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May 31, 2011 12:58:39 AM

So I have been seriously considering building myself a PC, as you may or may not know, but I have had a change in budget, and of heart (I don't trust myself to build a PC), and so I am looking into customizing a PC online, and having it built and sent to me. Now I know what is good on the hardware side and what isn't , but I would appreciate if you could simply skim through the below PC and let me know what you think.

Case: CoolerMaster HAF 912 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Adjustable HDD Cage [-32] (Black Color)
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-2600K 3.40 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
Cooling Fan: Intel LGA1156 Certified CPU Fan & Heatsink [-20]
Motherboard: [CrossFireX] GigaByte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Lucid Virtu + Intel Smart Response Technology & 7.1 Dolby Home Theater Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI (All Venom OC Certified)
Intel Smart Response Technology for Z68: None
Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 3GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+390] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
Multiple Video Card Settings: Xtreme Performance in SLI/CrossFireX Gaming Mode Supports Single Monitor
Power Supply Upgrade: 850 Watts - Corsair Professional Series CMPSU-AX850 80 Plus Gold Power Supply [+153]
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [-41] (Single Hard Drive)

One thing that isn't here is an SSD, and I am curious if not having one will be hugely noticeable. I will be the only one using the computer, for gaming and editing, and I don't intend to clutter it with programs

Also, I will be display it all on the Dell UltraSharp U2410.
Thanks for the help.

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May 31, 2011 8:12:47 AM

Let me tell you something: I trust you to build a PC LOL. But, if you insist here's some suggestions for that build. Get a 2500K or a 2400/2500 if you don't want to overclock. Don't get a 580, especially that one. Get a 6950 at most. You don't need 850W, but I'm not going to complain about that PSU. Regarding the SSD, how's your budget looking? An SSD isn't necessary but you could try to fit a 60GB one in there.
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May 31, 2011 6:05:24 PM

Also go for 2X4GB for memory. it will give you the same amount of Ram and leave you with 2 open DIMM slots for adding more memory if you need it.
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May 31, 2011 6:10:58 PM

Spend the extra $20 for the Asetec 510c cooler.

Instead of the GTX 580, either SLI 2 GTX560 Ti's or Crossfire 2 HD 6950s. Either is cheaper than 1 580.
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May 31, 2011 7:28:23 PM

OK, some thoughts.
therealminime said:
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-2600K 3.40 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)

What kinds of programs will you be running, mainly? If it is for games, then you may be able to save some money by downsizing to the 2500K and giving up the extra cache and hyperthreading, as from what I understand, most games cannot handle more than four threads. On the other hand, personally, I tend to buy the best processor available, as that's pretty much the one piece of hardware I'd like not to play with, so I want the most longevity.
therealminime said:
Cooling Fan: Intel LGA1156 Certified CPU Fan & Heatsink [-20]

If you are even remotely thinking about overclocking, you will need something better than the default heatsink/fan. If you're willing to spend a bit, the Coolermaster V6GT has had very good reviews and is quieter than the Frio OCK.
therealminime said:
Motherboard: [CrossFireX] GigaByte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Lucid Virtu + Intel Smart Response Technology & 7.1 Dolby Home Theater Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI (All Venom OC Certified)

In that price range, I think you're fine. The Asus boards are 70-90 more expensive.
therealminime said:
Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)

I agree with the suggestions above, 4GBx2 allows you more room to upgrade without losing what you have already purchased.
therealminime said:
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 3GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+390] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

If you are not planning to go 3d or span monitors, the 3GB is a bit overkill. Also, as was pointed out to me in my question thread (Feedback on new Z68 system requested), a single 570 can run everything pretty much maxed out at 1920x1080, so at 1920x1200 you'll likely be fine. Sink that money into an SSD, or save it to help you upgrade in a couple of years. Then again, I was thinking 580 SLI's, so by going to a single 570, I had money for an SSD and plenty left over.
therealminime said:
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [-41] (Single Hard Drive)

I recall reading somewhere that 7200 RPM drives cannot saturate SATA 3GB, tel alone SATA 6GB, but I think the price differential is $4 so it doesnt matter. If you happen to geta few SSDs, you can just connect the HD to a SATA 3GB port I reckon.

Good Luck!
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June 2, 2011 5:21:34 PM

You seem to know enough about the parts, why don't you:
1. build it yourself and save 100 bucks
2. downgrade to something more reasonable like a 2 gb 6970 for 100 bucks
3. buy yourself a good 200 dollar SSD and take a look at the recently released TH SSD reviews.

Good luck!
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