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Change out the RAM. 8GB is a good amount, and would be cheaper. Brands: G.Skill, Corsair (Vengeance), Mushkin.

Replace N-520 with CM Hyper 212+/Evo.

Change out the SSD for a Crucial M4, Samsung 830, or Corsair Performance Pro. 4K speeds are more important than sequential.

I have those fans. They work well, but can be a little loud.

Everything else is fine.
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the NZXT Havik is no better than the v6 gt, I suppose it comes down to personal preference between those two. If your not planning on overclocking to extreme levels the cooler master hyper 212+ is a good buy. and will hold a 4.5ghz overclock on your cpu (just)
For best air cooling solutions you want to look at the noctua nh-d14 or the Silver arrow. A simple all in one water cooling setup is a good choice aswell and keeps things neat and tidy like the corsair H60 or H70 thumb.gif

Thank you for the input but I fine with air cool. After you and multiple others I believe I will get away from the V6. I might just go with the Hyper N 520. I don't know why I didn't think of it before it has been a good cooler in my current system. Plus it's cheap so if I need something better down the road I won't be out much.
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x2 - MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB
Model #:N560GTX-Ti Twin Fr
You may wanna look into a 560ti 448 core, its basically a 570, so 1280mb of ram and such. Last week there was a couple deals on some 448 560's but at the moment i'm not seeing any.
More info on comparison:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1182330/560-ti-2gb-vs-560-ti-448
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120GB3A-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III - This will be used for the OS and one online game I do play.
Model #:CSSD-F120GB3A-BK
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-Force-3-vs-Force-GT-120-GB-Solid-State-Drive-Review/1367
Based on this review, the $10-$20 more it may cost is well worth upgrading to the Force GT.
(note: the Force GT is the drive i will be getting next week, altho in 60gb form)
Otherwise, very similar to the 3 builds Ive done the last 3 weeks for friends.

Like I said I did look at the 448 cores and thought I would go with the 2gb to save a little cash. Thank you much for the SSD input! Prices have been fluctuating so much I missed that one.
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If you are not doing alot of overclocking, you may also consider ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 motherboard, as it seems to have a bit more features (more expansion slots, bluetooth, z68 related extras, etc) at the cost of the thermal stuff. online prices seem to be a bit less for the z68 -assuming you dont have a discount or something. just throwing it out there, i dont have any experience with it, it was just the main board i was considering for my build before i had to choose a different option due to cost.

I will look into this a bit more. Like I said though I went with the Sabertooth because I know it is proving and tough board to boot. Some of the features you mentioned arn't that big of a deal, the bluetooth would be nice though. I will compare them when I get home. Thank you for the input.
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I recommend this board as well. Same price as P67 most of the time with more features.
And look into the 7970 GPU. single gpu will always be better and this is a solid card. And please don't say anything about drivers since they are fine since the 5xxx series.

Thank you but I am not interested in AMD/ATI. I understand that about a single GPU but I want to SLI. If not I would end up going with a 580 instead.
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i recomend any of these 3 asus boards over the sabertooth as some people on OCN have mentioned theats its not really an OCing mobo but some say it can NPS.. so im abit weary of it
*snip
Also you could look at Asus p8p67 boards aswell..
as for a cooler
noctua nh-d14 or the Silver arrow for air
a XSPC 750 Rasa kit for water if the case can fit it
other than that its a nice build thumb.gif

I will also compare those as well. Check out my CPU-Z I was able to easily OC on my Sabertooth. The mentioned coolers are a bit high. I would get a H60-70 instead but thanks for the input. One think I would like to point out again is I will OC at some point but just to see what I can do and then back it off. If I wanted to permanently OC my system I would get a cheaper CPU.
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Change out the RAM. 8GB is a good amount, and would be cheaper. Brands: G.Skill, Corsair (Vengeance), Mushkin.
Replace N-520 with CM Hyper 212+/Evo.
Change out the SSD for a Crucial M4, Samsung 830, or Corsair Performance Pro. 4K speeds are more important than sequential.
I have those fans. They work well, but can be a little loud.
Everything else is fine.

No, 8GB is not enough for what I do. I original had the M4 picked out but then seen the Corsair was also good and cheaper. This will be my first SSD purchase and I really want to get it right the first time. Either way though it will be faster then my HDD. smile.gif I think I will change that Hyper N 520 to the Evo. Why not all the reviews and feedback I have seen say it is good. Plus most OCN members can't complain.


Sorry for the double post...
Edited by newbrevolution - 2/2/12 at 12:52pm
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I will be doing next to no OC'ing, initially yes but once I see it works it will be backed off again.

