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Old June 19, 2011, 02:16 PM
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I sold my old computer for $1500.00 it was an i7 2600K with a p67 sabertooth a decent not too great heat sink and 8GB of gskill rip jaws with a 320GB 500GB and a 1TB hard drive. in a coolermaster 932 black edition case. it had a 1gb 460GTX video card It wasn't worth 1500.00 and the case was way too big for my desk so i opted for something smaller so today i went to NCIX and bought the following.

NCIX.com - Buy NCIX Bundle Deal - Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor & ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Motherboard - Bundle Deals - 2500K-P8Z68-VPro - in Canada

I'm thinking of exchanging it for

NCIX.com - Buy NCIX Bundle Deal - Intel Core i7 2600K Quad Core Unlocked Processor & ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Motherboard - Bundle Deals - 2600K-P8Z68-VPro - in Canada

when i go to NCIX tomorrow to get my hard drives optical and ram and heatsink. All i do is play video games and I sometimes mess around with sony vegas and photoshop but nothing serious.

Got an MSI 570GTX.

NCIX.com - Buy MSI GeForce GTX 570 Fermi 732MHZ 1280MB 3.8GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DirectX 11 Video Card - MSI/MicroStar - N570GTX-M2D12D5 - in Canada

I picked this up for a power supply as i don't plan to have more than 2 WD green 2TB's and a single ssd and I won't SLI.

NCIX.com - Buy Cougar GX Series GX700 700W ATX 24PIN 12V 80PLUS Gold 140MM Modular Power Supply - Cougar - GX700 - in Canada

I got this LIAN-LI case I must say i really enjoy it. One of the things i really enjoy about this case is the fact that where the video card and etc are the lock on clips are metal and not plastic... I cannot say how many times I've broken plastic clips there...

As for the Heatsink. I don't have my mind set on one I think this would look really good in the case, i Don't know how good they are though.

NCIX.com - Buy Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B Nickel Plated Copper Headsink Blue LED 135mm LGA1156 1155 1366 775 AM3 AM2+ AM2 - ZALMAN TECH - CNPS9900MAX-B - in Canada

And as for the ram I'm probably just gonna get 8GB of corsair vengance, or some RIPKAWS X, I had just regular ripjaws in my last computer and they were good was satisfied Was also looking at

NCIX.com - Buy Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte 8GB 2X4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 C9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit - Mushkin Enhanced - 996776 - in Canada

But I'll probably get the vengance.. I'm not too sure if i want to get the 2600k as i Don't really use my computer much during the summer.
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Old June 19, 2011, 02:26 PM
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I'm still trying to wrap my head around why you sold the entire system if you're going to get another one based on the same platform... You could've just changed the case and GPU, and sold the old ones.

Oddities aside, if you have nothing that can *effectively* take advantage of more than 4 logical threads (e.g. Folding, rendering, transcoding), don't bother with a 2600K. A 700W power supply is a little much for that computer, so you can go 600W if you still want to stay within the ~50% load range of the PSU with your computer at full load.

I have no experience in Zalman's "turbine" style design of heat sink, so I can't advise there. Which Lian-Li case in particular?
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Old June 19, 2011, 02:28 PM
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You live to close to a good computer store :)
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Old June 19, 2011, 02:34 PM
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sorry forgot to post the case

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=41147&...ture=LIAN%2DLI

why? because im going to pocket 200$
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Well, i'd get the Corsair 650W power supply that's onsale right now @ NCIX for $80.

Btw, how long did it take to sell you PC? Did you sell via CL?

I personally don't like those Zalman HSFs because IF the fan screws up, you can't really replace it. Plus there are cheaper options regarding HSFs instead of paying $60 for it.
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umm this one took 2 weeks as buyers kept falling through and lowballers offering 300 - 500 last two sold fast though and yes it was on cl - i was looking at the tx650 but modular was a 100% must and my tx650 v1 caught on fire although istill <3 corsair
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