Review this PC gaming build

By RaidZero
May 24, 2011
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    Case: NZXT Phantom ATX Full Tower
    Motherboard: Asus P8P67 LE Rev 3.0 LGA 1155 SATA 6Gb/s
    GPU: EVGA DS SuperClocked GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB
    PSU: NZXT Hale90 750W
    CPU: i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz
    SSD: Kingston SSDNow V+100 96GB
    Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
    CPU Cooling: Hyper 212+
    Case Fans: NZXT FN-140RB & NZXT FN-200RB
    Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
    I plan on buying this the last week of June and then putting it all together then.
    I do not plan on overclocking anything myself, unless it came overclocked.
    But I do have some concerns after reading some reviews.

    Things to do:
    Figure out how to install a SSD
    Figure out how to install Windows 7 from a CD
    Figure out how to setup fans for best airflow
    Take the Optical Drive from this computer and put it into the new one

    Should I buy better thermal compound? Any suggestions?
    Difference between DDR3 1066 and 1600? Should I upgrade to 8GB?
    Is 750W enough for my system now? Is it enough if I wanted to have two GTX 560s?
    Do NZXT cases only support NZXT case fans? I've read that NZXT fans aren't all that great, should I get some other fans?
    Any suggestions or feedback?
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Then why buy a overclocker's CPU? The 'K' versions of i7s are multiplier unlocked, meant for overclocking. Of course if price is the same as normal 2600 then by all means go for it :p

    The same way you install any hdd.

    It's a DVD and you set the PC to boot from it.

    It doesn't make any difference as you're not overclocking.

    You won't see any. A few percentage in most applications.

    The more the better if you ask me :p
    Just make sure you install 64-bit OS.

    It should be enough for both.

    As long as the fan holes are standard 80/120/something mm, you shouldn't have any problems with other fans. I don't know about NZXT fan quality.

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