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Old January 9, 2011, 07:22 PM
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I would like to have some feedback on my Sandy Bridge built. In addition, it would appreciated if you could tell me if there is some compatibility problems (especially with the DDR3 memory), if some key pieces are missing or if there some pieces who are useless.

Motherboard : ASUS P8P67 Pro ATX P67 LGA1155 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 USB3.0 Sound GBLAN - 190$

Processor : Intel Core i7 2600K Quad Core Unlocked Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ - 330$

Memory : G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit x 2 - 91$

PSU : Seasonic S12D750 750W ATX12V 62A 24PIN ATX Active PFC 120MM San Ace Fan - 90$

Video card : EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 - 370$

Wireless network adaptater : ASUS PCE-N13 Wireless Network Adapter 802.11B/G/N Up to 300MBPS PCI-EXPRESS - 23$

Computer case : Coolermaster Haf X EATX Tower Case Black 6X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB3.0 - 168$

Hard drive : Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM - 85$

Operating system : Microsoft Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM - 94$

Blu-ray / DVD drive : LG CH10LS20 Bluray Reader & DVD Writer Combo Drive 10X BD-ROM 16X Lightscribe SATA Retail Box

PC Assembly by NCIX : 50$

Total : 1567 CAN $

Thanks for your time !
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Old January 9, 2011, 08:07 PM
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I would get the 8 gig kit for ram since it's cheap. But everything else looks good to me
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Old January 9, 2011, 08:34 PM
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I would get a better network adapter...especially if you want to game over wifi or download thing. Remember that you get what you pay for. Getting a good PCI one from a better brand wont be bad. All the other thing look ok to me.
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Old January 9, 2011, 08:46 PM
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I have a GN-WP01GS on my family computer and I wouldn't hesitate to have it to play. I have pretty good ping and I can download at my full connection (30mbits). He shouldn't have any problem with is current wireless card, it seem to be pretty good too.
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unless its impossible, do try to stay on wired as much as possible where a stable connection is needed at all time.

you could also try something from tplink, i have good experience with them. some are kinda big, but work as they should. usb too, although as per above in pci form its probably more stable overall.
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Old January 9, 2011, 08:57 PM
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A new rig without an SSD???
Hard to believe...
Get a smaller coolermaster case or something to save a few dollars! Don't under-estimate the speed and greatness of an SSD...
Since the mobo supports SATA3, I would recommend the Crucial C300 for a boot drive...you can keep the other drive for storage...
IMHO, you won't regret!!!!!
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Old January 9, 2011, 09:05 PM
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I have to agree with delavan. How can we forget this?? SSD is rock on!! You could also save money on building it yourself. Depending on where you are member are are willing to help for a beer. That';s someyhing nice from the people on the forum. You can always ask maybe you will be lucky and save 50 box :P
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Old January 9, 2011, 09:13 PM
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Again, total agreeance with Delavan. Even a 60-64GB SSD is reasonably priced, and NCIX can install the boot to your SSD; you won't be disappointed with the speed.

Just remember to turn on TRIM (if you are using win 7) and turn off defrag and such.

Other than that, Maybe a better wireless card, as mentioned. I hear the new Sandy's have decent CPU coolers out of the box, so you should be okay unless you want to really overclock.
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Old January 10, 2011, 12:47 AM
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Thanks everyone for the info !

What do you think of this SSD ? Kingston SSDNow V100 Series 64GB 2.5IN SSD SATA Solid State Disk Flash Drive

NCIX.com - Buy Kingston SSDNow V100 Series 64GB 2.5IN SSD SATA Solid State Disk Flash Drive - SV100S2/64GZ In Canada.
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the kingstons are pretty good. didnt memexpress have one under 100 bucks shipped?
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