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Is there a time frame for this? I was hoping to build my desktop sometime this summer
Not sure exactly. I think its soon though the AMD stuff comes out in like 3 weeks i think. ( i hate AMD so i won't be touching that)

I think Intel comes out in the summer though. Also prices on GFX cards and crap might go down a little bit by then so it might be better just waiting a bit.
    
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Part of the problem is that you could always be waiting for the next thing. I waited to build mine until SB came out. Now it is here and after the b3 issues finally squared away and everyone is talking about the next best thing coming down the pike. If you can wait, wait. If you want it now, just pull the trigger and do it.

First you need to figure out what you are looking to do. Is it just for gaming? If so, then the I5 Intel 2500K is a good choice.

Do you want to overclock? That will determine your board.

Do you want to water or air cool? If not overclocking, just go air.
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Part of the problem is that you could always be waiting for the next thing. I waited to build mine until SB came out. Now it is here and after the b3 issues finally squared away and everyone is talking about the next best thing coming down the pike. If you can wait, wait. If you want it now, just pull the trigger and do it.

First you need to figure out what you are looking to do. Is it just for gaming? If so, then the I5 Intel 2500K is a good choice.

Do you want to overclock? That will determine your board.

Do you want to water or air cool? If not overclocking, just go air.
Yes, I want to overclock it. I'd want to go with the best mother board and best liquid cooling system short of a custom water cooling.

With regards to the new processors, I was thinking of spending $330, getting a sandy bridge 2600 and then upgrading it when newer stuff comes out the pipe.

For now, I'm just looking for input on all the components. I'll be on the lookout for special deals / good prices for them so I can buy in a staggered fashion.
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Part of the problem is that you could always be waiting for the next thing. I waited to build mine until SB came out. Now it is here and after the b3 issues finally squared away and everyone is talking about the next best thing coming down the pike. If you can wait, wait. If you want it now, just pull the trigger and do it.

First you need to figure out what you are looking to do. Is it just for gaming? If so, then the I5 Intel 2500K is a good choice.

Do you want to overclock? That will determine your board.

Do you want to water or air cool? If not overclocking, just go air.
This argument makes a lot of sense (and most of the time, it's the best recommendation there is), but right now you'll only be waiting for about a week or two (I believe). Why not do it? It's not like it's a few months away. You said you want to build by summer, and Bulldozer will be out by then. Even if you decide not to go with a Bulldozer build, I'm willing to bet that Sandy Bridge will drop in price, which will be beneficial to you.
 
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Yet we don't even know if bulldozer will be worth waiting for.
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Do you think it's a good idea to just use a sandy bridge 2600 and then upgrade it once something newer comes out? I don't think I should put off looking for parts / building for a few months just because something might be coming out...
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Do you think it's a good idea to just use a sandy bridge 2600 and then upgrade it once something newer comes out? I don't think I should put off looking for parts / building for a few months just because something might be coming out...
That's what i would do. I mean, you lose a little money over that, but at least you'll have a badass computer in the meantime before LGA2011 comes out. Plus, if you enjoy putting together the computer (like i do), you can have a teardown/build later when 2011 comes out!
    
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Do you think it's a good idea to just use a sandy bridge 2600 and then upgrade it once something newer comes out? I don't think I should put off looking for parts / building for a few months just because something might be coming out...
Okay slow down there dude. You should just go with a 2500K build. Gaming now isn't going to use 8 cores. That way you save some dough when upgrading. I recommend you go with a setup like this:

CPU: 2500K
Mobo: P8P67 Deluxe
RAM: 8GB of something
PSU: ~1500W (overkill I know... this way you don't need to potentially buy a new one if you upgrade. Best investment if you have the money)
GPU: Single 580 for now, more in the future.
HDD: Just get one of the newest larger capacity SSDs and you can migrate that to the upgrade should you do so. Maybe a terabyte or two for media.

This way when you upgrade, you only have to replace the CPU, Mobo, and RAM. I'm doing that now and it's only $500. After I sell the old stuff I'll only have really spent ~$250.
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If you are only using it for gaming and not something like rendering a 2600 is prob overkill. go with the 2500k
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Okay slow down there dude. You should just go with a 2500K build. Gaming now isn't going to use 8 cores. That way you save some dough when upgrading. I recommend you go with a setup like this:

CPU: 2500K
Mobo: P8P67 Deluxe
RAM: 8GB of something
PSU: ~1500W (overkill I know... this way you don't need to potentially buy a new one if you upgrade. Best investment if you have the money)
GPU: Single 580 for now, more in the future.
HDD: Just get one of the newest larger capacity SSDs and you can migrate that to the upgrade should you do so. Maybe a terabyte or two for media.

This way when you upgrade, you only have to replace the CPU, Mobo, and RAM. I'm doing that now and it's only $500. After I sell the old stuff I'll only have really spent ~$250.
580SLI pulls like 850w maxwhy on earth would he need 1500w? that's just pointless. With his multi monitor setup, sli 580 will easily handle anything easily.

Unless OP is plugging his microwave, toaster and fridge into his PSU then he doesn't need anywhere near 1500w.
    
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