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This is what I have so far, http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=16706545

add $186 because i'm getting the 2500k from microcenter for $180 + tax

so that comes out to $973.41 before tax and shipping for the parts in newegg, and after it puts to me ~$1040. Is it possible to spend a bit less on this? I want to be able to SLI the 570 eventually, so I'm more comfortable keeping that 750w psu, and it seems to be the best for the price. Wherever I look it seems like I have the best for the price and can't spend less, but would like suggestions for you all thanks
post #2 of 25
I would ditch that GTX 570, it's a noise/heat champion and could almost be a first gen Fermi. Get a reference one and be happy!
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get a 560ti
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I'm going to use this rig to play(hopefully max) BF3 at 1080p with no AA, is a gtx 560 ti strong enough for that?
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Personally I would either go with the Asus P8P67 Pro, Gigabyte P67 UD4 or the Asrock P67 extreme4. Also I would ditch those mushkins and get the RipjawX, red or blue looks better

You could even get the 4GB version which only costs about $37.
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I would ditch that GTX 570, it's a noise/heat champion and could almost be a first gen Fermi. Get a reference one and be happy!
What exactly is a reference GPU?
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Personally I would either go with the Asus P8P67 Pro, Gigabyte P67 UD4 or the Asrock P67 extreme4. Also I would ditch those mushkins and get the RipjawX, red or blue looks better

You could even get the 4GB version which only costs about $37.
Well doing either suggestions would just increase the price, which is the opposite of what i'm trying to do :/
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What exactly is a reference GPU?
A reference card is one that is built based on the chipset manufacturer's (NVIDIA, ATI/AMD) designs. Non-reference designs are potentially improved designs.

From what I gather, the biggest gains to be had by going non-reference are cooling and quietness, depending on the specific model. For example, I got an MSI Twin Frozr III R6950 2GB instead of a reference 6950 2GB. It was slightly more expensive, but the cooling is much better and much less noisy. Not only is this convenient, but it will allow for more overclocking.
    
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That's an absolutely solid build. The heatsink is meh at best, but otherwise absolutely solid.

Swap out for this reference GPU (saves you some cash there). It'll probably cool better being reference, as you'll have the vapor chamber. PNY makes solid cards too.

Then swap down to 2x2GB of RAM instead of 2x4GB if you need to save some more. Add another kit later if you feel you need more RAM. That particular kit, I have 2 of them, and they do 2133 stable @ 9-11-9-28 timings, 1.65v.
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That's an absolutely solid build. The heatsink is meh at best, but otherwise absolutely solid.

Swap out for this reference GPU (saves you some cash there). It'll probably cool better being reference, as you'll have the vapor chamber. PNY makes solid cards too.

Then swap down to 2x2GB of RAM instead of 2x4GB if you need to save some more. Add another kit later if you feel you need more RAM. That particular kit, I have 2 of them, and they do 2133 stable @ 9-11-9-28 timings, 1.65v.
I considered that before, but I was told reference gtx 570's had a problem where they eventually failed..and they run hot.
Edited by shamamalama - 7/25/11 at 6:44pm
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