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First Build - i7 2600 - Advice Needed

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April 7, 2011 9:29:12 AM

Hey guys,

This is my first complete build i want to do myself. I am still a big newbie when it comes to making sure things will work together, I am ready to change my whole build if i have to,

AeroCool VS-400 VS400 ( Comes with 550W PSU ) - $78.00
http://www.netplus.com.au/product/CA10/CAAEVS400/Case/A...
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3 B3 P67 $199.00
http://www.netplus.com.au/product/MB2/MBGIGAP67A-UD3B/M...

Intel Core i7 2600 LGA1155 CPU - $314.00
Sapphire ATI AMD HD6970 2Gb - $359.00
1Tb WD1002FAEX WD SATA3 HDD $109.00
6Gb Triple DDR3 2000Mhz - $269.00
LG BH10LS30 Blu RAY Writer - $104.00

Total Price (Inc GST) $1,432.00 AUD

All these parts are from a store nearby called www.netplus.com.au.

I only supplied links to the case and the motherboard because i thought they were the most relevant. Thinking isnt my strong point so i could be wrong ( and probably am )

Don't really have a budget but i would like to keep it good value so i don't have to save money for longer :) 

Again, thanks in advance, any help or advice is greatly appreciated.

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April 7, 2011 12:11:19 PM

MB - You are not overclocking with that i7-2600 and using a HD 6970 GPU so you can save some money and go with the H67 chipset. P67 allows for overclocking, but only if paired with the K series CPU.
http://www.netplus.com.au/product/MB2/MBASP8H67-M-LE/Ma...(SATA-2-Fixed)

CPU - The i7-2600 is a very powerful chip, but you may not need that much. Unless you KNOW you will be doing very process intensive stuff, then consider the i5-2500 or even the i5-2400. Games won't know the difference...
http://www.netplus.com.au/product/CP1/CPINPDI5-2500/CPU...

MEM - Again, you aren't overclocking so the DDR3-2000 is overkill. Look for DDR3-1333 1.5v DUAL channel kit (installed in pairs). LGA1155 has dual memory controllers so you don't need a tripple channel kit.

PSU - Best to not go with the unknown PSU bundled in that case. Also that 550w rating probably isn't even close to that... Look at an Antec or Corsair like the one below.
http://www.netplus.com.au/product/PW20/PWPSAX-CS0651/Po....
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April 8, 2011 7:26:17 AM

sadams04 said:
MB - You are not overclocking with that i7-2600 and using a HD 6970 GPU so you can save some money and go with the H67 chipset. P67 allows for overclocking, but only if paired with the K series CPU.
http://www.netplus.com.au/product/MB2/MBASP8H67-M-LE/Ma...(SATA-2-Fixed)

CPU - The i7-2600 is a very powerful chip, but you may not need that much. Unless you KNOW you will be doing very process intensive stuff, then consider the i5-2500 or even the i5-2400. Games won't know the difference...
http://www.netplus.com.au/product/CP1/CPINPDI5-2500/CPU...

MEM - Again, you aren't overclocking so the DDR3-2000 is overkill. Look for DDR3-1333 1.5v DUAL channel kit (installed in pairs). LGA1155 has dual memory controllers so you don't need a tripple channel kit.

PSU - Best to not go with the unknown PSU bundled in that case. Also that 550w rating probably isn't even close to that... Look at an Antec or Corsair like the one below.
http://www.netplus.com.au/product/PW20/PWPSAX-CS0651/Po....


Thanks alot sadams04 :)  Your post was not only helpful but it helps me understand the speed of the memory bottlenecks with the cpu, i wanted the i7 2600 with a HD6970 to basically play games with relatively high settings, I would run with a 2600k and P67 mainboard but i just don't know enough about overclocking to safely do it.
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April 20, 2011 11:47:49 AM

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