Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › NEED Help From the BEST!!!!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

NEED Help From the BEST!!!!

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hey guys,

Its been a few years since i built my last desktop and you guys have helped me out tremendously! I have learned so much from this website and would like to thank the guys that go out of their way here to offer some advice.

That being said, Im finally building a new desktop!!! It is going to be an all around computer used for work, web surfing, DJing, Watching movies, and of course gaming. Although i am not a hard core gamer anymore that spends hours a day playing, i do still enjoy keeping up with the latest games and would want this thing to be impressive and not slow down. I am basically trying to build a top of the line computer but with somewhat of a budget in mind meaning if a component is only slightly better and isnt even noticeable but costs alot more i probably dont really want it if that makes sense.

Please let me know what you guys think of the components i hav selected and if you see something that isnt compatible, or have recommendations on something that is better then what i have in the same price range, or something thats just as good but cheaper, etc etc etc. please let me know!!!

here are the components i have selected with the links attached



1 COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
$199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119225

1 EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$359.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130595

1 Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional 70SB088600002 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card
$99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102019

1 CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active ...
$139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139010

1 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-12GBRL
$119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231356

1 ASUS Rampage III Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$379.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131642

1 Intel Core i7-970 Gulftown 3.2GHz LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7970
$594.99

1 OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227551

Subtotal: $2,094.92


what do you guys think?
the few questions that i have are:

i heard the cpu i chose only supports memory up to 12gb of 1600mhz. is this true? if not then should i get higher then 1600 memory?

is the power supply powerful enough to keep up with everything i have or should i go with something bigger? if you have a better PS then posted im all for suggestions.

Finally and im sure this will start a big fued but i went with the gtx 570 because i read it is one of the best GPUs out there especially for the money. is this true or should i go with something else maybe a radian hd 6970? and if i should stay with the gtx 570 is the one i chose the best, there are so many of them not sure which to choose from.

i know this is alot of questions but any opinions/ advice/ suggestions would be great.. thank you guys!
MY RIG
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i7 2600k Asus p868 pro EVGA NVIDIA GTX 560GT Ti G. Skill RIPJAW X 16gb 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
OCZ vertex 3  Windows 7 PC power and cooling silencer 750w thermaltake tsunami 
  hide details  
Reply
MY RIG
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i7 2600k Asus p868 pro EVGA NVIDIA GTX 560GT Ti G. Skill RIPJAW X 16gb 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
OCZ vertex 3  Windows 7 PC power and cooling silencer 750w thermaltake tsunami 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 13
First of all, do not go with a socket 1366 setup!

The new Sandy Bridge platform is brand new, performs better and is cheaper.

Get yourself a P67 board and an i5 2500K or i7 2600K CPU.
The Metallian
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K ASUS P8Z68-V GEN3 EVGA GTX 1070 SC 8GB G-Skill 2133Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256GB, Seagate ST1000 1TB, Samsung H... Corsair H55 Windows 10 Pro 27" LG 27M45 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Element Gaming Palladium XFX 650W XXX Zalman Z9 Neo Gigabyte M6980 
Audio
Asus Xonar DS + Gigaworks T20 SII Speakers  
  hide details  
Reply
The Metallian
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K ASUS P8Z68-V GEN3 EVGA GTX 1070 SC 8GB G-Skill 2133Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256GB, Seagate ST1000 1TB, Samsung H... Corsair H55 Windows 10 Pro 27" LG 27M45 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Element Gaming Palladium XFX 650W XXX Zalman Z9 Neo Gigabyte M6980 
Audio
Asus Xonar DS + Gigaworks T20 SII Speakers  
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 13
I would go with a new intel 1155 sandybridge setup like a 2550k/2600k cpu, Currently best bang for buck available, Cheaper and quicker than the parts you have selected

