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Originally Posted by ShortySmalls;12618221 
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

agreed

rig looks good, change the RAM to a 2x2gb kit or even just go for a 2x4gb kit off the bat, depending on budget. go with something like this Gskill 2x2gb Cas7 kit. you can ignore the 'designed for P76" stuff, RAM is pretty universal, but in your case, you are actually getting a P67 board, so you can pat yourself on the back. the ram runs at 1.5v, which is desired and its 1600mhz with 7-8-7-24 timings, so its pretty fast and will OC too. its also $65, so its cheap too

other than that, maybe throw a couple dollars towards the CPU cooler. the 212+ does well for its price, but you cant really expect it to handle higher volts and OCs, specially with a hyperthreading enabled CPU. a high end air cooler or an H50/H70 would suit it better. if your budget doesnt allow for this, then you can save it for a later date.

another thing, if you think you might go SLI, double check your motherboard can do it (i checked, your board supports x8/x8 SLI, which is preferred. some only do x4 on the 2nd slot. you can also put in a PhysX GPU at 4x possibly) your PSU is fine, even up to GTX580 SLI. its even over kill, you could save some money for your cooler by going with a different unit. 650w will easily run that rig with spare room, could even do GTX560 SLI. a nice 750w unit will run that rig and GTX560/570 SLI later. if you want to stick with 850w, this XFX unit is amazing and its $50 cheaper than the AX850. you can put that $50 into your cooler budget and get a much nicer cooler. you will see better performance by getting this PSU and OCing your CPU more with a better cooler. this PSU will also handle GTX580 SLI or any other combination of GPUs.

as for a case, i like the Coolermaster 690 II. great cable management and watercooling capabilities in a midtower case, so its not giant. they arent expensive off newegg.
Edited by IntelConvert - 3/5/11 at 1:15am
    
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post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by Diabolical999;12618249 
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/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231444

Hi Diabolical, these GSkill sticks look amazing but I can't get them in Oz atm. My choices in the GSkill range are as follows:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=186_912
post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by aaronmonto;12618188 
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!

Hi aaronmonto,

I think I will eventually but at the moment 1 should be enough as I have an old 1tb Cavier Green that is already full.

I'm looking into more RAM and a better cooler, thank you for your link!
post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3;12618237 
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.

Hi Dopamin3, I have the Samsungs available to me http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=210_344&products_id=12711

these are only 32mb cache though compared to the WD which are 64mb, performance may not be as good.
post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by Volcom13;12618250 
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!

Good advice, the 902 does look kinda small. I like the CM 690 II Advance but can't find one with a clear window. The HAF X is awesome if you don't mind spending the extra cash. Going to keep searching, thanking you!
post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by Andrea87;12618282 
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 smile.gif

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.

Hi Andrea,

I think a larger case would be better too,.

I will be using 3d Studio Max and Adobe Premier. Photoshop and some Flash.

Not too sure how to set up RAID, something I need to look into. I already have 1x1TB WD Cavier Green but its full of data.
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by IntelConvert;12618336 
agreed

rig looks good, change the RAM to a 2x2gb kit or even just go for a 2x4gb kit off the bat, depending on budget. go with something like this Gskill 2x2gb Cas7 kit. you can ignore the 'designed for P76" stuff, RAM is pretty universal, but in your case, you are actually getting a P67 board, so you can pat yourself on the back. the ram runs at 1.5v, which is desired and its 1600mhz with 7-8-7-24 timings, so its pretty fast and will OC too. its also $65, so its cheap too

other than that, maybe throw a couple dollars towards the CPU cooler. the 212+ does well for its price, but you cant really expect it to handle higher volts and OCs, specially with a hyperthreading enabled CPU. a high end air cooler or an H50/H70 would suit it better. if your budget doesnt allow for this, then you can save it for a later date.

another thing, if you think you might go SLI, double check your motherboard can do it (i checked, your board supports x8/x8 SLI, which is preferred. some only do x4 on the 2nd slot. you can also put in a PhysX GPU at 4x possibly) your PSU is fine, even up to GTX580 SLI. its even over kill, you could save some money for your cooler by going with a different unit. 650w will easily run that rig with spare room, could even do GTX560 SLI. a nice 750w unit will run that rig and GTX560/570 SLI later. if you want to stick with 850w, this XFX unit is amazing and its $50 cheaper than the AX850. you can put that $50 into your cooler budget and get a much nicer cooler. you will see better performance by getting this PSU and OCing your CPU more with a better cooler. this PSU will also handle GTX580 SLI or any other combination of GPUs.

as for a case, i like the Coolermaster 690 II. great cable management and watercooling capabilities in a midtower case, so its not giant. they arent expensive off newegg.

Hi IntelCovert,

Sounds like you know your stuff dude wink.gif

Only real GSkill RAM I have access too in OZ is http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=186_912

Looking into a new CPU cooler, the Noctua NH-C14 looks good

Not sure about Motherboards SLI capability, Im sure it would be fine.

I was going to switch to the Corsair AX750, I like the idea of having a 7yr warranty smile.gif
post #18 of 23
Thread Starter 
Here is my Revision, added an extra $250 to my build:

CPUCore i7 - 2600k
RAMCorsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) 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 AX750
CaseCoolmaster HAF-X
CPU CoolerNoctua NH-C14 All-In-One CPU Cooler
DVD/CD DriveSamsung SH-B123A Blu Ray Combo
Edited by motion2082 - 3/5/11 at 6:52pm
post #19 of 23
dude, that was an epic amount of multi-posting. you can quote more than one person.

that rig all looks good. the Corsair Vengeance RAM isnt that much more on that site than the other kits. its about as good as youre gonna get until you want to jump up in price.

im fine with everything, but i think you can still save a lot of money on that AX750w by getting a different unit. ill look through that site and see waht is there. here is an XFX Core edition 750w for $145 and it can handle everything the AX750 can. you really dont need this much power for this rig, if youre going SLI you can still run that rig on a quality 650w PSU like the XFX 650w Core Edition for $118. or an Antec Neo Eco 620C 620W for $89

the Noctua NH-C14 is an oddly mounted CPU cooler, only has 6 heat pipes and costs over $100 on that site, i think you could do better than that.

edit:

coolers:
H50 is about the same price and is better than that
the Noctua NH-D14 is twice the cooler and is the same price
also available on that site are the Noctua NH-U12P SE2 or NH-U9B SE2 which are atleast as good or better than the one on the list and cheaper
Prolimatech Mega Shadow or Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. B are also leading air coolers. you will need a fan or 2 for these, but they end up in the $80-90 range once you get fans
Edited by IntelConvert - 3/5/11 at 8:27pm
    
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post #20 of 23
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Hi intel,

I think switching to the xfx750 is a gd idea.

The CM690II advanced is a nice case but hard to find one with a clear window. which is nicer than one without.

The CPU cooler is a hard choice, there are cheaper Noctua options. Do u think the U12 wd be ok?
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