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I'm planning on building a new system.

CPU: i7 2600k(OCing to 4.0ghz+)
mobo: regular ATX lga 1155
graphics card: sapphire 6950 2gb
ram: corsair 4 gb (2x2gb) 1600mhz
psu: corsair 650TX
CPU cooler: Cooler master 212 plus
Storage: OCZ 64gb SSD & 1TB seagate internal hard drive
case: possibly CM692,haf 922, or nzxt tempest evo.

My budget is around 1100-1200 without tax and shipping any suggestion on parts that would be better for the system.
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post #2 of 9
A few things

THe CM212+ is an extrememly entry level HSF.

I'd drop to the i5 system to be honest, i'm guessing you're playing games yeah. Get a cheaper case as well.

IF you're planning to unlock your 6950 have a look at this.

What do you mean by a regular ATX board?

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A few things

THe CM212+ is an extrememly entry level HSF.

I'd drop to the i5 system to be honest, i'm guessing you're playing games yeah. Get a cheaper case as well.

IF you're planning to unlock your 6950 have a look at this.

What do you mean by a regular ATX board?

Comps
i don't think unlocking 6950 is that big of a problem... at least it didn't happen to most ppl. regular ATX board i mean p67 ATX mobo. so you think i should get a better cpu cooler?
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post #4 of 9
THere isn't anything wrong with it. If you're planning with something like 4 - 4.2 that will be fine, i'm not sure about anything higher.

There are problems with unlocking, the cards do get hotter as well. I'd personally drop the CPU to the i5 if you're just gaming, Go with the 6970 and OC that (which you'll struggle more with an unlocked 6950), and probably go with the Asus P8P67 motherboard or something around that calibre.
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THere isn't anything wrong with it. If you're planning with something like 4 - 4.2 that will be fine, i'm not sure about anything higher.

There are problems with unlocking, the cards do get hotter as well. I'd personally drop the CPU to the i5 if you're just gaming, Go with the 6970 and OC that (which you'll struggle more with an unlocked 6950), and probably go with the Asus P8P67 motherboard or something around that calibre.
i'm not overclocking the 6950 after i unlock it so i think it's cool and plus 6970 is 80 bucks more. Does hyper threading do alot? if it does i might still go with the 2600k, if not then i'll go for the i5 2500k
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post #6 of 9
Not really, not unless you're folding or using multi-threaded applications. Which unless it's video rendering or something it's doubtful.

For example, Running 3DS max would use it. Running crysis won't.

Are you purely gaming?

C
post #7 of 9
As already stated, if you are only gaming get the i5-2500k. Games do not use HT.

The CM Hyper 212+ is actually an amazing cooler for that price. It has my i5-2500k at 4.4ghz without breaking a sweat, sit around 55c full load. I can EASILY bring it higher with this cooler, but I have no need to. Asus reps used this cooler to bring the i5-2500k up to 4.7ghz no problem (according to the p8p67 OC guide they put out).

'standard p67 mobo' will not suffice. What brand do you like? Do you want UEFI? Do you want xfire? SLI?
Majority of the boards support xfire, the middle-high end ones support SLI. Personally I suggest getting at least an SLI level board, because not only will it leave that option available for you in the future (I know you have an AMD card right now, but you might change), but they also have other features.

For your case I suggest the CM HAF 922 out of that list. Amazing airflow, great amount of space, good cable management.
One difference you might not notice is how many fans your case comes with, the HAF 922 comes with 3 out of 5 case fans already installed, leaving room for a 120mm side fan and a 90mm bottom fan. (my sizes might be wrong).

Your PSU is a good choice for 1 card, but if you plant o go xfire/sli might want to bump it up to a 750W. If not than 650W is plenty.
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i was looking at the asrock pro 3 p67 before they announced the broken chipset. but now that im getting the 2500k i can afford to get a better mobo . and i personally prefer uefo b/c for a beginner overclocker like me uefi might be easier to manage ! my budget for mobo is crossfire avaible around 160 or so
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post #9 of 9
Well most STI able boards start to come In around the 180-200 dollar mark.
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