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Hi! Well I'm new here and also building up my first Future proof gaming pc, I have like 1800$ (everything included from case, to aftermarket fans, every single cable) included to spend and thats it, no upgrades in very, very long time. I've been researching a lot and google tends to direct to this page a lot so I think maybe you could help a newbie geek out.

So far I thought..

I5 2500k (I really don't undestrand HT much, but I'm no video editor or anything that's why 2500k not 2600k)

570 SLI (3D gaming cuts fps in half that's why)

Corsair CMPSU-850HX 850-Watt HX Professional Series

ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z - LGA 1155 - Z68 - Republic of Gamer Series - mATX Intel Z68 Micro ATX DDR3 2200
(Seems like a good mobo for the price, but honestly, a friend pick this one, I have really little idea what makes a good motherboard looking at priceerformance ratio)

Haven't choose the case yet (People told me I should think about the case last)

Neither choose HDD but 500 gb is more than enough. A SSD would be GREAT but I think slightly out of budget

Next. RAM, is there a difference between 4 2GB chips and 2 4GB? not sure if 1333 or 1600 also..

Monitor: 3D Gaming is something I always wanted to try, and now that I've got the money is defintely my ultimate goal besides future proofing 'course.
So the 2 most viable options for me I think are ASUS VG236H or Acer GD235HZbid and nvidia 3D kit (software, glasses and imitator(?) maybe, not sure about the name)

Aftermarket fans(?) I thought I'll need them

3 months ago I didn't know anything about CPU or GPU. And this is my first purchase and I really don't want to regret about later.. So, Opinions, ideas?
post #2 of 7
CPU - 2500K is great for the price but a 2600k might come in handy later down the line because of the hyperthreading. Games will eventually utilize more than 4 cores.
Motherboard - Save your money and get an ASUS P8P67 Pro or P8Z68 Pro. You dont need the Maxiumus even though its an amazing board. Spend your money on something else you will see more of a benefit from like an ssd or better gpu.
GPU - GTX 580 with the money you saved from the Mobo
PSU - Never plan to SLI the 580s get: SILVERSTONE ST60F-P 600W
Might add another gpu then get:SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W or SILVERSTONE ST75F-P 750W
HDD - Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
SSD - Make a seperate thread, so many good ones out there, I suggest the Corsair Force Series 3 for a boot drive.
RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231445 50 bucks right now with promo code. Plenty for you.
Case - I suggest making a thread on this one too, The Haf 932 is a good case for the price especially right now. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119160

Hope that helped a bit lol.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
So that's what HT is! thank so much it really help me a lot, but my question, Can a GTX 580 handle Crysis 2 or Metro 2033 3D on high settings? some people tell me that 3D gaming is just a waste of money but others dont regret spending the cash, what do you think?
post #4 of 7
The 580 will be able to handle it, it's pretty powerful card. If you went with more monitors down the road, then you should get SLI.

I personally don't like 3D, but like you said, some people really enjoy it. It's a matter of opinion so if you want to try it out, go ahead.
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Ok.. and when games demand 6 cores procesors for high resolutions, I know the 2500k won't handle it, but what about 2600k? last queestion
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lol? no game out there will use all of the 2500k.
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x3 OCZ Vertex 2 200 gb+ 2 tb spinpoint f3 Sony bluray burner/player Windows 7 64 X3 Asus 24 inch In 3D 
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Razer Arctosa Antec 1200W x2 Lian-Li x2000 RAZER Lachesis Banshee 
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Also, make sure you purchase the 3GB version of the 580. You don't want to top out your video memory, especially if you're going to play at resolutions equal to or above 1920X1080.
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16GB Mushkin 1600 Kingston 128 GB SSD/WD 1TB SATA III Asus 24X Windows 7 Premium - 64 bit 
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RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
16GB Mushkin 1600 Kingston 128 GB SSD/WD 1TB SATA III Asus 24X Windows 7 Premium - 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
23" ASUS 120Hz (Nvidia 3D); 26" Samsung SyncMaster Razer X7 900W 80 Plus Silver Certified AZZA Full Tower 
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