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October 21, 2011 4:58:22 PM

Just looking for input or opinions on the setup. Thanks!

Case: Haf X Blue Edition
CPU: i7 2600k
Mobo: ASUS P8P67 Pro
GPU: Radeon HD 6950 2gb 256bit
SSD: Patriot Pyro 60gb
HHD: 2x 1tb Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm RAID 0
RAM: 2x4gb GSkill Ripjaws
Heatsink: Cooler Master 212+ Hyper
PSU: Rosewill 750W
Montiors: 2x 21.5" ASUS 1080p LCD

I know that the i7 2600k isn't a very big increase in performance from the i5 2500k, but I want to spend the extra $100 due to the fact I do play around with videos here and there.

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October 21, 2011 5:15:09 PM

You do know that unless you are editing tons of HD BLUERAY videos at once then you would notice the difference of the i7 vs the i5.

I would get the 1gb version of the 6950 since it won't be different from the 2gb on a single monitor setup.
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October 21, 2011 5:30:42 PM

cutebeans said:
You do know that unless you are editing tons of HD BLUERAY videos at once then you would notice the difference of the i7 vs the i5.

I would get the 1gb version of the 6950 since it won't be different from the 2gb on a single monitor setup.


I also just like the idea of having the better CPU ;) 

As for the 6950, I am going with the dual 21.5" monitors as said above.
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October 21, 2011 7:23:04 PM

Odd Case / PSU match ..... Great case....poor PSU

Possible alternatives (Case similar, PSU extraordinary). I'd put the HX850 in the HAF

Case - $ 155 - Antec DF-85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $ 115 - Antec CP-850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

P8P67 Pro is a great MoBo...costing ya $475 in combo w/ the 2600k. Deluxe is a step up and comes in a combo for $510
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

WS Revolution is another step up (adds x16 x16) for $521 in combo after MIR

Ya might wanna be thinking Z68 and if ya go that way, might as well make it GEN3. Do ya need Z68 ?
http://www.ukgamingcomputers.co.uk/difference-between-h...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

The P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 would be the equivalent Z68GEN3 board to the P8P67 Pro

Id take the low profile Corsair Vengeance over the ripjaws
RAM - $ 50 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The hyper 212+ is what I'd use in a cheaper system as it's a great "budget cooler" but at this level, I'd like to see a 5-7C improvement on the 212+

Cooler - $ 50 - Scythe Mugen 3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 7200.12 , Spinpoint F3 and WD Black all trade blows w/ no clear winner....but the 7200.12's are way quieter and run way cooler.
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-har...

I'd to 120GB on the SSD
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October 22, 2011 5:06:51 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
Odd Case / PSU match ..... Great case....poor PSU

Possible alternatives (Case similar, PSU extraordinary). I'd put the HX850 in the HAF

Case - $ 155 - Antec DF-85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $ 115 - Antec CP-850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

P8P67 Pro is a great MoBo...costing ya $475 in combo w/ the 2600k. Deluxe is a step up and comes in a combo for $510
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

WS Revolution is another step up (adds x16 x16) for $521 in combo after MIR

Ya might wanna be thinking Z68 and if ya go that way, might as well make it GEN3. Do ya need Z68 ?
http://www.ukgamingcomputers.co.uk/difference-between-h...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

The P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 would be the equivalent Z68GEN3 board to the P8P67 Pro

Id take the low profile Corsair Vengeance over the ripjaws
RAM - $ 50 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The hyper 212+ is what I'd use in a cheaper system as it's a great "budget cooler" but at this level, I'd like to see a 5-7C improvement on the 212+

Cooler - $ 50 - Scythe Mugen 3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 7200.12 , Spinpoint F3 and WD Black all trade blows w/ no clear winner....but the 7200.12's are way quieter and run way cooler.
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-har...

I'd to 120GB on the SSD


Well I would like to start by the fact that I made a few edits right after I posted this. This is the new list after those edits and now after the things I have thought about from your post and a few others:

NEW CPU: i5-2500k (want to spend the $100 on mobo/gpu instead)

Case: Undecided (between Haf X and DF-85)

PSU: Corsair 750w (possibly)

GPU: ASUS Gtx 570 (Eventually get another down the road)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814121432

Mobo: P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131790

HDD: 2x 1 TB Seagate 7200.12

SDD: Still want to go 60GB because it is only for my OS pretty much

Cooler: 212 EVO Cooler Master

RAM: Undecided

Monitors: 2x 21.5" LCD 1080p ASUS
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