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Hello all, I am a newbie to the forum and I am about to do my first build. I don't have any real specific need for the build. It will be used for lots of things, but nothing specific. Probably the biggest use will be doing Sketchup Drawings and hopefully AutoCad in the near future , but some gaming and video editing as well. I don't really know what I am doing aside from some things that I have read while lurking, so I welcome any criticism that comes my way This is just something I have always wanted to do, so I am doing it...

Anyway, I am thinking of going with:

i7 2600K, Coolermaster HAF 932, Asus P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0), G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800), RAIDMAX RX-850AE 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply, EVGA 02G-P3-1386-KR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card, Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive, Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler, ASUS Internal Blu-ray Burner Blu-ray Burner BW-12B1LT LightScribe Support, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I already have a 27" Samsung monitor (don't know the model number), a keyboard and mouse that I am happy with. I am going to do some reading here on the forum and consider water cooling as well. Without looking for deals, I am currently at $2K for this build. Obviously, I am planning to OC it, but one step at a time for me.

I'm interested to hear your feedback.

Thanks,

Lou
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post #2 of 17
wow i msut say good choices; for cooling its really your peferance, if you want to air cool its going to be $30 bucks extra if you want a small wc loop (corsair h70) then its going to be $100 if you want a full loop (cpu, gpu, all cooled) then its going to cost $300-400
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post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by BadAssClocker View Post
wow i msut say good choices; for cooling its really your peferance, if you want to air cool its going to be $30 bucks extra if you want a small wc loop (corsair h70) then its going to be $100 if you want a full loop (cpu, gpu, all cooled) then its going to cost $300-400
Thanks. The cooling is something I am going decide on later. I figure if I get it up and running without any issues, then I will deal with that then. Being very new to all of this, I don't want to bog myself down thinking about too many things. I am little nervous about building the rig, but I'm sure I will figure it all out.
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post #4 of 17
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So, would anyone suggest anything different for my build? I plan on ordering everything this week. My only concern is the mobo. The Deluxe is currently sold out. I may end up going with the Sabertooth if the Deluxe is not available when I place the order. I am also considering going with a GTX560 instead of the 460 2GB. I plan on adding another card down the road and running SLI, so I am really wondering if I need to spend that much on a GPU.
Edited by Lou3824 - 3/13/11 at 11:49am
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post #5 of 17
if you are bying anything above the 460 you are pretty much saying you do intense gaming and high res 24/7 so if thats you knock your self out
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post #6 of 17
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Ok, so I will stick with the 460. BTW, I did a search and found a microcenter about 2 minutes away from where I work. I started running through all these items on their website and I am able to save quite a bit if I make some minor changes. For example, they have 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 ram for 94.99 (79.99 after rebate). With taxes, I save about $50 by buying from them instead of Newegg. $50 on the 2600k, $20 on the PSU too.
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post #7 of 17
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Well, I made some changes to my build. I opted for the bigger Coolermaster case, got a great deal on a 6950 GPU, Corsair memory, and a Corsair 800W PSU. I might be getting the P67 Sabertooth MB instead of the Deluxe now too. The total cost of my build is now down to around $1,600 and I really don't think I will lose any performance or be unhappy with the changes.
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post #8 of 17
nice nice yes definitely go with instore pick up its cheaper for shipping!
not sure if sabertooth is better that deluxe but i know the saber is generally good with ocing the sandy bridge
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post #9 of 17
The build looks good, but pick a different CPU cooler. There are other, better coolers in the same price range, like the Prolimatech Megahalems, and the Thermalright Venemous X.

Check this thread for more information.
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post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by BadAssClocker View Post
nice nice yes definitely go with instore pick up its cheaper for shipping!
not sure if sabertooth is better that deluxe but i know the saber is generally good with ocing the sandy bridge
I find that a tough call also, seeing as theres only like a $20 difference between the 2 boards, both are boards i'm looking into as well for my build
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