Build Advice Pls Help

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Joined: 05/05/2011
Posts: 9

Hi All, i want to start my first build, i will use for watch movie, 3D, maybe for games...i want a good computer to be not in the very top but good for few years.My Budget €1200

Pls let me now if you nou any hardware issues/ problems or if i need to change something in this build.
Thanks very much.


Intel Core i7 2600K
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9) (Maybe later another (2x4GB)CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9)
Corsair Professional Series Gold AX750
Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H70
Pixmania Radeon HD 6870 - 1 GB GDDR5
Crucial m4 SSD 64Gb

Thermaltake Kandalf VA9000B case.
+ LG BluRay 10X Writer CD/DVD SATA
+ AEROCOOL Fan Controller - V12XT

Joined: 05/05/2011
Posts: 9

Any one!!!!Pls.

Joined: 05/30/2007
Posts: 6

would rather take aircooling, the corsair hydro series tend to make an annoying buzzing noise from the pump. I had the h50 and replaced it with my aircooled thermaltake cooler and the buzzing noise is gone (dunno for the h70 though)
anyways, further you'd have a good system i believe. try to make room in your budget for socket 1366 cpu's if you can. you'd want a good pc overall and sometimes use it for gaming, i'd step down on the videocard, take a 6700 series videocard and maybe an after market cooler. you shoud bare in mind an extra 100 euros ;)

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Joined: 06/29/2008
Posts: 71

If ur planning on 3-D movie viewing better change to Nvidia and get 3-D glasses. Also need a 120Hz monitor

For the RAM (G. skill, patriot, OCZ, corsair) they are the reliable brands, Pick which ever one is the cheapest since latency on ur ram is 9 u don't care about low timings. FYI lowest latency for DDR 1600 right now is 7.

H70 is okay but in terms of performance a thermalright archon or venomous x can out perform it. (if u do a custom 120 rad with a pump and cpu block it would eat the H70 alive)

Seasonic is also a good brand psu (same as corsair just re-branded for corsair). Best brands are corsair, seasonic, enermax, and antec. So u can get any of those if there cheaper.

As for the video card highly suggest u buy one that uses a after-market heatsink.

Qmicra v2F = Core i5 2500k ~ ASUS P8P67-M PRO ~ G.Skill DDR3 1600 2x2gb Ripjaw X ~ GIGABYTE GV-R687OC HD6870~ G.skill Phoenix Pro 120gb ~ Creative Titanium HD ~ Killer 2100 NIC ~ Seasonic 650watt gold ~ 3TB storage

Little BaBy JESUS
Joined: 12/06/2010
Posts: 13

Personally, I think you would be better off getting a better video card (eg 2GB HD6950) and dropping the CPU down to a i5 2500k. This of course depends on what games you intend on playing, but you won't notice much difference in games between the i7 and i5. However you will see a difference with the video cards, assuming that you are playing on a reasonably high resolution (1080p +).

Gaming PC: i7 [email protected], Noctua NH-U12P SE2, ASUS P6X58D-E, 2x Sapphire 2GB HD6970s in Crossfire, 12GB 1600Mhz G.Skill Ripjaws, 160GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, 3x Samsung 1TB F3, 1x Samsung 2TB F4, Corsair 650D, Corsair AX-850.

Joined: 05/05/2011
Posts: 9

i will go for Antec LanBoy Air case, and i will change the Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H70
to ANTEC KUHLER H2O this ok, what do you think?!!!
do you now any difference between hd 6870 reference design card and the others brands hd 6870?!!!

what do you recommend:
Pixmania Radeon HD 6870 = €166


ASUS Radeon HD 6870 = €254

It worth the price?!!!
Thanks very much.

Joined: 08/30/2010
Posts: 11

I also found just swapping to AMD for the CPU and getting a Phenom II x4 or x6 will save you almost half the money and you could put that on getting a good 3D monitor/tv.
And get the Pixmania Radeon HD 6870 it will be fine if mostly all you are doing is video then will save you money just remember AMD Cards are optimized now for AMD CPU's.