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Hey guys,

I'm looking to build a new gaming rig soon and could use some advice for some of the parts. Here's what I've decided on so far:

Case: CoolerMaster HAF-X
Mobo: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula
Sound Card: Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series
Speakers: Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Digital Speaker System

I've also decided to get a SSD as a system drive and 2 Caviar Black in RAID0 for storage, but I really need some advice on the SSD. I figure 80GB is a minimum since it'll hold Win7 as well as a few games.
As far as the gfx card is concerned, I've set my sights on a 6970 from Sapphire but will wait until mid/late January, see if the Vapor-X ones are available by then.

Bottom line, I need advice about:
  • A nice SSD
  • 8GB of DDR3
  • A 1920x1200 LCD
  • A Blu-ray burner
  • A PSU (needs to be able to handle a CF of 6970, 80+ Gold preffered but not mandatory)
  • CPU cooling (I'll stick to air this time around, looking to oc the CPU to 4GHz)
  • Last but not least, a Phenom II X6 (please elaborate as to why it's a better choice than the others in your own mind)


P.S. Budget is not an issue.
Edited by eXe.Lilith - 12/22/10 at 1:55pm
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post #2 of 11
Sandy Bridge > X6 Rig

Cheaper, Faster, Overclock a lot higher
    
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Originally Posted by Jean-Luc View Post
Sandy Bridge > X6 Rig

Cheaper, Faster, Overclock a lot higher
Problem is that the person I'm building this rig for is an AMD fanboy so...
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by eXe.Lilith View Post
Problem is that the person I'm building this rig for is an AMD fanboy so...
Just tell him it's an Amd rig and order him the Sandy Bridge stuff.
    
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post #5 of 11
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Na I'd keep the Sandy Bridge for myself and give him my sig rig
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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by eXe.Lilith View Post
Na I'd keep the Sandy Bridge for myself and give him my sig rig
Even better idea
    
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post #7 of 11
I'd give theese components a thought

CPU: 1055t and give it a good 4ghz OC (cheaper than other x6'es and just as good overclocker, except it's not Black Edition)
CPU Coouling: Corsair A50/A70 or Cooler Master V8
RAM: 4x2gb Corsair XMS3/Dominator 1600 CL8
SSD: Corsair Force/Nova Series ~120 GB
PSU: Corsair HX850W or CM Silent Pro M850

i may look like a Corsair fan? good warranties tho ..
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2x250gb RAID0 + 1tb storage sony optiarc Windows 7 ultimate Benq G2420HD, Samsung LE40M87BDX 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x250gb RAID0 + 1tb storage sony optiarc Windows 7 ultimate Benq G2420HD, Samsung LE40M87BDX 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech g510 chieftec super series 750w In-Win Fanqua, mid-case Logitech G500 
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fucking awesome integrated audio caoch 
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post #8 of 11
I'm a big fan of the Noctua NH-D14. i built my friends rig w/ a 1090t and it stays under 37C full load @ 4.08 ghz. i have one in my sig rig as well but my B55 runs a lil hotter, at about 43C full load.

as for the other parts i'm not really knowledgeable enough to tell you what to get, just what i've used in the past and like
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WD black 1T noctua nh-d14 Win 7 64 Ultimate Samsung 27", LG 23" 
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CM SP 1200w, CM 750 Coolermaster Haf 932 
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post #10 of 11
How did you get a sandy bridge already?? I want ONE!!!!
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