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New build - curious if it's a decent one?

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August 23, 2011 3:22:41 AM

Hey there everyone. Long time lurker, first time poster.

I've been contemplating parts and components for awhile now for a completely new build, and I'm just curious if y'all think it's a decent one. I did my best, and hoping it's gonna be as awesome as I think it will be.

FWIW, it will be a gaming PC, with general use.

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k
GPU: EVGA GTX 580 1.5 GB
PSU: OCZ ZX Modular 1000W
MB: Asus P8P67 Deluxe
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB)
HDD: Western Digital Blue Caviar 320 GB 7200 RPM SATA 6 GB/s
SDD: OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB SATA III
Case: Antec 902 V3
DVD Drive: Some cheap-o Samsung drive. (I have an external BD drive as well)

Accessories

Monitor: ASUS VH238H 23"
Keyboard: Cyborg V5
Mouse: Logitech G9x


Hopefully that's an okay combination? What do you think?

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August 23, 2011 5:03:25 AM

Theres very little advantage in the 2600K over the 2500k . Certainly not worth the money .
Theres no point getting even a 2500K unless you intend to over clock . If you are going to over clock then also get a decent cpu cooler .

a 750 watt psu will run that system well without breaking a sweat

A larger hard drive is only a few dollars more than the 320 gig .

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August 23, 2011 7:46:51 AM

and spent money u saved on suggested above on intel SSD
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August 23, 2011 8:05:47 AM

That's a great combination of parts. You should be happy with it's performance.

Depending on the use of the system, however, I would recommend the i5 2500K for gaming. Unless you plan to do 3D rendering, video editing etc..
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August 23, 2011 4:30:51 PM

i'd like to keep the option open for video editing. I'm working on a business plan that, if it gets off the ground, I may need to edit advertisements and trailers (it's a theater).

And why an Intel SSD over the OCZ? I had read nothing but good things about their quality, which is why I opted for their parts on the SSD and PSU.

And as far as OCing goes, I don't intend to right away, but most likely in the future as things get more power-hungry or if I need to boost performance for something specific. Again, trying to future proof and keep my options open.
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August 23, 2011 5:18:40 PM

Outlander_04 said:
Theres very little advantage in the 2600K over the 2500k . Certainly not worth the money .
Theres no point getting even a 2500K unless you intend to over clock . If you are going to over clock then also get a decent cpu cooler .


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yep.

I tend to stay away from OCZ SSDs also ever since they pulled some shady stuff with one their Agility lines. They made an Agility 2 or 3 with amazing speeds on 34nm flash, then once the item had sufficient high ratings in the tech world, they switched to 25nm flash and kept the item # the same and sold a new ( and crappy ) product under the guise of a tried and true product. ( OCZ will never win me back after that ) You can read more about that and other OCZ SSD dangers on these popular items

Vertex 2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Agility 3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Vertex 3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd suggest going with an SSD that doesnt have 20% of its buyers giving it a 1/5 rating, like a Crucial M4, those drives get 5/5 from almost all comers.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

... I might also consider 2 x HD 6950 2GBs for $40.00 more than a single GTX 580. Your PSU choice can certainly handle it. There was recently some discussion on this, I'll let them speak for me.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/322680-33-6950-crossf...
Also:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-performance-...
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