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New build SHIPPED!

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November 2, 2011 12:43:20 PM

Hey guys,

I was going to wait until early december to ship my new build, but the money kinda fell into the right place in the past week and it seemed feasible to order my new build. It should be here by the middle of next week! :) 

Here's a general overview:

-NZXT Phantom Case (black w/ green trim)
-Intel i7 2600k processor
-ASRock Extreme7 Gen 3 Z68 motherboard
-EVGA GTX 580 (single card)
-Corsair M4 SSD (128gb)
-Seagate Barracuda 1TB mechanical drive
-Seasonic X750 power supply
-Corsair H100 contained cpu cooler

I'm ready for Skyrim and BF3 with this puppy. What do you guys think?

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November 2, 2011 12:54:49 PM

i7-2600k, waste of money especially for gaming. i5-2500k is better.

It's a pretty good build though.
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November 2, 2011 1:14:21 PM

No offense to cutebeans, but 2600k isn't a waste of money. However if you are only gaming for the most part, then it's unnecessary. But since money didn't seem to be an issue, I think you did fine. You should be good for quite a while now.
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November 2, 2011 1:24:00 PM

Was there some RAM, a DVD drive and a copy of Windows in the order?
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November 2, 2011 1:25:37 PM

cutebeans said:
i7-2600k, waste of money especially for gaming. i5-2500k is better.

It's a pretty good build though.


Star72 said:
No offense to cutebeans, but 2600k isn't a waste of money. However if you are only gaming for the most part, then it's unnecessary. But since money didn't seem to be an issue, I think you did fine. You should be good for quite a while now.


None taken. He didn't list his intended use. :)  The 2600k is pretty good if you plan on heavy editing programs.
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November 2, 2011 1:26:59 PM

Yeah the build also includes a LG Blu Ray burner, Windows 7 home premium, GSkill Ripjaws X 8gb 1600 RAM, an Asus 24" lcd monitor, Logitech keyboard and mouse.
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November 2, 2011 1:31:05 PM

Good to hear that.
It's better than hearing a head slap that happens when a necessary part gets left out of the build.
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November 2, 2011 2:48:05 PM

Should have saved yourself $100 and got the 2500K.

Save that $100 for a new Ivy Bridge cpu next year. If you don't plan on upgrading anything for a few years, then the 2600K is the way to go.

Also, since you went so small on the psu, you'll need to buy a 1000w unit if you plan on adding another GTX580 and overclocking anything (cpu or gpu).

Precisely why you should always ask "what do you guys think" BEFORE you place your order.
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November 2, 2011 2:54:06 PM

Yeah id say that PSU is weak compared to the rest of the system.
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November 2, 2011 2:55:39 PM

It's his machine he can buy whatever he wish. If it's between the Core i5 2500k and Core i7 2600k, I'll get the Core i7 2700K :p 
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November 2, 2011 3:00:25 PM

Great looking build.
Its very similar to the one I am looking to get. You should have gone for the MSI gtx 580 lightning though as you would get much better temps.

Tell me how that corsair H100 is when you get it. I am considering the same cooler.
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November 2, 2011 3:41:51 PM

Firstly, I HAVE posted this build a few times in different places asking for advice...I didn't just go shop-crazy and buy whatever I liked best. I've been researching this build for several months.

I went with the Seasonic X750 because it was VERY highly rated amongst several sources, and serves my purposes as far as single gpu's go just fine. Plus, it is 80+ gold and seems to be of very high quality.

I went with the 2600k because yes, I don't want to upgrade any time soon and want something that can last me a long time; however I did go with the Extreme7 Gen3 mobo because in the event that I DO think about upgrading, I'll have that option there without having to tear my entire system apart.
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November 2, 2011 7:08:09 PM

Sounds like you did your research then. I think you'll really like the new Asrock boards.
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November 2, 2011 7:19:26 PM

I like the single GPU option better than CFX or SLI.
When it comes time to upgrade sell the GTX 580 and buy a single 2x generation newer model and the excellent Seasonic X750 will keep your hardware in plenty of power for years to come.
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November 2, 2011 7:31:51 PM

do corsair make an m4 ssd ?

isnt that crucial?
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November 2, 2011 11:14:49 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
do corsair make an m4 ssd ?

isnt that crucial?


Crucial's SSDs are the M4, Corsair makes the Force 3 series.
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November 3, 2011 6:06:15 AM

Sorry, yes, of course, in my hasty posting (since I was so excited about the build to contain myself...I posted Corsair...I meant CRUCIAL M4. :) 
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