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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
OK guys, have been lurking and reading for days. Picking my components for my new build. So glad I found this place. I was about to embark on an AMD 1090t build..../shudder

So anyway, here it is. Tell me what you think. I mostly just play WoW and do some video encoding, so I don't think I need upper echelon GPU. BUt want to run in high detail and have something stable in my 10 and 25 man raids.

Would like to shoot to OC the 2500k to the 4.6 to 4.8 range if feasible. And would like to get the 560GTX to the 1000mhz level

Any way to wring $100 or so outta the price tag? Or is what I've got about as low end as feasible? Opinions please

Editing to list my components as Neweggs public list is being quirky:

My Build:
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W
2x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB

ASUS VE276Q Black 27" Full HD HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor w/Display Port & Speakers
Logitech X-540 70 watts 5.1 Speakers

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP
Edited by Lummer - 3/27/11 at 7:27pm
New Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 N560GTX-Ti TF2 8gb RipjawX DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
60GB Vertex 2, 1TB F3 Asus VW246H Antec TP 650 HAF 922 
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2500k Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 N560GTX-Ti TF2 8gb RipjawX DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
60GB Vertex 2, 1TB F3 Asus VW246H Antec TP 650 HAF 922 
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post #2 of 19
You will need a better cpu cooler if you want to overclock. Why do you have the two GPUs?
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K Maximus IV Extreme-Z NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 G. 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
G. G. G. Crucial C300 64gb boot/ Spinpoint F3 1TB 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
ASUS 24X DVD Burner/LG BD Windows 7 Home Premium LG 52" hec XP1080 
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HAF x 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K Maximus IV Extreme-Z NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 G. 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
G. G. G. Crucial C300 64gb boot/ Spinpoint F3 1TB 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
ASUS 24X DVD Burner/LG BD Windows 7 Home Premium LG 52" hec XP1080 
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HAF x 
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post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
Weird I'm not showing two GPUs. I've made some changes to that list today, maybe newegg hasn't updated it....grrrr
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 N560GTX-Ti TF2 8gb RipjawX DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
60GB Vertex 2, 1TB F3 Asus VW246H Antec TP 650 HAF 922 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 N560GTX-Ti TF2 8gb RipjawX DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
60GB Vertex 2, 1TB F3 Asus VW246H Antec TP 650 HAF 922 
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post #4 of 19
showing a 460 and a 560
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K Maximus IV Extreme-Z NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 G. 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
G. G. G. Crucial C300 64gb boot/ Spinpoint F3 1TB 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
ASUS 24X DVD Burner/LG BD Windows 7 Home Premium LG 52" hec XP1080 
Case
HAF x 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K Maximus IV Extreme-Z NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 G. 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
G. G. G. Crucial C300 64gb boot/ Spinpoint F3 1TB 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
ASUS 24X DVD Burner/LG BD Windows 7 Home Premium LG 52" hec XP1080 
Case
HAF x 
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post #5 of 19
Thread Starter 
Actually for cooling I was going to go with the XSPC Rasa 240 kit. I may have had a 212 on that list at one point. If its still there, then forgive me. As this list apparently isn't updated to the public like it is for me.
New Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 N560GTX-Ti TF2 8gb RipjawX DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
60GB Vertex 2, 1TB F3 Asus VW246H Antec TP 650 HAF 922 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 N560GTX-Ti TF2 8gb RipjawX DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
60GB Vertex 2, 1TB F3 Asus VW246H Antec TP 650 HAF 922 
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post #6 of 19
I only see one gpu also. Looks like a good build, if you want to overclock you should buy a aftermarket heatsink/cooler.
If you want a pretty decent cooler at a good price I suggest the coolermaster hyper 212+. And additional blademaster fan for push pull.
Cube
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 6700k MSI Z170A GAMING 7 ASUS STRIX 1070 ASUS STRIX 1070 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
EVGA 32GB PC4 3000 SAMSUNG EVO 840 256GB 2 TB Hitachi 2 TB Hitachi 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
BDR R/W Corsair H115i WIN 10 PRO 27" DELL S2716DG 144HZ Gsync 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Razer Black Widow Ultimate Corsair RM 850X Corsair Carbide AIR 540 YAMAHA R-S202 
AudioAudio
BIC F12 AMERICA 12" DAYTON B652 AIR 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
EVGA 32GB PC4 3000 SAMSUNG EVO 840 256GB 2 TB Hitachi 2 TB Hitachi 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
BDR R/W Corsair H115i WIN 10 PRO 27" DELL S2716DG 144HZ Gsync 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Razer Black Widow Ultimate Corsair RM 850X Corsair Carbide AIR 540 YAMAHA R-S202 
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post #7 of 19
What I would do:
- CM Haf 912 Case, cheaper but no window.
- 5.1 speakers are overrated. I actually have the same X-540 and wish I would have just gotten a nice 2.1 setup instead.
- Ever going SLI? If not, get GB P67A-UD3P-B3 instead.
- Corsair CX600 is a little cheaper.
- Better CPU cooling is a must beyond 4.2+GHz IMO. Cheap ~$30 Cooler Master Hyper 212+ would suffice.
Scorpion
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2500K Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1600 CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Agility 2 120GB Samsung SH-S223L DVD-RW Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit AOC e2243Fwk 21.5" LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
XArmor U9 Mechanical Corsair HX850 Corsair Carbide Series 500R Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudio
Nova Gaming Winner 3 Realtek ALC889 Codec 
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Intel Core i7 2500K Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1600 CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Agility 2 120GB Samsung SH-S223L DVD-RW Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit AOC e2243Fwk 21.5" LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
XArmor U9 Mechanical Corsair HX850 Corsair Carbide Series 500R Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudio
Nova Gaming Winner 3 Realtek ALC889 Codec 
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post #8 of 19
Everything looks solid,except the coolermaster power supply; get rid of it. Go with a corsair or seasonic unit. Also you might want to toss in a heatsink if you want to overclock that sucker.

