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So I ordered parts for a rig last sunday but because of difficulties with chase that took 3 days to pend before disappearing, you can read more here if you really want.

But the onto the point of this thread. I have a potentially second chance at building a rig. So I was wondering what you guys thought. the purpose of this computer is gaming. Also to try my hand at OCing. I will be dual booting linux but that'll go on the hdd not the ssd. The reason for the large psu was so that I could throw in a second 580 down the road.That rig costs about $1650 before shipping (with $1680). I do have a little more wiggle room in my budget but lets keep upgrades modest.

so let me know what you think.
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You don't need any upgrades, at all.
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You don't need any upgrades, at all.
Im pretty sure the rig in his sig is parts he hopes to get.
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yah your rig is strong enough i don't see why you wanna upgrade
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the rig in my sig is what I attempted to buy before chase decided to have a brain fart. I was just wondering if you guys thought I should change anything before I made a second attempt at a purchase.
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Thats a very good rig you really should'nt waste money on upgrading..
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the rig in my sig is what I attempted to buy before chase decided to have a brain fart. I was just wondering if you guys thought I should change anything before I made a second attempt at a purchase.
If that's the rig you want to buy then tbh i can't fault it, solid build and will run any game you throw at it especially after a 4.5ghz overclock
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I assume you're in the US? If so Couple changes I'd go with are to swap the HD to a 1 TB spinpoint F3 instead.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-185-_-Product

there's also a good combo for the 660t and ax850 $313 for both with a $20 MIR on top, and ends up saving you a ton of money.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.639289

The AX850 alone is actually only $8 more than the HX850 after both rebates are taken into account. Definitely worth it for that much.

SSD wise, 60gb is cutting it pretty close. You'd be much more comfortable with an 80gb HD. Here's a rundown of space on my drive:

Win 7 20gb
Basic apps 10gb

Unless you do tweaking
System restore- 5gb
Page file- 4gb
Hibernation support -2gb
Unless you junction- games install/save lots of stuff onto main drive-
so another 2-4gb.
Temp files and other stuff that builds up over time-~2gb after a few months
Spare space to maintain SSd performance- SF1200 12% of total space or 7.7gb

total before games:50-56gb.

So yea, stuff adds up fast. 64gb means basically, 1 game or CS5 and no games.

Oh and, I'd also look at z68 if you do any sort of encoding or transcoding.
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I assume you're in the US? If so Couple changes I'd go with are to swap the HD to a 1 TB spinpoint F3 instead.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-185-_-Product

there's also a good combo for the 660t and ax850 $313 for both with a $20 MIR on top, and ends up saving you a ton of money.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.639289

The AX850 alone is actually only $8 more than the HX850 after both rebates are taken into account. Definitely worth it for that much.

SSD wise, 60gb is cutting it pretty close. You'd be much more comfortable with an 80gb HD. Here's a rundown of space on my drive:

Win 7 20gb
Basic apps 10gb

Unless you do tweaking
System restore- 5gb
Page file- 4gb
Hibernation support -2gb
Unless you junction- games install/save lots of stuff onto main drive-
so another 2-4gb.
Temp files and other stuff that builds up over time-~2gb after a few months
Spare space to maintain SSd performance- SF1200 12% of total space or 7.7gb

total before games:50-56gb.

So yea, stuff adds up fast. 64gb means basically, 1 game or CS5 and no games.

Oh and, I'd also look at z68 if you do any sort of encoding or transcoding.
interesting. i'll have to look into a larger ssd then.

Part of the reason I went with the 860hx was because newegg had a combo deal with the white 600t for only $2 more but only a $10 MIR. the other thing about the white case is that you can pop out the window and put in a mesh panel with 120 mm fan holes.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.643022


So the question is, better psu (for overall cheaper) or better ventilation (and slightly better aesthetics)?
Edited by serothis - 5/12/11 at 8:50am
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post #10 of 17
Immo if you are re ordering your system then change the HD and ram.. with tripple channel ram you will see a 3-6% performance increase on your system and get a bigger and faster SSD like a 120gb c300 or a 120gb vertex 3..

also if you want really nice air flow on your 600t buy a 2.5" to 5.25" drive adapter and a 3.5" to 5.25" then you can mount your drives at the top, totally take out the HD cages and leave all that nice air flow for your graphics card!

oh and btw buying 2 6950's and unlocking the shaders will perform about the same as 2 580's in SLI because they scale a lot better than the 580's together and will be about half the price!
Edited by smorg - 5/12/11 at 8:54am
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