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^ what you guys think about this build. It would be an overclocking starter for me. and it would be nice to last a long time.

Case- HAF 932

MoBo- EVGA E760 CLASSIFIED

CPU- Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz

CPU cooler- Noctua NH-D14

GPU- GeForce GTX 470

PSU- CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W

RAM- Mushkin Enhanced Ridgeback 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Boot HDD- OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II

Storage HDD(x2 in raid 0)-Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

Optical drive(x2)- DVD Burner

OS- Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Full

Am i missing anything?
Will all of this work together? no conflicts with the parts?
Is this too much?
Is this too little?
any other suggestions?
Is around 2,200$ a Low? high? average? for a PC now a days

also a buddy of mine got a Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Bloomfield 3.33GHz selling it for 600$, should i jump for it?
 

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Get xfx imo, free lifetime warranty is a huge plus. I would also suggest a megahalem and some fans in push/pull

Also if you arent in a rush i'd suggest waiting on buying a SSD and HDD because newegg always puts some form of storage on their shell shocker daily deals, so just wait until something with the specs you want pops up there. Or if it doesn't and you can't wait, just buy the ones you wanted!
 

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Arkwin,

Case - Good
Motherboard - Good, but it only carries a 1 yr warranty from what I see on the site. You could consider getting a Rampage III Extreme for 10 more bucks. Has a 3 yr warranty and performs just as well and has slightly newer features.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-642-_-Product

CPU - Good

CPU Cooler - Personally I don't care for the big chunks of metal that pass for CPU coolers these days. For about 15 extra bucks you can get a Corsair H70 which should outperform the Noctua with the right fans.
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=corsair%20h70

GPU - Good, but don't waste your money on the superclocked version. I'd say go ahead if this had the highflow bracket and backplate for that little boost in cooling but as it doesn't get this instead:

Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130550

No point in paying extra for overclocking when you can easily do it yourself.

PSU - Good

RAM: Good, but I'd look for something a little higher in terms of speed and timings before pulling the trigger on those.

Boot: Good

Storage HDD: Definetely get better storage drives. Either Spinpoints:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-185-_-Product

or Caviar Blacks:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ack%20500%20gb

I believe the Spinpoints will have slightly better performance on paper but there's not that much of a difference.

Optical Drive - Good, these are all pretty much the same now so dealer's choice.

OS - Good

Everything else looks good. Once again take a look around for your RAM. 1600 mhz will do but look for some tighter timings.

2,200's about normal for a well performing PC.

On the i7-975 I wouldn't bother. 600 bucks on a 45 nm, quad core chip isn't really a good deal and will put a big dent in your overall budget.
 

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Literally none of these parts will work together! jk nice and dont listening to peoples opinions about their favorite. everything here is top notch and if its good by your standards then buy it. screw everyones defensive opinions on their product. good luck on this build.
 

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Originally Posted by Farfnarkle View Post
Get xfx imo, free lifetime warranty is a huge plus. I would also suggest a megahalem and some fans in push/pull

Also if you arent in a rush i'd suggest waiting on buying a SSD and HDD because newegg always puts some form of storage on their shell shocker daily deals, so just wait until something with the specs you want pops up there. Or if it doesn't and you can't wait, just buy the ones you wanted!
I dont know if I would trust xfx. They seem to not like to honor their warranty.
http://www.overclock.net/ati/761201-...ty-denial.html
 

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I dont know if I would trust xfx. They seem to not like to honor their warranty.
http://www.overclock.net/ati/761201-...ty-denial.html
I just recently had my xfx 8600gtxxx replaced minor snags(card was not dual dvi) and got a ati 4650 1gbddr2. Also another time i got a 9500gt ddr3 card to replace my other xfx 8600gtxxx card that died.

If you don't want to go with xfx go with evga. I will never buy a card without lifetime warranty.
 

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Whoever stated the Classified board only has a 1 year warranty that statement is incorrect, "Product Warranty
This product comes with a Limited Lifetime warranty with registration within 30 days of purchase."

This is referring to 141-BL-E760-A1, which is the same as the one in the egg link.
 

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May I suggest that you go with this for your GPU?
I've been looking at GTX 470's and I really like Galaxy's ideas and they seem to have alot going for them as a newer company. And their custom, non-reference card looks like a really great deal imo.

Plus, it's on sale


http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...554&CatId=3669
 

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What sort of timing should i look for
You can usually dial down the timing on most memory but here's a short list of good options:

I've only listed Corsair products as they are what I'm most familiar with. I'm sure there are several good options from g.skill and GeIL. Hopefully someone with experience with them can chime in and suggest some of their products.

1600 MHz - 7-7-7-20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-288-_-Product

1866 MHz - 9-9-9-24
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-292-_-Product

2000 MHz - 8-9-8-24
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145318

My apologies on the motherboard warranty mistake earlier as well. I was just looking through Newegg's details section on the E760 when I saw the warranty. I forgot that for you'll get a lifetime warranty if you register it within 30 days of purchase.
 

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everything you need except an optical drive
I know the RAM is overkill-but with dual GPU's you should have more and this set's timings,voltage and speed are great.
Dual 470 hawks-perfect for anything you throw at it-and stays cool

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Originally Posted by HobieCat View Post
I completely agree with all of Lampen's suggestions, I was going to suggest the same things myself, but he beat me to it.

The only thing I might change is the CPU cooler. For only $129.99 you can pretty much get a full custom loop here: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11..._Hot_Item.html
That is an awesome first time w/c kit.. kudo's
 
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