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Case: Antec 300 Illusion
PSU: Corsair CX750M
Motherboard: Asrock Z77 PRO3
CPU: Intel I7 3770K @ 3.5 GHZ
RAM: PNY XLR8 16GB DDR3
Graphics card: Zotac 980 GTX
Sound card: Sound Blaster X-Fi
Hard Drive(s): Samsung EVO 840 240gb
WD 2TB black
Optical Drive(s): Basic DVD-R Dual Layer Burner

Monitor: HP 23 " IPS LED
Speakers: Klipsch 2.1 Sound System (160w)

Operating System: Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit

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Nice setup. Mine is a few years old I figure i can keep it until SC actually comes out and buy a new Alienware M18 or another laptop for gaming.


AlienWare (Dell) M17xR3
16GB DDR3 SO-DIMM
Intel® Core i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz (4C 8T 2.89GHz, 2.9GHz IMC, 4x 256kB L2, 6MB L3) Chipset
Dell Core (Sandy Bridge) Mobile DRAM Controller 100MHz, 2x 8GB DDR3 SO-DIMM 1.6GHz/1.33GHz 128-bit, Integrated Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 6900M Series (14CU 960SP SM5.0 715MHz/680MHz 5% OC, 2GB DDR5 3.6GHz 256-bit, PCIe 2.00 x16)
WDC WD7500BPKT-75PK4T0 (750.2GB, SATA300, 2.5", 7200rpm, 16MB Cache) : 699GB (D:)
Corsair Force 3 SSD (240GB, SATA600, SSD) : 224GB (C:)
Integrated Device Tech 7675
Dell Radeon 68xx HDMI Audio (NI Barts)
ATI (AMD) HDMI Audio
Qualcomm Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20) (Ethernet)
Operating System Windows System : Microsoft Windows 7 Home 6.01.7601 (Service Pack 1)
Platform Compliance : x64
Windows Experience Index Current System : 7.4

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Yep, the I7's are great, I have 3rd gen but even the 1st and 2nd ones are still power houses.
I think they will optimize the game very well once it releases, plus driver updates and what not.
I don't think it will be as much as a killer as people are predicting, now i am basing that off of arena commander framerate so far. I'm sure planetside and PU will cause more frame drop though.

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That's a nice system. First thing you have to do is to replace that CPU cooler. Second thing is to get a nice 1440p monitor to go with that 980. That second part is a little more expensive but it will make the 980 much happier. As it is, that card is SO overkill, it's not even funny.

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That stock cooler keeps my 3770k nice and cool, never had a reason to replace it yet. I don't overclock anything, so i really don't see the reason for aftermarket coolers other than if mine craps out in a year or two. Yeah, i'd love a nice 30" + 4k monitor to go along with it.

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That stock cooler keeps my 3770k nice and cool, never had a reason to replace it yet. I don't overclock anything, so i really don't see the reason for aftermarket coolers other than if mine craps out in a year or two. Yeah, i'd love a nice 30" + 4k monitor to go along with it.

lower temps is one of the main reasons and lower temps will make it last longer

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lower temps is one of the main reasons and lower temps will make it last longer

​I have an I7 3770 just no the unlocked version. Stock cooler is perfectly fine on this, it generates way less heat than i recall processors of the past generating, especially since it scales its processing power like all intel chips now. I got an after market cooler, but "only" because i wanted a 4 pin fan connector. I got a low profile one, don't like the over-sized monsters. I see no justification for that kind of cooling anymore. Also see far less reason to overclock either (one major reason people need more cooling). My CPU temps went down a little, but don't care either way. These chips will last you longer than their performance capabilities will. Don't get me wrong.. even on performance they may last a good ~ 8 years as far as i am concerned. Mine sits at around 40~50% on SC, and i've not found anything in the way of games to use over 50% of it anyway. 

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​I have an I7 3770 just no the unlocked version. Stock cooler is perfectly fine on this, it generates way less heat than i recall processors of the past generating, especially since it scales its processing power like all intel chips now. I got an after market cooler, but "only" because i wanted a 4 pin fan connector. I got a low profile one, don't like the over-sized monsters. I see no justification for that kind of cooling anymore. Also see far less reason to overclock either (one major reason people need more cooling). My CPU temps went down a little, but don't care either way. These chips will last you longer than their performance capabilities will. Don't get me wrong.. even on performance they may last a good ~ 8 years as far as i am concerned. Mine sits at around 40~50% on SC, and i've not found anything in the way of games to use over 50% of it anyway. 

​yes thats true what i originally said was mostly in theory 

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Update:

I ended up caving and purchasing a nice cooler master EVO cooler.

I did not have any temp issues with the 3770k, but the cooler was on a newegg sale and could not pass it up.

It looks awesome crammed inside my mediocre antec case.

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Updated my rig in anticipation of Alpha 2.0.

New Specs (only made some changes)

Case: NZXT H440
PSU: Corsair CX750M
Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4
CPU: Intel I7 3770K @ 3.5 GHZ cooled by CM Hyper 212 EVO
RAM: PNY XLR8 16GB DDR3
Graphics card: 2x Zotac 980 GTX in SLI
Sound card: Sound Blaster X-Fi
Hard Drive(s): Samsung EVO 840 240gb
WD 2TB black
Monitor: LG 29in UltraWide monitor 5ms (GTG)
Speakers: Klipsch 2.1 Sound System (160w)

Joystick: Saitek X52 HOTAS

Controller: XBOX360 Wireless

Track IR Setup with Voice Attack for commands.

Operating System: Win 10 Ultimate 64-bit

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