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Just ordered core components of a new PC, the spec is;

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz

Mobo: Asus P8P67 ATX

RAM: 8GB (2x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3

GPU: KFA2 GTX 580

HDD: OCZ Vertex 2 60GB

CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H70

 

I already have a case, keyboard/mouse, monitor, storage HDDs, PSU and optical drive.

 

The cost was just over £1000, from two websites (Scan.co.uk and Overclockers.co.uk) because either one didn't have all I wanted. That includes the price for 2x next day deliveries.

 

I built it because my current Q6600/8800GTX/4GB RAM system is keeling over, unable to play games on half-decent graphics when it could last year. It's had an abusive 3.5 year life span really. Hoping this one will last just as long, if not longer.

 

The motherboard is one of those with the bad Cougar Point chipsets, but I only plan on sticking my DVD drive into the 3Gbs port, all the drives going in the uneffected 6Gbs.

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Looks like a very nice build, I can personally say that the corsair H70 does its job very well, and the corsair vengeance memory is very stable and fast. :)

How quiet is the H70? If the stock cooler is good enough to cool, and quieter than the H70, I may simply return the H70.

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Personally I'm not bothered about noise, but I think its quiet to be honest considering the fact that it has two fans running at 2000 RPM (which can be lowered to 1500) and it keeps my i7 (which is over-clocked from 2.8 to 3.6GHz) at a cool 20 Celsius idle and 35 under prime95 maximum load.

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The sound is a concern really. The computer is in the bedroom, with whom I share with my girlfriend. The computer I have now is very loud, mainly because the hard drive is a Western Digital Raptor 10,000RPM. The needle is very loud. The GPU fan on the 8800GTX is loud under load as well. She has exams coming up, so not needing the computer, she'd be revising through her text books and files. Meaning I'd be using headphones on the computer, and the computer needs to be pretty quiet.

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Won't it have fan controllers your new build? They come in pretty handy :)

 

TYPICAL SOUND LEVELS

 

Jet takeoff (200 feet)

 

120 dBA

 

 

 

Construction Site

 

110 dBA

 

Intolerable

 

Shout (5 feet)

 

100 dBA

 

 

 

Heavy truck (50 feet)

 

90 dBA

 

Very noisy

 

Urban street

 

:D dBA

 

 

 

Automobile interior

 

70 dBA

 

Noisy

 

Normal conversation (3 feet)

 

60 dBA

 

 

 

Office, classroom

 

50 dBA

 

Moderate

 

Living room

 

40 dBA

 

 

 

Bedroom at night

 

30 dBA

 

Quiet

 

Broadcast studio

 

20 dBA

 

 

 

Rustling leaves

 

10 dBA

 

Barely audible

 

The H70 at full load is 44dB.

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I don't think my games would fit on 60GB. O.o

Mine don't. That drive is solely for the operating system. My game installations, multimedia, documents and installers live on 2x 1TB drives. I've also ordered a 2TB drive for backup only purposes. I'd have no personal information on the OS drive, all the Documents, Pictures, Music folders from the home folder will be redirected.

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Well, the system is now up and running. Just performing updates, finishing driver and software installations. I had a problem yesterday where I had forgotten to buy thermal paste, thinking the CPU would come with it, but it was OEM, and didn't. So I went to Malpin and bought it. I then found out later in the evening that I didn't have an 8-pin power connection for the graphics card. I went to my parents this morning and found one in a box of bits. The system seems very fast.

 

Shaunno, the PSU is a Coolmaster 700W :) Plus. I don't know the voltages or anything, but it appears to be dealing with all the system so far.

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Looks nice but I don't think even half my steam folder would fit on 60gb.

 

He has 2x1TB drives for storage if you read the earlier posts :)

 

 

Ah okay, I must have missed them. I use and external Hard Drive for storage but I have a 500 gb internal hard drive and another 150 gb internal for main use.

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Well, the system is now up and running. Just performing updates, finishing driver and software installations. I had a problem yesterday where I had forgotten to buy thermal paste, thinking the CPU would come with it, but it was OEM, and didn't. So I went to Malpin and bought it. I then found out later in the evening that I didn't have an 8-pin power connection for the graphics card. I went to my parents this morning and found one in a box of bits. The system seems very fast.

 

Shaunno, the PSU is a Coolmaster 700W :) Plus. I don't know the voltages or anything, but it appears to be dealing with all the system so far.

 

Glad its up and running  :D

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