How good is this build


Aug 8, 2011

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Part price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($310.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth P67 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($215.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Mac Connection)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 1.25GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 910W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7260S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VW246H 24.0" Monitor ($194.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $1890.87
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

One more question
Should I go with the 6970, or the 570, I don't know which to choose


im guessing this is for a gaming rig...that would be nice if you said what it is for. for a gaming build a i5 2500k is the go to cpu because it gives the exact same performance as the 2600k when gaming

Asus VS 24" monitor- 185$

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit- 95$

i5 2500k & Scythe Mugen 3- 257$ better air cooler

Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3- 130$ best motherboard for the money

Corsair 8gb 1600- 52$

Samsung F3 1tb- 50$ get this before it goes back to 60$. you can get another one when you need the space

Adata S511 120gb- 190$

Silverstone Raven RV03- 140$

PC Power and Cooling 950w- 150$

PNY GTX 580- 457$