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post #1 of 18
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Hey guys, I haven't built a PC in a while so I think its time for a new one. I'm looking to get:



Also, do you guys think my current PSU will be enough?
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post #2 of 18
get a 6950 and unlock it, it'll save you about $50 or $60 for the same performance

I'd get a cheaper case and invest the rest in a better cpu cooler, because you are buying an overclockers cpu's. but if you really want a nice case thats cool too
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post #3 of 18
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What CPU cooler do you suggest? Also, is going to a 2600K worth it for gaming?
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post #4 of 18
NH D14, Thermalright SA, H60/70.

i7 2600K (-> HT) is pretty much useless for gaming. Save some bucks and get a 2500K.

Btw I support the HD 6950 advice.


EDIT: The 800D isn't exactly the best case for aircooling. As for the SSD it's not worth it imo. You won't see a difference between the SandForce2 and SandForce3 controller in everyday use. I suggest getting a Vertex 2 or something similiar for around $200.
Edited by Aeru - 5/21/11 at 8:34am
    
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post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by Oblivion77 View Post
What CPU cooler do you suggest? Also, is going to a 2600K worth it for gaming?
Your current psu is absolutely fine,
2600k is absolutely waste if your primary concern is gaming,
for the cooler try to pick a thermalright silver arrow/noctura nh d14,
for the mobo get any one of these:
gigabyte z68x ud4
gigabyte z68x ud3p
Hope you like my suggestion.
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post #6 of 18
The parts you chose looked great, however you might want to wait until more news/benchmarks about AMD's new processor come out. It could possibly be cheaper/better than Sandy Bridge.
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post #7 of 18
build looks great to me!
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post #8 of 18
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Which chipset is better? Z68 or P67
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post #9 of 18

for a cooler get an antec h20, it cools as good as a corsair h70 at almost half the price.



btw a 2600k is far more than enough for gaming.
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post #10 of 18
I dont think they sell the reference 6950 2gb anymore. But if you can find one then it will save you a lot of money.

Also I don't think you will need an SSD that much for gaming, but if you have the money then get it. If you get an SSD then get the Z68 chipset. http://www.macrumors.com/2011/05/11/...hing-reviewed/
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