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This is my second build. My first being a couple of months ago.. but I've got the itch and AMD just wasn't cutting it for me. My first build, I went with an XSPC Rasa750 kit. I was going to replace it until I broke my laptop, now I'll just reuse it. I have not ordered any parts yet, so I am open to suggestions.. however I have secured the 2700k through a friend, and the 6970 setup is set in stone as well due to the fact that I've already got one.



Parts:
Haf-X
2700k
Asrock p67 EXTREME4
2x Sapphire 6970
Corsair HX850 PSU
SSD
3x 24" LED monitors
or 32" Sony LED (Still trying to make up my mind on this)



Will be ordering parts today or tomorrow. This should be a fun build!
Edited by Tranquil - 10/31/11 at 5:05pm
post #2 of 20
Why not wait for Sandybridge-E?

Build looks solid though, I wish I had the willpower to put myself into building a fully watercooled system.
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^^^This or wait for Ivy Bridge.
    
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In my opinion, getting the 2700K over the 2600K is pretty much throwing away money if you'll be overclocking at all. The initial rumors that it will overclock better have largely been proven false. Save the cash and get a larger SSD!
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post #5 of 20
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I'm getting the 2700k for 300$ through a friend who ordered one and ended up selling the build off before it was delivered. BNIB so I'm sticking with that.
post #6 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tranquil View Post
I'm getting the 2700k for 300$ through a friend who ordered one and ended up selling the build off before it was delivered. BNIB so I'm sticking with that.
Sounds like a good deal then
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post #7 of 20
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Yeah, I was pretty stoked! I had a 2600k in my cart for a while.. but when he said he didn't want to go through the hassle of doing a return I jumped right on it.

As for the "Wait for ivy! Wait for SB-E!" -that's why I'm going with a 1155 & pci-e 3.0 board that's capable of SLI & Crossfire. I'm not interested in waiting. I'll upgrade down the road if it's worth it. If not, I'll be happy with this.
post #8 of 20
Following since you pm-ed me on youtube.
Let the lovely loop colour come
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post #9 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by l3p View Post
Following since you pm-ed me on youtube.
Let the lovely loop colour come
Glad to see you got the message I sent!

Like I told l3p, he's the reason I started modding. I've been watching his youtube channel for the last year or so and fell in love with the color scheme of the desk he built. I'd love to build something similar, but lack the welding skills.
post #10 of 20
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And I just dropped my laptop. Completely trashed it Looks like I'm going to be holding off on the liquid setup until tax time.. gotta have a new laptop for work. Editing my first post.

Just going to stick with my 750 kit and hope the cards do ok on air for a couple of months.
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