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post #1 of 11
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Hey guys I'm building a new PC. I'm fairly new to to building custom PC's. Just want to know what you guys think and/or any changes I should make.

Here's the build:

intel i7 2600k
asus p8p67 deluxe motherboard
ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570
Corsair HX Series 850W power supply
Corsair Vengeance 8 gig memory (1600)
ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm

And the coolermaster storm sniper or NZXT Phantom?????

Please let me know what you guys think
post #2 of 11
Eeeww that cooler is so 5 years ago.
Id change the cooler personally. I'd go with a Corsair H-50 or Megahalems
with some high quality thermal paste, Like Shin estsu G751(I know I spelled it wrong) or mx-2 or mx-4.
Edited by Dan17z - 4/12/11 at 4:01pm
post #3 of 11
what are you using it for? 2600k is overkill, 2500k is overkill for games really...

and a gtx 570 is not that much better than a 560 ti, maybe if it was only 280 but it is 350$ and the 560 ti is around 260$ and there is like a 2-3% difference
Edited by phantasmor - 4/12/11 at 4:19pm
post #4 of 11
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what are you using it for? 2600k is overkill, 2500k is overkill for games really...

and a gtx 570 is not that much better than a 560 ti, maybe if it was only 280 but it is 350$ and the 560 ti is around 260$ and there is like a 2-3% difference
Let the man/woman build what he wants. If he can afford it, he should be able to do what he/she wants.

People keep forgetting what forum they are at.

This is OVERCLOCK.NET - The Pursuit of Performance
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Onlybuyhardwarethatyouneed.net - Helping people buy hardware that barely meets their needs.
post #5 of 11
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I'm a bit skeptical about water cooling. I've heard that it can be high maintenance, is that true?

I planning on using the rig for a lot of gaming. I'm also a flight sim enthusiast, so I'd rather chip in the extra money for a high end cpu rather then a top of the line graphics card.
post #6 of 11
i just did home build today, was working really nice for about 3 hours all fans working nicely and temperature was good even when streaming 1080 from you tube and playing crysis 2. all spacers in the case, not to tightly. really cool.

then just lost power and when i press power button nothing is happening, no fans drives...not power. hower PSU power light remains and seems fine...any ideas what happened?
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Dan17z View Post
Let the man/woman build what he wants. If he can afford it, he should be able to do what he/she wants.

People keep forgetting what forum they are at.

This is OVERCLOCK.NET - The Pursuit of Performance
and not
Onlybuyhardwarethatyouneed.net - Helping people buy hardware that barely meets their needs.
i am not telling him to buy something that barely suits his needs.... i am saying that it is overkill... i am not saying don't get it.... i will say that he might go 6970 for that price, or the 480.... but i never said "don't get what you want"
post #8 of 11
CM Storm Sniper for sure.

I like the Zalman cooler. I almost got one but it was just over my budget at the time.
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I'm a bit skeptical about water cooling. I've heard that it can be high maintenance, is that true?

I planning on using the rig for a lot of gaming. I'm also a flight sim enthusiast, so I'd rather chip in the extra money for a high end cpu rather then a top of the line graphics card.
If you are concerned about water cooling, then just air cool for now although choose a different cooler .

The 570 you have will be fine in terms of running the latest games.

For the case, a CM Sniper or Scout should be fine or you could go with the Phantom, your choice.
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post #10 of 11
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I'm a bit skeptical about water cooling. I've heard that it can be high maintenance, is that true?

I planning on using the rig for a lot of gaming. I'm also a flight sim enthusiast, so I'd rather chip in the extra money for a high end cpu rather then a top of the line graphics card.
The H-50 is water cooling technically, but it is fully self contained. It comes filled and sealed off. You will never need to drain or fill it.
Unless you cut it open . . ..
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