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Thank you, for your answer.
I read that the 970 does not perform much better than the 2600 in gaming, but I have the cpu as a priority because I'll use it for programming + photoshop and that kind of stuff. Forgot to add that in the description
Excuse my noobness =)
    
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post #12 of 21
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With a $2000 budget why are you not getting a Sandy Bridge cpu?

You say its for programming, have you checked benchmarks to make sure those extra cores are really netting you a benefit?

Anyway, I just hate to see someone build a $2000 rig on a two year old platform. At least wait and see what Bulldozer brings.
Wow, you are totally right. I thought the 970 had the newest architecture because of the price difference.

Now I'll have to reconsider all my build because I'll want to upgrade it in the near future.

Thank you for your answer it was very helpful.
    
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post #13 of 21
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If you're building a gaming PC, use either the i5-2500K or i7-2600K processors. They're the current sandybridge champs. I don't think we'll be utilizing 6 cores effectively for games. It is only within the past year or two that games are utilizing Quads effectively.

The GTX580 is a beast - you'll be happy with it. Don't forget to register it within 30 days for warranty purposes.

I would reconsider your PSU. If you ever decide to SLI those 580's, you'll be getting pretty close to the 850's thresholds. IIRC, the 580s are using 700+ watts in full stress. Consider going for a 1K watt PSU if you're building a new rig and want to expand.

I'd also wait on the H70. The H100/80 just came out - they might be performing better, but we've haven't gotten reviews in yet.

SLI would definitely help you out at that resolution if you like to turn the image quality up. Grab the 580 now and keep your settings in the medium range, then when the 6xx series launches, grab another 580 for 1/2 the price and double your fps (almost).
That was very helpful since I'll want to upgrade to sli later. Thank you very much. I don't know if I can wait long since this will be a graduation present and the generosity of my parents my expire =)!
    
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as for the sound card you said its for gaming so Creative are the best in that category BUT they are known by their unstable drivers so i recommend a card form ASUS its the Xonar DX for the same price as the Titanium

but in order to have more options here`s a useful thread about choosing proper sound system for your needs
http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...-products.html
Thanks for the guide. It made me realize that a headset is noy my best choice (and that 5.1 headphones are probably not worth it) I already have some audio technica headphones I guess they are good enough.
    
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post #15 of 21
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Hey you guys are awesome! I didn't expected so many helpful responses. I'll keep researching and come back when I have more doubts.
    
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Lomelyo don't be fooled by the 5.1 surround sound of the headphones, its all gimmicks and lies to get people's money, its so obvious that if anyone takes time to think about it will realize it. If you have a cheap ass sound card, than whats the point of getting the best headset when it will have the same sound as a 5 dollar headset. The only way you will hear the better sound quality is through asus xonar essence or any other good sound card with a good headset. Other than that you will be using Photoshop and programing so just go for the 2600k.

As for the ram, you can go for this 8 GB ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231445

The reason why I pointed out the HAF X is because of its outstanding airflow, true its on the expensive side of 170 to 180 dollars but you get for what you pay for. 200mm fans, USB 3.0 and the list just goes on.... Here is the full review of the HAF X, read all 7 pages of it and you will understand why its one of the best http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...roduction.html.

Here is the EVGA GTX 580 3GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-655-_-Product

Here is the Samsung spin point F3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185
Edited by Captain1337 - 5/18/11 at 9:04pm
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post #17 of 21
I'd recommend:

i5 2500K (or i7 if you need) and overclock it 4.4GHz+
GTX 580 3GB for resolutions near 2560x1600
4x4GB or 2x4GB 1600MHz G.Skill RipJaws
Corsair Obsidian 800D

120GB Intel X25-M G2 SSD as boot drive (I hate hard drives, but if you can tolerate them, go for it.)

I think they're all pretty nice parts. I emphasise: 3GB GTX for 2560x1440.
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post #18 of 21
i7 2600k $315
Noctua NH-D14 $90
Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3 $270
Mushkin Blackline 996986 1866 CL9 $115
MSI R6970 Lightning $385
HAF X $200
128GB Crucial M4 $235
Spinpoint F3 1TB $60
Seasonic X-750 $160
Asus DRW-24B1ST DVD $22
Xonar DX $90
Total $1,962
Edited by csm725 - 5/18/11 at 9:20pm
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For a case check out the nzxt phantom. There's a white and orange one now =0
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i7 2600k $315
Noctua NH-D14 $90
Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3 $270
Mushkin Blackline 996986 1866 CL9 $115
MSI R6970 Lightning $385
HAF X $200
128GB Crucial M4 $235
Spinpoint F3 1TB $60
Seasonic X-750 $160
Asus DRW-24B1ST DVD $22
Xonar DX $90
Total $1,962
Thank you for your response!
Ive been checking the items and wanted to ask you if there's a reason that you recommend the Gigabyte motherboard.

Since it's not rated in Newegg nor Amazon I can't know if its good. I saw the specs in the gigabyte site, but couldn't understand much.
Is it better than this one ?

My main concern is buying the easiest one to overclock since I'm a newbie in that area. (so that's why I'm leaning on the most popular motherboards but I could be very wrong)

And thank you
Edited by lomelyo - 5/19/11 at 11:33am
    
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