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is this mobo good?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157229

and ready for the next gen chip?
yea it's a decent motherboard. Plus for the price, its features are hard to beat
    
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post #32 of 45
Definitely 120GB on the SSD, at least. Don't go 60.

I'd also say go with the 2500K. They don't run hot so scope out either a Hyper 212+ aircooler or something like the Corsair H60.

If you're only going 1080p on a single monitor, you don't need 2 vid cards. Pick a single powerful one. I have the GTX570, handles all games at 1080p, but if I were in the market I'd look at stretching to a GTX580 right now. I don't like ATI drivers / control panel but that's just me and both camps have great cards right now.

PS: Get a high-quality PSU, don't skimp on it.
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post #33 of 45
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500$ for a gtx 580 is a lot of money!!!!!!!!!!!11 hahahah.

I wanted a hd6950 so I can flash it to 6970 but my dream got crushed 2 hours ago when somebody replied that the hd6950 cannot be flashed anymore

As a cooler I will go with H100 or straight to a Rasa kit and experiment.
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post #34 of 45
Just buy a 6970. Great card, Lot less than a 580.

That ASRock board you are looking at is great, That and a 2500k = Win

What's your build looking like now?
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post #35 of 45
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This was my amd setup:

AMD SETUP:
Case: NZXT Phantom White 139$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146067
Motherboard: Asus V Crosshair Formula 230$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131735
CPU: Bulldozer
GPU: HD 6950 Sapphire Toxic 2GB (Planning to flash it to 6970) 290$
If flashing is not possible what cards recommend for that price? (crossfire/sli soon )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102951
Power Supply: Rosewill BRONZE Series 1000W Bronze Certified 130$
(I have no clue about PS but this one has good reviews and is 70$ cheap)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182188
RAM: G.Skill 8GB 58$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231428
Monitor: Acer 23” 1080p 160$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009255
Mouse: Razer Deathadder 48$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826153055
Keyboard: Razer Lycosa 70$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823114004
Windows 7 64bit: 100$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116986
HD 1: WD 1TB 7200RPM 80$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136533
HD 2: OCZ Vertex 3 Sata III 120GB 220$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227706
DVD: Asus 24x DVD burner 21$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204

and this the intel setup:

Intel SETUP:
Motherboard: AsRock P67 150$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157229
CPU: i5 2500k 220$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072
GPU: HD 6950 Sapphire Toxic 2GB (Planning to flash it to 6970) 290$
If flashing is not possible what cards recommend for that price?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102951
Power Supply: Rosewill BRONZE Series 1000W Bronze Certified 130$
(I have no clue about PS but this one has good reviews and is 70$ cheap)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182188
RAM: G.Skill 8GB 58$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231428
Monitor: Acer 23” 1080p 160$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009255
Mouse: Razer Deathadder 48$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826153055
Keyboard: Razer Lycosa 70$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823114004
Windows 7 64bit: 100$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116986
HD 1: WD 1TB 7200RPM 80$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136533
HD 2: OCZ Vertex 3 Sata III 120GB 220$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227706
DVD: Asus 24x DVD burner 21$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204


The cooling I choose.

Both amd/itnel
Cooling system: Here is a question I have. If I want to cool my cpu/gpu is a rasa kit 240 enough to cool both? or do I need a 360?
Cooling Kit: Rasa kit 240/360
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11..._Kit_-HOT.html
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12..._Kit-_HOT.html
GPU: EK Radeon HD 6970 Liquid Cooling Block 110$
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...EN_Nickel.html
Barb Fitting: Bitspower Chrome G1/4 2.99 x2
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...ml?id=RAs8ToQC
Or just a H100: 100$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181017

But now I'm at work.. so all the information you guys provide me I have to go home and re-investigate to assemble a new machine.. and trying to get a GOOOD BABY without destroying my bank account :$:$
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post #36 of 45
Full loop water cooling will destroy your bank account.

Have to consider all the expensive GPU backplates and such too.
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post #37 of 45
Intel all the way for games i7 2600k is beast + not far away si Ivy Bridge.All recomends i5 2500k i know its beast but since you will haw to live long with ur PC then i recomend for you i7 2600k-Runs like beast ,Overclock like beast and does not coast so much also or if you are not hurry wait for Ivy Bridge and see how good it will be.

As video card gtx580 should run all whats on game market now.

And ye gradz on baby
post #38 of 45
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Quick question to get it out. HD 6950 is NO LONGER POSSIBLE to flash it to 6970???? or I can still purchase a 6950 and flash it. If I can.. can someone post a video card from newegg or another website so I can purchase it? thanks!!!
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nobody like me anymore T.T
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