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Obviously, I'm new to Overclock.net, so hey!

I recently decided to build a new desktop after going years without one. A laptop is much more functional in college! But, back to the point. I've been following what's been going on, and this is the build I've decided on for now. Any critique would be much appreciated as I'm trying to find faults in my build or unnecessary things. I'm looking to buy everything in November!

I'll be using this for gaming (obviously), PS, LR3, Ill, encoding, and some folding for fun! I'll be using a 1980x1200 as a main monitor, and a 1680x1050 side monitor for other stuff.

UPDATED PARTS LIST:

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (4 x 4GB)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Hard Drive: Corsair Force Series GT 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB Video Card
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer
Monitor: Dell U2410 24.0" Monitor
Keyboard: DAS Pro Silent


OLD PARTS LIST:

-2600k (to be OC'ed)
-H100 CPU cooler
-ASRock Z68 Extreme4 [If you rec another MOBO, it must have at least 1 esata port]
-Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1600 (4x4gb modules)
-2x 1TB Spinpoints (SATA III) (RAID 1 config)[Not sure about these due to the recent flooding]
-180GB Corsair Force Series GT SSD [This necessary? I'll be using it for the boot volume and the scratch disk. Is the high write speed worth the cost since I'll be using it as a scratch disk as well?]
-EVGA Superclocked GTX 580 1.5GB [Enough VRAM, right?]
-Corsair 650D Case
-Seasonic X750 Gold PSU
-AsusBC-12B1ST BD drive [I have no idea what BD drive is best. I probably won't write to BD media, but I have a lot of BD media to encode!]

-Dell U2410 Monitor
-DASKeyboard Pro Silent
-Mouse: ?
Edited by aseabass - 10/25/11 at 11:28am
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post #2 of 29
That list looks darn near perfect. I'm also not sure about the HDDs and SSD, but Crucial's M4 is the most commonly recommended SSD these days.
post #3 of 29
Looks like a good build to me. You might not need the SSD to be so large, depending on how much scratch space you need (maybe 120GB?), but I don't have much experience with that sort of thing.

Also, take a look at the Extreme4 Gen3, it'll help make your system a little more future-proof.
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post #4 of 29
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Originally Posted by t-ramp View Post
That list looks darn near perfect. I'm also not sure about the HDDs and SSD, but Crucial's M4 is the most commonly recommended SSD these days.
The spinpoints from what I have heard are a good balance between price/performance/reliability, but with the flooding in Thailand, I'm not sure if I can buy them anymore. They went from $60 each to $130 and sold out in days. May have to look for a new drive, or only buy one until everything recovers in 2012.

As for the SSD choice, I'll be partitioning the drive in 2 sections. 1 main section and a 10-20GB section for the scratch disk. As for size, I feel like 64 is definitely too small, and 120 is just barely enough. Aren't most AAA titles like BF3 and such using gbs and gbs of space?
Edited by aseabass - 10/25/11 at 7:51am
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post #5 of 29
Right. The F3s are indeed rather highly regarded, although to be honest I think a bit overrated. I haven't been keeping up on HDD prices, so I can't comment on that...
post #6 of 29
i would recommend you Asus P8Z68 series mobo not sure about esata but its a great mobo for overclock your system as well as in terms of quality also
    
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post #7 of 29
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Originally Posted by sanket779292 View Post
i would recommend you Asus P8Z68 series mobo not sure about esata but its a great mobo for overclock your system as well as in terms of quality also
I'll have to check, but I definitely want esata, I have a bunch of externals that I want to daisychain with esata as the hub connection.
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post #8 of 29
if you want to buy an ssd then go for ocz vertex3, it has great speed and there is no use of an ssd if it is not surprisingly fast
    
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post #9 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by aseabass View Post
The spinpoints from what I have heard are a good balance between price/performance/reliability, but with the flooding in Thailand, I'm not sure if I can buy them anymore. They went from $60 each to $130 and sold out in days. May have to look for a new drive, or only buy one until everything recovers in 2012.

As for the SSD choice, I'll be partitioning the drive in 2 sections. 1 main section and a 10-20GB section for the scratch disk. As for size, I feel like 64 is definitely too small, and 120 is just barely enough. Aren't most AAA titles like BF3 and such using gbs and gbs of space?
Your right the spinpoints are very well recommended and for a 1tb drive they are very quick indeed.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/sto...-1tb-review/10

Your build is great, with good high end parts i see no problem with anything atall.
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Looks good, though I personally don't like vengeance ram due to the design. haha
     
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