So, I waited for IvyBridge to release

Started May 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
PicOne
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Re: So, I waited for IvyBridge to release

One thing curious about.. I threw in the CPU Cooler, but have no idea if I need it, or conversely should also perhaps add an additional 120mm case fan.. or just the fan and drop the cooler, etc.. How does one know/determine how much or type of cooling req'd?

Power supply might be a bit overkill, but is this a better safe-than-sorry item?

Antec SoloII chosen for size and it's 2 USB 3 ports on front (My current PC is in original Solo, and it's depth just fits in a wardrobe desk thing I have in our bedroom. Anything deeper would be a problem shutting the door). If you know anything that has same depth (ie. 18.5" or less, please let me know).

Thanks!

PicOne wrote:

and configured the below.. its fairly similar to a Z68/2600K setup I was going to go with, but delayed to IvyBridge. How does this look in general. Should I be concerned that I see the SandyBridge configuration actually seems to cost a bit more -- ie. any issues with IvyB and the new Z77 Mobos?

FYI, the SSD will be for OS, cache, Apps. The WD for Data, the Seagate 3tb for Backup of SSD and WD (separate partitions).. make sense?

ANTEC Solo II Black Mid-Tower Case, ATX, No PSU

SEASONIC X-660 Power Supply w/ Modular Cables, 80 PLUS® Gold, 660W, 24-pin ATX12V EPS12V, 4x 8/6-pin PCIe

ASUS P8Z77-V, LGA1155, Intel® Z77, DDR3-2600 (O.C.) 32GB 4, PCIe x16 SLI CF 1+1*, SATA 6Gb/s RAID 5 4, 3Gb/s 4, DP + HDMI + DVI + VGA, USB 3.0 6, HDA, Wi-Fi, GbLAN, ATX, Retail

INTEL Core™ i7-3770 Quad-Core 3.4 - 3.9GHz TB, HD Graphics 4000, LGA1155, 8MB L3 Cache, 22nm, 77W, EM64T EIST HT VT-d VT-x XD, Retail

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler, Socket 2011/1155/1156/1366/775/FM1/AM3/AM2, Copper/Aluminum

KINGSTON 16GB (4 x 4GB) XMP HyperX T1 PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz CL9 1.65V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC

EVGA GeForce® GTX 560 (KR) 810MHz, 1GB GDDR5 4008MHz, PCIe x16 SLI, 2x DVI + mini-HDMI, Retail

CORSAIR 240GB Force Series™ GT SSD, MLC SandForce SF-2281, 555/525MB/s, 2.5-Inch w/ 3.5-Inch Bracket, SATA 6 Gb/s, Retail

WESTERN DIGITAL 2TB WD Caviar® Black™ (WD2002FAEX), SATA 6 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 64MB Cache

SEAGATE 3TB Barracuda®, SATA 6 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 64MB cache

RAID No RAID, Independent HDD Drives

LG ELECTRONICS WH12LS39 Black 12x/16x/48x BD/DVD/CD Blu-ray Disc™ Burner, SATA, w/ M-Disc, OEM

MICROSOFT Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition w/ SP1, OEM

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