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Buying a high end computer tomorrow, please rate/help my build! Thanks in advance!

By Brannon132 · 4 replies
Sep 7, 2011
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  1. Hey guys I am purchasing a computer from I Buy Power here's the link....

    I do a lot of video editing and gaming (can't wait for Diablo 3!)

    This is my first time "building" ;) my own computer and you guys are the experts so please let know if I can cut back on anything or if I should pay a few extra dollars for something else... I really want a super nice computer... One more thing should I add a ssd cache (z68) and remove the ssd, a few pros and cons would be nice...

    Thanks for the help!!!!!!

    With all the options i added without the %5 off it comes to $2258

    CoolerMaster HAF 932 Advanced - Black

    iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction - None

    iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion - None

    i7-2600K Processor

    Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1155] - ARC Dual Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow)

    8 GB DDR3-1600 Corsair

    GeForce GTX 580

    ASUS P8Z68-V Pro???

    Intel Smart Response Technology - none???

    1000 Watt -- CoolerMaster RSA00-AMBAJ3-US

    120 GB Corsair Force Series 3 F120 SSD???

    Dual 2TB Drives(2TB Capacity) - RAID 1 Data Security-- 64M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s

    24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive

    LG BLU-RAY Re-Writer, DVD±R/±RW

    12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader

    Meter Display-NZXT Sentry 2 Touch Screen Fan Controller & Temperature Display

    Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio ?????

    Intel Pro 10/100/1000 Network Card???

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

    Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty
  2. Brannon132

    Brannon132 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Sorry if this is "TMI" but I might like to run dual 580's in the future... I was also having a tuff time deciding between the asus pro z68 or the gigabite ud4-b3..... thanks
  3. Teranius

    Teranius TS Rookie Posts: 115

    Everything looks good, but I'm curious as to why you need or want a second network card?
  4. Brannon132

    Brannon132 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Woo hoo! No need for a second network card? What about a second sound Card? And what about a ssd cache?

    Thanks sooo much for your help!!!

    Brannon McCarthy
  5. Teranius

    Teranius TS Rookie Posts: 115

    No need unless you want to set up separate addresses for sending and receiving data over a network, which I doubt you really need.

    The onboard sound card you have is already better than any entry level soundcards, so it should be sufficient for movies gaming etc. so long as your speakers and/or headphones are up to scratch.

    As to the ssd cache, it's an optional, it will slightly improve your data transfer and reading speeds, but you're ram, mobo and cpu are already more than good enough in my opinion.

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