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New build some help please :)

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So sa title says i'm helping my friend to build a new rig here are the specs of the old one so to know what are we to improve on


- Cooler Master HAF-X case with additional top 200mm fan
- EVGA 141-770 Mobo
- i7-950 @ 3.06 ghz (stock)
- Corsair Hydro H70
- 2 - GTX-580 Blackops edition OC'd Graphics cards
- 2 - Crucial 256gb SSD cards raid 0
- 2 - Black caviar 1tb HD's in raid0
- 12gb Corsair Dom DDR3 ram
- Razer Barracuda AC-1 gaming sound card
- Corsair AX-1200 Power supply

And before you say it , yes this is still a great machine but he obviously has too much money and wants a new one
It has to be better than this one but not necessarily some over the top SR-2 platform , oh and no custom WC loops but maybe some nice RAID10 setup....

Here is what i'm thinking:

- Thermaltake VH6000BWS Armor+ Case
- Intel Core i7-2600k Unlocked
- ASUS Sabertooth P67 B3 TUF Edition
or more likely ASUS P8P67 LE B3 Intel P67
(still not sure about that)
- Corsair Hydro H70
- 2 x GTX590 Quad SLI -- He seems too like Nvidia and he's not going to do any overclocking on the GPU's.
- Ultra X4 1200-Watt Modular Power Supply
- Creative Labs SoundBlaster X-FI Titanium Fatal1ty Pro

That's it for now still thinking about HHD's/SSD's any advise would be greatly appreciated.
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Unless your friend is absolutely made of money and in desperate need of pc pwer, i.e he does video encoding etc, this upgrade is waste of money imo.

However, with that being said. The asus P8P67 PRO ic better than the sabertooth, but make sure you get the B3 revision.

Also as for cooling, you might aswell do watercooling instead of that corsair, i sugest XSPC rx360 kit with gpu block on too for those 590s.

EDIT: didnt see the ssd bit at bottom, best bang fo' buck ssd's are crucial c300s or ocz vertex 2, make sure you get big drive, i.e 120gb instead of 60gbx2 and raiding them, they slow down relatively quick...I should know, mine have! :O
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That's barely an upgrade. Why re-build the whole thing? If your friend really wants to quad-fire 2x 590s, then sell the 580s and get the 590s. Buy the sound card and keep the same case, the HAF-X is a beast. Bam. Upgraded.
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Unless your friend is absolutely made of money and in desperate need of pc pwer, i.e he does video encoding etc, this upgrade is waste of money imo.

However, with that being said. The asus P8P67 PRO ic better than the sabertooth, but make sure you get the B3 revision.

Also as for cooling, you might aswell do watercooling instead of that corsair, i sugest XSPC rx360 kit with gpu block on too for those 590s.

EDIT: didnt see the ssd bit at bottom, best bang fo' buck ssd's are crucial c300s or ocz vertex 2, make sure you get big drive, i.e 120gb instead of 60gbx2 and raiding them, they slow down relatively quick...I should know, mine have! :O
I know that this upgrade is absolutely unnecessary (and i told him so) but obviously he wants something new , better and has some cash to burn.

Sadly he doesn't want custom WC loops that's why i stick with H70.
As for SSD's i was thinking about going with Vertex 2 drives this time as his Crucial C300 RAID died on him . he had to RMA both of the drives (all thought only one was faulty) and this prompted him to build a new rig.
Only thing is that Vertex 2 is slower that Crucial C300 not by much but still...
So im still thinking about some nice RAID setup.
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