Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › About to purchase - Any final recommendations?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

About to purchase - Any final recommendations?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

Any last recommendations before I make my purchase?

Games I want to play (Max settings, 1920x1080)
- Battlefield 3
- Deus Ex
- Modern Warfare 3
- Diablo 3
- DOTA 2
- Counter Strike: Global Offensive

System

CPU - Intel Core i7-2600K - $314.99
GPU - EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 580 - $499.99
SSD - Crucial M4 128GB- $197.99
RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB- $51.99
PSU - SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold- $139.99
MOBO - ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) - $214.99
Case - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 - $159.99
Monitor - ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" - $179.00
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - $99.99
HSF -

- $89.95
TIM - Arctic Silver 5 - $12.98
Drive - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - $20.99

Total (Including shipping and rebates): $1957.80
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2600K ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 580 1536MB G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 128GB ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner Thermalright Silver Arrow Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms Filco Ninja Majestouch-2 104 Key Brown Switch SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G400 SteelSeries QcK Sony MDR-V6 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2600K ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 580 1536MB G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 128GB ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner Thermalright Silver Arrow Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms Filco Ninja Majestouch-2 104 Key Brown Switch SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G400 SteelSeries QcK Sony MDR-V6 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 4
Almost identical to what I have. I am extremely happy with my build. Get the 3GB GTX 580, then pull the trigger!

Maybe upgrade your PSU for SLI later down the road.
Baby Blue
(27 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600K OC ASUS P8P67 DELUXE EVGA GTX780 Dual Classified Hydro Copper 16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M500 960GB 1.5TB Western Digital ASUS 24X XSPC Raystorm CPU Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound Bitspower G1/4 1/2" 3/4" Compression fittings Bitspower Dual D5 Mod 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Black Ice SR1 480 Rad 2x Black Ice SR1 360 Rad Black Ice SR1 240 2x D5 Vario Pump - Koolance with Bitspower Blue... 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Phobya Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir FrozenQ Blue Helix Windows 7 64-bit 2 x 27" QX2710 @ 120Hz (2560x1440) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 Gaming Keyboard CORSAIR Gold AX1200i Case Labs TH10 Razer Naga 
AudioOther
Sennheiser PC 350 Scythe Kaze Q-12 5.25" Bay 12 Channel Fan Contr... 
  hide details  
Reply
Baby Blue
(27 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600K OC ASUS P8P67 DELUXE EVGA GTX780 Dual Classified Hydro Copper 16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M500 960GB 1.5TB Western Digital ASUS 24X XSPC Raystorm CPU Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound Bitspower G1/4 1/2" 3/4" Compression fittings Bitspower Dual D5 Mod 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Black Ice SR1 480 Rad 2x Black Ice SR1 360 Rad Black Ice SR1 240 2x D5 Vario Pump - Koolance with Bitspower Blue... 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Phobya Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir FrozenQ Blue Helix Windows 7 64-bit 2 x 27" QX2710 @ 120Hz (2560x1440) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 Gaming Keyboard CORSAIR Gold AX1200i Case Labs TH10 Razer Naga 
AudioOther
Sennheiser PC 350 Scythe Kaze Q-12 5.25" Bay 12 Channel Fan Contr... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 4
I would get the 2500k and spend the saved money on higher PSU in case you want to SLI 580s.

there wont be any difference between 2600k in games.

otherwise its a beast of a machine
The Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K 4.8ghz - 1.33v Asus P8P67 Pro Rev 3.1 MSI GTX460 Hawk Talon Attack 950mhz core 8GB Kingston HyperX Genesis 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB WD Cavair Black, 1TB WD Cavair Green LG Lightscribe DVD Writer, LG Blu-Ray Drive Windows 7 Pro x64 LG 22" lcd monitor (1680x1050) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Wireless Corsair HX650 Cooler Master CM690 Logitech Wireless Laser 
  hide details  
Reply
The Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K 4.8ghz - 1.33v Asus P8P67 Pro Rev 3.1 MSI GTX460 Hawk Talon Attack 950mhz core 8GB Kingston HyperX Genesis 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB WD Cavair Black, 1TB WD Cavair Green LG Lightscribe DVD Writer, LG Blu-Ray Drive Windows 7 Pro x64 LG 22" lcd monitor (1680x1050) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Wireless Corsair HX650 Cooler Master CM690 Logitech Wireless Laser 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 4
I don't know how budget sensitive this is, but it doesn't appear to be. My thoughts are as follows:

Here's some ideas to get a better value:

2500K+EVGA GTX580

$27 combo savings. 2500K is much better value as a gaming CPU.

PSU+MOBO
Apply promo code: PCP1010 (works with combo, I checked).
This is one of best PSUs money can buy. Great SLI capable MOBO too.

The case you wanted + windows
Save $5

G.Skill 1.35V 2x4GB 1600-9-9-9 kit
Lower voltage memory optional. (any decent 1600 kit will work, this is just an example of something kind of niftier)

Everything else in your build left the same, and the total is $1761 shipped before MIRs. You can send in for $90 worth of MIRs if you want to take the time.
Edited by mdocod - 10/13/11 at 8:07am
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 990X EVO R2.0 Sparkle GTX460 768MB ballistix tactical 2 x 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Toshiiba THNSNH 256GB Enterprise RE3 1TB Asus BD combo drive Artic A30 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
PowerCase
Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10-6800k 4.8GHZ @ 1.375V, 1.2GHZ iGPU Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI HD8670D Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate ST1000DM003 Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Zalman CNPS5X Linux Mint 15 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG IPS224V-PN Logitec K360 FSP 400W Aurum S 80+ gold Prodigy 
Mouse
logitec M235 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 990X EVO R2.0 Sparkle GTX460 768MB ballistix tactical 2 x 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Toshiiba THNSNH 256GB Enterprise RE3 1TB Asus BD combo drive Artic A30 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
PowerCase
Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10-6800k 4.8GHZ @ 1.375V, 1.2GHZ iGPU Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI HD8670D Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate ST1000DM003 Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Zalman CNPS5X Linux Mint 15 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG IPS224V-PN Logitec K360 FSP 400W Aurum S 80+ gold Prodigy 
Mouse
logitec M235 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › About to purchase - Any final recommendations?