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CPU:i7 2600k w/ Hyper 212+ cooler

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Memory:8 GB G Skill Ripjaw 2133

Hard Drive:120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 and 2 TB WD Caviar Black

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Ditch the 212+ for a Xigmatek GAIA if you want the same performance but much less noise.

Spend less on the case and more on the video card.

The Corsair PSU is probably overpriced like every other Corsair PSUs.
    
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Very nice build but I have a couple comments.

First off, do you need a 2600K? You won't notice any real performance boost unless you're doing heavy encoding to make use of its power like video editing, image processing, etc. For gaming and regular use a 2500k is the way to go.

For the SSD, vertex 3s have proven to be very unreliable in their firmware and support from OCZ. I would ditch that and go with a Corsair 128gb M4. Same price, similar performance but much more reliability (also sata3 compatible).

And finally, for your rig a 650w psu is enough. Go with a modular hx650w and it will save you a huge headache versus nonmodular TX! 650w is enough for slightly 560tis and moderate overclocking.
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Originally Posted by fstop View Post
Very nice build but I have a couple comments.

First off, do you need a 2600K? You won't notice any real performance boost unless you're doing heavy encoding to make use of its power like video editing, image processing, etc. For gaming and regular use a 2500k is the way to go.

For the SSD, vertex 3s have proven to be very unreliable in their firmware and support from OCZ. I would ditch that and go with a Corsair 128gb M4. Same price, similar performance but much more reliability (also sata3 compatible).

And finally, for your rig a 650w psu is enough. Go with a modular hx650w and it will save you a huge headache versus nonmodular TX! 650w is enough for slightly 560tis and moderate overclocking.
All this stuff has already shipped, but in retrospect I probably should have gone with a different SSD and a modular PSU. Oh well. The 2600k is basically for bragging rights because all my friends have them. The price difference is negligible at this point haha.
    
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The Corsair PSU is probably overpriced like every other Corsair PSUs.
Not that one $100 w/ promo. $85 after MIR. Pretty good right there.
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Originally Posted by Delphin View Post
All this stuff has already shipped, but in retrospect I probably should have gone with a different SSD and a modular PSU. Oh well. The 2600k is basically for bragging rights because all my friends have them. The price difference is negligible at this point haha.
Ah I see. What did you mean by suggestions for setup? Like how to build it?
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Get a HX650W. Don't bother with a BD rom, spend the money on a better GPU. PX2370 is a good fast response monitor (I have it), pretty much the fastest TN panel I have used with very good color accuracy, but it is rather expensive. Check out cheaper monitors before deciding on it. You sure you need 2 Tb of Black? Get a 1Tb black first.

Get a Crucial m4, pretty sure fstop didn't mean Corsair M4 60Gb (its enough for boot). And as aforementioned, get a 2500, if you are not going to be doing 3D rendering/photo editing/video encoding 24/7. Save the money for a better GPU, or get ready for Ivy Bridge.
    
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Must agree, that somehow, the 212+ turned out to be quite noisy redface.gif
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The build is FINE, except the Vertex 3. had to RMA 3 of them due to failing in the first week. fantastic speeds while it lasted but not stable. if it fails within the RMA period i HIGHLY recommend the Crucial C300 or the Crucial M4. Very stable and Fast

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