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In the past few days i stumbled across about $1500 so I decided I would try a sandy bridge build. I know bulldozer is coming out but it from what I heard its not very impressive and the new ivy bridge processors are going to be backwards compatible with sandy bridge anyways so I always have room for improvement. Anyways, this is what I've come up with.

Sabertooth P67 $220
i7 2600k $320
8gb G.Skill sniper ram $65
OCZ 700W psu $100
GTX 560ti $230
Kingston 64GB SSD $75
Windows 7 $100
Samsung Blu-Ray drive $65
Asus 24" Monitor $200

I will be re-using the mouse, keyboard and other randoms from my old build. Tell me what you think.
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post #2 of 14
I honestly think you have done just fine. I wouldnt know about bulldozer not being impressive enough until some real benchies come out for it though. other than that
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Unless you are an editor of HD video, get the i5 2500k instead.
post #4 of 14
Are you also reusing the hard drive from your old computer? Because a single 64GB SSD is not going to be enough.
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Originally Posted by kz26 View Post
Are you also reusing the hard drive from your old computer? Because a single 64GB SSD is not going to be enough.
Yes, my W.D 1tb is going into my new rig along with my h20 620 and I'm also going to be using my NZXT phantom for this build. I'll just shove the remains of my old build into my gamma.
Edited by MartynRE - 7/29/11 at 7:23am
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post #6 of 14
Save a hundred bucks by going 2500k and get a bit better PSU. Not that OCZ is bad, but if you want to go sli later, get something a bit beefier.
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Unless you are an editor of HD video, get the i5 2500k instead.
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post #8 of 14
Good advice about the CPU switch above.
Do you actually plan on using the BD drive? If, not then don't bother. Really no need for optical media these days.

You should also link the actual monitor and PSU. Unless you plan on SLI, you'd be more than fine with a 650W PSU. Any from this list is ok.
http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html
XFX one for $70 AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207014

If you do, then grab a 750W. A great deal ATM is the Antec HCG 750W for $70 AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371049

I'd also go for a larger SSD:
Win 7 20gb
Basic apps 10gb

Unless you do lots of tweaking
System restore- 5gb
Page file- 4gb
Hibernation support -2gb
Unless you junction- games install/save lots of stuff onto main drive-
so another 2-4gb.
Temp files and other stuff that builds up over time-~2gb after a few months
Spare space to maintain SSd performance- SF1200 12% of total space or 7.7gb

total before games:50-56gb. Remember also, that a 64gb is actually ~59gb of usable space.

So yea, stuff adds up fast. 64gb means basically, 1 game or CS5 and no games. I'd use savings from above to upgrade to a 80 gb ssd.
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post #9 of 14
I think everyone is overlooking the most important question...

Where do you live?
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Originally Posted by MartynRE View Post
In the past few days i stumbled across about $1500...
because I wouldn't mind doing a little stumbling there...


...and now back to our regularly scheduled topic...

I have a BR burner, and haven't used it once for an actual BR disk, so unless you have a specific reason to get it, I would save the money and get a regular DVD burner.

Unless you have a definite need for the 2600K, I would go for the 2500K.

You could take the extra $$'s saved and upgrade your SSD to a larger size as recommended. I only have about 27GB used on mine, but I have no games at all on there, so I can see where you would want to have a little more than 64Gb.

If you don't feel the need for a bigger SSD, you could put the money towards another monitor or save up for Ivy Bridge.

Just my 2c worth...hope it helps,

Rich
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post #10 of 14
+1 on the 2500k, With the money saved go for a better graphics card. I also think the xfx pro 650w unit to be better than the ocz 700w. The xfx pro is made by seasonic and is known to a very reliable unit.

You could also upgrade to a hans g 28" monitor for $60 more, They are very well recommended on new egg
Edited by Chewy - 7/29/11 at 11:03am
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