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Old July 28, 2011, 12:22 PM
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I need to get a rig for a HACKINTOSH (with Windows 7 dual boot).
Ill also be using it for gaming.
(FPS + RACING)
Ill be getting it ASAP, in the US
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This is what I've come up with, so far:

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe LGA 1155 Intel Z68
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) Quad-Core Desktop Processor
GPU: XFX HD 6870 1GB
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EVGA Geforce GTX 560 Ti 1GB
PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V
Heat Sink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)*
Hard Disk: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gbps
Blu-ray/DVD player: ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM
Sound Card: Creative 7.1 Channel X-Fi Titanium
Cabinet: COOLER MASTER Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


Please let me know if there is anything i should change to get the most out of the $1200 that I'll be shelling out.
Also, I'm assuming there wont be any compatibility issues with the hardware.

NEED REPLIES ASAP !
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Old July 28, 2011, 12:44 PM
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if you dont render or something get the 2500k

look at 6950's too. 2 gigs.

how about the 912 instead of the scout? :p

nice psu, quite the headroom for your single card setup

and of course,welcome aboard!
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Old July 28, 2011, 12:46 PM
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Drop the 212+ you really don't need it if you aren't overclocking.

You can pick up a HAF 912 or Zalman Z9 Plus and then use the money from those to upgrade from the 560 ti to a 6950 2gb.
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Old July 28, 2011, 07:53 PM
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if you dont render or something get the 2500k

look at 6950's too. 2 gigs.

how about the 912 instead of the scout? :p

nice psu, quite the headroom for your single card setup

and of course,welcome aboard!
Thanks alot man,and yeah I guess Ill get the 912 instead of the scout and will also probably get 2500K, there seems to be quite a huge price difference between the i5 and the i7

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Drop the 212+ you really don't need it if you aren't overclocking.

You can pick up a HAF 912 or Zalman Z9 Plus and then use the money from those to upgrade from the 560 ti to a 6950 2gb.
I do intend to overclock it some time soon, but moreover in most reviews, the only Con that I could find about the i7's was the heating problem, apparently it heats up alot ( because of the insufficient cooling by the stock heat sink). So I think I should still go for the 212+
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Old July 28, 2011, 07:55 PM
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Unless you get the 2600k you won't be overclocking it at all as only the k series sandy bridge processors are unlocked for this, seeing as you are only stated the 2600 you would not be able to overclock it.
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Old July 28, 2011, 08:03 PM
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Unless you get the 2600k you won't be overclocking it at all as only the k series sandy bridge processors are unlocked for this, seeing as you are only stated the 2600 you would not be able to overclock it.
I guess I'll be switching to 2500k, so OC should still be possible right?
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Old July 30, 2011, 07:47 AM
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yes, the 2500k can be overclocked with great results.
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