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I'm still on a core2duo, and it's high time I upgraded. I'm keeping my Antec 902 case, Corsair 750w PSU, my drives, and my XFX 5870 graphics card, though I plan on a new boot drive in the near future, and maybe a new GPU for my birthday if I'm lucky. Anyway, here is what I'm looking at buying:

Intel Core i7-2600K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
ASUS P8P67 DELUXE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131701
Kingston HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104169

Any input on those choices is welcome, I'm looking to give myself great gaming performance in the years to come, with some room to overclock, and my budget is around $600-700. I'm also looking for input on what to pick out for CPU cooling. I was thinking of getting the Corsair H60 closed loop water cooling unit, but I really don't want to have to re-direct the other fans in my case to compensate for having a rear intake fan, since the 902 isn't really set up for that to be easy without losing the filtered intake fans, which were a major reason I bought the case in the first place. I'm considering the ones listed below, any suggestions or further options would be much appreciated.

ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118074
COOLER MASTER V8 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055
Noctua NH-D14 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018
Thermaltake CLP0575 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106178
post #2 of 18
what do you mostly use your pc for? gaming, folding, benching, etc...
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Mostly gaming. I've dabbled in folding and may do so again.
post #4 of 18
if you can hold out and get a I73770K Ivy bridge cpu with a z77 mobo or the I53570K and with a x63 multplyier IMO its worth the wait thumb.gif
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post #5 of 18
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How much more is that likely to cost me?
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Originally Posted by Delphinus View Post

How much more is that likely to cost me?

Ivy CPUs are supposed to be the same price as their SB "counterpart" so 2600K and 3770K will be $330.
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Originally Posted by Fooxz View Post

Ivy CPUs are supposed to be the same price as their SB "counterpart" so 2600K and 3770K will be $330.

poretty much this, they should be arround the same tho you might find some bargins on SB cpus once Ivy bridge is released.. thumb.gif
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post #8 of 18
if your not folding really and just mostly gaming get a 2500k (or ivy bridge equal) you wont need the hyper threading for games really (so figure 230 for cpu)

Then ram go http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144 you wont need 16gb for gaming, put the extra 50 bucks towards cooling

Board wise wait to see the new z77 chipset coming out with the ivy bridge. Figure 220 for a good board

Let see:
CPU- 220
Ram- 50
MOBO- 220

about 500 rounding up

Get the water cooling kit man, you wont regret it

H60- 80
then you can get a small SSD for boot drive- 120

Theres a 700 build build smile.gif
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post #9 of 18
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So, if I get the Corsair h60, do I really need to convert my front case fans to exhaust, or could I just flip my side case fan around and rely on it and the large fan at the top of my case for exhaust?
post #10 of 18
no just use the fan on the rad to exhaust

or you could get the h80 and then its a push pull config
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