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post #11 of 22
Definitely go with the i7 2600k build.

Also swap the H70 for a SilverArrow.

Finally instead of 1 x 2TB HDD get 2 x 1TB and run in RAID 0 config, way faster.
post #12 of 22
M3i5, I would take a look at my sig for the Silver Arrow. There are reviews showing it beats the H70, it really is a beast of a cooler. I think the other good air cooler is the Noctua NH-D14? May look into air over H70.
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post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by hirolla888 View Post
Definitely go with the i7 2600k build.

Also swap the H70 for a SilverArrow.

Finally instead of 1 x 2TB HDD get 2 x 1TB and run in RAID 0 config, way faster.
seconded.
sandy bridge
990x's are silly expensive arent they?
that 2600k build will kill everything. i would know
post #14 of 22
How about this:


1x Intel i7 2600k - such a better choice in CPU
1x Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 - fantastic price/performance with great overclocking capability
1x 4-8 Gb. G.Skill RipJawsX 1600Mhz. CL9 - won't be needing anything else for gaming.
1x GTX 580 - won't need more than one for gaming at 1920x1080 res.
1x Corsair HX850 - won't be needing more for this system
1x 120 Gb. SSD - one is quite enough (I use only 1x 60 Gb.)
1x Samsung SpinPoint F3 1 Tb. - Great HDD, and you can always add more
1x DVD-burner
1x Silverstone Raven RV03
- SUPERIOR cooling
1x Antec Kühler 920 - MUCH better cooling performance over the H70 (check some reviews)



This would be more than enough for a daily/gaming setup at 1920 x 1080 resolution
Edited by WhitePrQjser - 5/5/11 at 12:19am
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post #15 of 22
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Anyone remember the post I did before about a $3000-4000 dollar build for my roommate? Well we've searched around, read reviews, looked for products, took recommendations and changed things around a bit. He's decided to put in few hundred more into it to make it a much better price-performance build than the previous i7 2600K. However, due to the cost of WC`ing here, he is not going to do that because it is extremely expensive (will add another $2000 to the build). Therefore, he want to keep it strictly "machine".

So, seeking more advice ASAP as he wants this to be done before the end of the month:

1x i7 990X
1x Asus Rampage III BE w/ ThunderBolt LAN/Audio combo
1x Corsair Dominator GT 3X4GB 2000MHz
2x EVGA GTX 580 SC
1x Antec High Current Pro 1200W
2x Intel 510 Series 120GB SSD
1x WDC Black 2TB
1x Asus 24X DVD Burner
1x CM HAF X
1x Corsair H70 CPU Cooler

Total comes to ~ $3900 + 12% taxes here in Vancouver, BC.

Any advice? Especially on fans/cooling because no WC will be done as it is simply too expensive here and will take away too much from the budget of the system alone.

Thanks!

--------------------------------------------------

EDIT:

If go with 2600K:

1x i7 2600K
1x Asus Maximus IV Extreme
1x Asus Xonar Essence STX
1x Corsair Dominator GT 2X4GB 2000MHz
2x EVGA GTX 580 SC
1x Antec High Current Pro 1200W
2x Intel 510 Series 120GB SSD
1x WDC Black 2TB
1x Asus 24X DVD Burner
1x CM HAF X
1x Corsair H70 CPU Cooler

~ $3,500
make some change,
gpu- 2x msi gtx580 lightning sli (it does OC better than the evga card)
psu- corsair ax1200 (better than antec high current pro 1200watt)
pc case- lian li a70 (its better than haf-x

cooler- antec kuhler 920
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post #16 of 22
Noctua NH-D14 cooler. I've seen mine put better temps than an H70.

If you do though, check their website to see a compatibility list of MOBOs and RAM.



Check out the Corsair AX1200. Not only is a very solid modular PSU.. all of the cables are sleeved all the way to the connector. No color showing. Looks cleaner.
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post #17 of 22
a solid state drive or two 7200 rpm drives to raid0 for a boot

keep in mind, i think some sockets are limited how many sata devices they support though... mine only recognizes 4 i think (max)
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post #18 of 22
As others have said get an NH-D14 or SilverArrow as they'd perform better than the H70. They both perform the same (within a degree of each other) Just the SilverArrow is cheaper and quieter.
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post #19 of 22
I hope he has real headphones to go with that soundcard.
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post #20 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AMC View Post
Looks good. But I wouldn't go with two solid state drives..... One is plenty fast. If you want more space with SSD speed, a raid card would do better.
What do you mean a raid card?

