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    Question Need tips on a new build project from the Gigabyte Pros

    Hey guys, It's has been a while since I've posted anything here, I sold my Rig a while ago, which Lsdmeasap helped me put toghether, and bought a G51jx Gaming laptop, and I have now decided it's time to build a PC on a budget of around $2000.

    I have always been happy with gigabyte products and found them to be reliable, both in service and products. Therefore my build consists of a few Gigabyte Parts, I thought it would be most suitable to make the topic here so I can get the best answer/advice possible.

    Here is my current project plan, I'm open for tips and suggestions:


    - CASE:
    Thermaltake Level 10 GT = $309
    - CPU:
    i7 2600K = $325
    - MOBO:
    GIGABYTE P67A-UD4B3 = $215
    - RAM:
    PQI-Turbo 8G Kit (4Gx2) 2000MHz = $152
    - OPTICAL:
    LG SATA Blu-Ray Writer= $115
    - GPU:
    GIGABYTE 2GB HD6950= $275
    - HDD/SSD:
    2.5 SEAGATE XT HYBRID SATA 500G = $119
    - HDD2:
    WD GREEN 1TB (EXISTING)
    - PSU:
    Gigabyte ODIN 720W = $95
    - SCREEN:
    Asus 24 2ms VE248H = $229
    - COOLING:
    CORSAIR H70 LIQUID COOLER = $149
    - HEADSET:
    PLANTRONICS 777 = $69
    - KEYBOARD:
    LOGITECH G110 = (EXISTING)
    - MOUSE:
    MICROSOFT SIDEWINDER X5 (EXISTING)

    - TOTAL
    = $2052



    I watch a review which said Hybrid Hdd/ssd drives are just as fast, or almost as fast as SSD drives, please let me know if I'm doing anything wrong, or if there could be a better combination relative to the budget price.

    I'm not sure if the memory is suitable for the build, here are the details:


    Description: DDR3 2000
    Interface: 240Pin Unbuffered DIMM Non ECC
    Capacity: 12GB Kit (3x4GB)、8GB Kit (2x4GB)
    Data Transfer Rate: 16,000MB/Sec (PC3 16000)
    Power Supply: 1.65V
    Other Information: CL:9-11-9-27-2T

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    Default Re: Need tips on a new build project from the Gigabyte Pros

    That memory might be ok, but I'd really suggest looking at a 2133Mhz kit as they would be designed with P67 in mind

    Hybrid HDD is not as fast as SSD, at all, so if you are wanting SSD speeds you'll need to find a way to fit a 64-128GB SSD boot drive into your budget.

    You could do that by maybe picking a different/cheaper monitor? You may also want to see some of these results about that monitor, the comments caught my eye the other day on newegg reviews
    VE248H ghosting - Google Search

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    Default Re: Need tips on a new build project from the Gigabyte Pros

    Thanks Lsdmeasap, It'll cost me $48 more to get 2133MHz, do you reckon it's worth it?

    As for the Screen, Yes I'm aware of the ghosting issue, however it's been reported only by a minimal amount of owners, and If I do get any issues, i can RMA it at the local store..

    So over all do you think this setup is good? Will tweaking and overclocking be an issue with this Combination of CPU GPU and Ram?

    Thanks mate.
    Last edited by Zarbo; 05-04-2011 at 04:21 PM. Reason: Found 2133MHz ram
    PC RIG:

    Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT
    Monitor: 24" Asus VE248H
    Mobo: P8P67 PRO
    Cpu: i7 2600K
    Ram: 12GB(3x4GB) Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz
    Gpu: PowerColor HD6950 2GB
    HDD's: 1TB WD Green Caviar + 1TB WD Black Caviar
    SSD: 64GB G.Skill Falcon SSD
    Cooler: Corsair Hydro H70
    PSU: Corsair HX650 650W

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    Default Re: Need tips on a new build project from the Gigabyte Pros

    It should be ok then really, you just might have to use looser timings than stock if you want to run 2133Mhz is why I mentioned that about the memory.

    Why avoid online shopping? Plus, it sounds like you buy online anyway at MSY, why not other stores?

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    Default Re: Need tips on a new build project from the Gigabyte Pros

    Mainly because it takes time and i have some issues with paypal, btw msy dont sell online thats just the price list, i go to the store in person.

    thanks mate, i appreciate your continued support, i'll let you know when i get the system toghether.
    PC RIG:

    Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT
    Monitor: 24" Asus VE248H
    Mobo: P8P67 PRO
    Cpu: i7 2600K
    Ram: 12GB(3x4GB) Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz
    Gpu: PowerColor HD6950 2GB
    HDD's: 1TB WD Green Caviar + 1TB WD Black Caviar
    SSD: 64GB G.Skill Falcon SSD
    Cooler: Corsair Hydro H70
    PSU: Corsair HX650 650W

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    Default Re: Need tips on a new build project from the Gigabyte Pros

    Ahh ok, I got ya, I thought you bought there online only or something.

    Cool, well good luck getting everything put together, if you need any help with the setup stop by and let us know and we'll all try our best to help ya get everything sorted out!

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    Default Re: Need tips on a new build project from the Gigabyte Pros

    Will do, Thanks again mate, much obliged
    PC RIG:

    Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT
    Monitor: 24" Asus VE248H
    Mobo: P8P67 PRO
    Cpu: i7 2600K
    Ram: 12GB(3x4GB) Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz
    Gpu: PowerColor HD6950 2GB
    HDD's: 1TB WD Green Caviar + 1TB WD Black Caviar
    SSD: 64GB G.Skill Falcon SSD
    Cooler: Corsair Hydro H70
    PSU: Corsair HX650 650W

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    Default Re: Need tips on a new build project from the Gigabyte Pros

    Anytime!

    Post back once you get going and let us know how it all turns out

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