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Looking for feedback - Very fast Sandy Bridge build

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Hello,

I would like to buy a new PC, a really fast one based on the new Sandy Bridge configuration. Considering that I'm not an expert choosing the best components for this build I would like to ask your oppinions on this.

I'm not interested in overclocking or gaming and the system and I would like it to be a silent one. Below you can find some of the components I tought would be the best to make a performant build.

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600 3.40GHz
Cooler: Cooler Scythe Ninja 3
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H67A-UD3H-B3
MEM: Corsair 8GB DDR3 1333MHz CL9 XMS3 Dual Channel kit rev. A
SSD: OCZ Agility 2 Series 120GB SATA-II with SandForce1222
HDD: RAID 0 of Samsung 320GB SATA-II 7200 rpm 16MB SpinPoint F4
GPU: not needed
Case: Antec Three Hundred or Nexus Prominent 9

These are only my "rookie" selections and I would like to ask you guys to improove any of the above components if you find anything better or faster.

The price limit would be around 2k $ but like I said I would like to buy the fastest build needed for multitasking reasons and running lots of applications simultaneously.

Thank you in advance, I'm looking forward to the best feedback I could get.
post #2 of 8
Sorry, my bad
2600k
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post #3 of 8
for HDD I say get Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136533

At 89 bucks a piece I say thats plenty cheap for 1TB plus 64mb cache and with the new SATA 6.0Gb/s thats technology at its best =]

This is pretty much a future proof Harddrive IMO and raiding these two will net you much better performance.
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post #4 of 8
For a silent build get the Fractal Design Define R3 case instead.
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post #5 of 8
What are you going to use it for? If its video/modeling work we need to know.
post #6 of 8
Get a better cooler,
corsair H70,
gpu- hd6970,u can find them for as low as $320 at newegg
psu- corsair tx750/hx750,
for the ram get 1600mhz ram insted of 1333mhz ram
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1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
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1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
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Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
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post #7 of 8
His motherboard only supports up to 1333mhz ram, there is no point in getting 1600mhz ram unless he's overclocking and on the H67 chipset I highly doubt that is possible_

As for ram I highly recommend getting the GSkill RipjawsX Series 1333mhz 4x2Gigabyte Dual Channel kit_ CL7-7-7-21 at 1.5volts

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231440

It has better timing than the Corsair Kit he has listed above
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i72600K Sandybridge @ 4.8ghz MSi P67A-GD65 Galaxy GTX 580 @930mhz GSkill CL7 2x4gb 1333 @ 1866 9-10-9-24-1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial C300 128gb SSD w/1TB HDD Asus DVD-RW/CDRW Windows 7 Professional Gateway HD2201 22in LED 1080 
PowerCase
Seasonic X-850 Azza Salano 1000 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i72600K Sandybridge @ 4.8ghz MSi P67A-GD65 Galaxy GTX 580 @930mhz GSkill CL7 2x4gb 1333 @ 1866 9-10-9-24-1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial C300 128gb SSD w/1TB HDD Asus DVD-RW/CDRW Windows 7 Professional Gateway HD2201 22in LED 1080 
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Seasonic X-850 Azza Salano 1000 
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post #8 of 8
You could shave some money off by going with the i5 instead. I doubt you'd miss the performance.

Really need to know what the main purpose is. Any modern CPU will handle multitasking well.

The SSD is the most significant change you'll see. If you're going to be storing a lot of data I'd fo with 2 1TB Samsung Spinpoints. Your budget definitely allows it.
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