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Old August 27, 2011, 05:07 AM
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Thank you for your help. Based on the information you have provided on the forum and by private messaging, here is my latest build. Let me know what you think. Did I forget a component? I want to order the components by next weekend.

PSU: Kingwin 850W Lazer Gold Power Supply

Case: LIAN LI PC-Z70B

Mobo: ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z

Video Card: EVGA 025-P3-1579-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) HD 2560MB 320-bit GDDR5

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz

Heat Sink: Prolimatech Supermega Intel Socket 1156, 1366 and 775, 6 Dual Heatpipes, Twin Tower CPU Cooler

Heat Sink Fans X2: Thermalright TY-140 160x140x26.5mm 900~1300 RPM PWM Case Fan

SDD: Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000)

Optical Drive: LITE-ON Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu-ray 3D

Cordially,

CG :)

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Old August 27, 2011, 06:41 AM
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Wow. That is an expensive build (compared to what I would ever build...not compared to others I know). Don't recall your other thread off hand, so I can't say if its required for what you want your PC to do or not. I am a bang for buck person myself, so many of those parts are overkill/not required IMO. That said all of the components are solid choices and should do an excellent job as your new rig. The only part I wouldn't have picked myself is the Kingwin PSU (that said it may be a great part, I am just not familiar with it). Your missing a fan for the CPU heatsink.
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Old August 27, 2011, 06:49 AM
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Wow. That is an expensive build (compared to what I would ever build...not compared to others I know). Don't recall your other thread off hand, so I can't say if its required for what you want your PC to do or not. I am a bang for buck person myself, so many of those parts are overkill/not required IMO. That said all of the components are solid choices and should do an excellent job as your new rig. The only part I wouldn't have picked myself is the Kingwin PSU (that said it may be a great part, I am just not familiar with it). Your missing a fan for the CPU heatsink.
Hello,

Thanks for the heads-up, I forgot to add my heat sink fans to the list. I have edited them in. My computer will be used for playing the upcoming COD3 and BF3 and general computing.

Here is a review of the PSU: REVIEW: Kingwin Lazer Gold 850W

Take care,

CG
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Old August 27, 2011, 06:52 AM
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Seeing as jonnyguru gave that PSU such a glowing review, I'd say you are set. Nice case, good parts, great build.
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Looks good, have fun with it!

As bond007 said, bang for your buck can be improved, but if you go with exactly you have listed you shouldn't be left hoping you bought a different set of parts instead.

Hmm that PSU is slightly cheaper right now on Newegg - I suggest pricematching or even buying from components from different sources since small differences in price with the grade of components you're looking at add up.

If you feel like saving some cash but keeping the same level of performance I suggest the following:
  • Regular Megahalems instead of SuperMega - a Core i5/i7 2xxx will barely notice the copper fins
  • Drop down to a 80PLUS Bronze PSU if you're not leaving the computer on 24/7
  • You can drop to a good 600 or 650W PSU if you aren't adding another GPU in the future (suggest Antec HCG series or Seasonic M12-II / S12-II).
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Old August 27, 2011, 08:24 AM
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Hmm that PSU is slightly cheaper right now on Newegg
Hi, thanks for the tip. Newegg.ca must have just listed the PSU, it was not there a day or two ago!

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if you have the cash for a PC-Z70B, why settle for a mid end gpu? 580 all the way.

2600k be good for dual 580's,or rendering,or folding. else 2500k.

laser gold, i hear its a good one? :)
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Good choices on the PSU, SSD and HDD.

For the cost of the SuperMega and ONE of those two fans...you can get a Corsair H80 sealed WC unit. Hell for the cost of the supermega and TWO of those fans (ie $110'ish) you could get a H100 ($110)!

I would drop down to a regular prolimatech and drop a pair of CM R4s....and save the 40-50 bucks. Yes the R4s are louder...BUT they start out nice and quiet and only ramp up when they NEED to...which wont be all that often considering the prolimatech is a Dam Good cooler.

NCIX.com - Buy Prolimatech Megahalems Rev B CPU Heatsink Cooler LGA1156 LGA1155 LGA1366 LGA775 - Prolimatech - Megahalems Rev. B - in Canada
NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster R4-L2R-20AC 120MM Blue LED Case Fan 2000RPM 69CFM 19DBA 3/4 Pin - COOLERMASTER - R4-L2R-20AC-GP - in Canada

OR

NCIX.com - Buy Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance CPU Cooler System LGA775 1366 1156 AM2 AM3 - Corsair - CWCH100 - in Canada

OR
NCIX.com - Buy Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H80 High Performance CPU Cooler System LGA775 1366 1156 1155 AM2 AM3 - Corsair - CWCH80 - in Canada

Getting that ram is over-kill...but thats your call. I would personally drop back to 1600 and get the Vengeance Blue LP 16gb kit and save 70 bucks:
NCIX.com - Buy Corsair CML16GX3M4A1600C9B Vengeance Low Profile Blue 16GB 4X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory Kit - Corsair - CML16GX3M4A1600C9B - in Canada

Getting that mobo...yeah its overkill but is a very good mobo...so why not! :P

IF you drop back on the ram and cpu cooler you could EASILY afford a 580.
Newegg.ca - EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

YMMV :)
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if you have the cash for a PC-Z70B, why settle for a mid end gpu? 580 all the way.

2600k be good for dual 580's,or rendering,or folding. else 2500k.

laser gold, i hear its a good one? :)
Hi, what 580 is the price/quality point at this time at newegg.ca??
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well,it depends which brand you like,or rather one should look for a brand that has a good customer support + facilities for rma in case of up here,like asus.
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