Why on earth are you spending so much on a motherboard that's intended for extreme overclocking on water or phase? This is a gaming build, so free up some money to upgrade the video card and you'll end up with a faster rig. Grab a $100 motherboard and bump up your video card with the savings. You'll end up with a faster gaming rig for the same money. There's absolutely no reason that you need a Sabertooth for a gaming rig. I also wouldn't choose SLI off the bat with budget cards, but that's a personal choice I guess. I'd take a serious look at going with 1 faster card instead. You'll end up with less headaches and a more fluid gaming experience. Good luck with whatever you decide and have fun thumb.gif
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Why on earth are you spending so much on a motherboard that's intended for extreme overclocking on water or phase? This is a gaming build, so free up some money to upgrade the video card and you'll end up with a faster rig. Grab a $100 motherboard and bump up your video card with the savings. You'll end up with a faster gaming rig for the same money. There's absolutely no reason that you need a Sabertooth for a gaming rig. I also wouldn't choose SLI off the bat with budget cards, but that's a personal choice I guess. I'd take a serious look at going with 1 faster card instead. You'll end up with less headaches and a more fluid gaming experience. Good luck with whatever you decide and have fun thumb.gif

There are many reasons on why I go with the Sabertooth that are not limited to I have one in my other rig. I replaced a cheaper mobo with the x58 in Jango because of instability issues and it was impossible to OC even a little. So I guess that and I like that they are built tough. I may be switching though after I review the other suggestions by Stubass and AMC. But I am actually more curious about why you say SLI can be such a headache. If you could elaborate I may learn more. Also, I don't think 560 ti 2gb GPU's are "Budget" GPU's. Obviously not the most expensive but far from the cheapest. Either way there a lot faster then my 260 and 9800.
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Still. Don't get XMS3s. Those timings are atrocious. Same size and price, but CAS 10:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231489

The Force 3 is cheaper, but if you want to get it right, you would want to choose from the 3 I listed.
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Still. Don't get XMS3s. Those timings are atrocious. Same size and price, but CAS 10:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231489
The Force 3 is cheaper, but if you want to get it right, you would want to choose from the 3 I listed.

Sweet, that is the original memory kit I picked out but discovered they weren't going to work with the V6. I suppose now that I have been talked into the trying the Evo, thank you again by the way, I can get that kit. The Evo I believe is smaller then the V6...I will have to check on this.
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Do you need that much RAM? I know you say you do, but it may hold your overclock back a bit.

Just wondering.
post #19 of 21
212+ is what everyone will tell you for a reason. here: http://www.overclock.net/t/968053/official-the-sandy-stable-club-guides-voltages-temps-bios-templates-inc-spreadsheet

g skill is good/ etc keep your 16gb, any ddr3 1600+ ram is good.

448 core ti is the best bang/buck avail for gaming in your price bracket. next up is 570s/580s. for higher resolutions a 560 2gb may be good, ie > 1080p.

case is nice, anything from coolermaster is good, i love my case 690 II advanced.

your ssd could be a better choice as others already said. there are plenty of threads comparing SSDs, ill see if i can edit one in here later. here:seans ssd guide

btw im not a fan of corsair, glad to hear someone can buy products from them that work.
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I agree with the others that have recommended the Crucial M4 for an SSD. It's a very stable drive with great speed. I'd suggest staying away from any drives with SandForce drivers, like OCZ and some Corsairs as they have a history to be notoriously unstable. As Jollyburner ^^ said above, take a look at Sean's SSD guide. Sean Webster is the SSD god around here.

CM Hyper 212+/EVO is one the best, if not THE BEST, air cooler you can buy for under $40. Many have been able to take their chips to the limits of what is feasible with air-cooling with a 212+.

Corsair PSUs are gold.

RAM, I'd stay away from the XMS3 and get some Vengeance or some G-SKILLs.
     
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Intel i7 4790K MSI Z97M GAMING EVGA GeForce GTX 980TI Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Mushkin Blackline 16 GB 
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Crucial M550 M.2 SSD Western Digital Caviar Black Hitachi Ultrastar Crucial MX200 
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Corsair H80i Windows 10 Professional Dell Ultrasharp U2412M Corsair K70 
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Corsair AX760 Silverstone Sugo SG-10 Logitech G602 Steelseries gaming mousepad 
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Creative SoundBlaster Z Creative Aurvana Live! 2 
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Crucial M4 ASUS DVD burner Windows 7 Logitech K750 
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