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Hey guys,

Bought a I7 2600k processor today for my first ever PC build.

I'm going to use my computer for 3d, video editing and photoshop (hobby) running the occassional game like Fallout or COD.

Here is the rest of my components:

CPUCore i7 - 2600k (purchased)
RAMCorsair Vengeance CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 4GB (1x4GB) DDR3
MotherboardASUS P8P67 Deluxe P67 LGA1155
Video CardGigabyte Nvidia GTX560ti OC
Primary Hard DriveOCZ Vertex 2 SSD 120GB
Secondary Hard DriveWestern Digital 1TB RE4 WD1003FBYX
Power SupplyCorsair AX850
CaseAntec 902 V3
CPU CoolerCoolerMaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler
DVD/CD DriveSamsung SH-B123A Blu Ray Combo
post #2 of 23
Same build i was going but i couldn't wait for 1155 motherboards

but what i think since i'm going the same build once it comes out again "PERFECT!"
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post #3 of 23
Looks good, although I'd get 2 or 3 1TB F3's instead of the enterprise drive. They're only $55 and they're very fast and reliable. Also, I'd take advantage of dual-channel memory, but I don't know what your end goal is. 8GB of DDR3 1600 would end up costing about twice as much as the single stick.

And why not get a better cooler? One of the biggest advantages to the new 1155 CPU's is the overclocking. There are plenty of better-performing CPU coolers for around $50.
Many of these are quite affordable. http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

Everything else looks good though!
Edited by aaronmonto - 3/5/11 at 12:32am
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post #4 of 23
loks good other then the ram, get the 2x2gb set rather then the 4x1 it will reduce load on the IMC and help oc's and give room to add more ram later for 8gb
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post #5 of 23
Looks good but I agree with aaronmonto. Go with the Samsung HD103SJ F3 1TB drive, if it is available in your area for a reasonable price.
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post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by ShortySmalls View Post
loks good other then the ram, get the 2x2gb set rather then the 4x1 it will reduce load on the IMC and help oc's and give room to add more ram later for 8gb
this for sure
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post #7 of 23
Ditch the 4GB stick of RAM. 1 stick of RAM like that will run in degraded single-channel mode. You want a 2x2GB set, for dual-channel. Go with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231444
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No. Do not get such a small case for such great parts. I built a top of the line LGA 775 rig in an Antec 902 and it was one of the worst decisions I've ever made. Go with a bigger case, try a HAF X or something. Everything else looks great!
 
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post #9 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShortySmalls View Post
loks good other then the ram, get the 2x2gb set rather then the 4x1 it will reduce load on the IMC and help oc's and give room to add more ram later for 8gb
I do agree with him
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post #10 of 23
The antec 902 feels small... Maybe a larger case would help a lot. Having built my pc inside a very small centurion 5, and having gone nuts off it, really, get a bigger case

Then, better cooling. there are plenty of good cpu coolers at $50 or less, being much less noisy then stock ones and giving you some margin for overclock.

What cads are you going to use? 3D Modeling like Rhino / Max / Maya? Video editing? I'd go for 8gb ram rather than 4, those applications when you start to play serious get much memory intensive.

If you want large storage, consider a raid 5 array made out of cheap-line drives. Like WD Caviar Greens, stick 3 or 4 of them in raid 5, maybe 1.5tb ones which aren't expensive, and you get a good, redundant 3 or 4.5TB storage.
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