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Old 10-26-2011, 10:49 PM   #1
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Default Pulled the trigger on a new PC build

Decided since I've had my current computer for 2 years, it's time for an upgrade. Yes this is basically a look how awesome my new computer is thread.

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NZXT Full Tower Case - **** ton of fans + vents. Decided against water cooling.

GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER2 Motherboard - USB 3.0, 3TB+ HD Support, Epic amounts of features

SeaSonic X Series X-850W Power Supply - Enough power for my setup, 80 PLUS GOLD Certified, Modular.

Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge - Decided against waiting for Ivy. A better CPU is always about to come out. Gotta get one sometime.

G.SKILL 120GB Solid State Drive - Cause SSD is fast

G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 - Plenty of Ram

GIGABYTE GV-N580UD-15I GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) - Epic GPU

Hoping this holds me over for a bit. Thinking about selling my old PC, anyone need a decent gaming rig for cheap???
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850w!
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850w!
Yes 850. Im not running SLI. The GPU is the only thing I'd be worried about, and it's well above.
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580 is the way to go!
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Looks like a solid build!
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What made you decide against watercooling?
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:18 AM   #7
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Don't think I really need it. Don't mind the noise of fans.
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Send me a PM about the old computer, please!
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I think I'm going to wait until kepler gpu's come out so 580's go for cheap and I can SLi them.

850watts was a good decision, always better to have a tad too much than not enough and end up firing your expensive parts.

What made you decide to spend the extra $100 on the i7 vs i5? I'd also get the 2600k, overclock it, and save $70, ihmo.
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what's the damage on something like this? I haven't built a PC in years, and I've been thinking of retiring my trusty 2yo Dell I can't upgrade to a quad, the MB is limited to 60watt and you need more to run a better CPU, and my PS is maxed -- I'm already pushing it with my GPU where I had to modify the wiring to even power it up.
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Don't think I really need it. Don't mind the noise of fans.
Air-cooled machines can be very nearly silent. The trick is to not run any small, high-RPM fans. In the PC I keep in the bedroom, every single fan in it is 120mm and relatively low RPM, even the CPU fan and the power supply fan.

It makes a big difference.
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I'm still rocking a machine I built 4 years ago .

Brain, I can email you my "wishlist" on newegg. I did a bit of research on the parts and they seem to be some of the best value parts. Although I usually opt for an EVGA mobo, instead of a ASRock, the $100 price difference was hard to pass up. Also I have a gtx460 on my current list because I plan on SLi'ing two of them and I already have one.

I forget your email though....
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I think I'm going to wait until kepler gpu's come out so 580's go for cheap and I can SLi them.

850watts was a good decision, always better to have a tad too much than not enough and end up firing your expensive parts.

What made you decide to spend the extra $100 on the i7 vs i5? I'd also get the 2600k, overclock it, and save $70, ihmo.
I'm confused, you want to get an i5 2600k?

Either way the 2700 is the way to go. With the package deal it cost the same as a 2600. Not to mention the 2700 is MUCH faster on almost every benchmark. Not like, a bit faster, I'm talking a large percentage faster.



The 2700 will also do a stable 5GHz overclocked (decent air cooling). The OC'd 2700 basically raped the OC'd 2600 under the same conditions (decent air cooling)...


It's said in addition to the extra stock 100mhz, Intel used their best materials on the 2700.
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Air-cooled machines can be very nearly silent. The trick is to not run any small, high-RPM fans. In the PC I keep in the bedroom, every single fan in it is 120mm and relatively low RPM, even the CPU fan and the power supply fan.

It makes a big difference.
Makes sense. Does watercooling usually replace the North/South bridge fans on the mobo? I would assume it would replace the heatsink fan for the CPU. What about the GPU? Seems like those fans would be the smallest/highest RPM fans in the system.
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A better pc wont make you stop sucking at BF
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A better pc wont make you stop sucking at BF
But at least now the game will look amazing while doing it!
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Any particular reason for that MB?

Good call on G.Skill though.
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Any particular reason for that MB?

Good call on G.Skill though.
The placement of the SATA ports. My massive GFX Card should not interfere. Massive amount of USB ports. Z68 pwns at overclocking. So many features it's ridiculous. Had great reviews from everywhere.

It is a bit kiddish looking with the magazine clip heatsink, and the general design. But won't be seen in my case.

Hate realtek, love that it comes with a Creative labs Audio processor.

Only the best electronics used for this, placement of everything was so well thought out. Someone actually took the time to design this.




Love the simplicity of the case too
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Well ****, the OC'd 2500 got raped by the non-OC'd 2700 O_O. So I'd need to figure out if it's worth $175 more for that extra performance though.

That mobo is also slighty more expensive than Asus's V-pro.

You're making me want to build a new PC!!!
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Makes sense. Does watercooling usually replace the North/South bridge fans on the mobo?
I can't recall ever seeing dedicated fans for these chips.

Northbridge chips as a discrete element are history, BTW. The current-gen CPUs (all of the Sandy Bridge line) have this functionality directly on the main CPU die.


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I would assume it would replace the heatsink fan for the CPU.
That's the primary purpose of them, yes.



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What about the GPU? Seems like those fans would be the smallest/highest RPM fans in the system.
It can if you can find the right adapter plate.

In my case, I simply have a graphics card with a large heatsink and no fan. It's not a "133t-gam3r" gard, but it's good enough for Portal and Team Fortress 2.
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