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Hello all,

Hoping to get some opinons on the following:

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
MoBo: ASUS P8P67-M PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67
Graphics: ASUS EAH6970/2DI2S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5
PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series AX750 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
SSD: Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III
HDD Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
Blu-Ray: LG Black 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Disc Combo Model
CPU Cooler: ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Blue RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (I currently own this)
Total price: $1,654.89

Any other suggestions are welcomed!

Thanks!
    
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post #2 of 12
a 2gb gpu? I assume you need that for eyefinity? Get another if you're not going eyefinity

your cpu cooler.. if your main goal is silence. why not buy the Noctua NH-D14, it is barely audible at 19 decibels, and is the best air cooler out there so it'll let you OC much higher
Edited by tryagainplss - 1/22/11 at 9:46pm
    
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You chose some great parts, but I'd swap out the WD Black for the cheaper and faster Samsung F3. I also think you're overpaying for your power supply. I'd look around for a better deal. You should be able to find a good Seasonic, Corsair, Antec etc for $100.
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post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by tryagainplss View Post
a 2gb gpu? I assume you need that for eyefinity?

your cpu cooler.. if your main goal is silence. why not buy the Noctua NH-D14, it is barely audible at 19 decibels, and is the best air cooler out there
I think it's a nice cooler and someone over in the AMD section recommended it for the AMD build. I'm just concerned about it's size. How will it handle in the case and with the way the mobo is laid out?
    
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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post
You chose some great parts, but I'd swap out the WD Black for the cheaper and faster Samsung F3. I also think you're overpaying for your power supply. I'd look around for a better deal. You should be able to find a good Seasonic, Corsair, Antec etc for $100.
Thanks for the tips.

Is this what you're talking about for the HDD?

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
    
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post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by Karkeohu View Post
I think it's a nice cooler and someone over in the AMD section recommended it for the AMD build. I'm just concerned about it's size. How will it handle in the case and with the way the mobo is laid out?
AMD/Intel either way, it performs like a rockstar. If you're that concerned about the weight, then just lay your case on its side. If you really don't want it. Buy the NH-C14, it's much lighter, as light as my hyper 212+, and it is a downdraft cooler so you'll have no case clearance issues and it cools the components around your cpu like your mosfets, and you can put a 200mm side fan, a great way to reduce your overall temps.

btw, take sccr64472's advice and get the Samsung F3 instead of the caviar blacks, they are much much faster
Edited by tryagainplss - 1/22/11 at 9:55pm
    
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post #7 of 12
Yes, and the Corsair AX series is one of the best you can buy, I don't think your overpaying, especially if you take the Crossfire suggestion into consideration. All of it looks good though The Spinpoints are AMAZING for Gb/$, great RAM selection, very well thought-out case, and a beast of a CPU. Change out the Zalman for something like a Megahalems, D14, H50, A50, etc. The 9900 seems to just go for looks, you can get better cooling with a different design. Btw, I'm jealous!
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The Spinpoint is great when it comes to $/Gb, look at the 6950, most can be flashed to 6970's (not guaranteed though), the Corsair AX is one of the best PSU's you can buy (consider Seasonic also), great RAM, great case. Take out that 9900. Get a real mans HS like an Archon, D14, H50, A50, etc. You can get better cooling solutions then that Zalman.

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Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
Yes, and the Corsair AX series is one of the best you can buy, I don't think your overpaying, especially if you take the Crossfire suggestion into consideration.
It's a great power supply, but this is a much better deal at $100. The Corsair isn't worth 80% more
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207003
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post #10 of 12
heres my 2 cents,

Id step up a bit and spend the extra cash for the blu-ray burner if it was my build

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136181
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