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[Sandy Bridge] 2600K Z68 Build Version 1.0

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UPDATE 04-07-2011: Got all the parts! LET THE BUILDING BEGIN! YERH
UPDATE 29-06-2011: Final build has been added, and parts are on their way!

Feel free to comment and share your thoughts on this build.

Version 1.0:
Core i7 I7-2600K 8 MB (2000dkk, 367$)
Thermalright MUX-120 (500dkk, 93$)
ASRock Z68 Extreme4 (1254dkk, 230$)
OCZ Vertex 3 Series MAX IOPS Edition 120 GB (1988dkk, 365$)
XFX Radeon HD 6970 (2 GB) (2619dkk, 481$)
Corsair Vengeance 2 x 4 GB ( 787dkk, 144$)
Cooler Master HAF X (1279DKK, 238$)
Seasonic X-760 X-Series 80+ Gold 760W (1190dkk, 218$)

Total price: (11617dkk or 2163$)

Version 2.0
Core i7 I7-2600K 8 MB (2000dkk, 367$)
Thermalright MUX-120 (500dkk, 93$)
ASRock Z68 Extreme4 (1254dkk, 230$)
OCZ Solid 3 Series Solid State Disk 120 GB (1410dkk, 262$)
MSI N580GTX Lightning 1.5 GB (3564dkk, 663$)
Corsair Vengeance 2 x 4 GB ( 787dkk, 144$)
Cooler Master HAF X nVidia Edition (1476DKK, 274$)
Seasonic X-760 X-Series 80+ Gold 760W (1190dkk, 218$)

Total price: (12200dkk or 2271$)

Final Version 2.1:
Core i7 I7-2600K 8 MB (1949dkk, 366$)
Thermalright MUX-120 black (500dkk, 93$)
ASRock Z68 Extreme4 (1229dkk, 231$)
OCZ Vertex 3 Series 120 GB (1749dkk, 329$)
Gigabyte GTX 580 Super Overclock (3650dkk, 687$)
Corsair Vengeance 2 x 4 GB (743dkk,140$)
Cooler Master HAF X (1304DKK, 245$)
Seasonic X-760 X-Series 80+ Gold 760W (1190dkk, 218$)

Total price: (12323dkk or 2319$)

I chose Thermalright MUX-120 because of its physical size. It doesn't cover any of the ram slots.
Alot of Noctua's CPU Coolers doesn't allow the use of memory modules higher than 44mm!

Version 2.0: Improved my budget and went back to the Core i7-2600K.
Also switched from ASUS GTX 580 Matrix Platinum 1.5 GB to MSI N580GTX Lightning 1.5 GB.

Final Version 2.1: Switched from MSI N580GTX Lightning 1.5 GB to Gigabyte GTX 580 Super Overclock. Made this change due to problems getting a Lightning intime for this years computer party. Also switched back to the Vertex SSD.

Pictures: [First delivery] [PSU Packaging]
Edited by DraXe - 7/4/11 at 5:33am
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looks good to me. I personally feel the 2500k is a better value. Save the $100 and get same results (or close to it)
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Cool build
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i7-2600k @ 4.4 Ghz Asus Sabertooth P67 MSI GTX 580 Twin Frozr II OC SLI Corsair Dominator 4x2Gb 1600 C8 
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OCZ Vertex 3 128 + 240 Gb + 2 Seagate 1Tb 6Gb/s Pioneer BDR-205 Win7 x64 Samsung SyncMaster 245BW 
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Logitech G510 Seasonic X-760W Cooler Master HAF-X Logitech G9 
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OCZ Vertex 3 128 + 240 Gb + 2 Seagate 1Tb 6Gb/s Pioneer BDR-205 Win7 x64 Samsung SyncMaster 245BW 
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Logitech G510 Seasonic X-760W Cooler Master HAF-X Logitech G9 
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Updated the build. Going for Core i5 2500 instead of the i7 2600 and switching out the XFX Radeon HD 6970 2GB with a ASUS GTX 580 Matrix Platinum 1.5 GB. Might also switch out the Cooler Master HAF X to get the Cooler Master HAF X Nvidia Edition.
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looks good to me. I personally feel the 2500k is a better value. Save the $100 and get same results (or close to it)
Proof??



Or spend 100$ more and get x2 as many "cores"...

Just because you cant afford a 2600k, dont go telling other people they dont want/need one.
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Originally Posted by Capwn View Post
Proof??



Or spend 100$ more and get x2 as many "cores"...

Just because you cant afford a 2600k, dont go telling other people they dont want/need one.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...k,2833-22.html

He is right
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Updated the build.
Going for Core i5 2500 instead of the i7 2600.
Switched out the XFX Radeon HD 6970 2GB for a ASUS GTX 580 Matrix Platinum 1.5 GB.
Switch out the Cooler Master HAF X to get the Cooler Master HAF X Nvidia Edition.

Due to the cost i also had to downgrade to the OCZ Solid 3 Series.
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Originally Posted by DraXe View Post

He is?

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=287

I trust benchmarks, Not some guy at Tom's opinion.

EDIT: Also , just an FYI, I bought 4 2500ks, 4.. And not one of them would do 5 ghz stable. My first 2600k did 5.2 no problem.. Also have seen improvement in BC2 and GTA 4. . I thought the same thing, Oh I dont need an i7.. But how are you going to feel when the 8 core AMD procs come out and everyone has either hyperthreading, or 8 physical cores, and then there is you that could have had it too for just 100$ more, which is really nothing when you think about the cost of an entire "high end" pc.
Edited by Capwn - 6/18/11 at 11:30am
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He is?

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=287

I trust benchmarks, Not some guy at Tom's opinion.
There are also benchmarks on the review that i posted. Just go to another page.
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Proof??



Or spend 100$ more and get x2 as many "cores"...

Just because you cant afford a 2600k, dont go telling other people they dont want/need one.
the 2600k is a quad core
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ddr3 1600mhz mushkin redline 500g seagate,500g wd, 640g wd, in raid 1 lg 22x optical drive h60 push/pull 
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