Hope this helps.
post #9 of 19
I'm not a fan of the monitor. After seeing it at work, I really think that 1080 just isnt enough for 27 inches. About the only other option without going to the super expensive pro grade stuff is a 26 at 1920x1200, which is about the same width as a 24 inch but a little deeper.

I agree with the above about the power supply, though I'd look at Antec and Silverstone's stuff, which tends to be a little cheaper than Corsair and Seasonic (at least here in Aus) and still perform very well.

EDIT: I mean the monitor in the Newegg list
Edited by brodie337 - 3/27/11 at 7:20pm
Lithium
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 1055t, 4GHz @ 1.455V Gigabyte GA880GMA-UD2H Asus GTX480 Corsair XMS3 1600 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair XMS3 1600 Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB  Samsung SATA DVD Burner 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 26.5in Asus 26.5in Asus Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless Otaku (Brown MX) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
850W Silverstone Strider Plus Lian Li PC-V351 (Modded for MOAR AIRFLOW!) Logitech G700 Razer Goliathus Extended Speed. 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair XMS3 1600 Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB  Samsung SATA DVD Burner 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 26.5in Asus 26.5in Asus Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless Otaku (Brown MX) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
850W Silverstone Strider Plus Lian Li PC-V351 (Modded for MOAR AIRFLOW!) Logitech G700 Razer Goliathus Extended Speed. 
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post #10 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by oventek View Post
showing a 460 and a 560
I deleted the 460 hours ago, and decided to nut up and go with the 560
New Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 N560GTX-Ti TF2 8gb RipjawX DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
60GB Vertex 2, 1TB F3 Asus VW246H Antec TP 650 HAF 922 
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New Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 N560GTX-Ti TF2 8gb RipjawX DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
60GB Vertex 2, 1TB F3 Asus VW246H Antec TP 650 HAF 922 
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