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Possible i7 build, what do you think of this build:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=20678768
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A few things:

Why the F4 500gb drive? Why not get the F3 drive which is cheaper and faster?

CoolerMaster PSU? For that price you could easily get a Corsair, Seasonic, etc that are higher quality.

I have nothing against the Antec 900, I think it is a good little case, others may disagree.

If I think of anything else Ill repost.
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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post
Possible i7 build, what do you think of this build:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=20678768
I like it.

Though with that speaker system I highly doubt that you will notice a sound quality difference using an X-Fi soundcard vs. onboard. If you use a headset(non USB) sometimes for gaming then this would be the only case where you will notice a real difference. Otherwise it seems like a waste of $100 to me.

And as far as the H70 goes, you will probably get better cooling out of a Noctua NH-D14 for like $5 cheaper. You shouldn't really consider the H70 a true water cooler as it doesn't cool like a custom loop. It cools more like a high end air cooler, but there are some air coolers (the Noctua NH-D14 and Thermalright Silver Arrow) that will cool a little bit better. The H70 is overpriced just because it is technically a hydro cooler.

Overall though it is a VERY high end build and will last you quite a while I am sure. If you feel like waiting a little less than 20 days you might want to wait until Sandy Bridge comes out for better performance or probably a better price on that i7 950. Just my though.
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Originally Posted by lithgroth007 View Post
A few things:

Why the F4 500gb drive? Why not get the F3 drive which is cheaper and faster?

CoolerMaster PSU? For that price you could easily get a Corsair, Seasonic, etc that are higher quality.

I have nothing against the Antec 900, I think it is a good little case, others may disagree.

If I think of anything else Ill repost.
Its a F4 2 gig that even though its 5400 rpm its only a little slower than a F3
But at $100 its cheaper than 2x F3 1TB

I'll look into the PSU and other suggestions.

Changed PSU to Seasonic and the cooler to a Noctua

Any other suggestiosn??
Edited by CravinR1 - 12/23/10 at 12:05pm
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Quote:
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Its a F4 2 gig that even though its 5400 rpm its only a little slower than a F3
But at $100 its cheaper than 2x F3 1TB

I'll look into the PSU and other suggestions.

Changed PSU to Seasonic and the cooler to a Noctua

Any other suggestiosn??
Now its perfect.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-368-_-Product

Go for the 875k. Great for OCing and for that amount of money, you might as well do water cooling
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Originally Posted by cxw22 View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-368-_-Product

Go for the 875k. Great for OCing and for that amount of money, you might as well do water cooling
For SLI, X58 has an architectural advantage. So he'd probably be better off going 1366.
Edited by Airolden - 12/23/10 at 8:45pm
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post #8 of 23
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For SLI, X58 has an architectural advantage.
He linked to the i7 875k a 1156 processor

And I don't prefer water cooling
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The only thing I would change would be instead of getting the 2tb drive get two Samsung F3 1tb for just under $60 from Amazon and set up a nice RAID 0 which will blow that 5400 rpm drive away. I'm not sure about the sound card and speakers but everything else looks solid to me.
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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post
Possible i7 build, what do you think of this build:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=20678768
please change those speakers i have used them personally and they suck otherwise ur rig seems to br pretty solid.....
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