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New build i7 2600k mid-high end

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January 9, 2011 6:43:48 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: tonight or tomorrow.
Budget Range: $1,700
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies, surfing
Parts Not Required: Evga gtx 580, Dell u2410 already purchased
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: Intel
Overclocking: yes, would like to do 5.4ghz, at least 5.2ghz
SLI or Crossfire: no
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Going to be ordering this week. here is my build, it includes everything except GPU and monitor that I already purchased

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

one thing I'm confused about is memory. what would be the best 8gb that I could buy. so far I'm looking at these
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 1.5v 8-8-8-24 Here
and
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB 1.6v 7-8-7-24 Here

For my ssd I have the OCZ Vertex 2 120GB so far, would this be the best in the $200 price range
January 9, 2011 7:33:18 PM

SSD - Save $20 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HD - Save $5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler - The Noc has dropped outta the top 10 under current competition. Suggest one of the 3 underlined ones

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Top Performers

* Prolimatech Megahalems
* Thermalright Venomous-X RT
* Scythe Mugen 2 SCMG-2100

* ProlimaTech Super Mega
* Cogage Arrow
* ProlimaTech Armageddon
* Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme
* Cogage TRUE Spirit
* Xigmatek Balder SD1283
* SilenX Effizio EFZ-120HA4
* Titan FENRIR TTC-NK85TZ

Highly Recommended

* Noctua NH-D14
* Zalman CNPS10X-Performa
* Coolink Corator-DS Heatsink
* CoolAge CA-X120TF Wind Tunnel
* Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme
* Thermolab BARAM
* Xigmatek Thor's Hammer S126384
* Scythe Yasya SCYS-1000 Cooler
* Noctua NH-U12P
* Cooler Master V6 GT Heatsink
* Thermaltake Contac-29 CLP0568
* Zalman CNPS10X-Quiet

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Case - The HAF-X is my 2nd fav case, however, having built from both it and the DF-85, I find the intake air filters, built in fan controls, hot swap SSD bay and $ 40 savings too much to ignore. The DF-85 and CP-850 provide comparable quality w/ a few extra features (quieter) and save $100 !

If ya stick w/ the HAF-X would suggest XFX Black Edition for $110 which (like the Corsair HX850 and CP-850) gets a 10.0 performance rating on jonnyguiu.com
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