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March 1, 2011 1:53:26 AM

So I'm going to build my new gaming system and I just can't wait any longer for the sandy bridges to come out anymore. I might as well just go with the technology that works and good.

Motherboard: Asus Rampage III Gene
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor: Intel Core i7 950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: Corsair h50 Hydro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: Asus Radeon HD 6950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Thermaltake V9 Blacx Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Patriot Viper II Sector 7 Edition 6GB DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Corsair AX850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 640gb 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have some of these in combos together and all together totals $1300.39. I was thinking maybe I should get a different CPU Cooler than the h50. I'll be messing with some overclocking and I was thinking that getting the h50 would be a good idea. I was also thinking about getting the Thermaltake Frio but people said that it was huge for a micro-atx board and that it covered some of the RAM slots.
I'm trying to keep it $1350 and less so if you have any changes, share them please.

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March 1, 2011 2:47:59 AM

I'd wait the 2 weeks for Sandy Bridge:

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I was thinking maybe I should get a different CPU Cooler than the h50.


Good idea:

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

As is shown in the article, the H50 doesn't come close to keeping up with the better air coolers or the Antec Kuhler:

Reasonably Quiet Group
Thermalright Silver Arrow
Prolimatech Megahalems Family
Antec Kühler H2O 620
Thermalright Venomous X

Loud Group
Cooler Master V6 GT
Corsair H70

For $100, I'd get the DF-35 or HAF-922

That MoBo is a micro-ATX board

i7-960 is just $30 more now

A GTX 570 can be had for $315
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The XFX Black gets the same 10.0 rating on jonnyguru as the AX850 but is $40 cheaper.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Unless you use the H50 or Kuhler 620, expect that RAM to hit your CPU cooler. Those tall heat sinks don't do anything but look cool according to THG's testing and DDR2000 is of no value OC'ing a 9xx series. It's also CAS 9. Your better off with these CAS 6 DDR1600's at $20 less

Your paying extra for SATA III (6GB/s) but a single HD can't even saturate SATA II (3GB/s).

Get a 1TB drive Seagate 7200.12 , WD Black and Spinpoint F3 all excel in different areas. Pick the one that does best in your apps

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-har...[2371]=on&prod[3016]=on&prod[2365]=on

Here's your OC guide:

http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=2008122019104023...
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March 1, 2011 10:02:35 PM

I second JackNaylorPE's suggestions. :D 
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March 2, 2011 1:36:35 AM

Thanks guys for the input. I'll put some more thought into it.
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March 2, 2011 2:28:21 AM

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=100 <----- i7 950 vs i5 2500K ... if these were o/c to their potential, it would have been far worse for that i7 950.

I didn't see an optical drive in that build of yours...I don't know if you have one already or not but I included one in this build. This build includes dual factory o/c gtx 560's in SLI.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-SGC-2000-KKN1-GP-St... $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Storm Scout ATX/MATX/ITX Mid Tower Case (Black)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Extre... $152.99 @ newegg
ASRock P67 Extreme4

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $229.99
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.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-B10-212P-G1-Univ... $26.30 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 Hyper 212 Plus 775/1156/1366/AMD/AM2/AM3 Universal Direct Contact Heat-Pipe 120mm Fan CPU Cooler

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

http://www.amazon.com/Lite--LightScribe-Layer-Drive-IHA... $22.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping
Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

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

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

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=HD-HD103SJ&tit... $59.99 Free Shipping
Samsung SpinPoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB SATA2 7200rpm 32MB Hard Drive

Total: $1,272.91

http://www.asrock.com/news/events/201102ex/warranty.htm... <----- Look for the B3 Stepping Chipset Logo/Sticker on the new boards

http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000116#axzz1... <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios update

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1098/pg2/asrock-e... <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios update

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4080/welcome-to-sandy-bri... <--- Review before the latest bios...and it still smoked the Asus and Gigabyte boards :) 
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Anonymous
March 2, 2011 2:44:24 AM

Get the Gigabyte Super Overclocked GTX 560Ti
Gives you similar performance to a 6970,GTX 570 and runs much cooler than the GTX 570
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March 2, 2011 2:52:15 AM

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Get the Gigabyte Super Overclocked GTX 560Ti
Gives you similar performance to a 6970,GTX 570 and runs much cooler than the GTX 570

They still haven't started selling those cards and I believe it's due to tearing issues. The oc Gigabyte cards I posted are a much better bargain imo seeing how they run $25 cheaper per card...that's a savings of $50 for two cards...that and it takes but a few minutes to bump that card I posted to 950mhz on the core clock.
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March 2, 2011 4:01:42 AM

Well where am I'm supposed to buy a sandybridge board? No one's selling them right now :( 
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March 2, 2011 4:10:13 AM

stoph007 said:
Well where am I'm supposed to buy a sandybridge board? No one's selling them right now :( 

They have already started shipping those boards. They should start showing up on newegg within the next week or two.
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March 2, 2011 5:44:59 AM

Keep checking newegg, just picked up the MSI p67a gd55, not the ideal board but it still is a pretty damn good board for 160, it seems they will be putting up one or two a day so try to get lucky. They sell fast
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March 2, 2011 5:54:58 AM

sitdownson said:
Keep checking newegg, just picked up the MSI p67a gd55, not the ideal board but it still is a pretty damn good board for 160, it seems they will be putting up one or two a day so try to get lucky. They sell fast

LOL...I see Biostar has a few 1155 mobo's on newegg now along with that MSI board. Just think... Biostar beat Asus and Gigabyte to the punch. Not that I would ever buy one, but it's nice to see the little guy get one over the big names. :D 
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March 2, 2011 7:52:06 AM

You dun need $1.3k+ to belt out frames of that level so if open to other solutions


$710AR

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March 6, 2011 4:22:54 AM

Thanks guys for the responses. I think I'm just gonna wait a tad bit longer for the sandy bridge boards to come back on. A couple have sprouted up onto newegg.com so it won't be too long before more Asus p67 motherboards show up.
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