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Critique my build, please.

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February 18, 2012 6:19:53 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: Not really sure, more focused on getting the right combination of components than penny pinching. Would like to stay under 2k

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video/Photo editing, gaming, movies/music, web surfing, college work, etc

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country:USA

Parts Preferences: Intel processors only. Other than that, no preferences.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: Unsure, haven't decided on monitor setup yet

Additional Comments: I would like to keep the PC as quiet as possible while staying air cooled. Below are some of the items that I have already or intend on purchasing. Items left blank i really need input on because I can't decide.

CPU: Intel i7 2600K


Motherboard: (Open to recommendations, needs to support SLI obviously)

PSU: (Undecided on a specific one but want to go modular and think it should at least be 1000w.)

GPU: Nivida GTX 460Ti (times 2) (already have these)


Case: Lian Li PC8FIB (Ordered)

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)


HDD: Undecided but looking for a SSD with 100+GB capacity. Still store most stuff on one of several externals.

Optica Drive: LITE-ON 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner with 3D Playback iHBS212-08 LightScribe Support

CPU Cooler: Totally undecided.

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Im not really building a budget PC, but im trying to build something that will be able to take any and everything that I throw at it for a good while to come. I know some of this may be overkill and money down the drain and that's what im looking to you all for. Any advice/opinion is welcome. :) 



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February 18, 2012 8:38:39 AM

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February 18, 2012 4:48:57 PM

FNR32 said:
Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: Not really sure, more focused on getting the right combination of components than penny pinching. Would like to stay under 2k

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video/Photo editing, gaming, movies/music, web surfing, college work, etc

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country:USA

Parts Preferences: Intel processors only. Other than that, no preferences.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: Unsure, haven't decided on monitor setup yet

Additional Comments: I would like to keep the PC as quiet as possible while staying air cooled. Below are some of the items that I have already or intend on purchasing. Items left blank i really need input on because I can't decide.

CPU: Intel i7 2600K


Motherboard: (Open to recommendations, needs to support SLI obviously)

PSU: (Undecided on a specific one but want to go modular and think it should at least be 1000w.)

GPU: Nivida GTX 460Ti (times 2) (already have these)


Case: Lian Li PC8FIB (Ordered)

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)


HDD: Undecided but looking for a SSD with 100+GB capacity. Still store most stuff on one of several externals.

Optica Drive: LITE-ON 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner with 3D Playback iHBS212-08 LightScribe Support

CPU Cooler: Totally undecided.

_________________________________________________________________

Im not really building a budget PC, but im trying to build something that will be able to take any and everything that I throw at it for a good while to come. I know some of this may be overkill and money down the drain and that's what im looking to you all for. Any advice/opinion is welcome. :) 



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$1250 before rebates and covers the need. This is a better use of funds. You can of course change the video to the 7000 series or make any other enhancement but this is a very good build:

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