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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hi,

I was looking for a new pc and I need a check if everything falls in place.

Case:
* Coolermaster Scout (only if it fits a HD6990)
* Coolermaster HAF922
* Antec Lan Boy

CPU:
* Intel i5 2500k
* Intel i7 2600k

CPU Cooling:
* Corsair H50/H70

MoBo:
* Asus Maximus IV Extreme
* AsRock P67 Extreme 4 (cheaper solution)

RAM:
* Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3

HDD:
* Samsung F3 1TB
* WD Caviar Black 1TB

SSD:
* Crucial C300 60GB
* OCZ Vertex 2 60GB

Graphics Card:
* ATI HD6990 (and later on a 2nd one)

DVD-drive:
* Cheapest possible

PSU:
* Corsair AX1200 (in preparation for the xFire HD6990)


I'm currently still hesitating between a socket 1155 mobo and a 1366 mobo. I see a difference between the 1155 that supports up to dual channel RAM, and the 1366, that support triple channel RAM. Is this a huge difference, or not?

Also, is my CPU powerfull enough to handle the HD6990 (and later on xFire 6990's), so there isn't a bottleneck?


Thanks,
KaoZ
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @ 4.0GHz ASUS Maximus IV Extreme XFX HD6990 Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung SH-S223C Windows 7 64bits Corsair AX1200 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Coolermaster Storm Scout Razer Mamba Steelseries QCK Heavy 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @ 4.0GHz ASUS Maximus IV Extreme XFX HD6990 Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung SH-S223C Windows 7 64bits Corsair AX1200 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Coolermaster Storm Scout Razer Mamba Steelseries QCK Heavy 
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post #2 of 6
Go for an 1155 mobo and cpu. They are newer and perform much better than a similarly price 1366 solution. I would recommend the 2500k for gaming. It can be overclocked to 4.5-4.8GHz comfortably on air cooling and will be able to handle any modern game. Also, if you go for the 2500k, your system will be able to run the 6990 without bottlenecks. For the motherboard, i would go asus, I have had bad experiences with asrock hardware and asus has an amazing customer service policy. I would go for the HAF case for the best air cooling. For the PSU you absolutely DO NOT need a 1200W powersupply. You would be fine with a quality 850W psu (stick with corsair). For the hard drives, go for the spinpoint over the caviar black. They are a little less and perform just as well if not better. I'm not sure about which ssd to go with, although either would probably be fine. And for ram, you will not see a difference between dual channel or triple channel ram, as long as you have the right setup for you system. Make sure you have 2 or 4 sticks of ram for a dual channel setup (the 8gb or ram in you list looks fine). Hope this is helpful
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield @ 4.2 GHz ASUS P6X58D Premium Dual Unlocked ASUS ATI HD6950s G.SKILL 6GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel X25-M 2.5" 80GB SSD and 1TB WD Caviar Black Pioneer Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell u2711 
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Razer Arctosa Thermaltake ToughPower XT 750W Thermaltake Element S Razer Lachesis 
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Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield @ 4.2 GHz ASUS P6X58D Premium Dual Unlocked ASUS ATI HD6950s G.SKILL 6GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel X25-M 2.5" 80GB SSD and 1TB WD Caviar Black Pioneer Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell u2711 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Arctosa Thermaltake ToughPower XT 750W Thermaltake Element S Razer Lachesis 
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post #3 of 6
if u r goin for the best then 2600K
motherboard , tak a look at gigabyte P67A-ud7
SSD - give a look at vertex 3 sata 3
RAM - u can give a second thought on somthin else , its great but still timming arent that good
check this out there is offer on this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231455
or this one u can go for 2 of these - whih is Cl7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231451
or if u intersted there are even 2137 CL7


there is another option , might b worth the wait for bulldozer or x68 which are expected to come by sept max
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600K P67A-UD7 SAPPHIRE 6950 2GB Patriot Viper II Series 1600 Mhz 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
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i7-2600K P67A-UD7 SAPPHIRE 6950 2GB Patriot Viper II Series 1600 Mhz 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
2TB Green - WD 20EARS Win 7 64 Bit Gigabyte ODIN Pro 800W Thermaltake Dokker 
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post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
Think i'm sticking to the Vengeance RAM

What is this bulldozer thing going to do in performance? I'm not up to date on future technologies.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @ 4.0GHz ASUS Maximus IV Extreme XFX HD6990 Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung SH-S223C Windows 7 64bits Corsair AX1200 
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Coolermaster Storm Scout Razer Mamba Steelseries QCK Heavy 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @ 4.0GHz ASUS Maximus IV Extreme XFX HD6990 Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung SH-S223C Windows 7 64bits Corsair AX1200 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Coolermaster Storm Scout Razer Mamba Steelseries QCK Heavy 
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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
I'm also looking for a cheap website to buy from. The shops we have here are WAY more expensive than the American shops (like 100$ less for a CPU ).

I tried Newegg, but they only ship nationally. Is there some alternative with almost the same price?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @ 4.0GHz ASUS Maximus IV Extreme XFX HD6990 Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung SH-S223C Windows 7 64bits Corsair AX1200 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Coolermaster Storm Scout Razer Mamba Steelseries QCK Heavy 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @ 4.0GHz ASUS Maximus IV Extreme XFX HD6990 Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung SH-S223C Windows 7 64bits Corsair AX1200 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Coolermaster Storm Scout Razer Mamba Steelseries QCK Heavy 
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post #6 of 6
Man, your build sounds fantastic. Go for it. Everything is fine

The Maximus IV is an AMAZING mobo. I use vengeance blue ram (8Gb) and I'm so glad I bought it. Vengeance da best
Black Pill
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i7 3770k ASUS P8Z77V-PRO EVGA GTX-980 Corsair Dominator Platinum 16Gb (2x8Gb) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
128Gb OCZ Vertex IV SSD 1Tb WD Gold HDD 1.5Tb WD Caviar Green HDD ASUS CD/DVD +/-RW x24 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H80i Liquid Cooling Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit BenQ XL2410T 120Hz Logitech G710+ 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850w Bitfenix Ghost Logitech G600 Steelseries H4 
Audio
Logitech G35 Headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 Ivy Bridge 2.6Ghz Apple PCB nVidia GT650M (Overclocked) 16Gb Apple Ram 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
512Gb Apple SSD None 2 Asymmetrical Fans OSX Mavericks 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
15" Retina IPS Display Apple Backlit Keyboard 85w Magsafe II Apple Aluminum Unibody 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Apple Multi-Touch Trackpad Integrated  Slave Labor 
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Black Pill
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i7 3770k ASUS P8Z77V-PRO EVGA GTX-980 Corsair Dominator Platinum 16Gb (2x8Gb) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
128Gb OCZ Vertex IV SSD 1Tb WD Gold HDD 1.5Tb WD Caviar Green HDD ASUS CD/DVD +/-RW x24 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H80i Liquid Cooling Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit BenQ XL2410T 120Hz Logitech G710+ 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850w Bitfenix Ghost Logitech G600 Steelseries H4 
Audio
Logitech G35 Headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 Ivy Bridge 2.6Ghz Apple PCB nVidia GT650M (Overclocked) 16Gb Apple Ram 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
512Gb Apple SSD None 2 Asymmetrical Fans OSX Mavericks 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
15" Retina IPS Display Apple Backlit Keyboard 85w Magsafe II Apple Aluminum Unibody 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Apple Multi-Touch Trackpad Integrated  Slave Labor 
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