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Oops this was suppose to go into the Intel section sorry..

CASE: HAF X 180$
DVD/CD : Samsung ~20$
HDD's 2x F3 1TB 130$
SSD C300 128GB 264$
CPU 2500k 225$
RAM: Gskill Ripjaws 2x4GB 1600 150$
PSU: Corsair 850HX 165$
GPU: 6950 2GB (not sure what brand to get) 275$ (Plan to try to unlock to 6970)
HeatSink: NH-D14 90$
MOBO: Not sure...

In the future I may crossfire. My uses are gaming. I will be OC'ing. I have a dell 23inch ips and a samsung 2253bw.


I just want to make sure I'm buying good parts, and not overbuying on parts.(For example do I need a NH-D14?)



Thanks
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The NH-D14 is one of the best HSFs out there. You could make due with something like a CM Hyper 212+, but your temps would be nowhere near as low.

You definitely don't need an 850W PSU, you'd be fine with a 750W. That'll leave you with quite a bit of room to upgrade in the future.
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Originally Posted by Cletas View Post
Oops this was suppose to go into the Intel section sorry..

CASE: HAF X 180$
DVD/CD : Samsung ~20$
HDD's 2x F3 1TB 130$
SSD C300 128GB 264$
CPU 2500k 225$
RAM: Gskill Ripjaws 2x4GB 1600 150$
PSU: Corsair 850HX 165$
GPU: 6950 2GB (not sure what brand to get) 275$ (Plan to try to unlock to 6970)
HeatSink: NH-D14 90$
MOBO: Not sure...

In the future I may crossfire. My uses are gaming. I will be OC'ing. I have a dell 23inch ips and a samsung 2253bw.


I just want to make sure I'm buying good parts, and not overbuying on parts.(For example do I need a NH-D14?)

Thanks

As a professional penny-pincher, here's my say.

Case: If you're going to spend that type of money, get an Antec p183 instead.

DVD/CD: Don't buy the Samsung, spend a few dollars more and get the Sony stuff, they use better controllers.

HDDs: Buy two 500 GB WD Cavier Black drives, the more profession ones that are $75ish apiece, they should RAID better. Unless that price is for both together and not individually like I'm assuming.

SSD: Wait for the stuff from OCZ to come out, either it will create a price drop in the market, or you can buy their stuff which is better than the C300.

RAM: Buy 2x2 GB sticks instead. You can get 8 GB worth for a little around $100, much cheaper and will utilize your motherboard dual channel slots better.

PSU: You probably don't need 850 W for this set-up, go for the 750 one if its cheaper.

GPU: You can get them for cheaper than $275 if you look around.

Heatsink: Someone already said that's the best, but you don't need the best, just what works well. Try a Corsair H50, they work pretty good, and much cheaper than that.

Savings: $200ish
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HAFX:
Great case i'm using it in my build there is lots of room and it really is high air flow. The cover for the PSU is really nice for keeping everything looking clean with spare power connectors laying around.. GPU duct is loud but it does really nicely on the temps. and just be aware that it does not come with 2 top fans. only 1 is included.

2x F3 1TB:
Only ever heard good things from people haven't used them myself always stuck with WD blacks. But i've got nothing against the F3's


SSD C300 128GB:
lots of space you won't be crampt on say a 60gb drive which is good, sata 3 which gives higher speeds looks like a really nice ssd

CPU 2500k:
Nice little overclocker right there seen some pretty high numbers on the 2500k ive got a 2600k myself and it destroys everything i throw at it so you will be fine with that for sure.

Gskill Ripjaws 2x4Gb:
8gb its plenty some people say you should really only need 4 but i've used above 6gbs on my 8gbs just doing general multi tasking. the only other thing i would say is just make sure its compatible with your mobo the speeds and the dual channel triple channel what ever.

Corsair 850HX:
thats fine good amount of head room there for oc and future upgrades.


6950 2GB:
Sapphire MSI or ASUS

NH-D14:
Can't say enough about this HSF, its just amazing. keeps my cpu nice and cool, its not the prettiest looking thing but it really does grow on you. You don't need it, but i would highly recommend it if you intend on doing some good overclocking

MOBO:
P67, I would go with Gigabyte maybe one of the lower end UD3 or 4. Its all up to preference and what you want. this is just mine.

All the prices you listed where cheaper than where i live so i can only assume its pretty good lol.

Hope it all goes well.
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HDDs: Buy two 500 GB WD Cavier Black drives, the more profession ones that are $75ish apiece, they should RAID better. Unless that price is for both together and not individually like I'm assuming.
The price the OP listed is for both drives, together. F3s are generally better than Caviar Blacks, both price and performance wise.

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SSD: Wait for the stuff from OCZ to come out, either it will create a price drop in the market, or you can buy their stuff which is better than the C300.
I wouldn't recommend buying from OCZ at the moment, they are having quite a bit of trouble working out the problems with their 25nm manufacturing process. However, waiting may be a good idea, as prices will drop with the release of the Vertex III, and the C400 is coming out very soon as well.

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RAM: Buy 2x2 GB sticks instead. You can get 8 GB worth for a little around $100, much cheaper and will utilize your motherboard dual channel slots better.
Don't do this. The more DIMMs you have, the greater the strain on the North Bridge. This may limit your CPU overclock.

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Heatsink: Someone already said that's the best, but you don't need the best, just what works well. Try a Corsair H50, they work pretty good, and much cheaper than that.
If you want something good but cheap, go with a CM Hyper 212+. If you want one of the best HSFs on the market, go with the NH-D14. But don't go with this "fake" watercooling. Grab a Rasa kit instead, you'll see much better temps.
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post #6 of 8
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Thanks for all the replies, even with this being in the wrong forum.

I didn't know about the release of the new ssd's, how soon will this be? (A drop in price of the c300 would be nice).

The overall comments seem to be that most of my choices are good, but I can drop down to a 750W PSU and save some money by waiting on c300 price drop.


Thanks!
post #7 of 8
ocz vertex 3 will be released probably next week. shift from c300 to ocz then?

for gpu, my vote goes to sapphire
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If you buy on Newegg, you can get 2x4GB 1600 CL9 Ripjaws for half the price you listed actually. then again you might not need 2x4GB for gaming.

Antec Truepower Modular is just as good as Corsair HX and much cheaper.
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