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Intel i7 2600k gaming/photoshop rig

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March 20, 2011 1:21:54 AM

Hello everyone! This is what I have put together. Would be happy if someone could look it over for me.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within a week


Budget Range: approx. $ 3200


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, photoshop, Digital scrapbooking, surfing,


Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers


Preferred website for parts:
http://www.inet.se/


Country of Origin: Sweden


Parts Preferences: by brand or type Intel i7 2600k, nVidia GPU


Overclocking: A no went to a maybe to a yes, in due time...when/if I learn how to. Still like to have the option though. :kaola: 


SLI or Crossfire: Yes SLI...when money allows


Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200) Not sure...I don't want a huuuge screen but I do use glasses and I'm going to do a bit of photoshopping. IPS-panel? Does it have bleeding/clouding? I can settle for a cheap monitor and buy a better one later...


Additional Comments: I need a stable and quiet system that is "futureproof" and upgradable. I'm likely to live with this for many years.

List of components:

MOBO: MSI P67A-GD55 REV B3
http://www.inet.se/artikel/1901963/msi-p67a-gd55-rev-b3

Asus P8P67 PRO REV B3
http://www.inet.se/artikel/1901973/asus-p8p67-pro-rev-b... Not in stock ATM

Asus P8P67 DELUXE REV B3
http://www.inet.se/artikel/1901977/asus-p8p67-deluxe-re... Not in stock, but ordered

Not sure wich one to choose. All have SLI and Sata 6 and USB 3.0 Any advice?

Processor: Intel Core i7 2600K 3,4GHz
http://www.inet.se/artikel/5309988/intel-core-i7-2600k-...

Powersupply: Corsair AX 850W 80+ GOLD
http://www.inet.se/artikel/6909558/corsair-ax-850w-80-g...

GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 1536MB
http://www.inet.se/artikel/5409113/gigabyte-geforce-gtx...

Cooling: Corsair Cooling Hydro H70 CPU-kylare
http://www.inet.se/artikel/5321720/corsair-cooling-hydr...

RAM: Corsair 16GB (4x4096MB) 1600MHz VENGEANCE
http://www.inet.se/artikel/5315063/corsair-16gb-4x4096m...

SSD: Corsair SSD Force Series 120GB 2.5"
http://www.inet.se/artikel/5303934/corsair-ssd-force-se...

HDD: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ x 2
http://www.inet.se/artikel/4303589/1tb-samsung-spinpoin...

FANS: Scythe 120mm Gentle Typhoon, 1150rpm

CD/DVD Burner: Samsung SH-S223C inkl. Nero
http://www.inet.se/artikel/4104135/samsung-sh-s223c-ink...

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Swedish, OEM

Case: Fractal Design Define R3, White
http://www.inet.se/artikel/6900683/fractal-design-defin...

Or...wait for the release of NXTZ H2, in white. Supposed to be out in 2 days or so. Seems nice, with the removable front fans and hotswap on top. I haven't found any other case in white that is not to big.
http://www.bwone.com/nzxt-h2-silent-pc-case-pax-east-20...

Does this seems like a good build, that will handle new games and also a lot of photoshoping? Does the parts fit/work together?

What cooler to use? There seems to be a problem with fitting the Corsair Vengeance heatsinks under most aircoolers, such as Noctua and even Hyper 212 is a tight fit, when you use all 4 slots. Hydro H70 is a bit pricey...but seems to fit at least. Anyone have a better suggestion?

Do I need 16 gb RAM? I guess 8-12 gb would be enough...but on the other hand, it's pretty cheap atm, so why not get them? It will prolly be useful when running Photoshop.

Perhaps this build is a whee bit overkill for my use...but like I said, it has to last a long time.

I will not assemble it myself, but have the store do it for me, as I'm a total newbie.

Sorry for any grammatical issues. I'm very appreciative of any help I can get! Thanks in advance! :) 







March 20, 2011 5:15:27 AM

With the motherboard, I'd go with the Asus P8P67 Deluxe, it packs alot of features and I'd trust Asus more than MSI. I'm not sure whether you'll need 16Gb RAM, but seeing you have the money you could go with it, but this build will last you a LONG time.
March 20, 2011 12:53:08 PM

Martin9630 said:
With the motherboard, I'd go with the Asus P8P67 Deluxe, it packs alot of features and I'd trust Asus more than MSI. I'm not sure whether you'll need 16Gb RAM, but seeing you have the money you could go with it, but this build will last you a LONG time.


Thank you for your answer, Martin :) 

I'll think I trust Asus moore to, as I see alot moore ppl using it.


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