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Do you reckon i could average 60fps on battlefield 3 with a 570?
No idea that game isn't out yet. But that game would be easily playable I would believe. Just think about that $150 price difference.... to me...it would not be worth it.
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I love reading these threads, so much great advice - peppered with so many personal preferences My build is extremely budget, and this forum helped so much. There a def better PSU's you can get at better prices. I was looking at the Razor stuff myself, but I'm budget strapped so most of my stuff is Logitech, and works really well. As far as cases go, you will be looking at it all day, so it has to be up to YOUR standard. You can only look at a butt-ugly case for so long b4 you have to get something more aesthetically pleasing. I bought a NZXT m59 for the window, and 6 months later I'm really looking at the haf 912. Seems the recurring theme through all these threads though is..... pay attention to your PSU!!! Oh, and MB vrm's. Other than that it seems whatever you like and need go for, but man you get some ragging for crappy power supplies and not doin' homework on whether your motherboard can handle your cpu demands. A case is a case is a case. Just don't do what I did, and choose a case purely on looks
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What will you be mainly using the rig for? gaming, rendering, graphics design etc?
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What will you be mainly using the rig for? gaming, rendering, graphics design etc?
Looks like gaming to me.
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I believe the following amendments could be made, based on the assumption that you don't do insane overclocks (the cheaper cooler, but good costerformance).
Also the HAF 922 is just a better all around case, the antecs are really getting out dated (bad cable management, no psu options)
According to http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...omparison.html unless there are some certain features that you want, the P8P67 pro should be fine. (The only reason for the ws is tri sli, in which case you will definitely want to get a better psu)
The 2500k instead of the 2600k, unless you do some hard core multi tasking, do video encoding, or some other task that requires the extra threads.
The Antec TruePower is something that was reccomending on this forum by a few people, and the reviews seam solid. Just because the watts may be lower than the one you picked, quality is what counts, and more than likely the psu you pick is exaggerated.
Also, 4gigs of ram is enough for a gaming rig (you will never see it reach 75%
Also another word of advice that others have stated, that "gaming" gear is just crap, go logitec man!

Last thing I promise, I would get a SATA dvd writer, as I doubt any mobo you can find has IDE.


Antec ATX TruePower 750W$139.00$12.64$139.00
CoolerMaster RC-922M-KKNI HAF Black Case$128.00$11.64$128.00
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Universal Cooler $32.00$2.91$32.00
Intel Core i5 2500K Processor LGA1155 3.3GHz CPU$219.00$19.91$219.00
Asus P8P67 PRO V3 L1155 P67 4x DDR3 SATA3 SATA2 eSATA RAID Firewire U$225.00$20.45$225.00
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Looks like gaming to me.
well in that case I'll make my recommendations to reflect that. lol

Get the 2500k instead of the 2600k, If your not going to utilize th HT then there is no point getting it.

Majority of the P67 run very similiar and most if not all overclock the same, so it basically comes down to user preferences. Instead of the Deluxe I would recommend the Gigabyte P67 UD4 or the Asus P8p67 pro. And if you on budget then the Asrock p67 extreme4.

4GB of ram is more than enough for gaming, save the money and invest it elsewhere, maybe a better cpu cooler.

On that note, the thermalright Silver arrow and noctua Dh-14 are the best air coolers around. Both are very close in terms of performance. If your on budget then the Coolermaster 212+ is an excellent bacng for buck cooler.

Maybe you could get a better case, something like a HAF 932 or something (not so familiar on cases)

Swap the WD blue for a couple of Samsung F3's either 500gb or 1tb each, They are the fastest mechanical drives around. Also sata 3 on HDD's is just a gimick, no HDD can even reach the bandwith of sata 2.

Ditch the Pioneer IDE drive, because im pretty sure that the p67 mobo's don't have IDE connection.

Again ditch the vertex 2 for a Crucial c300, with the sata 3 support that it has, it should perform better than the vertex 2. THere are new SSD;'s opn the market so have a look at the SSD section, if your not on a budget then maybe look at the vertex 3 or the crucial M4.

Now finally the PSU, depending on whether or not you want to do SLI or single card setup a good quality brand is essential. Antec, Corsair and seasonic are brands that are very good. For a single card mode a 650w PSU is enough and for SLI 850w. A GTX580 with an overclocked i7 would run perfectly fine off 550w. SLI would run perfectly fine off probably 750w-850w. Tri SLI would work fine off 950-1000w.

Not so sure about the monitor, but if your not looking for multi monitor setup then there would be no reason to get 580 SLI unles your gaming at 2560x1600 or three monitor surround, just something to think about.
Edited by munaim1 - 5/22/11 at 8:05pm
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