$1300 x58 Build

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=N82E16813131658

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

CPU Cooler: Corsair h50 Hydro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181010

GPU: Asus Radeon HD 6950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121416

Case: Thermaltake V9 Blacx Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133183

RAM: Patriot Viper II Sector 7 Edition 6GB DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220500

PSU: Corsair AX850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139015

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 640gb 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136544

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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  1. I'd wait the 2 weeks for Sandy Bridge:

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


    Good idea:

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=694&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=5

    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=N82E16814130613

    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=N82E16817207001

    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-hard-drive-charts/compare,1016.html?prod[2371]=on&prod[3016]=on&prod[2365]=on

    Here's your OC guide:

    http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20081220191040237&board_id=1&model=P6T+Deluxe&page=1&SLanguage=en-us
  2. I second JackNaylorPE's suggestions. :D
  3. Thanks guys for the input. I'll put some more thought into it.
  4. 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-Storm-Scout/dp/B00243HHNY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1299034336&sr=1-1 $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=N82E16817371025 $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%20Extreme4 $152.99 @ newegg
    ASRock P67 Extreme4

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 $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-Universal-Heat-Pipe/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1299038800&sr=1-1 $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=N82E16820231428 $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-IHAS424-98/dp/B002SIMPXM/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1298659856&sr=1-1 $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=N82E16814125363 $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=N82E16814125363 $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&title=Samsung-SpinPoint-F3-HD103SJ-1TB-SATA2-7200rpm-32MB-Hard-Drive $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.html <----- Look for the B3 Stepping Chipset Logo/Sticker on the new boards

    http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000116#axzz1EqpvWFEN <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios update

    http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1098/pg2/asrock-extreme4-p67-and-fatal1ty-professional-p67-vs-x58-with-core-i7-950-review-asrock-p67-extreme4.html <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios update

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4080/welcome-to-sandy-bridge-with-the-asrock-p67-extreme4 <--- Review before the latest bios...and it still smoked the Asus and Gigabyte boards :)
  5. Get the Gigabyte Super Overclocked GTX 560Ti
    Gives you similar performance to a 6970,GTX 570 and runs much cooler than the GTX 570
  6. Quote:
    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.
  7. Well where am I'm supposed to buy a sandybridge board? No one's selling them right now :(
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. You dun need $1.3k+ to belt out frames of that level so if open to other solutions


    $710AR
  12. 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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