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Finalizing on Parts for a Performance PC - Need a Final Look

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June 20, 2011 5:29:10 PM

Hey after alot of research, i have came to a conclusion list of parts. Just want a third opinion before i place the order

Purpose of PC: h264 enocding ( i will overclock it and use additional graphic cards if useful)

Budget: Its still flexible if i see a suggestion which would Help

Here is the List:

1) COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

2) SAPPHIRE 100311-2SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

3) Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W Continuous@40°C, 80Plus Bronze Certified,Modular Cable Design,Active PFC"Compatible ...

4) G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM

5) ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

6) CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler

7) OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

8) Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

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June 20, 2011 5:40:21 PM

PSU - Overkill... With that combo a 650w would be plenty. If you are debating on adding a second HD 6970 down the road, then an 850w PSU would be the choice. Stick with Rosewill, Antec, Corsair or XFX...

CPU Cooler - Water cooling just adds to the "cool factor" and won't do any better than a good CPU cooler that cools by air. The Hyper 212+ with two fans in a push / pull configuration is hard to beat at roughly $40.

HD - Consider adding a secondary hard drive to that config for storage or application installation. The Samsung F3 1TB drive is $60 and a great performer. The 120GB SSD is great, but can fill up quickly.

Enjoy that build! It should game nicely...
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