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New Gaming Build - Review

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December 22, 2010 8:15:12 AM
December 22, 2010 8:37:18 AM

^ Any reason to go with that CPU Cooler ?? Frankly I dont find any with regards to the other parts that you have chosen,...
Also are you planning to overclock ?? And why 12GB ??
December 22, 2010 8:40:39 AM

No, no plans to overclock. I was kind of hesitant to even include the cooler in the first place, but I have always had problems with over heating.
I had planned on 24gb, but I figured 12 was a much more reasonable number.
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December 22, 2010 8:47:30 AM

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CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8 G
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HIS H697F2G2M Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
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$399.99 -$30.00 Instant $369.99


PLEXTOR Black Blu-ray Drive USB Model PX-B120U
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$79.99 $79.99


Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
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CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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$189.99 -$20.00 Instant $169.99


COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
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ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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December 22, 2010 9:03:08 AM

^ Hmm,..
Here is a rebuild, with few tweaks,...
i7 950 + ASUS X58 Sabertooth - 5 years warranty and very good features, but has limited overclocking potential but no means slouch as even this board can overclock upto 3.8GHz easy, but anything above would be hard,...but anyways this has little effect as you dont plan to overclock or much,...

RAM - Same

CASE - Check the HAF 922, This is also very roomy and would easily handle 2x GTX 570s,...

PSU - A good 850W would give you good headroom for 2x GTX 570s

CPU Cooler- If you want one -
CM Hyper 212+

HDD - I would rather stick with the Samsung F3 1TB - It is nearly as fast and a lot bigger

SSD - Maybe a SSD for boot
December 22, 2010 9:30:01 AM

Actually, I agree on everything but the PSU. It seems to be kind of cheap. Reviews aren't good for it.
December 22, 2010 9:35:56 AM

Pretty badass. I have the 470 and play at 1920x1080 so you should be golden there.
December 23, 2010 2:28:27 AM

^ Hmm, yes the squeal does seem to be an issue, then why not go with the Kingwin gold ??
December 23, 2010 3:25:18 AM

Because at some point, I'll want to start adding more HDDs and GPUs and having a large capacity PSU makes more sense than a smaller type.
December 23, 2010 3:36:32 AM

^ How much larger ?? IMO the 850W is large enough,...
January 2, 2011 2:38:06 AM

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