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I'm pretty sure my motherboard went to motherboard heaven. I'll do more testing tomorrow.. So I suppose I should take advantage of the situation. This just happens to be a perfect excuse to upgrade and pretty much do a complete system overhaul. I skimped out last time on my motherboard to save a measly $30 at the time. I'm totally regretting that decision right about now.

I'd like a solid overclocker. I dont need to hit that magic 5ghz mark however it would be nice to know that my components would be capable. I'd be happy with the 4-4.5ghz rage. Suggestions appreciated. This is what I have so far.



Update: I decided to go with a 2500k from microcenter for 179.99 instead of the 2600k.

So that would bring me to $1124.93 total. <<< I'd really like to get this under the 1k mark.
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1155 is dual channel right ram? You have triple channel ram picked. Someone correct me?
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Seagate 120GB Seagate 750GB LG GGC-H20LK BluRay/HD-DVD Stock Cooling 
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Originally Posted by Sistum Id View Post
1155 is dual channel right ram? You have triple channel ram picked. Someone correct me?
Hmm.. I could be mistaken here. Looking into it right now
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2500k @ 4.6ghz Asus P8P67 Pro EVGA SC GTX 570 G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3 2133 8GB [2 x 4GB] 
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post #4 of 38
The ram. You can do much better. Dual channel 8 gig for around 60.
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post #5 of 38
if you go for microcenter and buy it as a combo sometime today or tomorrow you can get 40 off a mobo. including that p8p67 pro, deluxe, z68xp-ud3. You'll have 3 days to pick it up. Also, EVGA has a 10% off deal from their facebook page which should bring 370 down to around 300. so right off the bat you save 100 bucks
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OCZ Vertex2 Extended 120, Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LITEON 24x Internal DVD/CD Writer Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit 
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I would drop the ssd and put that money to a GTX 580 and maybe drop the 2600k to a 2500k.
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Toshiba 128GB SSD x 3 RAID 0 WD 1TB Single Fan Windows 8.1 x 64 Pro 
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17.3 1920x1980 Steel Series Gaming Backlit 102 keys Brick Dynaudio Tech 
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e Gigabyte 780G MA78GM-US2H ATI Radeon HD 3200 G Skill. 2 x 1 GB @ 1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 120GB Seagate 750GB LG GGC-H20LK BluRay/HD-DVD Stock Cooling 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional x86 Samsung HL56A650 56in DLP Logitech Mini diNovo COOLMAX CX-400B 
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post #7 of 38
dual channel for 1155 and I believe a 6950 2gb should get that price down closer to $1k.

Nice build

EDIT: Do you need a 120gb ssd? if not you could always get a smaller capacity one, better yet why not have a look at the for sale section for some of the items that you are looking, especially the GPU. I have seen some awesome deals in for sale section, have a look and you might be suprised with what you find

EDIT: XSPC Raza Kit RX240 for $160 --> http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/xsra750rxwak.html
Edited by munaim1 - 7/16/11 at 10:54pm
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post #8 of 38
I think GTX570 is not worth its price. You should go with GTX580 if you want to max out every possible game.
I also wouldn't recommend OCZ SSD because they aren't reliable. You don't want your SSD to be dead one day. Go with intel 510 series.
Your selected RAM is triple-channel. You need dual-channel to run properly on your mobo. Go with 8GB kit for future proofing.
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8gb Ripjaw X 2133 Kit (4GBx2) for 99$ /w a 30$ Instant Rebate /w a 25$ promo code. Gfg deal, I love the ram. 74$ total for a nice set of ram!
 
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post #10 of 38
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Alright heres an update.

I dropped down to a 2500k.

Anyone recommend a dual channel 8gb kit?

As far as the microcenter deal I didnt come across anything on their website about it? Unless I'm blind I cant find it?

As far as the 120gb SSD. I have a few games that I play plus with all my other software I think 64gb would be pushing it. Any recommended SSDs?

570gtx vs 580gtx is there much of a difference? I game at 1920x1200.

I'll be browsing the sale section tomorrow. I'd like to maybe get this build on the roll in a few days.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k @ 4.6ghz Asus P8P67 Pro EVGA SC GTX 570 G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3 2133 8GB [2 x 4GB] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial M4 128gb, x2 WD6400AAKS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Samsung SyncMaster T240 Silverstone DA800 800w 
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Lian Li PC-A70B 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k @ 4.6ghz Asus P8P67 Pro EVGA SC GTX 570 G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3 2133 8GB [2 x 4GB] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial M4 128gb, x2 WD6400AAKS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Samsung SyncMaster T240 Silverstone DA800 800w 
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Lian Li PC-A70B 
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