
What's your point?


Purely personal reassurance. I have an i5-2500, and all this talk of 8 core console CPUs and their impact on PC ports is making me a bit jittery.