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Old 03-04-2011, 12:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Time for a new Build again, input welcome

Well it's that time again...
Budget is around 600-700 euro's for case and the stuff inside only.

What I came up so far:

Processor: I5 2500k
CPU Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Plus
Mobo: don't know
Ram: 4GB Gskill Ripjaw CL9 or is 8GB worth it these days?
Videocard: GTX460/ATI 6850/5850 (which for 1680*1050 resolution?)
HDD: 1TB Samsung F3
Dvdburner: any
PSU: Seasonic M12II 620W
Case: CM HAF 912 Plus

That's it i think. Comments welcome
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Case: Fractal Design R4 \ PSU: Corsair TX-650 V2\ Mobo: Asrock Z75 Pro 3
Processor: Intel i5 3570K Stock
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600C9 (2x 4GB) \ Videocard: Gigabyte 7950 Windforce 3
SSD: Samsung 830 \ HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F1 500GB \ DVD-RW: 1x LG
Speakers: Logitech (2.1)\ Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Time for a new Build again, input welcome

I would skip the Scythe Mugen 2, it's just to big for it's cooling ability. You should be able to get a Thermaltake Frio or a Zalman CNPS 10X Performa for close to the same price.

You should start to see some P67 version 2 mobo's anytime now. So far I'm happy with the Asus P8P67 Pro.

You want to buy DDR3 1600 MHz 1.5volts or lower memory. The memory controller in the new Sandy Bridge i7 cpu's has a lower voltage spec. than the older i7 cpu's. You can use 1.65 volt memory but you'll need to raise the memory controller voltage to 1.15volts to keep the system within the rated spec's.
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Time for a new Build again, input welcome

The Mugen 2 rev B is the cheapest though and should be rather quiet according to reviews. Does the Zalman X10 Performa give better results? The Frio seems to be really loud.

Also I'm playing on a 22" 1680*1050 so maybe a GTX460 768MB GDDR5? saves me 10 euro's compared to 6850 and 20 euro's on the 5850. Unless the others should profide real performance boost on mentioned resolution off course.

G-skill Ripjaw CL7 was 1333 btw but I see the CL9 @1600 recommended here more. I guess I'll take those then. ONly a few bucks difference.

This mobo good MSI P67A-C45 B3 rev.? Since I'm only gonna get 1 GPU.
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Processor: Intel i5 3570K Stock
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600C9 (2x 4GB) \ Videocard: Gigabyte 7950 Windforce 3
SSD: Samsung 830 \ HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F1 500GB \ DVD-RW: 1x LG
Speakers: Logitech (2.1)\ Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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A cheaper build final check

Processor: Phenom II X4 955 BE
CPU Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Plus
Mobo: Asrock Extreme 3
Ram: 4GB Gskill Ripjaw CL9 @1600
Videocard: ATI 6850 (1680*1050)
HDD: 1TB Samsung F3
Dvdburner: any
PSU: Seasonic M12II 520W
Case: CM690 II Advanced
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Case: Fractal Design R4 \ PSU: Corsair TX-650 V2\ Mobo: Asrock Z75 Pro 3
Processor: Intel i5 3570K Stock
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600C9 (2x 4GB) \ Videocard: Gigabyte 7950 Windforce 3
SSD: Samsung 830 \ HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F1 500GB \ DVD-RW: 1x LG
Speakers: Logitech (2.1)\ Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM
Keyboard: MS Comfort Curve\ Mouse: Logitech MX 518
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