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Old December 28, 2010, 10:27 AM
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Default New gaming build - LF Opinions

Alright so this will be a new system for me, just looking for opinions on the hardware for the time being:

NCIX.com - Buy Corsair Obsidian Series 800D Full Tower Case EATX 5X5.25 4X3.5 Hotswappable 2X3.5INT No PS USB 1394 - CC800DW In Canada.

NCIX.com - Buy Corsair Professional Series Gold CMPSU-1200AX 1200W ATX Fully Modular 80PLUS Gold Power Supply - CMPSU-1200AX A In Canada.

Intel Sandybridge 2600K

Gigabyte P67A-UD7 & P67A-UD4 Sandy Bridge Motherboards Preview (UD7 version)

NCIX.com - Buy Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte 8GB 2X4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 C9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit - 996776 In Canada. (Could use some help here, pushing for a gold/black color scheme so I'd have to make some brass clamps for these. Maybe there's another set out there closer to that color)

NCIX.com - Buy OCZ Vertex 2 Extended Sandforce 120GB 2.5IN SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD - OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G In Canada.

NCIX.com - Buy MSI GeForce GTX 580 Fermi 772MHZ 1536MB 4GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DirectX 11 Video Card - N580GTX-M2D15D5 In Canada.

Now all that in mind, I don't need to go for the 1155 socket. From everything I am seeing though that would be the way to go to upgrade now. Am I right in this thinking, or would I be better off with something in the 1366 socket line?

I DO plan on water cooling and SLI in the future, which is why I choose the case I did(it also just plain looks slick, I love the 800D).

I am upgrading from an E8400 on a 680i Asus board atm. I already have the GPU/SSD and plenty of bulk storage to go around.

So I've decided to change up the PSU, just purchased it now. It should last me many years/upgrades/cases.

Thanks a lot guys!

Last edited by Inate8; December 29, 2010 at 12:17 PM.
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