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Need opinions on a Long-Lasting Build

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August 12, 2011 11:58:05 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: November 2011

Budget Range: $1600 - $2200 USD (Excluding Shipping/Rebate)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Digital Art Software(s) =/= Gaming, Music, Film, Internet Browsing.

Parts Not Required: Mouse, , Keyboard, Monitor(s), OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, ncix.com (open for other stores if reliable/cheaper)

Country of Origin: United States of America

Parts Preferences: No Preferred Brand but what's suited for me.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI: Maybe

Additional Comments: Searching for the right build for easy to upgrade parts in the future.

Here's my current parts I've been keeping an eye on.

- Tower/Case: SILVERSTONE RAVEN RV02-BW Matte black 0.8mm Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
- Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
- Processor: 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 BX80623I72600K
- CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
- Graphic Card: SAPPHIRE 100311SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
- Power Supply: XFX PRO850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80 Plus Silver Certified 850 Watt Active PFC Power Supply
- DDR Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL
- SSD: Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
- Total: $1503.92 USD (Approximately w/o Shipping/Tax/Etc)
August 13, 2011 1:44:30 AM

You have 1.65v RAM up there, and these 1155 boards require 1.5v or less. Look for a Z68 board for lucid virtu, ssd caching, etc... also a 750w psu is cutting it very close with dual 570's and o/c. No need to cut it close with your budget, this psu down below is manufactured by Seasonic as is that Corsair up above. One other thing...I would check and see if the proggy's you use take advantage of hyper threading. If so, then look at the 2600K. And that Asus card does nothing more than cover up slots and screw you out of using anything worthwhile on your mobo. Look for a card that isn't as wide as a house.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $179.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASUS P8Z68-V LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $154.99 - $139.99 after mail-in rebate
XFX PRO850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80 Plus Silver Certified 850 Watt Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL

or...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $29.99 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
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August 15, 2011 6:36:39 PM

Latest parts updated. Decided to go a little cheaper and with no SLI. May or may not have to look for a new GFX Card, some reason all of the HD 6970 have become out of stock over the weekend.

Thanks for the suggestions Why_Me.
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