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July 7, 2011 2:15:25 AM

Hello. I'm new to building. Can someone check over my build and let me know of any problems or suggestions? Thanks.

PARTS I already have.

-Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 SATA 3Gb/s 1.5-TB Hard Drive


PARTS I plan on getting.

-Intel i7-2600K CPU
-ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) Motherboard
-Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8 Vengeance 8GB PC12800 DDR3 1600Mhz 2x4096MB 8-8-8-24 1.5v RAM
-PNY VCGGTX560TXPB-OC XLR8 Geforce 560 Ti 1GB VIDEO CARD
-Samsung SH-222AB/BEBE Internal DVD Writer-DVD+R22X, DVD+RW8X, DVD-RW6X, DVD-RAM12X CD-R48X Optical Drive
-Logitech MK520 Wireless Mouse & Keyboard
-Samsung BX2231 21.5" LED Monitor
-Corsair HX750W PSU
-CM Centurion 5 ATX Mid-Tower Case


I will be using dual monitor setup with a 40" HDCP LCD. I will be doing video/sound editing, a little number crunching and enthusiast gaming. Please tell me what you think. Am I forgeting something? Thanks.

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July 7, 2011 3:08:50 AM

MoBo - I won't do any build whereby the moBo manufacturer doesn't offer an industry standard 3 year warranty. Asrock gives ya 2 years on the B3 boards, 1 year on the others. Suggest Asus, MSI, Gigabyte or anyone else that offers 3 years.

RAM - Vengeance heat sinks are problematic. The only cooling effect of these big coolers is that they "look cool". While they served a purpose (when they were effective) w/ DDR2, they are absolutely useless on DDR3.

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At more than 2" tall in certain areas the Corsair Vengeance could pose a problem for users like me who use large coolers such as the Scythe Mugen 2. I was able to use the Corsair Vengeance only after I mounted the fan on my cooler on the backside. Size is definitely a concern with heat spreaders of this size and therefore I encourage users to check that they will have enough space under their heatsinks before purchasing the Corsair Vengeance kit.


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The problem I have with the Corsair Vengeance is the same I have with many kits of RAM on the market. Companies insist on putting large coolers on their RAM and it limits the choice in CPU heatsinks that can be used within users system. DDR3 does not require these elaborate coolers with its lower voltages which translate to lower temperatures then RAM saw during the DDR, and DDR2 era. Corsair is correcting this with low profile versions of its Vengeance line but ultimately I would like to see the average size of coolers drop instead of having to look for specific low profile versions of a memory line.


EVGA card gets ya 50Mhz more from factory for same price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Something else to consider

$1390 w/o Mouse / KB

Case - $155 - Antec DF-85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $130 - Antec CP-850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case Fan - Later - Antec Red 120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $380 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K
Cooler - $40 - Scythe Mugen 2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $5 Shin Etsu 751 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $60 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $220 - EVGA GTX 560 Ti 900 Mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - Later - as above
HD - $60 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - $240 - Vertex 3 120 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $100 - Plextor BR Combo Drive w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 7, 2011 4:18:14 AM

Thanks for the response. I don't think I can afford your system. Lokks good though. I'll look into smaller RAM too.
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July 7, 2011 6:23:37 AM

I like this build. want to up to i7 2600k with 16gb of that ram for (heavy Photoshop work) and switch to a Corsair 600T case but the cooler you linked is gone; any other recommendations?
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July 7, 2011 7:07:40 AM

i7-2600K is useful when you plan on doing heavy video editing. If you plan on gaming i5-2500K is sufficient. Here' a build (excluding HDD) for around $1300:

CPU & Optical Drive : $228-i5-2500K & Asus DRW (Great processor & decent DVD Writer)

Motherboard & SSD: $245- Gigabyte GA Z68X UD3 & OCZ Agility 3 64GB ( SLI/Crossfire Capable motherboard )

RAM: $75- Gskill Sniper 2X 4GB (Cheap )

Keyboard & Mouse: $32- Logitech Ex100

Power Supply: $100- Antec High Current Gamer Series 750 (Capable of powering two cards)

Graphic Card: $325- EVGA Superclocked 570

Monitor: $200- Asus VE248H 24" LED Backlit 2ms response time (1920X1080)

Case: $90- Cooler Master Storm Enforcer

Total( Excluding Rebates): 1295 USD

Rebates: 75 USD

If this goes overbudget possible suggestion include :
1. Downgrade the monitor to Acer 23" worth $160. Save $40
2. Drop the SSD . Save $130
3. Drop the video card to Sapphire Radeon 6950 2GB worth $270 or even MSI twin frozr II 560 Ti worth $240. Save $55 or $85.
4. Drop the case to Cooler Maser HAF 912 worth $60. Save $30.

Possible upgrade include :
1. Getting a cooler like Xigmatek Gaia worth $30
2. Upgrading processor to i7-2600K.

That should be enough











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July 17, 2011 7:33:05 PM

Best answer selected by scmpc2600k.
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July 17, 2011 7:34:22 PM

All these replies are pretty off point and not answering my question. It seems like instead of giving advice on my build they are just advertising their build.
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