Go for a 2500k cpu if your into mainly gaming or a 2600k for multi purpose tasking, video editing etc And good p67 motherboard
Chewy's Chomper
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 6700k Asis Z170 Deluxe MSI GTX 1080 Gaming x 16GB Corsair vengence DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung M2 256gb nvme Custom loop, 360+120 rads Windows 10 64bit Asus 28" MG28UQ 4K 
PowerCase
Seasonic X series 750w gold Corsair 400c 
  hide details  
Reply
Chewy's Chomper
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 6700k Asis Z170 Deluxe MSI GTX 1080 Gaming x 16GB Corsair vengence DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung M2 256gb nvme Custom loop, 360+120 rads Windows 10 64bit Asus 28" MG28UQ 4K 
PowerCase
Seasonic X series 750w gold Corsair 400c 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
you think that the new quad core 2600k will out perform the 1366 6 core cpu i posted? in the video on newegg the people from intel say that 1366 is faster
MY RIG
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i7 2600k Asus p868 pro EVGA NVIDIA GTX 560GT Ti G. Skill RIPJAW X 16gb 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
OCZ vertex 3  Windows 7 PC power and cooling silencer 750w thermaltake tsunami 
  hide details  
Reply
MY RIG
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i7 2600k Asus p868 pro EVGA NVIDIA GTX 560GT Ti G. Skill RIPJAW X 16gb 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
OCZ vertex 3  Windows 7 PC power and cooling silencer 750w thermaltake tsunami 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 13
Sandy Bridge for absolutely sure. Also, I'd really look into a non-reference design for your 570 (if thats the gpu you want). The MSI TFIII PE version costs the same but is much more forgiving with OC's and won't fry itself. Plus it looks cooler which is always important...
post #6 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by shepa View Post
you think that the new quad core 2600k will out perform the 1366 6 core cpu i posted? in the video on newegg the people from intel say that 1366 is faster
The 2600k does especially when it overclocks to 5ghz as most do
Chewy's Chomper
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 6700k Asis Z170 Deluxe MSI GTX 1080 Gaming x 16GB Corsair vengence DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung M2 256gb nvme Custom loop, 360+120 rads Windows 10 64bit Asus 28" MG28UQ 4K 
PowerCase
Seasonic X series 750w gold Corsair 400c 
  hide details  
Reply
Chewy's Chomper
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 6700k Asis Z170 Deluxe MSI GTX 1080 Gaming x 16GB Corsair vengence DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung M2 256gb nvme Custom loop, 360+120 rads Windows 10 64bit Asus 28" MG28UQ 4K 
PowerCase
Seasonic X series 750w gold Corsair 400c 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 13

And of course they are out of stock, but this is the one:


Still reading through your OP, your PSU and SSD choices are fine (really you don't need anywhere near 750W for a single 570). If you plan to SLI down the road keep the 750 but if not you can get away with a quality 600W PSU (Corsair is my favorite).

Also if you do go Sandy Bridge, make sure you get 1.5v memory. The Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB sticks I'm running are excellent for P67/Z68....
Edited by Majin SSJ Eric - 6/10/11 at 8:03am
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
ok if i went with teh 2600k cpu what do you recommend for a mobo? and at what mhz memory do you think? is it worth to get 2000mhz or jus tstick with 1600mhz
MY RIG
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i7 2600k Asus p868 pro EVGA NVIDIA GTX 560GT Ti G. Skill RIPJAW X 16gb 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
OCZ vertex 3  Windows 7 PC power and cooling silencer 750w thermaltake tsunami 
  hide details  
Reply
MY RIG
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i7 2600k Asus p868 pro EVGA NVIDIA GTX 560GT Ti G. Skill RIPJAW X 16gb 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
OCZ vertex 3  Windows 7 PC power and cooling silencer 750w thermaltake tsunami 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by shepa View Post
you think that the new quad core 2600k will out perform the 1366 6 core cpu i posted? in the video on newegg the people from intel say that 1366 is faster
If you are doing video rendering etc, then yes, the hexacore i7 will be faster, but only just (based on stock speeds). Difference is that you will save yourself about $300 on the CPU alone if you go with the 1155 setup. The 1366 platform is starting to become end of life, so you'll be spending a lot of money on old tech.

Sandy Bridge performs phenomenally, runs cooler, is cheaper and overclocks likes mofo.

