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It would be better to go with the SLI 570's at this point. One 590 isn't gonna run everything on max like he wants it (and besides, more cost effective as well).
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With that kind of budget, you should really talk him into either a Gforce 3D setup for gaming, or an Eyefinity AMD/ATI setup with two graphics cards in Crossfire and three monitors. If I were building a new system from scratch, I would definitely go for one or the other. Both are cutting edge, and I would definitely suffer from buyers remorse when I was done and saw other peoples systems in 3D or using Eyefinity.

AMD says you can set up a great eyefinity system using only one graphics card (although I bet not using 3 x 1080p without two graphics cards).

I'm using two 27" monitors right now but I would gladly give them up for 3 24" monitors so I could use Eyefinity.
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post #13 of 39
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It would be better to go with the SLI 570's at this point. One 590 isn't gonna run everything on max like he wants it (and besides, more cost effective as well).
the 590 is about on par with SLI 570s... And since the OP is asking about a build for his friend I assume this friend needs help in which case he's not gonna take the 570s to the max so they could beat a 590.
 
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the 590 is about on par with SLI 570s... And since the OP is asking about a build for his friend I assume this friend needs help in which case he's not gonna take the 570s to the max so they could beat a 590.
I think 570's stock can beat a 590 at stock, just not at resolutions requiring >1.2gb memory

480 x2 cores @ ~740mhz

vs.

512 x2 cores @ 612mhz
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post #16 of 39
$4000 is a budget?
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If his mainly gaming why the 2600k? everyone thought $4k budget so get the 2600k lol.

On that note, a p67 mobo is more than enough, I seriously doubt he will be using the on board graphics, don't know much about the ssd caching. Pour that money into SLI a couple of 580s maybe with a 2500k and p67 would do wonders!! lol

My recommendations purely for gaming would be:

Asus P8p67 pro or Gigabyte p67 ud4 mobo
i5 2500k
120 ssd (not entirely sure about the new ones yet to make a recommendation)
4GB of 1600mhz 1.5v RAM (Gskill RipjawX) - more than enough for gaming
and as explained before, get a couple of 580's or even 570s.

EDIT: For CPU cooling I would look to get the Thermalright Silver arrow or the Noctua NH-D14.
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Im in australia too and looking to build. So i know what the prices are like.

My question is does he want it for NOW? or for a while (future capable)?
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here you go


im not sure if this water cooling setup will work with LGA 1155 though
Edited by LuKrype - 6/2/11 at 11:47pm
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my rig cost 3600 all up + GST
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