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Old December 5, 2011, 09:26 PM
bigpino bigpino is offline
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 39
Wink My build with some parts I already have

Parts I have

CPU: 2700K
Ram: Corsair Dominator GT 8GB 2X4GB
Video card: 2 x 6870 XFX
HD: 4 x 500 gb seagate barrucuda only sata 2 (Dont know the exact model number but they are single platter / need to have them in raid 0)
Back up HD 1 WD green 2 tB
Speakers: Edifier S5.1
Headset: Sennheiser pc 350
Case: Silverstone Raven 2
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

What I need:
Sound Card
Cpu Cooler

PLEASE when POST threads asking for input on system builds tell us...

1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
Mostly gaming, Some programming C++/Java

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
Willing to spend another 600 - 700to complete the build

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
Canada, Ottawa Ontario tp be specific

4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc, etc, etc, you get the picture.
Intel obviously but still much love for AMD (htpc is AMD). Currently AMD these past 2 generations was an Nvidia fan boy before.

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.

Overclock it.

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?

Hoepfully soon I sold my 875K & MB.

9. What resolution do you use?
1920 *1200

For MB was thinking ASUS P8Z68-V Pro GEN3 Z68. Would I be able to raid 0 my hds with MB? Do you think it would be worth getting 1 ssd performance wise?

For powersupply would the Silverstone Strider 750 Gold 750W Modular Power Supply or should I go higher wattage.

Sound Card suggestion I have seen online are Asus Xonar Essence STX for the Sennheiser pc 350. Has any one tried the headset with other sound cards, opinions?

CPU Cooler: I once cancelled my order for the h100 because I could not find out if it would fit in my case. I read that there might be video card clearance issues (dont know how??) and I have 2. If anyone has had any experience with my case and the cooler that would be great. Looking for mostly performance but I dont want one that sounds like helicopter. Most recent cpu coolers I have tried.

Coolermaster hyper212
Prolimatech Armageddon
Thermalright HR-02 Macho

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