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Hey guys I'm building a PC for the first time and I think after a bunch of research I know what I'm getting finally. Still not completely sure on all my parts and was looking for some advice/input.

What I am planning on getting so far:

Intel i7-2600k
Noctua NH-D14
Asus P8P67 Pro Motherboard
Cooler Master 922 HAF Mid-tower case
16 GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 1600mhz RAM
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 570
Corsair AX850 Professional Power Supply
Crucial C300 128GB SSD
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB HDD

I'm planning on using the rig for gaming as well as some other java based programs.(I do need the ram.) I'm pretty much certain on the 2600K and from what I've read I think the MB is a good choice for the price. I know Mushkin is good ram but I hear good things about G.Skill was well. As for the graphics card I'm still uncertain. I originally wanted the R6950 Twin FrozR III but I think the non-ref Gigabyte 570 may be a better investment.(Also considering MSI TFIII 570?) As for the power supply I should be all set as Corsair is always a great choice. $200 for the C300 SSD which I think is a good deal for its performance. For the HDD I hear both the F3's and the WD Cav Blacks are good and I'm really not sure which I should get.

Would really appreciate any advice. Thanks!
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i7-2600K 4.4Ghz Asus P8P67 Pro MSI Twin FrozR III GTX 570 PE 16GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600Mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Samsung EVO 840x2 Raid 0 Asus 24x DVD-RW Windows 10 Professional 64-bit Corsair AX860i 
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Cooler Master HAF 922 
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i7-2600K 4.4Ghz Asus P8P67 Pro MSI Twin FrozR III GTX 570 PE 16GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600Mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Samsung EVO 840x2 Raid 0 Asus 24x DVD-RW Windows 10 Professional 64-bit Corsair AX860i 
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Cooler Master HAF 922 
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post #2 of 25
Are you going to get another graphics card to SLI later? If not you can cut down on the PSU, otherwise it's looking good.
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Intel i7 950 @ 4 GHz 1.22v ASUS Rampage III Extreme Gainward GTX 580 Corsair Dominator GT 2000 MHz CL8 6GB 
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Intel X25 40GB SSD + WD Caviar Black 1TB Normal DVD one! Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) Benq T2210HD 21,5" 
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Intel X25 40GB SSD + WD Caviar Black 1TB Normal DVD one! Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) Benq T2210HD 21,5" 
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Razer BlackWidow Ultimate ordered! Cooler Master Silent Pro 850W Corsair Obsidian 800d Razer Mamba 
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post #3 of 25
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Originally Posted by Recluse View Post
Are you going to get another graphics card to SLI later? If not you can cut down on the PSU, otherwise it's looking good.
Yeah down the road(hopefully I don't need it soon, but with technology you never know) I probably will try and SLI which is a good reason for the 850, also it comes with an 8 year warranty so I could make some good use out of it if I ever updated cpu/mobo as well as gpu(s).
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600K 4.4Ghz Asus P8P67 Pro MSI Twin FrozR III GTX 570 PE 16GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600Mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Samsung EVO 840x2 Raid 0 Asus 24x DVD-RW Windows 10 Professional 64-bit Corsair AX860i 
Case
Cooler Master HAF 922 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600K 4.4Ghz Asus P8P67 Pro MSI Twin FrozR III GTX 570 PE 16GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600Mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Samsung EVO 840x2 Raid 0 Asus 24x DVD-RW Windows 10 Professional 64-bit Corsair AX860i 
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Cooler Master HAF 922 
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post #4 of 25
Looks good to me. Not sure how well that memory overclocks, but my I am not having much luck with my g.skill set. 16GB is going to be hard to OC no matter what so if you want faster memory and 16GB it might be better to go for the 1866 or 2133 stock speed. Other than that just make sure when you install windows you have AHCI enabled to maximize performance out of the c300. I tested both, and go about a 100mb/sec difference from AHCI (380mb/sec) and IDE (280mb/sec).

Oh and gets some nice fans for the D-14 to push pull if your planning to OC your chip too.

Have fun!
    
