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Old January 23, 2012, 11:15 AM
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Hey, Guys.
I'm wondering is that PC that I will build soon will be good for gaming and rendering.

CPU: Intel i7-2600k
RAM: Corsair Vengance 16GB (4x4GB) 1866MHz
GPU: XFX Radeon HD6950 2GB
MOTHERBOARD: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67
PSU: Mushkin 1200W Modular ( But I forget the model :( )
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100
DVD-RW: Samsung etc. xD
HDD: 2x Segate Baracuda 500 GB and 250 GB
CASE: Corsair 600T White Special Edition

If there are some problems please reply because I will build it around 1/2 months.
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Old January 23, 2012, 11:26 AM
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That power supply is very unnecessary, you could do with 600W just fine.

Get an SSD with the money saved on your power supply
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Old January 23, 2012, 12:09 PM
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well this is more of an ideal PC. a dream PC would have something like an I7 3960, 32+GB of ram, and like quad 7970s.
if you are planning on rendering, I would suggest an NVIDIA card like the 560TI/560TI 448. it's not *quite* as powerful for gaming, but it's a lot better and more versatile for rendering as more programs can use it to its full potential.
make sure the corsair H100 will fit in the case, it looks like it will, but just make sure.
PSU is overkill for what you are doing, I would suggest 750/850. if you want a good modular one, corsair HX850 is a good one, and will allow for the addition of more parts like video cards later.
this is more of a personal taste, but I have heard a lot more bad stories about segate hard drives than about WD drives.
CPU is good, motherboard I'm somewhat neutral on, I would suggest gigabyte if you were asking, but ASUS does just as good a job.
the memory might be overkill, my understanding is that the 2600 can't use memory that's faster than 1333.
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Old January 23, 2012, 12:15 PM
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You'll need to OC if you're going to take advantage of your very highend memory sticks,and i'm very tired of saying that to PPL but please pick a Z68 chipset board:gigabyte has just what you need The GA-Z68XP-UD3P this one is totally ready for PCIE 3.0 (of course after a little BIOS update) and for Ivy bridge (well i already said PCIE 3.0) once it's out (once again with a BIOS Update this CPU isn't out yet,so u'll defenatly need to update anything before you go further)
other than that follow the big master bissa
and please take these kinds of topics to the appropriate forum otherwise i'm sure that Linus' forum will be demolished once it drives away PPL from posting topics in their forums
Linus have this only for questions mainly about his channel (things we couldn't do throught youtube becoz Linus like other famous youtubers:doesn't reply on PMs)
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Old January 23, 2012, 05:20 PM
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I can confirm the H100 will fit in the 600t but you have to mount the fans in the compartment on top under the removable grill in a pull configuration. Otherwise the fans will interfere with your ram/mobo.
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Old January 23, 2012, 05:49 PM
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For rendering, you want the most stability you can get. If you're a professional, I'd lean toward a Xeon chip + ECC RAM and no overclock. Definitely an nVidia GPU such as the 560GTX 448 core which is pretty much on par with the 6950 2GB in gaming around 1080p resolutions.

If rendering is just a hobby, definitely get the 2600k (2700k if nearly as cheap?), either the 6950 or 560Ti 448 core will do just fine.

Bissa's suggestion for the motherboard is quite interesting.

-1200W is a LOT. Unless you plan on having 3 GTX580, you might consider something smaller.. 750-800 watt for crossfire/SLI, 600W for a single GPU is plenty.
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With 4 cores and 4 virtual cores on that cpu rendering should be fine. I would definately check some of the forums that actually do rendering and get their view on the matter.
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my dream pc would have 10 cores overclocked to 6.0ghz

a good 750-850 watt is more than enough
and get an ssd
if you gonna render n encode go with 2011
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Old January 24, 2012, 12:22 AM
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So guys this pc is more for gaming because I mostly gaming not rendering but sometimes i might be render something on it and about the PSU its 1200W on 100$ at the moment on discount .
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