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starjax

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Looking to build a new sandy bridge system.

https://docs.google....uthkey=CL2X1dAI

It will take me a while to gather the parts. I know some prices are subject to change (video cards). Not set on the motherboard choice, but it has the features I want. I opted for the i5 2600k instead of the i7 (price).

Opinions welcome.
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Hi starjax,
Nice build you are suggesting, would you consider spending $10 more for a better HDD?
The WD 1TB Caviar black has 64MB of Cache, spindle speed of 7200rpm and is SATA 6.0Gb/s
the same as your MB http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136533
What OS do you intend installing, W7 for system builders will cost $100.
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Been looking for a new hard drive for myself and came accros this information.

"While even the fastest conventional hard disk drives can barely saturate the original SATA 1.5 Gbit/s bandwidth, Solid-State Drives have already saturated the SATA 3 Gbit/s limit at 285 MB/s net read speed and 250 MB/s net write speed with the Sandforce 1200 and 1500 controller. However SandForce SSD controllers scheduled for release in 2011 have delivered 500 MB/s read/write rates", full text >
http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Serial_ATA

Comparison, 4 drives including the

WD 1TB Caviar black , > http://techreport.co...icles.x/19330/1
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either I click on the wrong one, or I just missed it. That would be a better choice for a hard drive. As to SDD's, I would really like one, but I think will wait one more generation for prices to come down. I want one for my media center pc. For my gaming systems.... have to wait and see.
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Which of the video cards have you selected? For the three hundred, 11"/279mm (Note: some video cards may block access to the adjacent hard drive bay) Be sure the selected card will fit. On my Six Hundred, removed the switch and fan from the back, moved it as intake on front, installed a PMW rear fan.

Edited by iammykyl, 31 January 2011 - 02:53 AM.

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yes, I am aware of that. The amd 6950 2gb is 11.5" and the 560 is 9". The 1gb 6950 is 10.2".

http://www.newegg.co...0-524-_-Product

Currently have an antec 900 case and love it. Didn't want to go something do big, but I wouldn't mind getting it. Any other case suggestions?
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Currently have an antec 900 case and love it. Didn't want to go something do big, but I wouldn't mind getting it. Any other case suggestions?


Not quite sure which case you are referring too.

Can only recommend the cases I have used.

All Antec. P182. Six Hundred and Three Hundred.

Another review for you to read. > http://www.guru3d.co...-560-ti-review/

For the 6950 there is a flashing tool to turn it into a 6970. > http://downloads.gur...nload-2658.html Not clear if it works on a branded card or only on a reference card.
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Oddly enough, I've been looking at the i5 2500k for an upgrade to my current PC. I was going to gut my XPS 400 and slap in a new mother board, power supply, chip and RAM. I was looking at the Asus P8P67 Pro motherboard to go with the chip.

I've read a good bit about the 2500k and it's performance is outstanding compared to other processors in the same price range. For video encoding, which is what I normally do with my machine, it's only a couple FPS slower than an i7. Here is a chart showing the i5 along with the i7's. Keep in mind, the one at the top is overclocked to almost 5GHz.

Here is a great video showing how easy it is to overclock the 2500k. At one point the guy from Asus says that all their tests were done using the factory supplied Intel heatsync. Not bad if you ask me.

I went back to order a little bit ago and both the P8P67 and the 2500K were listed as "Deactivated", so I couldn't place my order. Maybe someone at Newegg knows that my wife wouldn't be too happy if I were to spend that much money. :D

Edited by Spyderturbo007, 31 January 2011 - 02:39 PM.

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Intel found a bug requiring a silicon fix (was with the chipset, not the chip).

http://www.anandtech...t-begins-recall

Recall issued. Waiting on updated boards to be shipped.
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Just read that this morning. Will take the shine off there reputaion.
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Doh! That sucks. So I guess it just effects the motherboard and the CPU was just sold out. I guess I'll have to wait until late February for my upgrade. :D

It figures, seeing as I talked to the wife last night and she was all for an upgrade. I was shocked. :D

Edited by Spyderturbo007, 01 February 2011 - 09:11 AM.

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