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January 22, 2011 5:34:53 AM

Hey Gents!

I just put together a new build for myself on newegg.ca, this is the first time that ill be building a computer. I just needed to know if this setup will work, this will roughly cost me around $1700, if their is anything i can change to possibly make it better and more efficient please let me know or even suggest a new build that will be around $1700-1800... Only thing i'm nervous about is having issues after building it... I just want to put together a good gaming computer that will perform flawlessly!

* If you do have a better build in mind please use Newegg.ca


- My Shopping Cart!


*Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


*Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...


*ASUS Rampage III Gene LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


*CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...


*CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


*EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


* Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...


*LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...


*Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...


Please don't bother including a case, ill be using the NZXT Phantom Full Tower Case... And i know ill have to remove the fins from the Dominator Rams so the Noctua can fit.


Is this a Solid Build?

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January 22, 2011 5:37:15 AM

Why the Rampage III motherboard? Those are just too expensive unless there's something special you need.
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January 22, 2011 6:33:11 AM

Why the i7 950? The SB is out and you pick the older i7s? Also the WD Black? A samsung F3 would've been a better cheaper option.

http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore

Check that guide out, it'd result in a much cheaper but good PC, it's the 1500$ one.
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January 22, 2011 7:45:12 AM

Its a good build of course. But why on earth are you buying OLD tech when you could put together a I7-2600k setup the runs circles around the I7-950 for the same if not cheaper?
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January 22, 2011 7:50:51 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sandy-bridge-core-i... <--- 1155 SB Review

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-rev... <--- 1155 SB Review

http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i5-2500k-and-core-i7... <---1155 SB Review

http://www.overclockers.com/intel-i7-2600k-sandy-bridge... <--- 1155 SB Review

Like the above posters have already pointed out...the cost of that mobo, h/s, etc...is ...spendy. It's 2011 and it's Sandy Bridge time. :p  This is the deal with these new cpu's. They o/c to 5.0ghz+ with the new bios out now, and they run cool as an ice cube...not to mention RAM timings mean ZERO in regards to o/c although these 1155 boards do like low voltage RAM. This AsRock board down below just got it's new 1.30 bios a few days ago and it o/c's like a monster.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $159.99
SILVERSTONE ST85F-P 850W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $159.99
ASRock P67 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $229.99 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683... $29.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683... $9.99 FREE SHIPPING
ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $82.49 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $74.99
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $17.99
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $499.99
EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683... $104.99
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Total: $1,370.40 CAD *not including shipping, rebates, etc..
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January 22, 2011 12:09:03 PM

First of all none of your links work, second of all you can get a faster processor for less money.

Do you need crossfire/sli down the road? Do you need hyperthreading?
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January 22, 2011 2:08:22 PM

silky salamandr said:
Its a good build of course. But why on earth are you buying OLD tech when you could put together a I7-2600k setup the runs circles around the I7-950 for the same if not cheaper?


Like i said this is my first time building, so i'm not sure what's the latest and greatest.


Why_Me said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sandy-bridge-core-i... <--- 1155 SB Review

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-rev... <--- 1155 SB Review

http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i5-2500k-and-core-i7... <---1155 SB Review

http://www.overclockers.com/intel-i7-2600k-sandy-bridge... <--- 1155 SB Review

Like the above posters have already pointed out...the cost of that mobo, h/s, etc...is ...spendy. It's 2011 and it's Sandy Bridge time. :p  This is the deal with these new cpu's. They o/c to 5.0ghz+ with the new bios out now, and they run cool as an ice cube...not to mention RAM timings mean ZERO in regards to o/c although these 1155 boards do like low voltage RAM. This AsRock board down below just got it's new 1.30 bios a few days ago and it o/c's like a monster.

Total: $1,510.90 CAD *not including shipping, rebates, etc..


