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So if I wanted to, I could upgrade to a 6 core sandy bridge later on? Can you suggest a good sandy bridge mobo? Also do SSD's connect to SATA connectors or do you need a special mobo? And do the graphics cards normally come with the SLI/xfire cables or not?
Well if u had the change then of course....but it also will be using a different socket type. 2011 i believe. For overclocking everyone has their own personal choices. I love my board, the better versions of that are the P8P67 Deluxe and the Revolution. Then, which is best, would be the Rampage mobo from ASUS (pretty sure they have one for 1155 sockets lol, i'm just goin offa my head atm) and normally the motherboard comes w/ those cables.

also for saving even more money for other things then you could go w/ the i5 2500k as said in the post before me....perfect for gaming because Hyperthreading serves like no purpose in games atm.

Then you could even go for a tri sli/crossfire card setup
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The price difference in the 99x and the 2600k is so not worth it. The 2600k is awesome for rendering and will do the job just fine. And for something you would do sometimes is not worth the extra 600 bucks.

Now with the 600 you have saved you can run 2 or 3, 120 SSDs in raid and have some real performance. You will get faster rendering times out of doing that then buying the 990x. I noticed faster rendering times when I got my SSD.

Since you want to build a awesome gaming rig, buy the i5-2500k or the i7-2600k and turn off hyper threading. I just can't see the reason to spend a grand on a chip. But that is my thoughts. I bough the i5-2500k and I choose it over the i7-2600k just because the gains are really not worth the extra hundred bucks to me since I would have to turn the HT off. It was not a money thing it was a price to performance issue for me.

Most people will agree you can build a bad ass gaming rig with the i5-2500k.
Isn't HT good? why should I turn it off? Also, with SSD's do I need anything special or do they connect to SATA connectors? I think I'll go with the 2600k over the 990x now, thanks for the advice.
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post #23 of 77
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Isn't HT good? why should I turn it off? Also, with SSD's do I need anything special or do they connect to SATA connectors? I think I'll go with the 2600k over the 990x now, thanks for the advice.
Read my revised post lol. And SSD's do connect to sata connectors.

Also do you have a monitor and keyboard and all factored into the $2500 budget? or is it separate?
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Buy 2500k or 2600k. You save alot of money you can put towards buying watercooling or SSd. 2600k is faster than 990x in almost all situations.

Buy:

GTX 580 Lightning videocard,
good asus sonar soundcard,
Buy the fastest 4 gb ram kit you can find

If you wait you can buy the new z68 motherboards which are coming out this week or so. They feature the ability to use SSD as cache.

You dont even need to spend 2500. You can get best motherboard, videocard, soundcard, ram, case, power supply and hardrive for 1500 or so. Buy a nice corsair h70 and you should have no problem getting your cpu to 5 ghz.
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Go with the 2600k over the 990x, the price difference between them doesn't justify the performance of the 990x. Once Sandy Bridge Extreme comes out you can always upgrade and if you feel you need the extra juice. Get yourself a nice SSD or two with the money you will save and I would recommend going with a 580 SLI set up over the 6970 xfire. I would go with a different PSU as well over the Kingwin, perhaps a Antec or Seasonic maybe even Corsair. Swap out the H50 for a H70 if you plan to OC your system btw, and to answer your earlier question a crossfire bridge or SLI bridge should come with your GPU. Good luck with the build!
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Buy 2500k or 2600k. You save alot of money you can put towards buying watercooling or SSd. 2600k is faster than 990x in almost all situations.

Buy:

GTX 580 Lightning videocard,
good asus sonar soundcard,
Buy the fastest 4 gb ram kit you can find

If you wait you can buy the new z68 motherboards which are coming out this week or so. They feature the ability to use SSD as cache.

You dont even need to spend 2500. You can get best motherboard, videocard, soundcard, ram, case, power supply and hardrive for 1500 or so. Buy a nice corsair h70 and you should have no problem getting your cpu to 5 ghz.

I would def recommend the Lightnings!!!
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The price difference in the 99x and the 2600k is so not worth it. The 2600k is awesome for rendering and will do the job just fine. And for something you would do sometimes is not worth the extra 600 bucks.

Now with the 600 you have saved you can run 2 or 3, 120 SSDs in raid and have some real performance. You will get faster rendering times out of doing that then buying the 990x. I noticed faster rendering times when I got my SSD.

Since you want to build a awesome gaming rig, buy the i5-2500k or the i7-2600k and turn off hyper threading. I just can't see the reason to spend a grand on a chip. But that is my thoughts. I bough the i5-2500k and I choose it over the i7-2600k just because the gains are really not worth the extra hundred bucks to me since I would have to turn the HT off. It was not a money thing it was a price to performance issue for me.

Most people will agree you can build a bad ass gaming rig with the i5-2500k.
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Read my revised post lol. And SSD's do connect to sata connectors.

Also do you have a monitor and keyboard and all factored into the $2500 budget? or is it separate?
Yeah, I've got the monitor and keyboard and all. I'm gonna look for these in newegg and put together a new list.
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Crossfire and sli bridges comes with motherboard generally, not gpu. At least for me.
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Hey guys, I want to build a really powerful gaming PC at a price around $2500.

Build below

Asus Sabertooth x58 mobo

Intel Core i7 990x Extreme Edition

1TB SATA 3G HDD

Kingwin LZG-1000 LAZER 1000w PSU

Thermaltake VM20001W2Z Armor A60 Gaming Mid-Tower Case - ATX, µATX, Hard Drive Swap Bay, 3 USB 3.0 Ports, 1 x 200mm Blue LED Fan, Black(20 lbs)

C13-5714 ::Corsair CMZ12GX3M3A1600C9 Vengeance 12GB DDR3 RAM - PC12800, 1600MHz, 3x4096MB, Non-ECC, Unbuffered(0.65 lbs)

C44-3394 ::Creative Labs 70SB088000004 SoundBlaster X-FI Titanium PCIe Sound Card(0.8 lbs)

P450-6970 ::XFX HD-697A-CNFC Radeon HD 6970 Video Card - 2048MB, GDDR5, PCIe, Dual mini-Display Port, HDMI, Dual DVI (6.9 lbs) (x2 in crossfire)

C13-2528 ::Corsair CWCH50-1 Hydro H50 CPU Liquid Cooler - 120mm Fan, Copper Cold Plate, Aluminum Radiator, LGA775, LGA1366, LGA1156, AM2/AM3(2.55 lbs)

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Please, give me your thoughts, suggestions, and concerns(compatibility/overheating/etc. issues)

By the way, this will be the first PC that I will build on my own.

edit: anyone know if i will need thermal paste?
u havent made a proper build,
get this setup:
cpu- i7 2600k
mobo- gigabyte z68x ud7
ram- 2x 4gb corsair vengeance
gpu- 2x msi gtx580 lightning/evga gtx580 DS superclocked
or
3x msi hd6970 lightning
psu- antec high current pro 1200
pc case- lian li a70f
cooler- thermalright silver arrow/noctura nh d14
ssd- crucial c300 128gb/corsair performence3 120gb
hdd- 1tb western digital cavair black
fan- scythe gentle typhoon.
HOPE U LIKE THIS BUILD
Edited by Aniket - 5/15/11 at 3:11pm
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