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Hi there, I am planning on building myself a computer in a few months and was putting together a few builds. both are right around the same price, one is based on the i7-960 and the other on the i7-2600k.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=16731312

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=13316531

let me know what you think, and which one i should get
    
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The 2600k will overclock better and be a little faster so I would go with that. I would also find a different keyboard, you are paying a lot for name on that.
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post #3 of 30
go for 2600k
less heat outout and higher OCs

although if you dont plan to video encode much then 2500k will be fine.

only thing I would change is the heatsink, get a CM Hyper 212+ if your on a budget or Noctua D14 otherwise.
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post #4 of 30
Sandy bridge for sure. Or bulldozer when it comes out...
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I personally don't like the Frio cooler, If you can afford a Noctua NH-D14 that's ideally one of the best coolers if you plan on overclocking.

And the Black 8GB Ripjaws X series ram is a bit expensive... You can get 16gb ripjaws for $130ish.
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Originally Posted by Trifecta Smoke View Post
I personally don't like the Frio cooler, If you can afford a Noctua NH-D14 that's ideally one of the best coolers if you plan on overclocking.

And the Black 8GB Ripjaws X series ram is a bit expensive... You can get 16gb ripjaws for $130ish.
The frio, silver arrow, and d14 will perform pretty similarly, according to benchmarks. I personally have the D14, and can vouch for its quality, but the others will work fine as well.

I also suggest changing the ram, that version of the ripjaws x is very expensive.

If you are spending that much money, you might as well throw down for a mechanical keyboard. Das, filco, ducky, look it up.

EDIT: 2600k is my vote btw.
Edited by Grief - 8/9/11 at 3:01pm
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post #7 of 30
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so would this ram work?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231445

I don't know much about overclocking yet, but once i get the computer i plan on getting into it. I was looking at that keyboard because i really want a silent keyboard without spending a fortune. are there any good ones?

Would it be better to get the NH-D14 or the Thermalright Silver Arrow?

Also, should i go up to the 750w or 850w power supply?
Edited by jabroni - 8/9/11 at 3:08pm
    
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post #8 of 30
yes that ram is fine
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post #9 of 30
All the low profile keyboard are going to be the same as far as typing is concerned, you can get one for $20 that just doesn't have the logitech branding on it.
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Jabroni, use this promo code to get the haf x for 170 after rebate.
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