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Another Hypothetical $2000+ Build

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October 11, 2011 8:55:24 PM

I put together a hypothetical $2000+ build on Newegg today out of sheer boredom, and now, I would like some input about the quality for price of this hypothetical rig.

Monitor - ASUS VS248H-P, ASUS VE258Q, or ASUS VE278Q
Case - Corsair Obsidian Series 800D CC800DW ATX Full Tower
Power Supply - CORSAIR Professional Series HX1050 1050W Modular Power Supply
Motherboard - ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 X68 Motherboard
CPU - Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz
Heatsink/Fan - Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cooling Compound - ARCTIC COOLING MX-2
Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 1600
Optical Drive - Samsung BD-ROM/Combo Drive
Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache
SSD - Corsair Force Series GT 120GB
Sound Card - HT | OMEGA CLARO Plus+
Video Card(s) - MSI N580GTX Lightning or MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition
Keyboard - Steelseries 6Gv2 Mechanical Keyboard (already own)
Mouse - Razer DeathAdder Black Edition (already own)
Headphones - Grado SR80i (not really part of the rig, I just really want them :p )

I'm unsure about the power supply (I know I want 750 watts or more, Corsair brand, and modular, but I think 1050W might be overkill), the motherboard (I'm certain about the Z68 Chipset, but uncertain about whether the particular one I picked is the best), and my choice of video card (I'd pick either one of the MSI cards I listed and eventually add another one for SLI, or just wait until the NVidia GTX 600 series is announced). What do you guys think?
October 11, 2011 10:55:34 PM

I think asrock exterme 7 mb instead of that 1. Also it is ultra annoying buying pc's know that new stuff is even closer than other stuff >.<
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October 12, 2011 1:29:42 AM

1) I replaced the motherboard with the one you suggested.

2) That 24" monitor is absolutely sexy, but I'd probably go with the 27" one instead if/when it comes back in stock.

3) For the purpose of this hypothetical build, I stepped down from the 1050W power supply to an 850W one.

4) Still undecided about the GPU setup. Just a matter of ordering one of those GTX 580 cards and adding another one later for SLI, or waiting around for the GTX 600 series...or I can just take the 2GB MSI GTX 560 Ti SLI setup out of my current computer and use it in my new rig, until the GTX 600 cards prices are reasonable and the games of 2012/2013 actually demand them.

5) As far as motherboards/CPUs go, Ivy Bridge will be out fairly soon, so I could wait for that, but I don't have to worry too much, as the Z68 chipset will be compatible with Ivy Bridge.

Now that I think about it, I'm seriously considering actually going through with this purchase later this year or early next year once the Kepler cards and Ivy Bridge are announced/released. :o 
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October 12, 2011 3:06:28 AM

Your ram is triple channel.
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October 12, 2011 3:21:59 AM

Sky03 said:
Your ram is triple channel.

Oops, thanks for pointing that out. I wasn't aware that the Z68 doesn't support triple-channel RAM.
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