Quote:
Originally Posted by bob808 View Post
link your looking for.... http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...000-build.html

I know what you mean about the costs for a nice watercooling loop. I just completed a build that I am hoping to sell and have about $1200 in the watercooling components alone. But your just a hop and a skip across the border, why not have someone in that states (like me here in WA) order the stuff for you? Do you not have any relatives that live in the states?

Seems like it would be worth the extra effort if it will save you that much $$
Sorry we don't know anybody in the States, and we prefer shopping local so if any problems occur within the first few weeks...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blueduck3285 View Post
You can go into your UserCP and find all the threads you have posted to or created.

Here ya go Link

Edit: Bob ninja'd me. If only I wasn't folding I would have beaten em!
Oh, I didn't know that! I was flipping through the pages of the Intel General section and getting so pissed

Quote:
Originally Posted by hirolla888 View Post
Definitely go with the i7 2600k build.

Also swap the H70 for a SilverArrow.

Finally instead of 1 x 2TB HDD get 2 x 1TB and run in RAID 0 config, way faster.
The extra $300 not worth it for the 990X + X58 board?

The HDD is only for storage so for safety, just leaving is as a 2TB should be fine

We'll definitely look into SilverArrow

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Originally Posted by Blueduck3285 View Post
M3i5, I would take a look at my sig for the Silver Arrow. There are reviews showing it beats the H70, it really is a beast of a cooler. I think the other good air cooler is the Noctua NH-D14? May look into air over H70.
We'll look into SA since Noctua is just too damn ugly.

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Originally Posted by mcrbradbury View Post
seconded.
sandy bridge
990x's are silly expensive arent they?
that 2600k build will kill everything. i would know
So the extra 2 cores and a X58 board is not worth the extra $300?

Quote:
Originally Posted by WhitePrQjser View Post
How about this:


1x Intel i7 2600k - such a better choice in CPU
1x Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 - fantastic price/performance with great overclocking capability
1x 4-8 Gb. G.Skill RipJawsX 1600Mhz. CL9 - won't be needing anything else for gaming.
1x GTX 580 - won't need more than one for gaming at 1920x1080 res.
1x Corsair HX850 - won't be needing more for this system
1x 120 Gb. SSD - one is quite enough (I use only 1x 60 Gb.)
1x Samsung SpinPoint F3 1 Tb. - Great HDD, and you can always add more
1x DVD-burner
1x Silverstone Raven RV03
- SUPERIOR cooling
1x Antec Kühler 920 - MUCH better cooling performance over the H70 (check some reviews)

This would be more than enough for a daily/gaming setup at 1920 x 1080 resolution
I guess you didn't read all the post and just randomly made a list here:
CPU - considering whether to save that $300 and go with 2600K
MB - he demands Asus and he DEMANDS ROG
RAM - He's obviously not only "gaming"
GPU - he's running a XL30 @ 2560x1600 and no it's not just gaming
PSU - considering AX850 or AX1200
SSD - 120 is NOT enough for him
HDD - no F3 here
CASE - this is more personal taste, gotta pass the "looks" test first
COOLER - still deciding, but the Kuhler is the exact same as the H70.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aniket View Post
make some change,
gpu- 2x msi gtx580 lightning sli (it does OC better than the evga card)
psu- corsair ax1200 (better than antec high current pro 1200watt)
pc case- lian li a70 (its better than haf-x

cooler- antec kuhler 920
Hope u like my help
He won't OC the GPU, that's why we picked the SuperClocked version of the EVGA GTX 580

Will look into all these new coolers

Quote:
Originally Posted by Search View Post
Noctua NH-D14 cooler. I've seen mine put better temps than an H70.

If you do though, check their website to see a compatibility list of MOBOs and RAM.

Check out the Corsair AX1200. Not only is a very solid modular PSU.. all of the cables are sleeved all the way to the connector. No color showing. Looks cleaner.
Noctua is too ugly but will check into AX PSU's

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Originally Posted by Skoobs View Post
a solid state drive or two 7200 rpm drives to raid0 for a boot

keep in mind, i think some sockets are limited how many sata devices they support though... mine only recognizes 4 i think (max)
I've already indicated 2x Intel 510 Series 120GB and a 2TB HDD

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyph3r View Post
As others have said get an NH-D14 or SilverArrow as they'd perform better than the H70. They both perform the same (within a degree of each other) Just the SilverArrow is cheaper and quieter.
Definitely looking into it

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eskanasi View Post
I hope he has real headphones to go with that soundcard.
Logitech G35!
Edited by M3i5 - 5/5/11 at 9:26am
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