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Need help building a new computer as my current build is about 5 years old and im still running amd 4600 + nvidia 9600... lol


This is what im looking at.

2 of these in SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127565

ASUS motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131701

Intel i7 sandybridge 2600k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115070

cooler master haf x
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-225-_-Product

Corsair Ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145345

i already got a 1000w psu so i probably dont need to get a 1200w


just need opinions on this build/ what i should change to make it better. thanks!
Edited by ceebz - 4/24/11 at 9:31am
post #2 of 16
I would advise you 3 things.

1. better to get 2x 6950 2GB reference and unlock them. even on stock settings it outperforms a GTX560ti and even more in CF.

2. that antec case is kind of crap for that money in my opinion. a HAF X is same price and better. or a CM storm sniper black. Have a look around you will find alot of better cases for that kind of money

2. a good fast system like this would shine with an SSD
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Dont buy the Antec 1200, no cable management and its pretty old... Get one of these 2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...m+case&x=0&y=0

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-225-_-Product
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Don't go with Antec 1200.
It's an amazing case, but it is very very outdated.

Go with either Haf X or Haf 932 or even silverstone ft02 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-162-_-Product) if you're willing to spend some extra money.

What CPU cooler are you going to use?
You will need to get rid of the stock fan because it is extremely bad.

And wht's your hdd?
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post #5 of 16
I suggest changing cases to something like a HAF X
Also I agree go AMD for video.. much better performance to price.
And I think you need to figure out how to get a SSD in this build... no reason to have a SB processor with a slow HDD.

Definately need a better CPU Cooler than the stock one.
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That motherboard dosen't look all that sli friendly, the last pci-e slot will cover up all the pins front usb,power, reset etc. when its vacated. Plus youwill only be running 8x & 8x bandwidth rather than x16, thats only a couple of fps in itself but... Also, don't get that card, get the newer one with th twin frozr III cooler.

EDIT: Sorry didn't see the white pci-e slot. It's half 4 in the morning here..

ALSO, Vengeance ram is good. But if you've got the extra $$$, Dominator GT is better
Edited by Rowey - 4/22/11 at 8:36pm
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.632744

combo deal.. saves you $100 or something
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Quote:
That motherboard dosen't look all that sli friendly, the last pci-e slot will cover up all the pins front usb,power, reset etc. when its vacated. Plus youwill only be running 8x & 8x bandwidth rather than x16, thats only a couple of fps in itself but... Also, don't get that card, get the newer one with th twin frozr III cooler.

EDIT: Sorry didn't see the white pci-e slot. It's half 4 in the morning here..

ALSO, Vengeance ram is good. But if you've got the extra $$$, Dominator GT is better
There's really like 3% difference between x8 and x16 PCI slots
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post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Farih View Post
I would advise you 3 things.

1. better to get 2x 6950 2GB reference and unlock them. even on stock settings it outperforms a GTX560ti and even more in CF.

2. that antec case is kind of crap for that money in my opinion. a HAF X is same price and better. or a CM storm sniper black. Have a look around you will find alot of better cases for that kind of money

2. a good fast system like this would shine with an SSD
i never used ati before so id rather not get ati.

Ill get a new case like the cooler master someone posted below. What kinda of SSD should i get?
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by ysoto78 View Post
Don't go with Antec 1200.
It's an amazing case, but it is very very outdated.

Go with either Haf X or Haf 932 or even silverstone ft02 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-162-_-Product) if you're willing to spend some extra money.

What CPU cooler are you going to use?
You will need to get rid of the stock fan because it is extremely bad.

And wht's your hdd?
cpu cooler- was thinking about using the zalman one i have now,but i forget what model it is.
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