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So I've been looking to build a new computer since my current system is a POS and constantly has performance issues. I don't have the latest stuff so I probably don't know whats best for me. Definitely aiming toward a 2600k though; I multitask a lot and run tons of programs at once.

Probably aiming for around $1600-1800 for the parts ,ignore dvd drive.

I already have a Corsair 850AX and a 560 Ti.

CPU:2600k $330
Case: 800D $280
HDD: 4x Spinpoint F3 $220 .
I download a lot of stuff.
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance? $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233144
Is this a good choice for ram?
Sound Card: ht omega claro halo $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-004-_-Product
want to buy it cause it has built in amp to power my headphones?
Total=$1230

MotherBoard:Not sure, aiming toward a Gigabyte board, but what should I choose, UD4,UD5, or UD7. What are the differences between each of them?
SSD: What is a good choice for a SSD to be used as a boot drive and my most commonly used applications.

Next part:
Well my last part is deciding on cooling separate from my budget above. Do you think a total scrub like me could assemble a simple cpu water loop without jacking it up? Well if so what should I get.

Preferably I would like to get a cylindrical reservoir, and a 360 rad just for future expandability. But would you please suggest other parts and everything thing else like fittings because I have no idea.

If not I could always get an H50 or something like that.

Am I missing anything else?
Oh, and thanks for your troubles

*Will overclock cpu
Edited by jumpdownlow - 3/28/11 at 3:22am
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post #2 of 12
Less ram. 4GB is enough, but i recommend 8gb.

16GB will never get used, unless your editing 4K video and running 3 instances of GTA4.

A noctura D14 will be enough for you.

Only consider water cooling in a CPU/GPU combo loop.

A corsair 120GB SSD will be awesome for boot drive.

if you really want to go water, a XPSC 360rad kit will suffice, it includes all the high quality components you need.

800D is okay if you like it. Stock fans are a little weak, but if it gets too toasty in there you can replace the stock fans/get the dremel out
Grab a Asus Xonar DX2, it's around the same price and is reputable brand, and is well known in the OCN community for being awesome.
Edited by SpeedNuggeT - 3/28/11 at 3:17am
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Less ram. 4GB is enough, but i recommend 8gb.

16GB will never get used, unless your editing 4K video and running 3 instances of GTA4.

A noctura D14 will be enough for you.

Only consider water cooling in a CPU/GPU combo loop.

A corsair 120GB SSD will be awesome for boot drive.
Don't want a big ugly brown fan/heatsink in my case :/
Edited by jumpdownlow - 3/28/11 at 3:19am
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Don't want a big ugly brown fan/heatsink in my case :/
No problems, take a look at the Silver arrow!


Also take a look at my previous post i ninjaed it.
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how loud are the fans, because i would like to keep the sound to a minimum, also would be overclocking the cpu.
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how loud are the fans, because i would like to keep the sound to a minimum, also would be overclocking the cpu.
The silver arrow and the D14 both run dead on silent. Overclocking doesn't affect noise, as the 120mm fans cap out at about 1500RPM (I think).

They are seriously dead silent at low power, and at high power they sound like a case fan.

Low power noise adapters=SILENT
Standard= Almost silent

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You could always dunk it in a tank of mineral oil. Dead silent
    
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You could always dunk it in a tank of mineral oil. Dead silent
Stupid idea.
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If you'd like to venture into a custom WC loop and you're a beginner I'd first suggest you check out this link and do as much research as you can. Pick up the Rasa 750 RX360 kit here as it's very easy to install and suitable for a beginner. It has everything you need in the box with the exception of a microbial compound like PT-Nuke or Killcoil. You would also want to run straight distilled water instead of the fluid that comes with the kit.

As far as RAM is concerned I think you're on the right track but I agree with the post above me about 16GB being too much. It's a waste of money at this point to have that much. 8GB is a good amount and even that is a bit expandable-proof.

Your choice of processor is obviously a good choice and I think it would more than suit your needs. As far as the motherboard is concerned, I'd recommend aiming at one and then doing some research on it. In months passed the P67 chipset had a "recall" because of a SATA performance degradation issue. I know they've started releasing new revisions that have corrected that problem but I'd still do my homework and make sure users aren't reporting any more legitimate problems with the board. Especially since you're set on getting a gigabyte board. Gigabyte is known to make a very good product but I've heard an astonishing amount of issues with their customer service when something goes wrong.

EDIT: And this ^ is what happens when you click "reply" and then go smoke a cigarette.. 10 people post before you're done with the reply and most of your response is redundant *sigh*
Edited by Blue6228 - 3/28/11 at 3:33am
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Stupid idea.
Actually, it's not. I've done it, currently am doing it. While it is a bit messy, it works GREAT!
    
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