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Hey I'm considering ordering the pasrts to build this CPU, I just wanted to some advice 1st to see if there were better options to choose value wise I mean or if certain compontents were being wated based on other selections I have made. Any advice would be appreciated.

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.asp...6811119197

SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.asp...6814102914

Intel Core i7-870 Lynnfield 2.93GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I7870
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.asp...6819115213

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.asp...6822152185

ASRock P55 EXTREME4 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.asp...6813157206

LITE-ON Black 4X Blu-ray Reader SATA Model iHOS104-06 - OEM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.asp...6827106325

G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.asp...6820231416

ZALMAN CNPS10X Performa 120mm Long life CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.asp...6835118059

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.asp...6817139006



You should go with a sandybridge chipset instead of the Lynnfield. Also what are you planning to do with the computer. If you are just building it for games then go with the i5 2500 (unless you want to overclock in which case go with the i5 2500k). If you are planning on doing video editing or other thread intensive tasks then go with the i7 2600 (2600k if you plan on overclocking).
+1 to going with Sandybridge.

In short, hold off your build for a few days, I'm in the process of updating the Mainstream Gaming PCs Wink
I also vouch for Sandybridge. What I love most about them is how cool they run. I'm running with no case fans and this thing runs 55C load.
I also support waiting for Sandy Bridge. It's really worth waiting since the Core i7 8xx series was launched in 2009.

If you're overclocking, I also recommend upgrading to the Corsiar A70. It's much quieter if that matters to you.
(03-16-2011, 10:29 AM)MathieuB Wrote: [ -> ]+1 to going with Sandybridge.

In short, hold off your build for a few days, I'm in the process of updating the Mainstream Gaming PCs Wink

Can't wait for the update. I've been holding off my build until I see your update. Any day now right? ;p

Same here. Big Grin
I'm working on it, it just takes time to make sure that it's as good as it can be Wink
Thanks for everyones advice I also descided to wait for the new build and will be going Sandybridge since everyone here has recomended it. Thanks for the great site Mathieu, cant wait to see the new build.