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March 8, 2012 3:01:28 AM

First computer i built from scratch, from ncix.com, pls rate, comment on what i might have over did or under did.

cpu: Intel Core i7 2600K Quad Core Unlocked Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Sandy Bridge 8MB

mother board: EVGA Z68 SLI ATX Z68 LGA1155 DDR3 3PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 USB3.0 Sandy Bridge Motherboard

Ram: Mushkin Enhanced Redline Frostbyte 16GB 4X4GB PC3-17000 DDR3-2133 9-11-10-28 Quad Channel Memory

video card: 2x EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Superclocked Fermi 797MHZ 1280MB GDDR5 2xDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E Video Card

storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive - OEM

boot up storage: Corsair Force Series GT 60GB SSD SATA3 Solid State Disk 555MB/S Read Sandforce SF-2200

case: Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower ATX Case Black 5X5.25 5X3.5INT Front Audio USB eSATA No PSU

cpu cooler: Coolermaster V8 CPU Heatsink Cooler LGA775 LGA1155 LGA1156 LGA1366 AM3 120MM 800-1800RPM 17-21 dbA

power supply: Corsair Professional Series Gold CMPSU-1200AX 1200W ATX Fully Modular 80PLUS Gold Power Supply

sound card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium FATAL1TY Champion PCI-E 1X 24BIT Sound Card 7.1 Optical

case fan: Coolermaster R4-L2R-20 120MM Red LED Case Fan 2000RPM 69CFM 19DBA 3/4 Pin

monitor: Samsung C23A750X Central Station 23IN Widescreen LED LCD Monitor 1920X1080 2MS VGA HDMI USB

mouse: Logitech G9X US Gaming Laser Mouse 5700DPI With Adjustable Weights Grip and LED Color USB

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March 8, 2012 3:05:58 AM

The RAM, you need Dual Channel DDR3 like 1333 or 1600. The Quad channel is for the new X79 chipsets. And does the mobo not have audio on it? Or do you need a standalone sound card for what you do on the computer (like audio stuffs?)
March 8, 2012 3:25:30 AM

scottiemedic said:
The RAM, you need Dual Channel DDR3 like 1333 or 1600. The Quad channel is for the new X79 chipsets. And does the mobo not have audio on it? Or do you need a standalone sound card for what you do on the computer (like audio stuffs?)


i think i need a sound card to get the most out of my new Sennheiser PC360 G4ME Gaming Stereo Headset. this is for fps shooting games, pretty sure i over did it, so ur saying i need different kind of ram for my mobo? i like my super 16 gigs of ram
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March 8, 2012 3:29:04 AM

You can still get 16 GBs, but you need 4x4GB dual channel DDR3-1600, 1.5V. The quad channel is only for the LGA2011 chips (like the 3960X).
March 8, 2012 3:35:46 AM

Your build is wasteful , and many components are out of date .

Get 2 x4 gig of 1600 MHz RAM . No game will be using more than 3.2 gig any time soon

a 60 gig boot drive is too small . If you intend to install games thats going to be 2- 4 games + windows .

Even intel dont think people should use 2600k's for gaming . Hyper threading has no benefit here so use a 2500k .

The heatsink is way overkill . The hyper 212 or Xigmatek GAIA work well

The sound card is unlikely to be much better , if any, than the on board sound through head phones ...no matter how much you paid for them

GTX 570's ????? SO YESTERDAY now the new AMD 7xxx cards are available

You could run two of those computers on that psu

Motherboards costing far less will perform identically

I do like the fan you are buying . Very nice


And once you have made the mods I have suggested you will be able to afford a bigger monitor .
March 8, 2012 3:05:40 PM

scottiemedic said:
You can Fgggjdstill get 16 GBs, but you need 4x4GB dual channel DDR3-1600, 1.5V. The quad channel is only for the LGA2011 chips (like the 3960X).


Did some research and think I'm an correct, the ram is rated for quad channel but it can run perfectly well dual channel. And am I correct that 2133 ram will downclock to 1333
March 8, 2012 4:13:26 PM

No.

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March 8, 2012 4:33:17 PM
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+1 with azeem. It may 'work', but it's not MADE for your situation. I can put a 4 cylinder engine in a semi, and it will work, but not like it's supposed to. Stick with dual channel 1333 or 1600.

Another bigger problem with the 2133 is mobo compatibility. Your mobo will more than likely never have compatibility with that RAM since the makers aren't testing RAM for LGA2011 on that mobo. So it's a crap shoot to if it will boot when you put it in.

EDIT: Besides, you get better CAS latency with 1600 or 1333 RAM, like 8-8-8-24 or 9-9-9-20's, instead of the 9-11-10-28 that the 2133 has.
March 14, 2012 11:57:05 PM

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