Time for a new PC

EDIT: PC has been made. may post images of it when I get home.


So my PC is about 3 years old, So I think it is time for a new PC. Here is a list of what think I am going to get. I would like some feed back on what I have picked and if there is anything I should go for. I have been building PC for years I just always like to ask people what I should be putting in my PC in case I missed something in a moment of madness. Or if there is a better component that I don't know of.

CPU: Intel CPU Core i7 2600K http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i7-2600k-340-ghz-sandy-bridge1155-qd-core-gpu-850mhz-8mb-cache-95w-retail £239.00

Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Pro Rev3 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-p8p67-pro-rev3-intel-p67-s1155-pci-e-20-x16-ddr3-2200%28oc%29-sata-6gb-s-sata-raid  £148.40

RAM: Corsair Memory Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz http://www.scan.co.uk/products/16gb-%284x4gb%29-corsair-vengeance-ddr3-pc3-12800-%281600%29-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-24-xmp-150v £166.99
or
RAM:
GFX: Asus 1536MB GeForce GTX 580 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1536mb-asus-gtx-580-directcu-ii-40nm-4008mhz-gddr5-gpu-782mhz-shader-1544mhz-512-cores-hdmi-dp £395.50

HDD: Western Digital 2TB Caviar Black http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2tb-western-digital-wd2001fass-caviar-black-sata-3gb-s-7200rpm-64mb-cache £122.98

Optical: N/A  Using my old BD/HDDVD burner.

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-850HXUK HX 850W Modular Power Supply http://www.scan.co.uk/products/850w-corsair-hx-series-modular-80-plus-silver-90-eff-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-7-year-warranty £125.82

Case: Coolermaster HAF X Black Tower http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coolermaster-haf-x-black-full-gaming-tower-case-inc-side-window-usb3-w-o-psu  £124.19

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit http://www.scan.co.uk/products/microsoft-windows-7-ultimate-64-bit-operating-system-single-oem £138.08

Total = £1460 about.

Now I would like to keep it under £2000. But anyway there we go. Any and all help would be useful, anyway what do you think.

Edit updated list.

  CPU: Intel CPU Core i7 2600K http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i7-2600k-340-ghz-sandy-bridge1155-qd-core-gpu-850mhz-8mb-cache-95w-retail £239.00

Cooler: Noctua NH-D14  http://www.scan.co.uk/products/noctua-nh-d14-dual-radiator-and-fan-quiet-cpu-cooler £61.55

Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth P67 Rev3 Intel P67 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-sabertooth-p67-rev3-intel-p67-s1155-pci-e-20-ddr3-1866-sata-6gb-s-sata-raid-atx £155.60

RAM: Corsair Memory Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz http://www.scan.co.uk/products/16gb-%284x4gb%29-corsair-vengeance-ddr3-pc3-12800-%281600%29-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-24-xmp-150v £166.99
or
RAM:
Corsair Memory Dominator 16GB DDR3 1333 Mhz http://www.scan.co.uk/products/16gb-%284x4gb%29-corsair-dominator-ddr3-pc3-10600-%281333%29-non-ecc-cas-9-9-9-24-dhx-xmp-df-160v  £198.16
or
RAM: G-Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX x2 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/264750?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products £137.9

GFX: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 x2 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1280mb-evga-gtx-570hd-40nm-3800mhz-gddr5-gpu-732mhz-shader-1464mhz-480-cores-dl-dvi-mhdmi £526.96

HDD: Western Digital 2TB Caviar Black http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2tb-western-digital-wd2001fass-caviar-black-sata-3gb-s-7200rpm-64mb-cache £122.98

Optical: N/A  Using my old BD/HDDVD burner.

PSU: Coolermaster RSC00-80GAD3-UK Silent Pro Gold 1200W Modular Power Supplyhttp://www.scan.co.uk/products/1200w-coolermaster-silent-pro-gold-modular-80-plus-gold-90-eff-sli-crossfire-eps-12v £166

Case: Coolermaster HAF X Black Tower http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coolermaster-haf-x-black-full-gaming-tower-case-inc-side-window-usb3-w-o-psu  £124.19

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit http://www.scan.co.uk/products/microsoft-windows-7-ultimate-64-bit-operating-system-single-oem £138.08

Screen: 30" Dell Ultrasharp U3011
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/30-dell-ultrasharp-u3011-widescreen-hdmidvi-d-vga-displayport-370cd-m2-2560x1600-plus-more £1,199.94

Still not sure what RAM to get.

