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post #11 of 92
with what i picked out he can do 2 570s and some pretty beastly items in his budget.
    
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Please spend at least 400 dollars on the case.

The case makes the computer..
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post #13 of 92
http://tinyurl.com/falconguide

1200 and 1300 watts wow guys?

http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...alculator.html

I still think you should do your own research if you plan on wasting 2500 bucks cause you didn't do your research properly...

though heres some pointers what not to do imo

Dont get Intel i7 2600k cause you wont benefit from hyper threading plus it generate more heat = less overclock.
Maxium 8GB of ram if you need more buy it later.
Get the Case you want.... again do your research
Power supply: http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...alculator.html
Stay clear of VelociRaptor drives just get a SSD instead.

"Take all "internet forum advice" with a grain of salt. Do your own research to find out what best suits your needs. No one cares more about you than you yourself, so do not get trciked into getting/doing something you will regret" Quote from Falcon guides.

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post #14 of 92
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What do you guys think about this motherboard to futureproof myself?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157263
post #15 of 92
2500k
GTX 5 series SLI
8GB RAM max
Good quality PSU

Overkill isn't always better when you could save $700+ and upgrade next year with the savings.
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post #16 of 92
Wouldn't EXACTLY call it a futureproof but heck it's aight try the sabertooth that thing is BEAST!
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post #17 of 92
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Originally Posted by problemgaming View Post
What do you guys think about this motherboard to futureproof myself?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157263
overkill you can't really future proof a build sorry that's how it works.
post #18 of 92
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Originally Posted by Casz View Post
overkill you can't really future proof a build sorry that's how it works.
But is it possible to use the pci express 3.0 x16 slots and speed up a card that runs on a 2.0?
post #19 of 92
Future proofing is garbage in PC builds. However, having PCI 3.0 is as close as you'll get to future proofing i suppose. the P67 boards with PCI 3.0 are fine too, z68 has stuff you dont need, like ssd caching and onboard video.

speaking of ssd's... GET AN SSD. i did an 1100$ build and got a vertex 3 120gb for 250$. it was DEFINITELY worth it. if you have 2500$ and you DONT get an SSD, i'd probably hang my head in shame for you. It's the LARGEST noticeable upgrade a computer can get these days and it destroys even two raptors in RAID 0
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post #20 of 92
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Originally Posted by problemgaming View Post
But is it possible to use the pci express 3.0 x16 slots and speed up a card that runs on a 2.0?
no, not right now anyway. Cards haven't hit the ability to need the PCI speed yet. 2 or 3 generations of GPUs and it'll begin to be useful. in other words, the transfer between the card and the mobo is not the bottleneck yet.
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