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July 29, 2011 11:08:58 PM

OK this is what i am considering building would love some input. Trying to keep price around 1300 before monitor


Antec Gaming Case for Desktops DF-85


ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 Supported Intel P67 DDR3 1800 ATX Motherboard


Intel Core i7-2600K Processor 3.4GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1155


Corsair Vengeance 12 GB ( 3 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i7 SDRAM CMZ12GX3M3A1600​C9


Corsair CMPSU-950TX 950-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i7 and Core i5


Western Digital WD Caviar Black 1 TB SATA 6 GB/S 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Bulk/OEM 3.5-Inch Desktop Hard Drive (x2 raid 0)


MSI Radeon HD 6850 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/ HDMI/DisplayPor​t PCI-Express Video Card, R6850 CYCLONE PE/OC


Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 All in One High-performanc​e CPU Cooler CWCH50-1

Total price on Amazon $1377.10

Please any thoughts would be great its been about 8yrs since my last gaming rig build

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July 29, 2011 11:17:27 PM

What country do you live in because if Newegg is an option there is much that can be upgraded to this build to outperform this rig.
July 29, 2011 11:19:01 PM

i live in the USA Thanks for the input
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July 29, 2011 11:19:55 PM

Newegg is an option
July 29, 2011 11:22:24 PM

Looks like you have triple channel memory which isn't compatible with the 2600k. You'd be better off with 2x4GB.

If you intend to game, you are severely lopsided between your CPU and GPU. You'd be better off getting an i5-2500k and spend the $100 difference on perhaps a 6950 or 6970. Or a 560Ti or 570.

As someone that has owned an H50, and currently owns an H70(traded for on craigslist) I'd recommend a good Air Cooler. For the price you spend on the H50 you can get a top of the line aircooler like a Noctua NH-D14 or something comparable.

950W is excessive for the PSU. For $154.99 you can get a better efficiency PSU from a good manufacturer, that will most likely be modular.

I recommend:

XFX 750W 80 PLUS SILVER 129.99(109.99 w/ rebate)

Corsair HX750 80 PLUS SILVER Modular 144.99 (134.99 w/ rebate)

Seasonic 850W 80 PLUS SILVER 119.99

XFX 850W 80 PLUS SILVER Semi-Modular 154.99 (139.99 w/ rebate)

Seasonic 750W 80 PLUS GOLD Modular 159.99 (I vouch for this one)






July 29, 2011 11:32:14 PM
July 30, 2011 1:52:49 AM

you guys are the best thanks for all the input. Yes i am building this to play games i. e first person shooters and such. All opinions are welcome and greatly appreciated.
July 30, 2011 8:41:05 AM

2358097,1,685642 said:
OK this is what i am considering building would love some input. Trying to keep price around 1300 before monitor


Antec Gaming Case for Desktops DF-85


ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 Supported Intel P67 DDR3 1800 ATX Motherboard


Intel Core i7-2600K Processor 3.4GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1155


Corsair Vengeance 12 GB ( 3 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i7 SDRAM CMZ12GX3M3A1600​C9


Corsair CMPSU-950TX 950-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i7 and Core i5


Western Digital WD Caviar Black 1 TB SATA 6 GB/S 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Bulk/OEM 3.5-Inch Desktop Hard Drive (x2 raid 0)


MSI Radeon HD 6850 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/ HDMI/DisplayPor​t PCI-Express Video Card, R6850 CYCLONE PE/OC


Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 All in One High-performanc​e CPU Cooler CWCH50-1

Total price on Amazon $1377.10

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... <----- please do a copy and paste of that on here :) 

You have a lot of money in that build with little gpu power to show for it. It can be improved upon but we need some more information please.
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