Current Spec For New Build

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Hi Guys,

Here is as follows a near-finalized version of my soon-to-be-built build:
CPU: i7-2600k £235

Motherboard: ASRock Extreme7 GEN3 z68 £225

GPU: x2 Gigabyte 580's 3GB version £904 (£452 each)

PSU: OCZ ZX Series 1000W 80 Plus Gold £145

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz CL9 £45

SSD: OCZ Agility 3 120GB £128

HDD: 1TB WD Caviar Black £64

CPU Cooler: Noctua £66

Case: HAF-X £134

Optical Drive: LG Blu-Ray Reader/Writer £65

Monitors: LG E2260V-PN Full HD WLED 22" x3 £312 (£104each)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit £75

Total Price : £2398

Budget: ~£2500


Any improvements or changes sticking within budget would be much appreciated.
 
While the Intel® Core™ i7-2600K does come with a HSF (heatsink/fan) that will work fine at stock speeds and temperatures. However if you are going to try to overclock the Intel Core i7-2600K you are going to want to add a good 3rd HSF to deal with the increased temperatures. There are a number of good HSF out there from the low end with the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ to the high-end with the Noctua NH-D14.

Also your power supply is a little overkill. Take a look at this tool http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine to help you find the right range for your power supply. I would aim for 850w with your build.


Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team

 

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I believe I covered the additional HSF with the £66 Noctua under "CPU Cooling:"

Or would that not surfice?
 

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Any more feedback/ improvements at all?

Not sure if the MOBO is best and offers me the better of future upgrades for the budget.