Sandy bridge Build

Hello, I was going to get amd but then the sandy bridge came out and once I found it can clock so much better then the amd cpu.




New sandy bridge ram-


cpu cooler-


Heres another mobo for sandy bridge so idk if its 16x16 or 8x8 heres the link-

comes at a total of $1,150, Also the reason I didn't link a gpu is because I'm waiting for the new 560 to come out because I heard its only $250 and heard it can go toe to toe with the 6950 and it overclocks a lot with the new chips and I'm going to sli it.
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  1. ^ Good build, but when purchasing, check even in other places like amazon as you can get Free Shipping on cases and the HDD is cheaper there,...

    PSU - IMO even this one would be a very good option -
    XFX 750W - Modular, 80+ Silver and should have no issues handling 2x GTX 560s,...

    Mobo - Even that MSI board does only x8x8, P67 boards with NF200 chip only do x16x16, and those cost well over ~$200 and IMO not worth the price premium compared to the performance increase (~2-5% with current graphic cards)
  2. Why GTX 560.Go for a 6950 and flash it into a 6970
    290$ After Rebates
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  4. Why does everyone keep calling it Sandy Bridge?? What a stupid name. It's a code name, not the name of the cpu's.

    Do you hear everyone saying I need a Deneb build. Or help me with my Lynnfield build?

    Why not use the actual cpu name like i5-2500k?

    Now there's Sandy Bridge ram....oh brother, this is getting old already.
  5. I was just about to start up my own thread related to my own projected build before I came across yours, it is creepy how similar my plans are!

    I am going with the MSI mobo, I would recommend the 850W PSU if you are planning on overclocking a reasonable amount and especially if you are going SLI.
    I am going for the i7 2600k however simply because hyperthreading offers a reasonable performance increase in the likes of adobe's creative suite applications but for the likes of gaming the i5 is certainly a better option particularly when you consider the price difference.

    I have just ordered the G.skill RAM you linked to, it was a slight risk as I am yet to see a review for their latest 'sandy bridge' RAM, however their previous generation DDR3 was well received.

    Good luck with your new build, I am sure you are as excited as I am :D!
  6. Quote:
    Why GTX 560.Go for a 6950 and flash it into a 6970
    290$ After Rebates

    I rether not take the chance of voiding the warrenty and breaking my card plus amd is going to make sure you can't flash it into the 6970 and people are reporting high temps of the 6950 being flash to the 6970 so i'm not sure its worth even taking the chance and you can't even overclock it anymore after the flash.
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