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Edited by Dante_the_Jedi

EDIT: PC has been made. may post images of it when I get home.


So my PC is about 3 years old, So I think it is time for a new PC. Here is a list of what think I am going to get. I would like some feed back on what I have picked and if there is anything I should go for. I have been building PC for years I just always like to ask people what I should be putting in my PC in case I missed something in a moment of madness. Or if there is a better component that I don't know of.

CPU: Intel CPU Core i7 2600K http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i7-2600k-340-ghz-sandy-bridge1155-qd-core-gpu-850mhz-8mb-cache-95w-retail £239.00

Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Pro Rev3 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-p8p67-pro-rev3-intel-p67-s1155-pci-e-20-x16-ddr3-2200%28oc%29-sata-6gb-s-sata-raid  £148.40

RAM: Corsair Memory Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz http://www.scan.co.uk/products/16gb-%284x4gb%29-corsair-vengeance-ddr3-pc3-12800-%281600%29-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-24-xmp-150v £166.99
or
RAM:
GFX: Asus 1536MB GeForce GTX 580 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1536mb-asus-gtx-580-directcu-ii-40nm-4008mhz-gddr5-gpu-782mhz-shader-1544mhz-512-cores-hdmi-dp £395.50

HDD: Western Digital 2TB Caviar Black http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2tb-western-digital-wd2001fass-caviar-black-sata-3gb-s-7200rpm-64mb-cache £122.98

Optical: N/A  Using my old BD/HDDVD burner.

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-850HXUK HX 850W Modular Power Supply http://www.scan.co.uk/products/850w-corsair-hx-series-modular-80-plus-silver-90-eff-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-7-year-warranty £125.82

Case: Coolermaster HAF X Black Tower http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coolermaster-haf-x-black-full-gaming-tower-case-inc-side-window-usb3-w-o-psu  £124.19

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit http://www.scan.co.uk/products/microsoft-windows-7-ultimate-64-bit-operating-system-single-oem £138.08

Total = £1460 about.

Now I would like to keep it under £2000. But anyway there we go. Any and all help would be useful, anyway what do you think.

Edit updated list.

  CPU: Intel CPU Core i7 2600K http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i7-2600k-340-ghz-sandy-bridge1155-qd-core-gpu-850mhz-8mb-cache-95w-retail £239.00

Cooler: Noctua NH-D14  http://www.scan.co.uk/products/noctua-nh-d14-dual-radiator-and-fan-quiet-cpu-cooler £61.55

Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth P67 Rev3 Intel P67 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-sabertooth-p67-rev3-intel-p67-s1155-pci-e-20-ddr3-1866-sata-6gb-s-sata-raid-atx £155.60

RAM: Corsair Memory Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz http://www.scan.co.uk/products/16gb-%284x4gb%29-corsair-vengeance-ddr3-pc3-12800-%281600%29-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-24-xmp-150v £166.99
or
RAM:
Corsair Memory Dominator 16GB DDR3 1333 Mhz http://www.scan.co.uk/products/16gb-%284x4gb%29-corsair-dominator-ddr3-pc3-10600-%281333%29-non-ecc-cas-9-9-9-24-dhx-xmp-df-160v  £198.16
or
RAM: G-Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX x2 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/264750?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products £137.9

GFX: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 x2 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1280mb-evga-gtx-570hd-40nm-3800mhz-gddr5-gpu-732mhz-shader-1464mhz-480-cores-dl-dvi-mhdmi £526.96

HDD: Western Digital 2TB Caviar Black http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2tb-western-digital-wd2001fass-caviar-black-sata-3gb-s-7200rpm-64mb-cache £122.98

Optical: N/A  Using my old BD/HDDVD burner.

PSU: Coolermaster RSC00-80GAD3-UK Silent Pro Gold 1200W Modular Power Supplyhttp://www.scan.co.uk/products/1200w-coolermaster-silent-pro-gold-modular-80-plus-gold-90-eff-sli-crossfire-eps-12v £166

Case: Coolermaster HAF X Black Tower http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coolermaster-haf-x-black-full-gaming-tower-case-inc-side-window-usb3-w-o-psu  £124.19

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit http://www.scan.co.uk/products/microsoft-windows-7-ultimate-64-bit-operating-system-single-oem £138.08

Screen: 30" Dell Ultrasharp U3011
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/30-dell-ultrasharp-u3011-widescreen-hdmidvi-d-vga-displayport-370cd-m2-2560x1600-plus-more £1,199.94

Still not sure what RAM to get.

