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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Processor: Intel Core i7 2600k (Got From Microcenter)
Batch #: L039B214
Heatsink: Megahalems? Not sure yet

Motherboard: Asus PS67 Pro

RAM: G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB)

Case: Cooler Master HAF X (Ordered 1/5/2011) (Received)
Fans: Undecided?

Monitor: 2x Asus VH242H
- Already own one

Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series AX850 850W (Ordered 1/6/11) (Recieved)

Sound Card: Creative PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series Sound Card

NIC Card: VisionTek Bigfoot Killer 2100 Gaming Network Card

Graphics Card: 2x EVGA GTX 470
- Already have one

Mouse: Logitech MX518
- Already Own

Keyboard: Logitech G15
- Already Own

Headset: Logitech G35
- Already Own


Hopefully I'm not forgetting anything, but this is what I've decided on, but I'm always open up too suggestions and criticism.
Edited by xXxALLANxXx - 1/13/11 at 8:35am
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post #2 of 18
Thread Starter 
HDD: 1 Western Digitial Caviar Black 640, 500 and 1TB for backups and other junk. Forgot about this part.
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post #3 of 18
Why not go SB? i've Read and heard all this hype about SB ^_^ so i reckon it is that good

*im not really familiar with intel stuff and which processor is good or what so my apologies for being too daft if you have a good reason why you're not going SB :'(*
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post #4 of 18
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post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
Ordered HAF X, hopefully give me sometime to check out what I plan on modding wise.
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post #6 of 18
I agree wait for 2500K/2600K.

As for cooler if you're going air, get the noctua dh-14, only go for the megahalems if you're going for looks, and if so get the super mega version (e.g http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11..._Hot_Item.html) and choose your fans carefully (search for the well dressed megahalems thread)

I'd also suggest the raven RV02 case for air cooling as it rotates the mobo allowing better vertical air flow, however you already bought a case so whatevs.

Go for the indigo xtreme TIM and don't forget to lap both cpu and heatsink.

Personally I wouldn't bother with buying a "gaming" NIC rather than using onboard, but hey thats me.
     
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AX1200 CaseLabs TX10-D + Pedestal Razer DeathAdder 
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Crucial M4 DT 5Noz, Koolance Full Cover GPU blocks, EK ful... Win 7 64 bit Pro Dell U3011 + 2005WFP 
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post #7 of 18
Also get an SSD if you can afford it.
Edited by stren - 1/5/11 at 6:24pm
     
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2xX25-E Raid 0, 1xC300 128GB, + Mechanicals DT 5Noz, EK full cover GPU blocks, EK full cove... RHEL 5.5 WS Dell U3011 + 2005WFP Portrait 
PowerCaseMouse
AX1200 CaseLabs TX10-D + Pedestal Razer DeathAdder 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3930K@4.8 Rampage IV Extreme GTX580 3GB Tri SLI, GTX460 FizzyX 16GB Samsung SuperOverclockingTiny DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 DT 5Noz, Koolance Full Cover GPU blocks, EK ful... Win 7 64 bit Pro Dell U3011 + 2005WFP 
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EVGA NEX1500 CaseLabs TX10-D + Pedestal Logitech G5 Razer Goliathus 
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Asus Essence One 
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i7-3930k @ 4.?GHz Rampage IV Extreme 2x 8800GT 32GB Dominator GT 2133 CL9 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2xX25-E Raid 0, 1xC300 128GB, + Mechanicals DT 5Noz, EK full cover GPU blocks, EK full cove... RHEL 5.5 WS Dell U3011 + 2005WFP Portrait 
PowerCaseMouse
AX1200 CaseLabs TX10-D + Pedestal Razer DeathAdder 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3930K@4.8 Rampage IV Extreme GTX580 3GB Tri SLI, GTX460 FizzyX 16GB Samsung SuperOverclockingTiny DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 DT 5Noz, Koolance Full Cover GPU blocks, EK ful... Win 7 64 bit Pro Dell U3011 + 2005WFP 
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post #8 of 18
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Ok so I'm looking at the i7 2600k, should I go with the EVGA P67, the board looks really small for SLI cards and I heard theres very small space for aftermarket heatsinks?
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post #9 of 18
Not sure what's best, it's still so new - they managed to get the megahalems with one fan on with the maximus IV extreme, maybe best to avoid the noctua dh14:

http://www.techreaction.net/2011/01/...p67-part-12/2/

You could use the corsair H70 if you're worried.
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930k @ 4.?GHz Rampage IV Extreme 2x 8800GT 32GB Dominator GT 2133 CL9 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2xX25-E Raid 0, 1xC300 128GB, + Mechanicals DT 5Noz, EK full cover GPU blocks, EK full cove... RHEL 5.5 WS Dell U3011 + 2005WFP Portrait 
PowerCaseMouse
AX1200 CaseLabs TX10-D + Pedestal Razer DeathAdder 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3930K@4.8 Rampage IV Extreme GTX580 3GB Tri SLI, GTX460 FizzyX 16GB Samsung SuperOverclockingTiny DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 DT 5Noz, Koolance Full Cover GPU blocks, EK ful... Win 7 64 bit Pro Dell U3011 + 2005WFP 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA NEX1500 CaseLabs TX10-D + Pedestal Logitech G5 Razer Goliathus 
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Asus Essence One 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930k @ 4.?GHz Rampage IV Extreme 2x 8800GT 32GB Dominator GT 2133 CL9 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2xX25-E Raid 0, 1xC300 128GB, + Mechanicals DT 5Noz, EK full cover GPU blocks, EK full cove... RHEL 5.5 WS Dell U3011 + 2005WFP Portrait 
PowerCaseMouse
AX1200 CaseLabs TX10-D + Pedestal Razer DeathAdder 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3930K@4.8 Rampage IV Extreme GTX580 3GB Tri SLI, GTX460 FizzyX 16GB Samsung SuperOverclockingTiny DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 DT 5Noz, Koolance Full Cover GPU blocks, EK ful... Win 7 64 bit Pro Dell U3011 + 2005WFP 
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EVGA NEX1500 CaseLabs TX10-D + Pedestal Logitech G5 Razer Goliathus 
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post #10 of 18
whats the diference in the 2500/2600 and the k versions?
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