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Final build, what do you think? C&C welcome

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January 28, 2012 12:32:58 PM

Gonna use this system for gaming, photoshop, photo editing and some 3D.

Gonna OC the system. Any advice are more than welcome


I7 2600K
G.skill DDR3 RipJawsX F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM x 2 sets for 16 GB total
Asus P8Z68 Deluxe/GEN3 mobo
Sapphire HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 PCI-e (will go xfire in 3-4 month)
AX Corsair 850W PSU
Corsair Obsidian 650D case
NOCTUA NH-D14 CPU cooler

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January 28, 2012 12:47:13 PM

seems like a good build- expensive but good
January 28, 2012 12:49:48 PM

I like it. Good stuff.

No SSD/HDD though or are you going to re-use parts?

Maybe get a lower end CPU to tide you over until Ivy comes out in a few months. You've got a PCIe 3.0 card and motherboard... need IB to complete the set, though PCIe 3.0 vs 2.0 doesn't make a noticeable difference at this time.

Are you planning to sell the 2600K when IB comes out?
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January 28, 2012 1:04:55 PM

I got HDD's
Don't see any bonuses in having an SSD.
I won't do a lot of file copying and can get along with 10 more seconds game loading.

I wanted to buy SB one year ago and than they had this SATA bug if you remember.
I am tired of waiting, still using Pentium 4 2.8 GHZ with radeon 9800 XT :) 
The difference between PCIe 3.0 isn't huge for today, I will see the benchmarks and maybe will sell the 2600 and buy IB, will see :) 
January 28, 2012 1:14:45 PM

cyberthug said:
Don't see any bonuses in having an SSD.
It's like dial-up vs broadband internet. Once you go SSD you'll never want to go back. But, to each his own...

P4 huh? This is a quite a step up. :o 
January 28, 2012 1:29:26 PM

Yea, I miss gaming :)  played Diablo 2 for 7 years and CS for 9 I guess ;) 
Maybe I will add an SSD later :) 
January 28, 2012 1:50:25 PM

I don't need a new build advice, only your opinions on my build.
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