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August 22, 2011 5:05:04 AM

Ok this is my new build, not the one in homebuilt/builds.

First off you should know its intel based, z68 only and pref. 2600k
Im on a budget of 1120 usd and will upgrage to my custom wc loop and an ssd when i can come up with 500 usd.

The build:

Motherboard: ASUS z68 -V delux $249.99

CPU: Intel 2600K (will be oced on stock as high as pos then 5.0 on wc)

Case: Cooler Master 932 w/ usb 3.0 $159.99 - $149.99

PSU: 750w antec earthwatts. $94.99

GPU: MSI 6670 1GB 128 bit $99.99

RAM: Crosair Dominator GT 2000 w/fan NE comboed with CPU

HDD: WD black 1TB SATA 3 $79.99

Thermal Paste: mx4 $12.99

Burner: ASUS (all in one ish thing) $19.99


Well thats the base build in a few years/ birthday+Christmas ill drop $500 to upgrade to

A custom wc loop that i will reply to this with and a SSD and a GPU if i can for CX or upgrade.

Thanks for the help in advance if there is any thing you need to ask ill happly respond.

~2134bob i play TF2 and Dragon's Call (S2) and more ASAP







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August 22, 2011 6:57:44 AM

What will this be used for btw?

That's a pretty weak graphics card, like putting a 4 speed gearbox from a 1990's Corolla in a Ferrari Enzo.
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August 22, 2011 7:38:42 AM

massive over kill on the cpu , massive under kill on the graphics

expensive mb that wont help performance

and why water cooling?
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August 22, 2011 8:22:40 AM

I'd have to say, upgrade the GFX to at least a 6770 (even better a 6870). Drop the stock HSF and pick up a cheap CM Hyper 212. As fo MSI, just no (MSI it's gonna die).
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August 22, 2011 12:31:30 PM

Well for 1 i want over kill i will use it mainly for programing and gaming

Thats a newone af per the msi dieing think ill see what i can get for the price range im in

Wc bc im going for 5.0 ghz and when i up the graphics card when i get the cash ill wc it too

How much is the cm hyper 212?
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August 22, 2011 12:42:48 PM

Um what mobo should i go with instead?
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August 22, 2011 1:42:13 PM

Normally I look for ASUS, or Gigabyte. ASRock also works (OEM of ASUS btw), if on a tight budget Biostar or Foxconn. MSI has driver and BIOS update issues, their support is anything but, and you'll be lucky if it survives till the warranty is up (usually takes something else out when it dies too).
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August 22, 2011 2:40:29 PM

Ok in a few min when i snag my laptop back from my bro ill give links to all my new parts based off of the responses and help from u guys

Its a diff graphics card and mobo which i also need commented on
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August 25, 2011 2:29:12 AM

Processor
If you are looking to use the system for gaming, a lot of people will recommend using an i5-2500k processor instead of an i7-2600k. If you do any sort of video editing or you just want the raw power, then stick with the 2600k.

Motherboard
I would downgrade to the Asus P8Z68-V PRO.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD
The Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB is a popular choice that I would recommend.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card
Definitely need to go with something better for gaming. I would go with something in the $175-250 range. GTX 560, GTX 560ti, Radeon 6870, Radeon 6950.
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August 25, 2011 3:28:45 AM

IH8U said:
Normally I look for ASUS, or Gigabyte. ASRock also works (OEM of ASUS btw), if on a tight budget Biostar or Foxconn. MSI has driver and BIOS update issues, their support is anything but, and you'll be lucky if it survives till the warranty is up (usually takes something else out when it dies too).

A bit off topic, but Asrock is not a OEM of Asus. Asrock has nothing to do with Asus. Two entirely separate companies all together.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... <----- @ the OP. Please copy and paste this on here. :) 
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August 25, 2011 3:36:25 AM

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August 25, 2011 6:06:34 AM

2134bob said:
Ok this is my new build, not the one in homebuilt/builds.

