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Putting together a sandy bridge system. Please tell me if there are any problems with this build or if there are parts for a similar price I could use that would be better.

HAF 922 with extra 200mm fan for side intake $100 + $20
2500k $210
Asrock Extreme4 P67 $160
Corsair H60 cooler $70
XFX PRO650w $90
Ripjaws X 1600 8gb $60 (shell shocker earlier, already purchased)

I'm keeping my PCS+ 5850, hard drives, and optical drive from the current system. I'm probably going to add another 5850 for CF a little down the road.

The case I've been considering a 902 or also perhaps for $30 more the CM Storm Sniper. The power supply is not modular, but the equivelant xfx one that is modular has reports of fan clicking problems. The Corsair 650TXv2 I'd get except it doesn't have the PCI-E power ports for CF. Open to other suggestions too but want to keep it under $100 for the psu ideally. The p67 motherboards I really know nothing about but the ASROCK extreme4 seems to be well regarded and it has a good price/feature list. I haven't read up on it yet but the H60 is the same price as the H50, and I assume better?

Good build? Suggestions? Am I missing anything?
    
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A zalman air cooler sometimes can cool better than the corsair H60.. but I have only ever used the corsair h50 so I cannot say that it actually IS better.. just what I have heard. But the zalman is about $50 and probably a bit easier to install. Only other thing.. is that motherboard is kinda pricey and do you really need 3 PCI-e slots? Seems a bit overkill to me. I don't know if you are on a budget.. but food for thought. Hopefully this helps in some way =P.
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your build is fine!

thats actually pretty cheap for a motherboard
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Go with the Hyper 212+. it's cheap and cools like a beast. Everything else looks solid.
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A zalman air cooler sometimes can cool better than the corsair H60.. but I have only ever used the corsair h50 so I cannot say that it actually IS better.. just what I have heard. But the zalman is about $50 and probably a bit easier to install. Only other thing.. is that motherboard is kinda pricey and do you really need 3 PCI-e slots? Seems a bit overkill to me. I don't know if you are on a budget.. but food for thought. Hopefully this helps in some way =P.
Which Zalman do you mean?

And no I don't need 3 PCI-e slots, but there aren't many good P67 boards under the $160 price point with 2 PCI-E slots. I'm open to suggestions for a better/cheaper MB though.

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Go with the Hyper 212+. it's cheap and cools like a beast. Everything else looks solid.
I'm considering hyper 212+. The H60 cools better in raw terms though doesn't it? The 212+ is less than half as much, and probably does 90% of the cooling, but the H60 will be better in raw performance right?
    
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That's a great build, and great prices too! The only thing I would suggest is to look at a CM690II as another possible case with a 4-pack of the Coolermaster 120mm fans - actually cools well, has heaps of different configurations for cooling and storage and the dust filters actually bloody work. Obviously, the aesthetics of a case end up mattering a hell of a lot come purchase time, and you may hate it's plain lines lol.

Good luck with the shoppinz and tell us how the build goes!
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Which Zalman do you mean?

And no I don't need 3 PCI-e slots, but there aren't many good P67 boards under the $160 price point with 2 PCI-E slots. I'm open to suggestions for a better/cheaper MB though.



I'm considering hyper 212+. The H60 cools better in raw terms though doesn't it? The 212+ is less than half as much, and probably does 90% of the cooling, but the H60 will be better in raw performance right?
The H60 will but for the price you can't beat the 212+. If you're going to spend that much you're better off going with a noctua or silver arrow
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grab the XXX version of that PSU, it's semi modular and the build quality is still great!
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yea i didn't notice that the XX version of that PSU is a really good PSU.

Id get a good air cooler or just keep the H60, the thing is that teh H60 will perform as good as teh better air coolers, so why not get an air cooler? its easier to deal with.
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The H60 will but for the price you can't beat the 212+. If you're going to spend that much you're better off going with a noctua or silver arrow
Hmm is the noctua NH-D14 the one you're talking about? How much better than an h60 would that be? And could you link me to the silver arrow? Not familiar. Thanks.

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grab the XXX version of that PSU, it's semi modular and the build quality is still great!
That was my first pick but the reviews talk about a clicking noise coming from the fan that's really annoying. I mean, I might get lucky and not have that, but I'd be annoyed if my computer was inoperable for a few days while I did the RMA.
    
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