Edited by TheKeyboardDemon

What do you need 16gb for? 8gb is more than you would need for a gaming rig, get this instead.

Apart from that it is a really well spec'd rig. I like it.

Posted by HitmanAgent47

Besides the ram, you can get away with less, everything looks quite good. The pc will last you.

Edited by AlexW00d

I wish I had 2 grand to piss away on a PC :(


Tbf I wish I had 2 grand to piss away on anything.
Posted by Dante_the_Jedi
@AlexW00d: Well it is not pissing away, It is investing as I am going to be using it for a few years.
@HitmanAgent47: @TheKeyboardDemon:  3d modeling and HD video editing = all the ram I can get, but the rig has changed a bit now. Like I am going to go for 2 GTX 570s in SLi and maybe getting a SSD.
Edited by TheKeyboardDemon

I  think that 2x 570's would do more for video editing than a single 580. 2x 570's would give you 960 CUDA cores while the 580 on its own only has 512. It would rock for gaming too!

 

There are PCIe based SSDs that would be a really good option, it is actually 2 SSDs in a RAID 0 configuration and these

  

are bootable as well whic make them ideal as they don't need cables to attatch the drives to your mobo, take a loot at this, but we warned performance like this is not cheap. There's a review here.

Posted by AlisterCat

Some of that stuff is slightly cheaper on OverClockers UK. A lot of money to spend.

Posted by TheKeyboardDemon

I got the impression he wanted to buy everything in 1 place, he didn't say that but all his links are for Scan.I use both Overclockers and Scan, they both tend to be very close in price.

Posted by Cirdain
@AlexW00d said:
" I wish I had 2 grand to piss away on a PC :(

Tbf I wish I had 2 grand to piss away on anything.
"
Posted by Dante_the_Jedi
@TheKeyboardDemon:  I don't really mind getting it form more than one place, but I am going to be remaking this list in like a day anyway. been talking to people over at tested as well. Oh PC so much fun...picking parts and all.
Posted by crusader8463

I wish I had money for a new PC. Mines been going through its death throws for a year or so now. I hate being unemployed.

 

Unemployed= All the time in the world to enjoy games, but you can't afford to buy any to enjoy them.

Employed = Being able to buy every thing you want, but never having the time to enjoy them.
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Edited by BonOrbitz

When Starcraft 2, Knights of the Old Republic in September, and Elder Scrolls V November it will be time for me to replace my 5 year old rig from Dell (which was high-end at the time). It has served me well and I have some great gaming memories with the machine. I'm trying to decide if I should build my own or just pussy out and order a pre-built rig from Dell (since I have an account with them) or a site like ibuypower.com. I've never built a PC before because of the intimidation involved and am afraid I'll screw something up royally.

Posted by TheKeyboardDemon
@Dante_the_Jedi said:
" Oh PC so much fun...picking parts and all. "
I like that part too, the build up to picking the final config, the anticipation, and then getting the parts. Sometimes I think the rest is a bit of a let down, but I get just as excited helping other people pick parts as I do picking parts for my own rig!

@crusader8463 said:
" I wish I had money for a new PC. Mines been going through its death throws for a year or so now. I hate being unemployed."
That sucks dude, I hope you find the job you're looking for soon.
Posted by crusader8463
@TheKeyboardDemon: Thanks, but after 6 years of being unemployed I doubt it's going to happen any time soon.
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Posted by MikkaQ

The last (and most important) parts for my new PC should be arriving today, I'm pretty excited to assemble it on sunday.


But wow, even for an editing machine that's a lot of ram. I plan on using my rig mostly for gaming, but if I can get OS X running on it, it'll be my new Final Cut machine.
Posted by Dante_the_Jedi

Updated the list if people still want to comment on it. Still not sure about an SSD yet.

Posted by PatchRowcester

That is an awesome choice of video card. Go for it!

Edited by HitmanAgent47

Oh right something you should know, if you overclock the gtx 570, it actually fries very easily. I honestly was thinking about sli that, but something to do with the vrm which has less than the gtx 580. That's probally a safer card to get, it can't hand a overclock due to the design. It's something to keep in mind.
 http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/929152-have-you-killed-570-a.html

I use an SSD for my operating system drive, but for games I use a seperate 1tb wd drive. Install the operating system in the SSD and other stuff in the second hardrive if you are going that route.

Posted by Wipeout

I'd probably get two 560's instead considering how well SLI/Crossfire seems to scale these days.