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Windows 7: Finishing A Build, Opinions?

29 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Finishing A Build, Opinions?

Sorry if this is in the wrong thread, appeared to be the most logical place to put it. I try not to clutter forums with stuff like this so I do apologize.

I'll try to keep the fluff to a minimum.

Was going to do a new build 7 months ago, bought parts, some stuff broke, didn't finish it, and its long overdue to be finished.

Budget: $2000-$3000usd (trying to avoid overkill this time around)
Main Use: (Mostly) Gaming, Video Editing, 3D Work, General Usage
Monitor Resolution: 1680 1050 maybe? I will probably be getting a new Dell U2411 IPS monitor.

Here is a link to the wishlist I made with everything in it.
https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/M...px?ID=16942005

The parts I obtained for the build 7 months ago are:

  • LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support
  • LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM
  • Corsair Graphite Series 600T Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
  • CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler
  • CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active ...
  • AeroCool Touch-1000 Controller, Panel
  • Rosewill RCR-IC002 74-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB port / Extra silver face plate

I have not decided if I be using these or selling them to obtain newer/different components.

This is what I have thought up so far.

Reusing:

2x Western Digital 150GB Veloci Raptor 10,000 RPM 16 MB Buffer

Set-up so far:

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C

GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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 BX80623I72600

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

x2 EVGA 01G-P3-1466-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) DS SSC 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (In SLI)
or
Keep EVGA GTX 580 (Possibly get another for SLI in future)

2x Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS Xonar D2X 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card

With the Older Parts (Maybe):

LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support

LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM

Corsair Graphite Series 600T Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler

CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active ...

AeroCool Touch-1000 Controller, Panel

Rosewill RCR-IC002 74-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB port / Extra silver face plate

Some stuff I have not decided upon since newer components have since come out.
Any help you guys could provide would be awesome.
Thanks

-Lollies

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29 Jul 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

2000-3000? You could throw it all away and start anew.
I wouldn't use the Liteon drives but get some good brand Bluray burner drive and a decent DVD combo, I have a LG BD-R and it works weel. The H70 and Corasiar PSU are keeper too. If you go heavier on the GFX cards, maybe a 1100W-1200W PSU would be in order.
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29 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
2000-3000? You could throw it all away and start anew.
I wouldn't use the Liteon drives but get some good brand Bluray burner drive and a decent DVD combo, I have a LG BD-R and it works weel. The H70 and Corasiar PSU are keeper too. If you go heavier on the GFX cards, maybe a 1100W-1200W PSU would be in order.
Generally most the builds I come up with are around $2500 but I figured I'd add the extra room to see what people would come up with.

The Lite-On drives were only like 10$ each so if I didn't use those I wouldn't be too dis-trot, not sure why I bought Lite-On optical drives to be honest. The Blu-Ray would probably be worth it, but since I have never used one I figured I'd put the 70$ toward other components.

The only reason I questioned the H70 was due to the H60, H80 and H100 but from what I've been reading the only difference appears to be that the cpu contact has a different design and some leds on it. (With the exception that the H100 is a double rad) I probably should have gone with a 1000w to be on the safe side but I didn't really imagine doing a dual gpu set-up at the time but I guess I can always address that down the road.

Any other tweaks/recommendations?
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