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Hi, I've decided to finally update my PC and my friends told me it's cheaper to build my own. I have never built a PC before so I went to Newegg and built this:


XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case



GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


Intel Core i7-970 Gulftown 3.2GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7970



CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler


Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply


G.SKILL PIS Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2200 (PC3 17600) Desktop Memory Model F3-17600CL7D-4GBPIS
*My friend told me to get this cause but wouldn't a 8 GB be better, they are cheaper as well, but he says this will be better cause its ddr3 2200, sorry I'm new


SAPPHIRE 100311BFVSR Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity


Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX 600GB 10000 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive





I also bought this monitor



I'm pretty sure all parts are compatible, i just need a 2nd opinion cause I'll be paying a lot of money. Also tell me if you think i should swap parts, to something better or slightly worse.
Edited by Bruhdoski - 3/12/11 at 5:11pm
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with that build i see absolutely no need to change anything, if you MUST have the best of everything, but you don't need a full tower unless you have lots of add-ons, what drives are you planning to put in card readers, etc... you can save money by buying a mid tower, also i would get a 1080p monitor if i was going to spend THAT much

edit: oh and ram is ram, you don't REALLY need anything above 1600, and if yoyu want to get really picky 1333 will suffice
Edited by phantasmor - 3/12/11 at 5:47pm
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I'd look for a triple channel memory kit, you will short yourself with just 2 sticks.
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For us to help you easier, would be nice if you told us these;

1. What use will the PC be mainly used for? (Gaming, Editing, Movies... etc)
2. What's ur total budget?
3. Do you just need a PC, or also Peripherals? (Monitor? keyboard? mouse?)

That way, we could help you out better.
    
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Ok, I will probably cut back on some expenses, like the processor and get a 1080 monitor. I plan on HD gaming, HD movies, and I'm also looking into the future so I won't have to update for a while.
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Ok, I will probably cut back on some expenses, like the processor and get a 1080 monitor. I plan on HD gaming, HD movies, and I'm also looking into the future so I won't have to update for a while.
In that case you may want to grab an i7 2600k with an Asus P8P67 PRO then.

The i7 2600k has a better architecture and it is more power efficient, as well as overclocks a lot better and easier, and a much better option for gaming rather than an i7 970.

Also, don't take 12Gb of RAM neither 6Gb, take 8Gb, since Sandy Bridge only takes Dual-Channel, a good 8Gb kit @ 1600Mhz CL7 will do a nice job.
    
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also if you are just gaming and watching movies you don't need a six core like the person above me said, i7 2600k is more than fine
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Ok, thanks, I won't be getting 6 cores, what do you think of that $100 dollar cooler, it's obviously good, but do you think its necessary?
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Ok, thanks, I won't be getting 6 cores, what do you think of that $100 dollar cooler, it's obviously good, but do you think its necessary?
No, the Corsair H70 is not worth it at all. It doesn't perform anywhere as good to justify it's price, and it's also loud.

I would rather recommend a Thermaltake Frio, or a Silver Arrow.

But H70 is not worth it's price, I would only buy it if it was around $60.

There are much better options than Corsair H70 with lot cheaper prices, like the 2 I mentioned above.

If you need any help, I'll be happy to assist you.

Kevin.
    
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No, the Corsair H70 is not worth it at all. It doesn't perform anywhere as good to justify it's price, and it's also loud.

I would rather recommend a Thermaltake Frio, or a Silver Arrow.

But H70 is not worth it's price, I would only buy it if it was around $60.

There are much better options than Corsair H70 with lot cheaper prices, like the 2 I mentioned above.

If you need any help, I'll be happy to assist you.

Kevin.
I really appreciate your help, I found This, but I can't find the silver arrow. I will definitely be crossing the corsair off my list.


About the ram, you said a "8Gb kit @ 1600Mhz CL7" will be good, but wouldn't the one I chose be better, cause it's 4GB ddr3 2200 dual channel. I'm not a expert so I'm not sure about the difference.
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