Upgrading, need a compatibility check.

So i'm finally upgrading from a P4 3GHz :o to a new system, just wanted to put it in here to make sure nothing was incompatible.


Processor: i7 2600K
Motherboard - Gigabyte UD4B3
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB)
GPU: eVGA 570GTX Superclocked edition
PSU: Seasonic X-760
HDD1: Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT
HDD2: Corsair Micro Force 60GB SSD
Cooling1:Prolimatech Megahalems Rev 2
Cooling2: 2x Noctua NF-P12 (Push pull setup on the PT Megahalems) or PT Vortex fans in same configuration
Optical Drive: Sony LiteOn
Case: Either, Antec 902v3 OR NZXT Phantom (Black), leaning towards the Phantom because it looks likea BOSS.

From what I've seen, should end up being ~$2200AUD (I live in Sydney), with plenty of room to upgrade in the future, any thoughts on this build and how it could be improved/optimized?
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  1. Seems pretty solid to me. I would check out frostytech.com and see if you like any of the "top 5" coolers a bit better than the Megahelems. That cooler is huge and I hear the 2nd generation core ix processors can get pretty far with coolers like the hyper 212, so you might consider saving some money and getting a more manageable cooler. But really, that's completely up to you.

    Not sure what else to say. Should be really fast.
  2. Any ideas on the price? is ~220 reasonable or can I find those lower?
  3. I'm not really familiar with the pricing there. If i ordered all of those parts from newegg for delievery in the US, they'd be around $1500, which seems like a reasonable price for the performance you'll be getting. Although...if this is just a gaming rig, you could drop down to an i5 2500k to save money without sacrificing any gaming performance.
  4. Any thoughts on the NZXT vs the 902v3?
  5. Resonance_eSD said:
    So i'm finally upgrading from a P4 3GHz :o to a new system, just wanted to put it in here to make sure nothing was incompatible.


    Processor: i7 2600K
    Motherboard - Gigabyte UD4B3
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB)
    GPU: eVGA 570GTX Superclocked edition
    PSU: Seasonic X-760
    HDD1: Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT
    HDD2: Corsair Micro Force 60GB SSD
    Cooling1:Prolimatech Megahalems Rev 2
    Cooling2: 2x Noctua NF-P12 (Push pull setup on the PT Megahalems) or PT Vortex fans in same configuration
    Optical Drive: Sony LiteOn
    Case: Either, Antec 902v3 OR NZXT Phantom (Black), leaning towards the Phantom because it looks likea BOSS.

    From what I've seen, should end up being ~$2200AUD (I live in Sydney), with plenty of room to upgrade in the future, any thoughts on this build and how it could be improved/optimized?

    I can see some changes...first off if you plan on pushing two of those cards and o/c I would look at a 850w psu. Also for what your paying for that cpu and SSD, you could get a mobo that runs dual cards @ 16x & 16x. The same board that holds the o/c record for these Sandy Bridge cpu's.

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_711_1183&products_id=16800 $379.00
    Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3 Motherboard

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=187_346_1184&products_id=16531 $269.00
    Intel Core i5 2500K

    Also you could always get a Gigabyte o/c 560 and push it even more to where it runs on par with that 570.
  6. No way in hell I'd need 2x570GTX for the next 6-7 years.

    Also not going for any records in OCing either =\ 4.4~ should be enough for me lol
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