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My 2600$ Christmas Build ; Including Monitor + 6990 + Speaker Setup (Advice)

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I've been waiting a very long time for this and I figured Christmas would be the perfect time to put my money into a great gaming PC!
I would like to start off by saying this is only my second or third real build , so any bits of advice would be much appreciated. Let's get right into the hardware.

Case : HAF X 942 Blue Edition http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119239 I wanted an awesome full tower , the looks and the company persuaded me.

CPU : i7 2600k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070 Changed from a 2500k.

GPU : MSI 6990 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127574 The 590 and 6990 are pretty much overkill for now , but I happen to LOVE overkill. I want to eventually run eyefinity anyways.

Mobo : Gigabyte Z68 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128512 Combo deal with the 2500k on newegg.

RAM : 8GB Ripjaws 2133 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231468 Dropped down from 16gb

PSU : Thermaltake Toughpower 1200w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153145 (This is coming out of my old rig)

SSD : Crucial M4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442 Boot drive and games.

HDD : 2x 300GB Velociraptors in Raid0 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136802 (This is coming out of my old rig , should I keep these or go with a new HDD setup?)

CPU Cooling : Noctua DH-14 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018

Speakers : Corsair SP2500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836852001 I already have a pretty decent 2.1 speaker setup , but i have been wanting these bad boys for awhile now.

Monitor : Three Asus 23" LED http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236117 How will these look in Eyefinity??

KB : Razer Anansi http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823114016 I have my Naga , now I need my Anansi for World of Warcraft ! !

How does the build look everyone? Keep in mind this is for gaming and gaming only.

Changed a lot of stuff from the original build guys , how does it look now ?
Edited by Duece22 - 11/25/11 at 4:54pm
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post #2 of 18
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And not one single link is working ; hmmm . editing time :/
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post #3 of 18
I'd go for less RAM ( 8g, pure gaming after all) and a bigger ssd.
But looks like a nice rig.

Also, I'd keep the 2500k if it's just for gaming as well.
    
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if u have micro center near by

i5 2500k with asus p8z68-v pro mobo is $349.00
8gb of ram is more than enough
cpu cooler : noctua nh-d14, h80 got nothing on it.
590 gtx
1200w psu is overkill, unless ur going to sli even than i think you only need 1000 watts. i am not exactly sure on that.
don't like the case, get HAF , much better !


keep the screen, keep the hdd.
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post #5 of 18
Unfortunately the case is not worth the price. A HAF 932 or Corsair Carbide 500r would be much better choices in terms of customization, cable management, and buid quality.

I would get a bigger SSD and lower GB ram to adjust the cost for the SSD.

HDD's are super expensive right now and I would advise you to keep your Hard Drives.

Other than that, all good!
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I do like the HAF 932 , if it's better for cable management I will for sure get that case instead.
What would be an SSD you guys would recommend?
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Updated the case !
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Question..

Why would you spend that much buying all the top of the line stuff from last year when all this new tech is literally right around the corner? If you waited this long, you should wait a little bit longer and have the latest and greatest for your penny, that's just my opinion of coarse. wink.gif
    
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post #9 of 18
I'd look into a Crucial M4, Corsair Force 3s or Intel (5xx?) SSDs (OCZ are not bad either, but I find them more expensive where I get my parts so it might be different for you. Something else also drives me away from OCZ but I'm not sure what...headscratch.gif)

You will definitely want a 120/128GB one thumb.gif ESPECIALY if you are planing to install more games than Minesweeper tongue.gif

As said many times, unless you really need all that RAM, 8GB is enough smile.gif

As for the 300GB Raptors, they;ll do great. There's not much point in buying new HDDs at the price they are now if you already have other drives to use smile.gif

(I also agree with the above poster. If you can wait a bit, Nvidia 5xx Card prices will rocket down for AMDs new cards. (As far as I know, Nvidia are delayed? confused.gif) and they'll have to lower prices if they want to keep some of the market.
AMD prices will decrease too, but you can also get your hands on some newer tech if you prefer that thumb.gif


EDIT: If you don't do any Video editing, ect, your much better with a 2500k
It's the sweet spot for gaming smile.gif
Edited by GAZ_MAN_432 - 11/24/11 at 6:45pm
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i'd wait for the 7xxx series
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