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[QUOTE=Pendulum;14440394]Are you sure you want to drop this much on a rig with IB/BD and the next gen of GPUs around the corner?[/QUHonestly for all we know the next gen GPUs can be as much of a upgrade as the GTX 590 was from the GTX 580... you really can't take everything people say truthfully.
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Are you sure you want to drop this much on a rig with IB/BD and the next gen of GPUs around the corner?
Honestly for all we know the next gen GPUs can be as much of a upgrade as the GTX 590 was from the GTX 580... you really can't take everything people say truthfully.
post #73 of 87
OP, I would suggest changing your thread title to "help me build a $1500 rig" so you'd actually get advice on the component list instead of everyone telling you to not spend $5k on a computer.

For your purposes, that's plenty to spend on a computer, especially if monitor/mouse/keyboard are not included.

To be honest though, since you have the money, I'd upgrade the monitor to a Dell U2711, and get a nice mechanical keyboard like a Das, Deck, or Ducky. These Devices are how you interact with the computer and you'll use them every single day. Every product I named above are money, you won't regret buying them, trust me

Bank the rest, and upgrade your computer over the next 2-3 years as components become obsolete. Basically add RAM and HDD, and replace the GPU (sell old one) in 2 yrs and you'll be fine.

A word on the case and the cooler: I'd recommend a nice air cooling case like the Silverstone RV02 or FT02 since you're going with air cooling. They are cool and quiet.

For the cooler, Thermaltake Silver Arrow, Archon, or Noctua NH-D14 are top end, but go w/ the Archon b/c the other two will make it hard to replace/add RAM.

Don't worry about sealed water coolers leaking, they're well made and Corsair at least have very good replacement policy. Get a H80 to go w/ the cases mentioned above, and a pair of nice fans like the Gentle Typhoon AP-15, and OC your CPU to 4.5ghz+
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I think i already have my rig all figured out... I don't know tough still kinda stumped on either GTX 580 SLi or a GTX 590 SLi
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I think i already have my rig all figured out... I don't know tough still kinda stumped on either GTX 580 SLi or a GTX 590 SLi
GTX 580 SLI will be more than enough. Keep it until they become sluggish (in 2 yrs prolly), then sell them and replace with whatever's new 2 years from now.
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should i do a 3 way Sli or what? or would that just be overkill?
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honestly, i would just build a micro atx build with one gtx 580 and put the rest of the money away for other things. i mean, a computer isnt everything that makes the experience. i would get a baller 2.1 sound system, or a nice 5.2 surround sound system using home audio stuff (aka not buy logitech) and a chair and a desk if you need. more things go into making the experience awesome than the computer. and beyond the 1200 dollar mark, the amount of awesome that you gain per dollar begins to decrease drastically.

heres the list:
case: micro atx case (space is valuable IMO) (i like the silverstone FT03)
processor: 2500 (or 2600 but if it is just for gaming, 2600 will be pointless)
motherboard: micro atx gaming (like the asus ROG)
solid state drive + standard HDD for movies and music and pics
one gtx 580 (really, just for BF3, dont SLI. it will run on awesome settings with a single card.)
nice sound card (maybe something with optical out so you can hook up a receiver)
wireless internet card if you want it, or whatever card you think you will need. maybe you will want a TV tuner or one of those Killer NIC cards later.
power supply
dvd drive (maybe one that does blueray or whatever as well)

then get a comfortable chair, desk, 2.1 or 5.2 sound system (OR headphones, headphone amp, and a buttkicker transducer. you know you want one.)
Edited by Skoobs - 8/2/11 at 3:53pm
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post #79 of 87
i was gonna buy from cyberpower but from seeing their prices, parts/installation etc...
im gonna just have a crack at it myself

$5000 is way too much for a single computer imo
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neither.... get this since you got the money

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127589

Get one first... this alone will play BF3. Down the road say next year when needed then add another one.

Keep in mind a quality 850 watt psu is all you need for SLI 580

If you plan on SLI 590 than get 1000 watt psu

If you plan on 3-way SLI 580 then get a 1200 watt psu.

I will personally get SLI GTX 590 because that just down right awesome. Yes people here will say how you waste money etc...overkill etc.... but who cares if you got the cash to blow just do it.... you will have no regrets....As I said before $3000 buxs can get you SLI GTX 590s.

One more thing... just get the i5-2500K and OC it ... you will get the same performance in gaming vs. the i7-2600k OC.
Edited by mcc21 - 8/2/11 at 9:08pm
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