Is this a good sandy bridge build?

I am looking to build a new gaming computer with a sandy bridge processor.
I need some advice as to which parts to pick. so far I like these parts but I'm not sure if they are the best.
I'm looking for good dx11 performance.

Intel Core i7-2600

mobo: I don't know what to get here as they all seem to be on recall.

evga 570

storage: i have a pci scsi controller and two scsi drives that I would like to set up in raid 0 in this computer.

memory: x3
total of 12 gigs.

odd: i have a few of these laying around

corsair 850w


cpu cooler:

I don't currently plan on overclocking the cpu or gpu.
I would consider a SSD or SLI upgrade at some point.

thanks in advance for reviewing my build.
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  1. sssslamin said:
    mobo: I don't know what to get here as they all seem to be on recall
    It could be late March or early April before you see them on sale again. Are you OK with that?
  2. <----- Help us help you. :) What country are you in, what is your budget, what components (Windows, Monitor, etc..) that you don't need (already have), screen resolution, etc... and what is this build for ...gaming, etc...
  3. sssslamin said:
    This would need six RAM slots and you'll find four on a P67 motherboard.
    Try and 8GB (2x4GB) kit instead. Patriot G series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 RAM $105 $20 rebate plus $15 extra off right now.
  4. Your case link is to a CPU and your CPU cooler link doesn't work.
  5. I'd recommend these RAM modules if you looking to trim costs .... better support, same spec and cheaper.....but you can't put 3 sets in .... that requires a 1366 build. Two of those will get you 8 GBs for $80

    Using two modules would be $100 for 8 GB @ same specs

    Faster (low latency stuff) is $155 either way

    4 modules CAS 6
    2 modules CAS 7

    The 850 TX is a good 2nd tier PSU at at $110, that's not a bad price, until ya consider that the XFX Black EDition has a higher performance / quality rating (10.0) comparable to the 1st tier Corsair HX series ($150) and the XFX is only $120

    If ya going to overclock, pick ya heat sink from the list here:

    If not, stock cooler is fine up to 4.6 GHz

    Recommended cases:

    Full Tower for Hi OC's and twin GFX cards:
    Antec DF-85
    CM HAF-X

    Mid Tower for Twin GFX. moderate OC
    Antec DF-35
  6. The 2600 is not worth the $90 delta over a 2500 for gaming.
    You may not be planning on overclocking, but go ahead and spend the extra $20 to get a 2500K.
    The K units are designed by Intel to OC, and you may well find you want to in the future.

    Word is that ASUS and ASrock will start shipping sandy motherboards next week. Hope so.
    Most any P67 based motherboard will do.

    P67 motherboards will come with 4 ram slots.
    If you want lots of ram, get a 16gb kit of 4 x 4gb.
    Otherwise 8gb(2 x 4gb) will be fine.

    I have used 15k scsi in the past, and found that a velociraptor did better.
    I suggest you budget $100-$200 for a SSD for the os and some apps, and use the scsi's for storage.
  7. thank you very much for all the advice.

    the correct link for the case:

    and cpu cooler:

    Approximate Purchase Date: asap

    Budget Range: 1400 but I could go higher.

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: dx11 gaming, web browsing.
    Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, odd, os, scsi drives.

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.

    Country of Origin: usa

    Parts Preferences: mid tower case, air cooled, sandy bridge, nvidia.
    Overclocking: maybe a little

    SLI or Crossfire: maybe.

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 right now. may go for surround vision or 1600p later on when if i do sli.
  8. This build includes dual factory o/c gtx 560's in SLI. It also includes a blue LED 750w psu, Windows 7, 8 gigs of RAM, etc... $89.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Thermaltake Armor A90 Gaming Mid-Tower Chassis With Cable Management Water Cooling SSD Support And Tool-Less Installation VL90001W2Z $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Antec Truepower 23754 TP-750 BLUE LED 750-Watt PSU NVIDIA SLI Certified 80 Plus Bronze Advanced Hybrid Cable Management Power Supply $152.99 @ newegg
    ASRock P67 Extreme4 $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 $64.99 - $54.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
    ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR $17.99 Free shipping w/ promo code EMCKHJC29, ends 2/23
    ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X 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 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM $244.99
    GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $244.99
    GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card Combo Price: $159.98 FREE SHIPPING
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

    Total: $1,395.89 *not including shipping, rebates, promo codes, etc...

    ***Reviews/Benchmarks of that cpu (2500K),2432.html,2833.html

    ***Reviews/Benchmarks of that Asrock motherboard up above <----- Look for the B3 Stepping Chipset Logo/Sticker on the new boards <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios <--- Review before the latest bios...and it still stomped the Asus and Gigabyte boards :)
  9. I ordered the Asrock Fatal1ty Intel P67 ( as a mobo from overclockersUK.

    do you think I will have issues using SATA?
    I ordered a cheap sata drive, as I Don't know if the scsi's will be compatible with this system or how to set them up.
  10. You should be OK for a good long while.
    The 3GB/s SATA controller problem is a 'fail over time' issue with heavy usage.
    You'll have a chance to replace the board with a revised version long before it ever becomes an issue.
  11. I'm building my first sandy-bridge computer.

    I'll be using it mainly for video & graphic designing, (the complete adobe cs5 package)
    But also some average gaming.

    I'm starting cheap and then I'll add some things like ssd and more RAM.
    case: - Cooler Master Storm Scout

    hard drive: - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB SATA3 7200rpm 32MB Hard Drive

    graphics: - EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX560 Ti FPB 1GB DDR5 2DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express

    ram: - G.SKILL Ripjaws X + Turbulence II Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)

    processor: - INTEL CORE I7-2600K SANDY BRIDGE 3.4GHZ

    power supply: - Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold RS800-80GAD3-US 800W 80Plus Gold ATX 12V Active PFC

    Motherboard: - ?????????

    Can you please help if I'm doing it wrong :) and the motherboard part, I think we'll have the new shipments here in Iceland in maybe 3 weeks??.. so what am I looking at here?
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