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Cooler Master HAF X
Corsair AX 850W 80+ GOLD
Razer Destructor Mouse Pad
Sennheiser PC-360 Gaming Headset
Razer Naga
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 570 1280MB
Noctua NH-U12P SE2
Intel Core i7 2600K 3,4GHz
Corsair 8GB (2x4096MB) 1600MHz XMS3
Corsair SSD Force Series 120GB 2.5"
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ
Asus P8P67 PRO
Samsung SH-S223C 22X DL Black
Dell UltraSharp U2311H 23" Wide

= ~2200 euros

Is it a decent setup? Please let me know your opinions on my build and what to change.

Mostly going to use it for gaming, which is WoW most of the time, but also some FPS (Black Ops/CoD) sometimes, and of course abit of video recording/work.

I also plan to overclock it, would like 4.5 GHz atleast. Will it be possible?

I could switch the cooler to a H50/H70 and grab some Vengeance RAM, but is it worth it?

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 16
its extremely expensive for what it is, but its a solid build.

i guess prices are just different there
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post #3 of 16
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Sweden is expensive.. yeah, but any suggestions if I should go with it or bother changing the cooler and take the Vengeance RAM?

Will I get my 4.5 - 4.8 GHz overclock with this setup without overheating?
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post #4 of 16
Yes, you would be able to easily. I would get the H50/70 instead of the NH-U12P. That RAM (along with the Vengeance series) is CAS9..try to look for CAS7 1600Mhz.
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post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by BeDuckie View Post
Yes, you would be able to easily. I would get the H50/70 instead of the NH-U12P. That RAM (along with the Vengeance series) is CAS9..try to look for CAS7 1600Mhz.
How much preformance boost would it be? Is it worth the extra ~100 euros?
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post #6 of 16
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Would it be worth dropping to a i5 2500k and get a H70 and 8-8-8-24 latency?

Would it give me more overclocking potential? Or should I just go with my setup and the noctua?

Last check before ordering! ;-)
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post #7 of 16
Do you do a lot of video encoding, rendering, etc..? If not, you don't need the Hyperthreading on the 2600K and the 2500K will be fine for you as you can save the $100. Yes, if you pick the 2500K it would be wise to grab the H70/lower latency RAM. And yes, latency matters alot for RAM, CAS7 1600Mhz RAM performs similarly to CAS9 2000Mhz.
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post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by BeDuckie View Post
Do you do a lot of video encoding, rendering, etc..? If not, you don't need the Hyperthreading on the 2600K and the 2500K will be fine for you as you can save the $100. Yes, if you pick the 2500K it would be wise to grab the H70/lower latency RAM. And yes, latency matters alot for RAM, CAS7 1600Mhz RAM performs similarly to CAS9 2000Mhz.
Not really, but i'll do some video encoding, but not really on a daily basis..

Maybe better to stick with the i7 and cut down the PSU to 650W should be good enough for a single GTX 570 right? Then spend the cash on H70 and the Vengeance 8-8-8-24? What's the overclocking potential?

Else i'll just take the i5 I guess or keep the i7 with my corsairs..
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post #9 of 16
I wouldn't get a SSD right now, we're weeks away from the new Vertex 3, and I have no idea how much time away from the new Intel's

EDIT: If you're looking for REAL overclocking, I'd step up to a P8P67 Deluxe
EDIT: I don't find the difference between the 2500K and the 2600K worth 50% of the price... but if you want it, go ahead (Y)
EDIT: And unless you do a lot of image editing/professional work, you don't really need all the IPS greatness of that excellent Dell monitor... IPS monitors actually have a higher response time than the cheap TN panels... and since you said you play lots of games. It's not a deal breaker though, I highly doubt that it makes a difference.
Edited by klil - 1/19/11 at 11:39pm
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post #10 of 16
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Cooler Master HAF X
Corsair AX 850W 80+ GOLD
Razer Destructor Mouse Pad
Sennheiser PC-360 Gaming Headset
Razer Naga
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 570 1280MB
Noctua NH-U12P SE2
Intel Core i7 2600K 3,4GHz
Corsair 8GB (2x4096MB) 1600MHz XMS3
Corsair SSD Force Series 120GB 2.5"
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ
Asus P8P67 PRO
Samsung SH-S223C 22X DL Black
Dell UltraSharp U2311H 23" Wide

= ~2200 euros

Is it a decent setup? Please let me know your opinions on my build and what to change.

Mostly going to use it for gaming, which is WoW most of the time, but also some FPS (Black Ops/CoD) sometimes, and of course abit of video recording/work.

I also plan to overclock it, would like 4.5 GHz atleast. Will it be possible?

I could switch the cooler to a H50/H70 and grab some Vengeance RAM, but is it worth it?

Thanks in advance!
Don't get that motherboard! Whatever you do. Otherwise, nice setup.
    
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