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My friend already has a pretty nice rig u know? i5-750, 5850CF, 8GB DDR3/1600, Creative X-Fi Xtreme Audio, Lots of storage, Blu-Ray Burner... But of course, he is going to sell it off to a friend... That is actually the rig I built him, but then you know he messed around with it a bit, upgraded it and stuff... And let me tell you this guy is the HARDEST guy to talk to I swear... He is so n00b when it comes to stuff and asks me stupid questions and to top it off, he is a total fanboy for like the most gimmicky crap... So in an attempt to get him off my back I just want to finalize the build, so here we go...

Overall Requirments
  • Gaming-PC
  • $2300 max, but I think 2K is fine...
  • Has to max out games for at least 2 years @ 1080p, and then can slide on medium for the 3rd year. However, if it could max it out then too...
  • Great sound quality!

Thoughts
CPU ~2500K/2600K~ but at this budget I think 2600K is the way to go...
Mobo ~p8p67 pro/p67 sabertooth~ usb 3.0 front header, and just a well built board really...
RAM ~vengeance 8GB DDR3/1600~ he can't get ripjaws x...
GPU ~gtx560ti 2gb SLI~ just a beastly setup at a good price would be nice...
Sound Card ~creative sb x-fi titanium~ needs to be good for bf3, hence creative, and needs to do his ie8's and pc360's justice...
SSD ~crucial m4 128gb~ reliable, fast, around 120gb?
HDD ~3x1tb raid5~ reliable, 1.5tb-2tb, somewhat fast
Blu-Ray Burner ~Lite-On iHAS122-04~ blu-ray burner, fast
PSU ~Antec High Current Gamer 750W~ reliable, enough power
Case ~Not sure...~ USB 3.0, black inside, professional looking, good airflow, not too loud
CPU Cooler ~Not sure either...~ needs to be silent and get a hefty OC
Fan Controller ~Sentry 2~

What do you guys think?
Edited by stinky - 7/16/11 at 10:10am
post #2 of 16
Im not sure about this but you might want to go a little higher on the PSU, like 850w.
Corsair's AX850 Gold is fully modular and it performs really well.

Get a high air flow case since the GTX 560 Ti dont dump the heat in the back of the case like the 570 or 580.

Unless you really need to burn Blu-Ray, i would go with just a reader and not a burner.

HDD go with WD, Caviar black.

My 2 cents
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I would go with the Corsair liquid cooling for the CPU, but that's my 2 cents...
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i just did my build for 2k, in my sig, the haf 932 is really great i love it has great air flow. i don't have the 2gb 560 ti but my 1gb stays cool enough. the cooler i used is noctua c14 and it works great for me. i'm at 4.5 and really temp is not going anywhere high. i chose the c14 with my board though because it's a downdraft, d14 is real good too. definitely go for the 2600k. also the spinpoint f3's, i have two and they're really great fast and reliable. i have no complaints. and what cbz said, why spend the extra money on a bluray burner?
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CPU: He may as well get the best of the best with this kind of budget, and he'll eventually find out he got the best sandy bridge CPU he could've got at that time

GPU: He doesn't need 2GB 560 TI's unless he runs more than 1 monitor imo, the difference between 1GB vs 2GB is very small.

CPU Cooler: The newly released Corsair H80 seems to be pretty good, I'm sure he'll absolutely love you even more when you say you got him water cooling ^^
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Yeah, i have a 1gb 560 Ti and use dual monitor 1080p, no problem. i love it. so if that's what he's gonna do it's good for that. maybe an upgrade to a better card if you want more performance like a 570, newegg looks like it has some good cards on sale.
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Why not slash some of the budget and get a really nice mech keyboard, mouse, and mousepad? Not a big fan of creative sound cards myself (or creative anything, really)
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christ thanks... im the friend he is talking abt...
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christ thanks... im the friend he is talking abt...
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CPU: If he's not doing anything besides gaming then i5 is all he needs.
GPU: 6970's SLI are probably better than any SLI setup except the 580's. And even then that's a matter of preference.
Sound card: check the section here on OCN for a budget (use leftovers for soundcard, i like auzentech myself).
SSD ~crucial m4 128gb~ just installed one of these on a computer. works better than my vertex 2 (the old vertex 2, not the new buggy ones)
HDD ~why 3 ? 2 is fine.
Case: in the online deals section here, there are haf 932's going for 80 and haf x going for 130. you won't find em for any cheaper anywhere else. great deals.
CPU Cooler: everyone loves the noctua cooler, (no hyper 212) since you have the budget...

keyboard: try a das professional silent or if you've got leftover money from budget, a filco. lifechanging. browns or blacks keys, depending on what type of games you play. mouse: depends on grip. mousepad: depends on mouse. mouse/pad should add up to around 50-100, keyboard 100-150.
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