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i'm planning to build my my first real gaming rig and i'm just a typical gamer but i want my games to be all maxed out when i play (hehe) so i want you guys to rate if this, build is ok

CPU: Intel i5 2500K
MoBo: Asus P8P67 Pro
GPU: MSI R6970 Lightning or GTX570 TwinFrozrIII PE or Asus GTX570/6970DirectCU II What to choose?
RAM: 4gbx2 G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 CL8
HDD: 1TB WD Caviar Black
PSU: Corsair HX750
Casing: CM Storm Enforcer
Cooler: Antec Kuhler H2O 620

I did some revisions, and now, I'm just thinking over what GPU to choose? Radeon or Nvidia. BTW, I like PhysX, though i've seen videos of CPU PhysX with ATI Cards.

And also, which is better at 3D?
Edited by exodia8080 - 7/28/11 at 2:54am
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Originally Posted by exodia8080 View Post
i'm planning to build my my first real gaming rig and i'm just a typical gamer but i want my games to be all maxed out when i play (hehe) so i want you guys to rate if this, build is ok

CPU: Intel i5 2500K
MoBo: Asus P8P67 Pro
GPU: GTX 580 (MSI Lightning or Asus Matrix?)
RAM: 4gbx2 G.Skill Sniper 1600 CL9 1.25v or Ripjaws?
SSD: (need suggestions)
HDD: 1TB WD Caviar Blue
PSU: Corsair HX650 or GS700 or TX750v2?
Casing: CM Storm Enforcer (is this case ok?)

i'm torn between those psus, i kinda don't know how they differ, but is it better to get the modular one or the non-mod?
and also about the other parts, if you could suggest others, please do so.

regarding memories, what does those CL# do? (CL9, 8, 7,...)

my budget's around $2k so i hope that above won't reach it,
I could (and have) built rigs very similar to that for $1200 using Combos/sales/open box. You should be able to have a lot left to use for upgrades next year or go on vacation
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Well, i can tell you that's % 467 better than mine
As for the ssd, OCZ offers sata 3 with over 500mb/s of read/write rate i believe.
Edited by Poptarts - 7/17/11 at 11:05am
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I could (and have) built rigs very similar to that for $1200 using Combos/sales/open box. You should be able to have a lot left to use for upgrades next year or go on vacation
1200, wow! so how would you rate the performance? and do you have parts that you;d like to replace or suggest?
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Well, i can tell you that's % 467 better than mine
oh, i see. hehehe, now i need suggestions regarding brand preferences and how'd you rate this rig's performance?
post #6 of 17
get the Corsair TX750 one, they are very reliable PSUs and very clean, good choice. The CL stuff are they RAM timings, i.e. how many times the data goes round in the cycle or whatever. Something like that

Edit:

Solid build, maybe push yourself for a Caviar Black instead of the Blue? but overall, not a bad build
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post #7 of 17
I have herd bad things about the cooler master v8. I know it looks nice but I would try to go with something diffrent.
post #8 of 17
Your rig will play all games maxed out. If you SLI, it basically be a 590 and will at least last a few years. And if you care about cable management inside the case,get a modular power supply and if you want to sli in the future, you should buy the 750 or 850w psus.
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1200, wow! so how would you rate the performance? and do you have parts that you;d like to replace or suggest?
I go where the deals are, but I'll list a few just so you can get an idea.

2500k $193 shipped from Tiger Direct using a discount code
GTX580 $360 shipped Open Box from Newegg
Asus P8P67 $71.99 shipped Open box from Newegg
MSI P67A-GD65 $100 shipped from Ebay
MSI P67A-GD55 $75 shipped from Ebay
4GB G Skill DDR3 $33 shipped from Newegg using discount code
Hyper 212+ cooler $20 shipped from refurbished at Cooler Master

There are great deals out there. I rarely, if ever, pay regular price on anything computer related and that includes chairs, monitors, mice, etc
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Intel 2500k Asus P8P67 Galaxy GTX580 8GB G Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel 80 gb SSD, Raptor 150 Windows 7 Home Premium 24" Samsung LCD Saitek Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouse
PCP&C 750W Antec P180 Logitech MX-510 blue 
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Intel 2500k Asus P8P67 Galaxy GTX580 8GB G Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel 80 gb SSD, Raptor 150 Windows 7 Home Premium 24" Samsung LCD Saitek Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouse
PCP&C 750W Antec P180 Logitech MX-510 blue 
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post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by XFZhong View Post
get the Corsair TX750 one, they are very reliable PSUs and very clean, good choice. The CL stuff are they RAM timings, i.e. how many times the data goes round in the cycle or whatever. Something like that

Edit:

Solid build, maybe push yourself for a Caviar Black instead of the Blue? but overall, not a bad build
ok, i'll go for black, another forumer from my other thread suggested samsung f3? how's that one?

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I have herd bad things about the cooler master v8. I know it looks nice but I would try to go with something diffrent.
oh i see, any suggestions? replacement?

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Originally Posted by Poptarts View Post
Your rig will play all games maxed out. If you SLI, it basically be a 590 and will at least last a few years. And if you care about cable management inside the case,get a modular power supply and if you want to sli in the future, you should buy the 750 or 850w psus.
a modular 750 or 850? hmmm. for future purposes? will a 750 be enough for two 580s? two 580's would be comparable to a 590? i got confused. hehehe.
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