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post #1 of 24
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Ok, so I figured I'd ask here before I started spending money. smile.gif

I'm looking to build a new rig. I've got a couple of components, but the only one I know for sure I'm keeping is my HX850 modular. I also have a p67 motherboard (Asrock extreme4 gen 3) but I'm not sure if I want to update to a better platform or not.

One big thing I'm focusing on is watercooling. I'm going to be getting a 600t (I like a challenge, and love the way the white looks!) I'm going to be spending at least 300$ on watercooling. I'm budgeting myself 1700$.

With that budget, including watercooling, what would be the best bang for my buck? Keep the p67 and go with an older generation i7, or upgrade to a new i7 and cut my graphics budget? I want at least one 670 if not a 7970.


Thanks so much!


Eric
post #2 of 24
stick with the p67mobo and 2700k cpu and put your money into the gpus.
post #3 of 24
Going from the 2700K to the 3770K really isn't all that compelling of an upgrade. The money it would take to do that could certainly be redirected somewhere else that gives more bang for the buck.
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post #4 of 24
Assuming you keep the motherboard and CPU, here's what I would recommend:
I'm assuming you meant custom-loop watercooling, as closed-loop can be had for $100.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ewko

For watercooling, I need to know what your motherboard is, but for CPU and VGA blocks as well as tubes and fittings, go with EK.
post #5 of 24
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I've never been that impressed with EK. For CPU, I was thinking raystorm.

I no longer have the 2700k. I'd be buying a new processor either way.
post #6 of 24
Wait for Haswell or IB-E. You'll be facepalming yourself when they come out, I am now and I got my 3770K last July. The 1155 platform is dead, so I'd recommend the upgrade when it comes out. Otherwise, your only other option is AMD or LGA2011 or buying a 3770K right now and slapping your forehead in five months. Save yourself the pain.
post #7 of 24
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Wait 5 months? I'm good.
post #8 of 24
Thread Starter 
So far, I think I'm going to go with....


Switch 810 Case (White)
500GB Barricuda (Buying an SSD shortly, samsung 810 for sure)
EVGA 670 (Reference)
Mushkin Ridgeback 8gb
Gigabyte Z77 Mobo
3570k
Rasa RX360 Raystorm kit (d5 variant)
Koolance GPU block


Thoughts?
post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by Tranquil View Post

So far, I think I'm going to go with....


Switch 810 Case (White)
500GB Barricuda (Buying an SSD shortly, samsung 810 for sure)
EVGA 670 (Reference)
Mushkin Ridgeback 8gb
Gigabyte Z77 Mobo
3570k
Rasa RX360 Raystorm kit (d5 variant)
Koolance GPU block


Thoughts?

Your disappointment when you see Haswell and IB-E don't have heat issues.

Other than that, looks find to me. Seriously, keep in mind that the next iteration is LGA1150, and your current processor nor motherboard use those.
post #10 of 24
Thread Starter 
I'm liquid cooling on a d5 with a thick radiator, not that concerned about heat issues. I didn't have an issue with SB heat, and they were hotter than ivy.


When it comes time to upgrade, I'm sure I'll sell these components and do so. But when it comes to not having a computer, waiting 5 months isn't an option for me! smile.gif
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