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Originally Posted by Skoobs View Post
what are you doing with that video card?

chances are you will not need the 3GB of vram, especially at 1080p. i dont even get close and i am running 2560x1600.

plus, due to the increased density of the vram in that card, it runs slightly slower than the vram in the 1.5GB version.

but honestly i would get a 1.5gb version
I must have missed that. Good call.
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post #12 of 20
Are you really gona spend that much on a case? Imo get a cheaper case and a 2600k instead.
    
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post #13 of 20
Oh, I didn't even realize the case and window. Way too much.

Get an HAF 922 if you want mid-tower, and a HAF 932/X if you want full-tower.

Also I agree 100% with what someone said about 1.5GB of VRAM is enough. I don't need to explain it any further, it's already pretty clear.

With the amount of money you'll be saving from getting a non-overpriced RAM choice, the case, and the GPU, I would recommend going SLI/XFire. 850w is a pretty good wattage for running two GPUs as well, so no need to upgrade that.
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post #14 of 20
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this any better?
post #15 of 20
Well do you plan to SLI at some point ? because an AX850 is kinda overkill , a AX750 would do tha job even if you OC CPU and GPU.

And omg where do you live ?! .. its so overpriced compared to here in canada =|

price from directcanada.com

h100 = 95$
600t = 130$
ax850 = 170$
z68 ud4 = 180$
2x4gb g.skill sniper = 60$

+shipping is free =)
Edited by DarkBlade6 - 8/1/11 at 4:17am
post #16 of 20
The Vertex 3 are kind of risky too because there are a lot of problems with the SF controllers, but if you are willing to risk it then no problem. Maybe the Intel 510's, but those are quite the price.
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post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by DarkBlade6 View Post
price from directcanada.com

h100 = 95$
600t = 130$
ax850 = 170$
z68 ud4 = 180$
2x4gb g.skill sniper = 60$
Australia, lol even though our $ is worth more then the US dollar we still pay more for parts

EG cheapist h100 in aus is $165
http://staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/sear...ro+h100&spos=1

what are the issues the sandforce controllers have?
Edited by Zyther - 8/1/11 at 5:11am
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by Invisible View Post
I dont know how Aussie currenty translates to US currency, but $149 for 8GB of RAM is insanely overpriced. And those CAS times are less than preferable.

I'd just save yourself around $80 and some 8GB DDR3 @1600 with a 9-9-9.
Those CAS times are actually quite good for 2133 ram. You can't get 4gb stick with tighter timings as stock settings at that speed.

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Originally Posted by SherrytoN View Post
The Vertex 3 are kind of risky too because there are a lot of problems with the SF controllers, but if you are willing to risk it then no problem. Maybe the Intel 510's, but those are quite the price.
I agree with this, those new SF controllers have been having issues. The Intel 510 series and the Crucial M4 are slightly slower, but have rock solid reliability. If it's going to be a boot drive I'd go for more reliability personally.

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this any better?
You don't need a psu that large unless you plan on SLI in the future. If going SLI I'd ditch that case, unless you're going to put the video cards under water. The Corsair cases aren't very good for air cooling performance.
Edited by HWI - 8/1/11 at 5:18am
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post #19 of 20
If there is any place you can get the Z68XP-UD4 For the same price i'd get that as the onboard HDMI is nice to have for toubleshooting video cards and such, My friend just got one and in the UK it's only £2 more...
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