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I am upgrading from this system http://www.premiumgeeks.com/desktop/hp/hp-pavilion-media-center-m8047c-specs/ so my new I7 2600k should kill this old setup. I plan to overclock the 2600K well into 4Ghz because it seems they love it along with being so easy to do so. My main uses will be Autodesk Inventor, AutoCad, HD video encoding and editing. I also plan to jump into pc gaming because im bored with my consoles. I really want this thing to stay as cool as possible because of my overclocking plans and I do not want to shorten the life pof the CPU by overheating. I have not ruled out the option of SLI in the future.

Here is my newegg list
Product DescriptionSavings

1 CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9
Item #: N82E16820233143
$249.99

1 Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Item #: N82E16835608018
$74.99

1 LITE-ON Black 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu-ray 3D feature SATA Model iHBS112 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106346
$109.99

1 ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131701
$239.99

1 SILVERSTONE ST1000-P 1000W ATX 12V v2.3 & EPS 12V 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817256057
$184.99

1 COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119225
$189.99

1 Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
Item #: N82E16835100007
$9.99

1 Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
Item #: N82E16819115070
$328.99

1 MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814127565
$249.99

1 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152185
$54.99


Total : $1693.00

How does this look? I have already ordered the processor, HAF X case with extra 200mm top fan, 120mm side fan, and MSI GTX 560 Ti. If I can save money on ram, PSU, or mobo, please suggest. Will that DH-14 Cpu coller be to big for my setup, interfere with heatsinks on ram or antyhing? Thansk in advance guys.
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It seems a shame for that kinda money to not include an SSD for a system drive. The spinpoint is a very fast drive, but 13ms compared to .1ms is still huge. I'd personally recommend it as people underestimate the importance of their system drive performing at top levels when they are buying a top level system. A vertex2 60gb can be had for under $100 (AR) and performs decently.

Also what are you using that you need 16GB of ram for? Heavy large scale video editing? If not, I'd scale that waaaay down. Even heavily multitasking I've never come close to using a significant portion of my 8GB.

I'd also scale that PSU down, 1000W is far far more than you need. Do you foresee tons of power hungry upgrade in your future? TriSLI? If not, you can probably do just fine with 650W of power or less (this could handle your CPU and SLI 560s easily). Seasonic x650W is one of the best PSUs out there and still $50 less than silverstone. The XFX is also very solid a unit and ~120 less (AR).

Otherwise this will be an amazing build, lots of top level anything. The cooler should fit fine depending on the RAM you get. If there are large tabs it might get blocked, you'll have to check specific clearances on a case by case basis.

EDIT: Not sure if you've looked at the ASUS Sabertooth, it has a few less options than the deluxe, but it's a little cheaper, looks amazing and heatsinked the entire mobo (which makes me laugh, but also actually provide real world cooling improvement, for better OCs woo)
Edited by ocpokey - 3/12/11 at 12:56pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @ 5.0Ghz 24/7 ASUS P8P67PRO AMD 5870x2 8GB GSkill Ripjaw X 1600 @ CL8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
ADATA S599 64GB SSD + 2x 1TB Spinpoint (Raid 0) Windows 7 64Bit Dell 23" Razer Lycosa 
PowerCase
Seasonic X650 HAF X 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @ 5.0Ghz 24/7 ASUS P8P67PRO AMD 5870x2 8GB GSkill Ripjaw X 1600 @ CL8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
ADATA S599 64GB SSD + 2x 1TB Spinpoint (Raid 0) Windows 7 64Bit Dell 23" Razer Lycosa 
PowerCase
Seasonic X650 HAF X 
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Thanks for the quick reply! I will include a SSD when the new batch is available. Hopefully, the prices will come down some. Like you pointed out, 8GB should be more than enough....would I really benifit noticebaly when rednering 1080p video with 16gb? I know for sure I could scale down the PSU and save some money for the new SSD or monitor.
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