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Making 2nd Self-made system

Here are the current specs for my system in mind. I already have an 850W power supply, optical drive, and hard drive. If anyone has used one of these pieces and wants to give me a heads up or something, I'd appreciate it a lot.

Purchase Date:
Hopefully this month, maybe next

Budget:
below $1500

Parts not required:
keyboard, mouse, monitor, audio, OS, **Power supply** (Corsair TX850W)

Preferred website:
Newegg

****BUILD IN MIND:****

Motherboard
Asus P6T Deluxe
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5023026&CatId=4070

CPU
intel Core i7 950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211

RAM
Corsair XMS3 x 3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145332&cm_re=corsair_xms3_4gb-_-20-145-332-_-Product

CASE
Nzxt Phantom
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146067&cm_re=nzxt_phantom-_-11-146-067-_-Product

GRAPHICS
Diamond HD 6870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103123&Tpk=diamond%20hd%206870
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  1. Before we can give out a more accurate view on the products would it be possible for you to tell us the exact specificatiuons of the - like what model of i7 CPU it is.

    Overall though that PC seems like a good one and the PSU is good but if you could find a 5870 that would be better (5870's FTW !)
  2. my bad, the CPU is a:
    Intel core i7 3.06 GHz
  3. cemmanisali said:
    Here are the current specs for my system in mind. I already have an 850W power supply, optical drive, and hard drive. If anyone has used one of these pieces and wants to give me a heads up or something, I'd appreciate it a lot.



    Here's ya overclocking guide .... and I assume ya mean the P6T not PGT

    http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20081220191040237&board_id=1&model=P6T+Deluxe&page=1&SLanguage=en-us
  4. Emmmm whats budget?

    Please fill this "how to ask for advice" out: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice

    Also if your budgets are similar to the ones in my siggy, check those out. Right now isn't the time to build i7's or i5 builds. Wait for Sandy Bridge next month or April.
  5. I have a TX750, based on its performance, you should be able to pull 1000 atts from an 850.
  6. aznshinobi said:
    Emmmm whats budget?

    Please fill this "how to ask for advice" out: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice

    Also if your budgets are similar to the ones in my siggy, check those out. Right now isn't the time to build i7's or i5 builds. Wait for Sandy Bridge next month or April.


    Whoops, new around here Ill reformat my post right away.

    Also
    What is Sandy Bridge? some new kind of processor or something?
  7. Sandy Bridge (wow can't believe you haven't heard of this beast) is a series of 32nm procs. They OC to about 5.0ghz+ on air. (w/ Hyper 212+) They have great perf over the i7's and i5's of the current gen. Refer to this bench. The 2500K is a 230$ proc, the i7 950 is a 290$ proc.

    2500K vs 950: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=100
  8. jesus 5.0ghz!

    you said this came out next month?
    Is it compatible with the Asus P6T Deluxe(MOBO Im basing my new system off of)?

    Also
    What is hyper 212?
  9. No you would need a P67 series mother board to use sandybridge and to overclock.
    Hmm Not sure when the Z67 is comming out still lots of rumors.
    The motherboard you have listed is for I7 series CPUs..
    Hyper 212 + is a cpu cooler/heatsink that works very well.
    Also you Ram choice is good but you will need the equivelent in a dual channel set up if you decided to go the sandybridge
    route. I7 series such as 1366 chipset uses triple channel memory and the 1155/P67 uses dual channel.
  10. Best answer
    This should give you a basis.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Bridge
    It's wiki, but hey, it's some times correct for the little things.

    1. Not it came out January, issues with the chipset pushed the recall and sent it to April or March.
    2. No it's its own chipset. LGA 1155/P67. That board (P6T Deluxe) is a LGA 1366/X58 socket/chipset.
    3. Hyper 212+ Best Price/Perf CPU cooler.
  11. Toasted? How so?

    March is only 1 week away. April is only 5 weeks away.
    Plus the normal 2500 beats out the 950 at stock clocks anyways. It'd also give you room to expand in the future. Since Z67 will be backwards compatible, so they say.
    If you don't OC, get the i7 2600, that kills the 950 and the i7 980X.

    To give you an idea. The 980X is a 6-core i7 1000$ USD. The 2600 is, I believe, 300$. So 10$ more than the 950.
    2600 vs 980X : On par almost all the time. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/287?vs=142

    2600 vs 950: Slaughtered : http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/287?vs=100
  12. Best answer selected by cemmanisali.
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