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[Build Log] Frizkie's Blue Phoenix - i5-2500K, Corsair 800D

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The Rig:

Case:
$200 - Corsair Obsidian Series 800D

Motherboard:
$170 - ASUS P8P67 PRO on LGA1155, ATX

PSU:
$143 - CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 750W PSU

Processor:
$215 - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA1155 Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooling
$120 - Corsair Hydro Series H100

Graphics:
$300 - MSI Radeon Twin Frozr III 6950 w/ 2GB GDDR5

Memory:
$55 - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz

Storage:
$115 - Crucial M4 64GB SATA III SSD

Optical Drives:
$21 - LITE-ON 24x DVD writer

OS:
$100 - Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit OEM

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Build Log:

November 12th, 2011: Got all my parts yesterday! Everything is working perfectly, overclocked to 4.6GHz at 1.3v so far.

November 8th, 2011: Ordered the rest! With the exception of the SSD and case. I don't have the money for either, but I'll be grabbing the 800D and then the SSD. Just a couple of weeks. Hopefully should arrive on Friday.

November 3rd, 2011: Ordered a few things today - a brand new Samsung F4 2TB hard drive for storage - got it from a user here on OCN for $100 shipped. Score! Also bought my 750W PSU from Newegg. I was able to get close to $25 off for a promo code that expires tonight. Only a few pieces left! Also going to grab an 800D by Corsair instead of the HAF X. More expensive and I'll have to wait an extra paycheck for the case, but I'll just run it on my mobo box for the time being. Hopefully I'll order soon, waiting on my friend to get paid!

October 30th, 2011: New pictures for you all! I got my graphics card earlier this month and took some pictures then. Put the card into my old dell machine that I've been running. So far no problems!
PICTURES

October 30th, 2011: Getting ready to pull the trigger. Lots of parts have changed since I started due to cheaper prices and new products. I'll be buying the basics first. I already bought the Twin Frozr III 6950, but I'll be buying the case, mobo, psu, processor, cpu cooler, memory, and optical drive shortly. Should have the money sometime in very early November. I'm waiting on a friend to get paid, and we'll be building them together. I'll be posting pictures of everything including a build log, so stay tuned!

June 27th, 2011: Got my job. Build was planned before this, working for just above minimum wage. Safeway sucks. biggrin.gif
Edited by frizkie - 11/12/11 at 8:28pm
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Looks pretty good. Do you really need the HT of the 2600K though? I strongly recommend doing research on that and figuring it out, because the 2500K is more or less the same otherwise, and much cheaper for someone on a budget.

Also, I strongly recommend spending the extra money on a PSU. Just do it, and never look back; you'll likely thank yourself later. I'd recommend the SeaSonic x750 for you. Gold plus, $20 more, and well, it's Seasonic.
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I'm pretty confident in grabbing the i7, it'll last me a tad longer and I think that the extra money justifies the HT ability.

As for the PSU, that looks like an awesome deal. Do you have a lot of experience with Seasonic? I know Corsair is essentially the one to go with in terms of Power Supplies but this looks too good to pass up.
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I wouldn't get the V8, it's an awful cooler imo. Get an H50.
     
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Looks pretty good. Do you really need the HT of the 2600K though? I strongly recommend doing research on that and figuring it out, because the 2500K is more or less the same otherwise, and much cheaper for someone on a budget.

Also, I strongly recommend spending the extra money on a PSU. Just do it, and never look back; you'll likely thank yourself later. I'd recommend the SeaSonic x750 for you. Gold plus, $20 more, and well, it's Seasonic.
Good call on the PSU. It'll last you long into your next build.

As for the CPU, I agree with Mookster on dropping to the 2500K. The extra money saved can be put towards a SSD for your OS. I have one, and tho its expensive, worth every penny for the snappyness of my comp.

Overall, gonna be a great build Add pics!
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Good call on the PSU. It'll last you long into your next build.

As for the CPU, I agree with Mookster on dropping to the 2500K. The extra money saved can be put towards a SSD for your OS. I have one, and tho its expensive, worth every penny for the snappyness of my comp.

Overall, gonna be a great build Add pics!
While I can't speak on that CPU's performance definitely seconded on the SSD.

The difference in responsiveness is very noticeable. 60gig if you can handle having only essential programs on it + a game or 3. 128 if you want most of your programs installed. You definitely won't regret it.
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I wouldn't get the V8, it's an awful cooler imo. Get an H50.
What experience do you have with it? I've seen great reviews on Newegg and I've done some research into it. I just pulled up the reviews on the H50 and I'm looking at people getting 5-10 degree differences when switching from the V8... Another question: What's the difference between these two? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rder=BESTMATCH

Can anyone else comment on the V8/H50 deal?

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As for the CPU, I agree with Mookster on dropping to the 2500K. The extra money saved can be put towards a SSD for your OS.
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Do you really need the HT of the 2600K though? I strongly recommend doing research on that and figuring it out, because the 2500K is more or less the same otherwise, and much cheaper for someone on a budget.
The main reason I see myself still getting the i7 would be the 33% larger cache in addition to the HT. It's obviously going to last me a few years, and I think that the extra cache, HT, and slightly large stock clocks would do me well in the future. I've done some research into the performance of each, and I (respectfully) think I'm going to stick with it.

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While I can't speak on that CPU's performance definitely seconded on the SSD.

The difference in responsiveness is very noticeable. 60gig if you can handle having only essential programs on it + a game or 3. 128 if you want most of your programs installed. You definitely won't regret it.
Exactly what I plan on doing. I'll be getting a 128 and running all my major programs on it. Can you provide any insight as to a good price to performance ratio for the drive? I've tried sticking to SATA III 6GB/sec, and this is the best deal I found:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148348
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Since your case is ideal for air cooling, you better want to invest in something like noctua NH D14 then a h50. Also the latest thermalright coolers are great on it. Won't recommen a zalman with that overclock.

Ya im sort against the watercooling, if you have good positieve airflow in your case it cools way better then a watersystem will en besides even watersystem needs to be aircooled. how ironic
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Yeah I'm kind of cautious about going to the H series. Supposedly the new H80 and H100's are coming out in August which is just about when I plan on building the rig, so we'll have to see some benchmarks. I'm going to look into Noctua coolers, from the time I've been here they look like they're champs. Gonna go browse newegg.

EDIT: Baaahhh, this Noctua D14 looks amazing. The fans look like utter **** but nothing that can't be replaced. I don't see the 1155 socket listed in the specs section, is there a secondary 1155 model or does it just work?

EDIT2: And obviously I haven't built anything before, but I can rotate the heatsink to push air towards the top exhaust, correct?
Edited by frizkie - 6/24/11 at 1:21pm
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Also waiting for the new Hydro serie of corsair, seems they did a bad job at beating an aircooler with this Hydro series. Mayby if they put a bigger pump in it and a longer radiator for more heat distribution. They will do wel wen mounten in the top of the haf x. if you fit in 2x 200mm fans
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