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I am fairly knowledgeable about the 1366 socket cpus and have been reading in about the amazing oc potential of the new 2500k/2600k chips over the last few months and was set on going that platform but have also been browsing CL and have come up on a deal that is "seemingly" too good to pass up.

I was originally set on spending ~$1200+ US for a pc but would like to ask for your opinion on this build up for sale. I am sorry to have this be my first post but I have been a long time browser of ocn for the last couple years now but have been using a macbook pro while in college. (OC'd gpu + cpu, kept fan on blast while gaming lol (70% plus but it doesn't really bother me), but haven't had a decent rig to show off here.

Anyway, please give me your input on this pc/ its components and let me know if its possible to get more for my $$.

*Highend CoolerMaster Stacker 832 case (with an extra 4in3 drive bay) [Looks like it has "decent" airflow and originally cost a fair amount
*Asus P6x58D Premium motherboard [any con's to this for OCing? I know it has usb3.0 and sata6 but thats all]
*Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8 MB LGA1366 CPU [he told me he ran it at 3.6 @ 1.18v which was Lower than stock. Looks to be a good chip BUT I want to aim for 4.0+
*G.Skill 2x2GB PI memory [not sure why he went dual channel here or the quality of these chips b/c he wasn't specific enough, planning on getting 1 more 2gb stick OR is it worth it to buy some other, maybe faster ram for ocing]
*EVGA 9800GTX graphics card --> I know. I was so set on finding a 6950 2gb deal for around $230-250 hopefully, but found a PNY 480 performance edition for $180! Am I stupid for not jumping on this? They look to be at least 300(used, don't mind too much--> going for BUDGETxPerformance lol)
*Western Digital Black 500GB harddrive [meh]
*Thermalright extreme 120 heatsink [a pretty good cooler I know, no point in going for any other air cooler unless its water right, not sure if he has a push-pull setup. Is the archon/noctua/Rev B. etc way better?
*Scythe case fans
*24" Soyo Topaz S LCD monitor (MVA panel, NOT a low grade TN-panel with poor colors and viewing angles!) [eh, looks to be a couple years old, no hdmi, not sure aboutt res hopefully 1080p but its FREE lol
*Legitimate boxed versions of Windows Vista Ultimate and Office 2007.


For the magical price of 550. 500 w/o software
Am I stupid not to buy asap??
Pretty much is this a decent case to oc with the cooler provided, can I aim for 4.0, and which GPU should I go with, open to suggestions.

Why he's selling? He said he went to a 2500k, but isn't getting too much of a performance gain (not sure if he's pushing 4.5+)

Thanks in advance, and sorry for the essay (got too excited)

With a good gpu + maybe more mem and cooling fans this'll be unbeatable in the $700-$750 dollar price range right? If I go ahead and spend 850-900 somewhere else, can I find something THAT much better?

EDIT: no psu/dvd drive sorry didn't realize.. still a good deal I guess.

Was also looking at this for $800, could possibly talk down $50 max, but it is a complete comp (But no LCD)
i7 930 processor
Asus p6t motherboard
EVGA GTX 470 graphics card with EVGA metal backplate AND high flow bracket
OCZ Gold 6gb memory with Corsair memory cooler
Custom modded Cooler Master HAF 932 full tower case
Corsair H50 closed water cooling system
Lamptron 45W x6 Fan controller
1TB HDD with windows
DVD/CD Burner/reader (stealthed)
750W power supply

Anyone got a good 24 inch or around there?
Edited by gabeomatic - 4/14/11 at 8:12pm
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That's a ridiculous deal. It would be silly not to buy it. Sure Sandy Bridge is faster and will OC more, but really for the price you can't go wrong and overclocked 920s are not slow by any means.
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Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
5 x 8TB Seagate IronWolf Pro in ZF2 Array CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo FreeNAS 11 EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W Gold 
Case
Fractal Design Node 804 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k Asus Z97 Pro WIFI-AC Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury Tri-X OC+  G.Skill 4 x 8GB F3-2133C9D-16GXH 
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2 x Intel 730 480GB SSD in RAID 0 Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Noctua NH-D15 Winblows 10 Pro x64 
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Pixio PX277 Logitech G510 Seasonic SS-660XP2 Fractal Design R4 Blackout 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G500 Xtrac Ripper 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8Z68-V Pro MSI R7970 Lightning BE 2 x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws 2133mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 240GB and WD Black 1TB Asus DRW-24B1ST Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorPowerCase
Hannspree 24 inch Thermaltake Tough Power TP-750P 750W Gold Cooler Master HAF 932 
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FreeNAS
(9 items)
 
Beast
(14 items)
 
Alura :)
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1245 v5 SuperMicro X11SSM-F-O C236 Integrated 2 x 16GB Kingston ValueRAM ECC KVR21E15D8/16 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
5 x 8TB Seagate IronWolf Pro in ZF2 Array CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo FreeNAS 11 EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W Gold 
Case
Fractal Design Node 804 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k Asus Z97 Pro WIFI-AC Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury Tri-X OC+  G.Skill 4 x 8GB F3-2133C9D-16GXH 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2 x Intel 730 480GB SSD in RAID 0 Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Noctua NH-D15 Winblows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Pixio PX277 Logitech G510 Seasonic SS-660XP2 Fractal Design R4 Blackout 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G500 Xtrac Ripper 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8Z68-V Pro MSI R7970 Lightning BE 2 x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws 2133mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 240GB and WD Black 1TB Asus DRW-24B1ST Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorPowerCase
Hannspree 24 inch Thermaltake Tough Power TP-750P 750W Gold Cooler Master HAF 932 
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