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Old April 4, 2011, 10:29 AM
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why not the hr-02? its meant to run passive,even on i7 :)
That's a nice heatsink too...quite impressive even running a light overclock with no fans! Running fanless, it'd be cheaper than the D14.
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Old April 4, 2011, 11:48 AM
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put it this way...one thing less to fail,and no sound coming from it,if you dont usea fan of course.

ive put together a few fanless pcs, like fanless psu hr-02 etc....ssd...you wouldnt know it was on lol.
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Old April 4, 2011, 11:15 PM
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thanks for your help i think ill will stick with these parts and change the H70 heatsink :) going to buy this weekend
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Old April 5, 2011, 04:55 AM
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I see a lot of people buying win7 pro, instead of home premium.

The only reason you'd want to go to professional, is to connect to a windows domain server.. or if you're upgrading from Vista Business or Ultimate (which, you're not upgrading)

Windows 7 editions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The H70 goes on sale for $79.99 often at NCIX.. and some other things can be pricematched too.

Good selection too btw - the 2500k + P8P67 is a great setup for gamers. I'm probably going to upgrade my girlfriends i7 860 with that combo. Be aware you could get the two products cheaper if you add them separately and pricematch them - some of NCIX's combos aren't always the best deal. Same goes for the power supply and video card.. you can find an excellent 7-850W PSU on weekly sales and pricematch the video card easy enough.
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Not a fan of the H70... it's a waste of money for the SNB line, unless you're trying to get past 4.8 Ghz (which may not happen depending on your chip), there is no reason to get high end coolers or water. ~ $50 on a cooler will get you 4.6 Ghz guaranteed. The mobo does support CrossFire, just not SLI.

The PSU + GPU combo isn't a good deal if you shop around and get a good sale. I've seen the HX850 for $160 before and the 6970 floats between $300-330. = $500 at most if you shop around. I've heard lots of complaints about the 69xx series of cards, but then again, there are many people who it works fine for...

Not a big fan of the SSD pick, it's an okay sale and maybe the best atm... but it's the extended version and with the new crop of SSDs around the corner, prices will be dropping in a month or two.

HATE the monitor choice. Just personal preference, but I wouldn't buy a 27" and run it at 1080p.. I'd want the higher reso monitors (2560x1440). Also, if you're going to spend $330 on a monitor, I'd downsize (24" maybe?) and get a wicked monitor with great quality, etc... maybe even IPS.


Almost forgot... if you're a student you can get windows 7 for cheap... I totally forgot about this when I built my computer! I bought the OEM version (which you should too), but students get it waaaaaaayyyy cheaper than OEM.
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Not a fan of the H70... it's a waste of money for the SNB line, unless you're trying to get past 4.8 Ghz (which may not happen depending on your chip), there is no reason to get high end coolers or water. ~ $50 on a cooler will get you 4.6 Ghz guaranteed. The mobo does support CrossFire, just not SLI.
+1 on the cooler, Sandy Bridge does not generate the same heat with normal overclocking as the old CPUs did so these coolers will soon be history, as 1000W PSUs will be in a year or two.

-1 The mobo is compatible with CF, but will only support 4 lanes for the 2nd card while an upgrade to Pro, or changing to MSI GD45 and upwards, Gigabyte UD4 and upwards, Asrock Extreme4 and upwards will give you 8 lanes for both cards.

+1 on finding the parts you want and price matching instead of going for combo deals.

Seasonic, Corsair, Antec, XFX in that order for quality and pricing. With PSUs, you get what you pay for.
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+1 on the cooler, Sandy Bridge does not generate the same heat with normal overclocking as the old CPUs did so these coolers will soon be history, as 1000W PSUs will be in a year or two.

-1 The mobo is compatible with CF, but will only support 4 lanes for the 2nd card while an upgrade to Pro, or changing to MSI GD45 and upwards, Gigabyte UD4 and upwards, Asrock Extreme4 and upwards will give you 8 lanes for both cards.

+1 on finding the parts you want and price matching instead of going for combo deals.

Seasonic, Corsair, Antec, XFX in that order for quality and pricing. With PSUs, you get what you pay for.
Wow, totally didn't even look that it was 16x and 4x on the slots... WOW... I'm just so used to X58 with it's godness of 32x PCIe lanes for graphics. Haha, I'll have to remember to think about that more often when looking at SNB builds.
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Old April 6, 2011, 06:12 AM
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A good selection of parts. I would pricematch everything as I found the WD 1tb 4 $70 @ Best Direct. This would allow some leeway 4 other components.

Consider whether you might want to xfire or sli in the future. Ocing can bump up the TDP, so having a larger than necessary psu is good. The unit will only draw what is needed and Corsair make some very nice psus.

Like the others, I think the cpu cooling should b changed out as you've mentioned.

Personally, if I wanted to go 3D capable, Nvidia would b my choice.

Good luck with the build and resulting system.
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Old April 6, 2011, 11:33 AM
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Hi everyone thanks for all your help, i just bought today and finished building it. Was very simple and i am very statisfied with the build.

Here is the list and final price (price match marked in red)

Case - Corsair Graphite Series 600T - $169.99 to $129.69 (priced matched from directcanada.com)

CPU COOLING - Noctua NH-D14 - $89.99

Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL8-8-8-24 - $107.10 to $96.86(priced matched )

SSD- OCZ Vertex 2 Extended Sandforce 120GB - $204.99 with 20$ gift card

HD - Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 6GB/S 7200rpm - $93.98

PSU-
Corsair Professional HX850W 850W - $154.99

GPU -
XFX Radeon HD 6970 2GB - $584.98 (after $30 rebate)

Blu ray Drive - LG BH10LS30 Blu-Ray Writer 10X BD-R 16X DVD-RW - $114.99

OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Pro -$158.44to $139.97 (price matched)

LCD - LG IPS231P 23IN Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor IPS 1920X1080 5ms 5000000:1 - $319.99 + $9.00 recycling fee + $16.00 zero dead pixel

CPU - Intel Core i5 2500K - $238.99 to $219.99 (price matched)

MOBO -
ASUS P8P67 Pro - $198.36

TOTAL - $2440.24
(my first list price was $2525.70) so PROFIT :)






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Looks like you got a great system! Nice to see you come in under budget too!
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