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SB Build & questions for the pros

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March 12, 2011 3:23:20 PM

Here's the build (price in cdn $), questions follow

CPU: i7 2600K 309 $ (lowest)
Because I will likely overclock and some of my applications will use HT (Matlab)

Board: P8P67 171 $ (lowest)
Didnt see the need for the deluxe or pro

SSD: Intel510-120 Gb 296 $ (PM to 282 $)
Cant wait for the vertex 3 ! And I dont need further extra storage.

Memory: Gskill ripjaws 8 GB DDR3-1600 96 $ (PM to 88 $)
Seems to be suggested a lot on the forum

GPU: HD5770 129 $
This build wont be used for gaming at all. I just picked
an affordable card with reasonable spec (I think)

Cooler: H-212: 30 $
For the overclock (aim at 4 or 4.5 Ghz)

Case: Fractal R3 115 $ (lowest)
Suggested by forum users because i want a quiet good looking case

PSU: Antec650 70 $ (lowest)
Wont be using more than 1 GPU so I dont need the xtra power right ?

DVD drive: Samsung SH-S222A 27 $
not sure i need dual layer but its cheap anyway

1) Is this all compatible ?

2) Anywhere I can save without compromising much on the performance ?

3) If I chose not to overclock, getting a H67 board, no GPU, no "K" cpu, using the stock cooler, etc would save me quite a bit of money. But will the performance be noticeably lower ?

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March 12, 2011 10:40:18 PM

Just get a high quality PSU and a card that will do whatever you need. Both your choices are overkill.


That's still overkill but it will support 3 monitors and should last for a while.

Stay with your plan. a 2600K will overclock easily and even if you do not do so now the processor will degrade in value far slower than an unlocked one.
March 12, 2011 10:48:23 PM

Proxi, might as well get this one then. 10$ cheaper.

Also I think that if you don't game at all even a 5450 would sufficient.
If you don't plan to overclock I suggest getting the H67 chipset that way you can make use of the integrated graphics and save some cash there as well as just having a cheaper motherboard as well. Plus you save the money that comes with the "K" annotation.

I think you should get a Asrock Pro3 P67 instead then, it'll save you some money and it's a decent overclocker @ 130$.

Oh and remember. High overclocks are not a guarantee, they are a plus. Any higher than 4.1ghz I'd say is a given.
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March 12, 2011 11:19:33 PM

butor20022 said:
Case: Fractal R3 115 $ (lowest)
Suggested by forum users because i want a quiet good looking case

That case is designed to try to quiet systems a lot more demanding than yours.
Assuming you select a quiet power supply, your system is already going to be quiet so there more reasonable cases that are designed for quiet operation that will suit your needs fine.

I recommend
$90 Antec Solo Black/Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Here are some other recommendations from

March 13, 2011 6:15:12 AM

aznshinobi said:
Proxi, might as well get this one then. 10$ cheaper.

That's an excellent alternative but I have more confidence that the Seasonic will be quiet. The 430D is a Delta unit.... decent but not always quiet, or not always AS quiet as Seasonic.
Then there is the 5 year warranty vs. 3 years.

Unless the budget is very tight I think it's best to stay with Seasonic. I also chose it because the Antec PSU he had listed is made by Seasonic as well.

But I agree the Antec 430D is an nice budget choice.
March 13, 2011 11:11:44 AM

That is a good PSU for the price. It actually runs cool and efficient at the low end as well, so he's not sacrificing efficiency for the other features.