Alright so i'll switch over to Sandy Bridge i7-2600k, but that means ill need a new mobo and ram... I really dont think ill be o/c'ing. i really just need a good motherboard i never really heard of AsRock but i'm new to this, how about the ASUS P8P67 EVO LGA 1155 or one of the other Asus board they all look great. Which one would you recommend?

geekapproved said:
First of all none of your links work, second of all you can get a faster processor for less money.

Do you need crossfire/sli down the road? Do you need hyperthreading?


I'm sorry i don't know why the links aren't working for you, they do when i click on them =S! but yes i might do sli down the road! but a single GTX 570 or 580 might be good enough.
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January 22, 2011 2:15:24 PM

aznshinobi said:
Why the i7 950? The SB is out and you pick the older i7s? Also the WD Black? A samsung F3 would've been a better cheaper option.

http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore

Check that guide out, it'd result in a much cheaper but good PC, it's the 1500$ one.



Ahh i was just told that WD are the best Hard Drives you can get, Samsung F3 is just as great or better?
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January 22, 2011 3:39:23 PM

The Samsungs are good and fast. But the WD Black is as good and has the better warranty (5yrs vs. 3yrs)

If your not overclocking, you don't need the K model, just get the i7-2600.
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January 22, 2011 7:36:31 PM

Noctua NH-D14 wont fit in a LGA 1155? Can anyone please confirm this.... :( 
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January 22, 2011 7:40:07 PM

Ummm the WD Blacks are good, but Price-Peformance and Price per Gig isn't as cheap and as good as the Samsung F3's are. They have a 500gb platter which up until the SATA 6 came out the WD Blacks only had 320gb ones. So now that SATA 6's have come out, they're more expensive and basically have the same performance as a F3 but more money. I guess warranty is the only thing, but still I wouldn't say an extra 2 years justifies like 50$ more.

As for motherboards, you don't need the best anymore, if you plan to overclock even the 150$ SB boards will give you a great overclock, read me guide for more :D , the Asrock Extreme4 OC's great, looks great and has pretty decent motherboard features that some competitors don't offer for motherboards at that price. Also if you like Asus, Asrock is a part of Asus.

EDIT Also, you don't need a Noctua, the 2500K can get to 4.6ghz with a stock cooler. The Hyper 212+ would do or even the Megahalems. No need to spend like 100$ on air-cooling anymore. It just isn't need in the market.
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January 22, 2011 8:26:28 PM

Synn said:
Like i said this is my first time building, so i'm not sure what's the latest and greatest.




Alright so i'll switch over to Sandy Bridge i7-2600k, but that means ill need a new mobo and ram... I really dont think ill be o/c'ing. i really just need a good motherboard i never really heard of AsRock but i'm new to this, how about the ASUS P8P67 EVO LGA 1155 or one of the other Asus board they all look great. Which one would you recommend?



I'm sorry i don't know why the links aren't working for you, they do when i click on them =S! but yes i might do sli down the road! but a single GTX 570 or 580 might be good enough.


Check that build I posted up above...I made some changes.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... <--- P67 mobo reviews (ASRock P67 Extreme4) This review was done before these boards got their new bios update (just a few days ago). Now most of these boards, including that AsRock are putting out 5.0+ghz o/c ...(mainly due to the voltage fix on the 1155 boards).

The poster aznshinobi made some good points as did other posters on here. Seeing how this is a gaming build, the 2600K is a total waste of money imo. The 2500K still leaves open the option to o/c in case you decide to later on. As easy as it is these days...chances are your going to give it a go. Up until a few months ago, AsRock was owned by Asus. AsRock made a name for itself with it's ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366. I wouldn't have put that mobo in the build if I didn't think it was a good one. Google some reviews on this board...they are good...and they are cheaper than the Asus for the fact you aren't paying for a name so much.

