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Old 03-23-11, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default i7 2600k build for a friend (help/suggestions)



Open to suggestions, especially with RAM and a Case.

Would be greatly appreciated thanks!
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Old 03-26-11, 12:19 AM   #2
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Default Re: i7 2600k build for a friend (help/suggestions)

Drop the cooler and the PSU and get this bundle which includes the case i was going to recommend: Corsair Obsidian 800D Full Tower Case and Corsair CMPSU-1200AX 1200-Watt Power Supply and Corsair CWCH70 Hydro Series H70 CPU Liquid Cooler Bundle Linkage

The case: he'll use forever
The PSU: he'll use forever (never again wondering if his tri-SLI setup will get enough juice)

Seriously, put more money into the foundational components of a build that EVERY quality system needs: case and PSU, definitely, and then I would add sound card and monitor.
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Old 03-30-11, 01:42 PM   #3
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Drop the cooler and the PSU and get this bundle which includes the case i was going to recommend: Corsair Obsidian 800D Full Tower Case and Corsair CMPSU-1200AX 1200-Watt Power Supply and Corsair CWCH70 Hydro Series H70 CPU Liquid Cooler Bundle Linkage

The case: he'll use forever
The PSU: he'll use forever (never again wondering if his tri-SLI setup will get enough juice)

Seriously, put more money into the foundational components of a build that EVERY quality system needs: case and PSU, definitely, and then I would add sound card and monitor.
I completely agree. I've never replaced my case in 8 years and I've only replaced my psu once and only plan on getting a new one in my next build because I want to keep my current system intact
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Old 04-06-11, 03:09 PM   #4
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Default Re: i7 2600k build for a friend (help/suggestions)

I bought my Corsair 1000HX and it was overkill at the time but I won't need to replace it for ages. The other advantage is any core upgrades (cpu, mobo, ram, vid card) are much quicker if you don't have to do PSU. Replacing a PSU is a pain because cable routing can take quite a bit of time!

For memory go the Corsair Vengance which runs at 1.5v which is what sandybridge calls for.
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Default Re: i7 2600k build for a friend (help/suggestions)

I would agree about getting the bigger powersupply just for upgrades .
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