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So the title pretty much says it all. I have a pretty good idea of what build Im going to assemble but wanted to get a few last minute opinions.

The build so far looks like this:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=20422527

Outside of the wishlist I plan on purchasing an i7-2600k, Corsair White 600T case, and a hyper 212+.

My only question as of now other than getting peoples opinions on swapping out parts for others is I'm debating getting the Asus Matrix Gtx 580 vs the one listed in the wish list.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...SUS-_-14121467

My Build budget is roughly $2000, my display as of this time is going to be a Vizio 42" LCD tv 1080p 120hz.

Primarily going to be built for Battlefield 3, SC2, and WoW. Mostly being built to give me the best possible performance on BF3.

Thanks in advance
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120 GB Vertex 3 SSD / Samsung F1 1TB HDD LG Supermulti DVD Drive hyper 212 evo Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 
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you could downgrade the 2600k to a 2500k. That extra 100$ could go towards a boot SSD (smallish).



EDIT: Herp derp, you already have one. Maybe get a better one... =P
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Personally, I don't like Razer products and the Lycosa and Mamba I've owned both failed and had terrible build quality. I have the mouse pad too, and it's alright. I think gaming mousepads are a little overrated however.

You don't need the SATA III Seagate drive, I'd go for the Samsung F3 1TB instead. Also, many will agree that you should buy a nice pair of headphones with a Zalman clip on mic rather than a headset, as you'll get better sound quality.

Your Blu Ray drive only reads Blu Ray drives, it can't write them. It can however read and write DVDs and CDs, so unless you wanted an extra drive, the separate DVD drive isn't necessary.

The DirectCu II GTX 580 was a great choice.
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I would go for the MSI N580GTX Lightning 1.5 GB or Gigabyte GTX 580 Super Overclock. This might be out of your price range though.

What are you going to use your Blu Ray for? Movies or? Only asking since you can always buy/download blu ray movies online. That way you could skip the drive and go for a better ssd or something

Also why ASRock P67 EXTREME4 ? Why not go for the Z67 Extreme4 ?
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The motherboard is out of stock ? Replace with Asus P8P67 Pro.
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post #6 of 7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rognin View Post
you could downgrade the 2600k to a 2500k. That extra 100$ could go towards a boot SSD (smallish).



EDIT: Herp derp, you already have one. Maybe get a better one... =P
Yea I had ~$150 left over with this build I was going to put into a larger Sata3 SSD but now looking at the matrix GTX580 I may have to allocate the extra $60 that direction

As for the CPU 2500k was the original one I had intended for this build but through some research and suggestions I've been told that the possibilities of BF3 are going to really shine with the hyper threading capabilities of the 2600k.

I might just want to rename this build "I hope to max out BF3".

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Originally Posted by axizor View Post
Personally, I don't like Razer products and the Lycosa and Mamba I've owned both failed and had terrible build quality. I have the mouse pad too, and it's alright. I think gaming mousepads are a little overrated however.

You don't need the SATA III Seagate drive, I'd go for the Samsung F3 1TB instead. Also, many will agree that you should buy a nice pair of headphones with a Zalman clip on mic rather than a headset, as you'll get better sound quality.

Your Blu Ray drive only reads Blu Ray drives, it can't write them. It can however read and write DVDs and CDs, so unless you wanted an extra drive, the separate DVD drive isn't necessary.

The DirectCu II GTX 580 was a great choice.
I have been told the samsung f3 is a solid choice and I think i'll be going that route now. What headphones in particular? I just like the floating comfort feeling of the siberias as I've owned them before.

I've heard a lot of bad things about razer in the last week and I'm definitely looking for a better option. I wanted to switch to the naga for WoW or something with a lot of buttons but I still want a mech keyboard for macroing in SC2. So I'm certainly open to suggestions on the peripherals.

I was mostly going dual-drives to keep the stress off of the blu ray drive unless im utilizing it's blu ray capabilities.

Thanks for the suggestions! keep em' comin'!
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120 GB Vertex 3 SSD / Samsung F1 1TB HDD LG Supermulti DVD Drive hyper 212 evo Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Vizio 42" 1080 120hz LCD TV Razer Blackwidow Corsair TX750 White Corsair 600T 
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Razer Naga Razer Goliathus Asus Xonar DS 7.1 
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Sandybridge i7 2600k (stock) Asrock Z67 Extreme4 Asus Matrix GTX 580 Platinum 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120 GB Vertex 3 SSD / Samsung F1 1TB HDD LG Supermulti DVD Drive hyper 212 evo Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Vizio 42" 1080 120hz LCD TV Razer Blackwidow Corsair TX750 White Corsair 600T 
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post #7 of 7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DraXe View Post
I would go for the MSI N580GTX Lightning 1.5 GB or Gigabyte GTX 580 Super Overclock. This might be out of your price range though.

What are you going to use your Blu Ray for? Movies or? Only asking since you can always buy/download blu ray movies online. That way you could skip the drive and go for a better ssd or something

Also why ASRock P67 EXTREME4 ? Why not go for the Z67 Extreme4 ?
Well within my price range but the overclocked cards from the manufacturer haven't really been my cup of tea. I want to go with the GTX580 Matrix for its easy onboard voltage tweaking and fan control and it has a standard core clock of 816mhz which would only be beaten out by the Gigabyte gtx580 but that card has been overclocked if I'm reading into both cards correctly.

Blu Ray drive might be on its way out but I might hold onto it for the blu rays my roomate has and to save the HDD space.

considering switching to this mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-250-_-Product


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The motherboard is out of stock ? Replace with Asus P8P67 Pro.
Toms hardware recommended the ASrocks
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Sandybridge i7 2600k (stock) Asrock Z67 Extreme4 Asus Matrix GTX 580 Platinum 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120 GB Vertex 3 SSD / Samsung F1 1TB HDD LG Supermulti DVD Drive hyper 212 evo Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Vizio 42" 1080 120hz LCD TV Razer Blackwidow Corsair TX750 White Corsair 600T 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Naga Razer Goliathus Asus Xonar DS 7.1 
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Hammer Time
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Sandybridge i7 2600k (stock) Asrock Z67 Extreme4 Asus Matrix GTX 580 Platinum 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120 GB Vertex 3 SSD / Samsung F1 1TB HDD LG Supermulti DVD Drive hyper 212 evo Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Vizio 42" 1080 120hz LCD TV Razer Blackwidow Corsair TX750 White Corsair 600T 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Naga Razer Goliathus Asus Xonar DS 7.1 
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