OK here's the deal...with the changes made on that build I posted....you can still get a decent o/c, add a second gtx 580 or add a SSD. I mean it's all about FPS isn't it ? :) 
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January 22, 2011 9:33:48 PM

Haha you and 580's, I think a 6870 CF or even 6850 CF is suitable, OR he could wait for the 6950 1gb and get 2 of those for less than a 580 and better performance :p 
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January 22, 2011 9:45:58 PM

aznshinobi said:
Ummm the WD Blacks are good, but Price-Peformance and Price per Gig isn't as cheap and as good as the Samsung F3's are. They have a 500gb platter which up until the SATA 6 came out the WD Blacks only had 320gb ones. So now that SATA 6's have come out, they're more expensive and basically have the same performance as a F3 but more money. I guess warranty is the only thing, but still I wouldn't say an extra 2 years justifies like 50$ more.

As for motherboards, you don't need the best anymore, if you plan to overclock even the 150$ SB boards will give you a great overclock, read me guide for more :D , the Asrock Extreme4 OC's great, looks great and has pretty decent motherboard features that some competitors don't offer for motherboards at that price. Also if you like Asus, Asrock is a part of Asus.

EDIT Also, you don't need a Noctua, the 2500K can get to 4.6ghz with a stock cooler. The Hyper 212+ would do or even the Megahalems. No need to spend like 100$ on air-cooling anymore. It just isn't need in the market.



$50 more?? Really? It's $15 more, has twice the cache (64mb vs 32mb) and has 2yrs more warranty. Also has 500gb platters.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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January 22, 2011 9:52:54 PM

BTW if you look i do state the SATA 6's have 500gb platters. The F3 does too..
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January 22, 2011 11:52:39 PM

Why_Me said:
Check that build I posted up above...I made some changes.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... <--- P67 mobo reviews (ASRock P67 Extreme4) This review was done before these boards got their new bios update (just a few days ago). Now most of these boards, including that AsRock are putting out 5.0+ghz o/c ...(mainly due to the voltage fix on the 1155 boards).

The poster aznshinobi made some good points as did other posters on here. Seeing how this is a gaming build, the 2600K is a total waste of money imo. The 2500K still leaves open the option to o/c in case you decide to later on. As easy as it is these days...chances are your going to give it a go. Up until a few months ago, AsRock was owned by Asus. AsRock made a name for itself with it's ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366. I wouldn't have put that mobo in the build if I didn't think it was a good one. Google some reviews on this board...they are good...and they are cheaper than the Asus for the fact you aren't paying for a name so much.

OK here's the deal...with the changes made on that build I posted....you can still get a decent o/c, add a second gtx 580 or add a SSD. I mean it's all about FPS isn't it ? :) 



Alright! Thank you for your help! Just had a few more questions. Any reason why i should go with Gskill? Rather then Corsair Dominators?
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January 23, 2011 12:15:04 AM

Synn said:
Alright! Thank you for your help! Just had a few more questions. Any reason why i should go with Gskill? Rather then Corsair Dominators?

These 1155 boards like low voltage RAM. That and RAM timings/speed mean ZERO when it comes to o/c these cpu's. It's a whole new ball game with this new SB chip. Also tall heat spreaders...which maybe good if your going to o/c the dog crap out of your RAM...usually get in the way of the after market h/s. No need to o/c the RAM with these 1155's...especially for gaming, and certainly no need for those heat spreaders that look like giant cake cutters.

I switched out the RAM in that build to the Mushkin...I just found it on sale. It's a bargain at that price, and the heat spreaders are low so if you ever do decide to add an after market h/s you aren't going to play h*ll when putting it on. Check out that RAM (Mushkin) in that build I posted up above.
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January 23, 2011 12:50:47 AM

The F3 is 60$ and the WD Black is 90$. That's 30$. Did you look at my link? My WD Black is the same link as yours. The F3 I posted is way cheaper, and there is no justification if the difference in performance is only visible in benchmarks. Who gives a poop about HDD benchmarks, it's all about CPU and GPU benches IMO.
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