Computer I want to build

I have an idea on what I want to build and I expect it to cost about $2300 without any liquid cooling...yet. Tell me what you think and would you suggest me waiting a few months for prices to go down...because I have no problem waiting.

Case: Cooler Master RC-692-KKN2 Advanced
Monitor: Asus VE258Q 25"
Processor: Intel i7 2600k
Processor Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
Motherboard: ASRock z68 Professional
Video Card: ATI MSI R6990
Hard Drive: Corsair Force GT 240gb SSD Sata iii
Memory: G.Skill Rip Jaws DDR3 1600 8gb
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1000w (What is the minimum watts you'd recommend for this set up?)
Mouse: Logitech G9X
Keyboard: Logitech G510

I just bought, and planned on reselling if I should wait, a 2600k for $270 brand new and the R6990 brand new for $618. eBay is awesome haha. What do you think? Should I continue with this computer or just wait a few months for things to be cheaper? I have an awesome laptop right now but I want to be able to play games with awesome FPS.
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  1. Change the 6990 for dual 6970's.
  2. 1kw is too much. I'm not an expert but the reviews I've found suggest 650W is enough.
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/41404-amd-radeon-hd-6990-4gb-review-21.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6990-antilles-crossfire,2878-2.html
    However 1kw is probably about what you want if you plan on adding a second 6990 later.

    You'll probably want to put some more money into your case. A 6990 is going to generate a lot of heat so you should probably put it in a full tower.

    If you're going to put $255 into your motherboard you might as well put in an extra $20 and get a motherboard with x16/x16 mode for your PCIe 2.0 x16 slots. The ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 will do it.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157269
  3. danraies said:
    1kw is too much. I'm not an expert but the reviews I've found suggest 650W is enough.
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/41404-amd-radeon-hd-6990-4gb-review-21.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6990-antilles-crossfire,2878-2.html
    However 1kw is probably about what you want if you plan on adding a second 6990 later.

    You'll probably want to put some more money into your case. A 6990 is going to generate a lot of heat so you should probably put it in a full tower.

    If you're going to put $255 into your motherboard you might as well put in an extra $20 and get a motherboard with x16/x16 mode for your PCIe 2.0 x16 slots. The ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 will do it.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157269


    I do not plan on adding a second video card so why upgrade to a different motherboard? I like the looks of the one I want and the reviews are better. Also I do understand that the 6990 is going to produce heat, which is why I plan on getting liquid cooling later when I have the need to.
  4. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  5. I have actually thought about the Antec Twelve Hundred V3 case. It looks sweet and I can have internal water cooling...which IS what I want to do.
  6. Good choices of components for the most part. The only thing I'd change is drop the Corsair Force Series to a Kingston Hyper X 120GB (about half the price), add a secondary 2TB hard drive (with the size of games these days, 240GB will run out pretty quick, and you don't want to load your SSD beyond 80% capacity), and if there's room left in your budget change the fan to something like the Noctua D14. The Hyper 212 is a good cooler, but if you're running that kind of build I'd invest in a better fan.

    And as for cases have you looked into the Corsair Obsidian and Graphite Series?
  7. g-unit1111 said:
    Good choices of components for the most part. The only thing I'd change is drop the Corsair Force Series to a Kingston Hyper X 120GB (about half the price), add a secondary 2TB hard drive (with the size of games these days, 240GB will run out pretty quick, and you don't want to load your SSD beyond 80% capacity), and if there's room left in your budget change the fan to something like the Noctua D14. The Hyper 212 is a good cooler, but if you're running that kind of build I'd invest in a better fan.

    And as for cases have you looked into the Corsair Obsidian and Graphite Series?


    I do plan on getting a big hard drive later but right now 240gb is excellent. On my laptop I have a 160gb SSD installed and I have only used 80gb.
  8. If you wanted dual 6990's you would need at least a 900W
    If you only wanted 2 6970's it would only be 750W

    http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine
  9. just thought id let you know that coolermaster has an updated version of that fan

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
  10. Daioh said:
    just thought id let you know that coolermaster has an updated version of that fan

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099


    Yeah I know about the new edition...I just want the cheaper one until I decide to go to liquid cooling...if I need to. I am not much of an overclocker and I only expect to go to 4.0ghz
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