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So I'm ready to buy. Placing my order this Friday. Here are my final decisions:

******UPDATE******


1 x Intel - Core™ i7-2600K Processor, 3.40GHz w/ 8MB Cache $304.99
1 x Corsair - Professional Series Gold AX 850W Power Supply $199.99
1 x NZXT - Sleeved LED Kit 2m, White $19.99
1 x Corsair - Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Dual Channel Kit (4 x 4GB) $129.99
1 x Western Digital - 1TB Caviar Black 7200rpm SATA III w/ 64MB Cache $79.99
1 x Silverstone - Raven 3 Gaming Case w/ Window, Matte Black $134.99
1 x Asus - P8Z68-V w/ Dual DDR3 1600, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, CrossFireX / SLI $169.99
1 x eVGA - GeForce GTX 580 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI $599.99
4 x Silverstone - Air Penetrator 120mm Fan, White $19.99
1 x Corsair - Hydro H80 CPU cooler $84.99
Edited by canukrebel - 8/29/11 at 6:24pm
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post #2 of 75
Maybe get a bigger psu just in case you ever wanted to get some SLI action going?
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I thought about SLI, but I think one GTX580 Fermi should be enough. Im pretty sure that is the fastest single card out there
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******UPDATE******


Motherboard: Asus P8P67 PRO Rev 3.0 w/ Dual DDR3 1600, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, 1394, PCI-E, Quad CrossFireX / SLI

Processor: Intel Coreâ„¢ i7-2600K Processor, 3.40GHz w/ 8MB Cache

CPU Cooler: Corsair Air Series A70 CPU Cooler

Video Card: eVGA GeForce GTX 580 SuperClocked 1536MB GDDR5 PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI

Memory (x2): Patriot Gamer 2 Series, Division 2 Edition DDR3 8GB (2 x 4GB) PC3-12800 Enhanced Latency Kit

Power Supply: Corsair TX 850W Power Supply w/ 140mm Fan

Hard Drive: Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black 7200rpm SATA III w/ 64MB Cache

So this is what I've converted to for now. Read first post for reference to what was originally planned. I wanted to use the HAF X Nvidia edition but totally forgot about how much the colors were going to clash. Right now I'm thinking the NZXT Phantom but I'm not sure how well the cable management is in that case. Any suggestions on case? Im hoping to keep the case price under $200
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Haf 932?
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post #6 of 75
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I like the overall look of the 932 but not the color. I was hoping for white with blue accents.
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post #7 of 75
What about this Corsair Case? Its white and has great cable management.
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post #8 of 75
Wait, 16GB of RAM? That seems unnecessary. I mean, if you like overkill, go for it. If you're just gaming and such, 8GB should be more than sufficient.
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post #9 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wiremaster View Post
Wait, 16GB of RAM? That seems unnecessary. I mean, if you like overkill, go for it. If you're just gaming and such, 8GB should be more than sufficient.
My thoughts as well...

If you're just gaming, you're wasting your money in a couple areas.

I'd go with 8GB memory (2x4gb config so you can upgrade in the future if you want)
and a 2500K

That's what I ended up doing after a lot of different hypothetical builds.

Hits 4.5ghz after 15-minutes of tweaking. 4 4.5ghz cores is far beyond what any game will require for a couple more generations and will last you the life of the build without being a bottleneck.
post #10 of 75
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I'm going to be doing alot and I mean ALOT of video editing with this pc. That's why I'm going with the high RAM value and the 2600k
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