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From reading your post I'll take a stab in th dark that you're not worry about $ of the over all build. Also your build is simular to the one I'll be finishing up on ordering this friday. here are the things I have picked up on in the few weeks that I have been reading this forum.

If your going to over clock the SB CPU, CPu cooling is a must and not so much on the cooling the RAM. So top of the line air CPU coolers are Noctua NH-D14 and Thermalright Silver Arrow. Simi water cool is the Corsair H70. I have the Noctua.

As for RAM most suggest 1.5 volt ratings, it's supposted to match up better with the SB CPU. I have gone with G.Skill ripjaws 8 gb ( 4gbx2) cl8-8-8-24. This RAm will also fit under the after market CPu cooler.
    
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Cause NZXT Phantom is more sexier and more boss mode and comes in 3 colors
Of course you think that, thats why you own them!! NO i was just saying and ALSO i love my HAF-X AND H-70 ! SO I DONT SEE HOW HE CAN GO WRONG ,WITH WHATEVER HE CHOSES!!
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Originally Posted by MIKEVALL View Post
Looks good to me! I like HAF- cases I own a HAF-X great features!! Do you plan to overclock at all? I would suggest a good cpu cooler, High end air or i really like my H-70 ( EASY INSTALL GOOD TEMPS)
Thanks for all the suggestions....I think the Cooler Master HAF X will be a good fit for this new build, so I'll be updating my purchase plans.

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NZXT Phantom + Noctua NH-D14 = Happiness
As mentioned in the original post I have a real issue with system temps. So how does the Noctua NH-D14 compare to COOLER MASTER Hyper? The footprint on the Noctua is concerning - does it limit space and cause issues with possible memory options?
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As mentioned in the original post I have a real issue with system temps. So how does the Noctua NH-D14 compare to COOLER MASTER Hyper? The footprint on the Noctua is concerning - does it limit space and cause issues with possible memory options?
The Noctua NH-D14 is better, along with the Silverarrow. Depending on your overclock the COOLER MASTER Hyper should suffice, but since you mentioned temp concern i'd go with the Noctua NH-D14 or Silverarrow.

With either cooler i would visit their site and look for memory clearance compatiablitity (i know for sure the Noctua NH-D14 has a list), search online or checkout the air-cooling section.

I can tell you the Noctua NH-D14 is pretty dam quiet if thats a concern and the included TIM is rated very good
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Hi all,

I'm working on a build to replace my very outdated hardware.

The goal is to get the pc put together by the end of the month, so I'm planning on purchasing parts over the next week or so.

I'm not necessarily looking for a gaming machine, more of a high performance machine I can use for running VMs and rather intensive applications (photoshop, autodesk). I don't really know too much about which parts to purchase at the higher end, though I should be all right putting it together once I get the pieces. I appreciate any input or suggestions you can give me.

Anyways:

CPU:
$330
Sandybridge i7-2600k 3.4Ghz Quad
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115070

Motherboard:
$330
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128480

RAM: Looking for 8 GB
$140*2 = $280
2 x (G.SKILL (2*2GB))
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231451

I'm not sure about the fan on the memory, whether its a good idea in general, or whether G.Skill is a good brand?

Case:
$160
COOLER MASTER HAF 932
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119160

I thought this case looked nice, I liked the large fan on the side. I looked at the cases on the r/buildapc guide, and I thought they looked kind of boring, I'm not really sure why I would pick one of those over this one.

http://media.photobucket.com/image/r...uide/Guide.png

Power:
$200
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 1000w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171056

SSD:
$300
OCZ Technology 120 GB Vertex 3
http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Technology.../dp/B004Q81CKY

Harddrives:
$150
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136322

$75
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136767

Cooling: ? Not sure if I need additional fans or what?

I'm particularly interested in your thoughts on a good case, and related to that, I've had issues with cases / fans running too loud / heat in the past. If anyone has any suggestions on a better case or what I can do to dissipate heat better I'd appreciate it.

I'll be putting 2 8800GTs in it for now to run in sli, and after the next Nvidia refresh I'll be purchasing whatever high end card comes out then. Like I said, I'm willing to wait to play games, it's not the main purpose of the machine, and I really can't afford to shell out for a high end card along with the rest of the parts all at once.

I was going to use the SSD for OS + applications. The 1TB hard drive is all of my pictures, movies, and general content. I was going to use the 10,000 rpm drive to host VMs / another OS if I dual boot as it would limit the I/O bottleneck on my virtual machines.

I'm more of a software guy than a hardware guy, so I'm a bit outmatched here, though I do need the performance. Thanks for any recommendations!
CPU - fine
Motherboard - probably the best available and holds the majority of world records for Sandy Bridge
RAM - This would be better RAM and save you some funds too. It will also work with the D14 (not with RAM Fans not needed anyway) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231435
SSD - that is the best avail if you can get it
HDD - I would swap for Samsung F3 Spinpoints 1TB
HSF - D14 or SA (these are the best Aircooling available including Corsair Hx0 series.)
Cases - regardless if your gonna go Air cooling I would look at Silverstone cases, Raven, FT02, or TJ11. These are the best Aircooling cases out there.
PSU - why do you need a 1000watt PSU? Are you going with tri-SLI or something? If your just going to go with normal SLI GTX 580's or even 590's an 850watt will do what you need.
Edited by bratas - 4/7/11 at 11:22am
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post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by Rabbs View Post
Cause NZXT Phantom is more sexier and more boss mode and comes in 3 colors
Pfff 800D, most beast case I know and the sexiest looking, love those clean looks! It's a bit heavy and HUGE tho and not really good for air cooling if you don't install all the optional fans and possibly do like me have a 2nd fan in the PSU chamber to blow air up to the one that's originally installed in the bottom as intake, still a lovely case tho!
Edited by Recluse - 4/7/11 at 12:20pm
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