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Windows 7: New Build..Need Input(2)

13 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit + xp,Vista,ubuntu in V-Box's
 
 
New Build..Need Input(2)

Ok guys/gals I hope this will be my final post/thread on this...I've gone back and forth trying to find what will work and whats best for me(you know this if you've read my last threads) So once again this build is to be a do everything powerhouse(IMO) from gaming,editing pics&video,Vbox's...ect.

Please ignore the prices as I know I can find some parts cheaper at other places,they were there for ballpark est. Also I know that an SSD would set this build off and it will just not now....lol$$$

So here is the list as I think it will be ordered,


(New Build 1155)

Case:$199.99 COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic
ATX Full Tower Computer Case

MotherBoard:$319.99 GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA
6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Processor:$329.99 Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz
(3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155
95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

Memory:$149.99 CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMP8GX3M2A1600C9

Graphics / Video Card:$359.99 EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570
(Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI
Support Video Card

Power Supply:$169.99 COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RSA00-AMBAJ3-US
1000W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE
Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Hard Drive:$59.99 2x Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB
7200RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare
Drive

Optical Drive:$17.99 SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R
DL22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW
48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner LightScribe Support

Monitor:$119.99 2x ASUS VE198T Black 19" 5ms LED BackLight LCD
monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 ASCR 10,000,000:1

Wireless:$29.99 Rosewill RNX-N300X IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n
Draft 2.0 PCI Wireless Adapter (2T3R) Up to 300Mbps Wireless
Download Data Rates 64/128-Bit WEP, WPA PSK and WPA2 PSK (TKIP
and AES) Vista/Windows 7

Total:$1938.00 + tax and small parts(@newegg.com)

So there it is ....LETS HEAR IT..

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14 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit + xp,Vista,ubuntu in V-Box's
 
 

*bump*
would like to hear what everyone thinks
thanks,
jeep
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14 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If this were me, I would;;

1). Seriously consider whether you want a full tower case. These things take up tons of room and are usually never really utilized internally. You could cut $50 by considering something like the Corsair 600T..which is a mid tower design that offers pretty much all of the features of the full tower case without taking up all of the room.

2). You won't really need a 1,000watt power supply for the build you are considering. A 750w-850w would handle that load no problem and you might then be able to shave off a few more bucks. Stick with the modular design though..it will really allow much nicer cable management

3). is wireless really necessary? If you have the ability to connect via a network cable, this would be more more reliable. I only run wireless for convenience. Whenever possible, I hardwire my equipment.

4). Any reason you are doing 8GB of RAM in dual channel. I would consider instead doing 6GB of RAM in triple channel.

I know you are saying, why are you trying to save cash...I want an ultimate build. Well, take the money you save and buy yourself an SSD for your OS and most used apps. That will really make a difference.
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14 Jan 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

PParks: I think socket 1155/P67 chipset wants dual channel?


I'd be very careful on RAM choice. Everything I read says Sandy Bridge boards much prefer RAM specced at 1.5 volts. I've heard good things about Corsair XMS series on Sandy Bridge, but don't know if the RAM you have chosen is in the XMS series?

Apparently, the 32 nm process is quite sensitive to voltages.

Here's some good current testing of Sandy Bridge:

http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho...&postcount=103

And I certainly don't know that the UD7 motherboard is superior for your purposes than cheaper Gigabyte models with the same P67 chipset.

I'd wait a few days and do more research unless it isn't particularly important to save $100 or more.

Generally, I'd lean against Coolermaster PSUs and go toward Corsair or Seasonic, but the CM may be fine.
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14 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
PParks: I think socket 1155/P67 chipset wants dual channel?
You could be right there. It's hard keeping up with all of these different chipsets. I'll be honest, I haven't looked at that chipset and such yet...so my advice with regards to triple channel may have been off base.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Generally, I'd lean against Coolermaster PSUs and go toward Corsair or Seasonic, but the CM may be fine.
personally, i use a corsair myself. Been very happy with it.
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14 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit + xp,Vista,ubuntu in V-Box's
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
If this were me, I would;;

1). Seriously consider whether you want a full tower case. These things take up tons of room and are usually never really utilized internally. You could cut $50 by considering something like the Corsair 600T..which is a mid tower design that offers pretty much all of the features of the full tower case without taking up all of the room.

2). You won't really need a 1,000watt power supply for the build you are considering. A 750w-850w would handle that load no problem and you might then be able to shave off a few more bucks. Stick with the modular design though..it will really allow much nicer cable management

3). is wireless really necessary? If you have the ability to connect via a network cable, this would be more more reliable. I only run wireless for convenience. Whenever possible, I hardwire my equipment.

4). Any reason you are doing 8GB of RAM in dual channel. I would consider instead doing 6GB of RAM in triple channel.

I know you are saying, why are you trying to save cash...I want an ultimate build. Well, take the money you save and buy yourself an SSD for your OS and most used apps. That will really make a difference.
1)Yes, I do want full tower for now and to add to the build later...The HAF X is a big one but if you check the specs there is not much different between it(HAFX) and the 600T....

HAF X: 23.20" x 9.10" x 21.70"
600T:23.30" x 10.40" x 20.00"

2)As for the PSU if I combo the HAF X and the Cooler Master 1000w I get $40.00 discount..which is what I would save going down to an 800w/850w modular and the 1000w leaves room for upgrades later..

3)I would also rather hardwire but wireless is needed where I am right now. Its a small price to pay for now.

4)As for the 8 gig RAM well Sandy Bridge 1155/p67 does not support triple channel
only dual
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