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Hello OCN:

Helping a friend out with a build list. He told me to stay under $1200 so I put together this build. Please give me any feedback you would like.

Case is his personal preference so that isn't going to change. Wondering if I should choose another MOBO/GPU/RAM. These are the ones I went with.

Thanks!

CPU: $315 i7 2600K Sandybridge
MOBO: $180 MSI P67A-GD65 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
RAM: $210 CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600
PSU: $120 Corsair 650HX Modular
GPU: $250 MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB
HDD: $65 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0 Gb/s
Case: $120 Antec 902
Optical: $20 LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner

Total: $1279 before rebates

Optional Upgrades:

Sound Card: $200 Xonar Essence STX
CPU Heatsink: $100 Corsair H70
SSD: $190 Intel X-25M G2 80GB SSD
Edited by the_xpert - 4/19/11 at 8:23pm
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everything EXCEPT the case and RAM is good.Drop the 2600K and get 2500K instead,only difference is HT
You should get 1.5v RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231444
Edited by Redwoodz - 4/18/11 at 11:56pm
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post #3 of 34
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post
everything EXCEPT the case and RAM is good.
Case isn't going to change as stated. What RAM do you suggest instead?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post
everything EXCEPT the case and RAM is good.
says the guy with the Aerocoo...
     
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post #5 of 34
at least get the 902 instead. its much nicer looking than the original.
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post #6 of 34
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I'm gonna get a h70 on there as well to eat up the remaining funds. The 902 is $20 more and really doesn't provide more features to justify the increase in costs.
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post #7 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by ALiShaikh View Post
says the guy with the Aerocoo...
your a smart one are you?
perhaps you would like to see my Zalman or the Fractal R3?I spent $30 on this case and it works just fine.I wouldn't spend $90 on a case with no cable management.
The Antec 900 is not that bad,just there is better for less.
Edited by Redwoodz - 4/19/11 at 12:13am
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Take the flame wars elsewhere please. Constructive feedback appreciated. Thanks all
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post #9 of 34
Looks really good to me. Or maybe try to find a cheap 6950? Also maybe show him some other cases if he hasnt seen a Lian Li.
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post #10 of 34
Great deal on the XFX 650w modular if that is an option
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207007
it is on OCN's rec. list.That may help upgrade somewhere else.
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Samsung 470 SSD 128GB 
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