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post #1 of 17
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About to start a build and looking for suggestions for gear. Iv'e been reading forums for days looking for ideas and still find myself back at square 1! Sometimes I feel like I should another quarter or 2 for the next line of gear toc come out but I feel like then i'll want to wait even longer for the NEXT LINE!

So I think I want to bite the bullet and spend around 2200$.

Case: NZXT Phantom

Mobo: ?

CPU: ?

Heat Sink: ?

Graphics: NVIDIA ?
(I like SLI. Just cause I like the looks of multi cards in my machine ^_^. I run 2 Monitors 1 for gaming 1 for havings websites open. Will that be a issue?)

Sound Card: ?
(Im not a audiophile but I want good sound for my games)

RAM: ?

Hard Drive: Samsung F3?

SSD: ?

Power Supply: ?

if Im missing something feel free to chime in!

I appreciate the help! (I also live next to Microcenter for pro deals if anyone has any suggestions for that. Processors seems to be was cheap there.)
Edited by Va1entines - 4/27/11 at 7:50pm
    
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post #2 of 17
Yay! I'd love to help.
CPU: i7-2600k $280 MC
Mobo: Gigabyte P67A-UD7 $320 EGG
Graphics Cards: EVGA 570 Superclocked SLI $340x2 = $680 Tigerdirect
Soundcard: ASUS Xonar Essence STX $175 ZipZoomFly
RAM: 8GB Vengeance 1866 CL9 $130 EGG
SSD: 120GB Intel 510 Series $315 EGG
HDD: 1TB Spinpoint F3 $60 AMAZON
PSU: HX850 $165 EGG
Bluray: LG UH12LS28 $75 EGG
Total: $2200
I'd kill for a build like this
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post #3 of 17
Is the NZXT Phantom case something that you already have? Is it already accounted for in the budget?
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post #4 of 17
Whoops, forgot about that.
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post #5 of 17
the build he posted is about spot on. Maybe you could go for a 590 instead?
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I've got about $2200-2500 into my sig rig with out the water cooling and the GTS250. Had that on hand! Didn't get a sound card, the integrated sounds great on games, especially with 7.1 surround!
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post #7 of 17
Go with csm725 suggestions and you'll get the best performance. Just don't forget about the case.
    
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post #8 of 17
--I'm assuming you will be overclocking this rig ?

--The Gigabyte P67A-UD7 might be a little expensive depending on what you want from a mobo. (I for one get everything done with the arguably inexpensive p8p67 pro).

--The sound coming out of your computer will only be as good as your speakers/headphones. If you have cheapo gear, then there is no reason to pair it with a soundcard; the onboard sound these days is very good.

--Heatsink: Silver arrow or Noctua nh d-14, if you plan on overclocking, either of these will do great !

--You could go with a higher quality case if you wanted too; my suggestions:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...corsair%20800d

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163161

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112244


I like clean lines, what can I say
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post #9 of 17
Prices pulled off Newegg.com



There's some wiggle room with the CPU cooler, Blu-ray drive, and PSU.

If you wanted to go with an absolute top-notch sound card, you could get the ASUS Xonar Essence STX if you went with a CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ CPU cooler instead of the Corsair H70 and a regular CD/DVD burner instead of a Blu-ray drive. But unless you have top-notch headphones/sound system to match, you probably won't notice the difference with the sound card.

EDIT: Didn't see the bit about MC. Yes, get your CPU there for cheaper.
Edited by dkim1359 - 4/27/11 at 8:57pm
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Samsung 950 Pro M.2 SSD Samsung 840 Pro SATA SSD WD Black 4TB HDD ASUS CD/DVD-RW 
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post #10 of 17
What about an OS? Are you going to get a legit version? If so, allow $100 for that.
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