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Old 06-17-2011, 03:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all! I'm building a new computer, mainly because my current factory one is complete crap, but anyways, please don't hesitate to suggest parts other than the ones below, and please tell me if a part is bottlenecking another!

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119239
Motherboard:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131704
Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150548
Power Supply:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139016
Processor:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115070
RAM:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220562
Hard Drive:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136792
DVD Drive:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204
Aftermarket CPU Fan:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233082
Total Price: $1,488

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EDIT: List has been updated, see bottom post
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I'd love to critique it but all of your links are broken.

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I'd love to critique it but all of your links are broken.

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It looks good. Patriot is not the powerhouse or RAM that they once were but they still work.

For the kind of money you are talking about I would go with two hard drives; one for my OS/programs and one for storage. You could go with a SSD for you OS as long as you set up all of your storage (documents, page file, etc) to your storage drive, or even use a three drive setup (SSD, program disk, storage disk).
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That power supply is a very good unit, but it's really a little overboard pricewise. This Corsair power supply is one of the highest rated products Newegg sells and it's $70 cheaper.
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

I would skip the Patriot memory. Those modules are rated for 1.65v and the P67/Z68 chipset is designed for 1.5v modules. I just order a set of these which are only $89.99 if you use Promo Code EMCKDJF25.

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL

But to be truthful, unless your planning on torturing your PC like I do, you really would be best off with a set of these.

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
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It looks good. Patriot is not the powerhouse or RAM that they once were but they still work.

For the kind of money you are talking about I would go with two hard drives; one for my OS/programs and one for storage. You could go with a SSD for you OS as long as you set up all of your storage (documents, page file, etc) to your storage drive, or even use a three drive setup (SSD, program disk, storage disk).
How big an SSD would I need to use it as a boot drive?

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That power supply is a very good unit, but it's really a little overboard pricewise. This Corsair power supply is one of the highest rated products Newegg sells and it's $70 cheaper.
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

I would skip the Patriot memory. Those modules are rated for 1.65v and the P67/Z68 chipset is designed for 1.5v modules. I just order a set of these which are only $89.99 if you use Promo Code EMCKDJF25.

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL

But to be truthful, unless your planning on torturing your PC like I do, you really would be best off with a set of these.

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
And yeah, I'll take a look at some other memory

Okay, I've Updated the list, changed RAM, put in a SSD and changed the Aftermarket CPU cooler.


Case: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition RC-942-KKN3 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Motherboard:Newegg.com - ASUS P8P67 EVO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Video Card: Newegg.com - XFX HD-695X-CDDC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Power Supply:Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750 (CMPSU-750AX) 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Processor:Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
RAM:Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL
Hard Drive:Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
DVD Drive:Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners
Aftermarket CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103089
SSD:Newegg.com - OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Total Price: $1,736
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Hiya, I've updated my list from my previous thread, and here it is. Same as last time please, tell me if something is bottlenecking another, any suggestions, etc.

Case: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition RC-942-KKN3 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Motherboard:Newegg.com - ASUS P8P67 EVO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Video Card: Newegg.com - XFX HD-695X-CDDC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Power Supply:Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750 (CMPSU-750AX) 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Processor:Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
RAM:Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL
Hard Drive:Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
DVD Drive:Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners
Aftermarket CPU Cooler: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan
SSD:Newegg.com - OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Arctic Silver 5: Newegg.com - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease

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Looks great, mate.
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Time to go and order it then!
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Don't buy the Arctic Silver 5. Normally I would recommend Tuniq TX-2 but Newegg is out of stock. Get this instead
Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound
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