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Old November 6, 2011, 03:10 AM
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1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
Gaming, general browsing, programming and school work.
2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
About 900-950
3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
United Kingdom - Only Novatech, I dislike shopping around + their prices are moderately fair.
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.
Using all my peripherals and monitors so just tower parts I'm needing.
6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.
Yes.
7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
Plan on overclocking
8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
Within the next 2 weeks.
9. What resolution do you use?
1920x1280

Here's my parts list:

Corsair TX 750W ATX2.31 80 PLUS® Bronze certified Power Supply | CMPSU-750TXV2UK

G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit - 1.25V Edition | F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2

OCZ Agility 3 SATA III 2.5" 60GB Solid State Hard Drive | AGT3-25SAT3-60G

ASUS GeForce GTX 570 DirectCU II 1280MB GDDR5 | ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5

Akasa Venom Voodoo Cooler | AK- CC4008HP01

Fractal Design R3 Black Pearl - now with USB 3.0 | FD-CA-DEF-R3-USB3-BL

2nd Generation Intel® Core

Asus P8Z68-V Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) Motherboard | 90-MIBGC0-G0AAY00Z

Total of £913.46

I would appreciate comments. Thanks!
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Old November 6, 2011, 06:08 AM
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It looks like a great build to me, I have never heard of the cooler but I'll assume you've done your research. The only thing I would change is the SSD, this one:
Crucial RealSSD M4 64GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive - Retail | CT064M4SSD2
Is definitely worth the extra $5, it is faster and you don't need to worry about the dreaded sandforce BSOD issue.
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Old November 6, 2011, 09:29 AM
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Solid parts list. Sure, you could change lots of parts depending on quality/likes, etc, but these parts all look pretty good. Looks like an overclockers dream other than lack of liquid cooling.

P.S. rumors put SNB-E release in 8 days... unless you don't have the budget (expect a minimum of another $150 US) to run that platform, it might be worth the week to see if they come out with official pricing/performance.
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Old November 6, 2011, 03:04 PM
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Solid parts list. Sure, you could change lots of parts depending on quality/likes, etc, but these parts all look pretty good. Looks like an overclockers dream other than lack of liquid cooling.

P.S. rumors put SNB-E release in 8 days... unless you don't have the budget (expect a minimum of another $150 US) to run that platform, it might be worth the week to see if they come out with official pricing/performance.
Gonna be a lot more than $150... try and extra $500 for just the processor (and that's not even hitting the top of the line), $50 for the ram and probably another 50 for a mobo.

Bulldozer is a flop so Intel is going to sodomize anyone who wants SB-E.
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Old November 7, 2011, 09:09 AM
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Thanks for the help fellows! I've had a previous co-worker who has used the OCZ Agility and he said it's sweet; in that sense I could of course compare it to his... Think it's a deal breaker.
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Old November 7, 2011, 09:16 AM
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I would hesitate only on the graphics card, specifically the cooler. I've had some issues with the fans on two separate cards (and read others having the same issues) where one or both of the fans will end up rattling due to the lower quality fans Asus decided to use for this card. If at all possible I'd recommend going with a different cooler on it, such as the MSI TWN Frozr or other aftermarket heatsink pre-installed by the manufacturer.
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Old November 7, 2011, 09:45 AM
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I would really hate to create a whole new topic about this so I wanted to Ask a quick question. I'm getting a new righ with an asus z68 motherboard that has 2 3.0 pci card slots and one that is 2.0 at x4. Will I be able to use an intel i7-2600k and stick my gtx 560 ti in the 3.0 slot would it work?
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I would really hate to create a whole new topic about this so I wanted to Ask a quick question. I'm getting a new righ with an asus z68 motherboard that has 2 3.0 pci card slots and one that is 2.0 at x4. Will I be able to use an intel i7-2600k and stick my gtx 560 ti in the 3.0 slot would it work?
I'm about 99% sure they are compatible so yes.
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I hope to god your correct becuase I know for a fact that 3.0 is backward compatible but my problem is whether or not my 2600k will be able to use it even if it's backward compatible on the slot.
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Old November 7, 2011, 11:43 AM
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I hope to god your correct becuase I know for a fact that 3.0 is backward compatible but my problem is whether or not my 2600k will be able to use it even if it's backward compatible on the slot.
When I get my new stock in for the store I'll give it a look for you. I'm sure I've got a 2600k kicking about somewhere at work.
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