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November 20, 2010 12:10:30 PM

Hi all this is the specs for the new i7 build i plan on assembling sometime janurary. :wahoo:  :wahoo:  :wahoo: 

I know it might be a bit to read but please, i need some advice :( 

Chassis: Coolermaster HAF-942 (HAF X)
PSU: Corsair HX-1000W

CPU: Intel Core i7-950 (3.06Ghz) OC to ~4Ghz +
CPU Cooler: Corsair H70

Motherboard: eVGA x58 Classified 3
RAM: Corsair 6GB Dominator GT 1600mhz CL7 (with airflow fan)

PCIE: HIS 6870
PCIE2: MSI 6870
PCIE3: TP-Link TL-WN951N

LiteOn 24x DVDRW
Liteon 24x DVDRW

2* Samsung Spinpoint F3's in RAID 0 (performance)

Mouse: Razer Deathadder V2 (already have)
Keybaord: Razer Lycosa (already have)
Headset: Razer Carcharias (already have)

Monitor: Acer G225 HQ (already have)

Please, all suggestions are helpful. Also, would there be a better alternative for the price of 2* 6870's? games i play will be: crysis warhead, just cause 2, left for dead 2, black ops, mw2, css (this runs on an i3, but stfu. lol), mass effect2, ect ect ect.

I run at res 1920x1080 ..

Thankyou all! :D 







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November 20, 2010 12:21:49 PM

Look's all good, although think about an ssd boot drive :) 
November 21, 2010 6:55:20 AM

I dont really think highly of SSD's... like 100$ for 30gb (Kingston 30GB SSD v-series) of storage? thats 3$/gb... usually when i boot up my computer i press the button and walk away.. would the SSD be THAT much of a difference becasue if it is ill take the f3's out of raid and get ssd and a single hdd?
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
November 21, 2010 7:03:29 AM

O.O That's different... The S599 is only 100$ and is 64gb. That's 1.5$ a gig, not terrible :p  Anyway... Why build it now. Intel you've been on the forums for a while now. So you know that the Cayman's are coming out next month.... And SB is coming out in January....

Cayman: Is going to be around 50% better than the 6870 and 20% better than the 480. Probably have a lower power consumption and run cooler as well... So why not wait for that? Specially since your running 1920x1080.

SB: http://www.anandtech.com/show/3871/the-sandy-bridge-pre...

The numbers speak for themselves. I suggest waiting. Course...WOW lol I just looked at it... YOUR ASSEMBLING IT WHEN SB comes out! that's... Kinda bad?

H70.. That thing really sucks no offense. Your better off with something like the Megahalems. Add 2 Noctua's on it or whatever fans you want. It'll run quieter and better. The H70 is not even quiet at 45-47 dBA.
November 21, 2010 8:01:29 AM

aznshinobi said:
O.O That's different... The S599 is only 100$ and is 64gb. That's 1.5$ a gig, not terrible :p  Anyway... Why build it now. Intel you've been on the forums for a while now. So you know that the Cayman's are coming out next month.... And SB is coming out in January....

Cayman: Is going to be around 50% better than the 6870 and 20% better than the 480. Probably have a lower power consumption and run cooler as well... So why not wait for that? Specially since your running 1920x1080.

SB: http://www.anandtech.com/show/3871/the-sandy-bridge-pre...

The numbers speak for themselves. I suggest waiting. Course...WOW lol I just looked at it... YOUR ASSEMBLING IT WHEN SB comes out! that's... Kinda bad?

H70.. That thing really sucks no offense. Your better off with something like the Megahalems. Add 2 Noctua's on it or whatever fans you want. It'll run quieter and better. The H70 is not even quiet at 45-47 dBA.



1. kk ill wait, just did some research on sandy bridge
2. i like the h70.. good asthetics and is low profile.
3. when u say cayman do you mean the 69xx series amd cards? if so, money doesnt grow on trees for 13 year olds
a c 91 B Homebuilt system
November 21, 2010 10:07:13 AM

Yes but the parts you chose resemble a 2000$ budget comp. Plus you just said, you like the asthetics and low profile-ness... Of a 115$ cooler... That performs on par with 56$ cooler.
November 21, 2010 10:28:31 AM

aznshinobi said:
Yes but the parts you chose resemble a 2000$ budget comp. Plus you just said, you like the asthetics and low profile-ness... Of a 115$ cooler... That performs on par with 56$ cooler.


the build actually comes to ~2600$. 170$ cooler. in australia, *** aint cheap

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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
November 21, 2010 10:31:24 AM
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Ohh... That is even more money.... Then how can you say 13 yr olds don't have money that grows on trees? I pretty sure you don't need 1000w HX and I'm also sure that you don't need the H70 if it's 170$. The Megahalems will be cheaper by alot I'm sure. Another thing is the EVGA Classified is not even cheap either... How can you say your budget is "small" when your parts are like a few hundred bucks per parts?
November 21, 2010 10:45:48 AM

aznshinobi said:
Ohh... That is even more money.... Then how can you say 13 yr olds don't have money that grows on trees? I pretty sure you don't need 1000w HX and I'm also sure that you don't need the H70 if it's 170$. The Megahalems will be cheaper by alot I'm sure. Another thing is the EVGA Classified is not even cheap either... How can you say your budget is "small" when your parts are like a few hundred bucks per parts?



gah! i want something that will last but i guess thats wrong due to sandy bridge... thread over
November 21, 2010 10:46:15 AM

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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
November 21, 2010 10:51:06 AM

Haha Well waiting would be the best option. I mean you are building it in January, might as well wait. Plus cayman. Boy Cayman.
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