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December 17, 2011 2:52:52 PM

Sorry, my first post the links were broken. Here is a second post.

Approximate Purchase Date: Next two-three weeks

Budget Range: Before / After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies, light video editing, surfing the web, business

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, Monitor, OS (Windows 7 Ult. 64bit)

Already purchased:
Case: (NEW)
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED fan, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 230mm top fan, and 1x 230mm side fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160


Power Supply: (NEW)
OCZ OCZ-ZX850W ZX Series Modular Power Supply - 850W, 80 Plus Gold, 140mm Fan, Active PFC, SLI & CrossFire Ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341044


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe - Most likely in the future.

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200 – my monitor resolution now is 1680x1050 but that is because my current video card is weak sauce.

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MY BUILD - Please give suggestions!

Motherboard:
ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131791

CPU:
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

Video Card: (eventually when needed I will SLI)
ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231478


SSD: (For my OS)
SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC064D/AM 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade Kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147133

HDD:
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697

CPU Cooler:
COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103089

OR
COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057


Optical Drive: Just a good ~$20 Drive and eventually a bluray drive.

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December 17, 2011 3:11:32 PM

I think everything looks good, I'd go with the Hyper N myself, better reviews, and not quite so monstrous.
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December 17, 2011 3:25:10 PM

If this is a gaming computer you can save yourself about $100 by going with the 2500k , you will not get any benefit from hyperthreading from the 2600k and the 2500k will overclock just as good as the 2600k. With the extra cash you could bump up the video card to a 580.
The read speeds on the Samsung SSD are ok but the write speeds are very low , you could check out this one;

Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F60GBGT-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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December 17, 2011 3:36:46 PM

inzone said:
If this is a gaming computer you can save yourself about $100 by going with the 2500k , you will not get any benefit from hyperthreading from the 2600k and the 2500k will overclock just as good as the 2600k.

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December 17, 2011 3:57:50 PM

Given *most* your uses, the 2600k isn't bringing anything to the table over the 2500k except for the video editing...If that's not gonna be a frequent thing, I'd save the $100. If the video editing is worth the $100, then make separate BIOS profiles. This will anable you to get higher OC's w/ HT off for gaming and use the other profile w/ HT on for video editing

Is there anything the Deluxe is giving you that th Pro doesn't ? 8 versus 6 USB 2, firewire port and extra LAN port

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|13-131-790^13-131-790-TS%2C13-131-791^13-131-791-TS

Save the $60 and get the Pro if those differences aren't needed.

Consider getting the SLI from the getgo.....Outta the box, the 900Mhz 560 Ti's do 862 fps in Guru3D's test suite .....two 570's do 873.....due to their strong VRM and special coolers, these 560 Ti's can be OC'd as much as 30% over reference card speeds

http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1201&page=17

If ya gonna benefit from 16GB of RAM (video editing again), you'll also benefit from faster RAM.....the impact on gaming won't be a game changer but 3-5% is still significant.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I think you will soon find the 64 GB model a but cramped ....especially w/ the video work. Any of the tier 3, 120/128's would make me happy
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-price-ssd,3070...

$230 Samsung 830 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$210 Mushkin Chrons Deluxe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$215 Patriot Wildfire http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$205 Vertex 3 Max IOPS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Barracuda XT is a great drive.....no XT....not so much. If budget allows the Barracude XT, otherwise the F3 is now $40 off

$40 off w/ promo code EMCJHJE29, ends 12/21
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

V6 GT is a very loud cooler.....for the same price ya can grab the 612 PWM which loses just 1 degree for the quietness

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
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As you might expect, the heat sinks that come with two fans tend to do better than those with only one fan...which makes the Hyper 612's performance all the more surprising. Connected directly the computer's power supply, the Hyper 612 PWM's fan is audible, but not particularly noisy. I'd say it doesn't sound like a fan that can push over 80CFM, but the results speak for themselves: the Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM powers past most of the other coolers in this comparison. Nothing beats the Cooler Master's own V6 GT, but its dual fans cranked up to full speed for this test do extract a significant audio penalty, one that's arguably not worth the mere 1.1 degree advantage it has over its sibling
.

DVD Writer / BR Player - $ 59 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 17, 2011 5:12:30 PM

+1 for a mobo
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December 17, 2011 5:38:36 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Given *most* your uses, the 2600k isn't bringing anything to the table over the 2500k except for the video editing...If that's not gonna be a frequent thing, I'd save the $100. If the video editing is worth the $100, then make separate BIOS profiles. This will anable you to get higher OC's w/ HT off for gaming and use the other profile w/ HT on for video editing

Is there anything the Deluxe is giving you that th Pro doesn't ? 8 versus 6 USB 2, firewire port and extra LAN port

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|13-131-790^13-131-790-TS%2C13-131-791^13-131-791-TS

Save the $60 and get the Pro if those differences aren't needed.

Consider getting the SLI from the getgo.....Outta the box, the 900Mhz 560 Ti's do 862 fps in Guru3D's test suite .....two 570's do 873.....due to their strong VRM and special coolers, these 560 Ti's can be OC'd as much as 30% over reference card speeds

http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1201&page=17

If ya gonna benefit from 16GB of RAM (video editing again), you'll also benefit from faster RAM.....the impact on gaming won't be a game changer but 3-5% is still significant.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I think you will soon find the 64 GB model a but cramped ....especially w/ the video work. Any of the tier 3, 120/128's would make me happy
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-price-ssd,3070...

$230 Samsung 830 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$210 Mushkin Chrons Deluxe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$215 Patriot Wildfire http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$205 Vertex 3 Max IOPS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Barracuda XT is a great drive.....no XT....not so much. If budget allows the Barracude XT, otherwise the F3 is now $40 off

$40 off w/ promo code EMCJHJE29, ends 12/21
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

V6 GT is a very loud cooler.....for the same price ya can grab the 612 PWM which loses just 1 degree for the quietness

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
Quote:

As you might expect, the heat sinks that come with two fans tend to do better than those with only one fan...which makes the Hyper 612's performance all the more surprising. Connected directly the computer's power supply, the Hyper 612 PWM's fan is audible, but not particularly noisy. I'd say it doesn't sound like a fan that can push over 80CFM, but the results speak for themselves: the Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM powers past most of the other coolers in this comparison. Nothing beats the Cooler Master's own V6 GT, but its dual fans cranked up to full speed for this test do extract a significant audio penalty, one that's arguably not worth the mere 1.1 degree advantage it has over its sibling
.

DVD Writer / BR Player - $ 59 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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Thank you!

A couple questions and comments.

Thank you for the advice on the switch - I originally had the ASUS P8Z68 Pro (not Gen3) MoBo, but then it was out of stock. When I redid this post changed to the Deluxe.

SSD - I went with the Samsung SSD b/c I am not too concerned with the write speed because I am going to put my OS on it and nothing else (maybe a game or two) so I wont be writing a lot on it. I also went with this b/c It comes with the new Batman game, so I figure that is a win. I think that I am going to get the 120gb instead of the 60.

I have been stressing out about the i5 vs. i7. I had the i7 just for the flash I guess, but since you pointed out reviews and more information I am going to save myself the $100 and go with the i5.

GPU - I don't have the budget to SLI right now. The 570 has an instant savings that makes it the same price as the 560.

Also, the ASUS bluray drive/burner is a great find THANKS!

Thank you again for your help.




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December 27, 2011 12:11:01 AM

Best answer selected by Darpinyan.
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