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November 29, 2011 6:19:29 AM

Hello all,

I am in the process of putting together a new system and wanted some input on the following hardware. My budget is limited but I have priced out the following components within my range.

Intel Core i7 2700k CPU
Asus P8P67 EVO Mobo
EVGA GeForce GTX 560
G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 1600

Should I be looking into something different? Any thoughts on this system?

Thanks for your input.

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November 29, 2011 6:32:25 AM

mind telling us your budget, preferred store to buy from and what your pc will be used for?
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November 29, 2011 6:52:46 AM

Sure thing.

This will be as close to a gaming machine as I can get (hopefully decent for BF3) with some photo and audio work done on it as well. Nothing major though. I would eventually like to serve out media to other devices around the house.

I chose these products based on maximizing performance and budget. So I chose a sub $200 Mobo and GPU. The RAM is based mostly on the bench testing found in a Tom's comparison article from earlier this year. The i7 CPU is not really an option to choose from. I will end up with it due to outside circumstances.

No preferred store as long as they are well reviewed and priced. Although I will say that I am a bit partial to NewEgg.

Thanks again for your input.
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November 29, 2011 6:55:34 AM

go ahead with what you picked out
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November 29, 2011 6:59:25 AM

I'd go for the 560Ti over the 560. Not much of an increase in price, but a much better card.
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November 29, 2011 7:47:27 AM

nickybh said:
Hello all,

I am in the process of putting together a new system and wanted some input on the following hardware. My budget is limited but I have priced out the following components within my range.

Intel Core i7 2700k CPU
Asus P8P67 EVO Mobo
EVGA GeForce GTX 560
G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 1600

Should I be looking into something different? Any thoughts on this system?

Thanks for your input.


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you are on a budget but still managed i7-2700k :o 
that's good
if you do gaming then try to include ssd
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November 29, 2011 8:00:30 AM

Ya the i7 2700k is available to me through a very special deal. That's actually what prompted this build. I just couldn't pass up this CPU for the cost.
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November 29, 2011 8:07:33 AM

If you're not paying full price for the i7 2700k, stick with it. If you are, drop down to an i5 2500k. There just as good, if not better for gaming.
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November 29, 2011 8:57:56 AM

Go for radeon hd 6950 ddr5 graphic card. It has much higher performance than gtx560 or gtx560ti. And price difference is very low. about 2000 INR.
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November 29, 2011 9:32:05 AM

Since you didn't list any of these, I'll make some suggestions. Everything else looks good, though I'd spend a bit more on the 560Ti or a 6950.


Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$100 Corsair Carbide 400R (very nice case, and good combo deals too)
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$95 CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 ($20 off with case, and a $15 MIR)
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$110 Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb ($20 off with case, $5 MIR)
ODD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$16 SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD+R
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November 29, 2011 10:36:41 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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December 8, 2011 11:08:04 PM

Best answer selected by nickybh.
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December 21, 2011 10:24:21 PM

Thanks again to everyone who gave me their input. As you will see I did take some recommendations.

Here is my build.

Asus P8P67 EVO
Intel Core i7 2700k
Geil EVO Corsa 16 GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1333
XFX HD 6950 2GB DDR5 Double D
Corsair TX750 PSU
Corsair 600TM Case
Corsair H60 CPU liquid cooling

Legacy SATA HDDs

Does anyone have any experience with OC in a system with similar build? Or a reference I could look into for potential OC of the system? I have looked around a bit but most have quite different systems.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks again.
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