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Basically my friend has 3,000 dollars to spend and wants to build the BEST computer possible.

Here is what I suggested him:

Intel 990x

ATI 6990

Asus Rampage III Extreme

Corsair 800D

850watt Corsair PSU

512G SSD

Dominator GT RAM @ 2000mhz

Any suggestions/Changes?

Also, this is my first Intel build so tell me if I screwed up on anything.

Also he is allowed to go over budget. He already is over-budget with the 512gig SSD but he doesn't really mind.
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post #2 of 27
An SSD that size is such a waste of money.
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yeah id atleast just that SSD to a 256gig that would save a TON. and what about cooling? the 800D seems like a waste of money without water.
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post #4 of 27
Probably no need for a 990x. Sandy bridge is a much better investment.
    
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post #5 of 27
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
An SSD that size is such a waste of money.
Yea I know, but he doesn't know a lot about computers and wants one SSD not two in a RAID.
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yeah id atleast just that SSD to a 256gig that would save a TON. and what about cooling? the 800D seems like a waste of money without water.
He would fill up a 256gig
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post #7 of 27
No need for a case that big. Its horrible with air cooling, and the 6990 will get hot.

I would save money on the case get something like the 650D.

Don't need a 512 gb SSD, get a 256 gb and a 1 tb hard drive.

As stated before maybe don't need such a cpu like the 990X as the new SB i7-2600k will do.

With all that money saved I would go Crossfire 6990 or SLI GTX 590. If he is a gamer this set up will get him more gain than the 990x alone. The i7-2600k is more than capable to handle any game out there, game are more gpu driven, and with top of the line quad SLI/Crossfire you can handle any game. Grab yourself a good cpu cooler and than overclock the cpu to 4.5 ghz.

Switch your PSU to a 1200 watt, and grab at least 8gb of ram.
Edited by mcc21 - 6/20/11 at 5:55pm
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post #8 of 27
i7 2600k
GTX580 Sli
256GB SSD


Take it this is a water cooled build with the 800D being in there?
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post #9 of 27
This build is a complete waste. I highly suggest that you go with a 2500k or 2600k sandy bridge chip. Unless you have some use for triple channel memory it is totally a waste.

Go check out the benchmarking threads - They limit sandy bridge chips to 48x multiplier! WHY? So the 990x owners can have their e-peen. Otherwise the 5GHz-on-air sandy chips would annihilate the much more expensive 990x chips(and crush the hearts of their owners)
post #10 of 27
Totally agree with poster above me.

Core I7 2600k
8gb RAM
256gb ssd
1tb hdd
Maximus iv mobo
3x MSI GTX 580 lightning extreme
Corsair ax1200 psu
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