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post #11 of 41
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Originally Posted by Iceman23 View Post
Any reason you stayed away from Sandy Bridge?
I'm with him. Get a 2500k or 2600k if you need HT.
Crossfire two 6950 2gb instead of a single 580.
Downgrade psu to a quality 750-850 watt.
IF you are WC then the 800D is perfect, for air cooling in that price range there is the FT02 and the HAFX.

You should probably get some form of cooling...

This is the most help I can give based on the OP. You need to tell us what your uses will be, what resolution your monitor is, and so on.
post #12 of 41
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Gaming mostly, but the 12gb is really just to fill the board up for aesthetics lol, I guess thats a little shallow but oh well.
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post #13 of 41
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So me and my bro decided to try and build our first comp. We have been doing some research and have came up with the following hardware:

ASUS Rampage III Extreme
Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz
EVGA GeForce GTX 580
Corsair Performance 3 Series 128GB
Western Digital Black 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3
2x G.SKILL PI 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Corsair Obsidian Series 800D
CORSAIR Professional Series AX1200 1200W

i know the psu is a bit much for now but we plan on getting another 580 when the funds are there.

We pretty much need some advice and/or constructive criticism on the build.
I would get a sandy brigde build insted.
Cpu- i7 2600k(better than i7 960)
mobo- asus maximusIV extreme
cpu cooler- noctura nh d14
Sandy bridge OC's better than bloom field.
Hope u like this suggestion
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post #14 of 41
It has already been said, but here again.

Dont overkill the powersupply, its not needed. a good 850-950 will be more than enough power for your system.

There is no reason to not go with LGA1155 and sandybridge.

I dont know why they are telling you to go away from the WD black drive. They are fairly fast, but loud. You wont see any noticeable difference with the Hitachi. If you have the money get a SSD for your boot drive, otherwise the black will work fine.

Get a good heatsink.

My $.02
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If you plan to overclock filling up all 6 slots can hold you back.
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post #16 of 41
I'd go Sandybridge. Look at the board on my last post, and read the reviews. Great board.
    
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post #17 of 41
Once again go w/Sandy Bridge...and lower the PSU to 1kW
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post #18 of 41
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Crossfire two 6950 2gb instead of a single 580.

I agree with u
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post #19 of 41
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I'd go Sandybridge. Look at the board on my last post, and read the reviews. Great board.
Too expensive. More features than most people will use, so for most it is a waste of money.
post #20 of 41
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I would get a sandy brigde build insted.
Cpu- i7 2600k(better than i7 960)
mobo- asus maximusIV extreme
cpu cooler- noctura nh d14
Sandy bridge OC's better than bloom field.
Hope u like this suggestion
Only reason to get a 1366 build is if you are getting a 990X at this point IMO...While the 960 is a great chip. I think you will be more satisfied with a 2600k.
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