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I am building a new beast and have swapped out stuff a few times already just not sure if I am missing something. I hate being in the middle of a new build and not having what I need.

I plan to overclock (a little) to get some extra performance out of the system. I normally always leave my sytem on, and with it being 24/7 I dont want to go too extreme. I do some gaming but mostly use it for Adobe stuff (Photoshop, flash ect) and using Sony Vegas for Video editing.

I am on the fence about getting a second video card to use crossfire. The 2nd GPU would help with some security stuff I do. I dont really game enough to make a 2nd card a gaming must have.

As far as OS I will be running Win 7 Ultimate and a bunch of VM's with different flavors of server and desktop OS software when I need test enviroments (Win 2k-Win7, Linux).

I tend to hang onto my desktops for some time. The Machine I am replacing is a Core 2 Quad 2.66Ghz so you can see how old it is (4+ years). I can't really overclock with my current board and cooling.

This is pricing out around 2k which is about right in the budget but if need to go a little higher I can swing it.

Had to include a new UPS since my old one is dead and have had power problems in the past where I am on the grid.


So what do you think?
Would you change anything?
Am I missing anything?
I know it depends on each indivdual processor but what would be a safe overclock expectation to keep it stable and cool for 24/7?
Do you think I am going to need a fan for the 16GB of ram?




CASE - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced

MOBO - ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155

RAM - CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B

Extra FAN for Mobo - StarTech FAN5X1TX3 50mm Case Fan

VID CARD - XFX HD-685X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6850

PSU - CORSAIR Professional Series AX850 850W

PROCESSOR - Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz

CPU COOLER - Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid Cooling System

HARD DRIVE - Corsair Performance 3 Series 128GB SATA III SSD
(+ 3 old 1 TB drives (Caviar Blacks) from my current system)

BLU-RAY PLAYER CD BURNER - HP BD Combo SATA Model BD240I-h01 (+ Pulling another burner from old system)

UPS - CyberPower CP1500AVRLCD 1500VA 900W UPS

CARD READER - Rosewill RCR-AK-IM5002 internal Card Reader (not real happy with this one but I NEED a card reader)




THANKS FOR THE ADVICE IN ADVANCE!


Steve
post #2 of 9
Go for the Asus P8P67 Pro or Evo instead of that Sabertooth. Reason is these two have a more CPU VRM Phases...

Also, 16GB RAM is totally overkill. 8GB is plenty, even 4GB is enough. 16GB in all RAM slots may hinder your overclock.
    
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Yea, I personally would stick with 4gb of RAM unless there is a specific reason you need the extra RAM such as video editing and stuff like that. if not 4gb will be perfectly fine.
Edited by VW_TDI_02 - 4/24/11 at 1:47pm
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Go for the Asus P8P67 Pro or Evo instead of that Sabertooth. Reason is these two have a more CPU VRM Phases...

Also, 16GB RAM is totally overkill. 8GB is plenty, even 4GB is enough. 16GB in all RAM slots may hinder your overclock.
Really need the mem for the VM's and for Sony Vegas. The VM's mostly tho. Running 2 or three win servers plus a Linux VM tend to suck it up quickly. Something like Win SBS 2011 wont even install without 8gb and thats only one VM.
Edited by RoadwarriorsLive - 4/24/11 at 1:51pm
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Really need the mem for the VM's and for Sony Vegas. The VM's mostly tho. Running 2 or three win servers plus a Linux VM tend to suck it up quickly.
If you need the RAM then go for it. The only other change would be the power supply. You can Crossfire that 6850 on a 650 watt power supply. An 850 watt is just a waste of money.

Also you really don't need that cooler. Since you are barely overclocking you could use the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ and even that could get you to 4ghz no problem
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Cool. So 4Ghz for 24/7 or can I push it a little futher?
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So the 16+2 on the deluxe would be even better?
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As far as I remember P8P67 Pro and EVO has 12+2? That is really very good. So you will notice no difference going to 16+2... I think the Sabertooth has 8+2...
    
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I love my sabertooth p67. It runs nice and cool with the setup in my sig and I overclocked to 4.5Ghz 24/7 and she runs like a beaut clark. Haven't bothered to try overclocking past that cuz i don't need to ;P I don't know anything about the Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid Cooling System but for comparison the Corsair H70 keeps my i7 2600k at 28c idle and 48c at full load. (Full load for me is BC2 with ventrilo, bit-torrent and a few Firefox tabs open) I also have the Corsair ax850 and love it. Fully modular, 80plus gold certified and lots of power to spare can't go wrong with that baby.
Edited by Dubby - 4/26/11 at 1:12pm
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