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February 21, 2012 4:08:28 AM

Hello everyone - new to the boards. :hello: 

I'm about to put some money (tax return) into a new rig, and was looking for a second pair of eyes. Any input is appreciated.
My main questions are if these components will play nice with each other and if they are the smartest picks.



CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7T-12GBRH

Video: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
CORSAIR Professional Series HX1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Power Supply

SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820167050



I have a chassis already.
Eventually I'd like to get a second stack of ram and another SSD. My goal is to keep it around $1k and use it for gaming.


Again, thank you for your advice/input! :D 


~Teth

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February 21, 2012 5:10:25 AM

Do not get the old i7's get the sandybridge i7 (i7-2600k) what is this system for?
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February 21, 2012 5:17:31 AM

There's also SSDs rated at 550MB/s+ for similar price btw.
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February 21, 2012 5:30:59 AM

You're making a mistake buying the old CPU and motherboard technology. Go with a Core i5 2500 or 2500k and a z68 chipset motherboard. Of course, you'll have to adjust your ram selection also.

Also, get the 560 ti, not 560 as your video card. The extra clock speed makes a big difference in gaming for relatively little money.
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February 21, 2012 6:45:18 AM

Gotta say although I do like the old i7's (have a 920 myself) it does make more sense to grab a 2500/2600k.

Also bare in mind the DirectCUii cards are huge (have the 6950 version), pressuming that with a 1050w power supply you will be going towards getting a second one.....you are going to really struggle to fit the more than one of the DCU's onto a normal board without having to use the slower pci slots.

Personally I would drop your PSU to 650-750 and see if you can stretch to a 7950 (twin frozr is currently the best)
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February 21, 2012 6:34:44 PM

Thank you all for the suggestion and advice, this is currently my new build:


CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
2x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL, for 8GB total

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750 (CMPSU-750AX) 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active

Video: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support FPB Video


----$1000 so at this point, I have reached my budget. I'm pretty excited about everything here, only thing i'm don't really like is the onboard video in the Asus board... I'll disable that as soon as I turn the thing on. :p  I'm probably going to find a way to pinch in a SSD, that was a chunk of performance I did not want to let go.----


SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)



As always, any input is appreciated. :) 
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February 21, 2012 6:46:19 PM

Looking much, much better
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February 21, 2012 7:14:25 PM

You don't need a 2600K for a strictly gaming build the 2500K is just as good and cheaper.
The CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 is an excellent psu and cheaper.
Personally i think it's better then the AX.
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February 22, 2012 2:19:07 AM

wheres the hdd? Don't use an ssd for storing files.
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February 22, 2012 2:22:25 AM

i have an hdd already - i'm going to use the ssd for my os and photoshop. :) 

Pics and benchmarks to come - in about two weeks! :D 
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February 22, 2012 7:09:42 AM

+1 2500k. If this is mainly for gaming then definitely go with the i5-2500k (will perform JUST like the 2600k if clocked the same), and put more money into the GPU.
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