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post #11 of 49
if you are getting the 980X why not get the 990X? faster, newer, better for the same price. another option is the 2600K. those perform close to the 980X and overclock like a beast.
and yea I would recommend the 970 if he doesn't overclock. saves a lot of money and could use that extra cash to upgrade video card to a quadro if he do professional stuffs, or better geforce, like a GTX 560 Ti in SLI
Edited by james8 - 6/8/11 at 7:43am
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He is a programmer, no need for 580s...?
    
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OK, so my friend has asked me to build him a PC. I essentially have no budget as he says he has a free €20,000 (£17,856) (being a programmer, he probably gets paid very well), but would prefer if it stayed under €3000 (£2678). This is what I have so far:

Processor: Intel CORE i7-980X Extreme (Six-Core) - £810
Motherboard: Asus Rampage III Extreme X58 LGA1366 - £269.80
Memory: G.Skill 4GB DDR3-1333 (x4 Modules) - £32.87 per Module
Case: Cooler Master HAF X - £139.98
Hard Drive: WD 2TB 3.5" SATA-III 6Gb/s - £119.81
HDD 2: WD 300GB 3.5" SATA-II Velociraptor 10,000RPM - £129.29
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W Modular - £121.99
Graphics Card: Gigabyte GTX460 OC 1GB SLI - £148.96 per Card
SSD: OCZ Vertex 2E 90GB 2.5" SATA-II (Boot Drive) - £134.98
Cooling: Corsair H70 Water Cooling - £89.99
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TOTAL: £2245.24
Here are a few hours changes. Go with a 2600k over the 2600k. Also if you do get the 980 then you need to.go.with triple channel.memory. also 460 slightly off the bat is never a good idea. Not only are try underpowered cards they are going to have horrible resale value. Go with best single gpu format that you can afford. Get a single 580 if you can afford it get two. We'll power supply wise I would go with the xfx pro 850 or if you want to spend a little more go.with the aax850.
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Like these guys are saying: Switch the 980x for the 2600k with a premium mobo, and get some gtx580 sli going.

Change your PSU to the Corsair ax1200

Change the case to the Fractal Design Xl

Don't waste any money on the velociraptor. They really aren't worth it and will likely be phased out in the near future because of their cost to capacity ratio is about to be surpassed by SSD's which are cooler, quieter, cheaper to make and a heck of a lot faster.
You have no need for an ax1200... unless you are going 4to way sli don't do it. And Teresa is no need for the velocirptor. Ssds run cooler and are def faster. For storage I would go with raid 0 samsung f3 1 tbs for great storage and also amazing speed.
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post #14 of 49
i would personally go with something like this,



Hope you like

edit: i know the psu is overkill but why not, power will always be there if needed.
Edited by Collins00 - 6/8/11 at 8:02am
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i would personally go with something like this,



Hope you like

edit: i know the psu is overkill but why not, power will always be there if needed.
this.its perfect for him
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Why not get the ax?? Because it is a complete waste of money. No need for more than a 750...
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Why not get the ax?? Because it is a complete waste of money. No need for more than a 750...
Money is obviously not an issue with a budget of 3000. Plus it comes in at well under budget, so why not?
post #18 of 49
Keep in mind, this guy is programmer, he probably has multiple monitors, and his computer is for professional real world use, not spending all day benching or trying to get 2-3 more fps in his favorite game.

The build above is flawed in these areas: 2500k (a 2600k would be better because he could utilize the extra threads), the mobo is way overkill, a p8p67 pro is more realistic, the AX1200 is DEFINITELY overkill, an intel SSD would be a better option for reliability, and I would personally show the guy what cases are available to him, as he needs to choose what he will look at every day.
Edited by Omega329 - 6/8/11 at 8:24am
    
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Money is obviously not an issue with a budget of 3000. Plus it comes in at well under budget, so why not?
Regardless of if you can afford it or nit you are wasting money. I have a hundred dollar bill. Does that mean I can blow my nose in it and throw it away?? No. Wasting money is wasting money regardless of if you can afford to
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Regardless of if you can afford it or nit you are wasting money. I have a hundred dollar bill. Does that mean I can blow my nose in it and throw it away?? No. Wasting money is wasting money regardless of if you can afford to
Agreed, there is a reason why rich people stay rich......
    
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