Seriously, you'd be to buy into a new 1366 rig now!
The Metallian
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K ASUS P8Z68-V GEN3 EVGA GTX 1070 SC 8GB G-Skill 2133Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256GB, Seagate ST1000 1TB, Samsung H... Corsair H55 Windows 10 Pro 27" LG 27M45 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Element Gaming Palladium XFX 650W XXX Zalman Z9 Neo Gigabyte M6980 
Audio
Asus Xonar DS + Gigaworks T20 SII Speakers  
  hide details  
Reply
The Metallian
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K ASUS P8Z68-V GEN3 EVGA GTX 1070 SC 8GB G-Skill 2133Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256GB, Seagate ST1000 1TB, Samsung H... Corsair H55 Windows 10 Pro 27" LG 27M45 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Element Gaming Palladium XFX 650W XXX Zalman Z9 Neo Gigabyte M6980 
Audio
Asus Xonar DS + Gigaworks T20 SII Speakers  
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 13
There are a few situations in which the 970 would be faster, but the 2600K will win in every day setups and in most cases.

As 1155 has Ivy Bridge chips in the future, I'd go that way.

Depending on how much you want to spend on the board, I'd recommend them in this order:

P67A-UD4, P8P67 Pro, P67A-UD5, Maximus IV Extreme.
Bench Stuffs
(32 items)
 
ITX Daily Driver
(11 items)
 
For Sale: 6GHz+ 980X
$225 (USD) or best offer
CPUCPUCPUCPU
Intel Core i7 920 Intel Xeon W3520 Intel Core i7 4770K Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 
CPUCPUCPUCPU
Intel Pentium G3258 Intel QX9650 AMD FX 4300 Intel E2140 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
E4300 Asus Rampage Extreme / P5E3 Deluxe / Gigabyte X... MSI GTX 275 Lightning MSI HD 7970 Lightning 
GraphicsGraphicsGraphicsGraphics
Asus GTX 285 Matrix Platinum MSI HD 5870 Lightning EVGA GTX 980 TI Classified K|ngp|n Edition MSI GTX 580 Lightning 
RAMRAMRAMRAM
Corsair Dominator Platinum 2666 10-12-12 Samsung Corsair Dominator GT 2000 7-8-7 Hypers Kingston HyperX 2000 9-9-9 BBSE G.Skill Trident 2000 9-9-9 PSC 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Kingston SSD Now! 128GB Patriot Torqx 2 32GB Seagate 80GB XPSC Rasa + EK VGA + HWLabs Black Ice GTX 360 +... 
OSOSOSKeyboard
W7 Pro x64 SP1 Windows XP x86 SP3 W8.1 Ducky Shine 3, Cherry Brown Switches 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX1200 Dimastech Easy V2.5! <3 Logitech G5 Battlefield 2142 Edition Puretrak Stealth 
  hide details  
Reply
Bench Stuffs
(32 items)
 
ITX Daily Driver
(11 items)
 
For Sale: 6GHz+ 980X
$225 (USD) or best offer
CPUCPUCPUCPU
Intel Core i7 920 Intel Xeon W3520 Intel Core i7 4770K Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 
CPUCPUCPUCPU
Intel Pentium G3258 Intel QX9650 AMD FX 4300 Intel E2140 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
E4300 Asus Rampage Extreme / P5E3 Deluxe / Gigabyte X... MSI GTX 275 Lightning MSI HD 7970 Lightning 
GraphicsGraphicsGraphicsGraphics
Asus GTX 285 Matrix Platinum MSI HD 5870 Lightning EVGA GTX 980 TI Classified K|ngp|n Edition MSI GTX 580 Lightning 
RAMRAMRAMRAM
Corsair Dominator Platinum 2666 10-12-12 Samsung Corsair Dominator GT 2000 7-8-7 Hypers Kingston HyperX 2000 9-9-9 BBSE G.Skill Trident 2000 9-9-9 PSC 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Kingston SSD Now! 128GB Patriot Torqx 2 32GB Seagate 80GB XPSC Rasa + EK VGA + HWLabs Black Ice GTX 360 +... 
OSOSOSKeyboard
W7 Pro x64 SP1 Windows XP x86 SP3 W8.1 Ducky Shine 3, Cherry Brown Switches 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX1200 Dimastech Easy V2.5! <3 Logitech G5 Battlefield 2142 Edition Puretrak Stealth 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › NEED Help From the BEST!!!!