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Right guys, after a year or so of building PCs for other people at work - I'm finnaly getting down to doing my own. Parts are going to be ordered in on Saturday, so I just want you guys' input before I drop my cash.

Firstly, the reason I'm even buying a PC is because I'm headed to university in September to do a Computer Science degree, my laptop is struggling now, so I cannot rely on it for much longer. I will also use the PC regularly for Gaming, Virus Scans, Entertainment and Program Development. It will also need to be fairly friendly to being moved around.

So heres the part list (parts in bold have already been ordered):

Case: Corsair 650D
PSU: Corsair AX850
MB: MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3)
CPU: Intel i5-2500K
Cooler: Corsair H60 /w x2 Scythe GT-AP15s
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz 8-8-8-24 1.5V 8GB Kit
GPU: MSI GTX 560-Ti Hawk Edition
HDD(s): Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB (x2) [with the intention of a RAID0]
Optical Drive: - [No need/I've got loads/650d looks better without it]

Thanks for your help!
Edited by Blacked Out - 6/5/11 at 3:35pm
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Even if you will sli the card in the near future 750 watt psu is more then enough.Also GT 1850's are nicer and almost no more noise.
    
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Is there a reason why you need a Z68 board vs a P67 board?
Do you really need a H60? Why not just get a good air cooler? Like the NH-D14
Instead of that Seagate, get a Samsung F3.
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Looks solid to me. (only thing I am curious about is to why you'd go with a H60...)
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not being a fan boy here at all.... just saying... .this close to BD release, maybe its worth it to wait and at least SEE?

Also im my opinion Raid 0 isnt worth much at all....
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post #6 of 12
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Went with the H60 because I really don't want a DH-14 hanging off my CPU socket during 5 hour drives up and down the country

To the ATI guy,in this industry you can guarantee that there is always going to be something awesome around the corner - I'll be waiting forever.
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Originally Posted by Blacked Out View Post
Went with the H60 because I really don't want a DH-14 hanging off my CPU socket during 5 hour drives up and down the country

To the ATI guy,in this industry you can guarantee that there is always going to be something awesome around the corner - I'll be waiting forever.
Just lay the case down on it's side and you won't have to worry about that. Not to mention you could just take it off. The H60, even if it does perform a tiny bit better than the H70. It's not as good as a good air cooler. Self contained loops like that are a waste and don't perform as good as a air cooler for the same price.
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Originally Posted by adzsask View Post
Even if you will sli the card in the near future 750 watt psu is more then enough.Also GT 1850's are nicer and almost no more noise.
Those are the ones that I got.

I do agree that I won't be needing all that power right away...
Its just to give myself the headroom for future upgrades
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Just lay the case down on it's side and you won't have to worry about that. Not to mention you could just take it off. The H60, even if it does perform a tiny bit better than the H70. It's not as good as a good air cooler. Self contained loops like that are a waste and don't perform as good as a air cooler for the same price.
You know I've been going through this exact arguement in my head.
I know I won't get the performance of a high end air cooler, it's mainly for the convenience of portability + my first choice of memory that I'm even considering it.
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You know I've been going through this exact arguement in my head.
I know I won't get the performance of a high end air cooler, it's mainly for the convenience of portability + my first choice of memory that I'm even considering it.
I'll help further the statement that the D14 is better.
Personally, I wouldn't dish out $$ for something that doesn't perform as good as something else for the same $$.

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The H70 delivers nothing but excellent cooling in both the stock and overclocked tests. The results put this cooler right in line with some of the best air cooling solutions on the market. When the clock speeds were ratcheted up, the only cooler that delivered better results was the NH-D14.
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