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This will be the first computer I ever build, and obviously you guys are wayyy more experienced than me, so I posted on this website for some insight from you guys. This computer will be for a home theater room, and it will be hooked up to a 3D projector and be used to display 3D blu-ray movies which is why I went for such a high-end video card(Just FYI). Any tips or hints that you guys can give me about this build or anything I should change? All of these prices are from Newegg, because it seems to be the cheapest place for computer parts that I know of. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks guys!


CASE: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case: $117.98
PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz: $314.99
MEMORY: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model: $114.99
Or CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600: $84.99
HEATSINK: ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm: $64.99
MOBO: EVGA 141-GT-E770-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA: $369.99
VIDEO CARD: SAPPHIRE 100311SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB: $354.99
SOUND CARD: HT | OMEGA CLARO Plus+ 7.1: $174.99
HARD DRIVE: I don’t really know I want a SSD (Are they really that much faster?) , and like a 1 or 2 terabyte HD
PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W: $139.99
Blu-Ray Burner: LG WH10LS30 10X Blu-ray Burner: $79.99

Total on Newegg: $1,741.58
Edited by InfernoBG - 5/10/11 at 6:19pm
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PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz: $314.99

MOBO: EVGA 141-GT-E770-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA: $369.99
The motherboard you choose is socket 1366, whereas the cpu socket you chose was 1155. Cpu sockets and motherboard sockets must be the same, just like you cant screw a screw into something if its no the right thread.

Processor sockets

This is common mistake for new builder, but i must say your taste is very good... the rest of the stuff looks fine!

With that heatsink, you could probably get the same performance from a Coolermaster 212+ with two fans on it for a lot cheaper. Some products ae marketing gimmicks, they seem the bells and whistles but its turns out they are all looks and no performance, i brought a Coolermaster V8 last year... I regret it, its a great cooler. But its just not worth the bob i paid for it ~Rhys
Edited by Rowey - 5/10/11 at 6:25pm
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You won't need an 850w psu unless you plan on upgrading. SSD's are vastly superior to standard spin drives, plus they have gone way down in price over the year's span, if you get one make sure it supports TRIM. Also, I'm not familiar with that cooler, but the egg was the H50 for ~$61.00 after MIR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-010-_-Product

edit: I recommend either the WD black or Samsung f3 1tb
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You won't need an 850w psu unless you plan on upgrading.[/url]

edit: I recommend either the WD black or Samsung f3 1tb
Fixed up a bit. Although i agree with the PSU situation, i would say take the 850w. It's a high quality one you have chosen and should last for year. God you will probably have a new system next year, you can always keep your PSU if its big enough in watts. Good investment to buy big first time.
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What do you think about the ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard? Its $159.99, and it has some really great reviews on Newegg. Also, do you think I will have any problems with anything overheating or not enough air circulation (extra fans needed)?
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I would step down you're processor to a 2500k, you'll save $100 bucks and it's is still a beast that can sometimes get up to 5.0ghz, the only real difference is hyperthreading which is hit or miss depending on what you're doing, not really necessary. Like someone else said the mobo has the wrong socket, if you're willing to spend that much on a mobo though you might as well go with the Maximus IV. I personally don't like the unpainted interior of the Antec Nine Hundred, good case, but I'm picky about consistency, should take some of that money you might save on the processor and maybe go with and NZXT Phantom, they are ballin'. OH, and when you do change you're motherboard, the 1155 socket only supports Dual Channel ram, so you need to go with either 2x2gb or 2x4gb.

You mentioned you're not sure of getting an SSD, they do make a big difference, whether you want to get a small one for just your OS and a few key programs to make them super snappy, or bigger, the difference between SSD's and HDD's can't be explained with mortal words.
Edited by Alphonze - 5/10/11 at 6:38pm
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What do you think about the ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard? Its $159.99, and it has some really great reviews on Newegg. Also, do you think I will have any problems with anything overheating or not enough air circulation (extra fans needed)?
Always nice to have a few extra fans, if your more into the looks get some Xigmateks but if you like power and performance get some Gentle typhoons. You will have no problem with airflow, unless you live in a furness
The motherboard is good, i would recommend MSi or Asus for 1155 though. Have a route around see what you can find.
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Either I missed it, or nobody else mentioned your RAM. You're looking at a set with three sticks. That's for 1366 as well. SB runs on dual channel memory, not triple like 1366 does. Either pick a set with 2 sticks or 4. Get 1.5v too.
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What do you think about the ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard? Its $159.99, and it has some really great reviews on Newegg. Also, do you think I will have any problems with anything overheating or not enough air circulation (extra fans needed)?
They've been making some pretty solid motherboards lately, they also have an Extreme6 if you want some extra features. Should check out the Asus Sabertooth P67, I think it looks pretty sweet and unique but that might be personal preference.
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You said I needed a change of ram with a LGA 1155 mobo, and I was looking into the memory sticks they had on Newegg and I remembered reading earlier on here that someone said that a stick with Cas Latency 8 was faster than the 9, is there really that much of a difference or is it basically not noticeable. The best I found was G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 ($104.99) which has a Cas of 8 but a little more expensive like $15 more than a CAS 9.
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