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2600K GA-P67A-UD7-B3 EVGA GTX470 SLI 16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
C300 64GB + 150GB Raptor 30" 3007WFP-HC + 20" 2007FP Portait (3760x1600) Realforce 87u 
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C300 64GB + 150GB Raptor 30" 3007WFP-HC + 20" 2007FP Portait (3760x1600) Realforce 87u 
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post #5 of 25
I have to agree with stuiees on the RAM, I think you will be better off with 1866. Also have you considered the Vertex 3 instead of the C300?

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/mem...sandy-bridge/1
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i7-2600K Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5-B3 EVGA GTX 570 SC EVGA GTX 570 SC 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X 1866 Samsung 840 Pro  iHAS324 - Lite-On DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 
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Windows 10 ASUS VN248 ASUS VN248 Logitech G510 
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RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X 1866 Samsung 840 Pro  iHAS324 - Lite-On DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 
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post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by bratas View Post
I have to agree with stuiees on the RAM, I think you will be better off with 1866. Also have you considered the Vertex 3 instead of the C300?

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/mem...sandy-bridge/1
The Vertex 3 is over $110 more for 8 less gb and from what I've seen I'm not really too sure the performance is that much better.

As for the RAM, I was hoping to get at least 12 or ideally 16. Is the 1866 really that much better than the 1600? I found a similar set of 12gb for a bit more (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226196) would you suggest that?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600K 4.4Ghz Asus P8P67 Pro MSI Twin FrozR III GTX 570 PE 16GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600Mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Samsung EVO 840x2 Raid 0 Asus 24x DVD-RW Windows 10 Professional 64-bit Corsair AX860i 
Case
Cooler Master HAF 922 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600K 4.4Ghz Asus P8P67 Pro MSI Twin FrozR III GTX 570 PE 16GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600Mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Samsung EVO 840x2 Raid 0 Asus 24x DVD-RW Windows 10 Professional 64-bit Corsair AX860i 
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Cooler Master HAF 922 
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post #7 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rarazuh View Post
As for the RAM, I was hoping to get at least 12 or ideally 16. Is the 1866 really that much better than the 1600? I found a similar set of 12gb for a bit more (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226196) would you suggest that?
No, performance difference in negligible.
post #8 of 25
instead if you plan gaming and would like to overclock that 570, just get the asus DirectCU II because it has more power phases (if you plan to overvolt it).
    
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1Tb Hitachi SATA II Maxtor 250Gb SATA II Samsung SH-S223 Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX 
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post #9 of 25
looks like a sweet build. I approve!
 
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- 850 Samsung Pro 1TB - H100i GTX - Windows 7 Ultimate - AMH A399U 40" 4K 
PowerCase
- Cooler Master V850 - NXZT 340S 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
-4670K @ 4.2GHZ -Gigabyte Z87 -GTX780 Classified -G.Skill 1600 
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-64GB SSD + 3.5TB HDD -X-Star 27" Surround -G19 -Antec 650w 
CaseMouse
-Corsair 350D -G9X 
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-I7 2600k @ 4.5GHz -Maximus IV Extreme -GTX780 Classified -RipjawX 16GB 
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-1TB Caviar Black/64GB SSD -Asus -Windows 7 Ultimate -X-Star 27" Surround  
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PowerCase
- Cooler Master V850 - NXZT 340S 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
-4670K @ 4.2GHZ -Gigabyte Z87 -GTX780 Classified -G.Skill 1600 
Hard DriveMonitorKeyboardPower
-64GB SSD + 3.5TB HDD -X-Star 27" Surround -G19 -Antec 650w 
CaseMouse
-Corsair 350D -G9X 
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-I7 2600k @ 4.5GHz -Maximus IV Extreme -GTX780 Classified -RipjawX 16GB 
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-1TB Caviar Black/64GB SSD -Asus -Windows 7 Ultimate -X-Star 27" Surround  
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Go to page 5 http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/mem...sandy-bridge/5 real world test 2.

Here is a 16GB kit. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231429
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i7-2600K Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5-B3 EVGA GTX 570 SC EVGA GTX 570 SC 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X 1866 Samsung 840 Pro  iHAS324 - Lite-On DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 
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Windows 10 ASUS VN248 ASUS VN248 Logitech G510 
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RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X 1866 Samsung 840 Pro  iHAS324 - Lite-On DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 ASUS VN248 ASUS VN248 Logitech G510 
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