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My curreny build is

ANTEC900 / P5K / E8400 / 4870x2 / 4GB OCZ REAPERS

I'm about to buy a fresh new setup, and got a list, would like to know what you guys think about it, maybe replace something that can be cheaper and better or whatever..

1x GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3P-B3

1x Intel® Core™ i7-2600K

1x GeIL 8 GB DDR3-1333 Quad-Kit

1x Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced

Yes the website is in dutch, but I guess most of you don't need to read the specs to know what it is..

Graphics card I will buy second hand, and will probably be a 6870..

I still need a good CPU cooler, recommendations?

At the moment I've got a Corsair 650W PSU, will this still be enough?

Greets,
Gregg
post #2 of 6
RAM - The ram you chose isn't the greatest, I'd go for 1600 if you can. Since DDR3 is relatively cheap you can get some really nice DDR3 for a good price. I got my 8GB Vengeance set for $99 on Newegg with free shipping. Only con to the vengeance sets is their timings aren't really great stock and you'll have to do some tweaking if you care about high timings. I don't so I left them alone.

Case - Looks fine, should fit everything well.

Cooler - You're going to get 10 different answers from ten different people. You have multiple choices here. You can go "real" watercooling, but then the case you chose wouldn't work too well when it comes to room. You can go Noctua DH-14, it's considered one of the best air coolers on the market. OR you can go Corsair H60/70 "fake" watercooling. I have the H70, it does the job incredibly well.

And yes, 650w will be perfectly fine unless you plan on crossfiring or anything related, then you'll need to upgrade.
Edited by pjBSOD - 3/31/11 at 12:01am
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Sweet, ye, already thought that 1600 will be better.
About the cooling, indeed saw the H50 & H70, looks very good, any chance that you can replace the tubes on it? with a transparent one?
Probably will go for a watercooling one for the CPU, since atm i got everything air cooled, and have to clean the whole pc every 2 months or something, antec 900 is like a vacuumcleaner
post #4 of 6
Nope, you can't replace them. Well, I don't know if you can but I wouldn't advise it in any way
post #5 of 6
I'd go for a 2x 4GB setup with the RAM.

Other than that, have you considered shaving some cost on going with the Core i5 2500K? It's essentially the same CPU, only a bit less stock frequency and it lacks Hyper-threading. Since this is a K model, meaning overclocking, let's toss the frequency difference out (unless you're going for super overclocks, then I don't know, maybe the 2600K is better there). Personally, I don't find Hyper-threading worth ~33% more in price, but it's just a consideration.
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Those chips OC so well I wouldn't put any more money into watercooling it. People are hitting 5 gigz on air. I was 4.8Ghz stable under my CM Hyper 212. My suggestion is grab that, its like 30 bucks, replace the fans and dump the money you saved into a better GPU or something. Just my two cents though. Not bashing anyone elses idea.
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