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I've been commisoned to build a gaming/general use desktop for a family member overseas. It's pretty ridicilous to ship things there or have things shipped to yourself there. So I get one shot at doing this right. It needs to last, perform well, and be stable as hell. Budget is about $1500. Size matters so i'm going with a HAF 912. Let me know what you think, or what you'd change.

Thanks

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CPU: Core i7 2600k
Mobo: Asus Sabertooth P67
GPU: EVGA GTX 570
Ram: Corsair XMS3 8GB (4x 2GB) DDR3 1333 - 1.5v - 9T
HD1: Intel x25-m 80gb SSD
HD2: WD Black 1 TB SATA 6.0gb
CPU Cooler: Cooler master Hyper 212 /Additional Coolermaster 120 for P/P
ODD: LG Blu-ray combo drive
PSU: Corsair HX 650 Modular
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912
Unless you're dead set on it, I'd go with the 2500K instead of the 2600K and save $100. If you're using programs that are very thread intensive then nvm, but gaming/general use won't benefit from the 4 extra threads much. Also think the sabertooth looks silly myself, and the gigabyte UD4 will do the job just as well and doesn't have the cold boot issue some of the asus boards are having. As others have said, 1600mhz kit might be good too, but grab the hyper 212+ instead of the normal, its a beast

EDIT: As for Gskill, I've been using their sticks for a few years now and haven't had problems. The Pi series in my sig are nice too, not 8gb like you had but enough for me lol. 1.6V Cas6
Edited by asuindasun - 1/23/11 at 10:40am
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1.35v, now that leaves some headroom.
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Unless you're dead set on it, I'd go with the 2500K instead of the 2600K and save $100. If you're using programs that are very thread intensive then nvm, but gaming/general use won't benefit from the 4 extra threads much. Also think the sabertooth looks silly myself, and the gigabyte UD4 will do the job just as well and doesn't have the cold boot issue some of the asus boards are having. As others have said, 1600mhz kit might be good too, but grab the hyper 212+ instead of the normal, its a beast
Personally I would go with the 2500k, but I'm going with the 2600k in this instance to buy as much performance as possible knowing this thing won't get updated or replaced for... who knows how long.

I do have the 212+ in the link, just didn't add that to the post. Corrrected.
Edited by sdf - 1/23/11 at 10:43am
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Just wondering does that board come with efi?
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All of the Asus boards are uefi from what i've read.
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looks good that build, however the intel x-25m g2 can be easily beat by same if not lower priced competitors...the ocz vertex 2 60gb or crucial c300 both beat it
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Honestly after some bad experiences in DDR1 days i've been staying away from G.Skill. I've heard of compatibility issues when it comes to some systems? Maybe that's just heresay.
If you check ASUS site for memory compatibility for the Sabretooth P67, you will see that GSkill ECO 1600MHz Cas8 has been tested & approved. So if you're a little concerned about the Cas7 ECO, you can definitely use the Cas8 ECO.
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Unless you're dead set on it, I'd go with the 2500K instead of the 2600K and save $100. If you're using programs that are very thread intensive then nvm, but gaming/general use won't benefit from the 4 extra threads much. Also think the sabertooth looks silly myself, and the gigabyte UD4 will do the job just as well and doesn't have the cold boot issue some of the asus boards are having. As others have said, 1600mhz kit might be good too, but grab the hyper 212+ instead of the normal, its a beast

EDIT: As for Gskill, I've been using their sticks for a few years now and haven't had problems. The Pi series in my sig are nice too, not 8gb like you had but enough for me lol. 1.6V Cas6
Not trying to derail the thread but what do you mean problems with cold boot?
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I would go with Dual Channel, either 4gb or 8gb w/e is in your budget, but I wouldn't use 4 sticks.
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Not trying to derail the thread but what do you mean problems with cold boot?
Once in a while, after the system has been off for a while when you try to boot, it will startup, not display any post info, and then do a quick soft reboot and then post.

I have found with my P8P67 basic, this only happened if my overclock was too ambitious. At stock speeds, moderate overclock, or a well tuned high overclock it does not do this. I think it's a sign that your not quite right with your voltages for whatever speed your trying to boot.

That's just my experience, others may have had different experiences.
Now that I have my OC worked out and 100% stable @ 4.9, it has not done it any more.
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