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Old August 6, 2011, 02:00 PM
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1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
Gaming, school work
2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
1800 max
3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
Canada
4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc, etc, etc, you get the picture.
None
5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
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6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.
N/A
7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
Overclocking the CPU and GPU
8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
This week I'll be ordering my parts
9. What resolution do you use?
1920x1080

This is the build I threw together. I need a wireless adapter though so any good recommendations would be appreciated. I'm also going to order 4 gentle typhoons from another site.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM

LG GH22NS70 Super Multi 22X SATA DVD Writer Black OEM

Samsung E2320X 23IN Widescreen LCD Monitor 1920X1080 5ms 16:9 70000:1DC DVI VGA

Logitech S220 2.1 Multimedia PC Speakers Black OEM *IR-$5*

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

Corsair Gaming Audio Series CA-HS1 USB Headset 50MM Drivers Circumaural Earcups Dolby Digital

Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H70 High Performance CPU Cooler System LGA775 1366 1156 AM2 AM3

Corsair Graphite Series 600T Special Edition White Mid-Tower Case ATX 4X5.25 6X3.5INT USB 1394 No PS

Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850 CMPSU-850AX 850W ATX Fully Modular 80PLUS Gold Power Supply

Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3 ATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard

Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB

Corsair CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 Vengeance 4GB 1X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Fermi 772MHZ 1536MB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E Video Card

If I didn't have to buy an OS, monitor, speakers and headset it would be around 1400$. All together it is 1736. Not too shabby for a build with a GTX 580 (I think :P). Should I even bother replacing the stock fans on the h70? The two extra fans would have been installed on the mesh. Would I need that? Feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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Old August 6, 2011, 02:14 PM
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Also, should I even go with an H70? I can bump down to the H50 or H60 if there isn't much of a performance difference. I'm only planning to OC to about 4.2-4.5 GHz. Only reason I went with water cooling is because I heard it fits well with the 600t. I can even get a hyper 212 plus if it works.
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Old August 6, 2011, 05:26 PM
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sandy bridge OCs like a champ, if you want to break the 5ghz barrier though id go for a H80 or H100, but 4.5 is achievable on a 212+
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Old August 7, 2011, 07:09 AM
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If you're planning to OC the gpu, go for a custom cooled one - MSI TwinFrozr, Gigabyte UD, Asus Direct CU, etc.
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Old August 7, 2011, 08:22 AM
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A single 4GB RAM module? Add another 4GB to that and you can utilize dual channel memory and 8GB of RAM are pretty common these days as they are cheaper now.
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