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Hello everyone,

I'm building a new silent Gaming rig and I could use your help.
I'm also trying to keep it all black, but if there are far better products in a different color, I wouldn't mind to much.

Bassicly I'm striving for Silent, Powerfull and all Black.

This is what I had in mind;

Fractal Design Define R3 - Beautiful, silent case.
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 - I went with Z68 incase my GPU would need a repair in the future.
Intel Core i7 2600k - I will do a bit of video rendering, HT would benefit me.
2x4GB Mushkin Ridgeback DDR3 1600 CL8 - great looking, high performance kit.
ASUS ENGTX560 Ti DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 - I heard it was one of the most silent GTX560 Ti's
Corsair AX750 - I know 750W is not needed, but AX750 costed as much as a SeaSonic X660
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - 1TB as storage @ 7200rpm
Intel SSD 510 Series 120GB - Boot drive
Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro - Great looking, silent CPU cooler.
Sony Optiarc AD-7260S - Just some random DVD drive

Any suggestions?
Also, are the Dark Rock and the mushkin ridgeback compatible?
Edited by Satin - 5/29/11 at 1:53am
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I'd say it looks pretty damn good to me. I can vouch for the 510 elm crest SSD, it's blazingly fast and actually takes advantage of the 6 GB/s speeds.
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I heard good thing about the Intel SSD, so I went with it.

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Looks good, but remember that cooling is very important, and in my opinion, i'd rather have a semi-loud and cold system and put on headphones than have a silent furnace
Especially with a Fermi card
    
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That Z68 mobo doesn't support the onboard video.
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Originally Posted by Butter on Toast View Post
Looks good, but remember that cooling is very important, and in my opinion, i'd rather have a semi-loud and cold system and put on headphones than have a silent furnace
Especially with a Fermi card
I will have a headset, when gaming atleast. It's just that I leave my PC on when I'm asleep, so it needs to be quiet and SB doesn't need a monster of a cooler anyway.

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That Z68 mobo doesn't support the onboard video.
It doesn't? Than what is the difference between this and the P67 version?

EDIT: I thought All Z68's had onboard, Guess I was wrong, I was just looking at some asus boards and those also didn't have onboard.
Guess I haev to hope my GPU won't die on me.
Edited by Satin - 5/29/11 at 7:12am
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I will have a headset, when gaming atleast. It's just that I leave my PC on when I'm asleep, so it needs to be quiet and SB doesn't need a monster of a cooler anyway.



It doesn't? Than what is the difference between this and the P67 version?
True, but remember you can get fan controllers for cheap
    
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True, but remember you can get fan controllers for cheap
True true, but I read some reviews about the dark rock and rated it pretty good, not as good as a D14 or alike, but still

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- Does anyone have some less expensive, but silent alternatives for the Corsair AX750 - I won't need 750W anyway,

- I'm also thinking about buying a less expensive GPU, Any suggestions? Was thinking an GTX460/HD6850/HD6870 HAWK, Heard they were pretty cool/silent.

- only reason I went with the Gigabyte Z68 UD4 was because I though it had onboard graphics, but I was wrong. I need a alternativen suggestions?

- Might also be downgrading to i5 2500k, doubt it will signaficantly reduce rendering time and I save €70
Edited by Satin - 5/29/11 at 7:23am
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True true.

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- Does anyone have some less expensive, but silent alternatives for the Corsair AX750 - I won't need 750W anyway,

- I'm also thinking about buying a less expensive GPU, Any suggestions? Was thinking an GTX460/HD6850/HD6870 HAWK, Heard they were pretty cool/silent.

- only reason I went with the Gigabyte Z68 UD4 was because I though it had onboard graphics, but I was wrong. I need a alternativen suggestions?

- Might also be downgrading to i5 2500k, doubt it will signaficantly reduce rendering time and I save €70
Seasonic has fanless PSUs. Maybe worth looking at. If you're not gunna use Z68 features go for P67.
Alot of rendering apps will benefit from 8 threads. Your call.
Some good Z68 boards:
ASUS z68-V Pro
ASRock Extreme4 Z68
    
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If you are rendering (which let me say I know very little about) then I believe that is one of the few workloads that the extra money for the 2600k would actually be well spent. For a cheaper GPU I would highly recommend this

, it's $160 after rebate and is factory overclocked to the same speed as most 560 non ti's. If you are looking for a cheaper but still quality PSU option I would recommend thinking about all your needs/wants out of a PSU and then asking the PSU section, we have quite the collection of knowledgeable people there. Hope this helps (I think that 460 is a very good card in the under $200 range) and best of luck.
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