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Old 07-14-2011, 01:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thinking about ordering a new setup tomorrow mainly because i'm bored and want to play with Sandy bridge. I just want to know if I'm missing any good deals or parts that may be better.

I'm side-grading and keeping my current GTX 560 Ti / x2 500gb HDDs / Win 7 OS

So i'm ordering

Mobo / Cpu / Ram / PSU / Case / Cooling


This is what i currently have in my cart. ( budget is around $900-1000 USD )

* Corsair Obsidian Series 650D - $169.99 ($20 MiR)
Newegg.com - Corsair Obsidian Series 650D (CC650DW-1) Black Steel structure with black brushed aluminum faceplate ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

* CORSAIR Enthusiast Series V2 750W PSU - $99.99 ($15 MiR)
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

* CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $84.99
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8

* CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 - $69.98
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CWCH60 Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

* ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155
* Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz - Combo Price - $404.98
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Yea, its a lot of Corsair stuff lol..

And i know the case is a lot but, i'm sort of in love with it

All together it comes in at $860.03

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Looks good! But you don't really need water cooling.

Go for the Noctua NH-D12. Newegg.com - Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

Yes, it may be more expensive than the H60, but it's the best aircooler out there, and outperforms watercooling builds.
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So thinking about it, if i switched out the H60 for the Noctua i would have to change the memory because its to big. How does

Noctua NH-D14 - $89.99
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Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 9-9-9-24 8GB 1600Mhz @1.35v - $69.99
Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996988

Sound?
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So thinking about it, if i switched out the H60 for the Noctua i would have to change the memory because its to big. How does

Noctua NH-D14 - $89.99
Newegg.com - Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 9-9-9-24 8GB 1600Mhz @1.35v - $69.99
Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996988

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I would actually have stuck with the Corsair memory, Corsair are one of the best memory makers ATM, or G.Skill. Mushkin have fallen behind recently. So either stick with the memory you OP'd or take a look a G.Skill memory, particularly their Ripjaws series.
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I would actually have stuck with the Corsair memory, Corsair are one of the best memory makers ATM, or G.Skill. Mushkin have fallen behind recently. So either stick with the memory you OP'd or take a look a G.Skill memory, particularly their Ripjaws series.
As far as I know the corsair ram won't add any tangiable benefit over the mushkins and at 1.35v im sure you can overclock em to quite nicely.

You could also reduce the psu wattage if you don't think you will sli it.
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