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post #1 of 12
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Thanks to everyone who responded, and especially to CRosko42. I'm thinking I'll go with the build he posted since it's much better than the one I constructed and posted here.

The build CRosko42 posted:
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Originally Posted by CRosko42 View Post

CPU: 2500k $219.99

Mobo: ASUS P8P67 DELUXE $224.99

GPU: Galaxy GTX580 454.99 -$20 rebate using promo code NEGTX581 = 434.99 - $40 MIR = $394.99

Ram: GSKill Ripjaws X Turbulence II Series 2133 cl9 1.5V $99.99

PSU: Seasonic X750 Gold $159.99

Cooler: NH-D14 79.99

HD: F3 1tb $59.99

Comes out to 1299.93 Before MIR, 1259.93 After MIR.

Edited by ACertainGamingEnthusiast - 7/23/11 at 6:41pm
    
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post #2 of 12
wait for bulldozer or get an intel i5-2500k. If you use that build you are buying 2 year old tech which is not what you want when building a dream computer.

In case you didnt know, check slickdeals.net everyday because they have some BOMB deal come up for pc parts. eg: Radeon 6850 for $125 with dirt3 and shogun 2, 16gb ddr3 for $110, Corsair PSUs, etc.
Edited by 96shox - 7/23/11 at 5:19pm
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post #3 of 12
This would be my build

CPU: 2500k $219.99

Mobo: ASUS P8P67 DELUXE $224.99

GPU: Galaxy GTX580 454.99 -$20 rebate using promo code NEGTX581 = 434.99 - $40 MIR = $394.99

Ram: GSKill Ripjaws X Turbulence II Series 2133 cl9 1.5V $99.99

PSU: Seasonic X750 Gold $159.99

Cooler: NH-D14 79.99

HD: F3 1tb $59.99

Comes out to 1299.93 Before MIR, 1259.93 After MIR. Use the remaining money to pick out a case you like (a lot of it is personal preference.)

Any money left over go with a recent sata III SSD for a boot drive.

Could also go with something like the 580 lightning 3gb version but it would leave you tight on money for a case.
Edited by CRosko42 - 7/23/11 at 5:55pm
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post #4 of 12
You should wait for Bulldozer or go for Sandy bridge platform, for a dream pc get rid of the HDD and get a SSD and 1TB hard drive with 16mb of cache.
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post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CRosko42 View Post
This would be my build

CPU: 2500k $219.99

Mobo: ASUS P8P67 DELUXE $224.99

GPU: Galaxy GTX580 454.99 -$20 rebate using promo code NEGTX581 = 434.99 + $40 MIR = $394.99

Ram: GSKill Ripjaws X Turbulence II Series 2133 cl9 1.5V $99.99

PSU: Seasonic X750 Gold $159.99

Cooler: NH-D14 79.99

HD: F3 1tb $59.99

Comes out to 1299.93 Before MIR, 1259.93 After MIR. Use the remaining money to pick out a case you like (a lot of it is personal preference.)

Any money left over go with a recent SSD for a boot drive.

Could also go with something like the 580 lightning 3gb version but it would leave you tight on money for a case.
This helps me out a lot. Thanks much~

I see for the RAM, the set comes with two 2Gigs, but would having four more gigs of RAM help the performance of the build? That is if it's noticeable.
    
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post #6 of 12
get a better psu. there's lots of reviews saying it's unreliable and failing

bulldozer cpu's coming out soon or just get 2500k
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by ACertainGamingEnthusiast View Post
This helps me out a lot. Thanks much~

I see for the RAM, the set comes with two 2Gigs, but would having four more gigs of RAM help the performance of the build? That is if it's noticeable.
Not for general use/gaming. More only helps if you end up running out of useable memory. Unless you do a lot of editing huge pictures or CAD, ect, you will be better served by a fast 4gb kit than a slow 8gb kit.

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Originally Posted by itzzjason View Post
get a better psu. there's lots of reviews saying it's unreliable and failing
I am assuming you are referring to the OP's first psu right? The psu I posted is considered one of the best of the best.
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post #8 of 12
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Alright, thanks again CRosko42.

Would the current case I've chosen be able to fit these parts, or should I invest in a full-sized case?

And also, in reference to the memory standard of the ASUS P8P67, I've heard overclocking makes your computer unstable. But I wouldn't know enough on the subject to know much about overclocking and the effects it has on computers, as I've only just heard about it 3 days ago.
    
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by ACertainGamingEnthusiast View Post
Alright, thanks again CRosko42.

Would the current case I've chosen be able to fit these parts, or should I invest in a full-sized case?

And also, in reference to the memory standard of the ASUS P8P67, I've heard overclocking makes your computer unstable. But I wouldn't know enough on the subject to know much about overclocking and the effects it has on computers, as I've only just heard about it 3 days ago.
Overclocking is actually a performance increase, assuming you make sure your components are stable at those speeds.

The ram will be fine running at the rated speeds, voltages, and timings. The CPU will be easily kept cool by the cooler I recommended (top air cooler, next best thing to full on watercooling). The only thing you need deal with is overclocking the CPU. There is a whole intel CPU section that will help you step by step if you post a thread there once you get everything up and running at stock speeds.

The 1155 platform is a breeze to overclock, back in the day overclocking was difficult, now it's as easy as upping the multiplier and playing with the vcore of your chip. So long as you stay within intel's limits for temperature and voltage, there is no damage you can do while overclocking.
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post #10 of 12
Don't get an 1100t, get a 2500k or 2600k because that 1100t is a lot slower than last gen i7. Or, you could wait until bulldozer because it seems promising. But as of now, a 2500k/2600k will do much more justice than the 1100t.
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