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Old 04-23-12, 03:21 PM Thread Starter   #1
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New Build - Advice Appreciated


Hey guys, first time posting. Below is what i'm planning for my new build, any tips, recommendations or proposed changes are greatly appreciated!

Motherboard: Looking for recommendations

Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition
Link: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16811133192

Processor: Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E
Link: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819116492

Memory:G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133
Link: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820231501

SSD: OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-240G * 2 in Raid 0
Link: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820227727

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100
Link: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16835181017

Graphics: 2*Sli GTX 570 Superclocked
Link: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814130595

PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200
Link: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817139014

+ Storage Drives etc

I'm not buying all of it from newegg since some of their prices are off, the links are for specs etc.
All comments are greatly appreciated, i'm looking to buy the parts by tomorrow since they are on sale atm. Thanks again!
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Old 04-23-12, 04:54 PM   #2
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If you have a nice budget, Intel just released Ivy Bridge processors, going on sale end of this week/ next week. If your interested.

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Old 04-23-12, 05:03 PM   #3
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Not bad what you have there so far, ugly case though.

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Old 04-23-12, 05:29 PM Thread Starter   #4
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I haven't done a lot of research on ivy bridge, is 2011 better w/ the 4 channels?I heard the ivy bridge wont get much OC ability.
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Old 04-23-12, 05:48 PM   #5
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Not really, there's no software written to make use of it. The RAM you have listed will work just fine either way.

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GFX: 4GB Gigabyte ATI R9 270X OC Edition + Yamakasi Catleap Q270 SE 27" IPS LED LCD
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Old 04-23-12, 05:57 PM Thread Starter   #6
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yeah i wanna future-proof it though. what case do you think would be better?
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Old 04-23-12, 06:23 PM   #7
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If you're talking about what theoretically MAY work well in the future then you can make the same sort of arguments regarding AMD's current CPU architecture. Absolutely no point as it generally takes developers years to catch up to hardware. Just go with what works well today.

The only time you need to worry about this sort of thing is regarding socket changes and when both manufacturers eventually move from DDR3 to DDR4

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yeah i wanna future-proof it though. what case do you think would be better?
I figure it doesn't much matter though it really comes down to whether you overclock or not. If you intend to overclock then Sandy Bridge is the optimal choice, if not then go with the newest Ivy Bridge chips.

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Storage: 1x 120GB OCZ Vertex II SSD, 1x 250GB Samsung 830 SSD, 1x 1.5TB Samsung Silencer Series HDD
GFX: 4GB Gigabyte ATI R9 270X OC Edition + Yamakasi Catleap Q270 SE 27" IPS LED LCD
Audio: Asus Xonar DX, Senheiser CX270 earbuds + UltraDisk 4016 Condenser Lavelier Microphone
Case & Lighting: Silverstone Temjin TJ04-E w/ Side Window + Red CCFL's
PSU: 550W Antec EarthWatts Platinum
My rig piccies & links

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