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Critique my build please!

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June 2, 2011 10:18:18 PM


ASUS Sabertooth X58

Intel core i7

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB

Power Supply
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W


ANTEC 1200

Open to any and all suggestions.

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June 2, 2011 10:22:19 PM

i would highly recommend going towards sandy bridge 1155 processors, such as te 2500K or the 2600K with a P67 or Z68 chipset motherboard.
June 2, 2011 10:52:04 PM

Hello twebwrstler;

What's the purpose behind your new system?
A few parts still missing in the overall scheme.

Have you set a budget for this project?
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June 3, 2011 2:53:36 AM

Depending on exactly what it is for, the correct answer now is a i2500 or i2600(whatever you can afford) with a Z68 motherboard.

Also unless you need the Antec 1200 for like 4 Gigantic video cards, or 9 hard drives or something of that nature, you could probably get away just fine with the Antec 902 v3 case. If you don't plan on getting a video card a Antec 300. would be suffice.
June 4, 2011 4:47:24 PM

This build will mainly be used for gaming and watching HD movies. Also I already have the Antec 1200.
June 4, 2011 4:59:47 PM

Do you plan to use multiple GPUs? Do you want a quiet system?

This weekend Newegg has a special on the ASUS Sabertooth 1155 P67 mobo if that is your choice.
June 5, 2011 3:45:46 AM

I want it to be fairly quiet. not going to be using multiple GPU's though...I think.
June 5, 2011 4:08:54 AM

If you are buying soon I'd recommend going with an i5 2500K and getting the deal on the ASUS P67 Sabertooth mobo this weekend.

The Antec 1200 looks like a nice case, but it is not toolless and may be a tad loud with all its fans. But the cooling is, no doubt, great.

The Sandybridge is a better choice for you whether you go with the i5 or i7. And it is also cheaper.