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September 22, 2011 4:18:55 PM

Look for some feed back on this machine that i am building for a friend. Pretty happy with all my selections. The only thing i have some reservations on is the case and heatsink. Was unable to find a lot of literature on them just want to make sure i am making good choices. PSU is a little big but wanted to leave some room for a second video card... also will be adding SSD down the road.

Thanks in advanced for feedback on the build

System will be overclocked
Preferred site for components:

user wants:
core i7
"cool looking case"



Western Digital Caviar Black WD7502AAEX 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$64.99 -$5.00 Instant $59.99

Antec Lanboy air Red Black / Red ATX Mid Tower Computer Modular Case
$189.99 -$40.00 Instant $149.99 -30 for a promo code 120.00

LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer - Bulk - Black SATA Model iHAS224-06 LightScribe Support
$19.99 $19.99

ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$199.99 $199.99

EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$499.99 $499.99

Seasonic SS-850HT 850W ATX12V v2.31,EPS12V v2.92 80Plus Silver Certified, Active PFC Power Supply
$129.99 -$10.00 Instant $119.99

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
$314.99 $314.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
$69.99 $69.99

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
$12.98 $12.98

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
$29.99 $29.99


Subtotal: $1,477.89
Promo Code: $30.00
total: $1,447.89
September 22, 2011 4:36:18 PM

Where is the SDD?? I would suggest to downgrade the processor to an I5 2500K and get an SDD instead (may it be a 60-64gb or a 120-128 gb). For the rest it's good, except the GPU. 500$ is pretty high for what it gives, if you're willing to go dualGPU, go with a dual 6950 as they scale better to a gtx 590 for about the same price.
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September 22, 2011 5:07:22 PM

That machine is a sexy beast, but I do believe you'll take a hit on the hard drive. My personal thought is:
1 HDD = Good
2 HDD (RAID 0) = Better (and sometimes cheaper)
1 SSD = Best

Depending on the size of the SSD, most folks tend to have a HDD for their less urgent data.
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September 22, 2011 5:08:03 PM

A lot of to be made from what I can see.

1) If this is a build primarily for gaming, then why the 2600K when it has zero advantage over the 2500K in regards to gaming.

2) Same with the mobo. the Asrock P67 extreme4 Gen 3 is cheaper, and has less bugs ...especially in regards to the bios.

3) That 750GB h/d is going to be slower than say a 1TB h/d due to platter density.

4) Those lanboy's haven't gotten the greatest reviews with peeps using large vid cards

5) That 850w psu is lacking if you plan on eventually pushing dual 580's in SLI and having any kind of headroom.

6) That CM 212+ comes with great thermal compound...no need to buy that Arctic Silver

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $154.99
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $219.99 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $683.98 - $35.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
CORSAIR Professional Series HX1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Power Supply
MSI N580GTX Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

The Corsair 500R's just came out on newegg a few days ago. Great cooling/airflow, size, and built in fan controllers.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99 - $114.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99 - $114.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 - $89.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
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