First off you should know its intel based, z68 only and pref. 2600k
Im on a budget of 1120 usd and will upgrage to my custom wc loop and an ssd when i can come up with 500 usd.

The build:

Motherboard: ASUS z68 -V delux $249.99

CPU: Intel 2600K (will be oced on stock as high as pos then 5.0 on wc)

Case: Cooler Master 932 w/ usb 3.0 $159.99 - $149.99

PSU: 750w antec earthwatts. $94.99

GPU: MSI 6670 1GB 128 bit $99.99

RAM: Crosair Dominator GT 2000 w/fan NE comboed with CPU

HDD: WD black 1TB SATA 3 $79.99

Thermal Paste: mx4 $12.99

Burner: ASUS (all in one ish thing) $19.99


Well thats the base build in a few years/ birthday+Christmas ill drop $500 to upgrade to

A custom wc loop that i will reply to this with and a SSD and a GPU if i can for CX or upgrade.

Thanks for the help in advance if there is any thing you need to ask ill happly respond.

~2134bob i play TF2 and Dragon's Call (S2) and more ASAP


You have made some quality choices. Here are a few suggestions for other options:

1. ATI 6850 or 6950 for the GPU (look for a 6950 on sale). Since you are gaming you need at least a 6850 for serious games. The cost difference between the 6850 and 6950 is often very little if you catch the 6950 on sale (you can get the 6950 for somewhere around $220 - $240 after rebates and on sale at NewEgg)

2. If you are doing heavy computer work stick with the 2600K but keep in mind that the 2500K when overclocked beats the I-7 990 in most benchmarks and it is about $100 cheaper than the 2600K. If budget is an issue, the 2500K is a power house CPU. Also keep in mind that Ivy Bridge is on the horizon and when you upgrade you will be looking at a whole new world of CPUs that are 30% faster than the 2600K and have more cores. Therefore for the short term the 2500K looks all the better because you won't have as much invested in it when it is upgraded

3. If you are that serious about overclocking (5.0 Ghz is a serious OC) then consider the Noctua NH-D14 CPU air cooler. It will allow a 5.0 Ghz OC and it is much cheaper than water cooling. It has a quality mount and is easy to intstall. It keeps my CPU under 40C (I have not overclocked my 2600K yet) and my ambient temperature here in Arizona is 82 F. It also has the bonus of being quiet while supplying massive cooling

4. The AsRock Extreme 4 Gen 3 motherboard is more efficient in using the PCI-E lanes (for video cards) than the Asus Pro V. I have had both boards and the AsRock board is superior to the Asus board. Also Asus's customer service is very poor. The AsRock Extreme 4 overclocks very well and professional reviews show it over 5.0 Ghz on air cooling. The AsRock board is also ready for the Ivy Bridge CPUs and supports Gen 3 PCI-E 3.0 which is the futuer

5. 1866 CL8 or CL9 RAM gives you the most bang for your buck in speed vs cost

6. This is just a personal prejudice but buying a modular PSU will make building MUCH cleaner and easier for your computer. The Corsair HX 750 is a very good PSU and often goes on sale for around $140. Since you are going to crossfire, I would actually recommend the Corsair HX 850. It will easily support two cards and will run in gold efficiency standards. It is also modular. It has a 7 year warranty and so you can use it for several builds. The down side is that it costs about $140 - $160 on sale. Right now it is on sale at Newegg for $160 after rebate. It is probably the highest rated 850 W PSU in existence and it is cheap. I own both the HX 750 and the HX 850. The 850 runs silent in my computer and it is over 90% efficient.

7. The 932 is a great case but also look at the Corsair 650D. The 932 cools a little better but the 650D has a SATA 3 hot-swap bay and is better quality over all. Both are very good cases.

8. Go the the Samsung F3 1 TB Spinpoint - it is as fast as any HDD out there and you can regularly get it for $60 on Newegg (sometimes you can get it for $50)

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